Saturday, February 17, 2007

Senate GOPers block anti-surge resolution. Again.

You've got to hand it to Republicans in the U.S. Senate: they sure do know how to illustrate where they stand. And it's not with the American public. Today, for the second time in two weeks, the GOP managed to block a vote on a non-binding resolution opposing the addition of 21,000+ troops in Iraq. You can read the Reuters news link here. From the article:
Senate Republican leaders say they oppose considering measures denouncing Bush's Iraq strategy unless Democrats also agree to allow a vote on a Republican-backed proposal forbidding a cutoff of funding to U.S. troops.
Democrats now control the Committee seats. If they're smart, they'll retaliate by preventing all GOP legislation from even coming up in Committee until the GOP plays ball and allows Democratic legislation to get an up-or-down vote. Unfortunately, there aren't enough smart Democrats in either chamber of Congress to do that. Never mind that for twelve years, the Republican Party completely shut them out of the legislative process.

But I digress. This ought to signal to the American public that as long as Republicans retain even a hint of power, they will continue using it to screw things up for the country.

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