Jewish World Review
Feb. 24, 2006
/ 26 Shevat, 5766
"Suddenly, Moses spots an extraordinary phenomenon: a bush is burning, yet is not consumed…he turns towards the Bush...suddenly a voice is heard. God speaks to Moses and charges him with the responsibility of saving the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt…."
And some saw the Burning Bush in the polls and thought it was a sign to fire their President.
For all their anti-religious right wing fervor, the Bush bashers seem to have landed on a Bible story that works for them. However they seem to have misinterpreted the intended message.
Had Moses taken away the same meaning as Gore and Dean, Jews would have spent their time blaming each other for their slavery without focusing on escape and following G-d's guidance to the Holy Land.
Such is the state of the Democratic Party today. Their intent to trash the president in time of war, and with it, unknowingly the American people, is all too obvious.
If they can't win elections they will damn well try to burn Bush until they do.
War is Bane and Banner to Presidents
During 9/11/2001, we all witnessed the burning, collapsing twin towers and the ruins of the Pentagon. We witnessed innocent Americans jumping to sure death off upper floors thousands of feet in the air, just to avoid being crushed and or burned to death. We gaped at planes full of Americans, flying into the Pentagon and smashing into fertile farmland in Pennsylvania. We glimpsed heroic firemen and police going into the towers to save people only to lose their own lives.
Our Congress on both sides of the aisle stood behind our President and assigned him the job of doing whatever was necessary to kill the enemy before the enemy murdered the rest of us.
This unity lasted until the first inkling of political advantage was read into the situation. Like all wars, this one had surprises and American troops lost in battle and bombings.
Then we found out our president has seen fit to tap conversations between al Qaeda and US citizens. Never mind we haven't had an attack on US soil in 4 1/2 years. Of course Bush went to Congress and explained what he was doing, many times. Just the same, Democrats are screaming for Bush's head, before all the facts are known.
Yet NO Democrat has told Bush to stop. When asked directly, ex Senator Tom Daschle said the President should keep the wiretap program going.
Controlling People are First to Lose Control
In the middle of a blistering anti-Bush speech, Gore surprisingly cited the precedence of "Our greatest President Abraham Lincoln, suspend(ing) Habeas corpus during the Civil War" and President Wilson abused his power with Red Scares and Palmer Raids both before and after WW1. Then Al "No Controlling Legal Authority" Gore points to the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans in concentration camps from 1942 until 1945, although he fails to mention Presidents FDR and Truman as the culprits. He also points to the illegal wiretapping of Dr. King without pointing out this "crime" took place during JFKs' administration. Sadly, through his quizzical Tourrette's of honesty, Al forgets the illegal unwarranted searches committed by his heroes, Presidents Carter and the impeached President Clinton. Didn't Al have something to do with the latter administration? I've forgotten; seems like Al has also.
Al stupefies his audience when he proclaims, "But in each of these cases, when the conflict and turmoil subsided, the country recovered its equilibrium and absorbed the lessons learned in a recurring cycle of excess and regret."
HELLO, IS ANYBODY HOME? Hearings on the Bush wiretaps of terrorists have started, generally revealing a softening attitude by Democrats. If I were a cynic, I'd say that was because the polls favor Bush on this issue. Other than your deep hatred of Bush, just what were you trying to convey?
The real crime was committed when Al went to the land of Saud in order to castigate his country for their ill treatment of Arabs. Was putting our boys and girls in Iraq and Afghanistan in further danger worth the big bucks you got over there, Mr. Gore?
Never Give Your Enemy More Credence Than Your Leader
Bin Laden, Gore's opening act, recently pointed out polls indicating the war is not popular in America at this point. He claims Bush is losing the war while desperately offering a long term truce to the American people that disagree with Bush. Wonder if he'll run as Hillary's VP.
Democrats want to torch Bush so much; they've lost sight of their origins and our mutual enemies. Americans shouldn't reward the left for hijacking our president during a war. Let them earn their vote. Maybe if the Democrats had a plan, they'd have a clue.
Seems like Cheney, all they're capable of doing is taking cheap shots.
"How far would Moses have come if he had taken a poll in Egypt?" Harry S Truman
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