Thursday, July 12, 2007


(Results of Pew Research Center poll: 3/26/07)

The item below comes from the Talking Points Memo (TPM) "Happy Hour Roundup":

House Passes Iraq Withdrawal Bill — Only Four Republicans Defect The House just passed a bill sponsored by Dem Rep. Ike Skelton that would force redeployment of U.S. troops to begin within 120 days and complete redeployment by April 1, 2008. While the vote was good news for Dems in that it garnered more supporters than previous measures — it passed 223-201 — an astonishingly low number of four Republicans defected to support it. It's unclear whether a similar measure will be taken up by the Senate. --gs

I know I made a comment half-jokingly in my previous post about Republican Congress folk being afraid of ruffling Rove's feathers, but exactly how out of step with the American electorate are these people?

When a majority of voters express dissatisfaction with the current strategy and many of those want us out (if not immediately, at least in the next year) how can their elected representatives block every attempt to give them what they want? Is this "supporting the troops" by any stretch of the imagination?
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