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House passes resolution rebuking the president on Iraq {246-182}
CNN ^ | February 16, 2007 | Unsigned

Posted on 02/16/2007 12:41:40 PM PST by .cnI redruM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic-controlled House issued a symbolic rejection of President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq on Friday, opening an an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops.

The vote on the nonbinding measure was 246-182.

Resolution criticized President Bush for his decision to send more troops to Iraq is a rare admonishment of a wartime commander-in-chief.

"The passage of this legislation signal a change in direction that will end the fighting and bring our troops home," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before the vote when she endorsed the measure that takes issue with Bush's decision to send an additional 21,500 U.S. troops into battle.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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To: finnman69; OKSooner

My four Oklahoma Republicans voted against the resolution -- Cong Cole, Fallin, Lucas, and Sullivan.

The lowlife OK Democrat Dan Boren who said he would stand up to Pelosi voted for the resolution.

Those folks in NE Oklahoma need to get someone good to run against Boren and make us have all five seats Republican. He is a disgrace to Oklahoma and all the military we have stationed in this State.


151 posted on 02/16/2007 1:46:00 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Broken Glass Republican -- Rudy 08 -- Take back the House and Senate in 2008)
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To: workerbee; All
"If they are concerned about representing their constituents, let them CUT THE FUNDING."

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152 posted on 02/16/2007 1:48:05 PM PST by musicman
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To: NormsRevenge

What the heck is that group?


153 posted on 02/16/2007 1:48:40 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: .cnI redruM
The House of Representing the enemy. The weakest link in our chain of survival.
154 posted on 02/16/2007 1:48:55 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Dems and RINOs: Too stupid 2 lead, too vain 2 follow, too egotistical 2 get the hell out of the way!)
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What a bunch of traitors.

We don't want republCRATS.

Playing politics with the lives of the troops to save their own political lives.

May they fall on their (political) sword.


155 posted on 02/16/2007 1:52:12 PM PST by UKrepublican (I)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What the heck is that group?

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Folks will have to decide for themselves... here's a link to a bunch of threads.

You be da Judge. :-}

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=rmsp


156 posted on 02/16/2007 1:53:44 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: .cnI redruM
The Democratic-controlled House issued a symbolic rejection of President Bush... a rare admonishment of a wartime commander-in-chief...House Speaker Nancy Pelosi... endorsed the measure that takes issue with Bush...


Chickensh!t surrender monkeys!
157 posted on 02/16/2007 1:54:07 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: CedarDave

I made note, Cedar Dave, that Heather Wilson voted against this travesty. She was trashed a couple of days ago on FR; I thought I would "wait and see." Glad she gets it.


158 posted on 02/16/2007 1:54:08 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: scottdeus12

That's strange. When my caps lock button sticks, every letter comes up lower case.


159 posted on 02/16/2007 1:56:04 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Dems and RINOs: Too stupid 2 lead, too vain 2 follow, too egotistical 2 get the hell out of the way!)
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To: .cnI redruM
I like Fox New's headline

Dems: Iraq Is a Defeat


160 posted on 02/16/2007 1:58:59 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Elections have repercussions, you reap what you sow.))
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To: .cnI redruM
I believe Satan is pissing in the municipal water supply of Washington DC.
161 posted on 02/16/2007 1:59:15 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Dems and RINOs: Too stupid 2 lead, too vain 2 follow, too egotistical 2 get the hell out of the way!)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

New Keyboard, Wireless, cost: 50 Bucks at Sams Club.


162 posted on 02/16/2007 1:59:42 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: .cnI redruM

These people are cowards. I'm angered that my tax money goes to support their actions.


163 posted on 02/16/2007 2:01:30 PM PST by popdonnelly (Conservatives must have their own long march through the institutions.)
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To: .cnI redruM
This should tell you how WEAK the RNC leaders are in the house ! Boehner is an IDIOT and spineless moron.
Do you think Newt or Delay would allow 17 repub to get away with this ?
164 posted on 02/16/2007 2:02:06 PM PST by BurtSB (the price of freedom is eternal vigilance)
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To: PhiKapMom

I just got home from St Louis...took Jonathan to visit family during his R&R...on the way home Hannity read my Repub Rep Tim Johnson from Illinois voted with Pelosi.....I called his office in DC on my cell phone in the car...I was furious with him....


165 posted on 02/16/2007 2:03:35 PM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: musicman

Perfect!


