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Bloviating Zeppelin: The Pledge: Grabbing the GOP and the NRSC By The Bucks -- Our Only Choice Left

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Pledge: Grabbing the GOP and the NRSC By The Bucks -- Our Only Choice Left

President Bush, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Lt. General David H. Petraeus (new 4-star commander in Iraq) all agree that the additional 20,000 soldiers to Iraq would be beneficial and that capitulation would be disastrous on a monumental scale.

Earlier, Democrats wanted an increase in troops. Now, because it's a different strategy pushed by Bush, the Defeatocrats do not want an increase in troops. And various Republicans are crossing or poised to cross the aisle over to the Dems' side.

It's time to take a stand. And time for Republicans to grow a spine.

We can help the GOP with this spine-building effort in terms of cash -- the removal thereof.

This is a war. And Iraq is not The War itself; it is merely one campaign in the larger war picture. Recently four of our soldiers were abducted and shot in the head.

The GOP Starts To Cave:

Senator John Warner (R-VA), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Gordon Smith (R-Oregon), Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota), Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) are some of the Republicans going soft, slimy and invertebrate on President Bush. Warner, specifically, introduced a resolution of opposition to Bush's plan which (naturally) is being embraced by many Democrats.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell likewise needs to be reminded of his duty to assist in the reconstruction of GOP invertebrates.

General Petraeus nailed it when Hugh Hewitt interviewed Tony Snow yesterday:

HH: But Tony Snow, did you understand General Petraeus yesterday to say as I think he said, the Biden resolution, or the Warner resolution would provide encouragement to the enemy?

TS: I mean, I believe his answer to that characterization was, and I quote, “That’s correct, sir.”

Take The Pledge:

As a result of all this, Hugh Hewitt is offering The Pledge.

The Pledge says this:

If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution.

Once on this site, it asks you to commit to The Pledge by offering your name, zipcode, blog URL and e-mail address in support.


And DO NOT vote for any invertebrate Republican who votes for the resolution, DO NOT contribute ANY money to the NRSC and, the one further step I have determined to take: I will NOT contribute ANY money to the NRC either.






The Pledge

There’s 100 seats

Where the Senate meets

To deliberate our fate

And the derrieres

That sit on those chairs

Should be good and wise and great

They should lead the land

With a steady hand

And be humble at the chore

For they hold the power

At this crucial hour

When we find ourselves at war

Will they lead the way

With a naïveté

That a sane man would condemn

Could it be thus?

They’ll stop bombing us

If we just stop fighting them!?

No, it’s time to rise

And to tell those guys

Not to hem and haw and hedge

For the undersigned

Have hereby combined

And we vow to take the pledge

If you retreat

And invite defeat

We consider that a crime

If you cast your lot

With this sorry blot

Then we won’t give you a dime

Pitfalls are rife

In the public life

And the pits are deep and vast

And the public gents

With no common sense

Could find they’re falling fast.

There’s 100 seats

Where the Senate meets

And they serve at our command

As the derrieres

That sit on those chairs

Had better understand

As of the time of my writing this post, over 23,000 persons had signed The Pledge.

Please, go there now and sign.



Blogger Dionne said...

I am so excited about how many bloggers have posted on this and are spreading the word and how much it has grown. When I signed the pledge it had 13,000 signatures and last I heard it had over 20,000. This is an extremely important issue and it is the first time I've pushed a petition on anyone in a very long time. Thats how important I think it is.

The only good thing about the elections last fall is that we got rid of the likes of Chafee and DeWine. Now we need to get rid of some of the other RINOs but most of all we do not need to be nominating the King Rino McCain for the Republican nomination.

Sat Jan 27, 08:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

Isn't Sam Brownback running in 08. I'll have to let someone know about this, as I think he threw his support behind him.

Sun Jan 28, 07:03:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

LMC: You BET it is an EXTREMELY important issue. I have yearly contributed both to Bush and to the GOP via the NRC. The GOP isn't getting one more red cent of my cash if they fold on this issue because there is NO REASON to fold. The Dems were OBSTRUCTIONIST and too MANY a stand against Republicans including filibusters. So, what, the GOP can't do the same thing in return?

The GOP TALKS about being "stand-up" and TALKS about intestinal fortitude yet, when the chips are down, they appear to fold in misery and infantile squabbling.

"Oh," they bawl, "we can't afford to lose votes and possibly upset anyone -- we wouldn't want people to be unhappy with us or be perceived to be non-inclusionists."

Screw that, you ball-less empty suits. Take a stand or change your party. Further, let's see just how well you do with NO VOTES and NO CASH.

If it takes the entire disassembly of the Republican Party to get their attention, I'm ready. You either stand TOGETHER or you fall SINGLY.

This is termed a "wake-up call," assholes.


Sun Jan 28, 08:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger Dionne said...

The distinction does need to be made between the weenie Republican senators and the good ones. We have always known that Collins, McCain and some of the others have no backbone mostly because they are from such liberal states. They need to be sent a message that their weenie behavior isn't okay and we will cut off their money and spread the word to others.

I emailed a bunch of the weenie Republicans and I also emailed the leadership to let them know now was not the time to cave.

Even though Brownback is a solid conservative I have never been a big fan of his. His non-support for Bush's surge plan really pissed me off. I was pretty blatant in emailing him. I said you support McCain/Warner's compromise on this awful resolution and I WILL NOT under any circumstances vote for you in the Republican Presidential Primary.

As for McCain I asked him how many more times he was going to betray Republicans and the American people.

I had signed the pledge last week and did this post on it:

I then did the current one where its important for the senators not to follow McCain's compromise:

This war is too important to our country's survival and freedom for everyone to be appeasing, spineless politicians. Time to hold their feet to the fire.

Sun Jan 28, 01:17:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

LMC: and I agree, not all Repubs are in that camp -- but as I wrote, it's still incumbent upon Mitch McConnell to get on the butts of the malingerers and STOP the practice of looking the other way when everyone isn't on the same sheet of music. Why have a party if the party can't be unified?

Is it time for a true third party called Conservatives?


Sun Jan 28, 02:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger Dionne said...

I specifically made sure I contacted Mitch McConnell and did tell him that it was his responsibility to make sure this didn't happen.

I refuse to support a 3rd party until it is realistic. Who was most responsible for the election & re-election of Bill Clinton? ROSS PEROT!!!

Sun Jan 28, 10:08:00 PM PST  

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