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Ugly GOP Smear Stunt Fails Its Objective

By Armando,

The latest incarnation of the New McCarthyism, the ugly Duncan Hunter stunt - the so-called "Murtha" resolution - blew up in their face.

The NYTimes reported that:
"House Republicans are attempting to split the ranks of the Democrats tonight by offering a resolution to withdraw American troops from Iraq immediately."

The vote on the rule to bring the Fake Hunter Resolution to the floor for a vote passed 210-202, but every every Democratic representative who voted, voted against the rule and 5 Republicans joined the Democrats.

Obviously, the Republican attempt failed.

The vote itself was unimportant substantively. But politically, it blew up in their faces.

The signature moment was, of course, the ugly attack on Murtha's character by Rep. Jean Schmidt - who called a decorated war veteran a coward. That said it all.

Republicans Walter Jones and Rick Renzi, along with the Democrats, spoke in defense of the character and patriotism of Murtha. By the end, the Republicans were denying that the resolution had anything to do with Murtha. Before they were labelling it the "Murtha Amendment."

The naked attack on dissent, this New McCarthyism, has been thoroughly discredited.

In short, the Republicans went after the wrong Marine.


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and it will be akin to McCarthyism in history books. As long as the GOP in the House and Senate align themselves with Bush and the PNAC, then the world will no longer differentiate between the Republicans and the Neocons. If Republicans stay the course of the Neocons, then the American people, American soldiers , our allies , and the world will see the facts as they are > the GOP is aiding and abetting the Neocons in their fascist regime and McCarthyistic ploys to stop dissent. The dissenters and the bloggers are aware of the truth, and this is causing the Repbublicans to seek shelter with the enemy within , the Neocons? Shame on you GOP. And Republicans thought GOP was the party of the Christian Right? The Fake Hunter Resolution has taught the world that that the GOP is truly the shelter of the Neocon Cabal, and the enemy of all moral and religious peoples for one and all to witness in public. Heil GOP !!!


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