Friday, November 18, 2005
Since I hear these people who have no idea how to speak as members of congress I take this moment to speak as a fantasy member of congress… Mainly because they all suck as public speakers
[Representative Bernard R-Fl]
I have heard the members on the other side of the aisle say words, say words that imply that this house, this government, and those of us who support the war are playing politics.
Well Mr. Speaker, I will say that tonight and on this rule and resolution we are indeed playing politics and so are the members on the other side of the aisle.
I’ve heard “lies”, “mislead”, “don’t question our patriotism” and a host of other sound bytes that play well for the Democratic fundraisers but not for the realities of the war.
I see members of a party which have a grassroots base mobilized against the war dancing for their base.
I am a politician, and when I am not kissing babies I am out there stealing their lollipops and lying to them. But let’s be truthful.
The policies of Moveon.org and International A.N.S.W.E.R no more address realities then does blindly embracing the failures of this administration in how they carried out this war. No one in this body has a moral bone to raise and point a finger equally lacking in morality and saying “J’Acusse!”
I will vote for the rule, but vote present on the resolution. I reject the gamesmanships and politicization of this war by my party and yours. I support the administrations stand because even in its failures it is closer to being adult then anything the other side has to offer.
With our budget defeats the members on the other side of the aisle have shown they have the power to have brought forth a real debate… brought forth a real oversight to this war. Instead this house and the upper chamber dance for political opinion and not realities of this war.
I am sickened to be a member of this house. And I hope after this vote we can work to honor our troops and our citizens not debase them and dishonor them as we have in how we debate this war and the most serious issue of our time.
Lets vote and get this done.