Rep. Pete Sessions, from Texas made the statement yesterday that the House member needed to be like the Taliban and get an insurgency mentality. Yes, that's what I said... get an insurgency mentality...Can you imagine the headline on Drudge or FAUX News if a Democratic House member had said something like that??
He states falsely that the GOP members had NO input into the house bill and that they will continue to not support the recovery bill President Obama is asking for.
"Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban," Sessions said during a meeting yesterday with Hotline editors. "And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- I'm not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that's not what we're saying. I'm saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with."
That agreement, as Sessions described it, involved a promise from Pelosi to preside over an "open, honest, ethical Congress." Obama, Sessions added, has pledged to diminish the political rhetoric in Washington and work in a bipartisan fashion.
"If they do not give us those options or opportunities then we will then become insurgency of a nature to where we do those things that are necessary to making sure the American public knows what we think the correct answer is," Sessions said during the 60-minute interview. "So we either work together, or we're going to find a way to get our message out."
In other words, we get our way or we will pout and cry. Like always, the Republicans want to have their way or they will just take their marbles and go home.
"I simply said one can see that there's a model out there for insurgency," Sessions said before being interrupted by an aide. The staffer said Sessions was trying to convey that the Republicans need to start thinking about how to act strategically from their perch in the minority.
"I think insurgency is a mindset and an attitude that we're going to have to search for and find ways to get our message out and to be prepared to see things for what they are, rather than trying to do something about them," Sessions said. "I think what's happened is that the line was drawn in the sand" by Pelosi.
Sessions said the GOP's 178 members stand by their votes against the bill.
"I don't think any one of our members today feels like they would take back that vote," he said. "... There's no remorse."
So, as you can see, according to him they will vote again as a block to defeat the bill. Just remember that and if you have one of these people in your area. Vote against them. If they care that little for our country, that it is not a matter of what is best, but what is best for them, thinking they will win re-election. That's all they are thinking of.. read this last bit.
Asked to assess the political landscape for the midterms, Sessions suggested that the NRCC will back the best candidates in each district -- as opposed to targeting support to specific contests, as the group has done previously. He noted that Democrats hold seats in 83 districts that President Bush won in 2000 or 2004, showing that the GOP has opportunities, despite the party's losses in the last two cycles.
Sessions said he believes Republicans can take back the House.
"We believe our job is to aim to win the majority," Sessions said. "I've never aimed to come in second place."
So, now you know... they didn't vote against this bill because of any high minded reason, they voted against this bill because they think this is the way they will win re-election in 2010 and will win back seats in the House. They are only thinking of defeating the Democrats, not of what is best for the economy or the Country. Not of what is best for you or me or our families...but what is best for them, selfishly.