Thursday, February 15, 2007

A letter from the Republic Party

The mother of a friend [yes she was a republic party member] was sent this letter...then it came to me...

The republic party calls it the "Murtha-Pelosi 'slow-bleed' plan"

I cut and pasted the entire idiocy - but without the links.


Dear ....... ,

The Democrat strategy on Iraq is finally clear.

We've known all along that they want to cut and run before the job is done. But they've been afraid to confront President Bush directly. Today, Democrat Rep. John Murtha let slip what he and Nancy Pelosi really intend to do, and it is genuinely frightening.

They call it their 'slow-bleed' plan. Instead of supporting the troops in Iraq, or simply bringing them home, the Democrats intend to gradually make it harder and harder for them to do their jobs. They will introduce riders onto bills to prevent certain units from deploying. They will try to limit the President's constitutional power to determine the length and number of deployments. They will attempt to keep the Pentagon from replacing troops who rotate out of Iraq. They may even try to limit how our troops operate by, for example, prohibiting our armed forces from creating and operating bases in Iraq.

'Slow-bleed' is exactly the right name for this incredibly irresponsible and dangerous strategy. Cutting and running is bad enough. But the Murtha-Pelosi 'slow-bleed' plan is far worse. It is a cynical and dangerous erosion of our ability to fight the terrorists while we still have men and women on the ground in Iraq. It will put their lives in far greater danger, as resources slowly dry up. How can our troops operate without bases? How can they fight without backup?

'Slow-bleed' cannot become law. Luckily, we have an opportunity to stop it. The Murtha plan depended on stealth. Now, however, the press has broken the story. And now we can act.

Click Here to read the full story on the Democrats' secret plan.

Write a letter to your editor today. Spread the word that we cannot abandon our men and women in Iraq. Because that is exactly what would happen if the 'slow-bleed' plan becomes a reality.

Our armed forces are the best in the world. They are serving with tremendous honor and bravery in Iraq. We cannot gradually abandon them. We cannot allow the Murtha-Pelosi 'slow-bleed' plan to happen. So please, take action today.


Mike Duncan
Chairman, Republican National Committee

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Iraq Debate

During the day I have been off and on the phone with my son who described the House Debate as a Superbowl for people like us :-) [But we watch the "real" Superbowl too....]

During one conversation he said that the repugs were not talking about the issue but were all yammering about the topic of terrorism..I said it sounded as if they were reading and speaking from the same repug playbook or talking points...

Well - guess what? Thanks to Kagro X over at DailyKos, seems we were correct. The repug machine did put out a playbook and I'll put the bit from DailyKos here:

"We are writing to urge you not to debate the Democratic Iraq resolution on their terms, but rather on ours.

Democrats want to force us to focus on defending the surge, making the case that it will work and explaining why the President's new Iraq policy is different from prior efforts and therefore justified.

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. If we let Democrats force us into a debate on the surge or the current situation in Iraq, we lose."

The .pdf version of the entire letter can be downloaded from Daily Kos by clicking here.

Sad that the repugs who spoke today still feel that they needed to drink the kool aid and follow the losers - guess they are among those 20% who still feel they must kowtow to the shrub - even when they know they are all losers....Oh well, hopefully in 2008 none of the kool aid drinkers will be re-elected...

if you can't think on your own, you ought not to be a representative....