Has everyone conveniently flushed those historic facts down the Orwellian Memory Hole?
In retrospect, many people have come to regret that decision. Fair enough. But please recall that at the time, war against Iraq was one of few issues that united most Democrats and Republicans.
Call it political "rope-a-dope."
21 of 50 Democratic senators voted against the resolution: Sens. Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Conrad (D-ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Graham (D-FL), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD), Stabenow (D-MI), Wellstone (D-MN), and Wyden (D-OR).
1 (2%) of 49 Republican senators voted against the resolution: Sen. Chafee (R-RI).
The only Independent senator voted against the resolution: Sen. Jeffords (I-VT)
And of course Bush stole the election of 2000 in any "fair" recount, says the Communist screedist. The media friends of Al Gore recounted the disputed Dade and Broward County votes under six different sets of rules. Bush won under five scenarios, Gore under only one.
And nobody was talking about the overseas military absentee ballots that Slick ordered deepsixed off the fantail of an aircraft carrier returning to the States, or the California absentee ballots, stacks and stacks of sacks and sacks of them, thousands of them, that were never counted, so the Democrats could maintain their brag that Gore had won the nationwide popular vote by 500,000 votes.