Friday, March 09, 2007

Dave Obey on the Perils of Overpromising

He states the obvious: Congress can't muster the votes to end the war in Iraq.

Some people haven't figured that out yet.

Rep. Obey: "We're trying to use the supplemental to end the war. But you can't end the war if you vote against the supplemental. It's time these idiot liberals understand that."

"Liberal groups are jumping around without knowing what the hell is in the bill."

We don't have the votes to pass [Rep. Lee's Amendment]. We couldn't even get the votes to pass a nonbinding resolution one week ago. How the hell do you think we're going to get the votes to cut off the war?"

"I'm the sponsor of the bill that's going to be on floor. And that bill ends the war. If that's not good enough for you you're smoking something illegal...

"You've got your facts screwed up ... we can't get the votes! You see a magic wand in my pocket? How the hell we going to get the votes for it? We ain't got the votes for it. We do have the votes if you guys quit screwing it up."

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