When Beowulf slew the foul monster Grendel who had been ravishing the Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, he showed he understood what the first man to welcome him to Denmark met when that diligent harbor guard reminded the brave hero of the distinction between words and deeds.
With those words and that hero’s record in mind, take a gander at the words of the two most prominent Democrats in our country today and ask if their actions in office have matched up to the words they spoke as they prepared for higher office.
Here’s Nancy Pelosi, currently Speaker of the House, commenting on her party’s winning control of Congress in 2006:
The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.
Barack Obama, currently President of the United States, making the case why he would be a good steward of our nation’s finances as he campaigned for the office he now holds;
But there is no doubt that we’ve been living beyond our means and we’re going to have to make some adjustments. Now, what I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut.