Democrats and Gitmo

In a sort of follow-up to my piece yesterday about the dilemma of the Dhimmicrat party, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) points out a bit of evidence that supports my conclusions.

Two weeks ago, while most Senate Republicans were focused on the parts of the defense-authorization bill that related to military training and support, several prominent Democrats drafted an amendment to the bill that would have mandated sending terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay to the states. The bill never got a vote, but a Republican alternative prohibiting such a move overwhelmingly pass the Senate the following week. Amazingly, every Democrat sponsor of the original amendment ended up voting for the Republican alternative.
"Overwhelmingly pass" is a bit of an understatement... it sailed through 94-3. In short, the Senators from the Party of the Donkey don't want to have to tell the voters, "yes, we voted to bring the terrorists from Guantanamo Bay into your neighborhoods."

The next time some lefty starts bloviating about Gitmo, shove that vote in their face. Their reaction should be priceless.