Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
It is constitutionally so that the House controls spending, and that's the ultimate power they have. Some Democrats have said that they will find ways to use this power to bring Iraq to a conclusion, though other methods will be tried first.

As for earlier posts, I don't totally defend the campaign that Gore waged.  But it is simply and demonstrably not true that there was no difference between Gore and Bush, nor that there would have been no difference between them as president.  The idea that Gore would have dealt with 9-11 and Iraq in the same way, or denied the climate crisis, is patently absurd.  While Gore probably won the election anyway, his margin of victory in Florida would likely have been unassailable if some voters had looked beyond their perfectionism and cynicism, and understood that they were hiring a president, from a total of two candidates.

It's a two party system here, and that's not going to change for a long time, if ever. And if we don't make this work, we won't survive.  But I can see how my lesser amount of cynicism would look like optimism to some.      

"The end of all intelligent analysis is to clear the way for synthesis." H.G. Wells "It's not dark yet, but it's getting there." Bob Dylan

by Captain Future (captainfuture is at sbcglobal dot net) on Thu Nov 9th, 2006 at 04:14:42 AM EST
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