John Murtha proved to have lots of hot air in support of his position and many overly vocal supporters, but only three members were willing to vote for his hollow suggestion. The display on the house floor of flaming rethoric, and deliberately misleading statements by liberals, democrats, and their ilk, did a disservice to all those defending our nation in Iraq.
The battle continued on Friday afternoon and most of the evening with a resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives calling for the immediate withdrawal of the troops from Iraq. There was an extremely heated and partisan debate. Jean Schmidt of Ohio sent a strong message to Representative Murtha. Tonight, we in Ohio are very proud of Jean Schmidt! In the 7:00pm. hour of Hardball with Chris Matthews, the host stated that these statements by congresswoman Schmidt might "choke her career." This statement by Chris Matthews demonstrates, once again, his partisan view of everything. Schmidt was simply relaying a message from a constituent in Ohio.
Congratulations to the Republicans in the House for exposing the fraudulent proposal by Representative Murtha. America can not cut and run now!
Thanks to Ian Schwartz for the great clip of Jean Schmidt-you really ought to look at it!
It is my conjecture that all of the signs point to a co-odinated effort from the democrat party spin machine to use Representative Murtha (as a supposed supporter of the military) as the catalyst to ignite a debate prior to the Thanksgiving recess. Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell, and others already parroted Congressman Murtha’s political stunt in the mainstream media. Between now and the end of the year, it is likely that this strategy will be exposed by leaks from democrat party officials or congressional staff.
We can always depend on the writers at American Thinker for great commentary. The article on winning in Iraq and losing at home is very appropriate on this night when the House of Representatives and the democrat leader, Nancy Pelosi are obfuscating the issue in a faux debate, and avoiding their obligation to support our troops and the mission!
Noel Shepherd has great coverage at News Busters exposing John Murtha for the fraud that he is!