An Iowa Republican congressman on Monday defended his prediction that terrorists would celebrate if Democrat Barack Obama were elected president, despite a rebuke from aides to John McCain, the GOP’s apparent presidential nominee.
“(Obama will) certainly be viewed as a savior for them,” Rep. Steve King told The Associated Press. “That’s why you will see them supporting him, encouraging him.”
I’ll be charitable and concede the point; not because I agree, but I’m feeling a little frisky. (All that down time from being sick was good for something, even if it isn’t quite over.) So let’s say Obama wins the Democratic nomination and wins the general election in November. Let’s say terrorists celebrate the results. You know what they say about people who don’t vote according to their own interests? Same thing here – if they could do more than just celebrate the outcome – and vote.
If I were a terrorist, I’d have to say that the Bush presidency was pretty darn good to the cause. What could possibly be better than Bush? Repealing the 22nd Amendment? Oooo, that’s a tough one. But is there someone even better? Who was that guy from the (Republican) debates that made Bush sound like a ACLU aligned, pinko-pacifist-wimp by comparison? Oh yeah, that doesn’t narrow it down. They all did. Well, all of them except that guy that wanted to bring back the gold standard.
Now consider what a few people have said about an Obama presidency… that no other candidate would do as much for U.S. international relations just by being elected.
You know when you make more people like you, sometimes it’s harder to find people who hate you. It may not always work out that way… but it isn’t a bad start.
And no, by itself this isn’t enough of a reason to vote for Obama… but it isn’t a bad start.
I feel so much better now that I’ve got a token post in for the week.