Attention Congress: Ponder Long And Hard What You Deign
your sins will come back to visit you, and we're going to give them a ride
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I can't remember a time in my life that I have been more PISSED OFF than at this time. I can't remember ANY series of world events that EVER got to me the way this crisis America faces (the citizens of the Republic at odds with our elected bodies hired BY us to represent OUR best interests and do OUR bidding) is getting to me now. In fact, of all the previous "crises" the Republic has faced throughout history, this may be the worst of them. NOT, mind you, because of the matter at hand, rather for the total collapse of Congress' ability to consider the health and well-being of the Country above the expediencies of their collective re-election concerns.
The Republicans and Democrats alike up there on the Hill are failing their oaths of office, and failing their constituents, and failing what is currently a deeply troubled Republic.
The results of the foolishness these scumbags pursue will have to be dealt with by "we the People", and it matters. The historical relevance and importance is sufficiently described by Fred Thompson's own words on the Redstate Radio Podcast, just published here:
This idea of appearing to be weak and divided before the world is the most dangerous thing we could do with regard to this nation.
More destruction and war and havoc has been caused by the appearance of weaknesses by Democracies, in some cases US, than any other reason. I point out the Korean war. I point out the first Gulf war, and even the takedown of Saddam...."ahh, they won't really do anything about it..." and that's what they're going to be counting on if we look weak and divided and we abandon the place to chaos, which is what would happen.
Our problems lay squarely at the feet of these scumbag Senators and Representatives, each of whom are getting miraculous new inspirations about war and strategy and what is best for a country and her people (you know, the ones they couldn't have given a flip about oh so few years ago as hundreds of thousands were being raped and butchered and gassed? Yeah-THEM), NOW, as the poll numbers are updating and showing which Political trash is becoming increasingly susceptible to future defeat.
And before you anti-war drumbeaters set about trying to slap me around, as I have said in the past-these people either need to de-fund NOW, and strike an immediate and FULL withdrawal...OR, they need to HELP the President win instead of making sure he fails...and fails alone. So, don't even go there with me.
More hate, angst, and vitriol below the fold...
Don't take MY word for it, do a little shopping at the "Senators Class II list" HERE and see how many of them who USED TO SUPPORT winning wars are now talking about actions that will result in an indirect, but equivalent, SURRENDER. The Class II's, you see, are up for re-election in '08 and they want to make sure you hear them tell you they hear your voices, and they feel your pain.
Well, they don't, they won't, and they never cared to. They care about power: getting it, keeping it, and growing it.
It is, thankfully, NOT my job here at Redstate to be docile, or gentle, or even diplomatic. It IS expected of me to be fair, and in fairness, the problem isn't even with our activist opposition anti-war crowd. They are fairly well organized, have been fairly consistent in their expectations of repayment for their efforts to ascend a Democrat majority on the Hill, and have done a better than decent job of bitch-slapping those who have since softened or abandoned the rhetoric that took them to the winner's circle last November.
While their reasons for wanting an end to the war in Iraq (and for now against terrorism) are purely selfish:
[a] proposal for a Peoples' Peace Congress to challenge the corporate war Congress in Washington. At such a gathering, different groups could argue for better uses for the funds now earmarked for war. By demanding funds for health care, education and job creation, for example, they could directly confront the “war Congress” meeting at the Capitol.
they are at least honest about it.
Selfish? Yes. Hands out for self-enrichment, considered more important than the lives of people so far away who are, ostensibly, less important than these Troops Out Now people consider themselves to be? Absolutely. Honest, at least? Completely.
The PRO war crowd, similarly, could be considered selfish in their own right. We are rightly accused of being worried about the safety and security of our families here at home, and desire that the fighting and the killing of terrorists be done where THEY live instead of where WE live. Selfish? Yep. Tinfoil hat-wearing "afraid of bupmer-sticker" crazy people? Without a doubt. Honest? Completely.
Where does this leave the trash up in DC then? About as honest as the thief denying guilt as he is found locked inside the bank vault in the morning with bundles of 100's stuffed in his pockets.
Back in January, the Commander in Chief issued an updated Iraq Strategy. Now, anyone who paid the slightest attention to the '06 elections will remember the Democrat claim that Bush had no strategy. This, despite his having issued one in November '05. The nuancing of a President for political gain is not a monopoly held, one party over another, but the Democrats were brilliantly successful in convincing armchair America they MUST be right as they screamed and wailed that there was no plan.
There were in fact 3 iterations of such a plan never acknowledged by the left because they would have been forced to give an as clearly spelled alternative or told to STFD and STFU. Additionally, Dep State has ROUTINELY reported on all things Iraq, as required by Congress. Again, crickets chirping from the left.
Were the debate with the American people to have centered around which strategy showed the most promise, America could have decided for herself. THIS shell game of convincing the American people that Bush's published plan (that we were to believe didn't exist in the first place) was really NO plan, and that this was sufficient cause to surrender, lose, and withdraw has become the greatest crime Politicians have ever committed against a people...a little over-dramatic you say?
Maybe, but in the meantime people are dying, and a very stark new Middle East awaits the outcome of the backseat teen fumblings of an American Congress hell bent on destroying anything in its path back to elected office, devil may care.
Consider the POS from New York, Rangel, on display with Tucker Calson on MSNBC [10 minute video of horrors and spontaneous hair combustion]:
[On why the Dems won in November]
"The voters are way ahead of the House of Representatives and the Senate. This has to be the most immoral blunder that our great nation has ever involved itself in."
You really DO (if you can stomach it) need to watch this chump rattle on about how the Republicans have supported "this commader in chief"...implying that the Democrats have not. Great testimony to National unity and American patriotism, huh?
My favorite line is this:
There's been over a dozen Republicans that have been there [the White House] and they have told the President this election, their re-election, is far more important than staying the course.
Which was quickly followed by Rangel suggesting there is no Al Qaeda in Iraq...but even if there were, "we don't know what they look like-I hate to say it but they all look alike."
I defy a white politician to get away with that one without the sky falling.
It is clear from Robert Byrd & Hillary Clinton's masterpiece: "This is not our fight - Congress must end U.S. role in a civil war nobody voted for" to WSJ's "Republican Retreat" to Alaska Report's "Republicans now realize Iraq is another Bush failure" to USA Today's "McConnell in tough spot on Hill, in Ky." to Slate's "Another One Bites the Dust" [referring to Repubs who have defected from Bushco] to WaPo's "Key GOP Senator Breaks With Bush" to Breitbart's "Report: Wars Costing $12 Billion a Month" to the NYT's "Senate Set to Tackle Iraq Strategy" to My Way's "Official: Iraq Gov't Missed All Targets" and the Hill's "Pelosi lines up Iraq votes" that the media smells blood in the water, and Democrats see VICTORY on the horizon.
You would like to believe the victory they had in mind was American victory. Sadly, electoral victory is all they give a rat's patooty about.
Forget whether "Iraqi leaders warn of catastrophe if US goes" and let not your Democrat-powered hearts be troubled by "Iraqi FM: Turkey Massing 140,000 Troops" and ABSOLUTELY DO NOT worry that our friend Zawahiri has AGAIN made his call for unification of Mujahideen and total support among Muslim populations for jihad. This IS, after all, a bumper sticker made by President Bush and his thugs at Cheneyco, and they are just scare tactics. It's all good. Iraq and Iraqis don't matter. We matter. Let's get the troops out NOW. Today.
There's jillions to be had that we can hand out to the poor and downtrodden right here in the good ole US of A.
What's a couple MORE hundred thousand Iraqis?
Our new direction for America?
Can you spell commode?