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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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To: Sub-Driver

Given this guys insensitivity, I'm guessing that Howard Dean will thoroughly edit the response.


51 posted on 01/16/2007 10:35:06 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: tumblindice
Webb is a Marine. First in his class of 243...

All true, including the part he wasn't in the Army. It's also true he's a complete jerk. Somewhere along the line he went off the rails into the swamp.

It's also true Adolf Hitler also held the Iron Cross from WW1. And Jon Cary holds 3 Purple Hearts and a Silver Star from Vietnam, in case anybody forgot.

Medals don't define the man. They only define some of his notable actions which got recorded and recognized. Character is what defines the man.

It seems Webb is deficient in the last category.

52 posted on 01/16/2007 10:41:11 AM PST by Gritty (Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope he has to face Duncan Hunter in 2 yrs!


53 posted on 01/16/2007 10:45:08 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. 2008)
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To: Gritty

Don't forget about Benedict Arnold, as he is what Demonrat servicemembers tend to resemble.


54 posted on 01/16/2007 10:47:25 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. 2008)
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To: Sub-Driver

>Freshman Sen. Jim Webb, a Vietnam War veteran, will deliver the official Democratic response<

Ok, ok, uncle, uncle! Can the Democrats please quit humiliating the commonwealth of Virginia????


55 posted on 01/16/2007 10:51:11 AM PST by Darnright
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To: Revolting cat!

Funny, that's one of the songs where Weird Al's parody actually makes more sense:

Jurassic Park is frightning in the dark
All the dinosaurs are running wild
Someone shut the fence off in the rain
I admit it's kinda eerie
But this proves my chaos theory
And I don't think I'll be coming back again
On no
....
Jurassic Park is frightning in the dark
All the dinosaurs are running wild
Someone let T. Rex out of his pen
I'm afraid those things'll harm me
'Cause they sure don't act like Barney
And they think that I'm their dinner, not their friend
Oh no


56 posted on 01/16/2007 10:54:27 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: bushfamfan
Don't forget about Benedict Arnold, as he is what Demonrat servicemembers tend to resemble.

Naw. He's in it for a different prize...


57 posted on 01/16/2007 10:57:58 AM PST by Gritty (The amoral Westerner cannot exercise moral judgment because he no longer has any - VD Hanson)
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To: AmishDude

Absolutely!! Thank you for posting that. What special claim of virtue to lead the country comes from being in the military?? The Constitution wisely put civilian control over the military. We do not want coups like recently happened in Thailand. There would be a really small pool of Americans from which to choose our leaders if the military tag was required. Even including the draft years, less than 15% have ever served.


58 posted on 01/16/2007 10:59:45 AM PST by fschmieg
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To: AmishDude; RedRover

Webb's son has a MySpace page. He brags about supplying porn to his buddies.


59 posted on 01/16/2007 11:08:35 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://www.virginiaisforrudy.com)
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To: bmwcyle
And now for some REALLY good news!
60 posted on 01/16/2007 11:13:47 AM PST by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Webb may be a war hero, but he is an idiot when it comes to politics. Go read his op ed that reads like it came from Karl Marx and will be evident this guy is an idiot.


61 posted on 01/16/2007 11:19:39 AM PST by Hendrix
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To: tumblindice
Webb is a Marine. First in his class

John O'Neill was a naval officer, first in his class at Law School. Meant nothing to the RATS; they called him every name in the book and threatened to sue him and stations that carried the Swiftvets ads.

62 posted on 01/16/2007 11:32:03 AM PST by freespirited (Honk for disbarment of Mike Nifong.)
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To: freespirited; tumblindice

Exactly, Chris LaCivita received a purple heart in Gulf War I. But because he was involved with the Swift Boat Vets you should hear what he's called in the Virginia blogosphere.


63 posted on 01/16/2007 11:37:35 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://www.virginiaisforrudy.com)
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To: tumblindice
Webb is a Marine.

Whatever ...

SENATOR Webb, whatever he may have been prior to entering electoral politics, is now just another dirty stinking low-life democRAT.

64 posted on 01/16/2007 11:41:50 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Apple Blossom
It is a good choice. He is a fiction writer.
65 posted on 01/16/2007 11:49:20 AM PST by bmwcyle (If no one buys illegal drugs, we win the war on drugs)
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To: AmishDude

I can hardly wait ... as a Virginian I am so proud ;)


66 posted on 01/16/2007 11:52:01 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Owl_Eagle
He's not borderline at all ~ he's simply mainstream Democrat these days, and they're all crazy.

This business of threatening to beat people up is going to get him into real trouble. Wonder if his ol'buddy Jim Moran loans his ex-wife out for beatings ~

67 posted on 01/16/2007 3:37:57 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: tumblindice
It's not possible to lible Jim Webb. He's a public figure.

On the other hand, I doubt I will take any small children near him, nor give him a chance to lay hands on me or my wife.

He's UNSTABLE, as are many of the voters who were attracted to his approach to life.

68 posted on 01/16/2007 3:41:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Darnright

Are the Dems going to have him wear his new red armband?


69 posted on 01/16/2007 3:45:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver
Freshman Sen. Jim Webb, a Vietnam War veteran, will deliver the official Democratic response to President Bush's State of the Union Address

I'd LOVE to hear Bush state that the carriers have been bombing the crap out of Iran for the last 30 minutes as his SOTU address wraps up.

Think we'd see a democrap's head go up like Scanners?

70 posted on 01/16/2007 3:53:37 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Judges' orders cannot stop determined criminals. Firearms and the WILL to use them can.)
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To: muawiyah
Wonder if his ol'buddy Jim Moran loans his ex-wife out for beatings

"Gentleman" Jim only did that when he had too much gin, which makes his wife argumentative.

Owl_Eagle

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

71 posted on 01/16/2007 4:06:29 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Be careful, he might get sex**al! I thought he was a centrist?


72 posted on 01/16/2007 4:09:54 PM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: longtermmemmory
Webb has much better military credentials than Kerry, he is a recipiant of the Navy Cross and former Secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan.

The rational for his Senate run is his opposition to the war. The real reason is his own ambition. Did he think this war would last much beyond Bush's term or that the Democrats could shut the war down without Bush's agreement? Did he believe the next Presidential candidate, of any party, would run on a continue the war platform? I don't think he did.

The practical effect of the Democratic victory is a more likely defeat in this war and Webb was in a better position than most to see this. He would have to remember the political effects of the Tet offensive. This election is as bad. The American electorate plurality that voted threw in the towel, the enemy was watching, and Webb was there to get paid.

Webb might think it makes no difference, because if the GOP won and the war continued under a GOP majority we would still lose because the people of Iraq are not culturally or institutionally suited to peaceful Democracy and they never would be. That could be the case but I don't see any of these pols running on that postion.

Webb joined the bad guys in running with the Democrats. If the Democrats as a whole were supporters of the troops why have they consistantly been less supportive of Military appropriations than the GOP. Is it remotely possible a former Secretary of the Navy doesn't know this?

73 posted on 01/16/2007 6:34:59 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: tumblindice

Timothy McVeigh was a decorated veteran too, and look what he did for America.


74 posted on 01/17/2007 2:56:41 PM PST by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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