Feb 22 2007

Democrat’s May Lose Senate Majority

Published by at 9:09 pm under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

I stated, right after the November elections, that the two most powerful people in the country were now President Bush and Senator Joe Lieberman. After being dumped by his party in the primary, Lieberman felt so strongly about our efforts in Iraq and the ME, and how those efforts played towards the security of Israel, that Lieberman held the balance of power in the Senate and was stronger the Harry Ried, if push came to shove. The push has come to shove now that the Democrats are going all out to cripple our military’s resources and effectiveness in Iraq in order to force a surrender of Iraq to al Qaeda:

Key U.S. Senate Democrats are preparing a proposal to start bringing U.S. combat troops home from Iraq by rewriting Congress’ 2002 authorization for the war, which many now view as a mistake, aides said on Thursday.

Undeterred by Senate Republicans who halted a non-binding resolution opposing President George W. Bush’s troop buildup in Iraq, the Democrats are determined to challenge Bush anew by replacing the 2002 authorization of force in Iraq with a narrower mission statement for U.S. troops, the aides said.

The newly defined U.S. mission would involve denying terrorists a safe haven in Iraq, training Iraqi troops and helping Iraqis protect their own borders, said one Democratic aide. The proposal would be binding and a draft calls for U.S. troops not involved in the narrower mission to come home by early 2008, he said.

There are 139,000 U.S. troops currently in Iraq; lawmakers would rely on the U.S. military to tell them how many would be needed for the narrower mission, the aides said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The proposal is being drafted by Michigan Sen. Carl Levin, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and their staffs — with the blessing of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, the aides said.

I have never seen a more determined set of losers in my life. But their obsession in losing Iraq to prove Bush was wrong has consumed them to the point of recklessness. The fact the Dems could care less about how losing Iraq would effect this country’s future security makes it clear they could probably care less if they pushed Lieberman to another decision point – one he is more than willing and able to make. A poine he reiterated publically today – giving the Dems fair warning they are treading on politically disasterous ground (like they aren’t already with the American people?):

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut told the Politico on Thursday that he has no immediate plans to switch parties, but suggested Democratic opposition to funding the war in Iraq might change his mind.

Lieberman, a registered independent who caucuses with Democrats, has been among the strongest supporters of the war and President Bush’s plan to send another 21,500 combat troops into Iraq to help quell the violence there.

“I have no desire to change parties,” Lieberman said in a telephone interview. “If that ever happens, it is because I feel the majority of Democrats have gone in a direction that I don’t feel comfortable with.”

This is not Lieberman’s first warning to the Dems. He made a very clear statement back in December there were limits to his support of his old party. I am not sure how many more warnings the Dems are going to get, I would say this is the last one. Murtha’s plan to ‘bleed’ our military out of Iraq is just one of many clear indications the Dems want to cripple our war effort. If the Murtha bill and this new bill pass the two houses, be ready for Joe to stop warning and take clear and decisive action. BTW, he would make a great VP on a Republican ticket, in my humble opinion. Heck, I could vote for him for President if he joined the Reps. He would be another ex-dem who made it to the top by going Rep. Just like the conservative icon Ronald Wilson Reagan. Of course my dream candidate is Condi Rice, and my list of acceptable candidates is limited to Guiliani and Romney and a few others. My wild card candidate is Michael Steele.

35 responses so far

35 Responses to “Democrat’s May Lose Senate Majority”

  1. Retired Spook says:

    Merlin, you own one of these?

    Powered by a 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction motor, the Roadster can go 130 mph and does 0-60 in about 4 seconds, all completely silent.

    Hell, no wonder you’re always making trips to the hospital.

    Nissan doesn’t make a bad automobile. One of the best cars I ever had was one of the original 240Z’s when it was still had the Datsun nameplate. I’ll never forget a trip I made from Pensacola, FL, to Fort Wayne, IN. in the early 70’s. I filled up on the north edge of Pensacola for, get this, $.189/gallon (lowest price I EVER paid for gas), made two additional gas stops, picking up a sandwich and coffee from a vending machine both times. I left Pensacola at 1:15 PM and pulled into my driveway at 15 past midnight. The only car that passed me the whole trip was an Alabama State Police car, and he was obviously after bigger (or faster) fish. 862 miles — you do the math.

