Skip to comments.Senate Votes to Condemn MoveOn for Ad Attacking General Petraeus (Flashback - Obama Voted Present)
Posted on 06/23/2010 11:24:55 AM PDT by indianrightwinger
Senate Votes to Condemn MoveOn for Ad Attacking General Petraeus Friday , September 21, 2007
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a measure condemning MoveOn.org for a newspaper ad it ran last week attacking Gen. David Petraeus. The move came as President Bush accused Democrats of cowering to the liberal political action group.
The measure passed in a 72-25 vote, with none of the Democratic presidential candidates supporting it. Sponsored by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, never one to shy away from forcing Democrats to go on record on politically sticky issues, the amendment to the defense authorization bill did win the backing of 23 Democrats.
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Sens. Joe Biden and Barack Obama were absent from the vote, though Obama had voted 20 minutes earlier on a Democratic effort to circumvent the amendment. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd voted against the measure.
The amendment did not specifically name MoveOn.org, but expressed "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(s) personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces."
But supporters made clear the measure was about MoveOn, and was aimed at giving senators "a chance to distance themselves from the notion that some group has them on a leash, like a puppet on a string."
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I sure hope the egg is sticking on Pelosi, ‘this war is lostReid, voting Present Obama and the rest of the Democrats!
Does anyone else think it’s below the Senate to respond to things like MoveOn.org? (Yes, there are things below the Senate.)
If ‘Move On’ did not break the law, why would the Senate waste their time?
Headline: Obama discovers Bush’s General.
He didn’t vote present. The perfidious-in-chief was there 20 min. earlier trying to sabotage the amendment. When it failed, HE RAN AWAY, bailed out, vamoose. He didn’t even have the courage to vote present.
“If Move On did not break the law, why would the Senate waste their time?”
Funny question. Congress is not in the business of enforcing nor interpreting law, except when it’s impeaching. When they’re not legislating, they’re throwing around their weight. Most often by subpoenaing people to appear before and be endlessly berated by a panel of whiny-mouthed babies. Sometimes they simply screed off an angry missive.
At least Hillary won’t be there to call the General a liar (”willing suspension of disbelief”). But I’m sure some other RAT will pick up her gauntlet and run with it.
Joe Biden and Barack Obama didn’t vote.
Sec. of State (then Senator) Hillary Clinton voted in support of MoveOn.org’s ad (she supported their statement calling him General Betray Us, she voted NOT to condemn the ad).
The vote was 72-25. That’s 25% of the Senate that backed MoveOn.org’s ad. Or roughly 50% of the Democrats in the Senate (especially when you know that 2 of the 3 non-votes were Biden and Obama).
Zer0 and the State-Run-Media are in lockstep!