Skip to comments.MURTHA TO DROP OUT OF RUNNING [Update- Hoyer Wins!!!-Vote 149-86]
Posted on 11/16/2006 8:30:20 AM PST by conservativecorner
Conservatives with Attitude! insiders are informing us that Congressman John Murtha will DROP OUT of the running for the number 2 spot in the House as Majority Leader.
Even if he does stay in the race, he will fall short by a few votes.
This will serve as a big blow to Nancy Pelosi.
Yes you are correct, I mispoke... he was up for Majority Leader.. not speaker, Pelosi herself will be the next speark.
Dems are in a no win, at least when it comes to IRAQ...
Now that they have won the election on a platform of out of Iraq... they are rapidly finding we can't just get out of Iraq.. (not that it wasn't common knowlege to begin with) but they pandered to that moonbat base on that issue... and they won't be able to deliver.... so will the moonbats turn on them? Or quickly forget the supposed quagmire of Iraq ?
Now the dems are going to be forced to govern, and find all that hateful rhetoric they've been espousing for the past several years coming back to bite them on the but... they are also going to learn that those moonbats aren't reasonable folks...... They fully expect delivery on the promises made to them... and will be screaming bloody murder when it doesn't happen. Doesn't matter they are <1%ers.. they are going to make it impossible for the Dems to remotely legislate from anything remotely center or even reasonable IMHO.
I can guarantee america this much.. the Border Fence is DEAD.. Immigration reform is DEAD.. Bush didn't want it, and the conservative base is the only reason we got what we did, now that dems have taken over you better believe Bush will offer that up immediately to the DEMS.......
If there has been a failing in foreign policy by this administration it hasn't been Iraq, Afghanistan or the general WOT... its been the handling of things in this hemisphere, particularly immigration. We have a growing communist influence south of us. And on dealing with China.. a topic far too long for me to go into here.
Pelosi, Ried and the MSM have 18 month to start a recession and a US defeat and subsequent civil war in Iraq. All will be blamed on Bush, paving the way for a Democrat president and a black eye for Bush. This is their plan. Dont believe for a minute that they want the US to succeed under Bush. Its just reality, they crave power and hate Bush.
I don't know if that would earn me high marks with conservatives or not. Reagan was a great president, but truth to tell, he ran from Beirut. At the moment, I care more that Hoyer backs Bush than what he said about a president who failed, let's be honest, a crucial test 20 years ago. < /rant and flame away>
Yes indeed. I believe the voting was done in secret, so she does not know whom voted which way. I agree on the popcorn. I want the theater style with lots and lots of butter and salt. Doc if you see my post, sorry but I have to indulge when things are this juicy.
Naw, no need for a flame. A reason can be found by people to support either candidate. And right now, the support for our troops and President Bush in the WOT is important to me!
So these abestos Scooby-Doo undies were a waste of money???
Exactly, well said.
Yeah. You should look at Alcee's page at House.Gov. IIRC, does not mention his impeachment...
They can't. The lefties will SHOVE them to the left. Soros' & MoveOn money is everywhere.
You are right. Half of what Murtha says is silly or wrong - like his Okinawa comment... He's either not too bright, or needs to retire.
--If Hoyer becomes Majority Leader, This will force the Rats to lead from the center.--
I have never seen Hoyer lead anything.
I hope you guys and gals know it was cause of you and the new media that Murtha lost. It is awfully hard for them to hide his stupidity (Load of Crap) and his corruption (ABSCAM) anymore.
I can guarantee america this much.. the Border Fence is DEAD.. Immigration reform is DEAD.. Bush didn't want it, and the conservative base is the only reason we got what we did, now that dems have taken over you better believe Bush will offer that up immediately to the DEMS.......This might be the reason Bush/Rove decided to throw this election to the dhimmi's. It's pretty obvious to me that B/R didn't try that hard to win.
It could be the fix was in, and the dhimmi's didn't even know it. (Of course, you could say the same thing about all of us, who felt the pain of this loss so hard, that the fix was in and we didn't even know it.)
Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa), (R), stands behind his victorious opponent for House Majority Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md), (L), at a news conference after the House Democratic Caucus Leadership elections on Capitol Hill, November 16, 2006. A week after winning back control of the U.S. Congress, Democrats in the House defied incoming speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday and bypassed a vocal Iraq war critic to elevate her moderate deputy to majority leader. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)
Democratic nominee for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) (L) and Democratic House Majority Leader nominee Steny Hoyer (D-Md) (C) raise their arms while Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa) (R) applauds following the House Democratic Caucus Leadership elections on Capitol Hill November 16, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)
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