Democrats Ending the Charade
The Democrat's drive to appear different from the Republicans without changing any policy received a major blow today when they finally realized that spending all this time on the charade was taking valuable time away from lunching with lobbyists and calling their brokers.
Just hours after floating the idea of cutting $20 billion from President Bush's $142 billion request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan next year, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad was overruled by fellow Democrats Thursday.
``It's nothing that any of us are considering,'' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters.
Democratic Senator Carl Levin, in a Senate Armed Service committee meeting yesterday (2/27/07),
“These weapons (in Iraq) are coming from a state which doesn’t recognize Israel either, just like Iran doesn’t, we’ve got to try to stop weapons coming into Iraq from any source, they’re killing our troops. I agree with the comments about trying to stop them coming in from Iran. I think we have to stop them going to the Sunni insurgents, as well as to the Shia, and I was just wondering, does the military have a plan, if necessary, to go into Syria, to go the source of any weapons coming from Syria.”
But this guy is considered to be on the fringe despite what the American people want
- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced HR 1234, a bill to immediately end the United States occupation of Iraq, in the House of Representatives today. link
Let's be perfectly clear. The Dems and their leadership, the centerists, the liberal hawks, and the DLC were all for this war. As I keep saying, the Bush policy is simply a logical extenstion of the Carter Doctrine. Is there anybody not in a coma who still believes this war was not about oil and geopolitical power.
It's no accident that the Dems did so little to stop the war, block conservative judges, or to stop the assault on the American safety net. They all get paid by the same groups and industries. The obvious disdain for the American people clearly demonstrated by the Republicans is in a weird way more honest that the charade of the Democrats who talk the talk only to get elected. It's also clear that what the American people want is of little concern to most of those in Washington. We are really screwed.