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The Democrats in Power -- Vote for Appeasement


By The Neville Awards
Posted April 27, 2007

Roll Call for House Vote against the surge
Roll Call for House Vote War Timetable--HR 1591
Roll Call for House Vote agreeing to the War Timetable
Roll Call for Senate Vote agreeing to the War Timetable

It was amusing and annoying to watch and listen to the Democrats and the New Left prior to January 2007. We were treated to endless exhortations that the President led us into war on a lie...we were tricked into voting for the war...I didn't mean to vote for the war... I voted for it before I voted against it...if I knew then what I know now I wouldn't have voted for it...and on and on. They called for Gitmo to be closed...they wanted lawyers for the terrorists, and, above all, they wanted to rescind the Patriot Act. The New Left-controlled media undermined intelligence operations by exposing them in the N.Y. Times and the Washington Post. In the meantime they said that the President and his advisors failed to connect the dots after 9/11. The Democrats, out of power, shamelessly flirted with defeat and surrender by calling for withdrawal timetables and endless investigations. All of this was designed to undermine support for the war effort.

And don't forget the standard Media Matters lockstep talking points repeated ad nauseum by every lib talking head and Soros funded website: Bush lied about WMD (that means everyone else did too including Clinton, Kerry, The U.N., the French and the Russians)... Sadaam had nothing to do with 9/11 (no one said he did)...the war is fueling terrorism (like there was no terrorism prior to Iraq)... worst foreign policy disaster in our history (pulling out of Viet Nam?). On talk radio these points are spouted very quickly and breathlessly so they are taken as fact. And, of course, with no factual backup.

The nightmare scenario has come true. They have almost succeeded. With the help of a couple of wobbly wishy-washy Republicans we can now truly say they own defeat and surrender. In fact, over the next eight months, we will be witness to the current crop of pathetic Democrat Presidential '08 hopefuls tripping over themselves to see who can be the alpha-wus on the war, bending over and raising the white flag the fastest.

Since taking office we have have been treated to act after act of tone-deaf political posturing by the Democrats, most notably, the series of anti-war votes. HR1591 had so much pork in it (didn't the dems campaign against earmarks?) that was the only way Pelosi and Co. could get a majority of Democrats on board. Obviously a pure up-or-down vote to cut off war funding would be political suicide for any party. Consider these "missteps":
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Tom Lantos forging their own foreign policy by trudging off to Syria for "talks" with Assad.
  • Sen. Majority Leader Herry Reid telling us "the War is Lost"
  • A House vote against the troop surge coming on the heels of the appointment of Gen. Petraeus to manage the surge
  • A House vote to end funding by 9/30/07 HR 1591
  • A House vote agreeing to that resolution
  • A Senate vote agreeing to the resolution
  • Calls for investigations of Alberto Gonzales and Condi Rice
  • Dennis Kucinich introducing articles of impeachment for V.P. Cheney
The Democrats, for the most part, are completely hopeless on national security. The level of Bush Hatred Syndrome has reached such proportions that Democrats would rather gain power and lose the war than protect the country. This page, however, outs the squishy Republicans who voted with the Dems and are more concerned about saving their jobs and asses than doing the right thing. They appear in red on our wall of shame below each vote:


FINAL HOUSE VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 99
H CON RES 63      YEA-AND-NAY      16-Feb-2007      3:22 PM

QUESTION:  On Agreeing to the Resolution

BILL TITLE:  Disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq

ROLL CALL:  
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Link to the Entire Vote at the House site
All House Votes
  Yeas Nays PRES NV
Republican 17 180   4
Democratic 229 2   2
Independent        
TOTALS 246 182   6

House Republicans who voted yes

Mike Castle (DE)
Howard Coble (NC)
Tom Davis (VA)
John Duncan (TE)
Phil English (PA)
Wayne Gilchrest (MD)
Steven LaTourette (OH)
Ric Keller (FL)
Mark Steven Kirk
Walter Jones (NC)
Tim Johnson (IL)
Bob Inglis (SC)
Ron Paul (TX)
Thomas Petri (WI)
Jim Ramstad (MN)
Fred Upton (MI)
James Walsh (NY)


FINAL HOUSE VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 186
H R 1591      YEA-AND-NAY      23-Mar-2007      12:43 PM

QUESTION:  On Passage

BILL TITLE:  Making emergency supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes Artificial pullout date

ROLL CALL:  
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All House Votes
  Yeas Nays PRES NV
Republican 2 198   1
Democratic 216 14 1 2
Independent        
TOTALS 218 212 1 3

House Republicans who voted yes

Walter Jones (NC)
Wayne Gilchrest (MD)


FINAL HOUSE VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 264
H RES 332      RECORDED VOTE      25-Apr-2007      7:37 PM

QUESTION:  On Agreeing to the Resolution

BILL TITLE:  Providing for consideration of the conference report on H.R. 1591, making emergency supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes

ROLL CALL:  
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All House Votes
  Yeas Nays PRES NV
Democratic 225 3   3
Republican 1 192   8
Independent        
TOTALS 226 195   11

House Republicans who voted yes

Walter Jones (NC)


FINAL SENATE VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 147
Question: On the Conference Report(H.R. 1591 Conference Report )
Roll Call Link to the Entire Vote
Vote Date: April 26, 2007, 12:56 PM
Vote Result: Conference Report Agreed to
Measure Number: H.R. 1591 (U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 )
Measure Title: A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.
Vote Count: YEAs 51
  NAYs 46
  Not Voting 3

Senate Republicans who voted yes

Chuck Hagel (NE)
Gordon Smith (OR)
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