The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Sunday, December 09, 2007

Dems Appear to be Caving (Again) on Iraq Funding

It appears that Steny Hoyer is becoming the "go-to guy" in the Democrat House on those rare occasions when Congress actually wants to get something accomplished (like passing a budget); especially as it increasingly becomes evident that Nancy Pelosi is in way over her head. Don Surber brings us some long-awaited good news on the Iraq funding melodrama:

The Surge worked. Congress hasn’t. Time to quit the hippie act.

A 3-way deal among the House Democrats, Senate Democrats and Republicans was cut. Democrats will throw in the towel this weekend on their silly refusal to fund a war that we’re winning.

That is huge. Democrats have bet their farm on failure in Iraq.

President Bush is about to collect that farm.

I am guessing that the Democratic rank-and-file are displeased with the failed leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. The 41 Blue Dog Democrats who were elected, in part, on a vow not to play games with war funding, cannot be pleased with a congressional approval rating of 20, to use the latest Gallup Poll figures.

The No. 2 Democrat in the House, Steny Hoyer, broke the news to the editorial board of the Washington Post.

Hoyer said: “The way you pass appropriations bills is you get agreement among all the relevant players, among which the president with his veto pen is a very relevant player. Everybody knows he has no intention of signing anything without money for Iraq, unfettered, without constraints. I think that’s ultimately going to be the result.”

So, in summary. The Dems play another game of "Chicken" with the President, with the lives of our troops, and with the jobs of thousands of Defense Department employees. The President refuses to budge. The Dems cave. Have we not seen this movie before? And do the Dems actually believe this kind of thing is improving their abysmal numbers?

Read the rest here.

DiscerningTexan, 12/09/2007 12:40:00 PM |