No Principles, Only Politics: Democrats Turn Pro-War

There have been few examples of political hypocrisy as stark as what we’ve seen in the last few days from some of Washington’s most anti-war Democrats. At every turn, Democrats who built a political career out of opposing George W. Bush’s war in Iraq have been lining up to support Obama’s…war in Iraq.

Politico rounded up some of the worst hypocrites, starting with Kay Hagan. In 2008, Hagan said, “We need to elect leaders who don’t invade countries without planning and stay there without an end.”

My goodness, that’s rich. Today, fighting tooth and nail to hold on to her Senate seat, Hagan sounds like she’s undergone some kind of Face-Off type procedure. Strongly supporting airstrikes against ISIS, she accuses her Republican opponent of being weak against the threats brewing in the Middle East. “This is the time for us to come together, Democrats and Republicans, to face the challenges that are facing our nation.”

Not that I’m running Thom Tillis’ campaign strategy, but this feels like a fastball down the middle. If Tillis can gently point out that Hagan’s philosophy on fighting overseas militants is a 180 degree turnaround, perhaps voters can see through her transparent switch. Because what has changed? Is Hagan going to genuinely stand up and say that Obama’s strikes on ISIS have been better planned than Bush’s war in Iraq? Not even the most foolish liberal would buy that.

Well, maybe I spoke too soon. Because Hagan isn’t the only Democrat who has changed their tune in order to stay on the right side of the polls. Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley enjoyed a long stint in the House of Representatives largely because he was diametrically opposed to the war in Iraq. As recently as last August, Braley was among those politicians demanding that Obama get congressional authorization before sending the military into Syria.

Like Hagan, Braley’s sentiments have changed like the wind. In a debate on Sunday, he said, “ISIS is a threat that must be stopped.” Later, he expounded on that sentiment, claiming to have voted to give Obama limited authority “to begin strikes against those in Syria and Iraq.” This was made even more hilarious when reporters pointed out that he actually voted to arm Syrian rebels, not for the authorization of strikes. These politicians don’t even know what they’re doing half the time.

All too often in this country, politics become something more akin to the NFL than something that seriously affects the country. People root for the teams they like and change their opinions on virtually anything depending on who’s espousing them at the time. People on both sides are guilty of this kind of rah-rah, go team mentality, but these Democrat politicians are surely the worst. If you believe in something, at least stand up for that belief when it’s unpopular to do so.

But that’s the rub: Democrats only believe in power. And they’ll say anything to hold on to it.

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  1. The Democrats will follow their leader right to Hell.

    • You are right on…………….that,s where they all come from anyway.veritas!

      • I find it hard that there are people out there that still want to vote Republican. After a ridiculous 10 year war and shuting down the gorvernment how can any body be so stupid?

        • Stupid damn liberal

        • Wayne, like so many of your ilk you ignore the fact after a decade-long war in the Middle East we had Democracy taking hold with free elections, etc. and had the Jihadists on the run. Then this administration came in and Obama told the world we will pull out our troops and even gave them a timeline, so they simply waited till we left, then came in and established ISIS and are murdering, raping, and beheading people, all the blame which can be put on this administration. Thousand of our military gave their lives, and for what? Now they are threatening they will be coming here on our turf. At least Bush kept the fighting over there where it belonged.

          • Yes over 4000 dead Americans, over 20,000 maimed for life and over 100,000 dead Iraqees. What for? 1 dead Saddum. Does this set right with you? I think not.

          • 1000’s of dead terrorists, an evil, state sponsor of terrorism, [like iran] etc. stick that in yo pipe & smoke it!

          • So you think it was worth it?

          • “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development
            of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the
            region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.” -Rep.
            Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

            “It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam
            Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical
            warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in
            that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the
            Middle East, which as we know all too well, effects American security. This is
            a very difficult vote, this is probably the hardest decision I’ve ever had to
            make. Any vote that might lead to war should be hard, but I cast it with
            conviction.”

            Senator Hillary Clinton (Democrat, New York)

            Addressing the US Senate

            October 10, 2002

            “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass
            destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has
            made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”

            -Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

            “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal,
            murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly
            grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And
            now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his
            consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein
            with weapons of mass destruction is real…”

            — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

            Can you please explain why Democrats voted YES to go to Iraq? Why they
            supported Bush? Why they did not vote against him?

            So, Democrats ARE TOO STUPID to help Bush to start WAR! Fact, not empty
            rhetoric.
            As a matter of fact, all wars have been started by a sitting Democratic President and or a Democratically controlled Congress.
            Any brainstorm now?

