Pat McHenry makes us proud

Today we have reason to be pleased and proud that we in North Carolina's 10th Congressional district overwhelmingly voted to send Pat McHenry to Washington.

Only his world-class sanctimonosity would have inspired this wonderful speech by Pennsylvania Congressman Jack Murtha:

When I hear someone stand here sanctimoniously saying: "We're gonna fight this out . . . " We're not fighting at all. It's the troops who are doing the fighting. The families are doing the sacrificing. A very small proportion of the families in this country are doing the sacrificing. That's why I get so upset when they stand here sanctimoniously saying "we're fighting this thing." It's the troops who are doing the fighting, not the members of Congress.

Click here for the video. You'll have to listen to Pat's initial comments like:

I am proud that the majority of this house will stand to fight and win this war.

But it's well worth the slog through a minute or so of debate-school hand gesturing to get to Murtha's response. Good job, Pat! Thank you.

Cross posted at Scru Hoo and PGBB

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Patty McHenry

Horse's ass?
Chicken-shit chickenhawk?
Boy blunder?
Classless clown?
Fool's tool?

Good video. Thanks, DQ.

Forgot the hat tip to Screwy

for the video
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

Stinking Republican.

draft-dodgers and silver-spoon twits.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

We should take him at his word and insist that he join

the troops in Iraq along with the REST of the "majority" that support the troops with their yellow magnets. Maybe they could take their magic yellow magnets and deflect the bullets, car bombs and ied's!


No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Thanks Patrick,

You're a real tool among men.
Dharma Pup

Talking Point

I made this observation 3 or 4 years ago.

Fighting a war in the 21st century with 20th century technique is Stooo-pid.

Mr. McHenry is correct in one point: (even a stopped clock is right twice a day, as my mama told me) benefit of the doubt here, Mr. McHenry.

Yes, the extremists hate us. However, in his blindness - he fails to realize the majority of the citizens in the Middle East are not extremists.

Also - average citizens who were not and had no intention of becoming extremists, will become extremists if we continue to go into their countries, ride roughshod and blow up all their shit. Stands to reason. We would, too.

Think about it.