Skip to comments.Dr. James Dobson Blasts Filibuster 'Betrayal'
Posted on 05/23/2005 8:34:29 PM PDT by Crackingham
"This Senate agreement represents a complete bailout and betrayal by a cabal of Republicans and a great victory for united Democrats. Only three of President Bushs nominees will be given the courtesy of an up-or-down vote, and it's business as usual for all the rest. The rules that blocked conservative nominees remain in effect, and nothing of significance has changed. Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Antonin Scalia, and Chief Justice William Rehnquist would never have served on the U. S. Supreme Court if this agreement had been in place during their confirmations. The unconstitutional filibuster survives in the arsenal of Senate liberals.
"We are grateful to Majority Leader Frist for courageously fighting to defend the vital principle of basic fairness. That principle has now gone down to defeat. We share the disappointment, outrage and sense of abandonment felt by millions of conservative Americans who helped put Republicans in power last November. I am certain that these voters will remember both Democrats and Republicans who betrayed their trust."
The dogpile begins.
Blame it on McLame.
Can't blame it on McCain. He's just one Senator.
Is he still in the Republicans caucus? Hasn't been expelled from the party yet?
Then I blame the Republican party.
By some of the same people, too.
At his very best, Frist is a limp wrist RINO. He is in charge, lay the blame at his feet.
Ditto what Dobson said.
The one thing I cannot figure out is why Pryor was one of the three protected nominees? That pandering punk is the first one I would have dumped after the way he stabbed his "friend" Judge Roy Moore, as well as America herself, right in the back.
Who were the other 13 senators who sold out the country, besides McCain, and in return got nothing that we didn't already have?
So what? The Judicial nominees get an up or down vote, and Frist keeps the threat of the nuclear option until the next time the obstructionists threaten a filibuster.
Ditto here. I have no desire to punish Frist or the others that held the line. My fury is on the cabal and I want them to pay dearly. make them bleed and regret the day they ever betrayed our constitution and the people that put them in power.
BS. He has the visibility to give cover to the other followers. He is not singularly to blame, but he is more than equally to blame.
You are damned straight about that, Dr. Dobson.
So Dr., are you willing to convey the message that we're going to replace those pretending to be Republican leaders.
In this deal the American people are the big winners. There are no losers. Look on the bright side. The Bolten nomination is dead now.
Because Democrats know that Pryor is an ambitious little snot, and after a few years on the unelected federal bench he'll turn into another activist judge they can use.