Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Which is it?

The party which invoked spirited debate while demanding an up or down vote is now changing their tune. Seems it is now OK to stall votes when you are in the minority:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senate Republicans used a procedural maneuver Monday to keep Democratic leaders from moving forward with a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's plan to increase troop levels in Iraq.
I would vote no on the measure, but I certainly wouldn't participate in stymieing the process. Reid is pissed:
Reid addressed his Republican colleagues harshly.

"We’ve seen politics in this war before. Politics gave us the 'Mission Accomplished' banner. Politics gave us a Vice President who said the insurgency was in its 'last throes.' Politics gave us a Defense Secretary who promised America the enemy was just a few 'dead-enders' who would be stamped out in days.

"We’ve had enough politics. Four years into this war, what we need is a strategy that will succeed in Iraq," he said.

Reid had earlier remarked, "The President must hear from Congress, so he knows he stands in the wrong place, alone. A loud, bipartisan message from this Body will give him another opportunity to listen… to listen and change course to a plan to gives our troops the best chance for success."
And for those on the Lieberman watch, it looks like he sided with the GOP.


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