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Jumping the shark
Posted by: McQ on Monday, April 02, 2007

Interesting poll data on the supplemental spending bill which Democrats have yet to take to committee before sending it to the President:
The new polling data, conducted March 25-27 for the Republican National Committee by Public Opinion Strategies, also found that 64 percent of voters oppose Democrats’ decision to include billions in unrelated domestic spending in the recent Iraq War supplemental.

The strategist also pointed to the poll’s finding that by a 50 percent to 40 percent margin Democrats stand to take the blame for any potential funding shortfalls should Bush veto the spending bill. The White House has issued a veto threat over provisions in the bill setting a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq as well as the domestic earmarks.
That's because a) the public still remembers all the bluff and bluster from Democrats about ending pork and the culture of corruption, and b) when Congress and the President go head-to-head on funding issues, Congress usually looses. Recall, if you will, who took the blame when Clinton vetoed the budget and the government was 'shut down'. Now instead of government workers being the one's effected, consider that scenario with the troops, who the Democrats claim to support, being the effected population.

Yeah, good luck with that Dems.
 
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Politicians are not elected to shift with the political winds, but do what is right for the country. In this case public opinion and what is right coincide. Unfortunately the public has a short attention span and even shorter memory. Remember when Bill Clinton shut down the government, Newt Gingrich and the Republicans were blamed.

This is the start of a Blitzkrieg of Democratic attacks on Bush Policies.
“Even as their confrontation with President Bush over Iraq escalates, emboldened congressional Democrats are challenging the White House on a range of issues — such as unionization of airport security workers and the loosening of presidential secrecy orders — with even more dramatic showdowns coming soon. Democrats To Widen Conflict With Bush” Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer
The Democrats have declared war against the administration. Truth may be the first casualty of war, the troops in the field surely will be the second.
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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Recall, if you will, who took the blame when Clinton vetoed the budget and the government was ’shut down’.
Yes, I do. The Republicans took the blame.

Why do you think that’s going to work any differently this time?
 
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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Yes, I do. The Republicans took the blame.
The Congress took the blame and that’s normally where blame lands in these sorts of dust ups whether the Congress is Dem or Rep.
 
Written By: McQ
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