          • Yes they all believed as I did. We didn’t think a president would lie to us when he claimed he had inside information that Saddam had weapons of mass distruction. I don’t for the life of me know why the Democrats didn’t try to impeach him and Chaney. They were just to nice to that cocky banty rooster.

          • Chemical weapons were found in Iraq, however the media did not report on it. Probably because it would have vindicated Bush

          • And you can keep on believing that so you can justify voting for a Republican.

          • Since you seem to think your good at math do you care to tell us how many have died since you great leader took office. Also how many countries in the world have sunk into utter chaos. Remember when Obama said the tides of war are receding. If so on what planet?

          • Your idiot-in-charge pulled our troops out of Iraq too soon, and now you can see what’s happened: ISIS and a new war. Quit the leftist Koolaid and get real.

          • I suppose you think after we knock out ISIS that there will be no other cults or whatever you want to call them doing the same thing. There will never be a winning to this war in the Mideast. Get out of there and stay out. Let them kill each other off and not our young.

          • Akmed Bernie Madoff IV

            WTH Wayne? Your Homo War On America resulted in 1,500,000 dead or dying of AIDS?
            STARTED FROM BATH HOUSES IN LEFTIST CITIES!
            THEN YOU LEGALIZED HOMO MARRIAGES RATIFYING GENOCIDE.
            DID YOU FORGET?

          • You have a sick, sick mind. I am sure I am not the first person to tell you. You need some help.

        • Did you know?: – if you forget to secure your Tinfoil hat with Duct-tape,
          the “Voices” can still get inside and talk to you? .. Like NOW?

        • Hey Wayne! Can’t believe you mentioned stupidity. Sad part is you vote.

        • moron, demo rats shut down the govt. they control 2 thirds. duh! you calling fighting the war on terror absurd is an insult to our military. outrageous! they are not drafted number 1. number 2., i’d rather fight over there than in my back yard!

          • How much time did you spend in Iraq. I bet zero time.

          • I did not serve in Iraq but 3 of my children the military plus a son-in-law who served 2 tours. I served in Vietnam and see the democrats trying their all to get the same outcome.

        • DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT, being completely unwilling to compromise on the socialist program known as obamacare. The mandates REPUBLICANS wanted were denied by the COMMIE democrats, and then imposed them anyhow. UNCONSTITUTIONAL CRIMINALITY.

          • It was about raising the budget you dumb ass. Can you guess what would have happened to this country if they hadn’t. Oh I forgot you are a stupid Republican. Sorry.

          • In our personal lives we must stay within our budgets or guess what? You, Wayne, try raising your budget without the income to back up the raise and see how far you get. Now, who’s stupid?

          • When you have no idea of what your talking about you should keep your mouth shut.

          • I agree so why don:t you shut yours.

          • I find it hard to keep my mouth shut when there are idiots to educate.

          • You educate. What a joke; start learning the facts before you espouse what you hear from the liar-in-chief.

          • Look at the number of idiots on this script. I have a big job ahead of me. It’s not easy being Wayne Thorson let me tell you. By the way your spelling of espouse should be expose. No charge for that spelling lesson.

          • Moron, espouse does not mean expose! Open up your dusty dictionary and look up both words! You’re beyond help.

          • I don’t think we’re interested in your liberal garbage, lies, and propaganda, fool. Move to Russia, you’d love it there.

          • Sorry, I don’t have a passport.

          • Speaking of dumb you have to be pretty dumb to vote for an African for president of the United States. Speaking of stupid you should know you have to be stupid to vote for the muslim president we now have.

          • I voted for an American citizen you predudice dumb ass. Go listen to your T-party far right bunch of bigets. Keep your dumb stupid remarks to yourself. You don’t realize it but you are one of the minorities. You obviously think you think like the majority but you don’t.

          • You’re in for a big disappointment in Nov. when some of your liberal hero roaches are voted out, fool.

          • You have a big surprise coming. Obama is not an American. The so called birth certificate
            is written on a piece of plain paper. Obama and his wife have both admitted than he wasn’t born in America. It is before a judge right now so you are in for a rude awakening. To bad mr. know it all. When the judge is done you can read it and weep.

          • If that judge rules that Obama is a legal American will you stop listening to those T-party far right Republicans and vote Democrat from that day on?

