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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."


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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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To: hipaatwo
"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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To: Gustafm1000

It was brought forward in the HOUSE, NOT the Senate.


21 posted on 10/05/2004 4:42:42 PM PDT by Paladin2 (SeeBS News - We Decide, We Create, We Report - In that order!)
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To: weegee

Easy when yer up against domestic enemies such a Lee and Rangel........silver tounged devil that Tom is ! Calls a cow pie a cow pie.

Stay safe !


22 posted on 10/05/2004 4:43:13 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: knak

Does anyone want to bet on whether the Dems will follow Mr. DeLay's leadership and vote "No?"


23 posted on 10/05/2004 4:43:15 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: LibFreeUSA

Probably was a Representative, not a Senator. Hundreds of those congress critters voted on the legislation today.


24 posted on 10/05/2004 4:43:20 PM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: knak

I like Tom DeLay!


25 posted on 10/05/2004 4:43:50 PM PDT by B Knotts ("John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security.")
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To: knak; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

PING!!!!!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 10/05/2004 4:44:38 PM PDT by OXENinFLA (So sKerry pulled a pen from his jacket, he still broke rules he agreed to..)
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To: knak
I missed Delay, but did watch the last 30 mins, it was a sight to behold!

Please, everyone watch it when replayed if you can!

WE KICKED RAT ASS TODAY!

27 posted on 10/05/2004 4:44:54 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: LibFreeUSA

Arlen is such a RINO that it's hard to tell the difference.


28 posted on 10/05/2004 4:45:04 PM PDT by lightman
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To: knak
This campaign is a baseless and malevolent concoction of the Democrat Party

BTW, I hear that election workers will be checking Selective Service records of all males from 18 to 25 be sure they have registered.

Not registered? You don't vote.

29 posted on 10/05/2004 4:45:28 PM PDT by Flyer (Prosecute Vote Fraud!)
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To: Kristian
If that is so, why is it not making the headlines now.

Because our mainstream media organs are in bed with the liberals.

Thank you for your support. Now if you could just convert a few million of your neighbors. :)

30 posted on 10/05/2004 4:46:13 PM PDT by Knitebane
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To: Kristian

The US Media is "0 \/\/ |\| 3 d" by the 'Rat Party.


31 posted on 10/05/2004 4:46:14 PM PDT by Paladin2 (SeeBS News - We Decide, We Create, We Report - In that order!)
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To: OXENinFLA

Who voted yes?


32 posted on 10/05/2004 4:46:22 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: knak

I watched CSPAN. Rangle was hillarious! He actually screamed that the bill being presented was unfair and dirty on the part of the republicans. He said you don't quell rumors on the Internet on the House Floor. Where else would you air it, except where everyone can get a first hand viewing of how dirty the dems are. They ate their own rumor this time.


33 posted on 10/05/2004 4:46:52 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: knak
"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.

Ouch. Harsh, but fair. This should be the subject of it's own mass mailing. Anyone who's recieved that idiot chain letter about the draft (The one that's spawned roughly 234,394 vanity posts in the last month) ought to forward this back to whoever sent it. Copies of it should be passed out at schools and colleges.

34 posted on 10/05/2004 4:47:26 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Proudly FReeping in my invisible pajamas.)
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To: knak
Please call the US Capitol tomorrow and thank Tom DeLay

1-800-839-5276

35 posted on 10/05/2004 4:47:35 PM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: rang1995

Bush needs to let all the people that live in Pa that one of their Sen wanted to pass the draft bill, and that It took Republicans to expose it and through it out.


36 posted on 10/05/2004 4:47:38 PM PDT by mammer
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To: Kristian

I have seen the bogus fliers and emails and countered the email list with an explanation of the party involved and links to the bills.

If the draft is really a big concern of young voters, I wonder how they would respond to John Kerry's proposed unpaid MANDATORY PUBLIC SERVICE for high school graduation.

His website has altered the text. He should be made to answer for his proposal and not be allowed to respond "see my website" in the next debate. That's about as solid a debate answer as, "You should read the book... if you want to know why mine is the right choice."

Hate and fear are the only two motivators that the Democrats have to get people to vote for them this time around.


37 posted on 10/05/2004 4:48:04 PM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: TomGuy
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What happened to the 14 cosponsors?

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 1/7/2003 Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 1/28/2003
Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] - 5/19/2004
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 1/28/2003
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 1/7/2003
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 1/28/2003
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 1/28/2003
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 7/21/2004
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 1/28/2003
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 1/7/2003
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 1/7/2003
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 1/28/2003
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 1/7/2003
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 1/28/2003

Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 1/28/2003(withdrawn - 6/21/2004)

38 posted on 10/05/2004 4:48:20 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: hipaatwo
I watched it, Senator from Pennsylvania, a Dem, said he would vote in favor of the draft

The Senate didn't vote, the House did.

Pennsylvania has no Dim. Senator.

So9

39 posted on 10/05/2004 4:49:57 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: Paladin2

ok sorry my bad, his last name started with a D and I know he was a Dem cause he's from my state and he pissed me off.


40 posted on 10/05/2004 4:49:58 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: knak
""For months now, the American people have been subjected to -- and had their intelligence insulted by -- a manipulative, dishonest, and willful campaign of misinformation CBS. "
41 posted on 10/05/2004 4:50:19 PM PDT by bayourod (Even security moms should now know that you can't lead while waffling and calling Iraq the wrong war)
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To: OldFriend; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
I think that we should all call CBS and thank them and Dan Rather personally for so motivating FReepers to donate to fundraising efforts today.

The buggy whip media is not amused.


42 posted on 10/05/2004 4:50:29 PM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: mammer

I did, and my 19 year old watched it and saw for himself :)


43 posted on 10/05/2004 4:51:02 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: Howlin

I don't know, I missed the vote and the House hasn't posted the roll call yet.........


44 posted on 10/05/2004 4:51:03 PM PDT by OXENinFLA (So sKerry pulled a pen from his jacket, he still broke rules he agreed to..)
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To: knak

Tomorrow's newspaper stories...

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (Republican-Texas) today made the following remarks on the proposed military draft:

. . . [insert some out of context word bite that appears like Delay actually FAVORS the idea]


45 posted on 10/05/2004 4:51:33 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (FreedomLoving_Engineer)
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To: Howlin

http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html


46 posted on 10/05/2004 4:52:18 PM PDT by OXENinFLA (So sKerry pulled a pen from his jacket, he still broke rules he agreed to..)
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To: knak

What's going on there in Washington? Did Zell shame the Republicans into growing cajones?


47 posted on 10/05/2004 4:52:35 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: HAL9000
What happened to the 14 cosponsors?

Well one of them, Sheila Jackson-Lee, made a complete ass of herself by insisting that HER piece of legislation was all a part of Bush's plan to reinstate the draft.

Her attempt at misdirection from the real culprits failed.

48 posted on 10/05/2004 4:52:35 PM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: HAL9000

No wonder the dims hate him. DeLay made us proud to be Republicans. Just wish they would be this verbal more often. Oh well, not to complain. I'm happy.


49 posted on 10/05/2004 4:52:36 PM PDT by sarasotarepublican (Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.)
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To: knak
the only thing's missing is Rangel's picture.

"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.


50 posted on 10/05/2004 4:52:51 PM PDT by swheats
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