This is from your source, "Capitol Hill Blue,"
Bush will win the battle over funding for his dirty little war in Iraq. He will veto the bill which sets a timetable and Democrats don't have the votes to override. He will get his money and American troops will still be dying in Iraq when he leaves office on January 20, 2009.
It is correct, the veto will be sustained. The Bill will be sent back to the House because it is a revenue bill. House Democrats will cave in. They will have no option, getting the bill past a veto requires a 2/3rds vote. Democrats, faced with a large Republican Minority will not be able to over ride the veto. Bush will win.
But, by God that does not mean the Democrats are not fighting.
Even if "Capitol Hill Blue" says different.
The Democratic opposition in Congress, however, is about as stalwart and brave as a lemming on the run. When Bush pushes them, they give…and then give some more. Oh sure, they talk a good game but when push comes to shove they back down.
When you CAN'T win, you have to back down.