218-212: Pork Wins Out in Dem-Controlled House Over War-Time Responsibility

Posted: Mar 23, 2007 2:47 PM
Earlier this week, a Heritage Foundation budget expert ran over some of the lovely projects Nancy Pelosi used to lure Dems into voting for the defeat-by-date-certain bill, which included $4 billion in farm subsidies and millions for shrimping, fishing and office space in the House of Representatives. Priorities.
The Club for Growth is hounding Blue Dog Dems for taking leave of their campaign promises, their fiscal responsibility, and their senses on the same day.

The Club specifically singled out freshmen Democratic Representatives Nancy Boyda (KS-2); Heath Schuler (NC-11); Nick Lampson (TX-22); Tim Mahoney (FL-22); and Harry Mitchell (AZ-5) who won their House seats on a campaign to restore fiscal responsibility to Congress and cut out earmarks. Instead these politicians caved to political pressure, throwing American taxpayers under the bus on their way down.
You gotta love the slobbery AP lede:

A sharply divided House voted Friday to order President Bush to bring combat troops home from Iraq next year, a victory for Democrats in an epic war-powers struggle and Congress' boldest challenge yet to the administration's policy.

But the president strikes back:

Bush is laying into the Dems at a press conference as I write this and, I might add, doing a hell of a job at it.
Video at the link. Follow it!