A Thoroughly Discredited Congress Gets Ready for Christmas
Democrats Bow to Bush's Demands in House Spending Bill
Billions Trimmed From New Requests
By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, December 13, 2007; Page A03
House Democratic leaders yesterday agreed to meet President Bush's bottom-line spending limit on a sprawling, half-trillion-dollar domestic spending bill, dropping their demands for as much as $22 billion in additional spending but vowing to shift funds from the president's priorities to theirs.
. . . The agreement signaled that congressional Democrats are ready to give in to many of the White House's demands as they try to finish the session before they break for Christmas -- a political victory for the president, who has refused to compromise on the spending measures.
Swept away. In a mudslide of congressional fear and with moral purpose and election promises caving in around their grasping little ears, Congress has just pun…