Monday, May 21, 2007
The media has been reporting for months that those "brave" Downies in Congress, in resisting enacting a war funding measure for our troops, are just following the dictates of the American people, even as their support drops to 29%. "We want a timeline," yelled the Downie leadership. No money without it, they said.
Downies must've read those polls, because they have caved - the money will be passed, without a timeline.
Dems Set War Bill Without Iraq Timeline
In grudging concessions to President Bush, Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and shorn of at least some of the billions they want for domestic programs, officials said Monday.
The legislation would include the first federal minimum wage increase in more than a decade, a top priority for the Democrats who took control of Congress in January, the officials added.
While details remain subject to change, the measure is designed to close the books by Friday on a bruising struggle between Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress over the war. It would provide funds for military operations in Iraq through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.
So, the concession (actually, a loss) is "grudging" and "closes the books" on the "bruising struggle" between the President and Downies.
If Downies had won, it would claimed as such. A loss is a loss is a loss is a loss. Only the media - and the Downies - won't describe it as such. It is almost as if the losing team in the Super Bowl claimed that they came within 3 touchdowns of winning the damn thing.