You know, it's the damndest thing. I've been a Democrat all my life, but recently I have thought about leaving the Democratic Party to vote as an independent. Why? Because I am so disgusted with the Democratic Party failing to fulfill their promise to end this war. I voted for Democrats to end this war. Democrats ran on their promise to end this war; yet Democrats have decided to continue this war. Why is that?
Unfortunately, these pro-war Democratic politicians have managed to convince Democrats they cannot stop this war - that stopping this war requires President Bush's signature or it require 60 votes to end this war. Joe Biden claims it will take 67 votes to end this war. Sen. Biden says folks ought to pressure more Republicans to help the Democrats end this war; otherwise, the troops aren't coming home. This is Joe Biden's message to the American people, as Biden stated during the debates.
The problem with all these politicians' excuses is, they aren't excuses - they're Big, Fat, Stinking Lies! I'm talking 100% pure dee bullmanure. We're talking Megalies Deluxe. I don't know about you, but I'm very offended when so-called trustworthy politicians lie straight to your face - with a smile and a creepy laugh.
But who cares about me being offended - I care about our sons and daughters and aunts and uncles fighting and dying over in Iraq. I know in my heart they should and could be home right now, if it weren't for these lying, lying politicians, lying to keep our troops in Iraq.
Why are these Democratic politicians lying to keep our troops in Iraq? Why?
I'm sure more than one of you will say, "They aren't lying! Nancy Pelosi said Democrats cannot bring the troops home without President Bush's signature or 60 votes." Shameless lies. Shame on Speaker Nancy Pelosi for blatantly, brazenly lying to the American people. How is she lying?
It takes only 41 Senators to kill any bill in the Senate.
In other words, 41 Senate Democrats could have ALREADY ENDED THIS WAR by their 41 selves, by simply filibustering Bush's warfunding bills. Such an option is an old, tried and true tactic used by both parties in the Senate. Republicans and Democrats do it all the time. Republicans recently easily blocked Democrats' "non-binding resolution" via 41-man filibuster in the Senate.
Each party has more than the 41 Senators needed to block each other's bills. Currently, the Senate has two partys - each has 49 Senators with two "independents" leftover.
THEREFORE, I reiterate: 41 Democratic Senators could have already ended this war by preventing Bush's war appropriations bills from even coming to the Senate floor for a vote.
THE PROBLEM IS, the Democratic Party refuses to cut funding to this war. Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi flat out stated that, "Democrats will not cut funding to this war." The problem with this Democratic Party zero-sum position is history - American history;
The ONLY WAY our troops have been brought home since the inception of the War Powers Act is when Congress completely cut ALL funds to the war or military action in question; and each time, it was AGAINST the sitting U.S. President's will.
See, http://www.projectfilibuster.com Click on "Withdrawal History."
One of the silliest arguments void of one iota of logic is the infamous bi-partisan claim that we can't cut funding to the troops because we would be harming the troops by cutting funds to our troops in the field. This pro-war bi-partisan mantra can be heard anytime someone suggests cutting funds to the troops. How the hell do you think our troops were brought home in the past? Again, look at the history of American military withdrawals for the answer. See, http://www.projectfilibuster.com
Hillary, Obama and Edwards - all three VOWED never to cut funding to the troops. Obama just voted AGAIN, to continue funding The Big Red War Machine, yet his campaign is going on another, "I'm different from Hillary" mediablitz.
Hillary has personally reauthorized this war over 15 times now. See, http://www.roncorvus.com/...
It's truly amazing how Democratic politcians have CONvinced Americans that to REMOVE American soldiers from Iraq would be MORE HARMFUL than TO KEEP THEM IN IRAQ! Unbelievable pro-war doublespeak.
Hillary, Obama, Edwards, Biden and others, love to tell the Big Fat Lie to the American people that Democrats do not have the votes needed to stop this war - that it is the Republicans' fault - we need more Republican votes, otherwise, we're dead in the water, stuck in Iraq.
When I call Hillary and the others "LIARS," I do NOT mean it figuratively; I mean it LITERALLY.
These guys are liars, plain and simple. The magic number is NOT 60, or 67, as Joe Biden claims; the Magic Number is 41 folks, and don't ever forget it. It's not about getting 60 votes to pass a bill Senate Democrats and Republicans can agree upon, it's about using 41 existing Senate Democrat votes to kill Bush's multi-billion dollar warfunding bill.
I wish some good soul would "be allowed" to ask Hillary (and the others) on national television, "Why do you keep telling everyone that we don't have enough votes to end the war in Iraq, since everyone knows 41 Senate Democrats could have already ended this war via filibuster of the war appropriations bills???????" Why?
The silence would be deafening........or not. Maybe Hillary would auto-waltz right into Pre-Fab Excuse #798: "We can't cut funding to the troops because it would leave our troops unprotected in harm's way."
That ole, shoeworn, partyline excuse and a quarter will get you a...........well, it sure as hell won't get you a cup of coffee these days.