While reading December 1941; 31 days that changed America and saved the World by Craig Shirley, I got to this quote which sounds like it came right out of a diary here on Daily Kos, but was made by Columnist Walter Lippman.
Read it right After "Two Dogs Humping"
A failure on the part of Republican party to give the National Policy wholehearted support , which , of course, includes outspoken criticism of incompetence, unwisdom, and inefficiency, has to be construed as meaning only one thing: that the party is gambling on the defeat of the United States and that it is staking it's political future on a national disaster.
If the Republican party in Congress merely sulks and opposes, waiting for trouble and appearing to hope for trouble...the Republican party will have placed itself in the intolerable position of have[ing] a vested interest in the humiliation and defeat of the United States
This was the GOP of Dec 3rd 1941. As most of you historians and history buffs know, the GOP was the party of isolationism leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th 1941. If not for FDR ramping up industry and the army under the auspices of the "Lend Lease program", along with a mistake that Admiral Yamamoto made in attacking Pearl Harbor; not launching a third wave which would have devastated the US Navy for two years at least, the United States would have had far more than "humiliation" to worry about.
Further, during the time period leading up to "the Day of Infamy" no hue and cry was being led by anyone including the 1941 DINOs, as American ships going to Europe were being blown to bits and sunk with near impunity by the U-Boats of Germany.
Imagine the difference in response now.
So, what's the take home here? The party of "NO" has never had a valid history of being stronger on national defense and worse yet, if they had been in power in 1941, the whole world would have changed. It actually would be far worse now than it already is. Can they really go through with making the world far worse now? "HELL YES".
To be used in any way you all see fit for the upcoming election.
Headed off to get ready for the coming week.