She's trying to get her learn on but keeps missing the point.When it comes to keeping them safe from terrorists’ attacks, Americans don’t look to the party of surrender. They look to the GOP, the party supported by the vast majority of military men and women. Astute Democrats are well aware of this.

Campaigning in Concord, NH, Hillary Clinton said “if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again…

It’s no surprise that the top Dem contender knows this. Sadly, it’s also no surprise that the top Dem contender views terrorism primarily in electoral terms.

She quickly tries to cover herself by saying Republicans have made the world less safe, conveniently ignoring her husband’s near complete ignoring of the issue (save for the bombing of an aspirin factory and a couple of empty tents with cruise missiles) when he was President.

Here’s what we understand, that they apparently don’t: if ‘certain things happen with respect to terrorism’, American lives may be lost. So, the President should go ahead and focus on keeping us safe from outside attack by fighting Islamic extremists in the Middle East. Most Republican leaders believe in this; many Democrats do not. It’s that simple.

To quote the White Stripes, we’ve “said it once before, but it bears repeating.” Democrats are continuing to use fear to motivate voters. Yes, that’s exactly what they claim Republicans are doing. But if you want to know what someone is up to, take a look at what they are accusing their opponents of doing. And answer this, do lines like these not sound like they are trying to instill fear?

We are less safe now that we were before 9/11.

We need a change before it’s too late!

They’ve made us less safe in the world!

All these line are typical from left-wing political hacks, and all are designed to make you think you are in grave danger without saying it. They blame Republicans for those things, more specifically President Bush. But they don’t mention the context, that we haven’t been attacked since 9/11. Is an attack coming? Probably. We can safely assume they would like to and are probably planning one. But we can also safely assume that we’ve headed off many so far, thanks to those people who’ve made us “less safe” by not surrendering.

Thanks, Hill, for showing your cards.

Cross posted here.

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