November 9, 2007

The 58th Democrat Attempt, This Year,…

…to legislate surrender in Iraq?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she will bring another troops-out-of-Iraq bill to the House floor on Friday.

It will be the 58th “politically motivated” bill on the Iraq war by the House and Senate this year, Republicans complained.

The Fifty Eighth!

Now, I may sound a bit partisan here, but repeated failure seems to be a recurring theme among the folks over there on the left side of the aisle. I mean, they embrace socialism… despite its extreme lack of success in every government that has adopted it over the years… and they want to force it on the rest of us, here in America, marketing it as “freebies” for all.

So this 58 business, while lending new meaning to the old adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”, is also somewhat embarrassing to me, as an American, despite the fact that it comes from the left, which is as indictable as El Nino once was in its own milieu, for all sorts of problems.

Foreign media report on our Congressional activities, simply because the United States is what it is in the world, and a Congress that spends most of its time trying to disrupt the CIC during a time when American troops are in harm’s way demeans the image of America and our political system (think all us voters, who put these people in office).

Fifty Eight failed attempts by the majority on the Hill to surrender to terrorism must make us look pretty lame.

“We are restating the differentiation between us and the president of the United States,” Pelosi said at a press conference. “This gives voice to the desires of the American people,” she said of the bill, which ties war funding ($50 billion for four months) to an immediate troop withdrawal.

Right, they are “re-stating” the differentiation, etc, etc…

Liberals will be liberals.

These are people who will sink in quicksand to protest an anti-quicksand policy and wonder, as they begin to smother (ooops! too late!), if it was a worthwhile cause.

However, I digress…

The 58 surrender attempts have all had one thing in common: They all happened on the taxpayer’s dime. What Pelosi blatantly admitted in that single short paragraph was that the Democrats have no problem with flogging a dead horse on our time and money to press a political agenda.

Try being as unproductive in a salaried private sector job and see how soon you encounter the need to edit your resume.

House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) criticized Democrats for refusing to recognize the important of the U.S. military mission as well as the “tremendous progress we’ve made against all odds in capturing and killing agents of terror, and providing a level of security for political reconciliation to take place.

“This bill is deja-vu all over again,” Blunt said. “The last time Democrats tried to tie funding for our troops to a date for surrender, they failed - and that was before the marked turn-around we’ve witnessed on the ground over the past several months.”


On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that American forces have routed Al Qaeda in Iraq from every neighborhood of Baghdad, according to a top American general - “allowing American troops involved in the ’surge’ to depart as planned.”

Which brings us to this:

The upbeat assessment from the New York Times and other major newspapers had some Republicans questioning the Democrats’ timing:

Blunt said the House on Friday would be taking up a bill “that has far less to do with building on our continued progress, and far more to do with pandering to their (Democrats’) base.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) issued a statement on Thursday questioning the continuing Democratic push for a troop withdrawal.

“What unfortunate timing for Democrats, announcing yet another attempt at a withdrawal date on a day when the papers are filled with encouraging news from Iraq,” McConnell said.

President Bush vetoed a bill tying war funding to a troop withdrawal in May, and he undoubtedly would do so again, given the chance. Some troops withdrawal bills, facing the prospect of a presidential veto, have not mustered enough support to pass the Senate.

So what it all boils down to is that the Democrats have so little regard for our tax dollars or for the Will Of The People that they’ve got absolutely no problem with wasting the time and the resources of the American People by squandering two years of a Congressional majority performing the Kiss of Shame on the far left.

Fifty Eight (count ‘em, 58!) attempts to surrender to the anti-thesis of our very civilization, “Paid for by the Democratic Party”.

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15 Responses to “The 58th Democrat Attempt, This Year,…”

  1. Shoprat Says:

    Osama loves the DemonicRats and that’s why.

  2. Seth Says:

    Shoprat –

    I find no fault whatsoever in your opinion there: Osama and his ilk must LOVE today’s Democrats.

  3. MariesTwoCents Says:

    I think I have had about enough of this crap.

    This is really getting sickning, and all this on our dime.

    I dont know what else to do but make phone calls but this is just getting really sickening.

    Especially when Militarily things are going quite well in Iraq.

    The Democrats are so invested in defeat they dont give a rats ass how much it hurt’s this Country and 50% of the people in it!

  4. Seth Says:

    Marie –

    What they’re doing, essentially, is holding peace demonstrations at the taxpayer’s expense in an attempt to hang on to the far left base they had to make impossible promises to, in order to get their money and votes.

