November 18, 2005

GOP to Wobbly Dems: Bring it on!

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The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on surrender-monkey Rep. John Murtha (D-France) call for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Way to grow a set of cajones, House Republicans!

Of course, we wouldn't want to question Murtha's patriotism. Because as we all know, former members of the U.S. military cannot, by definition, be unpatriotic.

Except for Benedict Arnold.

Okay, one former miltitary man was a traitor.

How about Zebulon Pike ?

Er, okay, two.

Fine, but in addition to Murtha being a former Marine, the man is a sitting U.S. Congressman! A top official in the U.S. government!

Aaron Burr, any one?

Long, long time ago....

Alger Hiss, Roosevelt Administration

Enough!! So, there are a whole lot of cases where traitors happen to either be in high government positions or happen to have also served in the military. What does that prove?

Nothing, only that treason and military/government service are not mutually exclusive of each other.

So are you saying Murtah is a traitor? Doesn't he just want what is best for his country? By definition those trying to do what is best for their country can't be traitors, can they?

No, but he is a whiny bitch, isn't he?

Indeed.

Via Drudge, this news:

House Republicans, sensing an opportunity for political advantage, maneuvered for a quick vote and swift rejection Friday of a Democratic lawmaker's call for an immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq.

"We want to make sure that we support our troops that are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill. "We will not retreat."

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi had no immediate reaction to the planned vote.

The GOP leadership decided to act little more than 24 hours after Rep. Jack Murtha, a hawkish Democrat with close ties to the military, said the time had come to pull out the troops. By forcing the issue to a vote, Republicans placed many Democrats in a politically unappealing position - whether to side with Murtha and expose themselves to attacks from the White House and congressional Republicans, or whether to oppose him and risk angering the voters that polls show want an end to the conflict.

UPDATE: See-Dub suggests that you might want to call your Congressman about this one. Good point. Call away, minions, call away!

More at OSM.

Reynolds supplied links: Let Freedom Ring, Hotline

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Video voyeurism of upcoming smackdown: Political Teen

Self-pimpified patriots: Jason Smith, Super Fun Power Hour, Don Surber

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:37 PM | Comments |