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Senate Passed Amendment Supporting General Petraeus and U.S. Troops
ACU Legislative Action Center ^ | September 20, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 09/20/2007 1:40:54 PM PDT by yoe

25 Democrats Voted against it and 3 Democrats didn't vote!

We are pleased to announce that the Senate voted and passed the Cornyn Amendment condemning detestable attacks on General Petraeus and U.S. Armed Forces!

By a vote of 72-25 (3 not-voting), the Senate passed the Cornyn Amendment that strongly condemns any effort to attack the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This Amendment also sends a clear message to the U.S. Armed Forces, letting them know that MoveOn.org and their liberal cohorts in the Senate do not speak for the majority of Americans.

However, 25 Democrats voted AGAINST this amendment that supports the U.S. Armed Forces and 3 Democrats didn't even take the time to vote!

Look at this list and if your Senator voted against the amendment, please use the below form to tell them that you are disappointed in their vote on the Cornyn Amendment on H.R. 3074. If they are not listed below, send them an email using the below form to thank them for supporting the amendment.

SENATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST THE AMENDMENT:
Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Brown (D-OH), Byrd (D-WV), Clinton (D-NY), Dodd (D-CT), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Levin (D-MI), Menendez (D-NJ), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Wyden (D-OR)

NOT VOTING: Biden (D-DE), Cantwell (D-WA), and Obama (D-IL)

You may also be interested in reading ACU Chairman David A. Keene's recent column, Click here to read it.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 110th; hillary; moveon; patraeus
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1 posted on 09/20/2007 1:40:57 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Ashamed to say it but my senators are durbin and osama. Illinois has 2 lying bastard traitors in the U.S.Senate.


2 posted on 09/20/2007 1:43:06 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graybeard58
Ashamed to say it but my senators are durbin and osama. Illinois has 2 lying bastard traitors in the U.S.Senate.

New York does, too.

3 posted on 09/20/2007 1:46:30 PM PDT by syriacus (The Democrats have all bases covered....but no one's pitching the ball.)
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To: yoe

Please post the wording of the amendment. We can then see why these critters were offended.


4 posted on 09/20/2007 1:47:00 PM PDT by hophead ( "Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: yoe

It is the fact that people like Feinstein and Boxer and Clinton and Reid and Feingold and the rest can stay in the Senate, year after year, with no fear of being defeated in an election, that my faith in a divine God is shaken to its roots.


5 posted on 09/20/2007 1:47:15 PM PDT by webheart
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To: yoe

Cornyn Amendment...that’s my senator. ;o)


6 posted on 09/20/2007 1:49:48 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: yoe

This is great and all, but I wish they wouldn’t have to (and they do) spend their time on stuff like this (IOW - get behind the program Dems and do something about your supporters!).

I’d much rather them spend their time on getting the wall built.


7 posted on 09/20/2007 1:50:37 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: yoe

Well...now we know who has been getting money from the Move On coffers! (as if we didn’t already)

SENATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST THE AMENDMENT:
Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Brown (D-OH), Byrd (D-WV), Clinton (D-NY), Dodd (D-CT), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Levin (D-MI), Menendez (D-NJ), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Wyden (D-OR)

NOT VOTING: Biden (D-DE), Cantwell (D-WA), and Obama (D-IL)


8 posted on 09/20/2007 1:51:48 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: webheart

...Lol.


9 posted on 09/20/2007 1:52:20 PM PDT by Tears of a Clown
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To: yoe

Whatever happened to the War Czar? Now what’s his name?


10 posted on 09/20/2007 1:54:46 PM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: yoe
SENATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST THE AMENDMENT: Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Brown (D-OH), Byrd (D-WV), Clinton (D-NY), Dodd (D-CT), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Levin (D-MI), Menendez (D-NJ), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Wyden (D-OR)

NOT VOTING: Biden (D-DE), Cantwell (D-WA), and Obama (D-IL)

Axis of weasels.

11 posted on 09/20/2007 1:55:33 PM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: webheart

Well at least Fineswine didn’t vote against the amendment


12 posted on 09/20/2007 1:56:42 PM PDT by clamper1797 ("Democrat" 'one who panders to the crude, idiotic, and mindless whims of the masses.')
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To: yoe

The usual suspects.


13 posted on 09/20/2007 1:56:54 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: yoe

POS


14 posted on 09/20/2007 1:57:11 PM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: yoe
Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Brown (D-OH), Byrd (D-WV), Clinton (D-NY), Dodd (D-CT), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Levin (D-MI), Menendez (D-NJ), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Wyden (D-OR) Biden (D-DE), Cantwell (D-WA), and Obama (D-IL)

Here is the true list of traitors in this CONgress.Not one of these pukes is deserving of being in the position to represent America. We can not survive as a nation with these enemies from within.

