Skip to comments.Note to Bill Frist: You Suck
Posted on 05/23/2005 9:40:18 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day
To: Bill Frist, US Senate. From: Mitch Berg, Schmuck Citizen and pissed-off former GOP contributor Re: Your Infinite Cretinism
Mitch Berg here. You probably don't know who I am; I'm a typical schmuck. I write a blog, and I try to pitch in on GOP activities around Minnesota.
And on behalf of the entire GOP, I'm having a hard time walking right now - because you just boned your party up the a**.
No, not just the party; not just the assembly of suits and climbers and hangers-on that no doubt surrounds you at work every day. No, I'm talking about all of us who busted our asses overcoming a full-court media press (and continue to do so), and gave of our time and money until it hurt - hurt our wallets, our families, our relationships, our equilibrium. We gave them all with enthusiasm because we knew what was at stake; a whole generation of Supreme Court decisions.
So we gave. And you took.
And today, you looked us all in the face, and spat.
Reading Michelle and John and Ed, I'm about as depressed as I can be.
We won you a majority, pinhead. What the hell good is it? You think the Democrats are going to abide by your little gentleman's agreement? You got conned. You entered into an agreement with a Klansman, a drunk machine hack and a party bag man. You are the Neville Chamberlain of my generation.
I don't believe in Karma, but I believe what goes around comes around. And I guess you demonstrate it, Frist. The Democrats elect a pinhead doctor to lead their party - I guess it's only fair we did, too.
Thank God for Tom Delay. The least you could do is make it hard for the Dems to neutralize you, rather than walking off the cliff into the kool-aid vat on your own.
Captain Ed is right. Not one more dime. You have made me ashamed to be a Republican.
Oh, I'll bounce back. We all will - most of us, anyway. We'll have to. Because you showed us today - the grass roots have got to do it for themselves; we'll get no help from hamsters like you.
Sincerely - go back to medicine.
Mitch Berg Saint Paul.
What are we going to do about these spineless Republicans?
As expected, Dingy Harry Reid was crowing about the Democrat 'victory' in front of the microphones right after the "compromise."
Nothing, nothing, is off the table, and three of the most "extreme" judges are going to sail through the Senate.
Frist can keep his powder dry for the Supreme Court battle.
I knew he had no balls.
He also will not have my vote should he run for any higher office.
He has a radio show in MN. on Saturdays. It rocks. You can listen online. You can get a link on his website. He is spot on.
I agree with him. I, too, must be "stupid" and "drunk"?
What good is having anything on the table when there are no balls under the table?
Sometimes all I can say is "wow."
I listen all the time. (I'm still in MN, haven't sold my house and moved yet.)
The Norther Alliance show is excellent.
Sometimes there's nothing left to say.
They keep repeating the fact that it is based on 'Trust' - Trust whom? The Dems with their history! Give me a Friggin Break!
McCain is a senile A$$wipe IMHO.
Frist has no powder. He has no balls.
All we heard for months on end was..."we have the votes......next week...next week"
Frist is the dang majority leader. Anybody who thinks he did not know how this deal would go down is blind.
IF FRIST REALLY HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE DEAL MADE TODAY....
Then he'll bring up a vote on Saad or Meyers right after Owen........and force the 7 Little back stabbers to actually have to vote agains their own constituents and for keeping a filibuster....or cave and vote against a filibuster.
SOMETHING TELLS ME.....WE'LL NEVER SEE FRIST DO THAT!
Well, you said it. Everybody needs to cool off and have another look at this deal in the morning.
Except for one thing. The "exceptional circumstances" clause. This is the Demorats' opening to control the whole Judicial process.
No, actually YOU said it. Do you believe I am stupid and/or drunk?
Well, then you need to take it up with the seven Republicans who made the deal.
These fourteen Senators have leverage now. Frist and Reid are going to have to deal with them. The only alternative is 60 GOP Senators.
The Powerline guys opine:
JOHN adds: This is the key language. It is absolutely sickening. It promises the Democrats that the Republicans will not stop the filibuster during this Congress. It recognizes the filibuster of judges as a legitimate tool. And it blames President Bush for the Democrats' obstructionism. I've seen worse documents, I suppose, but it's hard to think of one offhand:
A. Future Nominations. Signatories will exercise their responsibilities under the Advice and Consent Clause of the United States Constitution in good faith. Nominees should only be filibustered under extraordinary circumstances, and each signatory must use his or her own discretion and judgment in determining whether such circumstances exist.
B. Rules Changes. In light of the spirit and continuing commitments made in this agreement, we commit to oppose the rules changes in the 109th Congress, which we understand to be any amendment to or interpretation of the Rules of the Senate that would force a vote on a judicial nomination by means other than unanimous consent or Rule XXII.
We believe that, under Article II, Section 2, of the United States Constitution, the word Advice speaks to consultation between the Senate and the President with regard to the use of the Presidents power to make nominations. We encourage the Executive branch of government to consult with members of the Senate, both Democratic and Republican, prior to submitting a judicial nomination to the Senate for consideration.
Such a return to the early practices of our government may well serve to reduce the rancor that unfortunately accompanies the advice and consent process in the Senate.
It would be hard to overstate what a disaster this is for the Republican Party.
DEACON adds: In a worst case scenario, it could rank along side the first President Bush's agreement to raise taxes. But at least in that case the president shot himself. In this case, seven Republican Senators shot him. The good news is that, one day, the practice of filibustering judicial nominees will be banned. The bad news is that this will not occur until the Democrats control the Senate and the Republicans are the ones filibustering.
Still spewing GOP talking points, I see.
The better alternative would have been to go thru with the 'nuclear option". But that's what happens when you elect RINOs and not real Republicans.