Friday, November 18, 2005

A New Low – Even for Republicans

Think you know how low Republicans can go?

A short time ago, during debate on a bogus bill put forth by House Republicans to embarrass John Murtha (D-PA), who yesterday called for a withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq, Jean Schmidt (R-OH) implied that Murtha, a heavily-decorated veteran, is a coward.

Schmidt, the hag who narrowly defeated Democrat Paul Hackett in Ohio's second Congressional district in July, took to the House floor this afternoon and read a message allegedly from a Marine colonel who she said referred to Murtha and said "Cowards cut and run, Marines never do."

Democrats booed and shouted her down, bringing the House to a standstill. Schmidt was eventually forced to withdraw her statement.

Murtha's resolution would force the president to withdraw the nearly 160,000 troops in Iraq "at the earliest predictable date," while the Republican stunt calls for an immediate withdrawal and is intended to crush the intent of Murtha's bill.

But chew on what Schmidt did as you start your weekend... Are you reaching across the aisle to these people? Ever again?