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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Thundering Silence! (The Reaction to Pelosi)

Oh me, oh my... I do believe the fat went in the fire yesterday with Nancy Pelosi endorsing immediate pullout from Iraq on the heels of the President's speech saying victory was the only possible outcome.

And what have we heard in response?

Nothing. Nothing from elected Democrats. Nothing from Republicans.

I think everybody realizes what she did. The issue is finally defined. The showdown is upon us. Everyone is trying to figure out what to say and do.

It will be interesting to see what folks like Limbaugh have to say today. Will he join in the silence or will he pick up the gauntlet that Pelosi has thrown down?

Things are about to get interesting indeed...

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn

Comments (5)
St Wendeler said...

I thought we already had a vote on this??? Only 3 Dems voted to pull our troops out of Iraq.... and Pelosi wasn't one of them.

Is she this much of a flip-flopper? Am I unAmerican for calling her that?

St Wendeler said...

Only nutjobs Cynthia "It Was the Jews" McKinney (D-GA), Bob Wexler (D-FL), and Jose Serrano (D-NY) voted to pull them out...

Where was Pelosi two @#$ing weeks ago?!?!

Here's the Roll Call Vote tally

SicSemperTyrannus said...

Maybe the time has come to question her patriotism!

Frederick said...

We didn't have avote on this, we had a vote on a (non-binding) resolution proposed by Republicans to leave Iraq immediatly. It bears no resemblance whatsoever to what Murtha or Pelosi have been talking about.

St Wendeler said...

But, Pelosi is in effect calling for Immediate Withdrawal...

Just because Pelosi doesn't like who submitted the resolution doesn't mean she didn't vote to keep our troops in Iraq. Methinks she recognized that it would be a bad idea to vote with her 3 colleagues, but wants to make sure to keep the political pressure on... (ie, she's playing pure partisan politics with our troops)

And despite Murtha's reliance on the word "practicable," let's see how the Senate MINORITY Leader characterized his plan:

Pelosi's counterpart in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., hasn't endorsed Murtha's plan. "While Senator Reid does not agree with the immediate withdrawal plan Congressman Murtha proposed, he does respect the congressman for coming forward with a plan," Rebecca Kirszner, a Reid spokeswoman, said.

Don't be a tool...