Man, delaying funding for our troops in Iraq & Afghanistan right before Christmas — this is desperate fo sho:

It’s low down and dirty. If Democrats tried something like that, they’d be called traitors or worse. From the CNN Political Ticker:

For years, Democrats who voted against President Bush’s defense budgets had to contend with Republican ads that accused them of failing to support the troops. Now the Democratic National Committee is releasing a new ad hurling the same politically toxic charge at the GOP.

“How far are Republicans willing to go to protect the insurance industry and block health reform?” asks the narrator in the 30-second spot. “Far enough to deny funding and equipment for our troops in harm’s way.

“Republicans are so desperate to block health reform and protect their special interest friends that they delayed funding for our men and women in uniform. Then they voted against it. Tell Republicans to stop playing politics with health care. And to stop playing politics with our troops.”

An effort by Senate Republicans to filibuster the defense appropriations bill to stall action on President Obama’s health care plan failed Friday, when three GOP senators – Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas – voted with Democrats to end debate and vote on the measure.

Thanks to the 3 GOP senators for standing up to their own party when it was in the wrong. Good lookin’ out sisters, Collins, Snowe & Hutchison…

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