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House Passes Defeatist Resolution: 17 Republicans Join the White Flag Caucus Print E-mail
Written by N.Z.
Friday, 16 February 2007
defeatist committeeThe House just completed voting, and has approved 246-182 the Democrats' defeatist resolution. This was expected: but the good news is, the 40-60 Republican defectors that the Democrats had been predicting failed to materialize. Only seventeen Republicans voted for the resolution --- and two Democrats broke ranks to vote against it.
First, let us recognize the two Democrats who did the right thing:
Representative Jim Marshall
Representative Gene Taylor
Note: The original version of this post incorrectly identified Reps. Baird and Nadler as the two dissenting Democrats. Sorry for the error.
And now, the seventeen Republicans who decided today to end their political careers:
Representative James T. Walsh
[Email: Rep.james.walsh AT mail.house.gov]
Representative Walter Jones
Representative Wayne Gilchrest
Representative Michael Castle
Representative Richard (Ric) Keller
Representative Philip Sheridan English
Representative Ronald Ernest Paul
Representative Frederick Stephen Upton
Representative Thomas M. Davis
Representative Mark Kirk
Representative Howard Coble
Email: howard.coble AT mail.house.gov
Representative John J. Duncan Jr.
Representative James Ramstad
Email: mn03 AT mail.house.gov
Representative Steven C. LaTOURETTE
Representative Robert Inglis
Representative Timothy V. Johnson
Representative Thomas Petri
I hear your people are intentionally hanging back on stopping Bush so as to sandbag American resentment and guarantee a Democratic victory for president in '08.America wants a new direction...and democrats will give it to them...starting now and then really accelerating in January '09 when we retake the white house.
even if that were our strategy, which it isn't, it would be no more evil than tying up the workings of government for months on end impeaching a president about a blow job...or lambasting him for daring to attack the poor country of Afghanistan just to try to knock out some minor league terrorist like Osama.I hear your people are intentionally hanging back on stopping Bush so as to sandbag American resentment and guarantee a Democratic victory for president in '08.
Effective, but evil.