UPDATED 12:15 AM – MoveOn.org answers Senate vote. Scroll for updates…
Yesterday, the Senate passed the Republican-initiated amendment condemning last weeks MoveOn.org’s stab-in-the-back “Petraeus, Betray-Us” ad that ran in the NY Times. The bill passed 72 – 25. The liberal media and the 25 Nay’s would like us to forget that Gen. Petraeus was unanimously promoted to four stars and sent with full Senate confidence to perform a very difficult task after stepping into a near un-salvagable situation. Here are the 25, all Democrats, which include two presidential hopefuls, and two top-tier leadership of the Democrat party.
Hmm, sounds much like Hillary wanting us to forget about her vote in favor of the war, when it was politically correct – then condemning it, when it is politically correct. About the only bright side on this for Democrats is some freshman that voted in favor (Webb, Tester).
If the Democrat Party ever wanted to show voters that their loyalty lies not with Americans, but with a select group of American-o-phobics, this was the way to do it. Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd, both of whom are trying to sell voters on letting them run the military, would rather pander to this group of disturbed leftists, than simply do the right thing.
MoveOn has the right to free speech. Congress has the responsibility to defend the honor of the man they unanimously endorsed for the difficult task of bringing security to Iraq. Almost half of the Democratic caucus would rather participate in a smear campaign against the commander than stand up to MoveOn. It’s a pathetic, embarrassing, and ultimately revealing moment.
Mitt Romney’s response should resonate well with the Nay’s:
“Hillary Clinton had a choice. She could stand with our troop commander in Iraq, or she could stand with the libelous left wing of her party. She chose the latter. The idea that she would be a credible commander-in-chief of our armed forces requires the willing suspension of disbelief.”
Now, how are liberals reacting to their Nay’s? They’re proud of them! And they are criticizing the Democrats that voted in favor. They are so obsessed with defeat and American loss that “ATTACK!” is the only thing they can thing about. But don’t attack MoveOn.org. Attack Bush, they say. But, for heaven’s sakes, don’t unify with these “war-mongers,” “child-killers,” “civilian-executioners.”
Before a single Democrat condemns MoveOn’s ad, they should insist that George W. Bush and the Republican Party repudiate the anti-military smears on war heroes that have been the hallmark of Mr. Bush’s political career.
If this weren’t an outright lie, it might be laughable.
Mr. Bush is a coward and a bully. He knows he’ll never be the kind of hero his father was. He knows he lacks the heroism of John Kerry or Max Cleland, so he overcompensates with bluster and bravado.
Heroism and John Kerry CANNOT be used in the same sentence. A neutral term, such as soldier, is debatable for Kerry. Bush helped his country by leaps and bounds more in the reserves than Kerry did with the lies he told about his fellow soldiers.
Another, not-so-surprising, anti-America rant:
The Democrats just passed a Republican resolution condemning the MoveOn ad that called General Petraeus a biased figurehead 72-25. Do the Democrats even know who votes for them anymore? Don’t they understand that if they continue to piss off the die-hard Democrats, the MoveOn Democrats, they are going to continue to lose elections?
Emphasis theirs. Can you believe that? I mean, come on. We can’t have Democrats working with Republicans. How disgusting. America-o-phobics.
Liberals are more dedicated to defeat and division than victory and unity. It’s shameful enough that 25 would vote in support of smearing Petraeus after voting to send him (one must wonder if they did so intentionally in order to stack the politically correct deck in their favor). But it’s reprehensible and wholly loathsome that liberals would turn the criticism on Bush and conservatives for having to fight two wars: against one enemy trying to kill us, the other trying to destroy us.
UPDATED 12:15 AM – MoveOn.org answers Senate vote:
The U.S. Senate just told you to sit down and be quiet when they passed a Republican amendment condemning MoveOn. So, we’re making clear where America stands. We’re releasing a statement from MoveOn members–and anyone else who feels the same way–saying, “We will not be quiet, we will fight back. We will keep speaking out until Congress forces an exit plan for this awful war.
First, there is monumental difference between where America stands and where MoveOn members stand. That much should be obvious to these nutroots from the results of this vote. Secondly, if Congress felt the war warranted an immediate exit, all they had to do was walk their talk and cut funding.
Thespis Journal trackbacked with: Democrats on the record Supporting Moveon