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Webb to give State of the Union response
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Posted on 01/16/2007 9:26:19 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Webb to give State of the Union response

25 minutes ago

Freshman Sen. Jim Webb, a Vietnam War veteran, will deliver the official Democratic response to President Bush's State of the Union Address, where the war in Iraq is expected to be a central topic.

As a combat veteran, Webb, D-Va., "understands personally how crucial it is to find a new direction in Iraq and begin to bring the war to a close," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) said Tuesday in announcing their choice of Webb to respond to Bush's Jan. 23 address to Congress.

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1 posted on 01/16/2007 9:26:19 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: meandog; leadpenny
Ping for the debut of Senator Ass!

I wonder if he'll threaten the viewing audience. Stay tuned!

2 posted on 01/16/2007 9:27:21 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Great, the head rent a vet. Screw him!


3 posted on 01/16/2007 9:27:51 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sub-Driver; jazusamo; RedRover; Just A Nobody; Mo1; Corin Stormhands

Why not Murtha as well?


4 posted on 01/16/2007 9:28:01 AM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Webb just might attempt to throw a fist strike at President Bush. LOL!


5 posted on 01/16/2007 9:28:46 AM PST by Kuksool (I learned more about political science on FR than in college)
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To: Sub-Driver
"understands personally how crucial it is to find a new direction in Iraq and begin to bring the war to a close,"

If you could just do this, I'd suggest we should have done it a long time ago. I wasn't aware that a country could simply choose when it was time for a war to be over.

I'm thinking 1942 would have been a good time to end World War 2, it would have saved us a lot of grief.

Wonder if the terrorists that attacked on 9/11 are aware of their obligation because of the 2006 election to go along with the end of the war.

I wonder who will write the speech for Webb.

I wonder if he'll be able to make it through the speech without threatening to beat up somebody.

6 posted on 01/16/2007 9:28:48 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Sub-Driver

Excellent News!  Webb is a borderline psychotic, and his foaming at the mouth, shoe slamming on the table performance should be just the thing to impress upon the sleeping American Public what a mistake they've made.

Get Good'n ANGRY, Jimbo!!!

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.


7 posted on 01/16/2007 9:29:30 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, "Evil Chuckie" gets to do the response, ay? Gosh, how nice for all of us. Especially for those of us in Virginia. We just love our new senator.

I wish George hadn't said "macaca." Now we're saddled with this supercilious, egomaniac for six years.

Ah well. Such is politics.


8 posted on 01/16/2007 9:29:42 AM PST by RexBeach (In war there is no substitute for victory. - Douglas MacArthur)
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To: AmishDude

Wonder if he will read from his perverted book.


9 posted on 01/16/2007 9:30:04 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: Kuksool

Oh, that explains it. Reid is probably afraid of what Webb would do if he had to be in the chambers while Bush was there, and it would be bad for the democrats if one of their own rushed the podium and had to be "restrained".

This way, Webb is off somewhere else where he can't embarass them by threatening to attack the President.


10 posted on 01/16/2007 9:30:39 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought they would go with Tester.


11 posted on 01/16/2007 9:30:58 AM PST by trumandogz (Rudy G 2008: The "G" Stands For Gun Grabbing & Gay Lovin.)
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To: onyx

Murtha still has Abscam cooties and isn't as pretty as Webb who has More medals.


12 posted on 01/16/2007 9:31:07 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sub-Driver

Chicken Hawk

Surrender Monkey with never-been-dirty army boots

Can we have a laugh track preset for Web's speech?

How about a "lie counter" in the bottom corner?

How about a montage word that will be used by all the media after the fact (ala gravitas)?


13 posted on 01/16/2007 9:32:40 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: onyx

Think Webb's son is a little embarrassed that Dad is using him as a prop?


14 posted on 01/16/2007 9:32:54 AM PST by RedRover (They are not killers. Defend our Marines.)
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To: onyx

Murtha has a history

Webb will soon have one too


15 posted on 01/16/2007 9:34:33 AM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Is web another John "i was in viet nam" Kerry Democrat?

Will he Saaaaaaalute when he starts his little bash bush speech?


I wonder how many times web will mention "oversight".

Oversight for democrat party members means 350 commanders in chief overiding the president.


16 posted on 01/16/2007 9:36:01 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

"Surrender Monkey with never-been-dirty army boots"

Webb is a Marine.
First in his class of 243 at the Marine Corps Officer's Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, he then served with the Fifth Marine Regiment in Vietnam, where as a rifle platoon and company commander in the infamous An Hoa Basin west of Danang he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts.


17 posted on 01/16/2007 9:36:19 AM PST by tumblindice (Never let the facts get in the way of a good story)
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To: Owl_Eagle
He seemed so nice on according to Jim. What happened?


