Thank You, Joe

Thank You, Senator:

A little bit of wisdom.

This was the Democratic Party that I grew up in – a party that was unhesitatingly and proudly pro-American, a party that was unafraid to make moral judgments about the world beyond our borders. It was a party that understood that either the American people stood united with free nations and freedom fighters against the forces of totalitarianism, or that we would fall divided.

This was the Democratic Party of Harry Truman, who pledged that "it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures."

And this was the Democratic Party of John F. Kennedy, who promised in his inaugural address that the United States would "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of freedom."
That was the Democratic Party I grew up in, too -- in spite of the 1960s and 1970s, it was basically the same party down here in Georgia. In fact, remnants of that party still exist -- Senator Zell Miller, for example, now sadly retired but still doing good work teaching at Young Harris.

Compare with this:

If Sen. Obama does manage to defeat Sen. Clinton, and becomes the nominee of the Democratic Party, expect to hear the following term often and justly:


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