Media spins failure to invoke cloture as “Republicans blocking Senate debate on Iraq resolution”

The blogosphere is buzzing this morning about various news reports of “Republicans blocking the Senate from debating” on the non-binding Warner-Levin amendment expressing opposition to the President’s surge plan.

McQ explains why this is nothing but pure spin, and how it’s really Democrats who blocked the debate on this whole issue:

Contrary to the implication of these “news” reports, the Democrats are attempting to end debate on a single resolution (and need 60 votes to do it) and force a vote on that single resolution without allowing others to be considered. By opposing cloture (which would stop debate), the Republicans are actually keeping debate open.

In a nutshell, the Dems don’t want to debate any competing resolutions.

Captain Ed has more.

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