The head of Alabama's Republican Party has an offer for Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean: She'll pay for the plane ticket if he will come campaign with Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lucy Baxley.
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh said Friday she would foot the cost of Dean's flight to Alabama if he'd come stand with Baxley and explain his party's position on issues including abortion, gay marriage, gun rights and taxes.
Sounds like a strategy to me. All Howard has to do is open his mouth and the most idiotic things seem to come out. Like this:
"You know, people say the Republicans are tough on defense. How can you be tough on defense if five years after 9/11, Osama bin Laden is still at large, the Iranians are about to get nuclear weapons, North Korea's quadrupled their nuclear weapons stash. . . .
Explain to me how it is that this president is tough on defense? I think this president is weak on defense and he's hurt America because he hasn't done the right thing.
This country is in the worst shape since Richard Nixon, and probably before that... We've lost the high moral high ground everywhere in the world. We want to be respected around the world again. We want our moral authority to be restored, because part of defending America is not just well-armed troops; it's having the high moral ground."
Okay. To my Democratic friends that claim the GOP campaigns on moral grounds, how do you explain this? Whose moral ground is more moral here? Better yet, if we had captured Osama by now, would we be anymore moral than we are now? Would the war on terror be over? What are Mr. Dean's alternative solutions? It's easy to describe a problem, but solving it is altogether another matter. And their moral ground isn't any more moral than the GOP.
Would all of the world's problems be solved? Would our foreign critics feel we are more moral? And if so, why?
How about Iran? Is it George Bush's fault that the Iranians are about to get nukes? North Korea? Does anyone believe that if Al Gore would have won in 2000 or John Kerry in 2004, these things would not have happened? If you do, I have a mountain cabin in Florida I will sell you dirt cheap.
Look, here's the bottom line:
Criticize the President and his administration all you want, both generally and specifically. But, do not insult our intelligence by claiming that a Democratic President would be a pancea and cure all of the world's ills, just because he is a Democrat. (Example: Carter.) Democrats cannot expect the majority of the American people to vote for them, when all they do is complain, while not providing a plan to accomplish this. "We would have done better" may work in the schoolyard or in a tavern somewhere, but this is a grown-up and sober world now.