Skip to comments.Congress Rejects Iraq Exit Bill
Posted on 11/19/2005 3:56:17 AM PST by MNJohnnie
WASHINGTON The House on Friday overwhelmingly rejected calls for an immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq, a vote engineered by Republicans that was intended to fail. Democrats derided the vote as a political stunt.
"Our troops have become the enemy. We need to change direction in Iraq," said Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a Democratic hawk whose call a day earlier for pulling out troops sparked a nasty, personal debate over the war.
The House voted 403-3 to reject a nonbinding resolution offered by the GOP calling for the military to pull out of Iraq.
"We want to make sure that we support our troops that are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will not retreat," Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said as the Republican leadership pushed the issue to a vote over the protest of Democrats.
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You lose Dems, AGAIN.
Tried to gin up all this hyper hysteria about a Murtha, aDemocrat Congresscritter this week, while totally ignoring the hysteric you Dinasour drummed up about him in 2003. US House just told you where you can stick your surrender plans Dims.
Exit left Murtha.
I loved the Congresswoman who said that "Cowards cut and run, Marines never do."
John Murtha --- Mr. Cindy Sheehan
Think how ANGRY the leftwingnut BASE is going to be...hee hee hee hee!! Their representatives the DEMOCRATS didn't vote for withdrawal!! hee hee hee hee hee hee!
According to Mr. Saliva(Chris Mathews), she croaked her career last night. Greenspan's wife was also very upset! ;^D
So who were the 3 losers?
That was Jean Schmidt (R-OH) my very own congress critter. She won her seat this summer in a special election against Paul Hackett, a Marine officer in the reserves, who served in Iraq (Falujah). Jean Schmidt was quoting a Marine Colonel who had talked to her about Murtha.
By calling the vote, every Demonut had to go on record as to their position
The Sunday talk show hosts had undoubtedly planned on filling their air time with long discussions about Murtha, his call to withdraw, and how many would follow the call.
Now all they can talk about is a mass rejection BY DEMOCRATS of Murha's proposal.
A lot of dead air coming your wy this Sunday...
Oh, and a note to Republican members of Congress - see how easy it is to play this politics game? Grow a pair and play it more often.
Mornin! You missed the 8000 posts last night during the voting. Be thankful Sunday isn't that busy.
The Democrats will now insist the vote was only a stunt and they will try to spin it as not serious. Regardless, their supporters have to be told about these guys not supporting withdrawl, which is what the anti-Bush people want. Three voted no and six voted present.
Murtha is also under investigation, but Democrats don't want to hear that either.
Yeah, I thought the exchange between Harold Ford and Tom Tancredo was also great. Ford, like the rest, can't handle the truth of their positions.
Katrina hurt us for the next election. I ain't saying it's right, just that we might lose support.
Katrina won't hurt us as much as it exposes Democrats inability to lead, and failure to do their jobs once elected.
Someone should cruise over to DU (though I doubt any of them are up this early - lol) and report back on what they're saying.
The Dem sites were going nuts in support early last night. They kind of came to their senses once some of them realized what was happening to them, and the bad PR they were going to get. Pelosi and Co. held them together at the end to avoid being seen as anti-military by voting yes.
She made a statement last night. The only thing I remember is: "I'm on the Armed Services Committee". Everything else was mumble, jumble.
Oh yeah. The way they went after St Hillary for not condemning the war, this is going to make their heads explode.
I dont know a lot about politics, But Chris Mathews isnt right very often. This woman pissed off a lot of her Democrat colleagues probably, but they dont vote for her anyway. Her constituents do.
Maybe Spitball and Mrs. Greenspan could take it up with the Marine Colonel. They can't handle the truth any more than the shouting, booing Rats.
Here is one.
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"I totally support the suffering of our troops so Cheney can be wealthier"
i totally support our brave president and his godly mission to bring peace to the world, and i totally support the awful suffering and sacrifice of our troops as they die every day for nothing more than billioniare's desires to become trillionaires.
I wish they also would have scheduled a vote on whether to pull out of Japan, Germany and Bosnia. Useless, I know, but an informative comparison.
If I could kick out Ford Jr. here in Tennessee and vote for a woman that has the brass to call it like it, I would.
Correction, he was based in Baghdad organizing convoys to Falluja as part of his job as a Civil Affairs Officer. Honor his service, do not fall for the attempt the Dinosaur Media made to spin him as a Combat Marine. He isn't.
Sorry, I forgot the link.
>>Schmidt from Ohio<<
I think this lady needs a FReep!
Anyone have her e-mail address? Her homepage give access only to those in her district.
If I were a Dem, I would drive down to Southern Ohio and vote for her.
Here's the latest I saw over there (I have to shower again now after venturing over there). They are truly pathetic.
Republicans suffer embarrassing defeat!
The republican sponsored vote to cut and run from Iraq IMMEDIATELY was soundly defeated by the democrats yesterday. The proposal was a cowardly and treasonous idea, taking Rep. John Murtha's (D-Pennsylvania) reasoned proposal to begin redeployment of US troops over a 6 month period and issuing their own for an immediate pullout without any consideration to the safety of American troops or the fragile future of the new Iraqi republic.
Senators took the back seat last night, other than a couple who were trying to share the limelight with the representatives. It was kind of funny in that way.
Also shown, is that there ARE Repubicans who deserve to be on the talk shows more often. Tony Snow said networks want "colorful" people. Well, they got to see colorful last night.
Do these people look like the type that will fight when cornered?!!
Nonsense. Read Rassmussen's poll. Funny how the Media had to add 1/3 more Dems and Indies to the sample and reduce the number of Republican polled to get their fraudlent Bush approval numbers.
Why is it certain Freepers always have to find something negative to say no matter WHAT the threat topic is? This 100% Negativity from the Doom an Gloom brigade makes us wonder just WHOESE side they realy are on?
Yeah, Morgan, they started last night saying this was nothing like what Murtha had proposed.
J.D. Heyworth was very brief but very effective when he held up a NY Slimes frontpage headline, and WAPO front pageheadline, and an Al Jazzeera frontpage headline--all said Murtha wanted immediate withdrawal.
PLUS, six Dems who voted Present.
This 100% Negativity from the Doom an Gloom brigade makes us wonder just WHOESE side they realy are on?
That's easy to answer, any side but Bush's.
Saw that too!!! It was great. JD nailed them for another lie in their trying to redirect the argument.
I have to say, the whole event was worth watching and I'll be interested to see what the statistics are for C-SPAN last night.
But, that's the whole point of it all. Exposing the Democrats for playing politics with the lives of our military. They are more interested in politics than supporting America.
I bet both of them will be running for the Midol this morning.
Calling for this vote was a really smart Repub move.
Whoever came up with the idea deserves recognition.
Jean Schmidt: Cowards cut and run, Marines never do (VIDEO)
is available at:
Save it to your hard drive for posterity.
JD Hayworth brought the idea up in conference and it became the event of the day.
Hannity and O'Reilly are going to claim credit for it because they talked about it earlier, and Hugh Hewitt is probably one of the first to suggest it.
There were also 6 "nuanced" (read scared out of their little panties) Rats who were afraid to vote anything else but "present".
22 couldn't even get up the energy to vote at all.
Hey, TomGuy. What are your thoughts this morning after the vote?
I think J.D. is going to go further than the House of Representatives and I'll be glad to see it.