by populistamerica, Sat Mar 04, 2006 at 10:19:12 AM EST
by skeptic06, Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 08:40:45 AM EST
Just a couple in the Senate, to be strictly accurate. Among those Dems with actual votes that might have been cast against actual cloture motions.
Read them and weep:
If Democrats can't stand up on something like this when the president's poll numbers are 34 percent, I just wonder how much right we have to govern this country. You've got to show people you believe in something, not just that you're gaming the issues.
The final vote is in, and the Dem capitulation is almost total: 95-4, Feingold joined by Byrd, Jeffords and Harkin, Inouye not voting.
It's a paradox that deserves a name: In order to fight the taunt of being weak on national security, the Democrats have to be weak on national security.
The phrasing could be snappier, but general thrust is hard to deny. Sez me.
Update [2006-3-2 23:59:54 by skeptic06]:
Just for posterity's sake - I jumped the gun. The RCV noted was on the Sununu fig-leaf bill. The main bill HR 3199 has no fewer than four votes culminating in the vote on the conference report (#26-29 inclusive). I'm not inclined to parse them now - fun for a wet Sunday afternoon, possibly...
by skeptic06, Tue Feb 28, 2006 at 12:37:10 PM EST
by populistamerica, Sun Feb 26, 2006 at 10:08:58 AM EST
by skeptic06, Thu Feb 23, 2006 at 01:26:48 PM EST
The debate starts again in the Senate on Monday. As I discussed before, a cloture motion will be moved on Tuesday.
An indication of the way the vote is likely to go comes with the cloture vote on the motion to proceed - which passed 96-3.
I think it's a lost cause. Don Russello Feingold astride Rosinante giving that windmill one hell of a lancing.
But I know how you guys are such suckers for lost causes, being Dem supporters and all [that's J-o-k-e...], so you may wish to call or fax your senators, just to experience that superior kind of Hill brushoff once more.