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Posted by Alcibiades in General Discussion
Mon May 09th 2011, 12:28 PM
Peggy Noonan three years ago:

"There was no grousing about John McCain, and considerable grousing about the Bush administration, but it was almost always followed by one sentence, and this is more or less what it was: "But he kept us safe." In the seven years since 9/11, there were no further attacks on American soil. This is an argument that's been around for a while but is newly re-emerging as the final argument for Mr. Bush: the one big thing he had to do after 9/11, the single thing he absolutely had to do, was keep it from happening again. And so far he has."

"If a president presides over prosperity, whether he had anything to do with it or not, he gets the credit. If he has a recession, he gets the blame. The same with war, and terrorist attacks. We have not been attacked since 9/11. Someoneósomeonesódid something right."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1228437880...

Peggy Noonan today:

"Letís start with credit where itís due. The U.S. Navy SEALs did it and deserve our profound thanks and deep admiration."

Of course, if it had been done under Bush, she'd have credited him up front, on line one. She does go on, grudgingly to credit Obama, but quickly turns to criticism over not proving Osama's death. Hey, wait, I had thought conservatives were supposed to join in, in lockstep, behind the president when he feels secrecy is necessary to protect our safety and that of our troops? Oh, right, that's only when there's a Republican in the White House.

Any other examples of this sort of thing? Let's start a list. Google up phrases like "Bush kept us safe" and compare and contrast these folks with what they are saying today.
Any other examples of this sort of
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