166 posted on 02/16/2007 2:12:39 PM PST by workerbee (Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.)
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To: .cnI redruM

Hotair has a great video up. Go here to see it:

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/02/16/246-congressman-17-republicans-disapprove-of-sending-20000-more-troops-to-iraq/


167 posted on 02/16/2007 2:18:57 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Elections have repercussions, you reap what you sow.))
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To: musicman

That's the plan:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1786174/posts


168 posted on 02/16/2007 2:20:02 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Elections have repercussions, you reap what you sow.))
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To: ilovew

Here's what Lindsey Graham had to say about the issue:




Senator Graham Press Release
Contact: Wes Hickman (202) 224-5972 or Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417
Date: 02/15/2007
Graham Statement on Scheduled Iraq Cloture Vote

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on plans by Majority Leader Harry Reid to schedule a vote on the Democratic Iraq resolution this weekend.

Reid today said he plans for the Senate to stay in session through the weekend and maybe into next week to debate the resolution currently under debate in the House of Representatives. The Democratic resolution opposes General Petraeus's new strategy in Iraq.

Earlier this month the Senate was scheduled to vote on a Democratic resolution opposing the troop surge but Democrats, unwilling to allow the Republicans to offer an alternative resolution, could not garner 60 votes to bring debate to a close.

Graham said:

"I will do everything in my power to ensure the House resolution dies an inglorious death in the Senate.

"The resolution will be seen by our enemies around the world as a weakening of our resolve. It will embolden our enemy to defeat us in Iraq and drive us from the Middle East. It is also not remotely helpful to the war effort or our troops in the field.

"These non-binding resolutions are political theatre at its worst. Our troops deserve and expect us to rise to the occasion. Instead, we have a case of congress acting in a small political fashion during a momentous time in our history. Our actions will play a decisive role in shaping our national security today and for decades to come.

"Any effort by Majority Leader Reid to deny the Senate a full and fair debate and a series of votes on Iraq will be met by staunch resistance from many Republicans. There should be no more business in the U.S. Senate until we fully and fairly debate this new effort to secure victory in Iraq. The American people expect and deserve no less."




It's ironic, the Graham haters claim the reason why a man who lead the fight to impeach Clinton and has a 91% conservative rating is a RINO traitor is supposedly because he is "does McCain's bidding and undermines our President on the WOT".

Meanwhile, the FACTS show Graham has steadfastly supported Bush on Iraq and is far better on the WOT than "true conservatives" like Sam Brownback and Bob Ingles. Graham certainly has not been "McCain's puppet" on every issue, a quick look at their records will show that the five times McCain took a "maverick" position last year, Graham did NOT support him on any of them. They hold a wide variety of differing views on various issues, from ANWR drilling to tax cuts.

The true is the Graham haters are the Ned Lamonts of the GOP. While the Lamont club belives Lieberman is "Bush's lapdog" because he agrees with him on ONE issue, the "Graham is a homosexual traitor" because they can't give over his vote on the "Gang of 14". I really don't see what he he did to deserve all this fanatical hatred, since I too was initially angry about the "Gang of 14" thing but at least we got Alito and Roberts out of it.

People like Walter Jones Jr. in nearby North Carolina and MUCH worse than Graham and far more deserving of a primary challenger, but you never see vanities demanding Jones get run out of town on a rail, only Graham.

Wouldn't suprise me if a bunch of Clintonites signed up on this forum and are trying to convince conservatives to eat their own while real RINOs go unchallenged. It is a well known fact Clinton has waited for years to get revenge on Lindsey Graham and the only way he can defeat him in S.C. is by having Republicans lynch him in a primary. Precious time and resources in the primary would be far better spent going after ACTUAL RINOs.


169 posted on 02/16/2007 2:20:30 PM PST by BillyBoy (Don't blame Illinois for Pelosi -- we elected ROSKAM)
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To: UncleDick

"He's [Ron Paul] been against Iraq from the start. He's right, too. A true American patriot."

I know that he has a strong border stance and he has said a lot of things that I have agreed with in the past. NOBODY is for war, but sometimes you just have to be in one. That's just how life works.

Freeing the Iraqi people from being thrown into wood-chippers, mass killings of the Kurds (with chemical weapons I might add), brutal rapes, terrorist training camps, WMD (whether you like it or not, they were there) and general support of terrorism and cash rewards for the families of suicide bombers are more than enough reasons for us to be there.

Anyone that thinks that we were wrong to go in to Iraq is not a "True American Patriot".

I still say that he is a TRAITOR and has enabled and reinforced the goals of the enemy by his vote against supporting our troops. He is wrong and so are you.



170 posted on 02/16/2007 2:20:52 PM PST by panaxanax (Ronald Reagan would vote for Duncan Hunter!)
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To: scottdeus12

I, for one, am proud.

Well, part of the way. I am disgusted with the House as a whole. But I am proud that my representative (Sue Myrick) voted NAY. I immediately emailed her and told her THANK YOU.


Maybe I should add another email and tell her to knock some sense into her fellow representatives.


