Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Heavy Thinkers Come Out Swinging

One thing about a presidential speech, or the prospect of one, even, is it refocuses the debate; for that reason alone, Bush's speech will have a laudatory effect. There are plenty of excellent contributions out there already; unfortunately, none of those excellent contributions will figure in this post.

Nope, this post is about those heavy Democratic thinkers, or, as they've come to be called, the Party of No:

John Kerry's suggestions to the President are eviscerated by the Belgravia Dispatch...

The ever-reliable Tom Maguire notes that the divisive, combative Nancy Pelosi is judged 'scary' by a group of kids (from the mouth of babes!)...

And Charles Rangel, hack congressman extraordinaire, has a post up at Huff 'n' Puff so bad, so poorly written, so devoid of any meaningful content, that I shall quote it in its entirety:
As we're waiting for the President's speech, I'm telling you -- as an American with a heavy heart -- that this war is going to get much worse. Even some of the hawkish members of Congress are disheartened. The President's going to say that if you don't support the war, you're against the troops. That's nothing but politics. He doesn't believe that Americans are entitled to know how we got into the war, and refuses to reveal how he plans to get out. The President is like a person in a dark room feeling the walls for the light. We want to make certain that the President tells us what he is doing, and we won't agree to anything less.
Charles Rangel: the voice of reason for a new generation (hat tip to RealClearPolitics for the BD and Rangel stories)...

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