The Chicken Littles in the Democratic Party, liberal media outlets and liberal political action groups are attempting to convince voters that the sky is falling on America’s economy, our national security and Republican candidates at the national and state levels. Indeed, many Republican candidates have encouraged the liberals’ river of rhetoric by failing to lead on replacing the income tax code, restructuring Social Security, cutting federal spending and securing our borders. But the lack of Republican leadership has emboldened liberals to spin what in reality are a few acorns into a natural disaster. The real disaster will occur if we allow them to succeed.
Liberals’ latest attempt at the politics of destruction, distraction and deception is to claim that our national security is threatened because North Korea’s pipsqueak potentate Kim Jong-Il managed to test a nuclear device, and that we only encourage future Islamic terrorist attacks by killing Islamic terrorists. The ankle-biting liberal spin machine even resurrected their favorite tattered yarn that the economy is failing all but the wealthiest Americans. As usual, the facts are the first casualty in the liberals’ war to regain control of Congress.
When North Korea tested a nuclear device on October 9, the Bush administration was quick to condemn the test and moved swiftly to pursue United Nations sanctions. The diplomatic leadership of President Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.N. Ambassador John Bolton produced economic and military sanctions that were unanimously approved by the U.N. Security Council. Kim Jong-Il later apologized, saying he “is sorry about the nuclear test” and conditionally agreed to participate in future bilateral or six-party talks regarding nuclear proliferation.
Whereas the grownups in the Republican Party understand how to deal with terrorists, liberals prove time and again they have no clue how to deal with the constant threat of terrorist attacks. On June 21, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) discussed the war on terrorism in a speech on the Senate floor saying, “There are no easy answers as to how we solve the problems created by this administration. There are no easy answers as to how we work to enable the Iraqis to hold their country together and to keep it from becoming a terrorist refuge and launching pad.”
Herman Cain is the National Chairman of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute. He is the former president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., and currently is CEO and president of T.H.E. New Voice, Inc., a business and leadership consulting company.
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