December 17, 2005

So Where Did the Idea for THIS Come From?

Filed under: OH-02 US House,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 2:24 pm


When things like this happen, it’s really hard to swallow the “conventional wisdom” that the person who inspired this is “haunted” (the headline in the print edition of the linked article included that word–a different headline is being used at the online link).

UPDATE: In what surely must be a coincidence (HT OpiniPundit):

For the second time in as many months, the House rejected calls for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq with a vote Friday that Democrats said was politically driven and designed by Republicans to limit debate on the war.

In a 279-109 vote, the GOP-controlled House approved a resolution saying the chamber is committed “to achieving victory in Iraq” and that setting an “artificial timetable” would be “fundamentally inconsistent with achieving victory.”

Democrats voted against the resolution by a roughly two-to-one margin, underlining splits within the party over alternatives to President Bush’s Iraq war policies. Thirty-four of them voted “present,” a rarely used option that signals neither support nor opposition.

So there’s near unanimity against cut-and-run (403-3 four weeks ago), and 64% for achieving victory (assuming all non-voters and “presents” get treated as no votes). Sounds like the debate over Iraq is over to me. Just win, baby.

And of course the 2nd District Congresswoman’s House floor speech had nothing, NOTHING to do with these results. (/sarcasm)



  1. Gee, I know I’ve heard that before… can’t quite put my finger on it, though.

    Comment by Eric Kephas — December 17, 2005 @ 3:25 pm

  2. I’m sure my grandfather would have been extremely peeved to have seen what the Dems have turned into.

    Comment by meep — December 18, 2005 @ 5:24 am

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