Skip to comments.House Republicans Seek Quick Veto of One Democrat's Proposal to End Troops' Deployment in Iraq
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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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.
Republicans growing SPINE!!
Or, is ROVE back?
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.
My guess is Tom Delay. :-)
Although Rove would drive the moonbats crazy too.
John Kyl for Maj. Leader.
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.
Evidently Hastert has found the courage to stand up against the raving beech Pelosi......waiting for Frist!!
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.
BRING IT ON !
Spineless wet noodle cut and run coward demoncrats.
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."
I second that motion!!
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!
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).
I guarantee you he is calling the troops to battle. God bless Tom!!!
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?
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!!!!!
back to DUH for you!
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.
I approve of our Congress stepping up, doing their Constitutionally mandated responsibllity, and approve the military actions our President had undertakern.
It looks like this woman has more....intestinal fortitude...than the male Republicans. What the hell, if it takes a woman to call out the girlie men Dims, I'm on her side.
I love this caption it's awesome!!
Posting to my post #12. I was incorrect with the state. Thanks for the clarification! What a woman!
So, PieceMeal Murtha cut and run cowardice (death by a
slow thousand terrorist cuts)
Calling the Cowards Out Cut And Run (death by one gaping
terrorist neck wound to freedom)
Great pic. :-)
AP shows this was rejected but CSPAN says rules cmmte is still picking it over??
This IS politics. If the DIMS don't want to get out now than should we tell the terrorists when we would be willing to leave?? That's the VietNam quagmire!!! I say if we quit and run, do it NOW before we sacrifice more good men for the sake of worthless politicians and the anti-American left. And by-the-way, go our and buy some personal protection. You're going to need it of we leave Iraq now.
This is exactly what Sean Hannity demanded last
night on his programL: 'REPUBLICANS...go for an
immediate vote TOMORROW on this pullout of Iraq
deal. Make every Senator declare in front of God
and the nation just where he/she stands on the issue.'
Guess where I'll have my eyes/ears tonight!
Geez...bet Limbaugh wishes he hadn't picked
this week to go on vacation!
Its called politics. It is sometimes nessessary to further your ideology. In this case, it is to help counter the intentional undermining of our war efforts.
The "earliest practicable date" does not neccessarily mean "immediate."
Oh man, I hate when Congress plays lame politics. That must make a Democrat from DU! You sure pinned me, boss. (Registered Indie, if you're curious).
This is not the Murtha proposal. IT is a strawman. This is not a victory for anyone, it's just sad.
Squeal little piggy's squeal... ;o)
Wow, you didn't take long to begin posting did you?
"course, Hannity was talking about a Senate vote...
the action today is in the HOUSE. But the result
will be the same. Call their bluff!
I have a nephew going back to Iraq after a 2 week leave...........he flies out again sometime BEFORE Thanksgiving. The thought that he is watching this BULL$HIT on TV, right before he leaves his wife and children again for 9 months, makes my blood B-O-I-L.
Murtha should be sent to hell to burn forever for his and the Democrat Party's treason!!! These vermin Democrats are killing American servicemen with their treason. This is a political party that should be totally destroyed at the ballot box by the American people.
Sorry I didn't get the registration-to-posting timetable, maybe you can send me a copy.
I've been here a month or so, it's not like a showed up just for this thread.
Were you out walking or have you been trolling! Zot!
"Sorry I didn't get the registration-to-posting timetable, maybe you can send me a copy. "
Sure. Will the DNC offices on the hill be ok?
Make mo mistake
If that brave lady congressperson's words didn't threaten the saddamites, they wouldn't be up in arms.
They KNOW this has the potential to come back and bite them in the ass in a BIG way during next years elections.
That is, if we go after them the right way.
Can you imagine the anger in flyover country if commercials are done properly?
I think both parties are full of political vultures, but I think this is an especially lame move by the Republicans so I said so. It's how I feel, the DNC didn't call into my earpiece (if I had an earpiece, Libertarians would be whispering into it, fyi).
Are you guys always this hostile to anyone who doesn't use ridiculous name-calling to reinforce the marching line? RARR DEMONRATS RARRH.
Murtha..just said the troops out NOW......so I really can't see much difference from the Republican proposal....
oh and yes he is crying....
What is sad sols, is you.
No one cares about your registered indie status, as if that is something to be proud of here. - Take off.