01 November 2006

Why I'm Voting Republican On 7 November 2006

I don't believe that the Democrats support our troops, I don't believe that the Democrats support our mission in Iraq, and I truly believe that the Democrats' policies will hurt our nation if they manage to become the majority party in either the House or the Senate.

Read my interpretations of the following statements by leading Democrats.

If you don't go to college and do well, you'll end up in Iraq with the other dullards in the U.S. military - John Kerry
"You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq."
Senator John Kerry at a California campaign event, 30 October 2006

U.S. Marines are cold-blooded killers - John Murtha
"There was no firefight. There was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood."
Representative John Murtha in a statement to reporters, 17 May 2006

The U.S. can't win this war - Howard Dean
"[The] idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong."
DNC Chairman Howard Dean in an interview on WOAI Radio in San Antonio, 6 December 2005

The U.S. military terrorizes women and children - John Kerry
"And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the - of - the historical customs, religious customs."
Senator John Kerry on CBS News' Face The Nation, 4 December 2005

The U.S. military can't win in Iraq - John Murtha
"The U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily."
Representative John Murtha during a news conference, 17 November 2005

The U.S. military continues to carry out a grotesque mistake - Nancy Pelosi
"This is a war that each passing day confirms what I have said before and I will say again. This war in Iraq is a grotesque mistake."
Representative Nancy Pelosi on the floor of the U.S. House, 20 June 2005

The U.S. military acts like the Nazis, the Soviets, and Pol-Pot - Dick Durbin
"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings."
Senator Dick Durbin on the floor of the U.S. Senate, 14 June 2005

The U.S. military is as bad as Saddam Hussein - Ted Kennedy
"On March 19, 2004, President Bush asked, 'Who would prefer that Saddam's torture chambers still be open?' Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management - US management."
Senator Ted Kennedy on the floor of the U.S. Senate, 10 May 2004

Am I misinterpreting their statements? Possibly I am, but anyone reading their actual statements could (and has) come to the same conclusions as I did.

I also understand that John F'n Kerry is making the claim that his "stuck in Iraq" statement on Monday was a botched joke that was supposed to be at the expense of our president, not our troops. If you're just a horrible comedian, Senator, then that should be the first thing stated when you issue a press release or hold a press conference. When John F'n Kerry starts out a press conference with, "Let me make it crystal clear, as crystal clear as I know how. I apologize to no one for my criticism of the president and of his broken policy," it doesn't sound like he has a clue as to why so many Americans are upset with what he said. We're angry because your statement appeared to denigrate the intelligence of our men and women in uniform, John. When you come out swinging and stating that you won't apologize to anyone, John, then most people are going to hear that as, "Our troops are morons, and I refuse to apologize for speaking that truth to power."

I believe that a Democratic majority could cut funding to our troops overseas, bog down government with senseless investigations or impeachment proceedings, increase taxes, and send a message to terrorists that all they need to do is be willing to take greater losses than us until the skewed picture presented by the mainstream media and the Democratic party causes enough of the nation to fold and capitulate.

I'm voting Republican on Tuesday, 7 November 2006.


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