March 15, 2007
The New Anti-War Math
Everybody is already talking about the new Democratic Iraq surrender plans (I think this makes numbers 16 and 17, according to the count by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY, 84%), and we have little to add -- just one amusing giggle that symbolizes the lucklessness of the Democrats as they struggle through les cent jours...
The Democrats are desperate to lose the war, quick, before we accidentally win it. But they've already wrong-footed, judging from the boneheaded response by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Caesar's Palace, 100%) to McConnell:
But Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said passage of the withdrawal measure "would be absolutely fatal to our mission in Iraq" - and he sought to rebut Democratic supporters with their own words.
He quoted Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada as saying in 2005 that setting a timeline was "not a wise decision because it only empowers those who don't want us there, and it doesn't work well to do that."
That was McConnell's jab plus right cross; here is Reid's attempted block:
"To take a statement that I made five years ago, to think that things haven't changed in five years is without any degree of sensibility," he responded to McConnell a few moments later on the Senate floor.
Five years? From 2005 to 2007? I think Harry Reid must be punch drunk!
The judges just called that round for the Right corner. Now let's see whether the Democrats can even get a bare majority on the House bill, let alone get anywhere near 17 Republicans, like last time. (The Senate is drawing dead on its own plan, to muddle up the boxing metaphor; there is no way they can even get 60 senators to shut down debate and call a vote.)
Has the 110th Congress passed any actual legislation? I don't believe they've even raised the minimum wage yet, as far as I know.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, March 15, 2007, at the time of 7:06 AM
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The following hissed in response by: Dick E
I think you meant les cent heures. Although the Dems probably now wish it had been jours.
The following hissed in response by: kimsch
Harry Reid also doesn't seem to realize that if he made that statement five it would have been in March 2002, a full year before we went to Iraq (this time)
The above hissed in response by: kimsch at March 15, 2007 8:52 AM
The following hissed in response by: charlotte
If two years in Repub and normal person time equal five years Dem time, then maybe the anti-school choice and NEA union supporting donks will be 2 1/2 years late to the ’08 election?
We can take away their grade school calculators and hope, can’t we?
The following hissed in response by: Fritz
Oh now Dafydd, you are being very cruel to point out how mathmatically challenged Sen. Reid is. You are loosing political correctness points, and as you well know, in the politically correct world such things don't matter. We are all right all the time. That way our poor little egos are never bruised. I suppose that is why the Democrats invented political correctness. That way they never have to admit they were wrong or say they are sorry.
The following hissed in response by: Big D
Unfortunately the five year mistake is the least factually challenged part of the current Democrat thinking.
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