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Three Native Rhode Islanders Commenting From the Right on Politics and Anything Else

Harry Reid’s Slumber Party

Posted by Ryan on July 18, 2007

The Senate Dems staged an all-night session to grandstand on Iraq and it failed.  After all the hot air, Harry “The Body” Reid’s stunt did not get enough Republican votes for the 60 votes needed for cloture, with a 52-47 vote on stopping debate.  Reid didn’t even authorize this bill from being debated on a later date!  Essentially, it was a self-imposed filibuster that never needed to happen.  Predictably, they tried to blame Republicans for everything, but this is a Reid and Democrat failure.  If the American people really wanted this to happen, it would have happened, just like the immigration nonsense from a month ago. 

With even a Zogby poll saying that 83% of over 1000 likely voters are displeased with the Democrat controlled Congress, I’m actually still very shocked that the Democrats are still glued to the left-wing fringe that keeps harping on them about cut-and-running in Iraq (by the way that’s a 17% approval rating).  I believe that most Americans are tired of the Iraq War, but I also believe that we’re smart enough to believe that a preciptious exit will be ugly, as we’re just as likely to be in Iraq fighting Iran or al Qaeda again a few years down the road anyway. 

But, the way the Dems are handling this is insane:  threaten to defund the war, trying to force our troops home by running the war as a committee (always a bad idea), threatening to pull the rug out from under Petraeus before he’s done, and all while not following through on any of it!  

How must they feel after this news today about AL QAEDA’s senior member in Iraq being captured and interrogated by US troops?  I thought Iraq was a distraction from the War on Terror?  You can’t win with these people, but I just hope these people won’t be able to win next year!

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