September 14, 2007

We left too many in place in 2006

Democrats in Congress are being forced to move toward the center to get any traction on a policy shift in Iraq war policy because of Republican intransigence and a Presidential Veto from Mr. Temper-Tantrum at 1600 Penn. Ave. The White House is, of course, counting on continued support from Congressional Republicans to sustain the veto...

House and Senate Democratic leaders are now working in tandem on legislative efforts, knowing that if Iraq legislation can make it through the Senate, GOP moderates in the House will be more likely to change sides, Van Hollen said.

"If the Senate starts actually passing legislation, that could really change things," agreed Rep. Michael N. Castle (Del.), a GOP moderate who has been working with Rep. John Tanner (D-Tenn.) on a more bipartisan approach to Iraq.

Administration officials are equally aware that congressional Republicans will be the key to the legislative fight, said former White House policy aide Peter Wehner. But White House officials believe the president's hand was strengthened by two days of testimony by Petraeus and Crocker.

"What this is really about at its core is congressional votes about a war policy," Wehner said. "And that policy will go forward as long as Republicans hold -- and that was the first order of business. And they achieved it very well."

'Go forward'. Stay the same. Continue the disaster.

We are moving toward a time when people ARE marching in the streets. Not students, HOUSEWIVES and BANKERS, REALTORS and TRUCK DRIVERS. Do you get this, Republicans? Ordinary people who don't think a lot about this stuff are becoming angrier and angrier while you people play politics.

We left too many of them in place in 2006. It should be obvious by now that we have to take as many of them out as possible. This just goes to show you that there is no such thing as a moderate Republican and the only good Republican is one you don't elect.

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Posted by mcblogger at September 14, 2007 09:06 AM

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