Last week, Democrats unveiled their national security plan for the country. Unsurprisingly, the plan was lacking in substance, as is typical of the Democrats this election year.
Their plan, which has been promised for months, states they will track down Osama Bin Laden, rebuild our military and National Guard, and provide “real security” for our country. The Democrats have invited many ideas, but there is no detail or explanation as to how anything will be accomplished.
Although Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and other Democrats claim to have a plan for the 21st century, there is no voting record to back their statements. Nancy Pelosi has consistently voted against increased defense spending, against benefits for the men and women of our military and against legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security. As recently as December, Pelosi voted against the reauthorization of the Patriot Act along with two-thirds of House Democrats.
The Democrats are convinced that the American people will forget their anti-national security voting record. I know Americans are smarter than that. The Democrats are playing politics with our national security and it is unacceptable. The Democrats hope to convince voters that they are pro-military and pro-security, yet in actuality, they have done nothing to support this position.
Unfortunately, the liberal media is reporting little of this information. Just as the media has failed to provide balanced information on the war in Iraq, the American people have been kept in the dark once again. There is little to no information published by the major media outlets pointing out the hypocrisy of the Democrats’ national security plan. The media is not exposing the Democrats embarrassing voting record for defense spending in the same way they do not report about progress being made in Iraq.
Although the Democrats claim to have great plans, I cannot trust them to vote and follow through with it. Our national security is not an issue on which we can gamble. Strong leaders are a necessity in Congress and Republican representatives will fight for homeland security and our military. Based on their voting record, Democrats will not.
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