Well that little surrender of yours on the Iraq supplemental was quite effective. Bush just went on TV, praised how all of your bad un-American ideas were struck from the bill, and then he told the country that you still have too much pork in the bill.
So, basically, he just made fools of you. He attacked, you caved in order to stop the attack, and he attacked again. No one could have predicted that.
Speaking of being made a fool, let’s hear from Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA). Congressman Moran thinks that if we just cave enough to the Republicans, they’ll stop being mean to us. From Congressional Quarterly:
Democrats were particularly worried about the prospect of Bush declaring at wreath-laying ceremonies that “Democrats have stopped resources for the troops,” said Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala.
“The problem is that we have to provide money for the troops, and if we don’t, the Democrats will be blamed,” added Rep. James P. Moran, D-Va., a war opponent. “Bush has the bully pulpit, so he will define who is responsible.”
Is he joking? Bush is going to call us names, so we’d better cave so that he doesn’t call us names. First, you’re a big boy, you can handle Bush calling you names. I don’t think it’s a fair trade off, congressman, sending 200,000 American troops to die for a lie because you’re afraid of being called names. Second, you honestly think that Bush and the Republicans are going to stop questioning your patriotism so long as you cave to them on every issue? Are you high?
You caved, and now he’s bashing you again. The only one surprised is you.