Ad condemnation in the US Senate

You have probably heard about the Senate voting to condemn MoveOn.org for their ad referring to Gen. David Petraeus as “General Betray Us.”

The Political Insider tells us about how Saxby Chambliss got brought into the middle of the ordeal:

Democrats were ready with an amendment of their own, one that listed instances in which a Republican questioned the integrity of a Democratic war veteran.

Can you guess whose campaign ad got first mention in the Dems

13 comments

  1. Harry says:

    You’d think they spend a little more time thinking about unfunded entitlements, the trade deficit, and the dollar going in the toilet.

  2. souldrift says:

    This is one of the saddest things I’ve seen out of this Congress. I’d prefer they go back to things the Repugs won’t allow to come to a vote, rather than this meaningless garbage.

    Congrats, Republicans–you’ve stood up to protect a General who can’t handle being called a name. Bravo!

  3. Mike Hauncho says:

    What Clelend sacrificed on the battlefield is something most could not live with. He is a brave man. However, his service in war and his service in politics are two different things. The question to lead the charge on the battlefield and to lead the charge in Congress are two different things and have nothing to do with each other.

    I do agree that congress all around needs to focus on issues that matter and not newspaper ad. Both sides are equally at fault and each side will continue to do it until rapture. They may even do it afterwards.

  4. midgajim says:

    My God – how long are Dems going to whine about Max Cleland? He has no one but himself (and his voting record) to thank for losing his seat.

    Apparently he thought those war-time injuries bought him a lifetime seat in the Senate, but what they got him was a chance to serve and he blew it.

  5. Federalist says:

    His voting record is not what lost Max Cleland his seat. His reluctance to attack Chambliss lost him his seat. It would have been so simple. Cleland could have condemned Chambliss for getting a defered and not serving his country as a patriot. “How could you trust this turn-coat to protect your country?” is what cleland should have repeated over and over again about chambliss. Then again, chambliss is a republican…and that means more to Georgians than voting records.

  6. JDP says:

    I’d agree, Cleland lost for many reasons other than this ad. Chambliss deserves to be in the Senate now and for another 6 years.

  7. GodHatesTrash says:

    Chambliss is very representative of the warmongering chickenhawk cowards that dominate the Georgia electorate.

    For that reason alone, he deserves another term.

  8. Paul from Jefferson says:

    Voting a party line has always been more important to Georgians. It helped keep the state voting for Democrats for 130 years. The people complaining about this now never complained much about the practice before 2003. No need to look very far for why this is so.

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