Monday, October 03, 2005

Those who forget history....

...are doomed to repeat it!

Have the Democrats learned nothing? It's a veritable feeding frenzy amongst the left after the recent indictment of House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) on campaign finance violations.

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the DeLay indictment:

DeLay's indictment "is the latest example that Republicans in Congress are plagued by a culture of corruption at the expense of the American people."

Howard Dean, Chairman of the DNC:

Today, the state of Texas is doing what the Republican-controlled federal government has failed repeatedly to do, which is hold Republicans in Washington accountable for their culture of corruption. This alleged illegal activity reaches to the highest levels of the Republican Party.

These statements were issued within hours of the DeLay indictment.

Let's go back to 2004, approximately one week before the Presidential election.

John Kerry was so quick to blast President Bush upon the revelation of the Democrat's "October surprise". When it was revealed that 380 tons of explosives disappeared from the Al-Qaqaa munitions plant in Iraq after our troops arrived in Baghdad in early 2003, Kerry seized the moment. Since it was only a week before the general election, the Kerry camp came out with a TV ad where Kerry himself said the following:

The obligation of a Commander in Chief is to keep our country safe. In Iraq, George Bush has overextended our troops and now failed to secure 380 tons of deadly explosives. The kind used for attacks in Iraq, and for terrorist bombings. His Iraq misjudgments put our soldiers at risk, and make our country less secure. And all he offers is more of the same. As President, I'll bring a fresh start to protect our troops and our nation. I'm John Kerry and I approved this message.

This hastily run ad was put out in spite of the cautions issued by Richard Holbrooke, one of Kerry's top advisors.

You don't know the truth and I don't know the truth. I don't know the truth.

It turns out that Mr. Kerry jumped to conclusions. The day after the Al-Qaqaa story broke, Major Austin Pearson, US Army, talked about his team removing explosives from the site.

The story was never brought up again...

....and Kerry lost the election

.....and Democrats lost seats in the House and Senate.

Are there any suggestions as to how the Democrats will recover this time if DeLay is cleared?

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