Daily Revolt

December 21, 2007

Democrats in Congress Surrender to Bush on War Issue

George Bush, the most unpopular President, possibly ever, has succeeded in defeating a Democratic controlled Congress on the war issue. This despite Democrats having won last November largely on the matter of Iraq:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, despite their pledges to continue pushing to end the war in Iraq, face growing pressure from their rank-and-file Democrats to focus more attention on domestic, “pocketbook” issues in the upcoming election year.

Junior Democrats describe an “Iraq fatigue” setting in among some members after dozens of successful withdrawal votes failed to drive a wedge between Republicans and President Bush on the war strategy.

The restless Democrats acknowledge the war issue remains critically important for the country, but they would like to see their leaders tone down the rhetoric and avoid showdowns with Bush over the war, wherever possible.

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