August 17, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
Orrin Hatch is a Republican Senator from Utah. Hatch says Demo win could help terrorists.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, who continuously decries the bitter partisanship in Washington, implied this week that Democratic success in November's election could result in terrorist attacks on America.
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I don't get you dems. What is wrong with saying that the policies of one party are more likely to weaken or endanger the country than those of another? I believe that (though in most areas there is little or no important difference between dems and repugs) the repugs have _enormously_ weakened and endangered the country -- that they have, uh, helped terrorists! Surely you believe this too. You do, don't you? Or do you think the repugs are doing just fine?
The issue is _not_ that repugs have politicized security -- something dems should do, but lack the courage and clarity to do -- but that they have, in fact, hurt our security. That is what needs to be said. Not some whinging about how mean the repugs are to say these awful things about us. Weak, weak, weak. Whine, whine, whine. What a perfect dem you are!
The real question is whether Republicans, having exploited both actual and incipient terror attacks for political gain, might go further by supporting or fomenting terror in order to retain or regain power (if that hasn't already happened).
The gaps that separate exploiting terror, overlooking terror, and cultivating terror for political gain are occupied by a continuum of moral choices that are meaningless to antisocial personalities.
Whether naive or complicit, those on the right who support the morally bankrupt views and policies of the Republican leadership are most responsible for the chaos that is descending on us.
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