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George Voinovich, Losing It.

George Voinovich is officially cracking under the pressure of his responsibilities as a United States Senator:

Ohio Sen. George Voinovich choked back tears on the Senate floor Wednesday as he pleaded with colleagues to vote against John Bolton's nomination for United Nations ambassador.

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Brutally Honest blog asserts:

Voinovich exemplifies the kind of weakness the terrorists take advantage of. It's this mentality that encourages fanatics to fly airplanes into skyscrapers, to bomb hotel lobby rooms and sidewalk cafes, to kill, maim and otherwise injure innocent men, women and children.

Voinovich has disgraced himself and disgraced this country.

Who do we want representing us as we engage the terrorists worldwide?

Voinovich and other metrosexuals in touch with their feminine sides or a tough guy like Bolton who has a take no prisoners outlook?

The answer is clear. And it becomes clearer the more one watches Voinovich's weakness displayed for all on the Senate floor.

Freakin' incredible.

Meanwhile, far left Think Progress blog argues that "Voinovich’s Behavior Should Be Encouraged," ripping the DNC blog for its assertion that Voinovich is a profile in cowardice.

Crooks and Liars blog has the video (via The Moderate Voice).


Three Points:

1.

Voinovich really whiffed on this issue, politically. He has earned no true friends on either side, while alienating just about everyone in some way.


2.

Voinovich seems to have accepted the left-wing caricature of John Bolton, although he wasn't even present at the confirmation hearings. Weak.


3.

While Voinovich's defection is irritating (and puzzling, in some respects), it's really just a normal function of any majority party's healthy coalition. However, with a half century of minority status still fresh in their minds, the Republican Congressional leadership still needs to learn how to behave as a majority party. Meanwhile, the media need to learn that an occasional defection here or there is a normal feature of any majority party's coalition.

Posted by Will Franklin · 26 May 2005 01:24 PM

Comments

Spine Stiffener...Hello! I am thinking we need to call the chiropracter for the GOP Senators! ABUSE of POWER? I am so sick of the Dems. describing the GOP as trying to abuse their power! Sen. Harry Reid and his BS is making me ill. Suddenly it is an abuse of power now that the Republicans are in the majority! Before we had the majority,it was all about what the majority wants! Now the Dems. are in the minority and they are screaming brutality! The American people are getting fed up with political antics! We want some work done for our country! Get-er-done!

Posted by: Cindy T. at May 26, 2005 02:41 PM

Voinovich really did whiff on his issue!... I say he is probably not emotionally up for the pressures of the fine whines of the Senate Democratic "minority"
Those Dems. are a bunch of stubborn donkeys!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 26, 2005 04:48 PM

"the Republican Congressional leadership still needs to learn how to behave as a majority party."

Not the House, just the Senate.....

Posted by: Conservative_D at May 26, 2005 07:59 PM

Brutally Honest has some of the funniest comments! I had never been there before... Thanks WILLisms.com for taking me there! They even wrote me a sweet invitation to come back and visit again!... I love how WILLisms.com takes me places in Blogland. Thanks Again!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 27, 2005 07:48 AM

Wow! I just got back from far left Think process blog! It really amazes me that these people believe it is OK to vote if you are a convicted felon! I guess I shouldn't be too surprised when they let their dead Democrats vote! It is so strange for me to grasp how the Democrats thinking process works? They were over there commenting on how bad Bolton is! This is the same group of people who have elected Senior Sen. Robert Byrd over an over again!
I JUST DON"T GET IT...Am I missing something?

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 27, 2005 02:43 PM

Voinovich is a dud! An emotional dud! I would cry too if I had sold myself out like that to the Dems!

Posted by: Linda at May 27, 2005 09:07 PM

A good cry can be very theraputic!...Therapy can be a good thing!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 28, 2005 07:40 AM

I am sure he is a very nice man. I just can't stand him!

Posted by: Heidi at May 28, 2005 10:04 PM