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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Antiwar Democrats Flailing-- Show Voting

"Show Voting"- Political bills that have no chance of passing, simply held as a public show.

With the recent good news from Iraq that even the NYT rag was forced to start reporting, and the political progress that has occurred over the last few months in Iraq, it is political suicide for the Democratic politicians to continue to try to force America to surrender in a battle that we are undoubtedly, finally winning.

Just to show readers how badly the Democratic politicians are reading the "public" by pandering to their far left extremists base, the latest CNN/Opinion Poll, conducted in February, asks this question:

"In general, do you think the U.S. military is or is not making progress in improving conditions in Iraq and bringing an end to the violence in that country?"

52% of the respondents said is, the U.S. military IS making progress and improving conditions in Iraq and bringing an end to violence in that country.

45% said is not.

Compare that to the same questions asked on 8/6-8/07 and you see that 49% had said is not and 47% said is.

The American public is seeing the progress and noticing it.... the Democratic politicians are also, but have allowed themselves to be owned by the far far left so they have to pander to them.

The Democratic politicians have a problem though, the anti-war base that they have pandered to for so long is demanding payment for their support and in what will be the fifth failed attempt at cutting off funds for American troops to withdraw in 120 days, the Democratic politicians will hold a vote today, Tuesday on a pair of bills by Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) that would yank the military’s funding in Iraq in 120 days.

The reason I say failed attempt?

Because they already admit, before holding the vote, that it will fail.

Once again spending time and our taxpayer monies on a vote that has no chance, which they admit, to actually pass and become law. THAT is a "Show Vote".

Despite the unpopularity of the war, the votes will give Republicans and their presumptive nominee, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the opportunity to accuse Senate Democrats of trying to choke off funding when there are signs of military progress in Baghdad. McCain is making his support for the war a centerpiece of his presidential platform heading into November.

The withdrawal measure is certain to fail Tuesday, and would mark the fifth time it has been rejected by the Senate in the 110th Congress.

The hesitation in talking about Iraq marks a dramatic shift from last year, when Democrats held continual Iraq votes to put pressure on centrist Republicans to distance themselves from President Bush’s sagging popularity and back troops withdrawals.

The whole thing is nothing more than a "show vote", putting on a show, albeit a short one, for their Code Pink and MoveOn base to keep them happy and to offer a "claim" that they are still trying to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory.

It is a pathetic attempt and knowing it will fail they are already planning to take the vote and as quickly as possible to move on to the economy.

Even though Democrats are not shy about pointing to March 19, the five-year anniversary of the start of the war, they are not eager about holding this week’s votes on Iraq because they know they could be used by Republicans looking for more ammunition against their candidates, aides say. As soon as the votes end, the chamber will immediately turn to a bill aimed at easing the housing crunch, which — unlike the Iraq measures — Democrats plan to talk about at length this week, including after their policy luncheon Tuesday afternoon.

As the article in the AP points out, the Democrats are flailing and as they put it, "deliberating their next step in trying to rebuild anti-war momentum."

In there lies the problem.

Only the hardcore, bury their heads in the sand, Code Pink/MoveOn diehards, still obsess over the war in Iraq, but since reports have consistently shown amazing political and military progress in Iraq, the moderates, the blue dogs, the independents and the conservatives are all aware of the progress and the anti-war Democratic politicians feel the need to "rebuild anti-war momentum".

Another reason for this bill coming up and to be voted on before moving on to do their actual jobs, would be paying off a bribe or two.

According to aides, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who co-sponsored Feingold's proposal, agreed to stage Tuesday's vote in exchange for Feingold's earlier support of a defense policy bill. The measure is expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to pass.

So, Reid bribed Feingold to get him to vote on the defense policy bill and is more than willing to have a "show vote" to pay off that bribe.

Thats our Democratic politicians, never letting us down in regards to showing us exactly how corrupt and incompetent they really are!!!

So, they will hold their "show vote", it will fail as they already knew before holding it that it would, and they move on to another strategy.

I will bring you the roll call of how badly they failed as soon as they hold the vote and it is put online.

(Hat tip to A Newt One)