Betsy should be a Republican strategist, she knows her some Democrats. She says:
And Rahm Emanuel is quite public about how it's all about political calculation to him.In the cacophony that is the media these days, does any message rise above the din? It is definitely the message I hear coming from Democrat corners, but those who hear it from the mushy middle and loony left seem to hear a lovely life-saving message. Saving soldiers remains their ostensible goal. Saving Democrats doesn't seem to make headlines.House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) pointed out that Democrats still have public opinion strongly on their side and that a vote on any plan would place Republicans in more jeopardy than Democrats.Remember that statement when you listen to the Democratic congressmen debating what to do in Iraq. They want to "place Republicans in more jeopardy than Democrats." Putting our troops in jeopardy is not the issue for them. Republicans are.