"The fruits of victory would be ashes in our mouth."
The "ashes" quote above came from correspondence letters between President John F. Kennedy and his Soviet counterpart Nikita Kruschev during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. I thought of it after the democrat "victory" on the so-called "stimulus" bill for the obvious reasons. The Cuban Missile Crisis dealt with the struggle between freedom and oppression, democracy versus communism, good versus evil. These are the exact same themes today with regards to the so-called "stimulus" bill. Unfortunately, we have a different outcome this time around, with tyranny winning the day.
CT POP QUIZ: Who said, "I will bury you" and who said "I will trump you"? HINT: Same motivation, just a different suit
Just for the fun of it (and out of sheer boredom), I pulled some quotes from President Kennedy's first letter to Kruschev during this missile crisis and made some minor modifications. See if you can spot them...
...I want to say a few words to the captive people ofWow. Did't have to change a thing in the last paragraph.
CubaAmerica, to whom this speech is being directly carried by special radioChattering Teeth Blog facilities. I speak to you as a friend, as one who knows of your deep attachment to your fatherland, as one who shares your aspirations for liberty and justice for all. And I have watched and the AmericanGod loving conservative people have watched with deep sorrow how your nationalist revolution was betrayed-- and how your fatherland fell under foreignliberal democrat domination. Now your leaders are no longer Cubansane leaders inspired by Cubanfree market capitalism ideals. They are puppets and agents of an international conspiracyGeorge Soros, The Huffing Glue Post, The Daily (Wa)Kos, Code pinkos, PETA, and the rest of society's dregs which has turned Cubathe powers of the government against you...
new weaponsleftwing liberal counter-culture bong hitting democrats are not in your interest. They contribute nothing to your peace and well-being. They can only undermine it... We know that your lives and land are being used as pawns by those who deny your freedom. Many times in the past, the Cuban peopleAmerican voters have risen to throw out tyrants who destroyed their liberty. And I have no doubt that most Cubansvoters today look forward to the time when they will be truly free--free from foreigndemocrat domination, free to choose their own leaders, free to select their own system, free to own their own land, free to speak and write and worship without fear or degradation. And then shall CubaAmerica be welcomed back to the society of free nations...
My fellow citizens: let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. No one can see precisely what course it will take or what costs or casualties will be incurred. Many months of sacrifice and self-discipline lie ahead--months in which our patience and our will will be tested--months in
which many threats and denunciations will keep us aware of our dangers. But the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing.
MICHAEL STEELE: “If you like government dependence, you will love the plan they are jamming through Congress.”
WHINEY NYT's COLUMNIST: President Obama's victory with the economic-stimulus package feels more than a bit like defeat.
Buyer's remorse setting in? Hey Obama, how's them ashes taste to ya?