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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Shock: Senate votes 90-6 to block funds for Gitmo closure

From Jihad Watch:

I guess this means you won't be my neighbor?!?

Sanity in the Senate? Who would have imagined? "Senate votes to block funds for Guantanamo closure," by Andrew Taylor for Associated Press, May 20 (thanks to Stlreader):

WASHINGTON – In a major rebuke to President Barack Obama, the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to block the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States and denied the administration the millions it sought to close the prison.

The 90-6 Senate vote — paired with similar House action last week — was a clear sign to Obama that he faces a tough fight getting the Democratic-controlled Congress to agree with his plans to shut down the detention center and move the 240 detainees.

Go read the whole thing.

And, today just must be one of those good news days.

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Anonymous Reaganite Republican Resistance said...

Running the country is not nearly as easy as the previous 43 presidents made it look, eh Barry?

And as was obvious to the less-smitten amongst us, the pollyana gobbledygook he laid on the left to get himself elected was never going to work in reality- a fact that the calculating opportunist Obama likely knew full-well back when he was promising them the moon and the stars.


Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:44:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...


I bet you enjoyed that Victor Davis Hanson column the other day on how the bill is going to come due on Obama's policies and expose the frightening underbelly of all his hope and change bullshit.

As I have said from the beginning, I wouldn't be surprised if Obama doesn't make it through one term. HIs policies are so destructive to the American way of life that someone is going to have to pay for it, and I would think that Congress is not going to want to be the ones left holding the ball.

The pressures created by Obama's policies will be such that someone will have to be sacrificed for the American people's wrath, and America's Congress is not going to stand as the scapegoat.

Instead, I think they will throw Obama overboard. I do not think he will be impeached. I think, instead, they will be forced to publicly condemn his policies as being anti-Capitalist and un-American.

This vote is the beginning of what I have been predicting. It is a public rebuke of Obama. The language was not a rebuke, but what you have to understand is Congress only withheld $80 million here. This is not about money. It is about policy.

This is an easy one for Obama in terms of avoiding public embarrassment, but when the bills come due on his other policies, If Obama does not change his ways, it will become very hard to avoid responsibility and to save face. As I said, someone will have to be sacrificed. It's the way of the world. When bad things happen, and bad things will inevitably happen as Hanson pointed out, then there must be a sacrifice.

The poll of yesterday demonstrated that America is in no mood to blame the Jews. And, we aren't foolish enough to blame China. The problem is too obvious for the blame to be shifted. Either Congress or Obama is going to go down. it's a lot harder to take down 535 people than it is to publicly denounce the policies of an Administration.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 3:53:00 pm  

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