The opposing party (in this case, the Democrats) usually sit on their hands when the president details a partisan plan. It wasn't a suprise to see them sit (and see Republicans clap enthusiastically) when Bush mentioned tax cuts, education reform, and tort reform. Everyone knows the Dems prefer to keep your money in Washington and control of your children in Washington. They also want to keep government hands off their trial lawyer friends, who funnel tremendous amounts of money to the Dems.
There is one particular time they chose to sit on their hands - and all of America should take notice, for the Dems have shown who they really are: unpatriotic Americans. Bush delivered the following line:
This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we are in. Every one of us wishes that this war were over and won. Yet it would not be like us to leave our promises unkept, our friends abandoned, and our own security at risk. Ladies and gentlemen: On this day, at this hour, it is still within our power to shape the outcome of this battle. So let us find our resolve, and turn events toward victory.There you have it. The president uses the "V" word and the Dems will have none of it. They have been against the US (and thus siding with terrorists) since the beginning of this war. If you recall, they didn't even want us going into Afghanistan (remember all the comments about the body bags - after all, Russia couldn't win there, so we couldn't, either).
They have been on the sidelines, exploiting every dead serviceman for the past four years. The president pledges to support our allies and win the war - and the Dems sit on their hands. The RNC should put this footage in all of their ads, and play those ads for the next year.
The next election cannot come soon enough.