15 posted on 09/20/2007 1:57:17 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: penelopesire
NOT VOTING: Biden (D-DE), Cantwell (D-WA), and Obama (D-IL)

What a coward Obama is ....

16 posted on 09/20/2007 1:58:04 PM PDT by clamper1797 ("Democrat" 'one who panders to the crude, idiotic, and mindless whims of the masses.')
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To: hophead

It directly named and condemned MOveONBAT.org.

See the “betray us” threads today, they have the wording.


17 posted on 09/20/2007 1:58:46 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: hophead

Statement of purpose:

To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.

Roll call can be found here.

[Update] -Text of the Cornyn resolution:

To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force—Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemns personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces.

Whereas the Senate unanimously confirmed General David H. Petraeus as Commanding General, Multi-National Force—Iraq, by a vote of 81-0 on January 26, 2007;

Whereas General Petraeus graduated first in his class at the United States Army Command and General Staff College;

Whereas General Petraeus earned Masters of Public Administration and Doctoral degrees in international relations from Princeton University;

Whereas General Petraeus has served multiple combat tours in Iraq, including command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during combat operations throughout the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which tours included both major combat operations and subsequent stability and support operations;

Whereas General Petraeus supervised the development and crafting of the United States Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency manual based in large measure on his combat experience in Iraq, scholarly study, and other professional experiences;

Whereas General Petraeus has taken a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;

Whereas during his 35-year career, General Petraeus has amassed a distinguished and unvarnished record of military service to the United States as recognized by his receipt of a Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two Distinguished Service Medals, two Defense Superior Service Medals, four Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the State Department Superior Honor Award, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, and other awards and medals; and

Whereas a recent attack through a full-page advertisement in the New York Times by the liberal activist group, Moveon.org, impugns the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate—

(1) to reaffirm its support for all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, including General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force—Iraq;

(2) to strongly condemn any effort to attack the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces; and

(3) to specifically repudiate the unwarranted personal attack on General Petraeus by the liberal activist group Moveon.org.

Here are the politicians that voted NAY:

NAYs -—25
Akaka (D-HI)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Byrd (D-WV)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Levin (D-MI)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Murray (D-WA)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Politicians that voted Yea:

Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Roberts (R-KS)
Salazar (D-CO)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Webb (D-VA)

http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2007/09/cornyn-amendment-updated-passed-roll.html


18 posted on 09/20/2007 2:03:41 PM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: yoe

This is going to come back to bite Hillary on the butt.


19 posted on 09/20/2007 2:14:50 PM PDT by jmc813 (I want candy.)
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To: yoe
25 Democrats Voted against it and 3 Democrats didn't vote!

ah skuuuze me, that would be 25 traitors from the MoveOn.org party

20 posted on 09/20/2007 2:15:10 PM PDT by evad
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“The usual suspects.”

Yep. It is also a good picture of what states are in our corner and which states are in theirs....LOL. Kind of makes all those ‘polls’ unfavorable to republicans suspect imho.


21 posted on 09/20/2007 2:15:56 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: StarCMC

At least we know who they are.


22 posted on 09/20/2007 2:16:51 PM PDT by Jane Austen
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To: clamper1797
NOT VOTING: Biden (D-DE), Cantwell (D-WA), and Obama (D-IL)

What a coward Obama is ....

Yes, but on an up note, we found out that he and Osama (Obama & Osama) both are in agreement that we should invade Pakistan ;-)

23 posted on 09/20/2007 2:18:40 PM PDT by evad
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To: yoe
This is Idiotic!

What's next HUAC hearings?

24 posted on 09/20/2007 2:25:08 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: yoe
"Hillary Clinton had a choice. She could stand with our troop commander in Iraq, or she could stand with the libelous left wing of her party. She chose the latter. The idea that she would be a credible commander-in-chief of our armed forces requires the willing suspension of disbelief."

Mitt Romney today in response to the glacier's vote.
25 posted on 09/20/2007 2:25:34 PM PDT by elizabetty (Don't Taze Me Bro')
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To: yoe

Clinton and Schumer are traitorous Defeatocrat walking POS.


26 posted on 09/20/2007 2:30:26 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: yoe

I love the way the headline is written. Factual but slanted. The NYT version will read, GOP Votes to Censor Americans.


27 posted on 09/20/2007 2:55:40 PM PDT by demshateGod (Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: yoe

The usual suspects, I see.


28 posted on 09/20/2007 2:56:03 PM PDT by Purrcival (Bow and scrape -- I just passed my CompTIA Security+ certification test!)
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To: Graybeard58

Half the Republicans are the same - they are just too smart to vote that way.


