Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Democratic leadership DID cave

And, without any Bush guarantees.

That’s the worst part. It’s not compromise, it’s retreat:

White House spokesman Tony Snow declined to comment on items that might be in the proposed bill.

“I don’t want to say yes or no to any of these things. I’m just going to say, ‘No comment,’ “ Snow said.

Democrats may claim they’ve added a minimum-wage rider (still no COLA for that, but that’s yet another story) and other domestic programs, but what if this gets vetoed, too? How much further do you fall back?

And, “benchmarks with consequences,” as the CNN story says? What consequences? Hand-slaps? What teeth do they have?

People like Reid and Pelosi knew they were backpedaling when the rumors started coming out yesterday.

That’s the sad part. They expect people to believe they’re really, really trying hard. It’s kind of like somebody at TPM said: Send Bush the same damn bill, or something close to it, at least, and let him keep vetoing it.

Update: Feingold is calling them out.