August 26, 2008, - 4:15 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve been at movie screenings all day (seeing lotsa pure dreck), but am back now.
I hope you’ll note how the Democratic Party Platform has shifted in just four years. Good-bye, national security and terrorism, hello . . . gay rights, gun control, and illegal aliens.
Oh, and it gets worse. Not only do the dems not think terrorism is a problem, they think we need to “understand the circumstances and beliefs that underpin extremism.” More liberal BS about the “root cause” of terrorists, rather than condemning them. Nauseating:
In 2004, national security and terrorism had top billing and took up the first half of the Democratic Party platform, which was the first since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The platform promised retaliation for a terrorist attack with “overwhelming and devastating force,” making reference to the “war on terror” seven times. It identified winning “the global war against terror” as the primary national-security challenge.
A draft of this year’s platform refers to a general “war on terror” just once and argues for policies that “expand our understanding of the circumstances and beliefs that underpin extremism.”
As for the planks that sound like “moderation,” it’s as phony as Barack Obama.