Carol Platt Liebau: Calling Their Bluff

Friday, November 18, 2005

Calling Their Bluff

Even the Democrats know how crazy it is to call for immediate troop withdrawal.

Oh, they'll keep doing it. But not when it comes to having to put a vote on the record.


Blogger Mr. Twister said...

What a great day for democracy.

Yesterday, a Republican Congressman, Duncan Hunter, put forward a resolution calling for an "immediate" withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq.

The Republicans fought to suspend normal House rules to bring forward Rep. Hunter's resolution. Despite acrimonious debate and unanimous opposition from the Democrats, the Republican leadership won the fight and the resolution came forward to the floor of the House.

Then a miraculous thing occurred. In speech after speech from the House floor, the Democrats reminded thier Republican colleagues how flawed the resolution was. If approved, the Republcian cut-and-run plan would endanger the lives of our troops and threaten US National interests.

In the end, after voting for the cut-and-run resolution, Republicans joined with the Democrats to vote against the Republcian cut-and-run resolution, and it was defeated.

The Republiocans voted for cut and run before they voted against it.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

To put the importance of this vote in context, let's use Carol's preferred rhetorical flourish.

The only reason Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's Cut-and-Run Resolution was even able to come to a vote was because the Republican House Caucus voted strongly in favor of it. Had a handful of Republicans joined with the unanimous Democratic caucus, the Republican-backed Cut-and-Run Resilution would ahve been killed even earlier.

So, by Carol's logic, the Republicans in the House provided hope for the terrorists. For shame.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Colonel Steve said...

And even Murtha himself votes against the resolution. See:

and scroll down thru the 403 noes.

9:40 AM  

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