  2. Retired Spook says:

    Tonight’s unveiling was also an invitation to purchase the Roadster when it is released in mid-2007 (for about $80,000-$120,000).

    Merlin, you must have gotten a prototype, right?

  3. lurker9876 says:

    “you’re comfortable with Bush’s usurpation
    of presidential powers and hate the belated Congressional attempt to
    bring the executive back in line.”

    That’s because there is NO usurpation of presidential powers by Bush. Bush has been within his executive authority according to the US Constitution. That’s why I am very comfortable with Bush’s performance as our US President.

    There is absolutely no reason for Congress to USURP the executive powers from Bush. This is a clear violation of the US Constitition by Congress.

  4. lurker9876 says:

    Why are they protesting against France and the Vatican embassy in Iran?

    Leaving Iraq: A Taste of Things to Come

  5. lassoingtruth says:

    Lurker’s link is primarily concerned with Iranian criticism
    of the UK for the damage to Shia shrines in Iraq. The lesson
    here is don’t fuel a civil war by an unwarranted invasion. You’re
    gonna receive the suspicion and enmity of all sides. Not victory.

  6. lurker9876 says:

    So you endorse the violent reaction by the Muslims when the Danish newspapers published those cartoons?

    What is the connection between fueling a civil war against the Iranian criticism? NONE. No lesson required. Their criticism and reaction were incited LONG before we invaded Iraq to topple Saddam.

    We will see VICTORY! Invasion of Iraq is 100% warranted. Once we win the war against Global Jihadism, they will reluctantly respect us. If we pull out, they will perceive us as weakened superpower and cowards. They will no longer trust us. They will no longer ally with us. This is the mentality negativity that you’re spewing on this site.

  7. MerlinOS2 says:


    Look at the right side of the page

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  8. MerlinOS2 says:


    I bought a 240z the second year they were made when my submarine was doing a refueling overhaul near Seattle.

    I took it too a well known speed shop on the Seattle side of the wide water and had a custom manifold installed with three dual throat Webbers to shove in the go juice.

    One night I had a cop pull me over for passing him on a straight of way sorta like he had turned the key off.

    He told me what got his goat wasn’t that I passed him when he had his pony car bucking up against his red line, but that I really got his attention when I shifted going by.

  9. MerlinOS2 says:


    Ya gotta remember that one of the prime investors that started this company up is the guys who invented Google.

    Money when liberally applied can make press releases wrong before the ink has dried.

  10. MerlinOS2 says:


    The only reason he was able to tag me was he got on the radio thingy where sound travels at the speed of light and he managed to get three of his buddies to push their bellies away from the counter of the donut shop they were at and move their cruisers from the parking lot into the road.

    I had to lock up on the binders and flat spot almost down to the point you could see the air peeking out from the inside of a perfectly good set of racing speed rated Michelins.

  11. Retired Spook says:

    Those were fun times, Merlin. My 240Z was a 1970, which I believe WAS the second year they were made — Lemon Yellow. My wasn’t tricked out, but that big 6 cyl. had plenty of power on its own.

    My wife and I also had an ’81 Mazda RX7 GSL that was a lot of fun to drive — not as powerful as the 240Z but still fun. I had a similar trip in it from Fort Wayne to Norfolk and back. Went 100 miles out of my way just to go through the mountains of West Virginia. I did manage to get a speeding ticket on that trip, from a Ohio State Trooper hiding under an Interstate overpass in Columbus, OH at 2:00 AM. It didn’t seem to matter to him that I was the only car on the road, or that he should have been home asleep (or in a donut shop somewhere).

    Are you really serious that you’ve ordered a Tesla? That would be a real rush (pardon the pun) to go 0-60 in 4 seconds in total silence. the pictures look a lot like this.

  12. lassoingtruth says:

    “high flying political commentary?” Oh well, better
    off-subject maundering than the usual lies they purvey.

  13. AJStrata says:


    Get a grip or get booted. You can discuss the subject to your heart’s content. You start insulting the owner of the site you are outta here.

    Now see if you can attempt a modicum of maturity.