Saturday, May 14, 2011


I see that right-wingers are upset about this:

Four Dems vote 'present' on honoring Bin Laden mission

After more than a week of deliberation, the House overwhelmingly approved a measure honoring the intelligence community for the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

The vote wasn't unanimous, however. Four liberal Democrats -- Reps. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Barbara Lee (Calif.), Pete Stark (Calif.) and Lynn Woolsey (Calif.) -- voted "present" on the measure, which was offered as an amendment to an intelligence authorization bill.

OK, I understand. But were you also upset about this last week?

On Monday, [May 2,] the Texas House passed a resolution commending President Barack Obama, intelligence personnel and members of the military for taking out Osama bin Laden.

But 10 of the 101 Republican members of the House are recorded in the House Journal as voting against the resolution. And 52 who supported the resolution entered a joint Journal statement saying they do not support Obama's overall foreign policy....

No Democratic in Washington actually voted against this resolution -- and one of the Democrats who did noted that she had "voted for a separate Democratic motion that included language congratulating presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton, along with the intelligence community."

But nearly 10% of Texas Republicans actually had the opportunity to commend the president and flat-out voted no. And more than half the GOP delegation voted yes with an asterisk.

So, right-wingers, if you're going to critcize people who won't join in the commendation, at least be consistent. Oh, and I'm sure you'll now follow-up with condemnations of those Texas Republicans -- right?

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