May 23 2008

Democrat Congressman: We Lied To Anti-War Liberals (And America) To Win Congress

Published by at 10:48 pm under 2008 Elections,Iraq

Wow – a politician who seems to have to tell the truth has admitted that the Democrats lied to their anti-war base about stopping the war in Iraq:

More specifically, Paul Kanjorski’s problem is that he was publicly honest about the intentionaldishonesty of Congressional Democrats (and Democrat candidates) in the run-up to the 2006 election — particularly with regard to the War in Iraq.

“I’ll tell you my impression. We really in this last election, when I say we…the Democrats, I think pushed it as far as we can to the end of the fleet, didn’t say it, but we implied it. That if we won the Congressional elections, we could stop the war. Now anybody was a good student of Government would know that wasn’t true. But you know, the temptation to want to win back the Congress, we sort of stretched the facts…and people ate it up.”

Two lies here actually.  One was to the anti-war base and one lie was to America when they never admitted on the stump they planned to try and surrender Iraq to Bin Laden.  Which means democrats lied then to get votes, and would probably lie now to get votes.  Nothing surprising to me, but I bet a lot of puppets who just noticed those strings are getting really angry right about now.  

What is really funny is all those dupes who think Bush is a incompetent fool being led around by the nose by neocons just realized they were the fools being led around by the nose.  Too funny.

The link above has the video of this fool making his mea culpa.

13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Democrat Congressman: We Lied To Anti-War Liberals (And America) To Win Congress”

  1. ivehadit says:

    “What is really funny is all those dupes who think Bush is a incompetent fool being led around by the nose by neocons just realized they were the fools being led around by the nose. Too funny.”

    Ain’t it the truth?!!!

    Love it, AJ.

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    The tool doesn’t stop there, here is his encore.

    The current high price of gas has led to a lot of crazy proposals from gas tax holidays to creating a tax deduction based upon energy consumption. But Rep. Paul Kanjorski’s (D-PA) may top them all in terms of its stupidity. From the Times Leader, Kanjorski’s plan would do the following:

    • H.R. 5800 would tax industries’ windfall profits.

    • The bill would set up a Reasonable Profits Board to determine when these companies’ profits are in excess, and then tax them on those windfall profits.

    • As oil and gas companies’ windfall profits increase, so would the tax rate for those companies.

    • Kanjorski said his legislation will encourage oil companies to lower prices to prevent them from receiving higher tax rates.

    While Hillary Clinton may have failed ECON 101 along with John McCain, it appears as if Kanjorski may been enrolled in Marxism 450 at the time. In all honesty, nationalization of the oil industry (i.e. Venezuela) may be better than Kanjorski’s ridiculous proposal.


  3. Terrye says:


    So far as I know John McCain has not signed onto this bill, so why bring him into it?

    He said the president was right to veto the farm bill because it creates inefficiencies in the market and he has always been a promoter of free markets.

    I think his proposals in regards to global warming have more to do with the fact that most people want to see something done about green house gas emissions and so he supported a policy that was a lot less intrusive than any policy any of these budding socialists would come up with.

    As for lies, well…the Democrats said in 2006 that they would bring down gas prices AND end the war. I would say they have failed on all counts. Maybe they were fibbing about the oil prices too.

    In fact no one was prepared for this. We should have made changes decades ago to head this off, but no one was all that concerned about it when oil was$26 a barrel.

  4. Terrye says:

    One thing that always amazes me about these people: What makes them think oil companies raise or lower prices? Markets do that. When I had my dairy farm, the price of milk was set by the market. I never knew exactly what I would get for my milk until I got the milk check. There was no negotiating the price. It was whatever the markets said it was.

  5. TomAnon says:

    Lies #1 and #2 will set up Lie#3:

    “without Democrats taking over Congress the war in Iraq would never have been Won!”

  6. WWS says:

    Anyone proposing a tax based on “reasonable profits” has obviously never been involved in running any kind of business.

