Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bill Schneider Of CNN Is A Hack

Bill Schneider at CNN has an article at CNN.com that democrats want it both ways. They want to be tough on Bush and set a timeline for redeployment, but they don't want to cut off money to the troops.

So the troops will get funded with no timelines for withdrawal. But most Democrats can say, "Don't blame me -- I voted against it."

Pretty clever. Maybe too clever. Because a Democratic Congress allowed it to happen.

Well, what would you have them do Bill? They are trying to compromise, they are trying to do the work of the people and still take care of the troops. Why aren't you saying that Bush forced it into happening? Wouldn't you be standing there with your look of serious disdain berating the democrats for their cutting of troop funding in time of war? You're the one trying to have it both ways. You want to be gullible and stupid.

Here's the question Bill, have you ever questioned Bush's motives? Have you said he's bull-headed or using the troops to political advantage? Have you ever once said the republicans are being too clever by hiding behind the Bush veto? Have you once questioned the vast difference between what Bush says about the troops and what he does?

No, you gave them a free ride for over six years. You didn't say they were too clever when they passed every law that Bush ask for. Did you say they were clever when they legislated away some of our rights without any safeguards. Did you say they were clever when they cut the democrats out of the legislative process over the last six years? You didn't say they were too clever when they lied us into this war. The people voted for a change, have you asked why the republicans and Bush refuse to compromise?

The democrats are trying to get a timetable set up for the withdrawal of our troops and benchmarks for those worthless bastards in Baghdad to work towards. All Bush says is that he will veto any bill that doesn't give him a blank check. Have you asked the republicans in congress why he deserves more money and more time? Have you asked them why their policies have failed over the last four years. Have you asked them why they want it not both ways but every way?

Bill, have you once asked the question why there are no moderate republicans in congress? Have you questioned their moderate rhetoric and far right-wing votes?

Nope, you have questioned none of those things. You're a hack, Bill.

Jim Martin

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Anonymous rockync said...

Now that both sides have had their chance to posture and shout, we are faced with reality. No way is there going to be a wholesale troop withdrawal or a withdrawal date under this adminstration. The most Congress could have accomplished without compromise would have been to hold up funding which would hurt only the troops on the ground waiting for much needed equipment and supplies. On the prez side, they realize they are quickly losing support among the citizenry so they are accepting the compromise which uses the word "benchmarks" instead of "withdrawal date." Life is full of compromises and we all need to accept that life can't always go the way we want it. Time to move on, brace ourselves for the next few months and then let our votes speak out loud and clear next November.

8:23:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Martin said...

Rocky
You have it right, but it wasn't any compromising done except that done by the dems and it's being painted as a failure by the so-called liberal media. the media has been carrying the ball for Bush for the last six years.
The people will speak next year but the media should be speaking the truth now.
Thanks for commenting on my rant.

8:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is not a hack, he is just saying things you don't want to hear.

8:56:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Martin said...

anon
That meets my description, but he's a hack for the reasons I stated, nonetheless.
Thanks for your opinion.

9:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should probably tone down your language. Schneider holds an opinion of what Democrats are doing which disagrees with what you think they're doing...but I don't think that makes him a "hack." I am a born and bred liberal democrat. I don't agree with Schneider either, but I won't call him names. We should all be a little more civil with our language.

9:22:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Martin said...

The term hack is toned down. It does not adequately describe what he actually is. For the reasons I have stated.
As a liberal, although not necessarily a democrat, I am tired of toning down in the face of the oh-so-polite.
Sorry, but thanks again for your opinion. I treasure it, but I would not want to own it.

9:48:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

the democrats should take up ron pauls resolution to put asunset clause on the original authorization so it runs out in 6 months. the original authorization called for toppling saddam and establishing a government and that's been done.

this way there is no need to even go try and micromanage the war or place blame on Bush.

10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Martin said...

Lester
Why would anyone want to place blame on Bush?

11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

my point is having to vote on a reauthorization for the war in 6 months would skip all these pundit type debates.


also
http://www.antiwar.com/pat/?articleid=11021

^ how the antiwar left got thrown under the bus

3:08:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Anon - if I may break in here for a moment, we're all about polite disagreements and civilized debate on the issues here with each other, but when it comes to politicians and media hacks the gloves are off.

Those guys don't deserve respect. They're the problem, not the solution. Not to mention, hack describes Schneider perfectly.

3:10:00 PM  

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