Feinstein vs. Obama
And the internal fighting amongst Democrats continues. From George Stephanopolous’ blog:
Senator Dianne Feinstein told me this morning that President Obama must approve General McChrystal’s recommendations for an additional 40,000 troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
“I don’t know how you put somebody in, who is as ‘cracker jack’ as General McChrystal who gives the president very solid recommendations and not take those recommendations if you are not going to pull out,” Feinstein told me on ’This Week.’ “If you do not want to take the recommendations then you put your people in such jeopardy.”
So, now not only do we have the Democrats at odds with each other about what to put in the healthcare bill, now they’re starting to fracture on whether or not to follow McChrystal’s recommendation. For what it’s worth, I agree with Senator Feinstein (Lord, I never thought I’d type those five words).
One more thought… if this were Republicans in Congress disagreeing with a Republican president, how would the media play it? And how is the media playing this story of a Democrat disagreeing with a Democratic president?
Makes one think, doesn’t it?