MoveOn Democrats: bought and paid for

by Infidelesto on September 20, 2007 · View Comments

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Today the senate voted on a resolution in support of General Patraeus in the wake of the despicable ad that was posted by MoveOn.org.

Guess who voted “no”? You guessed it…25 bought off, spineless Democrats voted voted “no” to this resolution. Michelle Malkin has the list. To be fair, there were several democrats who voted “yes” to this resolution so give credit where credit is due. Click through to Michelle’s site to see who voted “yes”.

Democrats who voted “no” to the resolution supporting Patraeus:

  • 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)

Here’s what Ed Morrisey from Captain’s Quarters had to say:

It’s a particularly sad commentary on the Democratic Party that they cannot bring themselves to support the very commander they sent to lead American troops in battle by a unanimous vote. It’s not a case of a few fringe politicians like Bernie Sanders or Barbara Boxer, either. The Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and his chief deputy, Dick Durbin, refused to condemn the smear on Petraeus’ honor. Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd, both of whom want to become Commander in Chief over the military, chose to endorse MoveOn’s smear campaign against a man who has dedicated his life to defending this nation and serving presidents in a nonpartisan manner.

MoveOn has the right to free speech. Congress has the responsibility to defend the honor of the man they unanimously endorsed for the difficult task of bringing security to Iraq. Almost half of the Democratic caucus would rather participate in a smear campaign against the commander than stand up to MoveOn. It’s a pathetic, embarrassing, and ultimately revealing moment.

And Mitt Romney’s statement as well:

Hillary Clinton had a choice.  She could stand with our troop commander in Iraq, or she could stand with the libelous left wing of her party.  She chose the latter.  The idea that she would be a credible commander-in-chief of our armed forces requires the willing suspension of disbelief.

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