July 18, 2007

SO SOFT ON DEFENSE THEY WON'T FUND ONE?:

Breaking: Reid Yanks Defense Authorization Bill To Force GOP's Hand (Greg Sargent , 7/18/07, TPM Cafe)

Ratcheting up the stakes in the wake of the GOP's successful blocking of a vote on Iraq withdrawal just moments ago, Harry Reid just announced on the Senate floor that he won't allow a vote on the entire Defense Authorization bill until the Senate GOP drops its filibustering of votes on Iraq.

Dude does love banjo, eh?

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 18, 2007 2:16 PM
Comments

As it is, Congress has the lowest approval rating in recorded history. And Harry Reid thinks holding the Defense bill hostage is a winning issue for Democrats?

Posted by: sam at July 18, 2007 2:45 PM

Sorry to spoil the fun, but the rest of the article clearly stated that Harry can stall on this "defense authorization bill" as long as he wants. After all, this is not an APPROPRIATION bill, which does need to get passed.

Posted by: Brad S at July 18, 2007 3:25 PM

OJ - I saw "Yanks" and "soft on defense" in the same headline and thought you were taking another shot at my beloved Bromx Bombers.

Posted by: Foos at July 18, 2007 3:25 PM

But I thought Harry Reid and Sheets Byrd loved the filibuster.

Posted by: ratbert at July 18, 2007 6:59 PM

If it does not matter if the bill passes, then why would GOPers care?

Posted by: Bob at July 18, 2007 7:35 PM

So, Harry doesn't want to provide for the common defense, eh?

Doesn't that go against his oath of office?

Posted by: Sandy P at July 18, 2007 9:50 PM

Why did you care on the playground when someone kicked the can? It's just gamesmanship.

Posted by: oj at July 18, 2007 10:24 PM
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