If you thought that politics was a matter of party, with the virtuous Democrats battling to save the Republic from the evil imperial Republicans (or vice versa), you’d have to swallow a mouthful of crow after looking at today’s roll call vote in the Senate
It was supposed to be that nobody in the Senate could stop the Democrats, but that perspective presumed that the Democrats would be a cohesive, meaningful voting bloc ready to follow through on the Democrat Party’s promises of reform. As the problems with Carl Levin’s F-22 amendment show, that voting bloc has yet to materialize.
Imagine if the government hired a worker to commute 17 hours before coming to work for one hour, and then driving back home for 17 hours again. Republicans would be up in arms about the waste. Yet, every Republican on the House Armed Services Committee has voted in favor of spending more money on buying F-22 jet fighters.