Matt Wretchard of the Belmont Club, one of the most, if not the most, insightful blogs analyzing military issues and other insights related to the War on Terror, yesterday wrote one of the most stinging indictments of the Democratic Party and what it has done to John Kerry that I have ever seen. Titled Both Sides Now, his post ends with the following:
But the Democratic Party decided to package this man, who was decent on his own terms, in the most dishonest possible way: to use his Vietnam service to deodorize the monstrous fraud at the heart of their own platform. Kerry’s problems with Swiftvets are not because his credentials as a warrior are insufficient. Rather they are because no credentials are sufficient to foist this bait-and-switch on the American electorate without exciting adverse comment.
If any proof were needed that the Sixties were dead, the subterfuge of the Democratic Party would be Exhibit A. Instead of running under their own colors, or barring that, changing them, they have decided to sail beneath a false flag, as if under a cloud of shame. That in itself is tacit admission that they can no longer walk in their own guise; and what is worse that they cannot look themselves in the face, nor go into battle daring to win nor willing to lose in their own name, as is the mark of men.
“…as is the mark of men.” Matt is essentially saying that the Democrats have ceased to be men and have become something less, something without the honor and dignity that men gain by being willing to stand up and be counted for what they believe, because that is the right thing to do, not because it polls well or gives a good spin, but because that is what you are. Read the whole article.