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The Democrats Who Gave the President a Blank Check

Shame on the 21 Democratic senators who voted for continuing to fund the Iraq war. Senate approves $70 billion for wars:

After falling short on two attempts to force a change in war tactics, 21 Democrats joined one independent and 48 Republicans to approve $70 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, which will be packaged with a sprawling $516 billion omnibus spending bill that would fund most federal agencies. Sen. Gordon Smith, who faces a tough reelection race in 2008 in Oregon, was the only Republican to vote against the war-funding plan.

Here are the 21 shameful Democratic senators:

Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Levin (D-MI)
Lincoln (D-AR)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Tester (D-MT)
Webb (D-VA)

Et tu, Levin? Come on, man. What the fuck?

Also, let's remember the 5 senators who couldn't be bothered to show up to vote for this:

Biden (D-DE)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dodd (D-CT)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Obama (D-IL)

Previously: The Democrats who voted AGAINST medical marijuana; The Democrats who voted FOR Military Tribunals; The Democrats who voted FOR the flag amendment.

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