"I'm going to be very clear: Democrats will not cut off funding for our troops."
- Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
And now we see a new poll showing that a narrow plurality of voters favors cutting off funds. Of course, now that the Democrats have accepted the Republican frame that you need to fund the troops in order to support them, their maneuvering room is limited. What possible advantage was there in ceding that ground instead of circumspectly saying "we have no plans to cut off funds"?
Can't anyone on our side play this game?