AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT FIGHTING http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121089337568796953.html?mod=djemEditorialPage Political War Games May 16, 2008; Page A12 Congress's approval rating is at record lows, but who cares? The Democrats who run the joint have made a calculation that voters will blame everything they loathe about Washington on the Republican President. Which is precisely the kind of political immunity that lets Democrats think they can get away with the tax, spend and evade spectacle of this week's war-funding bill. Really, this one is a classic. President Bush requested some $178 billion to fund the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan until summer of 2009 – long enough to give the next President breathing room. Democrats know they can't get away with not funding the troops, but to make the vote go down better with their antiwar left they larded it up with war conditions and domestic spending. Then yesterday they pulled the stunt of approving the domestic spending but voting down the war money, on a 149-141 vote.