          • Yeah I see the outcome This bozo You adore put us about 7 trillion and still counting with nothing to show for it with the exception of his donors being enriched

        • I find it hard to believe that there is anyone who would even consider thinking about voting Democrat! They say one thing, yet do exactly the opposite (just so you know, that is called hypocrisy) and then blame someone else.
          There have been 18 government shutdowns in the U.S. – 8 of which were under Reagan most of which had to do with disagreement over continuing resolutions or no approved budget. The last one was purely a political stunt by Reid and his cronies to sway voters to blame Republicans (it only works on the weak minded!).

        • The dems were the ones unwilling to compromise on ANYTHING. It had to be 100% their way or not at all. They shut it down. Then actually ADDED to the expense, and cost MORE money by blocking public monuments—adding security people that were never needed before, renting/buying barricades to prevent people from viewing PUBLIC monuments and national parks. Get your head out of your butt!

          • It was about raising the budget. The Republicans wanted to throw in more tax breaks for the filthy rich and the top 1 per cent as usual.

          • tax breaks were for EVERYBODY the tax cuts 4 the rich canard is so baloney!

          • Then you have no idea what’s going on if you believe that.

          • Another CLUELESS troll heard from…

          • Do you realize that raising taxes on corporations and business is not a good idea? They consider it a business expense and pass the costs off to the consumer, you will pay their taxes. Are you one of those OWS cry babies?

          • Have you even looked at the stock market lately? It has almost tripiled since Obama became president. Why do you feel sorry for the filthy rich and the top 1 %?

          • Entry level for the top 1% is $346,000. When you talk about the rich most of those are small businesses.

          • Anyone making $346,000 a year does not own a small busness anymore. The Republicans don’t point it out you only pay taxes on your net income. If they make that kind of money how long do you think it will take for them to be a millionair? I am a retired small business owner and I could never even hope to make that kind of money. I would think a fair amount for a small business to be around $100,000 or less. $200,000 and up in my world would be considered the filthy rich.

          • I have and you don’t no a whole lot about nothing except wanting to get under peoples skin but it ain’t working is it

          • Obviously it’s working on you dude

          • see how much you know doesn’t bother me at all

          • I guess you are tryning to use reverse psychology on yourself. I don’t think it is working.

          • I told you you ain’t that smart ——————————————–

          • Is it just smart people that use the word ain’t?

          • Give the US a break and move to Russia, China, Bolivia, or Venezuela, PLEASE! You’ll feel right at home in any of them!

        • Wayne….just a thought, you are partially correct in your observation..but do you really support these ideologies …Obamacare, green energy, global warming, ostrich war strategies, Islamic religion is a PEACEFUL way, shutting down the coal industry, prohibiting new oil dev/jobs, demonstrating biases of ethnicity, racist tendencies, terrorists tendencies, IRS spying on basic conservatives, NSA spying on average people, oppressive gun restrictions, blatant mendacity, narcissistic behavior, adjunct inferior complexes, promoting constitutional overreaching, prevaricating to citizens of the USA and other countries promoting millions of illegal aliens w/free everything (inc citizenship),free education, free health services, global warming theory, etc,etc,etc, gee I am getting tired of typing….plus downright horrid oppressive ideas from the likes of pelosi, reid,holder, barrack hussein obama,,,,who (sic) tells people he (obama) flew a kite so high one day that you could see it’s shadow on on the moon ..and the voters who voted for him believed him…oh.and again lying continually on a minute by minute basis…….to everyone…then you should DEFINITELY vote for the democrats …as you did last 2 times for sure,,,,,,,,,,,albeit…………blindly! Veritas verified daily. You have heard of course Superman………….now we have Blunder Man aka Obama, running wild unable to do anything right…………..BUT wait the REPUBLICANS DON’T BELIEVE in all this crap/BS that the democrats and obama and his minions and his erudite like ilk religiously DO………..so why vote for the Republicans, simply for freedom of expression for all with non oppressive ideas and rights…Veritas again….whew!
          Best regards, Joe T…..time to rethink what the DEms really are all about, power,
          socialist…………..entitlements,etc, etc, etc…………ciao

          • YEP.

          • You should be arrested and tried for treason, like all your leftist scab friends in D.C.

          • Ya know those Mid easterners are taught to hate anyone that doesn’t think like them from the day they are born. Are you sure you are not from the Mid East? That’s why they have been fighting for over 500 years and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. Germany and France tried to tell this to George W. and Chaney but they didn’t want to listen either.

          • Boy, I hope you never get picked picked to be on a jury.

        • you know you’re an idiot you don’t know what you’re talking about and you don.t care you sound like the tipe that just goes in and pulls a straight dem ticket every election and before you comment I have been a dem for 30+ YEARS but will vote rep.untill the dem get back there values and there morals

        • You are a moron if you believe liberal propaganda.

