Round Two

Round Two. House passes Iraq funds bill Bush would veto.

This WaPo story reminds me of something I heard last month during a discussion about the war.

House Republican moderates, in a remarkably blunt White House meeting, warned President Bush this week that his pursuit of the war in Iraq is risking the future of the Republican Party and that he cannot count on GOP support for many more months.

A few of weeks ago I covered a discussion between Rep. David Price and several precinct chairs and active Democrats opposed to the war.
Price says showdown looming over war funding (Carrboro Citizen, April 18, 2007)

At one point -- one of those 'look, this is the deal' moments you have during such roundtables -- Price said the end will come when GOP representatives pay a visit down the street.

“I don’t know what the tipping point is,” he said. “[The war] probably will end when a bunch of Republicans march down Pennsylvania Avenue and tell him he’s going to end it.”

And the congressman added: “We’d like to hasten that day.”

Perhaps that's what we're starting to see. There's an interesting few comments about polling data shared in the meeting with Bush.

Davis, a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, also presented Bush dismal polling figures to dramatize just how perilous the party's position is, participants said. Davis would not disclose details, saying the exchange was private. Others warned Bush that his personal credibility on the war is all but gone.

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Trent Lott isn't very happy with them

Tonight on CNN he said this,

SEN. TRENT LOTT (R-MS), MINORITY WHIP: The thing that concerned me about that is that they went over there and had this frank discussion with the president which could have been very positive, then they came out and started talking about it. You know they broke one of the cardinal rules, in my opinion, if they had kept their mouths shut, their value of speaking candidly would have been worth a lot more.

( emphasis mine )

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

How can you speak candidly

if your mouth is shut? ;)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Guess that's what they've been doing

for the past 13 years! Now I understand.... ; )

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Joe Bagadonuts and Jane Whozit

When they are sitting in front of their TVs one night and Joe turns to Jane and say "You know, we gotta get outta Iraq. This is just too much like Vietnam, it's never going to end well." THEN, the war will end.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

God, isn't that happening?

I mean, every Joe Bagadonuts I talk to says that.

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My darling girl, when will you understand that 'normal' isn't necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage." - Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic