Friday, November 16, 2007

Of All the Charlie Browns in the World

Our current Democratic Congress leaders are the Charlie Browniest.

Nearly a year after anti-war voters put them in power, congressional Democrats remain unable to pass legislation ordering troops home from Iraq. Frustrated by Republican roadblocks, Democrats now plan to sit on President Bush's $196 billion request for war spending until next year — pushing the Pentagon toward an accounting nightmare and deepening their conflict with the White House on the war.

No word on whether they're going to literally pump their fingers in their earholes and close their eyes and scream, "Not listening! Not listening!" Whenever someone mentions the war.

Now, if there's one thing the GOP leadership still can do right (which would be exactly one more than the Dems have got), its to demagogue the opposition to death as weak on terror, unsupportive of the troops.

It's like they literally handed Dick Cheney an axe and then laid down neck-first on the chopping block.

They can't even get the spin right, as pathetic as that effort would be in the best of cases:

"We're going to continue to do the right thing for the American people by having limited accountability for the president and not a blank check," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

That "having limited accountability for the president" seems to reveal more of the truth than Reid perhaps intended.