    • They’re already there!

  2. The idiot Liberal woman who got elected two years ago in my district has supported EVERYTHING that drooled out of Obama’s pie hole. Now, since she is up for re-election, she states in her ads that she wants the Congressmen punished for not working to get things done by holding back their salaries. She says that she voted against her own pay raise, she brought in a maimed veteran and slobbered all over him saying that she is taking care of the vets like they should be cared for! All lies and/or ridiculous claims because she knows what the people want to hear. Meanwhile the Republican candidate is a retired female Lt. Col. Air force pilot who started and nurtured a small business, etc. ie. she has the goods, but she only put up one milk toast TV ad, maybe there is no money. She should be angry and yelling about all of the things that are wrong, wrong, wrong!

  3. I tried to tweet this article and can’t?

  4. I said obama was a warmonger when he was first elected and he is proving me right.He is almost 2:1 over Bush.

  5. damn hypocrisy is what this is! i support the drone strikes. i still support killing terrorists even tho we got a dem in the wh. i wish the dems were like me. win the war period. i wish this war was never politicized in the 1st place! these islamo-nuts want all of us dead, whether. dem, repub. or indep!!!!

  6. All of your comments regarding Liberalism’s deleterious effects on society is correct, furthermore…..

    Read a Doctor’s comments…………printed and distributed…..It’s Madness in their ideas!

    The Liberal Mind is the first in-depth examination of the major political madness of our time: The radical left’s efforts to regulate the people from cradle to grave. To rescue us from our troubled lives, the liberal agenda recommends denial of personal responsibility, encourages self-pity and other-pity, fosters government dependency, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses financial obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, denigrates marriage and the family, legalizes all abortion, defies religious and social tradition, declares inequality unjust, and rebels against the duties of citizenship. Through multiple entitlements to unearned goods, services and social status, the liberal politician promises to ensure everyone’s material welfare, provide for everyone’s healthcare, protect everyone’s self-esteem, correct everyone’s social and political disadvantage, educate every citizen, and eliminate all class distinctions. Radical liberalism thus assaults the foundations of civilized freedom. Given its irrational goals, coercive methods and historical failures, and given its perverse effects on character development, there can be no question of the radical agenda’s madness. Only an irrational agenda would advocate a systematic destruction of the foundations on which ordered liberty depends. Only an irrational man would want the state to run his life for him rather than create secure conditions in which he can run his own life. Only an irrational agenda would deliberately undermine the citizen’s growth to competence by having the state adopt him. Only irrational thinking would trade individual liberty for government coercion, sacrificing the pride of self-reliance for welfare dependency. Only a madman would look at a community of free people cooperating by choice and see a society of victims exploited by villains. [From The Liberal Mind; The Psychological Causes of Political Madness by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., MD]

  7. February 17, 2008

    Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

    As a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter has treated over 1,500 patients and examined over 2,700 civil and criminal cases. Turning his hand to political psychopathology, the author of The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, has diagnosed an alarming percentage of the population as suffering from the grotesque form of mental derangement known by some as moonbattery.

  8. Situations change! I was against Bush’s war because it was started on false pretenses. But the ISIS crisis is a KNOWN fact and I don’t know how you can stop it, short of war! However, if he doesn’t put “boots on the ground”, he might as well save his gunpowder!

  9. Comparison is always vain and yet you make a salient point; nothing is worse than avowed pacifist trying to appear as if they have gown a spine; unless it’s a political pacifist that is.

  10. I want to see Hillary in desert combat boots to get more votes. Somebody tell her it will work; she’ll do it.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” and get sharp!

  11. Lawrence Proctor

    OR perhaps they are wanting Obama to invoke the article of war that says something to the effect that he can stay in office as long as the USA is involvede in a DECLARED WAR! He would like nothing better than to become the Ruler of the USA!

  12. Democrats are nothing more than wolves in sheep’s clothing, the scourge of America and destroyers of freedom. Congress is infected with the incurable disease of liberalism aka Socialism aka Communism. Vote them all out in the next 3 elections, or get ready for your new life in the 3rd World of poverty, corruption, crime, and a probable dictatorship under a one-party system. It will take a tsunami of GOP votes to return the US to its former premier position as a beacon of freedom and opportunity. We must rid Congress of enough liberal Utopians to gain and hold a majority in both houses, and elect a statesman as POTUS, who holds freedom and prosperity as top priorities. Finding one should be the GOP’s immediate mission, IMHO

  13. What prostitutes!

    Google “Two Minute Conservative,” and when you speak you they will listen.

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