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Gathering of Eagles ^ | 9/26/07 | Kit Lange

Posted on 09/26/2007 6:38:49 PM PDT by mdittmar

WASHINGTON – House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement this afternoon after the House overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning “in the strongest possible terms”’s personal attacks on General David Petraeus, as well as honoring “all members of the Armed Forces,” and their families, for “serving in harm’s way.” Seventy-nine Democrats voted against it.

“It’s been more than two weeks since the Republican Leader introduced a resolution condemning MoveOn’s personal smear campaign against Gen. Petraeus, and nearly a week since the Senate passed its own version and the House majority leader told me he had no intention of allowing a similar vote in our chamber.

“Today, we took matters into our own hands, forcing the House to take up a resolution repudiating these personal attacks, and reaffirming our support for and gratefulness to the men and women serving our country in harm’s way.

“Given the chance, more than three-quarters of the House went on record today in support of our Armed Forces, and in recognition of the extreme sacrifices they and their families make for our country on daily basis. My only disappointment is that a message as important and clear-cut as this couldn’t attract the support of every member of this chamber.”

NOTE: The House Committee on Foreign Affairs took up a similar resolution earlier in the day, returning a vote of 23-13 in favor of quashing the Petraeus resolution and preventing it from even being considered in committee. Many of those members voting in the affirmative came down differently on the issue when presented with the matter on the House floor.

Commentary on the motion by Chris Hill, Gathering of Eagles National Director for Operations:

The motion recognized the service of General Petraeus, as well as all other members of the Armed Forces and civilian personnel serving in harm’s way, as well as their families. It also condemned in the strongest possible terms the personal attacks made by the advocacy group impugning the integrity and professionalism of General Petraeus.

79 Democrats opposed the resolution. Their names are below. If your member of Congress is listed below, call and ask them why they refuse to support our men and women in uniform. Ask them if this is what they mean when they say “I support the troops.” These 79 members of Congress had the chance to publicly support the troops, or support their cash cow They chose the latter. This is why we have to turn out in the streets. This is why we have to stalk the halls of Congress. This is why our mission to support our men and women in uniform hinges on each and every one of us. When elected officials will not even disavow a repugnant ad put out by an anti-American organization it is time for us, the Gathering of Eagles and our fellow patriots in other organizations, to remind them that they work for us.

The 79 members of Congress listed below sided with those who call our brave warriors war criminals. They sided with those who call the commanding general in Iraq a traitor. In short, they decided that it was better to have funds from an organization that believes in destroying our American way of life, than it was to stand up for those who have so bravely stood up for all of us. If this sounds eerily familiar to many of you it should. It is the same model used by the anti-American movement 40 years ago. Our men and women in uniform are under attack. The memorials to our war dead are under attack. Our very way of life is under attack, and it starts with these 79. Don’t let them get away with it again. Manchu.

Abercrombie (HI)

Brown, Corrine(FL)

Davis (IL)

Frank (MA)
Green, Al(TX)
Hastings (FL)

Hirono (HI)
Jackson-Lee (TX)

Johnson (GA)
Jones (OH)

Lewis (GA)
Lofgren, Zoe(CA)
McDermott (WA)

Meek (FL)
Miller (NC)
Miller, George(CA)
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)

Neal (MA)
Payne (NJ)
Price (NC)

Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T. (CA)
Scott (VA)


Van Hollen(MD)
Wasserman Schultz(FL)
Watt (NC) - MY REP

Waxman (CA)
Yarmuth (KY)

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 110th; gatheringofeagles; petraeus; royblunt; wot

1 posted on 09/26/2007 6:38:52 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Two weeks later.

Is it any wonder why their poll numbers are so low.

2 posted on 09/26/2007 6:41:21 PM PDT by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: airborne

Hey, whatcha griping about? It was the first thing Rip Van Blunt did after he woke up.

3 posted on 09/26/2007 6:58:34 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: mdittmar
Well, Commie John Lewis of the GA 5th district is no surprise.

And Hank Johnson took over from Cynthia "da Jooooos" McKinney in the 4th, so I guess that's no surprise either.

Thankfully only two howling moonbat traitors in GA.

4 posted on 09/26/2007 7:12:11 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: mdittmar

Time for a “Wall of Shame” for these Bozos.

5 posted on 09/26/2007 7:21:51 PM PDT by pankot
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79 democrats voted, in effect, to support the America-hating foreign money changer Soros rather than a loyal American soldier who has served his country honorably and well for four decades. This is a Party that has far too many people who reflexively side with foreigners against America. I see Rep. Jefferson sided with Soros over Petraeus: did some of that cash in the freezer originate with the Hungarian billionaire that wants to manipulate American politics?
6 posted on 09/26/2007 7:48:11 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: mdittmar

No surprise here.....

Bob (assault and battery) Filner(CA)

7 posted on 09/26/2007 8:53:16 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

Next, MoveOn needs to be classified as a terrorist organization.

8 posted on 09/26/2007 8:55:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, September 12, 2007.
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To: mdittmar

Thanks for this list, great post!

9 posted on 09/26/2007 10:30:26 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Move-On Dems: Redefining treason, sedition, and moral turpitude!)
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To: mdittmar

Reading that list of those who voted against it is seeing a real gathering of weasels.

10 posted on 09/26/2007 10:42:06 PM PDT by JSteff (Reality= realizing you are not nearly important enough for the government to tap your phone.)
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To: Mrs Zip


11 posted on 09/27/2007 4:01:46 AM PDT by zip (((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))))
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To: SunkenCiv

I see that the no-count useless trash that is my Rep - the infamous Jim Moran (alias Moron) is one of the 79. Why am I not surprised?!?!?! He is a drunk, a womanizer, and wife abuser, goes to the most liberal PC parish in the Diocese of Arlington, makes all sorts of anti-Jewish/anti-Israel remarks, and the from away blues that have flooded Northern Virginia just keep re-electing this bozo election after election. The air from across the Potomac keeps infecting the air here in Northern (occupied) VA.

12 posted on 09/27/2007 7:16:55 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hunter and Tancredo in '08! La Raza - the PLO of the Western Hemisphere)
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To: Godwin1

Soros is a U.S. Citizen, he is no more a foreigner than my wife is.

13 posted on 10/11/2007 6:32:30 AM PDT by JaxScuds
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To: JaxScuds

I am also a citizen of the U.S. and a foreigner. I am proud of my heritage and doubly proud of this U.S.A., my country of choice.

14 posted on 10/17/2007 5:01:11 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Lib NO MORE!)
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