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Reid on the “Warpath”

Posted by zaphriel on March 24, 2006

reid.JPGHe plans on “using the military”…

Political offensive targets Bush


Senate Democrats have mapped a political battle plan for the March congressional recess that calls on lawmakers to stage press events with active duty military personnel, veterans and emergency responders to bash President Bush on virtually every one of his national security policies.
The game plan, devised by the office of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is contained in a six-page memo distributed to Democratic senators on Thursday at a closed-door meeting at the Capitol and provided to The Washington Times by a congressional staffer.
Titled “Real Security,” the political document calls for staged town hall events at military bases, weapons factories, National Guard units, fire stations and veterans posts.
“Ensure that you have the proper U.S. and state flags at the event, and consider finding someone to sing the national anthem and lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the event,” the battle plan states.
However, the Defense Department prohibits political events on military bases. The rule states, “commanders will not permit the use of installation facilities by any candidate for political campaign or election events, including public assemblies or town hall meetings. …”

So basically now, the military and our first responders are pawns to be used for the democrats own purposes. This is the new strategy of the left. I find it funny that they have to remind them to “Ensure that you have the proper U.S. and state flags at the event, and consider finding someone to sing the national anthem…”

What it isn’t second nature for Democrats to be patriotic? Apparently not, since they have to be reminded of its importance. This is just further evidence that our “Independent Like Nevada” Senator is just a partisan marionette, who’s strings are being pulled by the likes of Dean, and Carter, and who has little to no interest in the well-being of Nevada, or the Nation for that matter, but rather looks at us all as pawns to be manipulated and influenced. Mr. Reid, this tactic is disgraceful, especially since you and your party have made it clear that you don’t care much about the very issue you are hammering, since you and people like you have tried to trip up and impede our military and our President over and over.

To quote a lefty peacenik I met at the protest the other day, “We never wanted to use the term ‘support out troops, bring them home’, that was forced on us. We don’t actually believe that. We didn’t want to use it.?

Hmmm, at least he was honest.

3 Responses to “Reid on the “Warpath””

  1. rich andrews said

    you quoted me incorrectly, matt, but you were close. what i said to you in front of the courthouse sunday was that i personally voted against the slogan that sierra interfaith came up with: support the troops, bring them home.

    i argued that a truly antiwar statement wouldn’t include “support the troops” because that means support the war, which i don’t. the only war i would have enlisted in was WWII, being Jewish. every war since then has been all about big corporate interests needing war to sell war industry products. war is the largest industry in the world, so naturally, it has the most money to advertise the need for war. used to be we were fighting the commies, then keeping the world safe for democracy, then it was the domino theory– all these slogans repeated over and over to justify war and the production and manufacture of everything armies need to fight wars. now it’s the war on terrorism. terrorism, that claims thousands of lives every year… but less than those lost from snake bites and lightning strikes. course we cant do anything about those, but we sure can go after terrorists… that is, if we dont keep wasting time, money and lives fighting whole countries when it is clearly terrorist cells that we SHOULD be going after. cells, which are spread out worldwide, in countries that dont even know these cells exist, let alone “support” terrorism.

    iraq was clearly no threat to us. there were no WMD, there weren’t even missiles powerful enough to reach israel let alone america. there were no chemical nor biological weapons found either. the armed forces personnel that conceded that much were dealt with severely. rumsfeld turned a deaf ear to them before the war even started, when told they’d need at least twice the troops deployed. this incompetent moron is responsible for the low-quality body armor that is STILL being issued and used by those whose families are financially unable to buy the better armor.

    it’s truly sickening that you and others can’t understand that loyalty to the office of president doesn’t mean we have to be loyal to the man in that office, when he proves time and again he either doesnt care about anything but his business interests and that of his cronies, or he in too stupid to understand what he’s doing and the consequences of his failures. if i believe our leader is taking us in the wrong direction and fail to speak up, what kind of man does that make me? i am not a robot. if given an order that i consider immoral and illegal, am i to follow that order, because “ours is not to question why, ours is but to do or die”? no, i dont think so. you cant order me to torture a prisoner of war and have me obey. you cant order me to fire on unarmed civilians and have me obey. sorry, but that shit just isnt what i was taught growing up in America, the land of the free and home of the brave, matt.

    the Downing Street memo proved intelligence was being “fixed” so Jr. could invade iraq instead of developing a strategy to find osama bin ladin (remember him? he’s the guy that leads al quada, the real terrorists?). katrina proved that when morons are appointed by morons, thousands of lives are affected. when the UN inspectors asked for more time to find the WMD, jr. told them “time’s up” but months after the “indisputable” locations of WMD were searched and found empty, and jr. found himself in the same position as the UN inspectors, asking for more time, the american people should have told him “time’s up”.

    what happened to jr.’s assertion that “we are not in the business of nation building”? it is a major disgrace that our armies, trained to defend the american people, are now occupiers of a country that hates us. our troops werent trained for occupation, but i guess that’s changing now. sickening. spying on american citizens is now fine and dandy? dissent, which actually protects democracy, is now unamerican? huge tax cuts for the rich and $50 cuts for the working slob is competent governing? outsourcing our jobs makes any kind of sense to the millions of citizens out of work, and not showing on the unemployment figures because their unemployment benefits ran out long ago?

    this moron has been a bigger disaster than any president before him and he’s got treasonous geniuses around him who will be answering for their crimes and lies one fine day, if not in this lifetime, than surely on Judgement Day. i’ll leave you with this fine quote by Teddy Roosevelt: To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

    i dont know if you’ll see this comment, but you have my email address. feel free to contact me. you were respectful and listened, unlike quite a few people on both sides of that demonstration sunday. i know we share the desire to protect our friends and families from anyone who would take away our precious freedom and rights. we should be able to do that together, not be at each other’s throats.

  2. Matthew said

    Sir,
    There are too many inaccuracies and half truths in your statement to tackleright now, as I am on Vacation, I will address them on Monday, when I am home, in a post.

  3. […] The original Comment by Mr. Andrews can be found here… for brevities sake a I will only use selected quotes in this post, I have not edited these quotes in any way (except for length), and will attempt to not take them out of context. […]

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