Sunday, December 24, 2006

'Republican war'

Nice little revisionist story at dkos:

It's a Republican War

Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 05:23:28 AM PST

Kevin Drum brings up a good point of discussion here:

Link-- There's no question that conservatives will try to hang our failure in Iraq around liberal peacenik necks, but that's not what's important. What's important is whether they succeed. Public opinion is key, and if they go ahead and do their surge, and it fails, it's going to make the conservative story a lot harder to tell. The public just isn't going to buy it.

One thing BushCo did and did well was in branding this war an exclusively Republican War and cutting Democrats out of what they thought was going to be the credit for it. So, my guess would be the public is already not going to buy any whining excuses that the media/hippies/bloggers/tree huggers lost the glorious GOP War. And any stragglers still shopping at Right-wingmart aren't going to let a little thing like reality disrupt their purchase.

Nevertheless, it wouldn't hurt to remind people every chance we get -- especially as revelations of fraud or profiteering come to light, more Americans die, and even politicians with a purple stain on their finger run away screaming from Bush and his war over the next year -- that this is a Republican War started by a Republican President managed by a Republican Cabinet enabled by a Rubber-stamp Republican Congress and cheered on by Republican media operatives. In short: Republicans Lost The War. (link)

Now we all know that the democrats have been against this war from the beginning right? And that the President went to war without their approval. So it's obviously not 'their' war (are they American?) it's only the Republicans war.
DemocraticMax Baucus, Evan Bayh, Joseph Biden, John Breaux, Maria Cantwell, Jean Carnahan, Thomas Carper, Max Cleland, Hillary Clinton, Tom Daschle, Christopher Dodd, Byron Dorgan, John Edwards, Dianne Feinstein, Tom Harkin, Fritz Hollings, Tim Johnson, John Kerry, Herb Kohl, Mary Landrieu, Joseph Lieberman, Blanche Lincoln, Zell Miller, Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Harry Reid, Jay Rockefeller, Chuck Schumer, Bob Torricelli
PartyYesNoNot Voting
DemocraticGary Ackerman, Robert Andrews, James Barcia, Kenneth Bentsen, Shelley Berkley, Howard Berman, Marion Berry, Sanford Bishop, Rod Blagojevich, Bob Borski, Leonard Boswell, Rick Boucher, Allen Boyd, Brad Carson, Bob Clement, Bud Cramer, Joseph Crowley, Jim Davis, Peter Deutsch, Norman Dicks, Calvin Dooley, Chet Edwards, Eliot Engel, Bob Etheridge, Harold Ford, Martin Frost, Richard Gephardt, Bart Gordon, Gene Green, Ralph Hall, Jane Harman, Baron Hill, Joe Hoeffel, Tim Holden, Steny Hoyer, Steve Israel, William Jefferson, Chris John, Paul Kanjorski, Patrick Kennedy, Ron Kind, Nicholas Lampson, Tom Lantos, Nita Lowey, Ken Lucas, Bill Luther, Stephen Lynch, Carolyn Maloney, Edward Markey, Frank Mascara, Jim Matheson, Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McIntyre, Michael McNulty, Martin Meehan, Dennis Moore, John Murtha, Bill Pascrell, Collin Peterson, David Phelps, Earl Pomeroy, Tim Roemer, Mike Ross, Steven Rothman, Max Sandlin, Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Ronnie Shows, Ike Skelton, Adam Smith, John Spratt, Charles Stenholm, John Tanner, Ellen Tauscher, Gene Taylor, Karen Thurman, Jim Turner, Henry Waxman, Anthony Weiner, Robert Wexler, Al Wynn
By these votes on H J Res. 114 (To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq) we see that indeed it was only the Republicans that voted to goto war. Of course, some of these people will be highly suprised that they are now Republicans (does this mean we still have majorities in both the House and Senate?). When people fall to saying that a war our country is involved in (that had bipartisian support and was voted legally by Congress on) is a 'Republican' war, then there are more problems than simply support for the war.

Support for the country may be an issue in and of itself. Of course you can't claim anyone is unpatriotic simply because they don't support the war (everyone has the right to support it or not), but you can infer what you want about people that don't support their country.
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts

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