Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Democrat Party War Plan - RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY!


Recently, I recieved an e-mail from Congressman John Murtha. Of course, this same e-mail went to 20 million other Americans, but who cares? It was such a personal missive. It was entitled:

Cut the "Traitor" Talk

Dear [Indigo Red] my edit,

To all the Republicans who sit in their air-conditioned offices and talk of the courage it takes for them to keep young kids in harm's way - I say enough. Karl Rove talking about "cutting and running" while he sits on his big, fat backside-saying "stay the course." I say enough! That's not a plan! We've got to have a new direction, and it's clear we need more Democrats in Congress to get that done.
[The new plan is, "RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY!" and the new direction is any direction that's not towards the enemy.]

No matter how obvious the mistakes in Iraq become, or how many Americans get fed up, Republicans in Congress and the White House will label you a traitor to your country if you stand up and question them. [It isn't the questions about mistakes, or challenges about the conduct of the war, Congressman. It's the constant drumbeat of defeatism, national security capabilities leaks, the open Congressional hearings about means and methods to stop the bad guys under the guise of protecting civil liberties. Congressman, without these methods we will not have any civil liberties under Sharia or Taliban. Your actions are, if not treasonous, at the very least, seditious.]

I'm not naïve enough to think it won't be an issue in the election year but accusing people of being unpatriotic cheats good Americans out of any chance for a real resolution to the mess in Iraq. And while this issue of war is neither a Democratic nor a Republican one, the need for new leadership in the House is clearly an issue. [But, it is a political issue as well as a patriotism issue and the Democrat party has made it so. I do agree that new leadership in the House is clearly needed. A more patriotic leadership of LOYAL OPPOSITION would benefit the nation more than a change of window dressing on the titanic Democrat Party.]

While the Republicans have been busy name calling, the situation in Iraq has only gotten worse. The insurgency has grown exponentially. IED attacks, where our troops are sitting ducks for an enemy they can't even see, have increased steadily. And the patience of the American people for this flawed policy is running out. [The majority of Americans still support the war and do not want to run away. The insurgency has continued, but absolutely has not increased "exponentially". Of course, the situation would be helped if the Iraqi government would stop saying it's okay to kill American and Coalition Forces. And it hasn't been the Republicans name calling. "One-word reactions to most issues are the liberal norm... Here is a list of terms liberals apply to virtually every idea or action with which they differ: Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Islamophobic, Imperialist, Bigoted, Intolerant. And here is the list of one-word descriptions of what liberals are for: Peace, Fairness, Tolerance, The poor, The disenfranchised, The environment. These two lists serve contemporary liberals in at least three ways. First, they attack the motives of non-liberals and thereby morally dismiss the non-liberal person. Second, these words make it easy to be a liberal—essentially all one needs to do is to memorize this brief list and apply the right term to any idea or policy... Third, they make the liberal feel good about himself—by opposing conservative ideas and policies, he is automatically opposing racism, bigotry, imperialism, etc. Examples could fill a book." —Dennis Prager]

We need to put an end to these outrageous attacks on people who disagree with Bush and his Rubber Stamp Republican Congress's "sit and watch" plan for Iraq. My colleagues in the House Democratic leadership are so committed to winning a Democratic majority that they have offered to match all contributions that come in from before midnight on June 30th. [If you and the Democrat leadership were so committed to WINNING the war, the war might have been over by now. Even Democrats believe in a united stand and that "a house divided against itself cannot stand." If any party has unnecssary blood on it's hands it is the party of Democrats who want to beat Republicans far more than they want to beat terrorists and terrorism.]

With a Democratic majority, we would have an honest debate about the war. The American people's concerns and opposition would be recognized. [If "honest debate" is a short discussion followed by a rubberstamp vote of the rest of Congress without any dissent because everyone agrees with ever so obvious logic of the Democrat party, then by all means necessary, get your majority. But if one means an honest depate in which all sides are heard, a vote is taken, and one side wins, well then, that has already happened and your side lost, Congressman. Get over it already!]

Last week, during the House floor debate, I hoped the Republicans would have realized that the majority of the American people do not support this war. I hoped that they would have recognized that the American people need more from their government than a Republican Congress that asks no questions and demands no answers. But that didn't happen, and it's clear we need a Democratic majority to chart a new course.
[The country has already spoken, Congressman. George Bush was re-elected as President and More Republicans were elected than Democrats. That people in this nation disagree with current policy is fully recognized. You must now realize that your ideas lost and are not gaining any more purchase today as they did two years ago.]

