Georgia’s Congressional delegation condemns MoveOn.org

In a moment of bi-partisanship, all 13 members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation voted for an amendment offered by U.S. Rep. David Obey of Wisconsin that “condemns in the strongest possible terms the personal attacks made by the advocacy group MoveOn.org impugning the integrity and professionalism of General David H. Petraeus.” [Source: 9/26/2007 The Hill article “House overwhelmingly condemns MoveOn ad”]

The resolution, which was attached to House Joint Resolution 52, passed out of the House with 404 votes in favor and 14 votes against. [Source: House Roll Call 911]

Last week, Georgia Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson joined 70 of their colleagues in voting for a similar Senate resolution that said…

It is the sense of the Senate–

(1) to reaffirm its support for all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, including General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq;

(2) to strongly condemn any effort to attack the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members of the United States Armed Forces; and

(3) to specifically repudiate the unwarranted personal attack on General Petraeus by the liberal activist group Moveon.org.

9 comments

  1. dingleberry says:

    Glad to see Republicans are still taking the proper steps toward all-out state censorship!

    So much for small government.

  2. Federalist says:

    This was weeks ago…it is time to get over it.
    That new Moveon.org ad slamming Rudy G. was awesome. Did any one else see it?

  3. jm says:

    I’m going to play Devil’s advocate on this one…

    1) Its speech. Its free. Speech should NEVER be condemned by the government no matter how asinine it is.

    2.)MoveOn did not coin the term “General Betray Us.” His own troops did that. So….do you support the troops, or just “the troop”? I go with the boots on the ground in the miserable 100+ degree heat over the ones propped up on the desk in an air conditioned office.

    That being said, I think Petraeus is a good officer, and certainly seems to have the respect on both sides of the aisle. I don’t think MoveOn helped move the debate one way or the other, but then again, neither did the general’s testimony.

    PS how did Ron Paul vote?

  4. Doug Deal says:

    On a gut level I would say that the Congress has no business comdemning the use of free speech. However, from a disempassioned Constitutional view, since they did not pass a law abridging that right, they seem to be excercising their own free speech rights.

  5. jm says:

    DD: good point. But I’d rather they waste spend their time working on real stuff. “Non-binding resolutions” are just opinion polls from a bunch of people 70% of the country doesn’t trust anymore.

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