Skip to comments.Let McCain know what YOU think (McCain disappoints conservatives)
Posted on 05/24/2005 5:23:21 PM PDT by hsmomx3
Yesterday we were within a few hours of a historic vote to allow the U.S. Senate to exercise its constitutional option to confirm judges by majority vote. That vote would have allowed all pending nominees and future Supreme Court nominees to receive an "up or down" vote, and paved the way for President Bush to more effectively restore the judiciary to its proper constitutional role by appointing to the federal bench judges who are not activists.
The votes were there to pass it. But today, in exchange for allowing a few judges to receive full votes, seven Republicans betrayed their colleagues and Majority Leader Frist and sacrificed the principle that the filibuster should not be used to block judicial nominees - a Senate tradition in place for more than 200 years. Remember Justice Clarence Thomas? He was confirmed by a vote of 52-48 while Democrats controlled the Senate, just 14 years ago! Why wasn't he filibustered?
Because to filibuster a judicial nominee was unthinkable to Democrats 14 years ago. This "deal" is a disaster and a sell-out of the "values voters" who believed Republican promises that reigning in an out-of-control judiciary was their top priority. Conservative senators and national leaders are outraged.
If you are disappointed in Sen. McCain's role in facilitating this decision to snatch defeat and compromise from the jaws of victory, please call him at 202-224-2235 or email him at john_ firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know how you feel.
I think of this guy:
Benedict McVain doesnt give two shakes what any of us feel. He's lapping it up at DU and Kos. If he didnt serve his country as an POW I'd say deport him
Why is John McCain always grinning like a mule eating cockleburs?
Why Bother? The fool thinks the MSM can carry him to victory in '08. Let him live in his delusional state. Then position a camera on his face the night of primary election returns. I will record that tape for posterity.
Either a severe chemical imbalance or he's hearing voices no one else can.
What I really think is that he is a traitor to our country. He is another Spector or Lott, doing all the damage he can. I also believe he knows what he is doing. In other words, he sold his soul.
I just fired one off... I lost it, it was not nice... sorry...LOL
Pray for W and Our Troops
"If he didnt serve his country as an POW I'd say deport him"
He didn't serve as a POW! He f'ed up and crashed an aircraft. He got captured and spent some, reportedly, cushy time in the Hanoi Hilton. To my knowledge he never pulled the trigger at the enemy. There are lots of VERY credible stories about his actions while there.
I wouldn't trust the crazy SOB as far as I can throw him!
Yes! I thank him for his service to our country, As far as his senate service is concerned, he needs to be sent home.
Knock him as a senator, but you're dead wrong about him serving "cushy time" as a POW.
Well said...he did serve our country and for that alone he's forgivable...but beyond that don't vote for the man
Hmmmmmm...... Caine Mutiny right? Give me a minute or two.
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