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Profiles In Democratic Courage (NOT!)
CaptainsQuartersblog.com ^ | December 23, 2005 | Captain Ed

Posted on 12/23/2005 6:53:51 PM PST by prairiebreeze

The New York Sun reports that Democrats blocked the adoption of a resolution denouncing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his anti-Semitic remaeks and Holocaust denial until a demand for an Iranian plebescite and self-determination free of the Guardian Council had been removed. The objection officially came from Senator Wyden (D-OR), who then told the Senate that, uh, he didn't have a problem with the resolutuion, but that his colleagues did -- who displayed their intestinal fortitude by hiding behind Wyden's skirts:

When Mr. Santorum moved to introduce the resolution last Friday, Senator Wyden, a Democrat of Oregon, registered an unusual objection. According to the Congressional Record, Mr. Wyden told Mr. Santorum on the Senate floor that he was objecting to the resolution because his Democratic colleagues in the Senate had asked him too. Mr. Wyden did not say who asked him to issue the objection.

"While I personally am vehemently opposed to the statements that have been made by the president of Iran," Mr. Wyden said, "I have been asked by the members on this side of the aisle to object, and I do so object."

Mr. Wyden's office did not return repeated calls yesterday to explain who suggested that he object to the Iran resolution or why he was chosen to register the complaint. And a spokesman for Mr. Santorum, Robert Traynham, said he did not know who raised the objection either.

D. Zin of Regime Change Iran has detailed this more closely -- his latest post is here, and he got a mention in the Sun but not a hyperlink -- but no one has discovered who passed a note to Wyden asking him to object to the original resolution. However, another odd event occurred. After Rick Santorum removed the two sentences that called for Iranian freedom, the Democrats (in name only, apparently) removed their objection to the resolution and it passed on acclamation.

Perhaps Harry Reid or Howard Dean can explain this. Who wanted the resolution blocked? Why didn't they come forward on their own, rather than playing middle-school games with Wyden over it? More to the point, what about freedom and democracy frightens and/or repels the ironically-named Democrats? The fact that our own Congress cannot endorse those two concepts as the ideal for government should worry Americans, and the manner in which the two sentences got removed from the resolution should evoke contempt for the party whose name supposedly celebrates the concepts. Shame on the Democratic caucus in our Senate.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; ahmadinejad; blockage; capitulation; iran; obstruction; obstructionistdems; regimechange

1 posted on 12/23/2005 6:53:51 PM PST by prairiebreeze
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To: prairiebreeze

This is some bad stuff. I expect that the New York Times will start asking the hard questions soon. And by "soon," I mean "as soon as one of their reporters gets hit in the head by a frozen pig flying out of hell." Or the eleventh of Never, whichever comes later.


2 posted on 12/23/2005 6:57:00 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: prairiebreeze; Peach; Mo1; DoctorZIn
According to the Congressional Record, Mr. Wyden told Mr. Santorum on the Senate floor that he was objecting to the resolution because his Democratic colleagues in the Senate had asked him too. Mr. Wyden did not say who asked him to issue the objection.

"While I personally am vehemently opposed to the statements that have been made by the president of Iran," Mr. Wyden said, "I have been asked by the members on this side of the aisle to object, and I do so object."

Check out the backdoor approach the RATS used to object to a resolution that stood for Iranian freedom and democracy. What a bunch of weasles. As to why, could it be the almighty buck..and all those Iranian financial supporters?

3 posted on 12/23/2005 6:58:33 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Merry Christmas!! And God bless us, every one.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Calling dizzy tizzy to make a public statement criticizing the demonrats.


4 posted on 12/23/2005 6:59:23 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Gordongekko909

The RATS couldn't care less what that crazy Ahmadinejad declares about the Halocaust or Israel. Most of them are Arabists.


5 posted on 12/23/2005 7:01:07 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Merry Christmas!! And God bless us, every one.)
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To: prairiebreeze
And a spokesman for Mr. Santorum, Robert Traynham, said he did not know who raised the objection either.

