From the National Review online:
“’Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,’ Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. ‘And the country’s scared.’”
I’d love to know the way those who fought and won WWII feel about being “hardwired” to not think clearly when they were scared. Were they scared in French foxholes, being shot at by Germans? Were they scared storming the beaches of Iwo Jima or fighting their way up Omaha Beach? Were they scared on the U.S.S. Arizona while Japanese kamikazes blew them up?
Remember how you felt on 9/11 and those heart wrenching days following that. Remember watching the firemen and rescue workers run into the Twin Towers to save others and the work they did for days after, trying to find survivors. Or those brave souls on flight 93 who gave all to down a third plane in a remote Pennsylvania field rather than have MUSLIM EXTREMISTS kill more thousands of souls.
Of course we’ve been scared. But being scared is what made us brave.
Does he think for a moment that Americans can’t act and act bravely when they are scared?
The arrogance of his statement is beyond belief. This is just one more example of his condescension toward the average American; another example of his belief that America and her citizens lack exceptionalism.
What we are facing is a future of uncertainty. Small businesses can’t expand and hire more employees because they fear what the next Congress will do about taxes. Taxpayers are scared because they have no idea how this health care bill will finally play out for them. We are frightened by the total disregard for the Constitution that we see daily from those who work for us in Washington. Brave soldiers are on the frontlines in Afghanistan and Iraq while secret war documents are traitorously leaked to the world and EVERYONE is afraid for their safety.
Ambrose Redmoon said “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
We know what is more important than fear and when we face that, we act. This is nothing more than his attempt to make excuses for his failed regime and the certain failure of his party on November 2nd. We will act and we will vote them out.
And yes, born from fear of what, unchecked, they have done and will do to us as a nation.
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This WikiLeaks guy has announced that he will be releasing 15,000 more Pentagon secret documents.
photo from the NYT
Last week in the NYT, Ginger Thompson wrote what was a predictable and pathetic story on PFC BradleyManning (the “alleged” document leaker) and what a terrible life he had before he started leaking classified documents to his online pals.
He spent part of his childhood with his father in the arid plains of central Oklahoma, where classmates made fun of him for being a geek. He spent another part with his mother in a small, remote corner of southwest Wales, where classmates made fun of him for being gay.
According to Thompson, Manning was so “desperate for acceptance” that he did what is unthinkable to our men and women in uniform: he gave away secrets that he was entrusted with – secrets that could very well endanger the lives of his comrades and those who are assisting us.
“I’ve been isolated so long,” Private Manning wrote in May [to an friend online.]
Survival was something Private Manning began learning as a young child in Crescent. His father, Brian Manning, was also a soldier and spent a lot of time away from home, former neighbors recalled. His mother, Susan Manning, struggled to cope with the culture shock of having moved to the United States from her native Wales, the neighbors said.
We are supposed to feel sorry fot this guy? He got bullied as a kid. Didn’t all of us at some point in time? He came from a broken home. Haven’t many Americans also? What did he do? Join the military. How stupid is that to do as a gay man? Like he would not be more isolated or like he wouldn’t be treated as bad or worse than he was in high school. I mean seriously, if you were a gay high school student who felt isolated and bullied, would joining the military be top on your list of career choices?
So he’s getting back at everyone who abused and mistreated him and he has valid reasons to do so – according to Thompson. We just need to understand him and accept that he had a horrible life (mostly at the hands of homophobes) that inevitably led him to treason.
Hey wait! then it’s all our fault! Manning cannot be held responsible for this treason. The American people and the military are responsible for creating this creature and the circumstances that led to the release of all these dangerous documents.
Doesn’t this all sound a lot like Oliver Stone and his attempts to put “Hitler in context”? Or like Imam Rauf who said that Osama Bin Laden was “American made”? The left is hell bent on blaming the American people for the atrocities of the insane.
I accept no blame for these monsters and I won’t be accountable for their horrendous acts. I have no sympathy and no mercy for this PFC and I make no apologies for it. He needs a quick trial and a quicker hanging. He’s a traitor to his nation. I felt the same way about Timothy McVay. There can be no tolerance for this in a time when information is almost impossible to keep secret.
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