Rush Was Right...
Democrats Sat Whenever the ‘V’ Word Was Uttered
The most dramatic statement in the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night did not come from the president, and it was made without speaking a single word. During his speech, President Bush spoke with conviction about the importance of achieving victory in Iraq:
“This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we are in. Every one of us wishes that this war were over and won. Yet it would not be like us to leave our promises unkept, our friends abandoned, and our own security at risk. Ladies and gentlemen: On this day, at this hour, it is still within our power to shape the outcome of this battle. So let us find our resolve, and turn events toward victory.”
The majority party’s response to that statement, and others, made more of an impression on me than anything the president said. In response to his call to “turn events toward victory,” the majority of congressional Democrats sat on their hands.