    What Kanjorski never learned, which anyone who’s run a business and done their own tax returns knows:

    To put it simply, when you’re running a business that’s generating a lot of cash, you can do a whole lot of things with that excess cash. The best thing for the economy and everyone else is if you’re allowed to call it “profit” and free it up to invest in something else that will lead to more “profit”. As long as tax rates aren’t punitive, then it will be more valuable to treat the excess cash this way than any other way.

    BUT if that excess cash is all going to be taken away over some arbitrary limit, then there are a lot of other things you can do with it. Buy a lot of vacant land, call it “investment in a future location” and let it sit for 30 or 40 years till a new tax regime comes in place. That’s been a favorite of wealthy families for the last couple of centuries. Want to be loved? Give all of your employees cradle to grave benefits and 100% raises – why not? better than giving it to the government, and while you’re at it put every relative you have on the payroll. Fund a lot of charities, for instance your sister in laws love of carribean pottery. Set up a museum in Aruba and make sure that you have to travel there several times a year – tax free, of course. Best if the “museum” has a couple hundred acres of beachfront land.

    Most importantly, make sure every penny of new, honest investment you make is made outside the borders of the oppressive tax regime and not answerable to it, and consider leaving for good if the regime threatens to get truly confiscatory. That’s the method that the only Jews who survived Hitler took.

    Yes, Mr. Kanjorski, this is the method for dealing with your “reasonable profits” law.

  7. dhunter says:

    He is still lying to get votes with the war looking like a huge success hes’ saying they really didn’t mean to surrender they just had to say that a reasonable person would know that they couldn’t/wouldn’t .

    Setting himself up for the argument I really didn’t mean what I said before I just had to say it. I supported the troops and the surge all along I would never bet against the US military.

    Kind of like hillary “I didn’t mean to say I was just sticking around to see if someone would take out Barack, in that way, I meant that if the people or party regained their sanity and picked me”! B-ll S—.

  8. aerawls says:

    The lie is this statement now that Democrats were not serious about trying to lose the way and hand Iraq to al Qaeda and Iran. They sure as hell WERE serious, trying forty times in 07 to defund the war. They just didn’t quite have ALL the Dems on board, so they failed. Now they want to pretend they weren’t really trying to lose the war. Liars.

  9. Frogg says:

    Anyone who ever paid attention to Bill Clinton’s case against Saddam and warnings that war with Iraq was unavoidable would know that our foreign policy on Iraq has been very consistent for decades. Bush continued Clinton’s policy and brought it to completion.

    As where the Dems might have actually brought the troops home and surrendered in Iraq if they had enough useful idiots in Congress during the height of the battle…….I don’t think they would dare remove troops at the height of the peace.

    McCain and Hillary would both keep the peace process secured by recent victory in Iraq qoing smoothly. I honestly don’t know about Obama. His advisors are the worst I’ve ever seen….and, he seems to be walking around in a “doom and gloom” mode -clueless to the multiple dimensions of foreign policy and asymmetirical warfare.

    General Petraeus will forever be our “victorious General” and President Bush will come to be known as “Freedom’s President”— and the one who introduced democracy to the Middle East.

  10. VinceP1974 says:

    I clearly remember Clinton’s SoD Perry, SoS Halfwit , and I think Sandy Burger (not sure) in a gym trying to do PR with a bag of sugar to rally support for their plans to bomb Iraq (and failing miserably)

  11. 75 says:

    WWS, good comments. Allow me to expand on them by adding that any profit is going to be of better use in the private productive sector than the unproductive government sector. This is the hidden evil of oppressive or punitive taxes; not just the original confiscatory principle but the loss of future production to the “hunker down” mentality such taxes submit on the producer. “A rising tide lifts all boats.”

  12. BarbaraS says:

    Why in the world would anyone consider this news? This is the way the democrats work. They know no other way but lying. They are not only liars but stupid to boot. Why would this idiot announce this to the national media?

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