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House Republicans Seek Quick Veto of One Democrat's Proposal to End Troops' Deployment in Iraq
Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2005 | Liz Sidoti

Posted on 11/18/2005 3:09:30 PM PST by Gordongekko909

House Republicans maneuvered for swift and overwhelming rejection Friday of a Democratic lawmaker's call for U.S. troops to be pulled out of Iraq.

Furious, Democrats accused the GOP of orchestrating a political stunt by leaving little time for debate and by taking the heart out of the resolution offered by Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania.

For those reasons, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent word to the rank-and-file to vote - with the Republicans - against immediate withdrawal of American troops.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; murtha; pelosi
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Little time for debate?! They've been making these "arguments" for years now.

The lefties are trying to squirm out of this one; they definitely don't want to be pinned down to an actual position. Pelosi is trying to get the House Dems to collectively dodge the bullet, rather than put up or shut up.

1 posted on 11/18/2005 3:09:33 PM PST by Gordongekko909
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To: Gordongekko909

YOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Republicans growing SPINE!!

Or, is ROVE back?


2 posted on 11/18/2005 3:11:55 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent word to the rank-and-file to vote - with the Republicans - against immediate withdrawal of American troops.

Call the spineless cowards on their bloviating and they back down . . . it's starting to look like the DIMs have over played their pathetic hand.

3 posted on 11/18/2005 3:13:08 PM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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To: indianrightwinger

My guess is Tom Delay. :-)

Although Rove would drive the moonbats crazy too.


4 posted on 11/18/2005 3:13:42 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: w_over_w

John Kyl for Maj. Leader.


5 posted on 11/18/2005 3:15:03 PM PST by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: Gordongekko909

Democrats are right, its just like Vietnam all over again. The enemy is taking great strength from the MSM, Hollywood, and 'Rats and Rinos in Congress.


6 posted on 11/18/2005 3:15:21 PM PST by evolved_rage (Please sir, drop more daisy-cutters.)
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To: Gordongekko909

Evidently Hastert has found the courage to stand up against the raving beech Pelosi......waiting for Frist!!


7 posted on 11/18/2005 3:15:35 PM PST by HardStarboard (Read Stephen Hayes "Spooked White House" - Weekly Standard. It explains a an awful lot.)
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To: Gordongekko909

The fiery, emotional debate climaxed when Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, the most junior member of the House, told of a phone call she received from a Marine colonel.

"He asked me to send Congress a message - stay the course. He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message - that cowards cut and run, Marines never do," Schmidt said.

Democrats booed and shouted her down - causing the House to come to a standstill.


8 posted on 11/18/2005 3:16:10 PM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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BRING IT ON !

Spineless wet noodle cut and run coward demoncrats.


9 posted on 11/18/2005 3:16:11 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: peyton randolph

Hmm.....looking at DU and KOS, looks like the counter-argument is going to be that "Hunter's Bill isn't the same thing as Murtha's."

They don't want to "get out of Iraq right now" they want to "redeploy."


10 posted on 11/18/2005 3:16:35 PM PST by Andy00
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To: HonestConservative

I second that motion!!


11 posted on 11/18/2005 3:16:50 PM PST by w_over_w ("Let them burn cake." ~Jock Chirac~)
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To: Gordongekko909

Boy! I just heard a Republican Congesswoman from, I believe, Michigan, read a quote from a marine in Michigan and he, the marine, called Murtha a coward! The house went nuts! But, she and he was and is right!


12 posted on 11/18/2005 3:16:54 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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The Republicans presented a resolution that essentially says "We want to leave Irag right this second." No one is going to vote yes to that.

That isn't brave, it's just a blatant misstatement of Murtha's proposal.

Why is no one disgusted by these politics? Putting up a resolution you don't agree with only to vote against it, pretending that it is the position your opponents are taking (when none of them agree with it, of course).


13 posted on 11/18/2005 3:17:32 PM PST by Sols
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To: Gordongekko909
Take one, The base has plenty.


14 posted on 11/18/2005 3:18:15 PM PST by xcamel
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To: peyton randolph
Only DeLay has this type of steel testicles and magnificent lust for exterminating rats!

I guarantee you he is calling the troops to battle. God bless Tom!!!


15 posted on 11/18/2005 3:18:24 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Gordongekko909

If the congress is going to pull the plug on the Iraq war, it's time to say so now. Are the Dems going to get a third chance (and this will be the third they have voted to support the President--look it up) to vote the war down, vote for it, and once again say (with much success)that they are against it?


16 posted on 11/18/2005 3:18:33 PM PST by Firefox1
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We are finally going to kick their asses and expose them for the traitors they are Hallelujah!!
17 posted on 11/18/2005 3:19:11 PM PST by rodguy911 (Support Able Danger and Lt.Col Shaffer,Condi Rice/VP in 08--)
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When did anyone find out about this vote? I didn't until Sean Hannity talked about it today - have been on the phone around the country ever since.

How did it ever come to this?

I love our troops; I support our troops and I believe in this President. How the enemy must be laughing and praying a Democrat is elected next time then they can have a field day picking us off a little here and a little there until there is no Republic left.

NO TO HILLERY!!!!!

18 posted on 11/18/2005 3:19:23 PM PST by yoe
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To: Sols

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

back to DUH for you!


19 posted on 11/18/2005 3:19:29 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Sols

I DO know that there ARE a lot of people who said that we just cut out right now. This will at least show that the Democrats don't agree with that.


20 posted on 11/18/2005 3:19:30 PM PST by Andy00
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