18 posted on 01/16/2007 9:36:44 AM PST by kinghorse
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To: onyx
Why not Murtha as well?

Might as well be both with the lack of respect for our military by Murtha and the lack of respect for President Bush and the office he holds by Webb. They both represent the lack of class exhibited by the left wing Dems.

19 posted on 01/16/2007 9:38:06 AM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

All good questions? After Midway, the war in the Pacific was won. We should have withdrawn and gone home. The Japanese knew they had lost and would give back the Philippines.


20 posted on 01/16/2007 9:39:36 AM PST by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, the party of what if and whine.)
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To: tumblindice

That's a fine record. He's using it to advance himself personally which, of course, is also fine. But the fact he profits personally from being a 'credible' voice of dissent makes him fair game, regardless of military record.


21 posted on 01/16/2007 9:42:31 AM PST by kinghorse
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny how NOTHING they are actually DOING in the Congress they hold majority in deal with Iraq, but that is what the response to the SOTU will focus on? I gotta love it.

This is going to be good. Hatred and blam is what Webb will bring, rather than the unity and the solutions he and his party were tasked with in the last election.

The people voted for change all right, they voted Democrats in so they can no longer cry about not having the power to stop that 'Evil Bush'. Their golden goose goto slogans are gone and now they have to lead instead of oppose the leader.

Democrats have already been falling on their faces in Congress and this next trip will be more fun to watch than when Castro took a nosedive after missing a step.

People thought they were punishing Allen for saying Macaca but instead they ended up electing one.


22 posted on 01/16/2007 9:43:01 AM PST by Just sayin (Is is what it is, for if it was anything else, it would be isn't.)
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To: AmishDude

Boycott!


23 posted on 01/16/2007 9:44:37 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if they'll put him on a seven-second delay.


24 posted on 01/16/2007 9:45:30 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: tumblindice

so please explain why he every appearance in the media these last 12 months have had him carry himself as a fist class aft orafice of a donkey?

I would have never guessed marine based on his public conduct.


25 posted on 01/16/2007 9:47:47 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kinghorse

(S)sorry he has the military service immunity from criticism totem.

(/s)


26 posted on 01/16/2007 9:50:17 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t worry. When he doesn’t get his way he’ll have a temper tantrum and quit. Just like when he was SECNAV.


27 posted on 01/16/2007 9:54:11 AM PST by SAR_Bill (Not terribly fond of the Froggies.)
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To: longtermmemmory

"military service immunity"
No, no immunity to fair comment. But you libeled a war hero, simply because you disagree with him politically.
And that's not right.


28 posted on 01/16/2007 9:54:43 AM PST by tumblindice (When did FR become an organ of the "compassionate conservative" branch of the Republican party?)
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To: All

Back to work for me . . . but how `bout just the facts, boys?
It's the only thing that keeps us from becoming Democrats.


29 posted on 01/16/2007 9:57:14 AM PST by tumblindice (So, when did FR become an organ of the "compassionate conservative" branch of the Republican party?)
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To: RedRover

No. It turns out Webb's son is a moonbat.


30 posted on 01/16/2007 9:59:03 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: RexBeach

Do you think that George Allen will ever out live that? When his name comes into the news in 20 years, do you think that is the first thing they will mention about him?
I bet it will be the first thing they mention after he passes away.


31 posted on 01/16/2007 10:00:01 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: tumblindice

Duke Cunningham was a war hero.


32 posted on 01/16/2007 10:01:27 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: AmishDude
Ping for the debut of Senator Ass!

This guy's ranting will not go over well.

33 posted on 01/16/2007 10:01:37 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Rummyfan

Oh, they'll inject him with sedatives. Don't worry. As long as they keep him from the bar, he'll be reasonable.


34 posted on 01/16/2007 10:03:08 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Boy, the Dems really know how to pick them. They dragged Tim Kaine out for one of the most bizzare, uncomfortable responses last year. He repeatedly said, "There is a better way." To date, the Dems refuse to say what that is. The recent response from Durbin was beyond weak. I can't wait to see what The American Chia Head has to say after the SOTU.

Dem collage of responders


35 posted on 01/16/2007 10:03:15 AM PST by edpc (The pen is mightier than the sword......until you fight someone.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Fine. No pre-release of the speech.
36 posted on 01/16/2007 10:04:03 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: Long Island Pete

I hope he won't get in a plug for adulterers or pedophiles.


37 posted on 01/16/2007 10:04:16 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if he will wave around his son's combat boots and call Muslims " ragheads ? "
Webb boasted that he thought about punching President Bush in the face at a reception the White House gave for the new Congressmen and Senators .
I have no doubt that will use the most disrespectful speech for the Commander in Chief .
He's a classless boor .


