Friday, September 21, 2007

Condemning the MoveOn Crowd

Good for Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), who stood up for his disgusted and angry constiuents when he introduced a "sense of the Senate" resolution (part of an amendment to next year's National Defense Authorization Act), with the purpose of allowing the Senate to state:

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.

This is clearly pointed at the unseemly,contemptable, digsusting and disgraceful newspaper ad by in the New York Times, calling General Petraeus (commander of US forces in Iraq) "General Betray-Us."
The astonishing thing is that the resolution did not pass unanimously, but by a vote of 72-25. Everyone should know how their Senator voted and in particular who the 25 are -- those who voted NO to condemning ". . .personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces." Here's a list:

Akaka (D-HI)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Byrd (D-WV)
Clinton (D-NY) (yes, the would-be Commander-in-Chief)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA) (oh, surprise, surprise)
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)

These people should be remembered.

Senator Barak Obama was not present to vote; nor Maria Cantwell (D-WA); and neither was Joe Biden (D-DE), although as Beldar, at Beldar Blog points out, Senator Biden did condemn the Move-On ad.


louielouie said...

there are names on that list of senators that should have long since movedon themselves.

hank_F_M said...

El Jefe

I am sorry to report your efforts have not convinced me to vote against Senator Durbin.

I already have multiple reasons why I would vote for somebody randomly selected out of the phone book before I would vote for him.

El Jefe Maximo said...

Hmmmm, randomly selected senators out of the phone book ? Probably that would turn up a pretty good crowd. Sort of a "Ma Bell" primary.

Or you could try selecting your choice out of a police line-up.