I'll see if I can segue through this correctly. Let's start with the Democrat position on the Iraq war. Those who still have political aspirations are faced with a dilemma. They are still on the "pull out of Iraq now" bandwagon, pandering to the far left base, but the situation in Iraq has dynamically changed and that's the wrong place to be. They can linger there for awhile longer, but adjustments have to be made or they lose big time in the general election next year.
Add to that the fact that they've also married up to the amnesty for illegal aliens including that brilliant idea of giving illegal aliens a drivers license, and the fact that 77% of Americans are against it, and you see just how untenable their positions are. This is covered very well in a post by Douglas MacKinnon over at townhall.com - Illegal Aliens Have Already Elected The Next President Of The United States
You can see it. You can hear it. You can feel its immense power even though it is still a year away.
The “it,” is the perfect storm brewing against the eventual Democratic nominee for president. A storm being fueled by the dual forces of illegal immigration and the war in Iraq.
The Senate Judiciary Panel reported Michael Mukasey's nomination to the full Senate today, recommending confirmation by an 11-8 vote. Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein voted to support Mukasey, as announced earlier, all but guaranteeing his confirmation on the floor of the Senate later this month. The opposition of the other Democrats transformed what had been a victory for them into another triumph for the White House:
It's interesting that on such a weighty question as impeaching the vice president of the United States, votes can change so quickly. While the roll calls are not yet available, it seems there were plenty of Democrats who voted to go forward with impeachment when they thought it would fail, who suddenly voted against impeachment when it mattered. I guess it was all just about politics after all -- even for the supposed 'true believers.'