Democrats want to fund the troops...

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  1. carpro

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    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.
     
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    Another example of the two present parties who hold 100% of the power in this country being the self serving pigs that they are. Time to start over folks.
     
  3. KenH

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    The weakness of your point was covered in the OP.

    "Most Republicans withheld their votes to protest the way the bill was handled; it was written out of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, bypassing Republicans on the Appropriations Committee."

    Then there was this political truth:

    "Yesterday's House votes were even divided into three tranches – war funding, domestic funding and policy provisions. This let Democrats vote against war funding while knowing Republicans will ensure the money will still get to the troops."

    Perhaps you should have read it and addressed it instead of just confirming what the OP said.
     
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    So the GOPers were more concerned about House procedures than about supplying our troops who are in harm's way. Figures.
     
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    :laugh: ...........
     
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    hi from new zealand...yes you guys ain't got much choice for who to vote for
     
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    It's really an easy choice for me, I will vote for Obama! :thumbs:
     

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