ELDER PATRIOT – In the 1960’s the Left was repeating the mantra “Better dead than Red,” while the brave men of our military were fighting the spread of communism in Southeast Asia. The Left – that includes RINO’s like John McCain – has repeated proven that it has no interest in defending freedom. Don’t misinterpret that, they love fighting wars as long as they’re other countries’ wars.
The same feckless senators who quietly appeased the Kim’s while North Korea developed nuclear weapon capabilities are now screaming that the new sheriff is going to trigger a nuclear confrontation by pissing off the younger Kim.
These are the descendants of the Neville Chamberlain schools of appeasement that allowed Hitler to destroy half the world.
So what exactly did President Trump say that was so out of line? Was it:
- “We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the insert country have above ground in any city. “We shall destroy their docks, their factories, and their communications. Let there be no mistake; we shall completely destroy insert country power to make war.
“If they do not accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air the like of which has never been seen on this earth.”
Or, was it this:
- If insert country developed and used an atomic weapon, “we would quickly and overwhelmingly retaliate. It would mean the end of their country as they know it.”
Or was it this:
- “Insert country best not make anymore threats to the United States, they will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen.”
The first quote came from a Democrat at a time when the Dems still understood freedom, loved America and were prepared to defend her. Harry Truman had already dropped one atomic bomb on Japan and was preparing to drop another when he said that. Show them your baseball bat and show them that you’re prepared to use it. That’s the way to negotiate with tyrants.
The second quote came from another Democrat in 1993, Bill Clinton, while visiting our ally, South Korea. The The New York Times applauded the president’s bravado with this headline, “Clinton’s Warning Irks North Korea.” Like every other Leftist Clinton was long on bravado but when it comes time to put up or shut up they blame someone else to blame.
Leading Dems and John McCain publicly condemned President Trump’s stern warning to North Korea. These are the same worthless “leaders” who stood by and did nothing for 25 years while the Kim’s developed nuclear weapons and the ICBM technology to deliver those payloads
McCain criticized the president’s remarks thusly:
“I take exception to the president’s comments because you gotta’ be able to do what you say you’re going to do…. In other words, the old walk softly but carry a big stick, Teddy Roosevelt’s saying, which I think is something that should’ve applied because all it’s going to do is bring us closer to a serious confrontation.”
McCain has been a senator since 1987. He was there every step along the way while North Korea was becoming a hostile nuclear power. He can’t possibly argue that Americans are safer today than when he was first elected to the senate in 1987. Can he?
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that, “President Trump is not helping the situation with his bombastic comments.”
Feinstein was first elected to the senate in 1992. What’s her excuse?
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called Trump’s “fire and fury” quote “reckless rhetoric.”
Schumer’s senate career began in 1998.
But, as we would expect of the nearly senile incoherent House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), came the most absurd comments saying that the president’s remarks “demonstrate weakness” and are “recklessly belligerent.”
Pelosi was first elected to the House in 1987. It only seems like she was there to welcome Harry Truman when he was elected to the House of Representatives.
President Trump’s relatively equivalent “bombastic” threat to Kim only outrages the Left because they know he is prepared to act on it.
The Left has told us there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves from any threats – any move to destroy ISIS or al-Qaeda only strengthens them, any attempt to restore order to our communities by rounding up and deporting MS-13 gang members makes them stronger, and now any attempt to protect ourselves from rogue nuclear powers (N. Korea and Iran), that they helped create, demonstrates weakness.
John McCain is fond of citing Teddy Roosevelt so I wonder what he would say to Teddy’s famous “The Main in the Arena” speech?
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
John you’re free to go cower with your Leftist buddies in your homes while we take care of business.
Fortunately for those of us who still cherish freedom and are prepared to defend it at all cost, we have a president who is cut from the same cloth.