Skip to comments.Daschle wins struggle over judicial nominations
Posted on 10/24/2001 8:31:42 AM PDT by tberryEdited on 07/12/2004 3:35:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Senate Republicans abandoned their strategy of holding up spending bills to force more judicial confirmations after Mr. Daschle told the president in a White House meeting he would not budge on the issue.
"There isn't leverage on appropriations bills," Mr. Daschle said later. "I told that again to the president."
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Well, if we can't get the little guys approved, with all the support the administration currently has, I don't hold much of a chance of influencing the Supreme court if new appointees are required.
It means doing it their way or else.
Of course, that's not really news.
Time for a new minority leader.
What a spineless punk. "Good faith?" With Democrats?!? Moron.
Need to gear up for 2002 to take back the Senate and in the process get a new leader of the Republicans in the Senate!
Republican wins: a signal that drilling in ANWAR will be passed by the Senate late this year or early next year ( via a Reuters story published on FR earlier today); probable delay of a new Farm Bill until spring despite Daschle wanting one sooner
Democrat wins: appropriations process un-blocked by Senate Republicans; judges continue to be held up
In D.C., it's all about deals. Ugly, but true.
Anyone out there know where we can purchase a pair of "brass-ones" to send to this wimp?
Would this solve the problem or only delay it?
Oh, but wouldn't it be terribly un-bipartisan? Couldn't have that now, could we?
After nominating three Democrats all three US Attorney positions in Illinois, maybe no staff is what Fitzgerald needs...other than a new job.
Bush: "Well Tom I think it is unfortunate that you would not even allow a vote on these nominees, and here's what I am going to do. First, when the senate adjourns I am going to make many recess appointments. Second, I am going to start actively campaigning for Republican senatorial candidates. When we take back the senate next year, I am going to make all of the recess appointments permanent appointments. And finally, I am going to go to the American people and explain all of the little partisan tricks that you and your colleagues in the senate have been pulling and tell the American people how this hurts the war effort. Now, do you really want to mess with me?"
I for one am sick of the administration treating Daschle like a mother who always gives into a spoiled child.
Daschle: "We're going to rape the American people, and steal their pets."
Lott: "Oh, please don't take their pets. Please, please, please, pretty please."
Daschle: "We're going to rape the American people, and we're working hard to protect their pets."
Lott: "I can live with that."
Bush: "That's what bipartisanship is about -- getting things done."
Lott: "P.S. I turned off Jeffords' microphone a coupla times. hehehehheheheh"
"We need to gear up for 2002 to take back the Senate and in the process get a new leader of the Republicans in the Senate!"
Allow me to repeat that.
I say it is time for a new Majority Leader. It is time to put the squeeze on Zell Miller to switch parties. We need a Unity Government now more than ever, and we cannot wait until January 2003. Tiny Tom and Hitlery will have done far too much damage to the war effort and the economy by that time! ZELL MUST SWITCH NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And just how are you going to do that if the GOP is not willing to investigate and prosecute some of the crimes committed by the Clintons and DNC the last 9 years? Exhume Ron Brown's body and prove he was murdered and you'd see creeps like Daschle falling all over themselves to get out of the way. But thinking that you are going to retake the Senate with the democRATS controlling the media is wishful thinking. Even if Bush wins this war against terrorism in dramatic fashion, it won't do the GOP any good (look at how quickly Bush Sr's star faded and he SMASHED Iraq in record time). More likely, this war is going to take YEARS and there are going to be many more civilian and military casualties, and we will have to do many things that may appall some people. There are likely to be many more restrictions on what democRATS perceive as rights or freedoms. That is not likely to win over democRAT votes or, for that matter, make Republicans more likely to go out and vote. I can think of only one thing that will do that ... prove democRAT complicity in treason and murder and election tampering and sundry other crimes.