Friday, September 21, 2007

Betray-us, indeed

Senate Democrats who voted for the Cornyn Resolution. Remember them at election time:

Baucus (MT)
Bayh (IN)
Cardin (MD)
Carper (DE)
Casey (PA)
Conrad (ND)
Dorgan (ND)
Feinstein (CA)
Johnson (SD)
Klobuchar (MN)
Kohl (WI)
Landrieu (LA)
Leahy (VT)
Lincoln (AR)
McCaskill (MO)
Mikulski (MD)
Nelson (NE)
Nelson (FL)
Pryor (AR)
Salazar (CO)
Tester (MT)
Webb (VA)

Raw Story has a good rundown on the Senate vote on the resolution sponsored by conservative Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) to condemn this ad placed by MoveOn. -------------------->

Even more striking than the article are the 112 (as of right now) comments on the article. I'm tempted to copy them all and post them. Here are a few. The anger is palpable.
72 votes to repudiate Move-on and no votes for the Webb-Hagel troop rotation bill? talk about misplaced prioroites? Webb-Hagel provided for one for one rotation dates one day in the war zone+one day at home before being sent back.
stupid republicans aatck 1st ammnedment turn yer back on the troops for fear of giving combat vets a chance to regroup? you will reap what you sew....
stew | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 3:35 pm

I have read on several sites that William Fallon, head of Central Command and Petraeus' Boss referred to him last March as that "Ass kissing little chickenshit.". So where is the Pompous Politician's indignation over that remark?
billmelater | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 3:41 pm

I swear-to-god. Don't any of you piece-of-shit senators that voted for this crap ever dare come asking me for a dime. This includes you Sen Nelson (DINO-FL).
kharma | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 3:45 pm

"your papers please...Hmm, I see you are not a member of the party. Please step aside so we may assess your predisposition to radicalism."

Strange, that doesn't seem so impossible any more......
cliffer | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 3:56 pm

As a Marylander, Sen. Mikulski and Sen. Cardin should be ashamed of themselves! Just remember the slogan: What the fuck is Congress for? Cut the funding, end the war!
Are you on the list? | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:05 pm

(Both are on the list)

11% ... gee I wonder why?

They attacked the 4th Amendment, now the 1st Amendment... must be time to go after the 2nd...

And I thought there was a war to stop! Silly me.
yup | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:07 pm

They took time to vote against MoveOn but not to bring our troops home? WTF?!
Mrs. Vargas | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:09 pm

Fucking Bullshit is what this is. Where the hell are the Democratic Senators and who the hell do they think they represent? I'm repulsed that the dems would vote for this silly condemnation of MoveON when the attacks from the repugs over these past 7 years have been so vicious, scurrilous, and utterly untruthful.

I for one can not condone either of my senators casting this vote. Barbara and better not have voted for this bullshit!!!!!!!
Speak Truth To Power | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:14 pm

(Diane did)

I agree with previous posters. Don't our elected leaders have more important things to worry about than a newspaper ad placed by a fringe political group?? I'd also like to know the democrat senators who signed off on this as well. All their approval does is give credence to the GOP attempts to make hay out of a non-issue, while ignoring the real problems our nation faces.

HINT TO CONGRESS: This is why your approval ratings are at 11%. We hired you to represent US, not to ignore us and attack our free speech rights. I vote democrat and want them to remain in control, but I'm in favor of replacing all of them with new blood!!!
Scubydoo | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:16 pm

How about a vote condeming Karl Rove for all of his name calling.

Remember being called a traitor because you were against the war....

Remember being called un-American because you didn't support the war....

Remember being told you were against the troops because you were against the war.....

Remember being told that you were a supporter of terrorist because you were against illegal wire tapping....

how dare they waste our time with this bullshit lookieloo crap.

the only reason they are doing this is because they have already exhausted flag buring, gay marriage, and school prayer.


The more time our Senate and Congress waste on bullshit like this - is less time they debate the war.

So in other words - they would rather do this than address the war and save our young brave soldiers.

God Help US - and Damn them to hell.
Patrick: Husband, Father, Lib | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:17 pm

Chimpy is playing the Dems like a bunch of fools. Where was 1 repub condemning the Swift Boat ads?

I can't believe I was stupid enuff to think the Dems would stand up to Bush and end the war. They are just a bunch of cowards, pathetic cowards. As retarded and dumb as Chimpy is he stills runs circles around these Dem idiots.

Were better off with no Congress or president instead of this garbage we call our leaders. No wonder there approval rating is as low as Charles Manson.

When Cheney has a higher approval rate then Congress, then you doing something wrong.
LG | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:18 pm

When is the Congress going to waste more time condemming Ann Coulter, Sean hannity, Mike Savage, or Mark Levin?? What a JOKE!!! why are our Democratic leaders such PUSSIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
Haggard,Craig,Vitter,Foley,Wes | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:19 pm

The fascistic response is alarming.

MoveOn should quadruple it's efforts. Telling the truth is unrelated to swiftboating and deserves much more exposure.

Petraeus is enabling militant corporatists to feed a crime in progress. That's bad, by the way. the...eus_insult.html
Stephen Pitt | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:36 pm

How did this even get to the floor for a vote? Couldn't Reid just have put it down, like how the Repukes put down anything the Dems wanted when the Repukes had the majority?

