GOP Lawmakers Following Ron Paul on Iraq

Al sends along the following:

"Pete Domenici (known as "St. Pete" to his New Mexico constituents) has withdrawn his unequivocal support for the Iraq Quagmire. It seems that this is the trend, and Dr. Paul was ahead of his time.

Why is it that Dr. Paul has to be slandered as unpatriotic when he was one of the few voices of reason from *either* party when we were rushing to war in 2003? Why are all the party hacks (those who influence Iowans for Tax Relief, and both the Michigan and South Carolina Republican Party) so quick to disenfranchise Dr. Paul on issues like the war that 70% of Americans think is a horrible mistake? Are these hacks trying to shrink the party's base down to oblivion for the sake of misguided loyalty for an absolute failure and sell-out of a president?"

Al also sent along the following article from the AP, which begins:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sen. Pete Domenici on Thursday withdrew his support of President Bush's Iraq war policy and embraced a proposal to bring home most troops by March.

The longtime New Mexico senator is the latest of several Republican stalwarts who have abandoned Bush on Iraq in the past 10 days. They have urged a change sooner rather than later and further isolated the GOP president in his attempt to defend the unpopular war.

Last week, Sens. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and George Voinovich, R-Ohio, said the U.S. should significantly reduce its military presence in Iraq while bolstering diplomatic efforts. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., this month is expected to propose a new approach

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Their reversals only prove that they have discovered (thanks to Ron Paul) what people want to hear. Does anyone really believe they wouldn't do as they're told if they were to take office?

"The phrase...hath been...adopted by the king and his parasites, with a low papistical design of gaining an unfair bias on the credulous weakness of our minds." Thomas Payne, 1776.

Sen. Pete Domenici is no Ron Paul

Although I do see this as a positive move, Sen. Pete Domenici is no Ron Paul.

This quote from the AP article:
"I do not support an immediate withdrawal from Iraq or a reduction in funding for our troops," Domenici said. "But I do support a new strategy that will move our troops out of combat operations and on the path to coming home."

Certainly he would favor continuing the 14 military bases in Iraq and the billion dollar embassy. Only Ron Paul would push to end this nonsense.

No doubt Senator Domenici is

No doubt Senator Domenici is no Ron Paul (he's called "St. Pete" because of all the pork funding he brings home to New Mexico). What's encouraging here is that the Republican Party faithful are now even breaking ranks and waking up to what a disaster this quagmire is... notably, those Republicans who are up for re-election. It's looking more and more like We the People are speaking, and it behooves those up for re-election to listen. Surely a savvy politician like Domenici knows that. The message is getting out, no thanks to the Old Media.

The more Republicans defect from this incredibly costly, illegal, tragic war, the harder it will be for the mainstream media to assert that Dr. Paul is out of touch with Republicans and the American people in general. I think this is great news for Dr. Paul, and it comes at an optimal time, in lieu of his recent fundraising success.

Go Ron go!