The Random Ruminations and Observations of a Curmudgeon

25 June 2006

Iraq and Repug Tactics

Case one:  9/11.  Joe Lieberman proposes Dept. of Homeland Security.  Administration poo-poos it.  Administration proposes Department of Homeland Security.  Administration configures it with a poison pill for Democrats (destruction of labor representation).  Bill passes, Democrats excoriated for opposing it.  

Result:  Credit for Department goes entirely to Republicans

Case 2: War in Iraq sinks into quagmire.  Jack Murtha (and others) propose withdrawal/redeployment.  Administration poo-poos it. Administration proposes withdrawal/redeployment….

Question for the class:  What will be the poison pill?