Bush Really IS a Uniter
Everyone laughed at Boy George in 2000 when he claimed he was “a uniter not a divider.” But seven years later, he’s making good on his promise.
A lot of Republicans and Independents, and most Democrats, are united against President
Ted Kennedy got a standing ovation recently when he said “Iraq is George Bush’s Vietnam! Echoes of that disaster are all around us today!” One crucial difference is that Vietnam ended up uniting Republicans against those “Soft on Communism” Democrats who “lost” Vietnam. Democrats have spent the last few decades trying to fight off the label of “Soft On _________” (Communism, crime, drugs, terrorism, you name it).
But now the Democrats aren’t intimidated any more by those meaningless slogans. It’s gotten to the point where mainstream Democrats aren’t even afraid to be seen with leftwing groups like Move On and Win Without War. A former Democratic chairman said “We don’t want to come off looking like wimps,” but “we’re jumping all over ourselves now to see who can be the toughest on Bush and the war.”
It’s about time.