Today’s House Iraq Debate

It looks like Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) is forcing the wingnuts to throw perfectly good food at their television sets. From NewsBusters:

It was about here when you wanted to throw the Pop-Tarts at the TV. The only congressional experts ABC could find were Abercrombie, Rodham-Clinton, and Ron Paul? Hillary is the neocon stand-in here? In airing the nominally Republican Ron Paul — who ran for president on the “non-interventionist” Libertarian Party ticket in 1988 and never renounced his third-party affiliation — you are not describing the typical Republican. (Paul opposed the war resolution in 2002, even claiming it wasn’t certain that Saddam had gassed the Kurds in Halabja.)

I listened to a fair amout of the debate on C-Span radio today. If I’d had some Pop-Tarts with me, I would have been tempted to wield them at my speakers everytime one of the Bush supporting true-believers spouted red, white and blue orations about baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet (with “Support the Troops” magnets on them, to be sure).

The story also makes me wonder how many neocons will end up voting for Hillary the Hawk.

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • Devious David

    This shows how Republicans really feel about common sense and well… basically everything we stand for. When are libertarians going to learn?

  • Oje

    I say at this point if you still vote for this worthless war to continue than you have to go fight in it. I dont care if your 85 years old, if you vote that its a good idea then get your ass over there and fight it.