Thursday, January 26, 2006
Even the NYT Thinks They're Spineless
And they are: check out Mary Landrieu's reasons for not using the power of the filabuster:
Democrats decline to block Alito nomination
"Because we have such a full plate of pressing issues before Congress, a filibuster at this time would be, in my view, very counterproductive," said Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, who wants the Senate to concentrate on Hurricane Katrina rebuilding programs. "We simply cannot afford to bring the Senate to a halt at a time when we need its action the most."F*** You too, Mary. Don't you get it? If we don't stand up to them, we won't have a legit government any more. Talk about counterproductive!
And here's the NYT:
Senate Democrats, who presented a united front against the nomination of Judge Alito in the Judiciary Committee, seem unwilling to risk the public criticism that might come with a filibuster — particularly since there is very little chance it would work. Judge Alito's supporters would almost certainly be able to muster the 60 senators necessary to put the nomination to a final vote.Yes, even the neocon NYT thinks Alito is bad news, and the Dems are idiots for not screaming it out loud.
A filibuster is a radical tool. It's easy to see why Democrats are frightened of it. But from our perspective, there are some things far more frightening. One of them is Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court.
WTF is wrong with everyone out there?
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