171 posted on 02/16/2007 2:21:06 PM PST by HOTTIEBOY (Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors.)
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To: mystery-ak

172 posted on 02/16/2007 2:21:19 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Elections have repercussions, you reap what you sow.))
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To: eleni121
Ron Paul is a libertarian, and his vote came from principle, not cowardice. Before you flame me, note that I detest his vote on this issue. But libertarians are against all U.S. military action outside our own borders. Ron Paul is wrong, dangerously wrong in this case, but he's not a coward.

Understand I'm not defending his vote or his position on the war. But he's always been clear about his opposition to use of military forces outside the U.S., and he's always been consistent. FWIW.

That said, I've just contacted four of my own state's seven congresscritters (the other three don't have e-mail and I'll call them when I get home). I commended and promised campaign contributions to the conservatives, who voted against the resolution. I told the liberals, who of course voted in favor, that I'm deeply disappointed and will be contributing to anyone who runs against them in the next campaign.

173 posted on 02/16/2007 2:22:51 PM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: musicman
Under these circumstances, would you keep mowing his lawn forever?

In his speech at AEI Pres. Bush said ...they will come here AGAIN. I wish that word "again" had been used every time a reference has been mad to the fact that, unlike Vietnam, this time the enemy will follow us home.

174 posted on 02/16/2007 2:27:05 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: bnelson44

Thank you very much for giving us this great information. It will come in handy for many of us. You saved us tons of work.


175 posted on 02/16/2007 2:27:46 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: BurtSB
Boehner is an IDIOT and spineless moron.

How did we end up with a no-leadership leader? I read that he led the house in trips like golf trips. He looks like he's just waiting for the next trip.

176 posted on 02/16/2007 2:29:31 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: bnelson44

Thanks very much for listing the traitors' phone numbers, and making it easy for me to call all of them when I get home.


177 posted on 02/16/2007 2:30:15 PM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: American Quilter
Wisconsin

To the Honorable Thomas E. Petri: Tom Your vote for Campaign Finance Reform was wrong, and now your vote for the Resolution is just as bad. That's two big strikes. The people that put you in office are not Democrats. Voting with the likes of Kagan, Obey, Murtha, and Pelosi is not the way to get re-elected. thanks

178 posted on 02/16/2007 2:31:49 PM PST by duckln
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To: .cnI redruM
To The Honorable Peter J. Visclosky:

And will you be spewing how much you support the troops when you cut off funding for them?

Please, don't bother to reply.

Signed...

179 posted on 02/16/2007 2:36:13 PM PST by HoosierHawk
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To: blinachka; All

I just read something about defunding that is occurring in small ways more or less behind the backs of the public--transferring funds and garbage like that. Did I read this on FR? Can't find it now . . .


180 posted on 02/16/2007 2:37:40 PM PST by firebrand
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To: .cnI redruM
They're not just rebuking the President.

They are smacking every member of our military in the face and laughing at them.

These people.........even the Republicans.........are despicable lowlives and should be punished politically for their treason.

181 posted on 02/16/2007 2:38:16 PM PST by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: nctexan

Yeah, a low number. Maybe 2%.

He's a fringe looney-tune who's popular with the stoners on the LP threads. That's about the extent of it.


182 posted on 02/16/2007 2:41:35 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard ("and alllll the children are insane")
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To: Freee-dame
I am sure the K street crowd is please he is on charge.
He was a complete fool on the Hugh Hewitt show a few weeks ago. He knew less about Iraqi issue than Paris Hilton.
The Dems are blessed with this village idiot .
183 posted on 02/16/2007 2:43:48 PM PST by BurtSB (the price of freedom is eternal vigilance)
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To: American Quilter
Being against military action outside of the United States IS cowardice.

I think you're trying to split hairs with Paul.

He may think he has principles, but he's a coward and a menace to the safety of the United States nonetheless, and just punched our troops in the gut with this vote.

184 posted on 02/16/2007 2:43:50 PM PST by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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Ron Paul has a video of himself explaining his vote on his website.


http://www.house.gov/paul/



185 posted on 02/16/2007 2:43:52 PM PST by anglian
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To: .cnI redruM

This link will allow you to read text/discussions from 2/15 - regarding this bill.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/R?r110:FLD001:H01675


186 posted on 02/16/2007 2:44:08 PM PST by sasha123
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

"The 17 are probably doing the will of the people in their district. That's the real truth to be dealt with. They're damned if they do and damned if they don't."

I don't care, they are RINO's all! They could have done the right thing and voted against the resolution. They could then tell the folks in their districts they were doing what was right in support of our troops and their mission against the terrorists. My mailer from the Republican Party went back empty with a note telling them I was not donating to let any of my support go to any Republicans who would vote for the Dem resolution. Also told them I have and will continue to donate only to Duncan Hunter at this time!