Just as the comments say before mine, the misplacement of priorities is astounding. Republicans are completely retarded, and for any Dem to go along with bs like this is reprehensible.

On another important note, Dems should be filibustering until Habeus Corpus is restored - there should be no further business until that is restored. Republicans are the fucking cancer of our country. Pussified Dems are aggravating. I am beyond tired of this shit.
Tim | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:38 pm

It's perfectly fine for GOP senators and right wing orgs to attack a general or admiral who doesn't agree with them or who takes a stance contrary to their views (Iraq, Attacking Iran), but if an organization representing the mood of the majority of the public does it - it's worthy of censure... worthy of condemnation???!!!! What a shameful and utter display of mendacious, hypocritical political grandstanding.

Any dem who voted for it should be ashamed - I can even respect the whole - taking no stand, it's not worthy of making a stand one way or the other - it's a non-issue.
Kevin | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:55 pm

So they can't vote for restoring habeas or letting volunteer forces get the rest they deserve, but they can vote for this piece of trash. Excellent priorities. I hope, when the Good Lord takes you, y'all can explain this with a straight face. Despicable, Disgraceful and Disgusting -- and I'm not taling about MoveOn either.

I ask, what did the Good General do but Betray Us? He doesn't know if the current policy is making the US safer, but he's all for continuing it. Last I checked, the oath was to defend the United States, not the policy of the President of the United States.
po | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 4:56 pm

Let´s keep in mind that moveon is a MEMBER DRIVEN group. Members, of course, are normal citizens. So, the Senate just voted to tell we citizens to sit the fuck DOWN and SHUT THE FUCK UP. Otherwise, we´ll taser your asses. This just disgusts me beyond all measure. No fucking WONDER they´re at 11%, and this will drive them even lower. Single digit approval ratings, NEXT STOP! Has that EVER happened in the history of our country? Get your torches and pitchforks ready, people.... we´re gonna need em cuz Blackwater needs another gig.
Citizen J | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 5:22 pm

It is empire on the brink when political ads become the preoccupation of the Congress in the middle of Treasury haemorrhage and illegal war.
It just shows who the democrats really are - the left arm of the corporate military industrail complex party. Total cowards who will never defend their own people and democratic principles.
These people can partly thank MoveOn for having majorities in the Congress and they do SHIT with it.

GO MoveON!!! Punch right back! Thank you. There are very few organisations that will fight this fascist monstrocity that is the government of and by the corporations.

Patreus IS an "ass kissing little chickenshit", the little loyal Bushie. They looked until they found him.
PeterM | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 5:45 pm

Now I am mad! I just sent Moveon $100, and will continue to send money to them. They are the only group willing to stick their necks out for true Democrats. Lehy and Webb should be ashamed of themselves. They are more disgusting to me that the Republicans! What a shame
Anonymous | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 6:52 pm

Congratulations to the majority of the Senate that is made up of goddamned cowards. This OFFICER in the Air Force just donated to MoveOn AGAIN because the Senate hates the 1st Amendment and worships goddamned generals as if they are gods. They are NOT. I work with generals and they are NOT gods. They can be asshats, jerks, and moral cowards just like anyone else. In fact, generals are MORE prone to moral cowardice because as you hit the pinnacle of military service rank, you get so political and so concerned about your position you turn your back, to large extent, on the oath.

The entire senate needs to be replaced. It is populated by nothing but dog turds.
Terminus Est | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 7:20 pm

I'm sending $5,000.00 to and I'm going to encourage them to take out more ads. How about, Bush, failed President or War Criminal or Both?". Or how about, "Should the entire Congress be sent to Gitmo?" Better yet, "Bush is Hitler with a fake Texas drawl". The Goddamned truth of the matter is #1.Moveon only posed a question, 2. It pisses off the Fascist Neocons so flippin much because it is spot on true. These fucking senators are child molesting,closeted sex soliciting treasonous self serving Constitution Bill of Rights hating motherfuckers. 11% ladies and gentlemen... the citizenry of this Country has had it up to their ears with this shit and it's now time for the pitchforks and torches.
DroolingBush | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 7:42 pm

Guess what senators? More Americans and Iraqis died while you were playing games in your nice tailored suits. I am disgusted beyond words. With one vote, you could change the direction of this country, but it's all about you and your interests, the rest of us be damned. You are the ones who are betraying us.
TC | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 7:50 pm

The fact is, he did betray us, and he betrayed the men and women in uniform.

So it's General Betrayus.
President Betrayus.
Vice President Betrayus.
Attorney General Betrayus.
Justices Betrayus, Betrayus and Betrayus.
and of course, the Betrayus Party and the Betrayus Party.

Any Democrat that voted for this bullshit should be voted out of office at the first opportunity.
ROBinDALLAS | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 9:18 pm

I am a veteran and I say General Betrayus. If anyone doesn't like it, well kiss my ass, no matter if you are important or not. I will not stand for another day of illegal warmongering!
j-m | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 9:19 pm

Mary Landrieu is one of my Senators, and I just left a message on her website explaining why I now send money that used to go to the Democratic Party to MoveOn.Org.
chickles | Email | Homepage | 09.20.07 - 9:49 pm

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