Daniel Kirkdoffer is demonstrating his eerie psychic powers over at On The Road to 2008:
Congressman Reichert has a tendency to flip. Sometimes he’ll simply flop. Often, he’ll change his position on an issue during the time it is being considered by the U.S. House.
We saw him flip on stem cell research.
We saw him flop on raising the minimum wage, before finally supporting a Democratic bill that did just that.
We saw him vote for ANWR drilling, while simultaneously stating his was against it.
Sometimes we’re not sure what exactly is driving his votes, as he has stated that he often votes how his party tells him to vote.
So I’m here to predict that later this year, Dave Reichert will once again flip, but this time on an issue he has voted with the Bush administration 100% of the time: the Iraq occupation.
Of course Reichert will eventually flip-flop on the Iraq
war occupation. He’ll have to… at least, if he wants to win reelection. With a 100-percent Bush/Cheney voting record on Iraq in the face of a rising sentiment to bring our troops home, Reichert must either flop where he once flipped, or follow the President’s lead in flipping the bird to public opinion. I’m betting his handlers will convince him to choose the former.
So let’s start a betting pool. Post in the comment thread your prediction of when Reichert will flip-flop on Iraq — that is vote, or make a public statement in opposition to Bush administration policy — and the person who comes closest will win a pitcher of beer (or the cash equivalent) courtesy of HA.