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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 08:14 PM
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7. They could've not passed anything. They could've sent up the same bill over & over...
... They had options, and chose the worst of all of them. They are blameworthy for that.

I don't go nearly so far as everyone else around here seems to on the I-hate-Democrats tip, but they definitely deserve the low approval ratings they've been getting lately.

And also for not backing up their subpoenas with Inherent Contempt action.
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  -Democrats Didn't Have the Votes to End the War liberalpragmatist  Jun-18-07 08:06 PM   #0 
  - They DID, however, have the power to delay funding...  derby378   Jun-18-07 08:08 PM   #1 
  - Again, they didn't have to vote to end the war all they had to do was let Bush's veto  dflprincess   Jun-18-07 08:08 PM   #2 
  - They didn't have to deliver a bill at all!  BobRossi   Jun-18-07 08:09 PM   #3 
  - "No money, no war"? Under rule by signing statement?  pat_k   Jun-19-07 03:13 AM   #34 
  - Bullshit. It only takes 41 votes in the Senate to stop funding the OCCUPATION.  TahitiNut   Jun-18-07 08:11 PM   #4 
  - Can you explain that?  WilliamPitt   Jun-18-07 08:39 PM   #17 
     - It takes 60 votes for cloture. 41 votes blocks cloture. Filibuster funding w/o exit.  TahitiNut   Jun-18-07 08:48 PM   #20 
        - Judging by the Sounding Of The Crickets, Apparently Not  TheWatcher   Jun-19-07 03:06 AM   #32 
        - Thank you for explaining that.  Le Taz Hot   Jun-19-07 04:33 AM   #35 
           - You're certainly welcome, Taz. No matter how many times this FACT is presented ...  TahitiNut   Jun-19-07 11:59 AM   #38 
  - I couldn't disagree more.  Joe for Clark   Jun-18-07 08:12 PM   #5 
  - of course we do have enough votes to end the war  SergeyDovlatov   Jun-18-07 08:12 PM   #6 
  - They could've not passed anything. They could've sent up the same bill over & over...  BlooInBloo   Jun-18-07 08:14 PM   #7 
  - De-authorize the war.  mmonk   Jun-18-07 08:14 PM   #8 
  - OP should be titled "Gutless Congress Opts to Continue Occupation" n/t  BushDespiser12   Jun-18-07 08:15 PM   #9 
  - "Grandma, why didn't anyone stop the war criminal Bush?"  Solly Mack   Jun-18-07 08:16 PM   #10 
  - Thank you for your sense of realism. No flames here (nt)  ih8thegop   Jun-18-07 08:26 PM   #11 
  - The Republicans have no trouble voting the party line  thunder rising   Jun-18-07 08:31 PM   #13 
     - Actually, Democratic unity this Congress exceeds Republican unity  liberalpragmatist   Jun-18-07 08:35 PM   #14 
  - They chose to collaborate with the Blue Dogs and Bush and make excuses.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-18-07 08:30 PM   #12 
  - Yes they do.  BuyingThyme   Jun-18-07 08:37 PM   #15 
  - We had to blink because the GOP wasn't going to?  sampsonblk   Jun-18-07 08:39 PM   #16 
  - I'm not optimistic that such a strategy would have worked  liberalpragmatist   Jun-18-07 08:53 PM   #22 
  - Each event affects the next  sampsonblk   Jun-19-07 11:23 AM   #37 
  - Nancy's "off the table" edict doomed them to impotent gesture. . .  pat_k   Jun-19-07 03:04 AM   #31 
  - Naughty, naughty! Flying in the face of DU Orthodoxy. Minority opinions are not appreciated.  elocs   Jun-18-07 08:45 PM   #18 
  - Nice vitriol  Moochy   Jun-18-07 08:47 PM   #19 
  - Pragmatism, eh?  Telly Savalas   Jun-18-07 10:35 PM   #29 
  - i agree and i would hope that dems would quit  ellenfl   Jun-18-07 08:50 PM   #21 
  - I am pissed over impeachment is off the table  MissWaverly   Jun-18-07 08:53 PM   #23 
  - Agree.  Xap   Jun-18-07 09:10 PM   #24 
  - You dishonor my troops  thunder rising   Jun-18-07 09:28 PM   #25 
     - Hardly.  Xap   Jun-18-07 09:50 PM   #27 
  - no flames BUT ...  welshTerrier2   Jun-18-07 09:49 PM   #26 
  - Even so, they owed it to the voters to voice their votes. IMHO  spanone   Jun-18-07 09:53 PM   #28 
  - They have the votes to impeach.  pat_k   Jun-19-07 02:48 AM   #30 
  - America The Apologists.  TheWatcher   Jun-19-07 03:08 AM   #33 
     - Wow, I had a different response.  avrdream   Jun-19-07 04:51 AM   #36 
 

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