Blogs 4 Brownback

July 12, 2007

Sam Brownback: “Swinging at Alligators”

Filed under: Defending America,Election 2008,Sam Brownback — Psycheout @ 5:40 pm

Recently I’ve touched on Senator Brownback’s 3 state solution for Iraq (a United States of Iraq) and a suggested approach to winning the War on Terror. In today’s USA Today, Brownback further defines his own take on the current conflict in the War on Terror. It doesn’t exactly line up with with President Bush’s approach. Sam is his own man and makes up his own mind about the issues. He makes his own way. Not necessarily Republican, but positively Brownbackian:

Among Republicans, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback doesn’t fault Bush for his response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, saying the threat from Islamic terrorists inevitably was going to be faced by a series of presidents. Even the conservative senator says, however, Bush should have done more to reach a political solution in Iraq and build bipartisan support for the war at home.

This is a very smart approach. He doesn’t outright fault the President like some other RINO turncoats who will remain nameless. But his nuance is absolutely correct: it’s about consensus building. You can’t win the war abroad without winning hearts and minds here at home. President Bush has tried to do the right thing, but he hasn’t made his case to the American people as forcefully as a President Brownback surely would.

“That’s going to be another thing for the next president: structuring a bipartisan long-view strategy,” Brownback says. “You cannot conduct a war with one party for it and one party against it.”

Sam gets it. The more he discusses the issues, the more he distinguishes himself as a wise and seasoned politician.

The press of immediate problems makes it difficult to persuade voters to even consider big plans for the future, Brownback says, such as his proposal for a 10-year national campaign to end cancer deaths.

“We’re just swinging at alligators all day,” he says.

It couldn’t be any clearer than that. A great metaphor from a great man. Senator Brownback we salute you. Everyone, get behind Sam Brownback now. We need this man in the Oval Office. He won’t get there without your support.

— Psycheout


  1. Y’know, I’m feeling much more kindly to Psycheout at this moment. Could have something to do with RW.

    Comment by Linus — July 12, 2007 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

  2. Well, I imagine as far as Bush is concerned, “Political solution” and “Victory!” don’t really jive.

    Comment by ChenZhen — July 12, 2007 @ 9:04 pm | Reply

  3. I felt sorry for you guys, Linus. And I felt slighted by not having a single mention in your wiki. I’m an integral part of the B4B team. How would you like it if someone made a wiki entry about your site and didn’t even mention you in passing?

    Now get to work and fix that Blogs 4 Brownback page. It needs a lot of work. Too wordy and not up to date. It needs to be split up somehow. Why not split off some of the quotes into separate sections and link them to the main page? Ehhh, it’s your site, you do the work.

    And ChenZhen, that’s really uncool. A cheap shot and entirely untrue. Just you wait.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 12, 2007 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

  4. And ChenZhen, that’s really uncool. A cheap shot and entirely untrue. Just you wait.

    Cheap shot? Untrue? I’m thinking you’re leaving a critical concept out of your post here Psycheout. Since Brownback is proposing a 3 state solution to the Iraq conundrum, he is implying that he doesn’t believe that Bush’s strategy will succeed.

    Comment by ChenZhen — July 12, 2007 @ 11:05 pm | Reply

  5. Oh, ok. Well, I thought you were calling me fat. So I apologize for the misunderstanding. I’m feeling rather generous tonight.

    But I don’t think Brownback is saying anything about Bush’s strategy being incorrect. The implication is in your own mind. Most likely you are suffering some form of BDS.

    Brownback is suggesting an alternative which he thinks will work better. Discussion of options is not necessarily an attack on alternate points of view.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 12, 2007 @ 11:43 pm | Reply

  6. Calling you fat? Not sure how you got that.

    Comment by ChenZhen — July 13, 2007 @ 12:47 am | Reply

  7. Brownback is the smartest candidate in the field. Anyone who doesn’t see that is a liar or a fool, or perhaps both. He’s the only candidate with the wisdom, the guts, and the moral vision to see America through to victory in the Global War on Terror. If the Democrats won the election, America would be as good as doomed. Luckily, God will not allow such a thing to happen. God loves us, and wishes us well.

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 13, 2007 @ 7:22 am | Reply

  8. Well, he certainly sound smore reasonable than most of his followers on this site. I still don´t agree with his plans, but the man himself is at least a honest guy. That´s something one can respect.

    And Bush was simply a fool for beginning the build-up too late causeing this mess. Likely he was busy celebrating “Mission Accomplished”.

    Almost (warning, understatement!) a pity that the next president will be a democrat.

    Comment by PG — July 13, 2007 @ 7:49 am | Reply

  9. “We’re just swinging with alligators all day,” he says.

    Psychy, This has me worried. I didn’t think that our next president Mr. Brownie would be engaged in such activities. Seems like we had a swinging president in the white house who wound up pardoning convicted democrats. I would not want to see this repeated.

    Also, exactly what is Future-President Blownback DOING with these alligators? exactly? I hope its not fornication or too-personal fraternization.



    Comment by Happy Clam — July 13, 2007 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  10. Of course he’s suggestign that Bush’s plan isn’t working. If it was working, there’d be no need to suggest a new plan.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 13, 2007 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  11. Happy Clam, I don’t think “Swinging at alligators” means what you think it does. But I do agree that we don’t want another swinger (or even the same one) in the White House. That’s why Brownback is the man for the job. Even G-d agrees.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 13, 2007 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

  12. What is G-d, by the way? Is it an abbreviation of G’day? Are you all Australian or something?

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 14, 2007 @ 1:25 pm | Reply

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