From Pine View Farm

Gnashing of Teeth 4

Here in the left blogosphere, there is gnashing of teeth over this:

In grudging concessions to President Bush, Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and shorn of billions of dollars in spending on domestic programs, officials said yesterday.

But, as Von Bismarck said, “Politics is the art of the possible.”

The forces of truth, justice, and the American Way
do not have the votes to overturn a veto from the Current Federal Administrator. They are thereby limited to gestures.

And our elected representatives incongruously assembled can only do so much in the face of duplicitous intransigence.

But even gestures have meaning. I get the feeling that the Current Federal Administrator really sort of short-circuits at the idea that anyone might take issues with his pronouncements from on high.



  1. Karen

    May 22, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    When I saw that article, I mentally had a few choice words for them, I won’t put them down here (although I know you wouldn’t be shocked). Then I thought about it.

    Still, the rollover gets to me.

  2. Frank

    May 23, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    It’s kind of a case that you can only do what you can do. If the Democrats try to go to the mat, what do they get?

    Nada. Maybe less than nada.

    And, frankly, I don’t understand the upset that some of my acquaintances (and by that I do mean persons I have actually met in person, rather than electronically) have about dealing with real politik.

  3. Karen

    May 29, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    2 things:

    1) I hears somewhere, that GB is trying to figure out how to reduce the troop numbers over there without looking like a bozo.

    2) Cindy Sheehan has gotten disgusted with all of it and is packing it all in.

  4. Linda

    May 31, 2007 at 2:28 am

    As to Cindy Sheehan. A lot of people didn’t like her way of doing things, but her letter is worth reading. It’s very emotional and very…well lets just say that it made me very sad