Thursday, September 22, 2005

Thomas Oliphant: Kerry’s Roads Not Taken

We've said it here many times, Kerry was right. While the right wing spin doctors try to paint a dark picture of John Kerry's speech on Monday, Thomas Oliphant reminds us of the roads not taken - Kerry's Roads Not Taken. Thomas Oliphant is right... Kerry "happens to be correct."

SUPPOSE WE had a president, with barely seven months in office, pushing Congress to confront the energy crisis and stop the insane importing of oil from the Middle East.

That was the road not taken before Katrina, remember?

Suppose we had a president who had challenged the lobbyist-run Congress long before Katrina produced gargantuan costs that cannot be paid honestly: His veto would block the extension of those juicy tax cuts for wealthy investors that expire in a few years in order to force a reestablishment of the best Social Security reform of all -- fiscal sanity.

That was another road not taken, remember?

And imagine a restoration of Bill Clinton's simple proposition that recovery from disasters, natural or terrorist, is too important to be left to incompetent political cronies, and is led by a guy who is delightfully ignorant of patronage politics.

Still another road not taken.

As John Kerry had the temerity to say this week in Rhode Island: ''Today more than ever, when the path taken last year and four years earlier takes us into a wilderness of missed opportunities, we need to keep defining the critical choices over and over, offering a direction not taken but still open in the future."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine what might have happened had Kerry not let the FilthBoaters slime him for a month without responding.

Imagine what might have happened had Kerry stood and fought, instead of going wind-surfing.

Imagine what might have happened had Kerry taken as strong a stand against the Bush War as he did against the one in Vietnam.

Imagine what might have happened had Kerry not conceded Ohio before the votes were done being counted.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Ron Chusid said...

Imagine if more Democrats were more in touch with what was really going on, rather than being so uninformed that they repeat these nonsense Rovian talking points.

7:53 AM  

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