Missed Opportunity

Just a quick note:

Five Republicans voted alongside their Democrat counterparts to pass a war supplemental bill that will provide up to $108 billion to the International Monetary Fund. Those House GOP members:

  • Anh “Joseph” Cao (LA)
  • Peter King (NY)
  • Mark Kirk (IL)
  • John McHugh (NY)
  • Candace Miller (MI)

To be fair, Republicans indeed did put political pressure on congressional Democrats during the Bush administration to pass war funding bills then, but at that time the issue for the Democrats was whether or not we should be involved in a Global War on Terror in the first place. The issue now is quite different — as I wrote about a week ago today in The Essential IMF Debate, we’re simply not sure where the IMF money would be going.

If these five Republican representatives are fine with voting in favor of a war supplemental that could directly fund those opposing our forces overseas, that’s on them. Personally, I couldn’t do it. And personally, I think that the GOP should have made a much, much larger stink over the Democrats insistence that the IMF funding be included despite knowing that the American taxpayer money could very well directly fund terrorism across the globe.

This was a major issue which the GOP could have used to distinguish itself from the Democrats. It contained traces of all of the left’s prominent political weaknesses — the economy, reckless spending, and national security. Instead, not only was this not shouted to the rooftops, but five House GOP members actually voted in favor of it.

Missed opportunity here, big time.

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  1. Rix says:

    The problem here is that the Republicans who crossed the isle represent backwater, heavily Democratic locales. Their voters are eager to support our troops but hardly know what IMF policies are – yes, most Americans are *that* stupid, thanks to our wonderful MSM and education system. It's been a lost fight, and they took an easy way out; don't fault them for refusal to tilt at windmills.

  2. 108 BILLION IN THUG ARMS says:

    I wonder how many shiny .223 rounds, mortar shells and grenades will be bought with that IMF money and used on our allies and our troops. Sleep well Joseph Cao, Peter King, Mark Kirk, John McHugh and Candace Miller.

  3. O M G says:

    Glenn just read this ladies ENTIRE email on air….. VERY MOVING. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH PEOPLE! TO THE STREETS!!!

    http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/26742/

    verification word: binge
    What our government is on right now

  4. Anonymous says:

    The IMF, the FED, the World Bank, the BIS….all very dangerous and evil groups who are run by the elites! And nobody seems to know who they are, no less WHAT they are doing!

    Do your homework, folks! Did anyone catch that Obama wants to give MORE control to the FED?

    For crying out loud!!! How much more power do they need? They already control our economy and money supply!

    Does anyone find it interesting that this call for more FED power just happens to come when Congress is getting ready to try to audit the FED? Hmmm…….just a coincidence, I suppose!

    This is my major area of concern. While most people are so focused on partisan politics, they seem to not understand that the FED is one of, if not the biggest, threat to America's freedom. They have been orchestrating booms and crashes since 1913!

    Word verification: sinally (sin-ally: who Barack Obama is to the FED)

    Lisa in TX

  5. We, The People says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I just read the letter posted on Glenn Beck's website in the URL above.

    It's time to get fired up. Please read this letter that Glenn Beck read on the air. It's from a normal citizen – someone just like you and me. She's had enough. Period. And it's now time to do something about it.

    And to draw upon those famous words uttered by Todd Beamer right before he and his fellow passengers took action against the hijackers of United Flight 93…..

    "LET'S ROLL!!"

    It's time we take this country back from the politicians who have hijacked this country from "We, The People".

  6. tm says:

    Zero said: " a US President shouldn't meddle in Iran's affairs."
    ????????????????
    Yet, he pushed for 5 Billion to go to IMF funds, to fund our terrorist enemies, in the Bill to fund our Military. Isn't this blackmail to America, and our Military?
    The dc terrorists are abetting the enemy terrorists.

  7. sharon says:

    Thanks, I have already sent out a letter to Candice Miller in MI…. that one surprised me….

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