|My thoughts on recent comments from Nancy Pelosi
||[Aug. 26th, 2008|11:13 am]
"I think that women, we have to get away from the politics of victim. This is about you go out there and you fight." - Nancy Pelosi|
Some words of actual wisdom from the House Speaker. Democrats seem to be notorious for using the "politics of victim" - not only in regards to women, but as well as racial/ethnic issues as well. This is not to say that there aren't legitimate issues to be dealt with, but it's a matter of how you go about it. Treating a certain group of people (however you want to categorize people) as victims, and continually telling them that they are, never really seems to actually help them.
"You name it, there isn't anything that's been improved in this [Bush] administration. We must turn this around and take the country in a new direction. I'll leave it to the academics and later I'll see what happened and analyze it, but right now we're in a fight." - Nancy Pelosi
Not a single thing? Maybe she's blind to the fact that the Democrats have continually blocked Bush's attempts to improve things (Social Security being one of several) which is in my view their plan, to deny Bush credit for anything good, at the expense of the country or not.
She's also clearly blind to the fact that our policies towards combating terrorism, while still not perfected/ideal, have been dramatically improved over the Clinton years (which is of course when al Qaeda was executing several attacks against the US as well as planning 9/11 and other plots).
Isn't her statement about not analyzing anything in the present and leaving it to others for later quite interesting?! I for one prefer to analyze things for myself, in the here and now, to the best of my ability with the resources I have, while taking in others analysis to supplement my own as well. I also see it as a sign that she realizes Bush & co. may receive higher marks from historians in the future than people give them now. Of course she can't admit any of that, wouldn't be good for her party, screw the country, right Dems?
John McCain 2008 - Country First
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