April 26th, 2007

Trickle-Down Fear-Mongering 101

by Philip Baruth

Vice President Dick Cheney, September 8, 2004, on the real dangers of electing a Democratic President:

9/11“It’s absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we’ll get hit again and we’ll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States.”

Former New York Mayor and current Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani, April 26, 2007, on the real dangers of electing a Democratic President:

“The question is going to be: How long does [the fight against terrorism] take, and how many losses will we have along the way? . . . And I truly believe that if we go back on defense for a period of time, we’re going to ultimately have more losses and it’s going to go on much longer.”

And of course, Hillary and Bill Clinton, as reported in the current edition of Time, on the real dangers of electing a Democratic President other than Hillary:

“Both Clintons have made the case to potential fund raisers that the U.S. will probably suffer a terrorist attack on the scale of 9/11 after the next President is sworn in — and that Hillary is the only Democratic candidate capable of handling such a crisis because of her Senate Armed Services Committee tenure and her years in the White House.”

Everyone clear on that? Probably we’ll lose another major landmark, a chunk of the Pentagon, and another 3,000 American lives.

Now that’s what VDB calls working across the aisle.
Centrism at its very finest.