OH-10: Kucinich (D) Voted Against Iraq Withdrawal Bill; Palmer (D) Pounces UPDATED
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Cleveland) was the only Ohio Democrat to vote "no" on yesterday's $50 billion war funding bill that called for a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. He is also heading out to Las Vegas for tonight's Democratic presidential debate tonight, opening the door for another hilarious satirical video from the campaign of challenger Rosemary Palmer (D-Cleveland):
UPDATE: Bill Callahan helpfully links to Kucinich's explanation for voting against the bill:
“For the past 11 months, all the House Leadership has done is play into President Bush’s hand. They have approved every war funding bill the President has asked for.
“Leadership could have told President Bush they will not continue to fund the war. They could have said: Use the money you already have to bring the troops home. That is what the American people want.
“They did not have to bring a bill to the floor. They could have forced the President to bring the troops home by refusing to provide any money for the war. Enough money exists to bring the troops home -- without further appropriations.
“But by offering the emergency supplemental appropriations bill today, the House Leadership is taking this Congress and this country down the same path: a path of destruction, chaos and death.
“More than 3,800 Americans have died and more than one million innocent Iraqis have perished in an unjust and unnecessary war. It is commonly accepted that there is no military solution in Iraq, so why are we there?"