When I offered a concrete plan to get our troops out of harm's way, where they have become the target, I didn't expect every member of Congress or every candidate to agree with my specific proposal in this debate. But I did expect them to acknowledge that there is more to be done than sitting and watching. [It may have seemed concrete to you, but to the majority it seemed as 1 Minute Oatmeal cooked four minutes. Mr. Murtha, you may have been a brave Marine at one time, but now you are just a cowardly old fool without any future. My future and the futures of many millions of Americans too young to vote or not yet born are too important to be left in the hands of a dottering old fool. Go lie down, take a nap, and try to stay out of the way.]

The single most important thing you can do right now as a supporter of the DCCC is make a contribution. [When I see 'DCCC', I think of the old Soviet Union CCCP. Is anyone else reminded of that? It does fit. Oh, and save your money, put in the bank, or into stocks and bonds, or in your mattress, just don't waste it on the Democrats. Besides, if they win, they'll be taking it in taxes soon enough.]

Thank you for all your help, it's so important.

Sincerely,

Jack Murtha
Member of Congress, Pennsylvania's 12th District

P.S. I hope you will join me in my fight. Our candidates have to be able to fight back against the Rove Machine's traitor talk in order to start getting Congress to move towards finding real solutions. We need a Democratic majority to change the direction in Iraq.
[The Rove Machine rails against traitors because you are talking treason. Your words and actions are giving aid and comfort to the enemy and they have, in fact, said so.]



Bernie at Planck's Constant has a very good piece today on John Murtha and the Miami Wahabi Wannabes. Check it out.


The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

15 comments:

Old Soldier said...

Great piece, Indigo.

Murtha reminds me of the scam artisit stand on the street corner in Saigon or Seoul trying to sell be a Rolex watch for $30 - a Rolex watch with a Sieko movement. What Murtha represents to be ideas for discussion in reality is the furtherence of a socialist agenda. Lord help us if the Dhimmicrats gain a majority in Nov.

don said...

I really think the old fool is losing his mind.

Tom said...

Did you send him your edits?

Indigo Red said...

No, but I should.

City Troll said...

while your at it send himthe links to my posts about the senile abscam prick

Mike's America said...

Guess who said this in 2004: "A war initiated on faulty intelligence must not be followed by a premature withdrawal of our troops based on a political timetable. An untimely exit could rapidly devolve into a civil war, which would leave America's foreign policy in disarray as countries question not only America's judgment but also its perseverance."

It was Murtha.

Karl Rove must have gotten to this guy and put something in his tea. Murtha just keeps getting crazier and crazier. But redeploying to OKINAWA?

Indigo Red said...

Why not Okinawa - where the wind comes sweeping down the plain?

El Jefe Maximo said...

Murtha...isn't he one of the lesser Ayatollah/nutjobs in Iran ?

Anonymous said...

You chickenhawks sure do love you some hatin' time on decorated war veterans.

How's this for defeatism: Any and all citizens who dare to adopt a sceptical or critical tone toward Republicans in charge must be branded a traitor, a terrorist, crazy or all of the above?

I suppose you jingoistic morons were equally rapturous over Clinton's reaction to the events in Somalia? I mean after all, he was our President, right?

Guess who's the defeatist in this scenario? The guy who got us in there without a plan. The scores are in. The cards have been dealt. While we needed 3 Aces, stating that we were dealt a pair of nines, if that's what the cards say, is not defeatism. Betting it all on each ante will not increase the odds of securing those 3 Aces if that's not what you have been dealt. Because at some point, the cards get revealed, and then it time for the losers to pull out their checkbooks.

Indigo Red said...

Welcome, El Jefe! Murtha was at one time a brave Marine. He deserves our respect for that. But, now that he is Ayatollah Nutjob do we still have to ante up?

Anonymous, welcome to you, also. What the hell are you talking about? I've read your comment more times than it deserves (once) and have no idea what you are raving on about. At any rate you proved part of my point when you didn't read the post. If you had you would have read this part:

"One-word reactions to most issues are the liberal norm... Here is a list of terms liberals apply to virtually every idea or action with which they differ: Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Islamophobic, Imperialist, Bigoted, Intolerant. And here is the list of one-word descriptions of what liberals are for: Peace, Fairness, Tolerance, The poor, The disenfranchised, The environment. These two lists serve contemporary liberals in at least three ways. First, they attack the motives of non-liberals and thereby morally dismiss the non-liberal person. Second, these words make it easy to be a liberal—essentially all one needs to do is to memorize this brief list and apply the right term to any idea or policy... Third, they make the liberal feel good about himself—by opposing conservative ideas and policies, he is automatically opposing racism, bigotry, imperialism, etc. Examples could fill a book. —Dennis Prager"

"...chickenhawks, you jingoistic morons" are your words in fine fettle name-calling.

No, I was not rapturous about Clinton blowing-up an aspirin factory in Somalia.

AND, Americans spell "sceptical" with a "K"! So, Clinton was not your President.

Mike's America said...

Hey anonymouse... this ain't no stinkin card game pal.

