Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Democrats Never Meant What They Said About Afghanistan

From Hullabaloo:

Escalation is a bad idea. The Democrats backed themselves into defending the idea of Afghanistan being The Good War because they felt they needed to prove their macho bonafides when they called for withdrawal from Iraq. Nobody asked too many questions sat (sic) the time, including me. But none of us should forget that it was a political strategy, not a serious foreign policy.

Emphasis mine.

You aren't going to see that put bluntly anywhere else, probably, but Digby is completely honest.

Democrats lie because the truth causes voters to support other candidates. This is the lesson Democrats learned from Walter Mondale's disasterous 1984 campaign for the presidency, when he told voters he was going to raise their taxes. Since then, Democrats have constantly promised not to raise taxes then raised them anyway and done all sorts of things Americans don't want them to do. Apparently, moonbats don't even think it necessary to keep this truth under wraps anymore.

This revelation helps us unwrap other Democrat lies in short order. It's why Obama flip-flops with impunity on every issue he campaigned on. He didn't really mean Americans would have the same health care options as Congressmen. He didn't really mean he wasn't going to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 per year. He didn't really mean proposed laws would be posted online for 5 days before Obama took action on them. And so on.

The mask has slipped and we've now seen the ugly face of the Democratic Party, one that doesn't mind lying to voters when they know the truth could damage them. But will Americans remember this in 2010?

H/T: National Review.