November 24, 2003
The left just doesn’t get the whole free speech thing. Like the Dixie Chicks story noted below, they seem to really believe that free speech includes them ’speaking out’ about whatever nonsense they’re into this week while the rest of us sit quietly by.
Here is a story about a bunch of protestors at Fort Benning (the article doesn’t even say what exactly they were protesting, I wonder if they themselves know) getting really angry that the military people at the school they were protesting dared to counter their chants with…..music. That’s like, so uncool maaaaaaan. I didn’t come here to hear patriotic music, I came to pick up chicks! The idiot protestors called the music a ‘psychological operation’ and are threatening to sue. I wish I was kidding.
So where do the loonies pick up this ‘I can speak freely but you really shouldn’t’ position? Why, from their party of choice, of course. The Democrats are having a little-girl-kicking-the-carpet fit about the RNC running a terrific ad (featuring Bush at his best, being real and being tough) in Iowa saying that the RNC is politicizing 9/11 because the ad talks about the need to take on terrorists pre-emptively and that some people think that is wrong. If it was just criticism they were dishing out, I wouldn’t be mentioning it. But no, they are demanding the RNC pull the ad. Are they drunk? Or are they dumb enough to believe that 9/11 won’t be mentioned at all in this election? I realize that the Democrats are the party of ‘moving on’ but word to the wise: the American people are nowhere near forgetting about 9/11. It will not only be an issue in this upcoming election, it will be the issue. The Dems can wish for a bad economy to focus attention upon, but they’ve got to wake up and see the number one issue is staying alive. Everything else is secondary. I maintain what I’ve said all along about election 2004: the only way to beat Bush is from the right. To say that he isn’t strong enough on terrorism, that Candidate A can do better. If the Democrats are planning to leave 9/11 out of it, I will at once join the chorus of people who believe Bush will have a landslide win against whomever the Democrats put up.
Via FreeRepublic for the first article and via Peter for the second.