Skip to comments.DeWine’s Attack of Rumsfeld was Wrong! (Senate Candidate Bill Pierce Responds to DeWine's Outrage)
Posted on 04/29/2006 8:04:54 AM PDT by litany_of_lies
Background at Previous FR Post:
Running Scared in Ohio (RINO DeWine Rips Rumsfeld)
Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH) was wrong to lash out at Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld over his management of the War on Terrorism in a Washington interview earlier this week. We must learn from the past and that includes learning from our past mistakes, but obviously Senator DeWine missed those history lessons from Vietnam.
In his interview with Salon\'s Walter Shapiro, DeWine stated that Rumsfeld has made some very serious mistakes .Very serious mistakes. I think history will judge him very harshly. He followed that with, [c]learly not enough troops going in [to Iraq]. That was the biggest mistake. And a lot of mistakes would be covered under that.
The lessons not learned by DeWine come from the 1962 to 1974 era when politicians in Washington tried micro-managing and second guessing the military. Without a day spent in a military uniform and without membership on the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senator Mike DeWine has become a critic of the nuances of our War on Terrorism. To make matters worse, he felt compelled to make his views public.
Discussion and disagreement is fine, but the participants must choose their venues carefully. For Mike DeWine to disagree with Rumsfelds management of the War is all right, but to do so publicly does nothing more than aid and abet the enemy a lesson he should have learned from Vietnam. Our enemies look for that public discord and when they find it within the same Party they become heartened even more.
Senator DeWine could not have expected to achieve any strategic military benefit from his public criticism of Rumsfeld, nor could he have expected any change in the direction of the efforts. However, he likely expected that his attack would distance himself from the Administration in a mistaken attempt to make himself appear more attractive to Ohio voters for the November general election should he pass the primary next week. His actions fall clearly within the classification of pandering. To pander for votes at the expense of our efforts to succeed in our War on Terrorism, to aid and abet our enemies, and to further put our troops in harms way is simply shameful of a sitting United States Senator.
William G. Pierce, P.E.
Bill Pierce calls it as it is: aiding and abetting the enemy.
What's the point of having a Republican senator if he almost never votes, acts, or speaks like a Republican?
Vote Bill Pierce on May 2 if you're in Ohio, and spread the word -- there's a legitimate conservative alternative who won't undercut our military in public.
The grass-roots does not like Mike DeWine, and I mean REALLY doesn't like him. Bill Pierce has defeated Mike DeWine in three of five ballot-based GOP County endorsement processes, and has tied him once; that isn't supposed to happen to a two-term incumbent, BUT IT HAS.
The grass roots is responding to Bill Pierce who is a genuine and articulate conservative and will be the citizen legislator our Founders envisioned, in the mold of a Coburn or DeMint.
More on Pierce's background and positions is at this previous FR post:
Mike DeWine has only two allies: Apathy, and Inertia. Bill Pierce can crush both of them on May 2 if we support him now, and if Ohio conservatives turn out and vote the issues in the voting booth. Pierce for Senate.
Previous FR Posts on Pierce:
-- Big Oil in congressional cross hairs (DeWine Foolishness-Vote for Bill Pierce and Stop the Madness!)
-- Running Scared in Ohio (RINO DeWine Rips Rumsfeld; yet another reason to vote for Bill Pierce)
-- Press Releases of DeWine Dominated by Pork, Spending (All Reasons to Vote for Bill Pierce on May 2)
-- Bill Pierce, US GOP Senate Candidate to Unseat Mike DeWine in Ohio, on ANWR and Energy
-- Fulton County GOP shuns DeWine (Bill Pierce for Senate!)
-- Bill Pierce for US Senate (Ohio) to Defeat RINO Mike DeWine; Getting Involved
Thanks for your great report. It's always good to hear that what we think is happening in the trenches really IS happening in the trenches.
I get the sense that there's a lot of support out there that won't be visible until it counts--on Tuesday.
Spread the word about the DeWine betrayal and about the fact that there is a genuine conservative who gets it (as seen above) running against him -- BILL PIERCE!
Yes, me too.
It's a shame this thread has been up two hours and its only received a hand full of responses.
Patience, my friend. Lots of readers never post a comment.
And even if they only see the entry on the main page, conclude that they'll vote for Pierce, and don't read the thread, I'll take that in a heartbeat, and so will Bill.
190 views so far.
More Freepers need to see it. If I had a ping list, I use it.
Thanks for posting it.
Make that one more. Calling Dewine a RINO is almost to kind.
Paging the Ohio Ping List Person!!!!!
Tony, if you're still the Ohio Ping list guy, consider yourself pinged for Pierce!
And I apologize for the imposition, but look at the other Pierce Links listed above in the post plus this one posted about an hour ago:
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