38 posted on 01/16/2007 10:06:37 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Sub-Driver

Part of the Democrats' new tough guy image. While they call for surrender all over the World.


39 posted on 01/16/2007 10:09:20 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Sub-Driver

communist or islamist? As a democrat there is no third possibility.


40 posted on 01/16/2007 10:10:54 AM PST by onedoug
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To: kinghorse

Hysterical!!


41 posted on 01/16/2007 10:12:54 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: AmishDude

Really? I missed that. Where'd it surface?


42 posted on 01/16/2007 10:13:23 AM PST by RedRover (They are not killers. Defend our Marines.)
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To: Sub-Driver

As usual, I'll turn it off after the Presidents speech. I can't stand to listen to the rebuttal, no matter which rat gives it.


43 posted on 01/16/2007 10:14:38 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh boy! "Wacko Webb" will give the response! If we are lucky we may be treated to a few red-faced "Sieg Heil!", "Sieg Heil!".


44 posted on 01/16/2007 10:16:50 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Celebrate Mediocrity!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So far, this war has been a case of the mountain going to Mohammed; once we pull out it will become the opposite -- either we choose the battlefield or it will choose us.


45 posted on 01/16/2007 10:18:00 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy is as messed up in the head over his Vietnam experience as Chuck Hagel and John McCain are.


46 posted on 01/16/2007 10:23:28 AM PST by TADSLOS (Iran is in the IED exporting business. Time to shut them down.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sen. Jim Webb

We have obtained a fragment of the speech text:

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark 
All the sweet, green icing flowing down 
Someone left the cake out in the rain 
I don't think that I can take it 
'Cause it took so long to bake it 
And I'll never have that recipe again 
Oh, nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 

47 posted on 01/16/2007 10:26:51 AM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: RedRover

I recall reading that he'd made a blog post, but I can't find evidence now.


48 posted on 01/16/2007 10:27:54 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: tumblindice; Millee; carlr; Allegra; PaulaB; Maximus of Texas; EX52D; ...
From http://www.homeofheroes.com/valor/1_Citations/07_RVN-nc/nc_19rvn_usmcS.html

WEBB, JAMES H., JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
Date of Action: July 10, 1969

Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to James H. Webb, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 10 July 1969, while participating in a company-sized search and destroy operation deep in hostile territory, First Lieutenant Webb's platoon discovered a well-camouflaged bunker complex which appeared to be unoccupied. Deploying his men into defensive positions, First Lieutenant Webb was advancing to the first bunker when three enemy soldiers armed with hand grenades jumped out. Reacting instantly, he grabbed the closest man and, brandishing his .45 caliber pistol at the others, apprehended all three of the soldiers. Accompanied by one of his men, he then approached the second bunker and called for the enemy to surrender. When the hostile soldiers failed to answer him and threw a grenade which detonated dangerously close to him, First Lieutenant Webb detonated a claymore mine in the bunker aperture, accounting for two enemy casualties and disclosing the entrance to a tunnel. Despite the smoke and debris from the explosion and the possibility of enemy soldiers hiding in the tunnel, he then conducted a thorough search which yielded several items of equipment and numerous documents containing valuable intelligence data. Continuing the assault, he approached a third bunker and was preparing to fire into it when the enemy threw another grenade. Observing the grenade land dangerously close to his companion, First Lieutenant Webb simultaneously fired his weapon at the enemy, pushed the Marine away from the grenade, and shielded him from the explosion with his own body. Although sustaining painful fragmentation wounds from the explosion, he managed to throw a grenade into the aperture and completely destroy the remaining bunker. By his courage, aggressive leadership, and selfless devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Webb upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Now, in World War Two, my late Father served in the 36th Infantry Division with Charles E. "Commando" Kelly. Kelly won the Medal of Honor. Citation at http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/mohiia2.htm Dad always said while Kelly was one brave SOB, he was a true SOB and a thug that my Father said he would not say hello to if he ever ran into him back in the states.

The point of all this is that while bravery is one thing to be honored and admired, bravery can also go hand in hand with stupidity. While I admire and salute James Webb for his service in the Corps and honor his bravery in Vietnam, I do not believe the man has enough common sense to pour urine out of a boot...

This photo proves that... Without any doubt at all...

And I would never shake his hand under any circumstances. He is a smuck... And a damn poor one at that!
49 posted on 01/16/2007 10:28:39 AM PST by Bender2 (I am off politics until Nancy moves to Tehran... There to be taken straight to the ever after!)
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To: Long Island Pete


This guy is sick.

He writes about homosexual incest all the while

he wore his son`s desert army boots during his

political campaign.

Something very very sick in this guy`s mind is going on.


50 posted on 01/16/2007 10:34:36 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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