And Speaker Gingrich is absolutely right! Yesterday the Speaker said “the thought of California Rep. Nancy Pelosi becoming the next leader of the House and being third in line to the presidency is frightening” he went on to say some other freighting things:
“The prospect of her bringing San Francisco values and a whole attitude on foreign policy that is, I think, an attitude of weakness and appeasement and surrender, I think, would be a disaster for the country," the outspoken Republican said.
Gingrich said keeping power out of the hands of Pelosi, the House minority leader, and other Democrats is one of the reasons he was in South Carolina this week raising money for the GOP.
On Wednesday, Gingrich was at a fundraiser for Ralph Norman, the White House's chosen opponent for U.S. Rep. John Spratt, the 5th District Democrat who is Pelosi's assistant minority leader.
To suggest that "any Democrat is for appeasement is ridiculous" and "shows how desperate the Republicans are," Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said. "We know we have a dangerous world out there," he said, but "fear-mongering is not helpful to the situation."
The former Georgia congressman said he wakes up every day worried about national security and the potential loss of U.S. cities to nuclear attacks.
"If you think, as I do, that we're in the early stages of an emerging third world war, the world is truly dangerous on a scale that I think, in a worst case, could lead to losing several American cities to nuclear weapons in our lifetime," he said.
Gingrich, who says his decision on seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 will wait until late next year, says there are plenty of reasons to worry about nuclear bombs destroying U.S. cities.
"Start with the North Korean drive to get nuclear weapons and ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles), then go to the Iranian drive to get nuclear weapons, then go to the fact that Pakistan has probably between 50 and 100 nuclear weapons with an unstable dictatorship," he said. Then, look at al-Qaida's willingness to "kill as many Americans as they can find" and Iran's recruitment of suicide bombers, he said.
"If you have active, overt enemies who are religiously different and who believe that killing you would be a good thing in their religious terms and they're willing to die in order to kill you," Gingrich said, "how hard is it to imagine a suicide bomber willing to walk in with a nuclear weapon?"
We don’t really want the Democrats in charge, do we?
We all know anti-war candidate Ned Lamont beat Joe Lieberman in the primary. But look at Lamont's strategy for the war in Iraq. He's calling for a "phased pullout". A "phased pullout"? this so called "phased pullout" would send yet another signal to our enemies to simply wait us out. Osama and others of his ilk consider America impatient, lacking resolve and unwilling to sacrifice. Believe me when I tell you this action would fuel this sentiment not only to the terrorist organizations out to kill us, but to the rouge nations out there that are gradually seeing the U.S. as weak!
Remember our hasty pullout from Vietnam, and subsequent failure to abide by promises made to the South Vietnamese, result; a bloodbath in Southeast Asia that left 3 million or more dead! I’ve yet to hear true remorse for the forced consequences the SV suffered though from the anti-war crowd.
For insight into the Democrats brand of appeasement foreign policy, I present, Jimmy Carter. Just a few months into his presidency, he urged Americans to reconsider our "inordinate fear of communism" and kissed Leonid Brezhnev on the cheek. Soon after, Brezhnev invaded Afghanistan, Way to go!
I could run down a whole litany of Carter snafus but for yours and my sanity I’ll keep it to this. It's no surprise Carter is a staunch Bush critic, funny that under his watch he helped usher in the "Iranian Revolution" of 1979 by leaning on the Shah of Iran to "release political prisoners." To show their gratitude, Iranians seized 90 hostages at the U.S. Embassy, holding 52 of them for 444 days, before releasing them minutes after Ronald Reagan took office. At the time of the hostage crisis, Carter sent what some called a believer-to-believer letter in longhand to the Ayatollah Khomeini. The letter praised the ayatollah as a "man of God"
Democratic leadership more times than not have been on the wrong side of history. When they’re not taxing us to death or spending like there’s no tomorrow, they’re pushing unsustainable, unrealistic and unproven socialism down our throats! Oh before I hear all about Democrats hating Republican spending let me put that to rest right now. The only thing they hate about Republican spending is that it’s Republicans doing the spending and not them!
The so-called Democratic Leadership recently released the six-pronged "New Direction for America" agenda for change: Real security and immediate phased pullout in Iraq; higher minimum wage; more affordable college; energy independence and lower gas prices; affordable health care; and something called "Retirement Security and Dignity," which calls for shoring up private pensions.
WOW! Notice anything missing? Not one word about North Korea. Not one word about Iran. And virtually every one of the six Democrat initiatives requires greater federal government intrusion, higher taxes and contempt for the private sector to compete and innovate. Is this their idea of "fiscal responsibility"?
Hears a question for Nancy Pelosi or any other Democrats who attack Republicans for out-of-control spending and calls for fiscal responsibility; Aside from Defense, where should government cut back? ...Crickets...
The fact is through all of our faults, miscommunication and differing ideas on a wide range of issues, the Republican Party with conservative ideas, principles and values are better equipped to fight the GWOT and move this country out of the failed social programs of the past and into the future.
We have got to do everything in our power to keep both houses. The Pelosi’s, Reid’s and Schumer's will continue to damage this county by promoting the liberal idea of equality. Bring this county down so we can all be equally miserable!