Monday, December 03, 2007

Reid Ready to Cave on War-funding

A little posturing for the nutroots, and then back to reality. This is via Politico:

Reid said Monday that the Senate still might take up a war funding bill before Christmas, and Democrats were still trying to find a compromise so it doesn't look like they've caved in to the White House on troop funding. Democrats are considering tweaking troop withdrawal language to lure a few more GOP supporters so the Senate could achieve a 60-vote filibuster-proof margin.

"I think we'll address war funding this month," Reid said.

This political dance has been ongoing since last fall, with the Dems pretending to be against the war, but fearful of being seen not supporting the troops. It would be so simple to not be ashamed to be patriots, but these antics seems to be all that works in Washington these days.

Thanks to Michael Goldfarb.