Where You Stand is Where You Sit – Congress Edition
Bruce McQuain compiles a list of quotes from Democratic Senators on their ever-evolving views on whether Congress has any business interfering with the President in the conduct of ongoing military action. He concludes, shockingly, that “perhaps the real difference is nothing more complex than who’s running the war.”
Of course, I’m sure one could compile a list of Republican Senators whose views have evolved in the opposite direction. (Note that I wrote “sure one could,” not “energetic enough to.”) Certainly, Dick Cheney had different views as to whether it was proper to speak out against controversial wars a decade ago than now.
Politicians being inconsistent and partisan no longer surprises me. It’s not any less objectionable, of course, but it’s par for the course.