ARE THE DEMOCRATS MELTING IN THE HEAT? The "Compromise" Discussed Is More Capitulation. Lieberman was bragging about his input here. The Heretik is firmly against the output. This compromise is in name only. CNN:A bid to end the Senate standoff over
President Bush's judicial picks would let five nominees advance to a
final vote while preserving the right of a minority of senators to
block two others.
A draft of the deal, which CNN obtained
Thursday, would allow confirmation votes on five of the seven nominees
Democrats have blocked -- including Priscilla Owen, whose nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals faces debate in the Senate this week.
MELTDOWN DAZE I Am Afraid to Turn on C Span Today for What I Might Yet See and Hear. Frist on Wednesday in unscripted remarks out of his mind talks about Democrats assassinating judicial nominee. Yesterday Santorum shaking out of his own tree in a voice aquiver with an ignorance of history assaults all decency with making the Democrats with Adolf Hilter.
Makes you wonder what the Republicans would really say when they can shut down debate and the filibuster. I have had close to enough. The Democrats have had close to enough. This nation has had close to enough.
We have had more than enough. We have had too much. If you want to know why we need the filibuster, Rick Santorum made the best argument for it: the non hominem attack. If you want to know why we need the filibuster, look what the senate would be left to, men who are not men but shadows who would plunge this nation in a sad and deeper sea of darkness where reason drowns and passion prevails. Ignorant passion assaults the body politic daily.
Santorum MUST resign. His Hitler tirade should be his political epitaph. You can e mail him here to tell him what he can do. I was going to continue on to the part of this post where I call the winner and loser of the day. We are all losers. We are all losers if we allow this to continue. Some say cynics have no hope. Cynics have a hope, the hope that those with dreams will quit and cynics will win on an empty field, political or otherwise. I will not quit. You must not quit either. We must win a battle of our choosing, one fought not in the gutter gloomy. Who is with me? Who are we, if we are not for each other? Heat must give way to light. Our differences are great. What we have in common is greater still.
IT'S ONLY WORDS Max Baucus (D-Montana) quoted The Hollow Men by T.S. Elliot yesterday. I love Elliot’s words. This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper. Elliot’s power over words evoke admiration. People forget he was a rabid anti-Semite. We look away from the full picture of men at our peril. Our differences are great. What we have in common is greater still.
HOW TO WRITE YOUR POLITICAL EPITAPH By Rick Santorum SANTORUM (RAW STORY): Remarkable. remarkable hubris. I mean, imagine, the rule has been in place for 214 years that this is the way we confirm judges. broken by the other side two years ago, and the audacity of some members to stand up and say, how dare you break this rule. It's the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 "I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me? How dare you bomb my city? It's mine." This is no more the rule of the senate than it was the rule of the senate before not to filibuster. It was an understanding and agreement, and it has been abused. In a sense, what we see here on the floor of the United States.