Gotta love it. The Senate today took a break from being paralyzed by Republican "No Up-Or-Down-Vote For You" obstructionists. They had to. You see, it's important for people to understand that the Senate isn't going to stand still when big mean Democrat netroots activists call a general a mean name. So they took time away from their busy schedule to pass a "sense of the Senate" resolution that reads:
To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.
That's nicely worded, especially the "deserves the full support of the Senate" bit. Call me a cynic, but I'm going to bet that in two or three weeks, after the ad that sparked all this fades in the gnat-like memory of the media, we're going to hear a talking point that goes something like this:
"The Senate voted unanimously to confirm General Petraeus in January. In September, the Senate again voted overwhelmingly in favor of giving General Petraeus their full support. Now, Senators want to take away the tools that General Petraeus needs to do his job."
By the way, if you want to know who not to give campaign money to, you can find the roll-call record here. The short version is this: The Republicans and their Mini-Me from Connecticut voted in favor. 22 Democrats voted in favor, including Feinstein and Leahy. 25 Democrats voted against, including Clinton and Dodd. Obama, Biden, and Cantwell bravely ran away.