Sunday, April 01, 2007

Dems Expect To Open New Fronts Against Bush

by S-Q @9:05 PM MDT


House Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), have recently focused on the Iraq war, but the party is expecting to open new fronts against the president. Among the topics floated: closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limiting some USA Patriot Act provisions. (By Melina Mara -- The Washington Post)

Washington Post

Even as their confrontation with President Bush over Iraq escalates, emboldened congressional Democrats are challenging the White House on a range of issues -- such as unionization of airport security workers and the loosening of presidential secrecy orders -- with even more dramatic showdowns coming soon.

For his part, Bush, who also finds himself under assault for the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, the conduct of the Iraq war and alleged abuses in government surveillance by the FBI, is holding firm. Though he has vetoed only one piece of legislation since taking office, he has vowed to veto 16 bills that have passed either the House or Senate in the three months since Democrats took control of Congress.

Despite the threats, Democratic lawmakers expect to open new fronts against the president when they return from their spring recess, including politically risky efforts to quickly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; reinstate legal rights for terrorism suspects; and rein in what Democrats see as unwarranted encroachments on privacy and civil liberties allowed by the USA Patriot Act.

9 comments:

S-Q said...

...quickly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; reinstate legal rights for terrorism suspects; and rein in what Democrats see as unwarranted encroachments on privacy and civil liberties allowed by the USA Patriot Act.
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About darn time!!

Anonymous said...

Throw Karl Rove in jail and finish his ass!!!!!

BRING DOWN ROVE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Go Waxman and the rest, bring Karl Rove down for good and take down the Iraq war!!!!

GEEZERPOWER said...

Hmmm Shall we run down and jail rove?

Nope...Lets walk down and get em all!
Neocorporacons

S-Q said...

Geezer:

Your link is dead..

GEEZERPOWER said...

SQ I know, but i'm nodding out.
Hasta Manana'...zzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZXXXXXXXXXxxx*

oh Oh...dreaming again...lol

calamityjane said...

Hi, s-q, geezerpower. Peace and love. ... Do you think Bush will ever get it? Maybe when he faces charges himself someday? It seems these issues aren't real to these people until it directly effects them. I guess time will tell.

AngryMan said...

They should start by cracking open his skull and showing that nothing is there.

PrissyPatriot said...

Hi Everyone;-)

Nice post anon-a great spring day here in OHio. I am going to get outside and enjoy it with some friends;-) Wish you were here!

S-Q said...

Geezer:

No sleeping on the job allowed! LOLMAO

CJ:

Dumbya will get it when he has no one...even his dog, Barney, is thinking about his future with Dumbya! LOL

Angry Man:

I've been hearing rumors that he has brain damage! Hmm.. could it be from the alcohol and dope?!

Prissy:

Enjoy your day! It's gonna be around 90 here again today! ;)