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Saturday, November 19, 2005

House Republicans Embrace War Issue!

The House Republicans forced a debate on a non-binding resolution on withdrawing from Iraq -- basically taking Congressman Murtha at his word. This debate in the House was long overdue as Democrats had long criticized the war without taking a stand on immediate withdrawal. When the vote was taken, the vote was overwhelming against immediate withdrawal.

This single parliamentary maneuver by the House Republicans has shifted the debate to where it should be -- what do we do now?

This is a great turn of events for the country. The debate is turning from distractions about the war to the current conduct of the war. First principles are being debated -- there is great opportunity here.

I believe the GOP has the better answers to the war issues than the Dem Party. That's why we will now start winning this debate.

On these big questions, the fundamentals -- including common sense -- are the key to effective communications and politics. You can't address the fundamentals if you're allowing distractions to overwhelm your message.

Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

I agree. But the next step should be to introduce a positive resolution. That is, the tactic last night was to introduce a resolution calling for an immediate withdrawal (and having it lose 400 something to 3). Now the House Republicans should introduce a resolutiion signaling our determination to stay until the job is done.

8:44 AM, November 19, 2005  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

The whole "Bush lied" path is just another means by Democrats to oppose the war. It's a dishonest means. Why is no explanation provided by Democrats as to why Bush would lie? Michael Moore argues that it was for oil and for Bush and Cheney to enrich their Texas buddies. Maybe Democrats believe Michael Moore.....

9:26 PM, November 19, 2005  

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