The debate on the “Iraqus Interruptus“, immediate troop withdrawal proposal in the House of Representatives dangerously approached WWF territory at times, and there were some in dire need of a metal folding chair across the back.
The Republican grapplers picked up some chairs, but by the time they turned around, Dems had scattered like vampires at sunup.
Last night, the House of Representatives voted 403-3 against a non-binding proposal for immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq. It’s hunting season here in Michigan, so to use that vernacular, the elephants stomped on the brush and only three donkeys came running out.
The proposal was put in motion by Republicans tired of hearing how our troops are dying in a senseless war for all the wrong reasons, sent by a president who went to war over a lie and/or bad intelligence.
Democrats blew it off as a shameless political stunt. “A disgrace” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. No, Nancy, your politics are a “disgrace”, this vote gave you a chance to put our money where your mouth is, and you backed off. Pelosi referring to anything as a “disgrace” is like Dr. Phil picking on your receding hairline.
With this vote, Democrats were called out, and very few answered. What’s frustrating them is that they can’t reciprocate. What would they do, create a proposal opposite to the Republican proposal? What would be the opposite? “A joint resolution to leave troops in Iraq and Afghanistan forever”? That may not work out too well for them on a PR level, not that they need any help destroying their own credibility.
Now Democrats are backpedaling like Lance Armstrong heading down Mt. Everest with broken brake cables. They say a “sensible” withdrawal could take months. Since when do they care about “sensible”?
The three Democrats to vote for immediate withdrawal were Jose Serrano of New York, Robert Wexler of Florida and Cynthia “Tupac” McKinney of Georgia. You know your party is in trouble when the only ones with great personal and political integrity are some of the biggest dirtbags, weasels and demagogues ever to ooze into the House chamber.
Six Reps simply voted “present”, which is like punching in and spending the day in the bathroom. They were Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington; Michael Capuano of Massachusetts and William Lacy Clay of Missouri; and Maurice Hinchey, Major Owens, and Jerrold Nadler of New York– with Nadler voting for “pepperoni, ham, and extra cheese” immediately after his “present” vote.
“This is cheap political stunt. Vote is meaningless illusion. Democrats know exactly what they’re doing.”
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