"I just can’t believe how opportunistic the senator from Massachusetts can become," writes Big Pharaoh of Hello from the Land of the Pharaohs Egypt. We would change one word of that sentence: "become." Opportunism has been John F. Kerry's modus operandi from Day One of his all-about-me moral career. BP continues:
Heeding advice from fellow democrats, Kerry went on the "offensive" by saying something very interesting: (Iraq was) the wrong war, in the wrong place at the wrong time. . . . It is now clear that Kerry will stump his feet on anything just to get elected . . . He’s not just the Flip-Flopper, he became the Opportunistic Flip-Flopper . . .
Kerry should learn from an older fellow democrat, senator Joe Lieberman. This great man who disagrees with Bush on many things knows what is at stake in Iraq. He knows the Middle East quite well and knows that Iraq is the region’s hope of creating a decent country . . . America should show unity over a war that received tremendous bipartisan approval. Kerry’s latest position weakens the US resolve in Iraq and sends the wrong signal to Iraqis and the world.
One of Bush’s most powerful, if not the most powerful, statement in his acceptance speech was "You Know Where I Stand" period.
[via Omar of Iraq the Model]
Big Pharaoh would appreciate George Will's column in the Washington Post this morning, "Bad News for Kerry":
Bush says that "liberty is the design of nature" and that "freedom is the right and the capacity of all mankind," [write] James W. Ceaser and Daniel DiSalvo, political scientists at the University of Virginia . . . in the fall issue of the Public Interest, [arguing] that what makes Bush's foreign policy distinctive is its attempt to implement an idea.
Kerry is the candidate of the intellectually vain -- of those who, practicing the politics of condescension, consider Bush moronic. But Kerry is unwilling to engage Bush's idea.
The intellectually vain imagine they know what's best for the "little people." Bubba's grating "What if you spend YOUR money WRONG?" and Hillary's equally condescending "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good," blogged here, come to mind. They ought to stop talking and start listening to the voices of those they claim to speak for. But whether or not they listen, those voices are speaking out and being heard, thanks to the new technologies. As we wrote in a 9/11 reflection here a few weeks back
9/11 awoke another sleeping giant, one that may have been slouching towards some kind of cyberBethlehem waiting to be born even as world attention was focused elsewhere. We're speaking, of course, of the blogosphere. A virtual lamp beside the golden door, this new medium was a beacon to the virtual "huddled masses yearning to breathe free" in the wake of 9/11, giving voice to those who had been voiceless -- Iraqi bloggers, milbloggers, homefront bloggers and bloggers of every stripe, seekers of wisdom and truth who weren't buying what effete academic elites and mainstream media pack journalists were selling anymore.
We add to that list Egyptian bloggers like Big Pharaoh, who are able to see from half a world away what our media elites refuse to see right in front of their noses.