What REAL SECURITY Means
are just minutes away from announcing the differences between what REAL SECURITY
means, as opposed to Bush's weak leadership that has led us to lose Iraq. Get
ready for the criticism. Get ready to hear the question HOW? Well, until we're
in power there is no HOW, because Bush and the rubber stamp Republicans still
control the HOW.
What Democrats are saying today is that after all these years
all we have to show for the Bush brand is rhetoric, speeches and talking points.
Bush and the Republicans didn't have a plan for Iraq and they don't have a plan
for America either.
Bush offers “stay the course” and “victory”
rhetoric. He's still selling Iraq, even though they're in the middle of civil
conflict. Today, Bush gave yet another speech selling Iraq to the American people,
but he's had years to make something happen in Iraq and all he's done is bungle
Democrats offer a commitment to do what has not been done to date:
fulfill the promises to veterans; equip first responders, which still has not
been done under Bush; provide benefits to troops and their families; fully equip
and man the National Guard, which our country needs in times like Katrina; offering
a set of priorities when the American people turn the government over to us.
Bush wanted to outsource our port security.
Democrats led the argument that our national security isn't for
Bush still has not implemented the 9/11 Commission Report recommendations.
Today, Democrats pledge to do just that.
After years, Kerry's warnings and even undercover agents smuggling
nuclear components into our country, Bush and the Republicans still do nothing
about our port security.
Democrats pledge to inspect 100% of our containers coming in to
our ports. They pledge to implement the 9/11 Commission Report too.
There is more to come shortly. This is only a peek.
I've been very hard on the D.C. Democrats because they deserve
it. I'm still not 100% on board on their immigration bill, because employers
remain exempt, which is wrong. But today the national Democrats set forth a
list of priorities. I've read it and it's a start. All that's missing is the purse
strings and the chance to be in power so they can implement their ideas. But
at least they've got ideas. I'll have more a little later.