March 9, 2007

DO THEY HAVE A POINT OTHER THAN COMIC RELIEF?:

Party baffled by its own war plan? (Christina Bellantoni, March 9, 2007, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

For all the fanfare surrounding the announcement of the House Democrats' Iraq war plan, few members seem to understand the specifics in the bill or when it would actually bring troops home.

The confusion added a layer of comic relief to a tense debate between factions of the Democratic Party as groups held dueling press conferences yesterday.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 9, 2007 4:49 PM
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And looming over all of them is Joe Lieberman, who has made his views pretty clear. If they vote to cut off the troops or stop the war, he will walk.

The real losers in all this are the Democrats who want to be President, because they have no choice but to embrace the most left-wing positions in order to survive (even if only to hope for V-P or some other slot). And that is partly why Bayh dropped out - he couldn't exactly morph into a junior Kucinich without defying logic.

Posted by: ratbert at March 9, 2007 8:35 PM

See the entertaining video of Congressman Obey of Wisconsin confronting anti-war constituents in the halls of Congress: http://powerlineblog.com/archives/016987.php

Posted by: pj at March 9, 2007 8:52 PM

Am I imagining it, or was there some not so subtle bias in the reporting of this story? The Republicans would have been incompetent if they would have put on this Three Stooges act, however with the Democrats', "The confusion added a layer of comic relief to a tense debate". Ish.

Posted by: Jay at March 9, 2007 10:03 PM

Jay: And this surprises you why?

Posted by: Bartman at March 10, 2007 9:28 AM
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