Friday, July 13, 2007

Stop Picking on the President

Such is the theme of Mike Gallagher's latest article, and his target audience is his fellow Republicans. The main reason to leave the President alone? It makes people like me happy when I see Republicans attacking President Bush.
Watching a steady stream of Democrats like Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and Chuck Schumer each take their turn delightedly pummeling President Bush over the war in Iraq today, I couldn’t help but think of fellow conservatives who are starting to give aid and comfort to these Democrat Party loyal oppositionists.
"Aid and comfort" is a key phrase incidentally; loyal Republicans recognize those words as part of "giving aid and comfort to the enemy" - a definition of treason. For years Republicans of a certain stripe have been keen on punishing those who give "aid and comfort to the enemy" by criticizing President Bush and the war on terror.

As I've noted in the past, treason is a capital crime.

He basically urges his fellow Republicans to remember that in another year and a half they get a new President anyway; why not hold their fire till then. What he fails to acknowledge is that there is a possible political advantage to backing away from President Bush; America is pretty tired of him. Promising four more years of Bush-like insanity may not be a winning salespitch in 2008.

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