The GOP Is Anti-Troops
Link from MSNBC. Hey, if you insert Democrats to replace GOP in my title, it may have a familiar ring?
Well, then I won't hesitate to use that old strategy against the GOP after the stunt they tried to pull to put a halt to health care reform by trying to Fillibuster funding for our troops. They basically have no trouble using our troops to advance their cause against health care reform. Very patriotic, indeed!
While I never supported the "Democrats hate America. They don't support our troops" campaign that the GOP mastered so well, I say the Democrats should give them a taste of their own medicine and play this up BIG TIME! This is truly shameful (but what should we expect these days?) BTW-thumbs up to Snowe, Collins, & Hutchison (is this proof we need more women in Congress?) for not participating in this sick game!
From NBC's Mark Murray
Over the last several years, Republicans accusing Democrats of voting against military funding bills -- for whatever the reason -- became an common line of political attack.
Here's one example: "Senator Obama, who after promising not to vote to cut off funds for the troops, did the incredible thing of voting to cut off the funds for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan," John McCain said at his first presidential debate with Obama last year.
So it was more than ironic to see 33 Senate Republicans -- including McCain -- support a filibuster last night on a military spending bill, simply to delay the health-care bill. Only three Republican senators voted to end debate on the Defense bill: Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Kay Bailey Hutchison.