Take the Pledge *Updated* Bumped

by admin on January 27, 2007 · View Comments

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Patriotism seems to have left the Capital, and utter nincompoops have filled the void it (they) left. I spent my day reading reactions (the good and the bat-poo crazy) to the President’s speech. Senators spent the day figuring out how to piss off Hugh Hewitt. They succeeded. Big time. It would be funny watching this big bunch of boobs committing career suicide, if their actions weren’t so dangerous.

Hugh Hewitt is sticking out his neck, standing up against those in the GOP preparing to sabotage our troops, and he’s organized a grassroots campaign to stop them. Here’s the scoop:

Yesterday General Petraeus testified that the Biden/Warner resolutions and those like them encourage the enemy.

What does it mean, “to encourage the enemy?”

It means that the enemy gathers will and strength from the prospect of a collapsing political will to seek victory in Iraq and stability in the region.

With that additional strength and will the enemy redoubles and retriples efforts to kill American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.

In short, it means that more Americans will die.

If there is ever an issue for which a filibuster is obviously called, it is such a resolution, especially in the aftermath of such testimony.

Either the Republicans believe General Petraeus, or they don’t. These are not a “non-binding” resolutions in the sense that they have no consequences. Either of them will have terrible consequences.

Don’t believe me. Believe General Petraeus.

And act accordingly. next week should mark an epic and important debate in the United States Senate. I hope that 39 Republicans will join at least Senator Joseph Lieberman is standing by the troops and their commander in iraq, as well as the president.

If the Republican senate cannot muster even that level of courage and commitment, I doubt very much if the Republican and independent (and even some Democratic voters) will forget or forgive.

If your party will not support the war and the troops, why support the party?

But if the Senate Republicans stand firm in defense of the war and the troops and their general, as well as their president, and do so next week and every week that an attempt is mounted to undercut the war, endanger the troops and weaken the presidency, their reputation and their support will grow and grow.

And if they hang together next week and turn back this effort, they will not have to do so again and again. The Democrats have decided to destroy the war effort in their first month in the majority, regardless of the cost. They need to be opposed. Now.

They have set up a site where you can Take the Pledge. Go. Now. Tell others.

*Update*

Here’s the WaPo article about the first plan (drafted by the senate foreign relations committee), and here’s an article talking about the Republicans who support an anti-surge measure of some kind or another. Oh, and here’s a piece of crap an op-ed in USA Today by Biden (Dem) and Hagel (Rep.) detailing their brilliant plan.

*They have over 25,000 signatures, and counting!

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  • Muterinfidel

    Isn’t it interesting that the dems keep decrying the ever mounting U.S. death toll in Iraq, but continue to undermine the president, and spout off with all their cut and run rhetoric. As if their actions had NOTHING to do with soldiers dying! Bush said early on in this War on Terror -”You’re either with US or you are with the terrorists!” It just proves once again, nothing will stop the dems from their pursuit of power. If supporting our sworn enemy will get them what they want, then so be it, they say. Their words and actions are indeed “encouraging the enemy”, Professor Hugh is right!

  • Infidelesto

    Tough words for not only Democrats, but the GOP too. Hugh, and the American people are basically saying, “Do the right thing, support the troops, or else you will emblolden the enemy, and alienate your own constituents.”

  • sushiman

    I think the real problem with our government comes from the fact that there are only 2 real political parties. Over the years it has led to pure competition between the two. Democrats don’t care what is good for the country or morally correct, etc… they care about beating the Republicans and making them look bad. And the opposite is true, the Republicans care more about beating the Democrats than they do about the well-being of our country. When will the people of America finally wake up and get sick of the childish fighting between these two parties… and actually seek out REAL leadership, leadership that cares about the country, and not about their own (and their party’s) PERSONAL ambitions. The Republicans AND the Democrats both make me sick, and I can’t wait til we can get rid of all political leaders that care more about what party they are in than what happens to the people (and troops!!!) of this country.

  • Infidelesto

    I would love to see a few more political parties rise up. Unforunately the system is set up to where raising money is such a huge issue for candidates, that If the money’s not there, why even run? you’d get wiped out by your “Big party” opponents campaigning. I wish our system was more like Israel’s.

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