Dear [Indigo Red] ,
Last week, the Democrat-led House and Senate - despite a veto promise from the President - passed a so-called war funding bill that handcuffs our generals in Iraq, insists on a surrender date, and contains billions of dollars in pork spending unrelated to the war. What is most amazing is that it took 80 days from the date the President requested this emergency troop funding for Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to finalize their flawed version of the legislation, and another 5 days for Pelosi to deliver the bill to the President.
Just hours after receiving the legislation, the President fulfilled his promise to veto the bill and sent it back to Pelosi and Reid . In an address to the nation Tuesday night, President Bush laid out his reasons for vetoing this bill, and renewed his commitment to work with leaders of both parties to pass clean legislation which supports our troops.
Before the bill even arrived at the White House, leading Democrats had signaled their unwillingness to compromise. Click Here to see Democrat Senator Joe Biden tell supporters that they were going to "shove" the bill "down [the President's] throat." Biden, the man once called "the Democrat's expert on foreign policy" by Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid, was proven wrong a short time later when Nancy Pelosi's attempt to force an override of the President's veto was soundly defeated in the House.
One of the things that sets us apart from the Islamic fascists is that we believe in freedom of speech and open political debate. But I truly believe that most Americans, whether they are Republicans, Democrats, or Independents, believe that we owe it to our men and women in uniform to support them in every way possible. Delaying an emergency funding bill that they desperately need while introducing more partisan legislation is not what we expect from any of our political leaders, no matter which party they belong to.
Contact your Congressman and Senator. Urge them to work with the President to pass a clean bill that funds our troops, trusts our military commanders, and helps keep the American people safe.
Robert M. "Mike" Duncan
Chairman, Republican National Committee
Perhaps it's a small thing, but Republicans writing e-mails use their full names rather than the Democrat practice of using only one. Using only a first name does not make us familiars, or friends, it doesn't show me any more concern on the letter writer's part. It does tell me that the letter writer is being condescending and rude. Both parties address me by my first name, however, the RNC asked how I was to be addressed, the Democrat party assumed an informality and familial attitude without so much as a 'How do you do?'
I get emails from 'Nancy', 'Diane', 'Barbara', and 'Hillary' as if we were old friends sitting down for tea. I have friends; I know what friends are; Senators, Speaker, you are not friends. The fact that I would not invite them into my home for any reason does not seem to occur to them at all. I find the practice to be very rude.
And Joe Biden is an idiot, a Democrat dolt who, like a rodeo clown, provides comic relief. I think the surgeons took too much of his brain a few years back.
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