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Congressional Democrats Bribing For Iraq Votes

This is disgusting and pathetic.

House Democratic leaders are offering billions in federal funds for lawmakers’ pet projects large and small to secure enough votes this week to pass an Iraq funding bill that would end the war next year.

So far, the projects — which range from the reconstruction of New Orleans levees to the building of peanut storehouses in Georgia — have had little impact on the tally. For a funding bill that establishes tough new readiness standards for deploying combat forces and sets an Aug. 31, 2008, deadline to bring the troops home, votes do not come cheap.

Some conservative Democrats who had been expected to vote no on Thursday are wavering.

To get them off the fence and on the bill, Democrats have a key weapon at their disposal: cold, hard cash. The bill contains billions for agriculture and drought relief, children’s health care and Gulf Coast hurricane recovery.

Um… I thought the Democrats had a “mandate” on Iraq?  Why do they need to buy votes?  And why are they loading pork projects on the backs of our Armed Forces?

One of Glenn Reynolds’ readers at Instapundit wrote:Coalition of the bribed! I heard that somewhere, once.”

Indeed.  “Most ethical Congress in history.”  More like most morally and patriotically bankrupt Congress in history!

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73 Comments

  1. The last thing I want to read about in the morning is about SanFranNan’s spread open legs. Thanks, guys! (Sarcasm)

    Markie, go to your room and stay there until you can be nice to the grown-ups on this board.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 22, 2007 @ 10:46 am - March 22, 2007

  2. we have seen what a cad you are peter with the seipp’s thread. some people’s kids.

    Comment by markie — March 22, 2007 @ 7:35 pm - March 22, 2007

  3. Oh please, markie, is that the best you can do?

    Try again.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 22, 2007 @ 7:42 pm - March 22, 2007

  4. markie: please dont.

    Comment by Vince P — March 22, 2007 @ 7:55 pm - March 22, 2007

  5. Well this evening Drudge reports the Democrat House of Reprsentatives in total and complete disaray. The whip yelling at staff something the Democrats are won’t to do, yell and scream at the hirlings. After bribing for anti war, anti troop votes, the Speaker just can’t get enough anti American votes to defund the troops. Are we at 100 hours yet?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — March 22, 2007 @ 8:51 pm - March 22, 2007

  6. gene, when was the last time you thought for yourself???

    Comment by markie — March 23, 2007 @ 12:43 am - March 23, 2007

  7. Bwahahah, the turing machine asks someone when he thought for himself. classic.

    Comment by Vince P — March 23, 2007 @ 12:57 am - March 23, 2007

  8. gene, when was the last time you thought for yourself???

    You mean vomitting MorOn.org, DUmmy and KOSsak lying points is thinking for yourself?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 23, 2007 @ 3:10 am - March 23, 2007

  9. there’s no way it’s not gonna pass. it would be suicide for pelosi.

    Comment by markie — March 23, 2007 @ 10:09 am - March 23, 2007

  10. So pass a bill that is suicide for the country so that the failure to pass it doesn’t harm its author.

    Traitors.

    Comment by Vince P — March 23, 2007 @ 10:56 am - March 23, 2007

  11. you always fancy your own pig. lol

    Comment by markie — March 23, 2007 @ 10:58 am - March 23, 2007

  12. “you always fancy your own pig”

    Since when were we discussing Rosie O’Donnell?

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 23, 2007 @ 12:48 pm - March 23, 2007

  13. #60 – Right on, Vince.

    If the Dhimmicrats were willing to fight as hard for victory as they are fighting for defeat, the country would be much better off.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 23, 2007 @ 2:59 pm - March 23, 2007

  14. Thanks Peter. It’s always good to hear from other rational people.

    I have to console myself knowing this bill wont pass the Senate.. nor get signed into law…and that the public will make the Dems pay for their damage done to our country.

    Comment by Vince P — March 23, 2007 @ 3:25 pm - March 23, 2007

  15. No problem, Vince. You are one of the good guys.

    Townhall’s Mary Katherine Ham (another Southerner, bless her heart) has a great rundown of the 218 anti-Americans who voted for this piece of pork.

    This bill probably won’t get passed in the Senate. But if by some minor miracle it does, Bush has the veto pen ready for once in his presidency.

    What kind of message does this vote in the House send to our troops – and to the terrorists?

    Pitiful.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 23, 2007 @ 3:45 pm - March 23, 2007

  16. Elections have consequences. I see one of them is quite a bit of serious whining.

    Comment by sean — March 23, 2007 @ 4:09 pm - March 23, 2007

  17. Of course, nobody talks about all the whining the Dhimmicrats did between 2000 and 2006 (stolen elections, hanging chads, “not all votes were counted”).

    Try again, sean.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 23, 2007 @ 5:26 pm - March 23, 2007

  18. The Iranian action against British sailors and Marines may have ushered in the explicit war that Iran has been preparing for.

    Comment by Vince P — March 23, 2007 @ 7:36 pm - March 23, 2007

  19. RE: The Iranians. Does anyone feel like it is the Seventies again? Didn’t those folks offer some of our citizens an extended stay? Like, I don’t know, well over a year?

    RE: The Congress. Once again, putting the people and the troops first, above rhetoric and partisanship. We are so lucky. B.T.W, I was being sarcastic.

    RE: “So when is HRC going to call for him to go into rehab?” Is that what those telemarketing calls are? They have subsided, for some reason they seemed to have pussed out. Of course, in order for communication to occour, the person on the other end has to have the balls to actually speak, rather than sit there shivering like a c**t!

    Those are the last people in the world who should offer advice on who needs rehab. Besides, by law, it is none of their damn business!

    Ah Rehab, the salvation of us all. Maybe with Rehab I can get over the guilt I feel about buying the wrong light bulbs and flushing my toliet.

    My Rehab: Wide open throttle on a bike. Burn that carbon baby!

    Sorry so many subjects, will try and stay focused next time.

    Comment by Deigo Katt — March 24, 2007 @ 5:52 am - March 24, 2007

  20. I havent investigated this light bulb thing that seems so common nowadays.

    I wonder what uses the most energy… the production and use of the regular light bulb.. or the production and use of these new favorite ones.

    Comment by Vince P — March 24, 2007 @ 11:11 am - March 24, 2007

  21. happy birthday to you!!! happy birthday to you!! happy birthday, savior of the nation, happy birthday to you!!!!! and sandy too!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by markie — March 26, 2007 @ 8:07 am - March 26, 2007

  22. Uh-oh, markie’s off his meds again. Either that, or we need to cut back on his sugar intake.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 27, 2007 @ 11:17 am - March 27, 2007

  23. you wish, mister elitist.

    Comment by markie — March 30, 2007 @ 5:52 pm - March 30, 2007

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