Skip to comments.Matt Gaetzís Really Stupid War Powers Resolution Vote
Posted on 01/12/2020 4:32:33 AM PST by EyesOfTX
The corrupt news media and biased polls tell us this guy is leading the race. The photo below shows the turnout for a rally for the nations Unfrozen Caveman Senator, Quid Pro Joe Biden, on Saturday:
Note the loudspeaker atop an 8-foot stand on the right side of the photo, meaning that the crack Biden campaign staff thought their hero would need a microphone while speaking to this crowd of 1,2,3,4,5, 6,7,8,9,10, 11 people. Talk about overkill.
Like everything else in the corrupt news media today, its likely we are being lied to about the real status of the race for the Democrat presidential nomination, and that, once the voting begins, the results will bear only passing relationship to the polls we have been seeing. Stay tuned for some surprises starting in a few weeks.
Matt Gaetz, you got some splainin to do. Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz made a terrible error in judgment this week when he became one of just three Republicans to vote in favor of Nancy Pelosis resolution that pretends to somehow limit President Trumps ability to conduct a full-scale war, whether with Iran or any other country.
Gaetz, appearing on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, attempted to explain his vote as follows:
I spoke to the president today, Gaetz revealed on Tucker Carlson Tonight. The president told me he is more antiwar than I am, and I love the president for that. The thing is, I think a few of the advisers of the president are trying to slow-walk the administration into war. When the president relies on his instincts and we have the Trump doctrine, we kill the terrorist and we come home.
I think this War Powers Resolution was worthy of support because it did not criticize the president, he said. It did not say he was wrong in killing [Quds Force Gen.] Soleimani. But it did say that if any president wants to drag our nation into another forever Middle East war that they require the approval of the United States Congress.
Thats something I deeply believe. And I think its something the president deeply believes, he said.
Ok, thats all well and good, and taken as a pure philosophical analysis, it is something that the vast majority of Trump supporting Republican voters including me would agree with. The problem is that philosophy was not all that was at play here. Pelosis resolution which is utterly meaningless as a matter of law or actual impact on any presidents constitutional powers was a political stunt. More to the point, it was a political stunt intended as a rebuke to this particular President, a symbolic vote condemning his decision to take out Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani with a drone strike 9 days ago.
There was zero justifiable reason for any real Republican to lend Pelosi support with this cynical political stunt.
It is one thing for a couple of noted libertarian cranks like Rand Paul and Mike Lee to vote for this resolution, which they certainly will do when it comes to a vote in the Senate this coming week. That, after all, is why they threw their dishonest hissy fits following the administrations confidential briefing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. They were just setting up their backstories for giving aid and comfort to the enemy, Pelosi.
But its quite another thing for Gaetz, who wants to be one of 3 or 4 House Managers who will argue the GOPs side of the impeachment case in the upcoming senate trail, to do so. The people who want this particular assignment need to be sober and serious GOP members, not someone prone to grandstanding vanity plays, which is what Gaetzs vote actually was.
What Gaetz actually achieved with this vote was to give Pelosi and her fellow Democrats in the House a propaganda victory. Gaetz has become one of the most high-profile Republican members in the House, and his vote gives Pelosi a poster child she can point to and say, See? We had bi-partisan support. Philosophy is important, but political sense and strategy is also vitally important in todays D.C. Swamp, and Gaetz miserably failed that political test.
Gaetzs constituents know that, and let him hear about it at an event in Florida Friday evening:
Matt Gaetz ✔ @mattgaetz · Jan 10, 2020 (1) Still proudly the Trumpiest. I enjoy the Presidents support and he enjoys mine.
(2) I was very shocked when @GOPLeader voted against @realDonaldTrump on the Turkey/Kurds/Syria Resolution where history has clearly shown @potus to be right and McCarthy & Dems wrong. https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1215615957642764288
The Washington Post ✔ @washingtonpost Matt Gaetz, the "Trumpiest Congressman," cites principles for bucking president on war powers. Kevin McCarthy is "very shocked." https://wapo.st/2t4DYEW
𝕞𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕤𝕤𝕒 🙈🙉🙊 @my3monkees Heres the trumpiest at his best
Embedded video 78 2:41 PM - Jan 10, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 176 people are talking about this President Trump has basically zero intention of drag[ging] our nation into a nother forever Middle East war, and Pelosi knows it. This meaningless resolution is all about supporting the Democrat/Media narrative that attempts to convince the public otherwise. Thats something Gaetz should have known but apparently did not before he cast his stupid vote.
Its a vote thats impossible to really justify, and one that he will pay for politically for a long, long time.
That is all.
Constitutionally, the War Powers Act should be repealed. Congress should put its neck on the line when we send our troops into harm’s way.
Look at Iraq.....congress voted to support Bush then turned around and opposed him. What bullshit.
The War Powers Act allows politicians to have it both ways.
Gaetz exposed himself as the flake he is
The choice isn’t between an all out land invasion of Iraq and doing nothing. These people are slimes.
Still one of the best in congress. Weird thing is he said he spoke with trump and he was cool with the vote. But now the White House is not communicating with him. Hmmmmm. Id still rather have 435 of him then 1 nancy Pelosi.
Never trust a flake with higher office
I hope they strip him of his House Manager job for the Impeachment trial! Fast judgement for a stupid vote that he sided with Pelosi instead of our President!!
You jumped the shark, Gaetz. Stupid.
I don’t really have a problem with it. I don’t really care for it either.
Looks like the President has a problem with it though. Oops.
It’s amazing how many Republicans there are that go out of their way to make absolute fools of themselves.
To be honest, I can’t imagine why anyone would vote with the Democrat Party on anything at all, Matt.
If Obama was still president and a GOP-controlled House passed a resolution like this to limit his authority to launch a military campaign in some Third World dump, the author of this piece would be fawning all over Gaetz and his fellow Republicans.
Should happen alongside a vote for term limits on Senators and House members.
The microphone and camera gets in their eyes and they can’t help themselves. McCain was the worst. He was drawn like a magnet to the microphone and camera, usually to say idiotic things that hurt his own party. McCain was a dummy.
Theater. If Trump was going to march on Tehran he would go to congress. Its what the law and constitution, not to mention practical necessity, require. So the silly resolution is just grandstanding.
He did the same (just like my ass-wipe Rep Mooney, WV) on this vote to help make muzzies a “protected” class.
Just another step on the road to sharia
Looks like it’s time to find a new congress critter then.
Gaetz torpedoed his future in national politics. I considered him to be a player in 2024, no more. My congressman, Thomas Massie, a 95+ conservative rated Republican was squarely in the running to eventually replace Mitch McConnell. This vote and his anti Trump using pentagon funds for the wall vote have scuttled his future. One Rand Paul type flake senator from Kentucky is more than enough.
My flaky congressman, Thomas Massie, supported the resolution. I give him credit that he sponsored a pro war powers act against Barry. On this issue at least Massie is consistent in being wrong.
Hero to zero, another mcpain worshipper.
The last thing the America needs is yet another GOP “nuanced” a-hole that thinks he’s special.
I’ve already told Mooney that I would work for, vote for and donate to ANYONE who faced him in the primary. I will even send him an image of the check.
Should he survive to the general I will, for only the second time in more than 50 years of voting, cast for a RAT.
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