    My grandfather, who was a conservative Democrat of the old school, is probably turning over in his grave.

  5. Gayle Says:

    I’m turning over in my grave, Seth, and I’m not even dead yet! It’s unbelievable to me that these idiots in Congress ever got into Congress in the first place. 58 attempts?! One thing is for sure, they are tenacious. Stupid, but tenacious. I guess we should give the devil his due!

  6. Angel Says:

    surrender is their middle name my friend!..sheesh!Happy Vets day and blessings to all the ones fighting!:)

  7. Seth Says:

    Gayle –

    Just imagine if they had in them genuine patriotism and the will to act in the best interests of America and the American people, rather than their present ingredients of obstruction, socialism and “politics first”.

    All that tenacity would be an asset, rather than the deficit for which they instead employ it, to our country.

    Hell, we’d most likely have finished the job in Iraq by now and most of the troops would have come home long ago!

    Angel –

    They bring shame to real Americans, to Congress and to our allies in their contemptible quest for “surrender at any price”.

    For Veterans’ Day, what the Democrats and their liberal masters need to do is crawl under a stone someplace.

  8. Ken Taylor Says:

    This has not only become a joke but it remonds me of a fly trying to get out of a closed window. Constantly banging its stupid head against the window thinking that the next time will be the one that will work!

    This stupidity may very well be their downfall come November of 08. As the people keep seeing the redundancy and nonaction of this Congress, combined with the same old rhetoric over and over and over and over again the 11% approval rating could very well become a purge of Democrats in Congress!

  9. Gayle Says:

    You made an excellent point here in response to my comment, Seth. We are always stronger when we are united as a country. Remember how many American Flags were flown right after 9/11? It’s sad, but I don’t see 1/3rd as many now. There are a few being flown in the small town I’m closest to in Texas, but but nothing like after 9/11! My flag is still flying high. :)

  10. Gayle Says:

    One “but” would have been sufficient. I got carried away! LOL!

  11. Seth Says:

    Ken –

    I’m thinking the same thing. While the previous Republican control of Congress in the last few years left a lot to be desired, the Democrats’ majority is a complete disaster that even the MSM is hard put to provide damage control for.

    Having seen the tragedy the Democrats have made out of Congress, I’d be willing to bet that those who sat out the last election because they were dissatisfied with the Republican leadership will show up in force next November to set things right, arm-in-arm with moderates who voted to the left a year ago.

    Gayle –

    We can thank the left (the Democrats, the liberal-dominated education system and the MSM) for that. They seem to have propagandized American patriotism out of “fashion”, much as they are attempting to do with Christianity by litigating it into oblivion.

    On the bright side, however, just from emails I get from non-commenting readers, the silent majority is alive and well and looking forward to next November to set things right. :-)

    …two “buts” is better than a sign I once saw in Chinatown in New York. It was a warning in bad English about how the police would be called if anyone did something-or-other, and finished up with:


  12. wordsmith Says:

    “We are restating the differentiation between us and the president of the United States,”

    So…whatever Bush is for, they’re against it?

    It’s a ridiculous sham. She’s just trying to appease the moveon.orgers and make it appear like they are trying to do something.

    Troop withdrawal is already going to be taking place. And none of the top 3 Democratic presidential candidates are calling for an immediate withdrawal.

    Bill Richardson is not up-to-date on the current trends and stats; he’s still recycling yesterday’s anti-war talking points and reciting the dishonest “deadliest year for American troops in Iraq” stat.

    Frustrating, laughable, and disgusting. The Dems in Congress really should be ashamed of themselves.

  13. Seth Says:

    Wordsmith –

    It is disgusting, and too blatant for the average American to miss — I fully expect this abuse of their congressional control to get their majority thrown out on its hindquarters next election. If that doesn’t happen, I will probably develop even less respect for the voting public than the Democrats have.

  14. Always On Watch Says:

    The 58th attempt? Are the Dems dancing to the one-note samba–or something.

  15. Seth Says:

    AOW –


    Surrender is the only tune they know. With even their own tame media having no choice but to report positively on Iraq, they have nothing else to “stand for”.

    As Wordsmith pointed out, their 3 front-running POTUS candidates are no longer endorsing a pull-out, only because they know it wouldn’t appeal to the majority of Americans, obviously — they want to get elected — and to me this is just a further indicator of the Democrats’ insincerity (lack of honesty) — if they didn’t embrace the top priority of their party, they wouldn’t have their support.