Gallup: GOP Has Giant Lead on Terrorism

Opinion is divided on whether 2014 will be a good year for the GOP, or a tsunami. I have inclined toward the former view, mostly because I don’t think Republican candidates have done a good enough job of explaining the ideological basis for the Democrats’ many failures, and why Republicans/conservatives have better ideas. Still, events have a force of their own. Today Gallup finds that Republicans have a stunning 23-point advantage over Democrats on who can best deal with terrorism, 55-32%. John Nolte comments:

Just after the 2012 election, after the mainstream media had allowed President Obama to repeatedly lie about Benghazi and the status of the War on Terror (I believe the word used was “decimated”), Democrats and Republicans were tied on the issue of which party was better able to handle terrorism. …

The tipping point occurred on this very day two years ago. Not right away. Because Obama was in a close reelection bid, his administration and the media coordinated to cover up the facts surrounding the Benghazi attack. …

This all changed after the election. Egypt and Libya fell apart. Obama’s fecklessness on Syria made one wonder if Obama hadn’t been possessed by Jimmy Carter. Our strongest ally in the Middle East, Israel, was forced to freeze the bumbling John Kerry out of the peace process. Vladmir Putin made sages of Romney and Sarah Palin. The president even lost control of our own southern border. The real disaster, though, occurred in Iraq.

The rise of ISIS proved that Obama’s decision to prematurely cut-and-run from Iraq (and not arm moderate rebels in rural Syria) was one of the biggest foreign policy blunders in our country’s history; an unforced error that ensured we lost a won war (Iraq) and will now have to fight another one.

Sometimes facts are too obvious and too overwhelming to be ignored. Republicans may sweep in November in spite of themselves.


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