PoliBlog: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts


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  1. It’s best to choose your fights and expend energy in an efficient manner. The thing was going to pass regardless so why not speed things up and let it get to the President quickly, he will veto it, and then get back to a realistic version without the garbage of withdrawal dates.

    Now if congressional Dems will get serious and quit trying to score cheap points we might get a bill that will get signed.

    Comment by Steven Plunk — Thursday, March 29, 2007 @ 11:09 am

  2. I read somewhere (I forget where) that the Republicans had resigned themselves to passing the bill and letting the President do “the heavy lifting” on this one.

    Comment by Jan — Thursday, March 29, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

  3. Clearly, the real showdown here will be over spinach.

    Comment by MSS — Thursday, March 29, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

  4. A guess: the timing is the important thing. 47 could tie up the entire bill indefinitely, but that would effectively block the funding for the troop surge and leave the Republicans at risk for looking like they’re stopping troop funding.

    More importantly, no new funding bill would be up for debate while the delay goes on. This way, things move to the same type of collision much sooner, increasing the chance that a new bill can be formed and the troops funded in a semi-timely manner.

    Comment by Steven L. — Thursday, March 29, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

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