The battle in the House

by Sal on November 20, 2005

in Politics

Much has been said of Friday’s vote on an Immediate pullout of troops from Iraq. Democrats are claiming victory, the liberal blogosphere is ecstatic that they “didn’t fall for the Republican’s trap), and the media is painting it as a failed attempt to divide the Democratic party.

What has really happened, however, is that the Democratic argument against Bush and the war has been sufficiently neutered. No longer will Democratic congressmen be able to call for pullout. The Republicans also have renewed the same fodder they had against John Kerry last year – the flip-flop. Democrats who were calling for a pullout voted en masse against a resolution that would have called for the pullout. At the same time, the Republicans succeeded in sending a clear message to the world – that we are staying the course. The Republicans are the big winners here, and the Democrats are the big losers — they just don’t know it yet.

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Mike November 21, 2005 at 8:46 am

Of course they still they won Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004

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