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Bold Democratic Leadership Once Again

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Every day, it's harder to believe that the Democrats have any interest in actually standing up to the Republicans, who use sleaze and distraction to give themselves power:

 The Senate voted Thursday to condemn an advertisement by the liberal anti-war group MoveOn.org that accused the top military commander in Iraq of betrayal.

The 72-25 vote condemned the full-page ad that appeared in The New York Times last week as Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq, testified on Capitol Hill. The ad was headlined: "General Petraeus or General Betray Us? Cooking the books for the White House."

It's no wonder how Max Baucus voted, but you might be surprised to learn that Jon Tester supported the resolution, too.

How about Barack Obama? 

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, another contender for the Democratic nomination, did not vote, although he voted minutes earlier for an alternative resolution by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

Boy, that's leadership that's going to get my vote. 

Let's hear it for another humiliating day for the Democrats in the Senate. 

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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