June 19, 2006

The Exit-Stential Democrats

Hatched by Dafydd

What is it with Democrats? When they go to the movies, do they spend the entire two hours frantically plotting their quickest escape route to the theater exit doors? Do they actually request airliner seats in the exit rows, so they can rip the door open and bail out should the plane encounter turbulence?

Can they think of nothing but our "exit strategy" from a war that we're still in the middle of fighting? This is creepy. (Via Hugh Hewitt.)

First Rep. John Murtha calls for an "over the horizon redeployment" from Iraq to Okinawa, of all places (he of course means Guam, since we're already redeploying out of Okinawa) -- whence, he assures us, our "fighters" can quickly strike at Iraq... that is, with twenty in-flight refuelings (or forty, if they intend to return after their mission) in order to bomb Iraq without overflying any of Russia, China, India, or Iran.

Then John Kerry proposes that by year's end, we withdraw all troops from Iraq except those absolutely essential. I suppose that makes sense, coming from a man who spent his entire four months in Vietnam plotting his own, personal exit strategy.

Now comes word that the Democrats intend to spend this week as well discussing new exit strategies:

Congressional Democrats, seizing on public discontent over the war in Iraq, will offer legislation this week calling for a phased withdrawal of troops from Iraq and a shifting of forces to other nations, where supporters say American soldiers will be less likely to come under attack. [Aha, they want to keep our soldiers from anywhere they might get shot at... they "support our troops!" -- the Mgt.]

The resolution, crafted by Democratic Senators Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Carl Levin of Michigan, will headline a second week of debate in Congress over the state of the war. It is the first real debate Congress has held on the war since the US invasion in early 2003.

I am pleased to see that the Boston Globe excludes from the word "debate" those 57,966 Democratic campaign commercials, 188,314 appearances on liberal talking-head TV shows, and 7,815,999 public speeches by congressional liberals denouncing (a) the war, (b) the president, and (c) the American military in general -- save for those elements of (c) willing to join the denunciation of (a) and (b). However, even holding a debate on "phased withdrawal" while we're still duking it out is a nutty idea nonetheless.

And it's politically unhelpful to the Democratic Party as well. I can only conclude that Bush Derangement Syndrome has metastisized so thoroughly throughout the party -- evidence even Rep. Jane Harman's (D-CA, 70%) pull-out manifesto last week -- that they literally believe that the nation pines for loss and humiliation as the radical Left does, and that pandering to American cowards is the surest way to win votes in November.

I feel distinctly bipolar about the upcoming election: first, I was optimistic, believing that things would go better as the months progressed (as they have), and that Democrats were sure to pull so many stupid political stunts that they would, yet again, rescue the Republicans with another "own goal."

Then when the Republicans made misstep after misstep and appeared on the brink (as they still are) of making the worst one of all, failing to report an immigration bill out of the joint conference, I found myself pessimistic to the point of despondency (I would be flirting with mortal sin, were I a Catholic).

But now, I discover my first impression was correct after all. I should learn to trust myself more than the antique media. The Democrats will save us once again: the internal enemy of my external enemy is my eternal friend.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, June 19, 2006, at the time of 5:28 PM

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The following hissed in response by: JebTexas

Monkeyboy, you truly typify the loonie left in this country. You are devoid of logic, your beliefs are entirely fed you by others, and reason plays no part in your "reality." You probably believe that the democratic party is acting to help this country. I could spend hours, days, or weeks lining up arguements, facts, reason and truth, but you will never get it because you and yours are so completely close-minded. There is no hope that you will EVER see things as they are, nor is there any hope that we can open your eyes; this entire post is written merely to spank a wayward child, for such as you will ALWAYS be no more than wayward children. Thank whatever gods you have that you do not get what you wish for politically.

PS Big Lizards, sorry about the whack-a-tard, more reasoned posts in the future. It's just so, so easy...


The above hissed in response by: JebTexas [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 19, 2006 8:54 PM

The following hissed in response by: hunter

monkyboy, you have bragged over at the Captain's before he wisely tossed you over board, about how you don't pay taxes. So stop your pose, loser.
You don't work, you don't think, and you don't convince anyone.
But do spew on. Every post you make gets someone else to realize how totally stupid the lefties really are, and wins mroe votes for Republicans.

The above hissed in response by: hunter [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 19, 2006 9:27 PM

The following hissed in response by: cdquarles

monkyboy, pathetic banned troll from CQ:

Where did you get your numbers from? Your 10% of production number is too high. I get about 7.8% using the most recent DOE production figure of 5.211 mbd production (2.6% of daily 15.758 mbd net oil supply). I have tried to corroborate your 150 million bpy DOD usage figure, but a thorough *.gov search comes up empty. Even using your figure and assuming $60.00 per barrel average price, that's only $9 billion a year (or about 2% of the DOD budget and 0.3% of the Federal budget and 0.15% of all government spending).

Btw, left wingnut troll, our current oil and gas equivalent daily production is 8 mbd, third in the world (only Russia and Saudi Arabia have higher o&g equivalents production).

The above hissed in response by: cdquarles [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 20, 2006 12:51 AM

The following hissed in response by: cdquarles

Oh yeah, pathetic banned troll, monkyboy,

Let us not forget that your 150 million bpy figure is most likely total DOD usage, not the war usage.

The above hissed in response by: cdquarles [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 20, 2006 12:54 AM

The following hissed in response by: cdquarles

And finally, silly troll,

I figure the American people are one hundredth as gullible as you are.

The above hissed in response by: cdquarles [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 20, 2006 12:56 AM

The following hissed in response by: Davod

Do you see how the monkey has moved everyone away from the subject. What a waste.

The Democrat argument is incomprehemsible. If they were in power in Congress they would just pull the money away, as they did in Vietnam, threatened to do in Lebanon, and threatened to do in Somalia. Democrat military strategist Murtha is actually crowing about the Lebanon pullout and the pull back from Somalia. Funny, so did Osama.

The above hissed in response by: Davod [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 20, 2006 8:28 AM

The following hissed in response by: cdquarles

monkyboy, pathetic banned troll from CQ:

1.9 MB file isn't a big file. A 3 GB file is a big file.

The source said that the DOD DESC bought $10.15 billion of products (including taxes and other expenses some of these were not oil and gas related) and sold $8.33 billion of products, with $4.60 billion of products in inventory (again, some of these were not oil and gas related) but it had no figures on DOD usage of products (you simply assumed this!). This source, in other words, doesn't support your claim.

The above hissed in response by: cdquarles [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 20, 2006 11:54 AM

The following hissed in response by: JebTexas

Once again those like monkeyboy have no facts to back up their beliefs. Rhetoric and invective are their only weapons, other than misinformation.Thanks for the great links, cdquarles! You guys said it better than I could.


The above hissed in response by: JebTexas [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 20, 2006 1:27 PM

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