Monday, March 26, 2007

212


H.R.1591

Only two Republicans pulled a Theron and Ephialtes: Wayne Gilchrest and Walter Jones. 198 Republicans held Spartan, joined by 14 Democrats.

Having passed 218 to 212, President Bush has vowed to veto the pork-laden bill.

Like Chatterbox, I admire President Bush's steadfastness and leadership in making the right decisions even when they aren't the popular decisions to be made, at the time. I believe history will vindicate him as the right man in office at the right time; and the fact that he has faced so much opposition and pressure during his Presidency by a hostile media, "public opinion", "world opinion", the latest gallup polls, and a Democratic Party that has moved further and further to the left, will bring him and all who stood with him through the worst of it, world-reknown "glory" in the annals of history. The more he is hated by those who are wrong, the more opposition I see him face, the more I admire this President for his strength of leadership. God bless President George W. Bush!

Michael Franc at Townhall.com explains why the micromanagement of the War by 535 armchair generals back in Congress is a bad idea:
Remarkably, Democrats reject the notion that they are "micromanaging" the Commander-in-Chief's constitutional authority to make military decisions during wartime. Instead, they speak of the "collaborative process" and "shared responsibility" between Congress and the President to "redefine the mission" or enact a new "management plan" for Iraq.

For several reasons, the Founding Fathers concluded Congress shouldn't do this. As Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson wrote, the Constitution empowers the President "to command and direct the armed forces in their immediate movements and operations."

For a Congress determined to end the war, the remedy is straightforward and simple: Cut funding to the troops. Try running that up the flag pole.

Credit for the photoshop of "King George's" head pasted onto Gerard Butler's body: Flopping Aces. Thanks, Curt!

Also showing at a blog near you:
Anna's Clue Tank
Bottom Line Up Front
Flopping Aces
Freedom Eden
Gateway Pundit
Hugh Hewitt
Marie's Two Cents
Mike's America
Old Soldier
The Chatterbox Chronicles
YankeeMom (Read my comment there)

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10 Comments:

Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

I truly hope those that voted these Lunatics into office are sorry they did this.

I have had about enough of this ****!!!

Emails just dont get the message across as fast as phone calls to the White House, and Pelosi's office.

Not only are the Troops being hurt by lack of funds getting to them before April 15th thier families are suffering as well.

And can you believe what all pork was stuffed into this bill? PEANUT STORAGE!!?? WTF???

Oh how the left wing loones need to be slapped!!

Sunday, March 25, 2007 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Oh love the picture by the way :-)

Sunday, March 25, 2007 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

This absolutely cannot be managed by Congress though I'm certain they all THINK they can do so. But the bottom line is that it isn't even REMOTELY about that; it's about slapping Bush so hard his ancestors will feel it back to the Jurassic era.

Also, added you to my blogroll.

BZ

P.S.
Yes, the graphic is excellent.

Sunday, March 25, 2007 8:54:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Marie: As someone who used to write the thank you letters for a Senator (D'Amato) let me tell you that both emails and calls have less impact than actual letters (mostly faxed these days for security and speed) directly to YOUR representative and Senator's offices.

I'd also add that letters to the editor of your local paper which make the point in a brief, focused way are highly effective.

Wordsmith, or as one commenter called him "Mr. Smith:" I admire that President Bush has stood firm in Iraq and never wavered.

At the same point in Reagan's presidency he was also reviled and dismissed by liberal know nothings.

History proved him wrong and may do so again with President Bush.

The only criticism I have of President Bush is that he has also stuck to his "new tone" strategy in spite of the fact that has turned out, like so many other standards of conduct, ethics and law, to be a one way street applied only to Republicans.

A bit more aggressive counterpunch to the defeatists would be nice.

Sunday, March 25, 2007 9:35:00 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Thanks for the link and I say a hearty Amen to your middle paragraph about W!!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2007 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I think the pork added to the bill was an attempt to cover up the fact that included in the bill is a definite date for withdrawal from Iraq. They were no doubt hoping that the bill would not be read thoroughly, and be signed.

Monday, March 26, 2007 4:43:00 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

This bill eally sucks dingo kidneys. I am still amazed there is an allocation of $184 million for UNIFIL buried in this bill. Or $161 million to battle Avian Flu.

Finally commented on this abomination, it needs to be veto'd. And who will suffer? The troops. The $106 million for additional UH-60M Blackhawks is one example.

Monday, March 26, 2007 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger MDConservative said...

“The only criticism I have of President Bush is that he has also stuck to his "new tone" strategy in spite of the fact that has turned out…”

I don’t criticize my CINC, but if there was a President who when faced with playing hardball continued to try and play nice… I would beg for him to rethink that stance. Look if you are willing to play flag football and be nice fine. But if the other team wants to start tackling, start decking them twice as hard in response.

I mean hell, Hillary outright stated that strategy! We cannot sit back.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 8:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

-Herman Goering, Reichmarschall of Nazi Germany second only to Adolf Hitler

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous the other guy said...

i believe that if you're looking for a man who held his views despite the overwhelming odds of a world stacked against him, then you should give your admiration to Saddam Hussein, the man who withstood the sanctions of the world and the attack and aggression of the United States until his country was invaded four years ago, and even during his trial, he kept to the same stances he had pre-invasion. it is not a surprise that his steadfastness in spite of the odds, earned him tremendous respect in the eyes of most middle-eastern countries. they surely believe that God blessed him!

i wonder if Bush would stand up to a military invasion and capture by a foreign power?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:30:00 PM  

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