Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Confused Left?

It's a bit tricky trying to piece together what has happened the past couple of days, but it's almost as if the Presidential hopefuls in the Democratic Party are trying to hand the nomination to Hillary Clinton. Tom Tancredo suggested retaliating against terror attacks by bombing Mecca and Medina, Islam's holiest sites, which I think would have gotten any Republican in quite a heap of trouble (and rightfully so); Barack Obama suggested (from what I understand) nuking Pakistan [followed by suggesting nuking just terrorists in Pakistan, followed by suggesting contemplating attacking Pakistan on our own, all within a minute or so].

Separately, the Democrats in the House had to apologize to the Republicans after ending a vote prematurely and calling it in their favor when it seems like the actual votes were the other way. Then, after a walkout by the Republicans, they called for a re-vote to appease the Republicans but won handily, seeing as how the Republicans weren't in the room to actually vote again. Anyway, I thought this was well-spoken by Rep. Blunt.