December 17, 2007


Liberals lose bigtime in budget battle (Martin Kady II and Ryan Grim, Dec 17, 2007, Politico)

This much is clear: Democrats in Congress buckled under pressure from the White House to hold spending near the administration’s specified limit, and they’re poised to give the president more war money with no strings attached.

But the buckling didn’t stop there.

Democratic policy priorities that liberals hoped would be included in the omnibus spending legislation were also left on the cutting-room floor.

Under a veto threat, Democrats removed the reversal of a long-standing anti-abortion provision, abandoned long-sought provisions that would have loosened travel and trade restrictions on Cuba and deleted a line item demanded by unions that would have required federal contractors to pay union wages in disaster areas like New Orleans.

Time to admit this is a war they can't win, because of the indigenous culture, and bring their troops home. How many more liberal bills have to die for a mistake?

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2007 8:38 PM
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