November 19, 2005

403 To 3

Well, it looks like Democrats didn't have the grapes to walk the walk. They love to talk the talk though, don't they? Both sides knew this proposal wouldn't pass. So if you're a Democrat and you've been humping the "withdraw the troops now" meme, why not put your money where your mouth is?

Hugh Hewitt nails it this morning:

Many Democrats were emotionally undon by the exercise of having to confront their own rhetoric, and the anti-war left must be stunned this morning: Only three votes? All that work? All those marches? All those posts at the fever swamp bulletin board? For three votes?
Heh, those moonbats over at DU are pissed beyond belief. This was exactly the kind of proposal they were hoping their elected officials would vote for to "send a message". Well, the message was sent alright - to them. Only three members of the House are willing to be identified with the French wing of Democrat party.

The RCP blog congratulates those three today:

Wanting to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq doesn't make you a coward. What does make you a coward is when you truly believe we should get our troops out of Iraq immediately, you have a chance to vote for doing exactly that, and you choose not to because you fear the political consequences of being on record revealing your position to the public. This was not a vote on some obscure provision of the budget, it was the most supremely important subject on which members of Congress have the privilege and duty to vote.

So hats off to Cynthia A. McKinney of Georgia, Robert Wexler of Florida and Jose E. Serrano of New York for having the courage to vote what they really believe. And shame on those who didn't.

Truth be told, I was really hoping for more "yes" votes from Democrats. So I encourage their base to roll up their sleeves and ratchet up the pressure on their elected officials. More please...with feeling!

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1 It's very telling when even Senator Murtha voted against immediate withdrawal, when it's his own demagoguery that had started it.

Posted by: Wordsmith at November 19, 2005 11:44 PM (nrGCx)

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