Shorter Democratic-led House: “What’s that, Mr. Bush? You want us to bend over AGAIN on the one issue that got us in power? Sure thing!”:
House Democratic leaders could complete work as soon as Monday on a half-trillion-dollar spending package that will include billions of dollars for the war effort in Iraq without the timelines for the withdrawal of combat forces that President Bush has refused to accept, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said yesterday.
In a complicated deal over the war funds, Democrats will include about $11 billion more in domestic spending than Bush has requested, emergency drought relief for the Southeast and legislation to address the subprime mortgage crisis, Hoyer told a meeting of the Washington Post editorial board.
If the bargain were to become law, it would be the third time since Democrats took control of Congress that they would have failed to force Bush to change course in Iraq and continued to fund a war that they have repeatedly vowed to end.
If anyone in the private sector took this approach to their promises they’d go broke rather quickly. How much more proof is needed that these people don’t give a fuck?
“The way you pass appropriations bills is you get agreement among all the relevant players, among which the president with his veto pen is a very relevant player,” Hoyer said. “Everybody knows he has no intention of signing anything without money for Iraq, unfettered, without constraints. I think that’s ultimately going to be the result.”
Your party runs congress, you idiot, you don’t have to pass anything to STOP something you don’t want, just deliberately fail to offer or take seriously such a bill. It’s not like the flood of outlandish propaganda calling you obstructionist hippies that hate America is going to stop if you play nice, if you can’t screw ‘em on this one issue then what was the point of winning the elections?
They run on ending the war & restraining Bush’s panic-driven authoritarian impulses, and instead roll over for yet more spending — from someone who makes LBJ look like a tightwad already. Pissed yet?