And I'll back President Bush's keystone strategy (in other words, HIS PLAN) over cut and run any day.

And while we're at it, you might rethink that chicken hawk shit. Did you happen to notice the first commenter on this post? Old Soldier has more military decorations than your Christmas tree has light bulbs.

I love it when the lefties find military people that they can agree with. Too bad there are so few defeatists in the military. Must make it hard to get enough players for the nightly poker game.

chancuff said...

This story has taken so many twists and turns, if you blink, you'll miss the next turn.

New developments are being being tracked at this news site:

http://theinfozone.net/JohnMurtha.html

A notable development: The original Sun-Sentinel's article written by Elizabeth Baier, has been removed from their site and replaced with Ms. Baier's revised story.

If any of you bookmarked Sun-Sentinel's original article that has made them famous for their "the shot heard around the world", check your bookmarked page now. The significance of this is rather overwhelming. This weeks' hysteria, and subsequent retractions and corrections is over something that "never happened".

Interesting to note, it retains the original publication date June 25, 2006, and The Sun-Sentinel did not note this story is a revision.

Cliff Hancuff
The World of Journalism is Flat, Too

chancuff said...

There are a whole lot more things going on behind the scenes with this story than have yet been reported, anywhere. Quite a few people far beyond Ms. Baier and her editor Ms. Rosenhause have shot themselves in the foot.

Write Diana Irey, John Murtha's Republican oponent, asking her about the letter I sent her today.

email: Diana@Irey.com

Cliff Hancuff
The World Of Journalism Is Flat, Too

chancuff said...

-----------------------------------------------
As most who attended the rally know, I was there. After the dust had cleared created by some moonbat among the bootmurtha crowd who called in a fake police report that a fight had broken out, Larry Bailey came out to speak with me.


I complimented him from the bottom of my heart for the contributions he has made to our country's national security while he was serving active duty in the US Navy.

He made it clear my request to speak would not happen. He then proceeded to suggest he has no memory of the email he wrote me on 8/20/2006 2:59:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time stating that our current Commander in Chief made stupid mistakes in Iraq.

Larry then proceeded to illustrate stupid mistakes made in passed wars. After he mentioned 3 or 4 examples I interjected that there is a difference between those wars and this one.

In the past it took weeks, months, sometimes years for mistakes to be discovered and reported. Today is the information age where mistakes are reported within hours of their occurrence. I reminded him this war was still going on. I also reminded him of the glaring mistakes he had acknowledged President Bush had made in Iraq, and our respective use of the Internet to support our respective views and that is where our conversation ended.

I waited outside the Arena with a Johnstown police officer who had stayed behind after the bootmurtha hysterics caused 3 squad cars and a sergeant to arrive with sirens blaring. I was debating Steeler football with him when a motorcycle officer stopped by, who had been inside. When I asked how many were inside he said, "not many at all" When I asked "500?", he responded, "na ... well maybe 500, at most."

At the end of the event when Larry Bailey came out for a photo op next to the bootmurtha.com sign on the sidewalk outside the War Memorial Arena. I handed Larry the speech I had waited to deliver. He put it in his outside left coat pocket.

This is my speech Larry Bailey has in his coat pocket ... the words he was not man enough to let me say:


"Please join me in Prayer.

Heavily father we pray today for you to continue to protect the men and women of the armed forces of the United States and other countries who are in harms way in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries throughout the world. We thank them and their families for their sacrifices.

We pray for the souls of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars. We pray for strength and courage for the POWs and MIAs and those held hostage.

We pray for protection and safety of relief workers helping those in need.

We pray for the protection of children and innocent civilians. Lord we especially pray for our nation and our leaders."


----------------------------

LARRY BAILEY (BOOTMURTHA.COM) OCTOBER 1ST RALLY IN JOHNSTOWN, PA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Cliff Hancuff
September 29, 2006 Journalismisflat@aol.com



"American troops could be home now, except for critical mistakes by our current Commander in Chief," charges Cliff Hancuff, Director of The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too.

"Media and right-wing bloggers are ignoring this fact. For weeks I have been challenging political activists and journalists to act with a minimum of ethical standards," continued Hancuff.

"I became involved when the Sun-Sentinel in Florida reported that Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) said the U.S. poses the top threat to world peace. I watched in dismay as the media and bloggers worldwide reported on this misquote."

"My involvement continued when I discovered Diana Irey, John Murtha's political opponent, had attacked Murtha using a fictional quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln."

"Larry Bailey of bootmurtha.com is continuing his three year blind support of our current Commander in Chief's incompetence in war. President Bush declared war in Iraq without the 4th Infantry, our most lethal, modern, and deployable heavy division in the world," added Hancuff.

This mistake lead to the atrocity of Al Qaqaa. Iraqi insurgents stole hundreds of tons of high explosives to be used as weaponry.