187 posted on 02/16/2007 2:47:18 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: American Quilter
I would never flame you...I know who Paul is. Whether the vote came from his ideological principle or from pol. expediency his actions suck...

A shameful day for our nation ...a descent into self hate and hate for the President (he can take it) but more tragically, a vote undermining the morale of our heroes.
188 posted on 02/16/2007 2:48:17 PM PST by eleni121 ( + En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great))
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To: .cnI redruM
Now it's Harry Reid's turn to try to derail the surge before it works, we are victorious, and the Dems have eternal egg on their face. They are scared sh*tless that Iraq will turn the corner; you can hear it in their screeds, see it in their mannerisms, and smell it.., well, they always smell being Rats.
189 posted on 02/16/2007 2:48:25 PM PST by Shqipo (2007 is Bush Country!)
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To: UncleDick
Since when is it patriotism to sucker punch the men and women in uniform who are protecting us from terrorists and keeping us free?

Sounds more like the 'patriotism' of John Carry.........

190 posted on 02/16/2007 2:49:15 PM PST by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: anglian
OK, I listened to it and it sounds like he is in favor of voting against the supplemental.

Now, you tell me how he isn't against the troops?



191 posted on 02/16/2007 2:49:41 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Elections have repercussions, you reap what you sow.))
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To: firebrand; All
Here it is. Centurion316 posted it yesterday:

"This strategy is already well underway. In acting on the Omnibus spending bill, the Congress has cut the Army budget for BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) in half. Since BRAC is mandated by law, the Army will have to move money from other accounts in order to meet the BRAC statuatory requirements. One way they have done this is to inactivate the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division rather than to move this brigade from Germany to Fort Bliss (this brigade is just now returning from a tour in Iraq). This will make the brigade unavailable for a return deployment to Iraq when their turn next comes.

"Democrats are also moving to remove funding for an Army Stryker Brigade's equipment from the Supplemental Funding bill. This means that this brigade cannot convert as scheduled and therefore will not be available for deployment to Iraq.

"Their scheme is very transparent to those who understand, but is designed to fool the American people by saying that they are "supporting the troops" and "funding the troops". Neither statement is true today, nor will it be true tomorrow. They are supporting the enemy, of that there is no doubt."

192 posted on 02/16/2007 2:50:45 PM PST by firebrand
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To: .cnI redruM

I wrote to my Rep to express my displeasure and tell how happy the enemy must be with her vote.

Some may say it's freedom of speech. I call it 246 traitors to this Nation.


193 posted on 02/16/2007 2:51:01 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: .cnI redruM

I believe this is GOOD news for conservatives in the long run. The Democrats can't see further than their crooked noses.


194 posted on 02/16/2007 2:51:06 PM PST by Kay
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To: centurion316

Pinging you to post 180 since I mentioned you.


195 posted on 02/16/2007 2:55:57 PM PST by firebrand
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To: .cnI redruM
NYTimes headline

House Passes Iraq Resolution With 17 Votes From G.O.P.


196 posted on 02/16/2007 2:56:07 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Elections have repercussions, you reap what you sow.))
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To: tanknetter

This is just the opening salvo. Pelosi and Murtha are already planning to withhold funding for the troops using readiness standards to prevent their deployment. Thye will be emboldened by the passage of this resolution.


197 posted on 02/16/2007 2:56:13 PM PST by kabar
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To: bnelson44

Here's a link to a video of Ric Keller(FL) telling the Congress in June, 2006 how our troops deserve 100% of our support:

http://keller.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=45381

And now he votes on a resolution that denigrates what they are trying to do over there.

Let's make sure he's defeated in 2008.


198 posted on 02/16/2007 2:57:26 PM PST by bw17
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To: .cnI redruM; Congressman Billybob

The President should announce that he will veto the measure (even though it isn't being forwarded), and those who voted against it should announce that they will not change their votes to allow the veto to be overridden.

Then, the President should issue a written Executive Finding of Rebuke against the members voting to defund and demoralize our troops as well as embolden our enemies.

The House Republican minority leader should read it into the Congressional Record.


199 posted on 02/16/2007 3:03:25 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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To: RedRover; SandRat; P-Marlowe; jude24; blue-duncan; Corin Stormhands

The President should announce that he will veto the measure (even though it isn't being forwarded), and those who voted against it should announce that they will not change their votes to allow the veto to be overridden.

Then, the President should issue a written Executive Finding of Rebuke against the members voting "to defund and demoralize our troops as well as embolden our enemies."

The House Republican minority leader should read it into the Congressional Record.

Symbolism is a 2-way street.


200 posted on 02/16/2007 3:06:26 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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