February 27, 2008

THE BASTARDS GAVE US WHAT WE PRETENDED TO WANT!:

In shift, G.O.P. welcomes Iraq debate: Republican senators see the issue as a plus for the presidential campaign. (Gail Russell Chaddock, 2/28/08, The Christian Science Monitor)

In a surprise move, Republicans stunned the Democratic leadership by voting to debate a bill that requires the Pentagon to begin the "safe redeployment of US troops" within 120 days. [...]

Democratic leaders had planned to use this week's floor time to debate high-profile legislation on relief for Americans facing home foreclosures. "It is obvious to me what the game plan is: They want us to slow the Senate down from getting things done," Senator Reid said, after the 70-to-24 vote to take up the Iraq bill.


The only thing they said they'd do if they were elected was bring the troops home. Here's their chance to get the thing done.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 27, 2008 7:34 PM
Comments

Democratic leaders had planned to use this week's floor time to debate high-profile legislation on relief for Americans facing home foreclosures. "It is obvious to me what the game plan is: They want us to slow the Senate down from getting things done," Senator Reid said, after the 70-to-24 vote to take up the Iraq bill.

So is Senator Reid saying that, compared to the mortgage crisis, getting the troops out of Iraq is a relatively trivial matter? If so, does the Democratic party's base agress?

Posted by: Ralph Phelan at February 28, 2008 11:05 AM
« MAVERICK HAS HIS MEASURE: | Main | THE BELTWAY HAS NEVER EVEN MET THE BASE: »