29 posted on 09/20/2007 2:56:53 PM PDT by donna (Men are the new women.)
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To: Graybeard58

Obama came to the Senate floor and when he saw what they were voting on he left.

What an effing moron that weasel is.


30 posted on 09/20/2007 2:58:34 PM PDT by JRochelle ( Winkle Paw is a Hillary donor.)
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To: yoe
Rockefeller (D-WV) has been so quiet lately. He used to be on the Sunday shows, but I have not seen him in quite a while.

I am listening to 'Sabotage', and the memo that Sean disclosed is mentioned. Is this why?

31 posted on 09/20/2007 2:59:27 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: mathluv

That and....I would GUESS (I repeat GUESS) that Rocky is under investigation as a leaker to the NYTimes on the Terrorist Surveillance Program. This is only a guess, but I do believe he was involved.


32 posted on 09/20/2007 3:04:30 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: jmc813

Sadly, I doubt it. She is bulletproof.


33 posted on 09/20/2007 3:07:09 PM PDT by CT102ndInfSister
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To: StarCMC
Thanks, that shows me who is more afraid of MOVEON than of
Al Quida. What a disgrace these people are.
34 posted on 09/20/2007 3:23:19 PM PDT by hophead ( "Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: evad

“Yes, but on an up note, we found out that he and Osama (Obama & Osama) both are in agreement that we should invade Pakistan ;-)”

PERFECT!!!


35 posted on 09/20/2007 3:26:06 PM PDT by hophead ( "Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: TheMom; dix; TexasCowboy; Flyer; humblegunner; Allegra; Xenalyte; thackney; antivenom; ...

Unbelievable!


36 posted on 09/20/2007 3:52:42 PM PDT by Eaker (If illegal immigrants were so great for an economy; Mexico would be building a wall to keep them in)
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To: yoe

Harry Reid is deeply saddened.


37 posted on 09/20/2007 4:07:55 PM PDT by AFreeBird (Will NOT vote for Rudy. <--- notice the period)
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To: Eaker

Unbelievable that in such a nation as ours that this was even needed............


38 posted on 09/20/2007 4:21:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: hophead

Pretty disgusting, isn’t it?


39 posted on 09/20/2007 4:21:59 PM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: yoe

But, but, but, the Marxist Dimocrats of the People’s Abortion Approving and Homosexual Fag Loving Socialist’s Party support the troops. They have said so millions of times. Stinking SOBs.


40 posted on 09/20/2007 4:23:45 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (America has become a nanny nation and a reality nation. Nothing is real anymore.)
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To: yoe

disgusting.....


41 posted on 09/20/2007 4:26:21 PM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sale - Cheap)
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To: Laverne

Thanks. I knew he had been re-elected, but suddenly he is nowhere!


42 posted on 09/20/2007 4:49:21 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: JRochelle

is that true??? And if so why?? Is he too chicken to vote on this?!


43 posted on 09/20/2007 5:06:33 PM PDT by amutr22
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To: amutr22

Yes it is true.
As reported on HughHewitt.com.

If any of you have any inkling of what kind of presidential timber Illinois Senate Barack Obama possesses, all you have to do is look at this vote. The Cornyn vote was called, Obama came to the floor, and when he discovered what the vote was for, he left the floor and didn’t cast a vote. He literally ran away from merely casting a vote to support our top military general in the field. But that’s not even the most telling moment of the vote.

http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog


44 posted on 09/20/2007 5:30:13 PM PDT by JRochelle ( Winkle Paw is a Hillary donor.)
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To: syriacus; Graybeard58

Massachusetts does too.


45 posted on 09/20/2007 5:33:20 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Something is rotten in the state of Massachusetts...)
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To: yoe

Reid, Levin, Menendez, Clinton, etc etc...the usual suspects.

Get a load of this, Dingy. 26 members of your own party are against you on this. Ditch the surrender amendments, would ya? The surge is working whether you like it or not!


46 posted on 09/20/2007 5:37:49 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Something is rotten in the state of Massachusetts...)
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To: penelopesire

I wonder if cut and run Paul was in the Senate: How do you think he would have voted?


47 posted on 09/20/2007 5:42:46 PM PDT by John D
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To: John D

No tellin.......Who cares though? Ron Paul will never be President of the US!!


48 posted on 09/20/2007 7:30:37 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: jmc813

“This is going to come back to bite Hillary on the butt.”

Big target.


49 posted on 09/20/2007 7:33:33 PM PDT by popdonnelly (No more no win wars.)
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To: clamper1797
What a coward Obama is ....

someone in the DBM needs to ask him how he would have voted

50 posted on 09/20/2007 8:03:28 PM PDT by Go Gordon (The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.)
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