View Full Version : Democrats drop 'pullout' date from funding...

May 23rd, 2007, 07:31 PM

They realize they do not have enough to fight a veto.
There are enough Democrats who don't back a specific
timetable - only takes a few - to go w/the GOP backers.

This was done by McConnell and others. Sadly, McCain wasn't
much of a figure on this issue in Congress. He wanted to
hide from his stand on this in large part. Too bad. Instead,
he chose to push his immigration/amensty bill again.

Bush stood strong on this. He's consistent on this one thing.
I give him credit for the war funding stand.

Hey, Dubya, how about a veto of the amnesty, er',
immigration bill?

The Democrats ran on this issue: they would pay back
the anti-war movement. On this, we see it is primarily
talk. Talk bolstering the terrorists, Al Queda, Al Jazeera,
and quoted by the President of Iran and others like him.

The damage is done though. The negative, non supportive words
are being heard by our soldiers, as they actually make progress.

The House controls the purse strings. They can defund the war
entirely today.

Please run for Congress Cindy! Please do it.

May 23rd, 2007, 07:54 PM
Going along with a Democratic timetable would have meant the Dems sharing the blame for the upcoming failure ('they made me withdraw before the mission was completed').

Now? It's all his, as will be the failure and every American and Iraqi life lost. It's a political calculus, and abhorrent in light of the lives torn apart, but there it is. It's solely Bush's war, still.

Then again, the Repukes will now say, "Democrats gave us the funding."

May 24th, 2007, 11:50 AM
The Democrats have made their point. Now as Iraq gets worse and worse and worse Bush will be left looking even worse than he does now.

May 24th, 2007, 10:34 PM
Unfortunately, this is not something that will accrue credit or blame to a party or a president. It will however accrue to the country.

May 25th, 2007, 01:00 AM

So much for that mandate! :rolleyes:

May 25th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Atleast there is a minimum wage increase in the piece of legislation. This aint over.