Saturday, March 24, 2007
Power Of The Purse
With a group of veterans and the families of fallen soldiers gathered behind him at the White House, President Bush accused House Democrats yesterday of engaging in political theater by passing a war funding bill requiring staged withdrawal from Iraq (video here, text here):
Democrats want to make clear that they oppose the war in Iraq. They have made their point. For some, that is not enough.
Imagine that. The elected House of Representatives might actually believe they have the right to govern. The audacity of it.
He ended by saying, "The Democrats have sent their message, now it's time to send their money." This is obviously a guy who's not used to having his allowance cut off.
Update: Good catch. The New York Nerd points out that a woman standing behind the President during his address was in uniform, which is a violation of Dept. of Defense regulations for both active duty soldiers and veterans.