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 âStarvation Dietâ 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"?