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Mark Steyn on filibuster, Bolton & his distaste for the United States Senate.
Radio Blogger ^ | 25 May 2005 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 05/25/2005 6:14:18 PM PDT by Rummyfan

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1 posted on 05/25/2005 6:14:19 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

bookmark


2 posted on 05/25/2005 6:19:58 PM PDT by federal
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To: Pokey78

Steyn ping!


3 posted on 05/25/2005 6:20:58 PM PDT by SquirrelKing (Post first, then read.)
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To: Rummyfan
You know, I think it's almost laughable the way the media inflate John McCain, because he's a man who, even if you fall for his charm, which I don't. I think he's actually a very thin-skinned narcissist myself, in my limited experience of him. But even if you fall for his charm, you can't really argue that this man has any kind of serious political philosophy, the way, for example, Ronald Reagan or even Bill Clinton did.

Absolutely dead-on assessment of Senator McCain.

4 posted on 05/25/2005 6:27:06 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

More proof of the folly of Amendment 17 to the US Constitution.


5 posted on 05/25/2005 6:27:33 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
Maybe Alan Keyes was on to something when he suggested that election of senators be returned to the state legislatures.

I'd settle for term limits even! Two terms and you're out. At least we could avod the Byrds / Bidens / Dodds / Kennedys / Specters etc.

6 posted on 05/25/2005 6:32:27 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

"....or even Bill Clinton."

Ouch!

LOL

That gotta hurt! :)


7 posted on 05/25/2005 6:34:48 PM PDT by Chgogal
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To: Rummyfan; secret garden2; xsmommy; Constitution Day
And this is why people loathe the Senate, because some empty, vapid, puffed-up poser, just sobbing and bleating about his grandchildren on there, I mean there are one hundred U.S. Senators out of a potential pool of 300 million. 400 million if you include all the fine, upstanding members of the undocumented American community in your part of the country.

ROTFLMAO, This guy is the greatest.

8 posted on 05/25/2005 6:37:04 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (June 14 - Defeat (Pat) DeWine - Vote Tom Brinkman for Congress (OH-2) - http://www.gobrinkman.com)
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To: dubyaismypresident

thanks for the ping, this was fantastic!


9 posted on 05/25/2005 6:40:22 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Rummyfan
But I think that this deal, insofar as it gets some good judges confirmed, and in fact, it puts a lot of pressure on these so-called seven moderate Republicans, and seven moderate Democrats, is in fact, strictly, in sort of devious political terms, not a bad deal for the president.

He sees it the way I see it. A year from now, looking in hindsight, we may all agree that it worked out perfectly. We'll just have to wait and see, while continuing the pressure.

10 posted on 05/25/2005 6:48:40 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Rummyfan
Now you talk about his home state. His home state is, in fact, the newsroom of the New York Times.

That is my "I wish I had said that" line of the day.

11 posted on 05/25/2005 6:49:57 PM PDT by niteowl77 (I see seven senators badly in need of emergency RINOplasty.)
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To: DuncanWaring
The 17th amendment was perhaps the worst ever created; that such a piece of legislation could pass 2/3rds of the states indicates how little most of these states take the seriousness of their jobs.
12 posted on 05/25/2005 7:09:11 PM PDT by kingu
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"Now you talk about his home state. His home state is, in fact, the newsroom of the New York Times."

"That is my "I wish I had said that" line of the day."

Me too!

13 posted on 05/25/2005 7:10:20 PM PDT by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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To: prairiebreeze; Mo1; EllaMinnow

A Mark Steyn ping.


14 posted on 05/25/2005 7:12:04 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach

A thank you, a bump, and a bookmark to read in the morning.


15 posted on 05/25/2005 7:16:19 PM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: kingu
The 17th amendment was perhaps the worst ever created;

It was between the 16th and 18th. A big 0-for-3 streak for freedom in the country. Too bad only the 18th was repealed.

16 posted on 05/25/2005 7:21:45 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republicans and Democrats no longer exist. There are only Fabian and revolutionary socialists.)
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To: Dog Gone
He sees it the way I see it. A year from now, looking in hindsight, we may all agree that it worked out perfectly.

The "Gang of 14" have put themselves under a microscope. Every time a contentious issue comes before the Senate, they'll be watched closely as to what they do.

Mary Landrieux voted for Priscilla Owen. It must have killed her to say "aye."

17 posted on 05/25/2005 7:22:08 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: Rummyfan
I mean there are one hundred U.S. Senators out of a potential pool of 300 million. 400 million if you include all the fine, upstanding members of the undocumented American community in your part of the country. And it should be possible to get a hundred people who can stand there and discuss the issues in an articulate way, instead of blathering cliches about the well being dry. And it isn't. It's overflowing with his sob sister routine.

Snort! I just LOVE this guy.

18 posted on 05/25/2005 7:26:41 PM PDT by shezza (Proud to be a blue-star family)
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To: Rummyfan
Senators are like Little Emperors. They have this power that comes with being self-important windbags and members of the world's most exclusive club. And when you don't have to worry about voters for six years at a stretch, you begin to think the only voice in the country that truly counts... is you. And let's not so go there with the infamous saucer analogy.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
19 posted on 05/25/2005 7:30:51 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: dubyaismypresident

He nailed the NH voters too. I agree with him. The Senate is disgusting. They view themselves as a upgraded version of the House of Lords.


20 posted on 05/25/2005 7:38:24 PM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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