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Friday, January 12, 2007

The BackStabbing Republican Coalition

One good thing about all the bitching and moaning from the naysayers to the President's new strategy for Iraq - it identifies loud and clear which Congress members are the RINO's. Here's the list courtesy of the Washington Times...

The seven Republican senators who are openly opposed to sending more troops are Mr. Hagel, Mr. Smith, Mr. Coleman, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine and Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. The nine Republican senators who appear to be undecided, if not opposed, are Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Sen. George V. Voinovich of Ohio, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Sen. Michael D. Crapo of Idaho, Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Sen. John E. Sununu of New Hampshire, Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana.

Frankly I'm not surprised at the members of the Republican BackStabbers Coalition. Most have waved their true colors around more than a rainbow flag at a LGBT parade. But the comments made by some yesterday have my blood still boiling...

Sen. Gordon H. Smith of Oregon called it Mr. Bush's "Hail Mary pass." (well at least he didn't cry when he said it)

Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican, said that "to put the lives of [more] Americans soldiers" into the Iraq conflict, "without first having something that's substantial, something we can point to, other than this sense of trust, other than looking someone in the eye, having a conversation. I'm not prepared, at this time, to support that. The cost is too great."

Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, predicted that the plan would be "the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in the country since Vietnam -- if it is carried out."

Maybe these fellas should make the switch to the DNC cause they are certainly not representing Republicans in the Congress. This little piece does make me laugh though...

Many of the Republican senators criticizing the president yesterday are up for re-election in 2008, such as Mr. Hagel, Mr. Smith and Mr. Coleman. Mr. Hagel has hinted he may run for president.

Here's a hint for Mr. Hagel - DON'T. WASTE. YOUR. MONEY.

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