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DeLay Statement on Military Draft
us newswire ^ | 10/05/04

Posted on 10/05/2004 4:35:13 PM PDT by knak

To: National Desk

Contact: Stuart Roy or Jonathan Grella, 202-225-4000, both of the Office of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) today made the following remarks on the Democrat proposal for a military draft:

"Sometimes -- not always, but sometimes -- a bill comes to the floor of this House after a long, deliberate examination of the facts surrounding a difficult issue with compelling arguments on both sides, and we can all come together and find common ground.

"Sometimes, a bill is the result of hard-nosed political wrangling, and a party-line vote pushes a controversial measure over the finish line. And sometimes - on rare occasions like today - a bill is considered on the floor of the House as a practical exercise ... to expose a fraud.

"For months now, the American people have been subjected to -- and had their intelligence insulted by -- a manipulative, dishonest, and willful campaign of misinformation. This campaign, which started as a whisper but has since been given voice by the leading Democrats in the country today, asserts without any evidence whatsoever that there is a secret Republican plan to reinstitute the military draft.

"This campaign is a baseless and malevolent concoction of the Democrat Party, and everyone in this chamber knows it. It has one purpose -- to spread fear. To spread fear among an unsuspecting public, to undermine the war on terror, to undermine our troops, to undermine our cause, and most of all, to undermine our commander-in-chief ... in an election year.

"It is a lie. And to prove it, all we had to do was to look in the Congressional Record. And lo and behold, there it was. A plan, not secret, but public. Not hidden by Republicans, but openly touted by Democrats. H.R. 163 -- before us today -- is not the product of a Pentagon cabal, but is sponsored by six of the most liberal and vociferous critics of the war on terror.

"The vote on this bill won't be close, and it won't be party- line. Instead, it will be an opportunity for the American people to see who takes the national security of the United States seriously, who respects our armed forces, who wants to win the war on terror, and who just wants to win the next election.

"This bill is a fraud, and so is the pernicious campaign of deception that has brought it to the floor today. I urge all my colleagues to vote no, and expose to the light of truth the craven, partisan whisper campaign now poisoning the national debate."


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 2004election; 2004electionbias; bushhaters; delay; dirtytricks; draft; election2004; goebbelswouldbeproud; intimidation; legislation; mediabias; scampaign; scarethesheeple; smearcampaign; thebiglie; thedraft; thedraftbill; vote; whispercampaign; youngvoters; youthvote
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Alright!!!!
1 posted on 10/05/2004 4:35:13 PM PDT by knak
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To: knak

Why can't Republicans alwasy talk like this? Why couldn't Bush say this?


2 posted on 10/05/2004 4:37:46 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/welfare.htm)
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To: knak

402 against
2 for

It failed passage in the House.


3 posted on 10/05/2004 4:38:01 PM PDT by TomGuy (His VN crumbling, he says 'move on'. So now, John Kerry is running on Bob KerrEy's Senate record.)
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To: knak

I watched it, Senator from Pennsylvania, a Dem, said he would vote in favor of the draft


4 posted on 10/05/2004 4:38:02 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: knak

Clever response. Bring it to the floor and show where the votes are. And aren't.


5 posted on 10/05/2004 4:38:35 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: knak

It would have been better had he called out those who originated the bill.


6 posted on 10/05/2004 4:38:51 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye ((Kerry is a flake))
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To: knak

AWESOME!!!!


7 posted on 10/05/2004 4:39:29 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

Houston PING


8 posted on 10/05/2004 4:39:37 PM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: TomGuy

Who ducked?


9 posted on 10/05/2004 4:40:07 PM PDT by Paladin2 (SeeBS News - We Decide, We Create, We Report - In that order!)
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"I watched it, Senator from Pennsylvania, a Dem, said he would vote in favor of the draft"

PA has NO RAT Senators!

10 posted on 10/05/2004 4:40:34 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: TomGuy

WHO WERE THE TWO IDIOTS????

WAS IT MAJOR "SHARK FOOD" OWENS?
WAS IT ABERCROMBIE THE SNITCH?
WAS IT SOME OTHER LEFTIST FOOL?

BRAVO TO TOM DELAY TO DOING THIS - EXPOSING THIS FRAUD!!!!


11 posted on 10/05/2004 4:40:39 PM PDT by WOSG (George W Bush / Dick Cheney - Right for our Times!)
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To: knak

Who would have thunk that DeLay could make a speech with such punch.


12 posted on 10/05/2004 4:41:06 PM PDT by RobbyS (JMJ)
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To: hipaatwo

I watched it, Senator from Pennsylvania, a Dem, said he would vote in favor of the draft

Hmm... Unless Specter or Santorum switched parties...

Hagel might because he sucks.


13 posted on 10/05/2004 4:41:09 PM PDT by Gustafm1000
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To: knak

Kudos, Tom Delay!


14 posted on 10/05/2004 4:41:41 PM PDT by NilesJo
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To: Gustafm1000

Well done Mr. DeLay. Again.


15 posted on 10/05/2004 4:41:42 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: knak

The only yes votes were two Democrats.


18 posted on 10/05/2004 4:42:12 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: traviskicks

Dick Cheney needs to hammer Edwards with this tonight !


19 posted on 10/05/2004 4:42:23 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: WOSG

charles Rangel???


20 posted on 10/05/2004 4:42:28 PM PDT by rang1995
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