The House & Senate Kneel at the feet of King George

The House of Representatives capitulated to the will of King George W. Bush and gave him the funding he needs to occupy Iraq indefinitly. With the appropriation of these funds, it is unlikely that the Democratic leadership will be able to slow the Iraq occupation and bring our troops home any time soon.

The vote was 280 – 142. The trick the leadership used was an increase in the minimum wage that Bush previously has opposed.

The legislation, totaling $500 billion, is now off to the Senate for consideration. It should be interesting to see how the Senators running for President vote on this bill.

Update: The Senate Just approved the spending bill. the vote was 80 – 14. Senator Feinstein, in her usual Libermanesque style, voted with Bush and the Republicans and Republidems on this one.

In the House, Loretta Sanchez was the only one from the OC delegation to vote against the occupation funding. Thanks Loretta, we appreciate your wisdom and support for the troops.

  3 comments for “The House & Senate Kneel at the feet of King George

  1. grouchomarxist
    May 24, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    The Democrats wimpishness contrasts with the hard-core, lock-step loyalty that the Reds had when they ran the House. The Red Menace still has bite!

  2. May 24, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Well, at least Loretta stood her ground. She voted “No”, and this voter in the 47th District is glad that she did so. At least she cares about bringing our troops home from this quagmire of someone else’s civil war that they shouldn’t be fighting.

    Thanks, Loretta.

  3. Carl Weibel
    May 26, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Yes, thank you Loretta Sanchez and Barbara Boxer! I am very disappointed with what happened, but I’m very proud of my Congresswoman and my Senator! I was also glad to see that 4 Democratic Presidential candidates (Barack Obama, Dennis Kucinich, Hillary Clinton, and Chris Dodd) voted No!

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