Skip to comments.Iraq GOP Showdown Aftermath Links
Posted on 11/19/2005 7:17:40 AM PST by AliVeritas
Here's some of the feedback after the House GOP showdown. The MSM is spinning it full speed as the opposite instead of a vote for all representatives to stand on what they believed.
The question was "Do you put yourself on record as wanting immediate withdrawal of our troops?". After years of political anti-war statements by democrats, we saw they were spineless to vote their convictions... so it's spun as a republican stunt instead of the chance for democrats to vote what they truly believe.
(Excerpt) Read more at memeorandum.com ...
The Dems said the Republicans introduced the bill with intention to be turned down, so it's only a political stunt. Why didn't the Dems introduce their own bill, then?
Exactly right -
No matter how the MSM spins it, it's a very simple question that everyone in America, pro- and anti-war can understand without the experts "explaining" it to them. The vote tally is even easier to understand--the far left now knows that their champions in Congress are just stroking them. They can spin it 50 ways to Sunday, but they know deep down inside that no one's pushing their agenda.
Will update with more links
MSM House Rejects Iraq Pullout After GOP Forces a Vote Democrats Enraged By Personal Attack http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/18/AR2005111802896.html
Uproar in House as Parties Clash on Iraq Pullout http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/19/national/19military.html?ex=1290056400&en=47510823655ad779&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
House GOP Seeks Quick Veto of Iraq Pullout http://apnews.myway.com/article/20051118/D8DV6FDO4.html
Murthas Moment (Hey it's Newsweek)poll to freep http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10101981/site/newsweek/
Republicans to Test Call for Quick Pullout From Iraq (Update2) http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a6g8rxoQVYyc
Friends, Romans, Clowns http://powerlineblog.com/archives/012316.php 403 to 3.
The "Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing" Democrats. (Good) http://hughhewitt.com/archives/2005/11/13-week/index.php#000572
Unserious (Kudlow's Money Politics) http://lkmp.blogspot.com/2005/11/unserious.html
WaPo's Murtha Coverage Is Like The Cindy Sheehan Whitewash http://newsbusters.org/node/2883
"The Swift-Boating Of Jack Murtha"? http://www.discriminations.us/storage/003534.html
The politics of the situation http://www.qando.net/details.aspx?entry=2958
House votes 403-3 to continue the mission in Iraq http://www.centristcoalition.com/blog/archives/002678.html
Lawmakers Reject Immediate Iraq Withdrawal http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/11/18/D8DVAQ6O3.html
YOU WON -- NOW WHAT? http://instapundit.com/archives/026931.php
Bush the Uniter: 403 to 3 Against Withdrawing Troops http://ace.mu.nu/archives/134363.php
Iraq Withdrawal Vote Tonight in the House (Liveblog) http://www.noendbutvictory.com/?p=39
The Murtha Plan For Iraq http://wizbangblog.com/archives/007615.php
Liberals Clobbered Tonight! http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/949 This Just In!! http://cakerdeath.blogspot.com/2005/11/this-just-in.html
House Repubs Force Vote on Iraq War (Liveblog record) http://euphoria.jarkolicious.com/journal/2005/11/18/1310/
Democrats: How Dare You Make Us Vote! http://www.blogsforbush.com/mt/archives/006005.html What
Could Be More American Than A Vote? http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/005812.php
The 'Cut and Run' Prescription for Iraq (Good) http://www.allthingsbeautiful.com/all_things_beautiful/2005/11/the_cut_and_run.html
Ok Big Mouths, Vote On An Iraq Pull-Out http://www.rightwingnews.com/archives/week_2005_11_13.PHP#004784
Just Shut Up and Vote (Juan Cole's take) http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=6108
We were for the war before we were against the war before we were for the war http://dontgointothelight.com/2005/11/we_were_for_the_war_before_we.php
Vote On War http://superfunpowerhour.blogspot.com/2005/11/vote-on-war.html
With All Due Respect... http://wizbangblog.com/archives/007620.php Pride: Pushback is a ... http://thesins.blogspot.com/2005/11/pride-pushback-is.html
Surrender, Hell: Neo-Copperhead's Embarrass A Hero http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/archives/134335.php
Backed into a corner of their own construction http://vikingpundit.blogspot.com/2005/11/backed-into-corner-of-their-own.html
New Iraq Pullout Vote Thread Sample Floor Debate Statements Strategy (Good with more links) http://polipundit.com/index.php?p=11294
It's time to clarify the debate http://www.theshapeofdays.com/2005/11/its_time_to_cla.html
403 to 3. Stay the Course. Support our Troops. Support Iraq. http://www.radiobs.net/thebluestateconservatives/archives/2005/11/showdown_on_cap.html
WSJ's Taranto takes on the NYSun's hype on Murtha and gives background:
Glenn Reynolds had a post yesterday on Murthas background of support for the war (Must Read):
Abandoning the War - Robert Kagan & William Kristol, Weekly Standard
The Iraq War is Not Another Vietnam - Part I - Richard Miniter, RealClearPolitics
Call them what they are -- TRAITORS
War & Reconstruction
For Bushs critics, even hindsight is cloudy.
(Victor Davis Hanson, Excellent)
Questioning Their Patriotism
The hottest front in the Iraq war is now in Washington.
John Murtha believes that 9/11 never happened.
Excellent background on terrorist attacks up to now.
And the rats shutting down the senate for a closed hearing over a non issue was hailed by the LMSM as a great rat victory.
Not too late, only one pubbie with intestinal fortitude in the debating society can raise havoc there. Put the rats on record, make'em squirm.
Jean Schmidt: Ball Buster?
Democrats Silence Marine's Voice
Dems Are Losers Once Again
Remind Me To Play Poker With More Democrats
They suck at bluffing.
"Hawkish" Dem: Time To Cut And Run (Updated)
Hurray for Jean Schmidt!!!
(And Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Too!!!)
GOP Lawmakers Float Ethics Probe of Murtha
Now at least I get the Pelosi link:
Comments from NRO
Republican lawmakers say that ties between Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and his brother's lobbying firm, KSA Consulting, may warrant investigation by the House ethics committee...
According to a June 13 article in The Los Angeles Times, the fiscal 2005 defense appropriations bill included more than $20 million in funding for at least 10 companies for whom KSA lobbied. Carmen Scialabba, a longtime Murtha aide, works at KSA as well.
KSA directly lobbied Murtha's office on behalf of seven companies, and a Murtha aide told a defense contractor that it should retain KSA to represent it, according to the LA Times.
In early 2004, Murtha reportedly leaned on U.S. Navy officials to sign a contract to transfer the Hunters Point Shipyard to the city of San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A company called Lennar Inc. had right to the land, and Laurence Pelosi, nephew to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was an executive with the firm at that time.
Murtha also inserted earmarks in defense bills that steered millions of dollars in federal research funds toward companies owned by children of fellow Pennsylvania Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D). ..
Hey sono, you find any other links?
Murtha's "Metamorphosis" Meme of MSM Merits Mockery
Murtha's log of past media statements:
Democrats Demand Immediate Withdrawal From Washington
GOP to Wobbly Dems, Bring It On!
(Nice Rant by Jawa)
Lies and the Lying Congressliars Who Lie Them
Withdraw the Troops - NOT