The Senate Circus

by Sal on February 7, 2007

in Politics

It’s interesting to watch the circus going on in the Senate right now.  Monday, Senate Republicans in an unusually unified move blocked the debating of the Iraq non-binding resolution from going to the floor because the Democrats refused to allow Republcian resolutions to be debated along side as an alternative, as well as refusing to allow any amendments (of course, the Drive-by media framed this as the Republicans being obstructionist and stifling debate;  See Reuters, NYTimes – funny how they did not say this about the Democrats when it came to Bush-appointed judges).  Only two Republican Senators — Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MI) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) voted with the Democrats, while Sen. Lieberman (I-CT) voted with the Republicans. 

The Republicans also wanted to include a separate resolution that would state that the Senate had no intention of cutting funding.  Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), in arguing that the resolution was pointless, said “There isn’t a Democrat here that wants to take monies away from the troops.”  Oh Really? 

It appears that several Democrat Senators, including Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Barak Hussein Obama (D-IL), and others are looking to attach troop withdrawals to the spending supplemental requested by the President.  Meanwhile, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) is indicating that he favors cutting funding from the war.  It appears Sen. Reid is having trouble keeping his caucus in line, while Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is so far showing great leadership.  The circus in the Senate is entertaining to watch, until one stops and recalls that what is going on in the Senate could very well have a negative impact on the war effort, the safety and morale of our troops in Iraq, and embolden the enemy to just keep chipping away at our will to win the war on terror. 

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The Dude February 7, 2007 at 8:04 am

Nice, very nice….. I always wanted a great way to describe the Senate and the word “circus” is perfect. Also, Harry Reid in my opinion is a weak, stiff necked coward and it scares me to think he represents the majority….


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