Military Families Speak Out is challenging U.S. Senators —starting with two named Obama and Clinton — to filibuster and stop President Bush’s request for more money for the Iraq war and occupation, another $102-billion.
The Senate Democrats’ excuse for inaction has been that it takes 60 votes to end a filibuster, so they have held some test votes, gotten less than 60, and moved on to the next topic.
It doesn’t take 60 votes to stop funding. It takes 41.
Are there 40 Senators who would stand with an Obama or a Clinton — or maybe a Russ Feingold? — and refuse to cut off debate?