Sunday, February 18, 2007
The House voted to "oppose" President Bush's sending of 21,000 additional troops to Iraq - a worthless vote because the resolution is non-binding, meaning it has no backing in law. Of course, 17 worthless traitorous Republicans voted for it - and 2 Downercrats voted against it.
These 17 Republicans should be either drummed out of the party, or not given any funds from the RNC to run for re-election.
House OKs Measure Opposing Troop Surge
The Democratic-controlled House issued a symbolic rejection of President Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq on Friday, opening 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, and within minutes, Democrats said their next move would be to challenge Bush's request for $93 billion in new funds for the Pentagon.
"The stakes in Iraq are too high to recycle proposals that have little prospect for success," said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, leader of Democrats who gained power last fall in elections framed by public opposition to the war.
"The passage of this legislation will signal a change in direction in Iraq that will end the fighting and bring our troops home," she vowed after the vote, in which 17 Republicans joined 229 Democrats in a wartime rebuke to the president.
Here are the 17 traitors who voted for this worthless garbage, and the 2 Downie heroes who voted against it:
Representative James T. Walsh
Representative Walter Jones
Representative Wayne Gilchrest
Representative Michael Castle
Representative Richard (Ric) Keller
Representative Philip Sheridan English
Representative Ronald Ernest Paul
Representative Frederick Stephen Upton
Representative Thomas M. Davis
Representative Mark Kirk
Representative Howard Coble
Representative John J. Duncan Jr.
Representative James Ramstad
Representative Steven C. LaTourrette
Representative Robert Inglis
Representative Timothy V. Johnson
Representative Thomas Petri
And the 2 Downies:
Representative Jim Marshall
Representative Gene Taylor
Send a message to the RNC: No money for these 17 Republicans in 2008, or there will be a cutoff of funds to the entire party.
Let these 17 learn what being a traitor to their country and the troops costs them.