"These are the explosives being used by Iraqi insurgents and al Qaeda to perpetuate the war in Iraq."

"I am distressed that the same issues ignored by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004 are being ignored again in 2006," said Hancuff adding, "Americans, American soldiers and their families deserve better."

"Without these critical mistakes made by our current Commander in Chief, our American troops would be home with their loved ones, with honor, right now."

On October 1, 2006 Hancuff be at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena located in Johnstown Pennsylvania for Larry Bailey's Swiftboating of John Murtha rally. It is there Hancuff will continue his wait for Mr. Bailey to recall the values of honor and integrity taught him by our US Navy.

There is a youtube.com video online at:

YouTube - Rovian Architecture Unplugged

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5jcyHokFyE


The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too

-30-

chancuff said...

-----------------------------------------------
As most who attended the rally know, I was there. After the dust had cleared created by some moonbat among the bootmurtha crowd who called in a fake police report that a fight had broken out, Larry Bailey came out to speak with me.


I complimented him from the bottom of my heart for the contributions he has made to our country's national security while he was serving active duty in the US Navy.

He made it clear my request to speak would not happen. He then proceeded to suggest he has no memory of the email he wrote me on 8/20/2006 2:59:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time stating that our current Commander in Chief made stupid mistakes in Iraq.

Larry then proceeded to illustrate stupid mistakes made in passed wars. After he mentioned 3 or 4 examples I interjected that there is a difference between those wars and this one.

In the past it took weeks, months, sometimes years for mistakes to be discovered and reported. Today is the information age where mistakes are reported within hours of their occurrence. I reminded him this war was still going on. I also reminded him of the glaring mistakes he had acknowledged President Bush had made in Iraq, and our respective use of the Internet to support our respective views and that is where our conversation ended.

I waited outside the Arena with a Johnstown police officer who had stayed behind after the bootmurtha hysterics caused 3 squad cars and a sergeant to arrive with sirens blaring. I was debating Steeler football with him when a motorcycle officer stopped by, who had been inside. When I asked how many were inside he said, "not many at all" When I asked "500?", he responded, "na ... well maybe 500, at most."

At the end of the event when Larry Bailey came out for a photo op next to the bootmurtha.com sign on the sidewalk outside the War Memorial Arena. I handed Larry the speech I had waited to deliver. He put it in his outside left coat pocket.

This is my speech Larry Bailey has in his coat pocket ... the words he was not man enough to let me say:


"Please join me in Prayer.

Heavily father we pray today for you to continue to protect the men and women of the armed forces of the United States and other countries who are in harms way in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries throughout the world. We thank them and their families for their sacrifices.

We pray for the souls of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars. We pray for strength and courage for the POWs and MIAs and those held hostage.

We pray for protection and safety of relief workers helping those in need.

We pray for the protection of children and innocent civilians. Lord we especially pray for our nation and our leaders."


----------------------------

LARRY BAILEY (BOOTMURTHA.COM) OCTOBER 1ST RALLY IN JOHNSTOWN, PA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Cliff Hancuff
September 29, 2006 Journalismisflat@aol.com



"American troops could be home now, except for critical mistakes by our current Commander in Chief," charges Cliff Hancuff, Director of The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too.

"Media and right-wing bloggers are ignoring this fact. For weeks I have been challenging political activists and journalists to act with a minimum of ethical standards," continued Hancuff.

"I became involved when the Sun-Sentinel in Florida reported that Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) said the U.S. poses the top threat to world peace. I watched in dismay as the media and bloggers worldwide reported on this misquote."

"My involvement continued when I discovered Diana Irey, John Murtha's political opponent, had attacked Murtha using a fictional quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln."

"Larry Bailey of bootmurtha.com is continuing his three year blind support of our current Commander in Chief's incompetence in war. President Bush declared war in Iraq without the 4th Infantry, our most lethal, modern, and deployable heavy division in the world," added Hancuff.

This mistake lead to the atrocity of Al Qaqaa. Iraqi insurgents stole hundreds of tons of high explosives to be used as weaponry.

"These are the explosives being used by Iraqi insurgents and al Qaeda to perpetuate the war in Iraq."

"I am distressed that the same issues ignored by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004 are being ignored again in 2006," said Hancuff adding, "Americans, American soldiers and their families deserve better."

"Without these critical mistakes made by our current Commander in Chief, our American troops would be home with their loved ones, with honor, right now."

On October 1, 2006 Hancuff be at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena located in Johnstown Pennsylvania for Larry Bailey's Swiftboating of John Murtha rally. It is there Hancuff will continue his wait for Mr. Bailey to recall the values of honor and integrity taught him by our US Navy.

There is a youtube.com video online at:

YouTube - Rovian Architecture Unplugged

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5jcyHokFyE


The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too

-30-