Friday, November 18, 2005

Give 'Em More Hell...

I love it.

From Harry Reid's web site:
It would be funny, if it weren't so serious

Nov 18, 05:43 PM | Harry Reid

On Sunday the Republican National Committee is going to start running ads against me in my home state of Nevada – well I must be doing something right if they are already that scared.

The ads claim that I am politicizing the war in Iraq. Quiet frankly this attack is so ludicrous it would be funny, if the topic were not so serious. Our soldiers are fighting everyday in Iraq, but instead of engaging in a legitimate debate on the merits of our current course in Iraq, George Bush and Dick Cheney do what they always do and attempt to smear their opponents.

This week alone, we’ve seen Stephen Hadley. . . Donald Rumsfeld. . . President Bush. . . and Vice President Cheney lash out at their critics. . . yet they all remain silent when it comes to giving our troops and the American people a plan. Tired rhetoric and political attacks do nothing to solve our problems in Iraq.

As a former boxer I know, your opponent always starts to swing wildly when you’ve got them on the ropes. The way to beat them isn’t to hesitate, but to continue landing punches until he goes down. The Iraq war is too important an issue to allow cheap political attacks to prevent us from doing what is best for our troops and best for our country.

Back when I was Nevada Gaming Commissioner the mob planted a bomb inside my car. That didn’t scare me from doing what was right then, and I certainly am not scared of George Bush and his gang now. Democrats are going to keep pressing forward demanding accountability for intelligence failures and demanding a strategy for success that will bring the troops home.

Call the White House and let them know you are tired of political attacks and want real solutions for Iraq. You can reach the White House by dialing:



"I'm sorry, the number you have reached has been disconnected. For some time now."


  1. Anonymous6:53 PM

    Sadly, the White House only works between the hours of 900 AM and 500 PM, Monday through Friday. I guess America gets a pass on terrorist attacks nights and weekends.


  2. OT:

    I feel sick. Sucker-punched. Like crying.

    I just watched that insane Jean Schmidt call John Murtha a coward on the House floor. Her, a nothing, calling him, this 37 year career Marine and decorated war veteran, a coward!

    I'm speechless.

    Dumb founded.

    What low will the Republicans sink to next?

  3. 9-5 indeed, Lurch.


    Yeah, well, let them keep doing stupid things like that.

  4. In the interest of being accurate, Schmidt didn't actually call Murtha a coward, she claimed to be relaying a message from a Colonel whom she had spoken to who wanted to tell Murtha that 'cowards' cut and run.

    In any event, she looked like a complete ass on the floor of the Senate.

  5. It think it's pretty obvious that she was referring to him.