Hillary got a 'Happy Holiday' box of ashtrays and decided to research the trajectories when thrown.

6 posted on 12/23/2005 7:01:15 PM PST by quantim (The Senate proves itself daily as the flagrant flaw in the Constitution.)
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To: prairiebreeze

When will the Republicans stop playing a game of pretend that the Senate is some special elite group with secret handshakes and rules of conduct that only benefit the lying treasonous Democrats??


7 posted on 12/23/2005 7:01:59 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: MurryMom
"While I personally am vehemently opposed to the statements that have been made by the president of Iran," Mr. Wyden said, "I have been asked by the members on this side of the aisle to object, and I do so object."

You the one that put the bug in Wyden's ear?

8 posted on 12/23/2005 7:03:24 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: prairiebreeze

Was browsing in the library the other day when my eyes fell upon a title I couldn't believe so had to pull a very and heavy book from the shelf only a moment later to put it back as it was totally blank. The book? The Unabridged Compendium for Profiles In Democratic Courage .


9 posted on 12/23/2005 7:03:37 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: okie01

Makes you wonder if Wyden got a little something extra in his holiday DNC bonus check....


10 posted on 12/23/2005 7:06:22 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Merry Christmas!! And God bless us, every one.)
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To: prairiebreeze

It will be a miracle if anyone is able to get the answer. I have been trying to get an answer from my senators (Murray and Cantwell) as to whether they personally read the entire intelligence assessment report before the Oct. 2002 vote to authorize the president to take action against Iraq. It seems they are not willing to give up that information.


11 posted on 12/23/2005 7:06:22 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: prairiebreeze
Once again, the mentally challenged Wyden proves he is undeniably a moron....

Remember -- he is the jerk-ass Congress Critter that when presented with a globe on national television -- couldn't point out on the globe the location of Bosnia, Serbia or Croatia -- yet he was there to discuss the war there.

A real seriously impaired dumb-ass of the first order...
He must have smoked too much of his state's richest cash crop...

Semper Fi
12 posted on 12/23/2005 7:46:24 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Unfreakingbelievable.


13 posted on 12/23/2005 7:49:07 PM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: prairiebreeze

Useless idiots!


14 posted on 12/23/2005 8:24:09 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

DURBIN!


15 posted on 12/24/2005 2:37:09 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: prairiebreeze

Has the ADL issued a statement or are the democrats given a pass?


16 posted on 12/24/2005 2:39:37 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: prairiebreeze
The government of Iran wanted it blocked. And they paid good hard cash for their Democrats, just like Saddam did.
17 posted on 12/24/2005 5:12:39 AM PST by JasonC
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To: JasonC

Precisely. John Kerry took Iranian campaign contributions as did Clinton. I'll wager Iranian money has been filling Democrat coffers for many many years.

Jimmy Carter saw to it.


18 posted on 12/24/2005 6:18:01 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Merry Christmas!! And God bless us, every one.)
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To: prairiebreeze

OMG. Now I've seen everything. The Democrats can't even bring themselves to condemn the Iranian's outrageous statements about the Holocaust? Follow the money...


19 posted on 12/24/2005 6:59:55 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach; Howlin

Peach, I am simply gobsmacked with this one. I'm sure I shouldn't be...grrr!

Howlin, did you see this story?


20 posted on 12/24/2005 7:32:40 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Merry Christmas!! And God bless us, every one.)
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To: prairiebreeze

"D. Zin of Regime Change Iran" is, of course, FReeper DoctorZin . There was a NY Sun article on this same subject that sited DrZin's report.


21 posted on 12/26/2005 10:05:09 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: JasonC
”The government of Iran wanted it blocked. And they paid good hard cash for their Democrats, just like Saddam did.”

I believe this is very possible. But do you have any information on this?

(Thanks JasonC I still love your posts.)

22 posted on 12/26/2005 9:16:13 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: prairiebreeze; JasonC
"John Kerry took Iranian campaign contributions as did Clinton."

OH yeah I remember now. they really are traitors

23 posted on 12/26/2005 9:18:23 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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