Sunday, September 23, 2007

Helpful advice for Harry Reid

From the Left Coaster:

If Reid now knows that the Senate GOP will keep playing this game, he needs to cobble together one omnibus alternative that includes Webb-Hagel and whatever mission change proposal from Reed or Salazar or whomever has the whip hand at the time. He needs to try one more time with this as the one and only alternative to the "blank check" rubber stamp. And when McConnell filibusters this, then walk away and let the Senate GOP filibuster until hell freezes over.

When Bush begins to bellow about how it is the Senate's job to send him something he can sign, Reid should immediately correct him and say that it is not the Senate's job to be a rubber stamp, but rather to protect American troops and our national security, a responsibility that Bush has abandoned.

Exactly right. Use this to hang the GOP. Hopefully, last week was a learning experience for Senate Democrats. Don't try bipartisanship with a bunch of party-before-country pod people. And avoid any and all political traps laid by the pod people (the MoveOn vote, anyone?). If the pod people can't give a crap about the troops or an unpopular war, make sure that the American public knows about it. Let them own this mess.

Via the Middle Earth Journal.