Monday, April 18, 2005

gonna take my bill and go play someplace else

Looks like Senate Republicans are getting their panties in a wad about the Democrats threatening to fillibuster judicial nominations. Their panties are in such a twist, that Senate Republicans want to change the rules to suit them, to make it easier to break a fillibuster.
GOP countering judicial filibuster threat
One group labels Senate Democrats as 'against people of faith'
Friday, April 15, 2005 Posted: 8:15 PM EDT (0015 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans are moving to put some muscle behind their pitch to eliminate judicial filibusters after watching liberals push out TV ads against them in anticipation of a showdown over who sits on federal appeals courts...

...Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, after vowing last fall to stop Democrats from blocking the most conservative of President Bush's nominees, will appear in a telecast later this month with leaders of social conservative groups.

According to a flier for the Louisville, Kentucky, event, it will focus on how judicial filibusters are being used "against people of faith."...
Republicans are afraid they won't get their way for every judicial nominee, even though Senate Democrats have blocked only 10 of 52 judicial nominees. Since Republicans may not get their way, they will change the rules instead, to be sure they get their way. Hmmm, where have we witnessed this before?

As far as filibusters being used "against people of faith", Frist is getting the cause and effect mixed up. These "people of faith" are Senators who have no concept of separation of Church and State, who parade their faith and try to legislate their faith on the people of this nation.

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