It was terrible when Bill Clinton did it. It was terrible when the Dixie Chick did it. Why don't Democrats respect the patriotic rule that you never belittle your country while your feet are standing on foreign soil? Every American is an Ambassador for the Country while abroad, and should act like it. Particularly elected officials.
Check out John Kerry in Switzerland, talking to the former head of Iran, and calling America a pariah:
What a traitor. Did that Iranian's country love us when their students kidnapped Americans for 444 days? Were we well loved the day Muslims took the Achille Lauro and killed Leon Klinghoffer, or bombed the WTC in 1991, or our embassies, or the Cole, or on 9/11? Have we ever received our deserved respect in the UN, even years before the Iraq war?
You are either with us or with the enemy. You share their opinion of us, Kerry. Go live in Iran with your new buddy.
I have to tell you, even the people reporting this are missing the point. Hillary Clinton while in Iowa was asked how her background has equipped her to deal with "evil and bad men" in the world.
Hillary added to the question the example of Osama Bin Laden as a bad man, then she grinned, and everyone laughed heartily.
Conservatives are claiming that she was referring to her husband Billy Jeff, in another Democrat "botched joke" or Freudian slip. While that would be a nice silly little "gotcha," Hillary said later in an interview that she was actually talking about the Bush Administration. See video here.
That's worthy of complete condemnation by every American, particularly those families who suffered losses on 9/11.
If anyone from Jersey is interested, I'm looking for a travel partner to head down to Washington DC this weekend (January 26-28) for a "Conservative Summit" hosted by the National Review. Check out these great speakers:
Jeb Bush, Tony Snow, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, John Boehner, John Bolton, Robert Bork, Mike Huckabee, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Rich Lowry, John O’Sullivan, Kate O’Beirne, Mark Steyn, Laura Ingraham, Kathryn Lopez, Robert P. George , Maggie Gallagher, Ramesh Ponnuru, Ed Whelan, Marvin Olasky, James Woolsey, Jerry Taylor, Ward Connerly, Byron York, Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, Pat Toomey, Ralph Reed, Ryan Sager, Mark Krikorian, Cliff May, Tamar Jacoby, Charles Murray, John Miller, Bill Kristol, Terence P. Jeffrey, Michael Steele, Abigail Thernstrom, Mona Charen, Ed Gillespie, Andrew McCarthy, Charles Kesler, Edwin J. Feulner, Michael Novak, Michelle Malkin
Here are the topics:
Debates on the war in Iraq, the role of the Religious Right, immigration, and energy policy; panels on foreign policy, social issues, domestic policy, small government, and quotas.
I found this quote from an Associated Press piece about Jim McGreevey's Book:
James McGreevey's memoir, "The Confession," came out last fall. He wrote in the book that he was forced to resign as governor after a man he loved threatened to reveal his homosexuality unless he was paid millions to stay quiet.
That book has sold 36,000 copies, according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks book sales excluding those from discount retailers and specialty stores.
36,000 copies? See Jim, no one cares.
McGreevey tried to make New Jerseyan's look bad by claiming he had to quit because he was gay, as if all the left-wingers in "Deep Blue" NJ wouldn't be able to handle it. Please. We have plenty of openly gay public officials in NJ.
McGreevey had to quit because of his MANY scandals, the last of which was putting his foreign-born boyfriend in charge of Homeland Security.
We didn't care that you were gay Jim. With only 36,000 books sold, we obviously still don't care.
The Internet is synonymous with free expression. It's the inexpensive way to get your message out to like-minded people.
If Congress has its way, that's going to change.
This week, the Senate is considering S.1, a lobbying and ethics bill. Title II, Section 220 of that bill has some pretty scary parts. If you are an Internet Blogger who reaches more than 500 people, you better not post anything that says, "Contact your congressman."
If you do, you have to register as a lobbyist. That means quarterly reporting, expense reporting, etc. Suddenly, this free, important and inexpensive hobby of blogging will turn into and enormous pain in the rear end.
A good description of just how bad this can be for grassroots organizations and bloggers is found here.
So, for what may be my last time saying so, contact your Senators, and tell them to vote down Section 220 of S1.