5.24.2005

Senate Dems rollover and play dead

I was genuinely optimistic that Senate Dems appeared to have grown a pair until I read the headline Senators reach filibuster deal:
Centrists reach deal to allow some votes, keep filibuster rules
. I think we would have been better served had they stood up to the Republicans and force their hand. Killing the filibuster was hugely unpopular and would have damaged Senate Republicans.

We still have no guarantees. Shortly after the agreement was reached, Frist, who had joined with party conservatives in pressing for an end to judicial filibusters, stressed that he was not a party to the agreement. He said he hoped it would end a "miserable chapter in the history of the Senate," but said that what he called the "constitutional option" was still on the table. He said he "will monitor this agreement closely."

If the nuclear option is still on the table, how was this a good deal for the Dems? The only thing the deal accomplished was to assure the nominations of Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown. Two of the most polarizing figures to ever be considered for the Court of Appeals.

Looks like the Dems need to tend their cajones garden. Sad.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Democratic Party: Contributing to the PUSS-ification of America!!!!

Guns don't, Abortion Clinics do!

ACLU - Anti-Christian Lawyers Union

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How to be a good Democrat



1. You have to believe the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

2. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach 4th graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americansare more of a threat, than US nuclear weapons technology, in the hands of Chinese communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical, documented changes in the earth's climate, and more affected by yuppies driving SUVs.

7. You have to be against capital punishment but support abortion on demand.

8. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.

9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but loony activists who've never been outside of Seattle do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

11. You have to believe the military, not corrupt politicians, start wars.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad, because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinmen are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, General Robert E. Lee or Thomas Edison.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides aren't.

16. You have to believe Hillary Clinton is really a lady.

17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried, is because the right people haven't been in charge.

18. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and sex offender belongs in the White House.

19. You have to believe that transvestites and bestiality should be constitutionally protected and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

20. You have to believe that illegal Democratic Party funding by the Chinese is somehow in the best interest of the United States.

21. You have to believe that this letter is part of a vast right wing conspiracy.

Tom said...

Nice cut and paste. They teach control-C, control-V in vocational school now?

Go away until you can come up with an original thought.

Mixter said...

Anonymous cut and paste job. Now THAT'S biting satire, there!

Mixter