A true Mystery: Why do Republicans say they kept the country safe?

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    I've heard the Republicans claim over and over again they "kept the country safe". I can't figure out exactly what that means.

    Some examples:

    Republicans put at least 100,000 people into carcinogenic trailers after Katrina and then sat on the reports detailing why they were getting "sick".

    FEMA Trailers for Katrina Victims Tainted by Toxic Chemical - ABC News

    In 2007, a bridge collapsed during rush hour. This led to a report that at least 70,000 bridges in the US were a danger. What did Republicans do to alleviate this danger?

    4 dead, 79 injured, 20 missing after dozens of vehicles plummet into river | StarTribune.com

    More than 4000 young American patriots have been killed in Iraq. More than 30,000 injured or crippled. The Iraqis want us gone. A man who threw shoes at our president, one of the worst insults in Islam, became a "national hero" to the Iraqis. We are going bankrupt to rebuild a country that is now a religious theocracy by Constitution with Islam the "national religion" (Article 2) and want us gone. We have done nothing to help the million Christians who have been murdered or exiled.

    40,000 Americans die each year because they have no health care. The Iraqis have the "public option" written into a constitution supported by American Republicans. See Article 31 and 32. What did Republicans do for health care here? Why do Republicans help the Iraqis, who don't even want help, but not the US?

    Full Text of Iraqi Constitution - washingtonpost.com

    Federal Spending Was on ‘Starvation Diet’ During Bush Years. That means the "infrastructure". Keeping roads and bridges and trains modern is very important to keeping Americans safe. Why nothing for the US? Don't we deserve a safe country?

    CNSNews.com - Federal Spending Was on ‘Starvation Diet’ During Bush Years, Says Democratic Senator

    So, I'm just trying to understand how Republicans kept America "safe". Throwing water at a "firecracker" when the house was burning was keeping us safe?

    What are Republicans doing now to help "keep us safe"?
     
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    It was a good talking point for the elections.
     
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    I think it's more than obvious that Republican are referring to the fact that we hadn't experienced any further terrorist attacks on U.S. soil since 9-11. I find it hard to believe that you "can't figure out exactly what that means."

    This would have happened whether Bush was president or John Kerry or Al Gore had been president. FEMA is the perfect example of an inefficient government bureaucracy that no one should rely on to save their ass. Furthermore, mistakes at the state and local level also contributed to the number of people displaced by the hurricane.

    I'm not sure why you're surprised this happened. I'm surprised when the government does something right.

    This is neither a Republican nor Democrat problem. The State of Minnesota is responsible for maintaining its infrastructure and they dropped the ball. If you want to play partisan politics, however, the governor was a Republican and the state legislature was controlled by the Democrats. Pick your poison.

    Unfortunately true, many lives lost for a wasted crusade. However, both Republicans and Democrats sent us into the war.

    40,000 Americans dying for lack of health care, if that figure is true, is not the business of the Federal government. The only person responsible for obtaining your own health care is you. Stop making excuses for your failures and get off your ass and fix them (I mean "your" as in people in general, not literally you). Relying on the all powerful nanny government is how we ended up with those 100,000 hurricane victims living in tainted trailers.

    Quite the opposite, actually. Federal spending under Bush ballooned and the national debt doubled under his presidency.

    Why are you relying so much on politicians for your safety? Certainly, they have responsibilities to keep this country safe when it comes to foreign enemies, but the best person to keep you and your family safe is you.
     
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    So, which is more likely? Getting blown up by a "terrorist" bomb or dying from a traffic accident on an unsafe highway?

    Federal spending under Bush ballooned? Not exactly. The 1.3 trillion dollar tax cut for the very rich coupled with two wars, an unnecessary war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan where Bin Laden was let go drove up the deficit. But nothing was actually spent on the US.

    We elect politicians to office. If part of their job isn't keeping Americans "safe", then why are they there? To me, that is simply a "no brainer".

    If Federal Safety Bridge Regulations are mandated by the Federal Government, and they are, then it makes sense that the Federal Government pay for part of the required maintenance. I'm going to let you figure out why that is.

    Federal funds to assist state and local governments in inspecting, repairing or replacing bridges is provided under the Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program (HBRRP).

    Federal Bridge Safety Regulation and Funding

    100,000 people put into carcinogenic trailers under Gore? You can't be serious. Mr. Environmental? That is not only speculation, but very poor speculation. Worse, it's a diversion.

    Honestly, at least I look stuff up and don't just guess.

    NEXT!
     
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    Rdean you're hyperventilating again. Put your head between your knees. I'll be back in a few days to tell you what to do next
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Both parties claim that they "keep us safe". Democrat or Republican they can barely keep themselves safe when the secret service is just letting people walk into state dinners unchecked. I'd far rather keep MYSELF safe.
     
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    They wouldn't let me in.
     
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    Why do Republicans say they kept the country safe? Hold on a second there pilgrim, when was the last time the Iraqi's pulled off a successful attack upon our nation?
     
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    :clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:

    Finally, you said something that was actually funny. That just goes to show that if you throw enough darts, you might accidentally hit the board.
     
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    Ummmm, the question here is, "When was the "first" time Iraq pulled off a successful attack upon our nation?" Oops.
     

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