Nancy Pelosi Gets Ugly — Again
Speaking to the press outside the White House today, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid whined about their meeting with President Bush in advance of his Iraq strategy speech to the nation tonight. After stammering, dodging and ducking the question asked by a reporter if the Democrats would cutoff Iraq War funding — Pelosi said, “This was notification, not consultation.”
That’s right Nancy, read up on the Constitution, the President as Commander in Chief only has to notify the House and Senate of what his war plans are. You and your cut and run crowd can’t do jack and won’t. Teddy Kennedy can rant all he wants about refusing to let Bush increase troops in Iraq, but as a former President said, “The buck stops here.”
Time puts it this way,“By the time the Administration’s request for emergency funds for the war comes through next month, opponents of the surge will be in the position of having to vote against money for troops already in a war zone. And even the most outspoken critics of the Bush White House know that’s a losing proposition.”
The article is entitled: The Dems on Iraq: More Bark Than Bite by Massimo Calabresi. “But when it comes to actually taking any action to check Bush’s war powers, there’s not much bark to the Democrats’ bite. Which raises the question: will Democrats use their new power to rein in what they say is an overreaching president? Or will they choose to continue what proved to be a successful political strategy when they were in the minority: criticizing the administration for unpopular policies while avoiding taking action themselves that could prove equally unpopular?”
The Democratic leadership should just head back up the hill and continue to fulfill it’s first 100 hours of legislative crap. They accused the Republicans of being the “do-nothing congress” — the Democrats will prove to be the “do-little congress”.
Posted: 1337PST 01/10/07