American Elephants


Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave When First… by The Elephant's Child

According to Rasmussen Reports, voter confidence in the War on Terror is at the highest level ever recorded simce Rasmussen Reports began regular tracking in January 2004.  Fifty-four percent (54%) of American voters now think the United States and its allies are winning the war.  The previous high-water mark for optimism — 52% — was reached a handful of times in September and October 2004.

Optimism about the situation in Iraq is also at an all-time high.  Forty-eight percent (48%) now expect the situation in that troubled country to get better over the next six months.  Only 17% expect thing to get worse.  In addition to being the most optimistic assessment ever recorded, these numbers reflect a remarkable turnaround over the past year.  Last August, just 27% thought things were going to get better while 47% were pessimistic.

Discovering, in the middle of your huge televised national convention, that your message on the war and Iraq is a little off, must be uncomfortable.  But never mind, we’ll just drop it all down the memory hole.



Tell it to the Marines! by The Elephant's Child

Speaking of war protesters, the anti-war loony left continually amazes in their crass ability to offend public decency.

The ever-yearning-for-attention Berkeley City Council had, I thought, crossed the line when they attempted to banish the Marine Recruiting Office from downtown Berkeley, and gave Code Pink a parking place directly in front of the office. That all dissolved in a fit of giggles when Code Pink Princess Medea Benjamin was spat upon by an angry veteran and she started screaming for help from — the Marines! Bwa ha ha ha!

It appears, however, that attacks on military recruiters are not isolated incidents, but an ongoing campaign by the left. Michelle Malkin details the attacks which have been taking place since 2003.

Now, on March 19, the Pittsburgh Organizing Group intends to evict the Marines from their Pittsburgh recruiting office, “and everything inside it, occupy the location and transform it into something useful for the community. We’ll also be bringing a movable cage in which to confine military recruiters until they no longer pose a danger to our friends and neighbors.”

Goodness. And who do you suppose will defend their right to freedom of speech and their right to demonstrate? And who will, if necessary, save their sorry butts? The Marines.

American Elephant Adds: Code pink and other anti-war activists spend a lot of time harassing, protesting and insulting our military men and women. Why not take a moment and write a short email to tell our armed forces just how much you appreciate and support them:

(Just click the “America Supports You” button, then click the button for “Thank the troops”. You can be as brief or as long-winded as you want. It’s not hard, and they’ve certainly earned it.)

America Supports You!




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