Wednesday, May 02, 2007

House Fails to Override Bush Veto

This afternoon, the final tally for roll 276 of the 1st session in the 210th Congress failed to reach the two-thirds needed to override presidential obstruction to the will of the people.

Two-hundred Democrats, along with two Republicans, voted to override the veto. Seven Democrats voted with the 196 Republicans to sustain the veto.

Republicans who voted to end the Iraq nightmare were Reps. Charlie Gilchrest of Maryland and Walter Jones of North Carolina. The seven Democrats who voted against funding the troops were: Reps. John Barrow of Georgia, Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Lincoln Davis of Tennessee, Michael McNulty of New York, Jim Marshall of Georgia and Taylor Matheson of Utah.

Hmmm, looks like mostly Dixie congressmen haven't had enough and continue to think it's a swell idea for their poor constituents to die in a war that is all but lost and has no end in sight.

"How do you tell the last men he died for a mistake?" John Kerry (1971)

Good post-but a keyboard slip: It was John Kerry, not John Edwards who said that.
Of course it was. Edwards was still in diapers:)
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