Saturday, November 19, 2005

Democrats: All Hat and No Cattle

There's a saying here in Texas to describe a person who lacks the courage of his convictions: All hat and no cattle. That pretty much sums up the Democrats.

Yesterday, after months of Democrat bluster and revisionism over the War in Iraq, Congressional Republicans finally showed some spine and told the Democrats to put their money where their mouth is. In response to an absurd resolution proposed by ex-Marine John Murtha, Democrat of Pennsylvania, urging the immediate withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, Republicans said, "Okay, let's put it to a vote."

The resolution was resoundingly defeated by a vote of 403 to 3, with Murtha himself voting against his own proposal. Nancy Pelosi and a host of other loudmouth Democrats, who have been criticizing the war ad nauseum but offering nothing in the way of alternative policy, also voted down the resolution.

They tried to spin it, as did their allies in the press. Murtha tried to say his words were twisted, that his resolution called for redeployment "as soon as practicable." But in his grandstanding remarks introducing his cut-and-run bill, he clearly said "immediate withdrawal" and the resolution itself immediately terminated America's mission in Iraq. Democrats and the so-called mainstream media predictably called the vote a Republican stunt, and many liberal newspapers carried the story as a below-the-fold afterthought.

But the real political stunt has been the persistent drumbeat of negativism Democrats have been pounding in a dishonest effort to smear the President and undermine our troops in Iraq. Yesterday, they revealed their true colors: Yellow, yellow and yellow. They didn't even have the courage to back their own proposal.

And if they don't have the courage to stand up for what they believe in, how can we trust them to have the courage to protect and defend America in what is sure to be a prolonged war against evil Islamic terrorists?

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