Russell Shaw At The Huffpo Roots For A Terrorist Attack In Order To Help The Dems

Over at the HuffPo, Russell Shaw says what a lot of hard core liberals have been thinking for a long time: that another terrorist attack on America would be OK with him if he thought the Democrats would benefit politically.

After giving all the obligatory disclaimers, including,

“I hope and pray we don’t get hit again, like we did on September 11. Even one life lost to the violence of terrorism is too much.”

Shaw goes on to say,

“What if another terror attack just before this fall’s elections could save many thousand-times the lives lost?

I start from the premise that there is already a substantial portion of the electorate that tends to vote GOP because they feel that Bush has “kept us safe,” and that the Republicans do a better job combating terrorism.

If an attack occurred just before the elections, I have to think that at least a few of the voters who persist in this “Bush has kept us safe” thinking would realize the fallacy they have been under.

If 5% of the “he’s kept us safe” revise their thinking enough to vote Democrat, well, then, the Dems could recapture the House and the Senate…”

Here’s a question: How many Democrats were thinking exactly the same way that Shaw was before they voted against the Patriot Act?

How many Democrats were thinking exactly the same way that Shaw was before they demanded that we close Gitmo and soften up our interrogation techniques?

How many liberals in the mainstream media that think exactly like Shaw are letting it color the way they report on the war on terrorism and Iraq?

How many Democrats in Washington that think exactly like Shaw view the whole war on terrorism through this lens?

My guess is quite a few, even if they’re not as willing as Shaw to publicly say what they think.

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