Of The 41 Dems Demanding Rush To Apologize … 39 Of Them Refused To Condemn Personal Attacks On The Honor & Integrity Of Our Troops Last Month
Posted by Casey on October 3, 2007
I’ve spent the last two days pointing out this hypocrisy on my show, and blogged about my call to Sen. Reid’s office here in Vegas.
Last month the Senate voted on the Cornyn Amendment which not only condemned the “Betray Us” ad, but it also condemned any personal attack on the honor and integrity of our troops.
The text of the amendment is as follows:
To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.
Several Senate Democrats refused to strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of our troops. They were:
- Akaka (D-HI)
- Bingaman (D-NM)
- Boxer (D-CA)
- Brown (D-OH)
- Byrd (D-WV)
- Clinton (D-NY)
- Dodd (D-CT)
- Durbin (D-IL)
- Feingold (D-WI)
- Harkin (D-IA)
- Inouye (D-HI)
- Kennedy (D-MA)
- Kerry (D-MA)
- Lautenberg (D-NJ)
- Levin (D-MI)
- Menendez (D-NJ)
- Murray (D-WA)
- Reed (D-RI)
- Reid (D-NV)
- Rockefeller (D-WV)
- Sanders (I-VT)
- Schumer (D-NY)
- Stabenow (D-MI)
- Whitehouse (D-RI)
- Wyden (D-OR)
Of the 25 above who refused to condemn personal attacks on our troops (because many of them engage in personal attacks themselves) … only Bingaman and Feingold refused to sign Harry Reid’s letter demanding that Clear Channel repudiate Rush Limbaugh for his words which Harry Reid called attacks on:
“The courage and character of those fighting and dying for him and for all of us.”
Perhaps Reid should apologize for all the times he insulted the military.
So what exactly is the difference between honor and integrity, and courage and character? Why is it that these Dems are willing to condemn attacks on courage and character, but not honor and integrity? Of course we all know the answer to that … politics. You’d have to be a fool to not think this is a strategy to build support for the fairness doctrine. For crying out loud, Levin admitted he only read the part of the transcript that Media Matters gave him.
Let’s not forget that Media Matters was started by Center for American Progress who was founded by John Podesta, former chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton. You should also know that Hillary had a part in creating both organizations.
Clear Channel told Reid and his minions to go jump in a lake in this letter.
Far more important to the political wrangling going on for the fairness doctrine is the fact that Reid is demanding that Rush apologize to Jesse MacBeth. Whom Rush was specifically talking about on his show at the time. Why would the Democrats support such a character as MacBeth?
He is a proven phony (hence phony soldier), who is now an admitted and convicted phony. He also completely discredited Iraq Veterans Against the War. MacBeth was allowed to speak at IVAW rallies, and was a poster boy for their organization for a time. Yet this group that proclaims to be veterans didn’t catch the falsehoods in MacBeth’s statements, and image?
How can you trust them to be an honest organization again? The picture below is from their website, and is their featured soldier profile right now. This guy is claiming to be still on active duty?
Harry Reid’s political career is coming to an end. You now all know what we in Nevada have known for a long time about this guy. The only reason he was reelected last time was that Nevadans were hoping he could stop Yucca Mountain (which he helped bring here in the first place), but he’s done nothing to make that a reality. Reid is nearly done with politics, but we will have to deal with his son, Rory. Don’t you guys worry about that … we’ll take care of business on our end this time.
If the Dems are going to constantly act like spoiled children, and get caught lying, there may be hope in 2008. Problem is that too many people do not pay attention to all of this, and will not be prepared to cast their vote for the right candidate. In the meantime, we must keep up the good fight and fight for our troops against this slander so they can continue to make the great progress they’ve been making overseas.
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