Thursday, June 15, 2006

Not All House Republicans On Board With Boehner's Spin

"As a result of our efforts during this debate, Americans will recognize that on the issue of national security, they have a clear choice between a Republican Party aware of the stakes and dedicated to victory, versus a Democratic Party without a coherent national security policy that sheepishly dismisses the challenges America faces in a post-9/11 world."

-- Memo from House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-OH), June 14

"I can't help but feel through eyes of a combat-wounded Marine in Vietnam, if someone was shot, you tried to save his life. ... While you were in combat, you had a sense of urgency to end the slaughter, and around here we don't have that sense of urgency. To me, the administration does not act like there's a war going on. The Congress certainly doesn't act like there's a war going on. If you're raising money to keep the majority, if you're thinking about gay marriage, if you're doing all this other peripheral stuff, what does that say to the guy who's about ready to drive over a land mine?"

-- Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), as quoted by the Washington Post, June 15

8 Comments:

Anonymous zidzi said...

Rep. Wayne Gilchrest makes it good point. A republican with a conscience who actually cares about the soldiers over in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"If you're raising money to keep the majority, if you're thinking about gay marriage, if you're doing all this other peripheral stuff, what does that say to the guy who's about ready to drive over a land mine?"


The Dems should run with this!

10:48 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

if there's video of him saying it it'd make a great advertisement.

10:49 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

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11:00 PM  
Anonymous thewaronterrible said...

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Good Post.
To add a little bit to the subject.
ATTENTION CONSERVATIVES:
Below you will find objective, factual data you will never hear the mainstream media use to counter Bush spin he repeated yet again the other day:
"We are making progress in reducing violence in Iraq" and "Iraq has made the world safer from terrorism."
Right.
I. A survey of a bipartisan group of terrorism experts found that 86% of them believe Bush foreign policies including Iraq are causing the U.S. to lose, not win, the war on global terror, and have made the world less, not more secure.

Click here to read about it.

II. The majority of Americans feel the Iraq war has made America worse off and not safer from terrorism.
Brand new Gallup Poll 6 in 10 Americans feel the country is worse off because of the War in Iraq and only 4 in 10 feel it has made a positive difference in the war on terror.
(The poll even found that only 48% of Republicans believe the Iraq War has made the U.S. better off)

Click here to read about it.

What do these surveys show? The Bush Administration claims are baseless and dangerous.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Imalittleteapot said...

Probably more reps with the same thoughts but they are afraid of their leadership. Kudos to Gilchrist for having the integrity to tell it like it is.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous flpoljunkie said...

Three Republicans voted NO on R.861, two voted PRESENT.

Final vote was 256 in favor of the resolution with 153 against--not quite the overwhelming yes vote the Rethugs were looking for on their "debate" on Iraq.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Norquist Nemesis said...

And 42 Dems vote Yea

Sometimes they just make it really really really hard to keep supporting "The Democrats" when they do shit like that.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Totally Committed said...

Gilchrist initially supported Boehner for House Leadership when De Lay was endicted and had to step down. At the 11th hour, he switched his support to Blunt over Boehner. So, he's been a sort of free-thinker for a while now.

TC

11:34 AM  

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