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."
Lester Maddox and George Wallace are indeed the right wing politicians I was refering to. The terms 'republican' and 'right wing' did not become synonymous until after Barry Goldwater's Presidential run and the completion of the civil rights movement. This transition was in its early stages in '63 when Wallace stood in front of the courthouse. He was an independent by '68.
Al Gore Sr. Civil Rights Record -
- Voted against the Poll Tax of 1942
- Voted for Civil Rights Act of 1957
- Nominated 2 young black students from Memphis for appointment to US Air
Force Academy - risky in Tennessee in 1957
- Voted for 1965 Voters Rights Act
- 1968 Fair Housing Act
- Al Gore Sr. apologized for his 1964 vote and called it a big mistake. He was concerned that it went to far to fast and would be used to cut off funding of schools who appeared to be in violation.
He wouldn't dare, not after Dingy Harry, warned him against reprisals today.
a. what's the difference between the two?
b. some of these people must have in their O3 (oath of office), "against all enemies, FOREIGN and DOMESTIC". Let's see it.
It's bizarro world when the minority gets to define to the majority that which is and is not extreme.
"Socialism as the Europeans understand it simply cannot be found in the actions of either American political party, for better or for worse."
That's a flat out lie, and everyone here knows it.
I'm thinking this agreement dies at the end of this Congress. (if it even lasts that long)
Per Sheets Byrd:
"The Constitution in article I, section 5, says that each House shall determine the rules of its proceedings. Now we are at the beginning of Congress. This Congress is not obliged to be bound by the dead hand of the past."
Why don't we just be done with it and declare the gang of 14 to be the USSA Politboro (13 would be a better number, though)? Instead of 45 Senators determining who will be seated on the Federal bench, it's now down to 14. I wonder how many of the 14 are controlled by Soros? McCain is definitely a sock-puppet - how many of the others are?
In the McCain-led press conference, did you see Byrd's trite recital of Franklin's quip, "a republic if you can keep it?" All I could do was grit my teeth. Byrd actually believes he's relevant, and millions of Democrats agree. It is interesting that they believe that this compromise "saves" the republic.
Yes there is. Look in the mirror.
And your time of the month is all month. Liberals like you hate folks like Dobson to begin with.
Yes you anti-American MSM count this guy in the confused and abused column in your poll.
Did I like the decision to compromise with the RATS, hell no.
Is this good for America, well we will just have to wait and see.
Getting damned close to that time.
Who is 'he.' Can't figure it out from the context.
Regardless, Frist is a failure who can kiss any Presidential aspirations goodbye.
I think the Libertarians are going to get more of the vote next time around.
Like maybe 1%?
Why not work to get 60 rep senators. That's how politics works.