Now there is.
The scumbags have taught the Republicans a very important lesson. From now on, should there ever again be a Democrat President and a Democrat Senate, liberal mice like Jones will simply be filibustered. Matter of fact, the Senate will eventually reach a point where there will be no judicial confirmations unless there is a Senate supermajority of the same party as the President.
Congratulations to the scumbag Democrats for that.
They had no greater power than the GOP does today. A filibuster was possible.
If republicans are not going to ever use the filibuster, then get rid of it now and stop this pussy-footing around. Patrick Leahy is a snake who can never be trusted . Now, Hatch, now. Get the senate rules amended to remove this unlawful ability to filibuster. Then get the nominated judges approved--or at least a vote. Now. Now Now. Do not put this off. Dont you dare tolerate this situation into the 2004 election. NOW!
There has virtually never been a check on far left judges being appointed. Unfortunately, Conservative Senators have never played hardball on this, in any way comparable to the way the Left has played it since 1930. The Leftward tilt of the Court, ever since Justice Roberts went over to the New Deal on some key votes in the late 1930s, has been no accident. Robert Bork was hardly the first judicial candidate who got "borked," on our side.
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