Tuesday :: Feb 13, 2007

Too Limp To Be In Congress


by Steve

Image and links courtesy of ThinkProgress

If you want to see the sad spectacle that has become the House GOP, I give you two examples, linked together.

First, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has obtained a leaked letter from two sorry-assed House Republicans Pete Hoekstra and John Shadegg, who provide their fellow GOP caucus members with the following advice for this week’s first-of-its-kind House debate on Iraq:

We are writing to urge you not to debate the Democratic Iraq resolution on their terms, but rather on ours.
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We urge you to instead broaden the debate to the threat posed to Americans, the world, and all "unbelievers" by radical Islamists. We would further urge you to join us in educating the American people about the views of radical Islamists and the consequences of not defeating radical Islam in Iraq.
“The debate should not be about the surge or its details. This debate should not even be about the Iraq war to date, mistakes that have been made, or whether we can, or cannot, win militarily.” Shadegg and Hoekstra warn, if conservatives are forced to debate “the surge or the current situation in Iraq, we lose.”

If loons like Hoekstra, who has military-age kids and Shadegg want the debate to be about defeating radical Islam in Iraq, why haven’t they argued over the last four years to send thousands more soldiers into Iraq to do the job?

And if you want proof that the GOP really is trying to avoid talking about the war and instead wants to revert to the tried-and-true scare tactics this week to propel their Stepford cult members back into a frenzy, take a look at the pathetic and embarrassing performance by House Minority Leader John “Weepy” Boehner today. First, even talking about the war in Iraq made Boehner cry. Then minutes later, he smeared surge opponents for appeasing Al Qaeda.

Gee, where have we heard that one before? Boehner is nothing more than a weeping buffoon. His family must be hiding from the neighbors.

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