One can only wonder why.
What do congressional Democrats have against the Democratic Party?
Mind you I'm not totally stupid. I don't buy the argument that being a Democrat means opposing the Iraq War. This Keith Olbermann commentary seems to be assuming a lot more than what is the reality of the Washington Democrats.
But the test will be today's vote. If the Democrat leaders in Congress bring to a vote a bill that wins the overwhelming support of Republicans who will go on next year to use this vote against Democrats who oppose the never-ending funding of this war, against Democrats who have already voted to fund a sane approach to funding but oppose this insanity, then what is there left to say about these so-called leaders? How this isn't betrayal is a mystery to me.
But yeah, this is bipartisan legislation. If enough Democrats favor open-ended funding of the war along with an overwhelming majority of Republicans, then yeah, let's have a vote on it. Let's see who the Bush faithful really are in Washington. Then let's let the American voters decide next year who stays and who goes.