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."
That's for sure. You have freepmail I wish you'd consider.
Frist has proven time and time again, he has the spine of a jelly fish and does not have what it takes to play hard ball with these guys. They will continue to roll him like a drunk.
...He should take this as a personal slap in the face and return the favor, if he's a man...
Loyalty goes up and down the chain of command. Tommy Franks.
In terms of the geopolitical global context, yes, those who adhere to traditional Judeo-Christian philosophy are under assault in these same ways, as individuals, and their states as nations. Evidence of Christianity and religious Judaism - the culture that produced the tradition of law and history that underlies the foundation of America is systematically being attacked and erased in the courts, the culture, and the symbols of the nation. There are attacks on that culture not only here but also abroad, and we but wait to import it in full measure - sectarian violence - unless we act to defend this civilization. The barbarians at the gates are the socialist left and the Islamokazis, whom are working together to achieve the same goal - the destruction of that culture. Americans are getting their heads cut off, and the Democrats are caught in vapor lock, having no sensible public explanation for their behavior, only heated rhetoric and name-calling.
Thus anything that would reinforce or sustain that culture has become anathema to the Democrats and socialists in our government. Conservative judges are the representatives of that civilization in the field of law and liberal activist judges are the last stand of the Left, who have lost on all levels at the ballot box and look to do so again and again. Having nothing positive to offer, they can only hold their influence - and in this case, their best trump card, too - by extending the relative influence of Carter and Clinton nominees (and some of Bush Sr.'s mistkaes, as well.)
You want to talk about violence? I have seen many a socialist riot in New York, they are as predicatable as clockwork. Hollywood stars have urged the literal stoning of Representatives; the New York Times - among others - openly prayed for an assassination. A grenade tossed at our own President. Politicians and artists, murdered alike, by socialists and Islamists in the Netherlands. Synagogues burned in Canada and France. Arsonists and terrorists in California. The situation is so bad you can get strip searched for no reason other than the need to board an airplane.
Thus the last stand of the socialists is the filibuster, which can preserve an established order - the status quo
He feels it will be just for a while, and when its election time, he can go "home" and tell everyone how he fought the big, bad democrats. He'll just have to re-cast himself as a conservative and all will be well, everything forgotten. A few good speeches, and he'll be smelling like roses again!
The MACH14 after Machiavelli?
TGI's TRAITOROUS GLOBALIST IDIOTS?
LW's--LIMP WRISTED, WIMP HEARTED, BRAINLESS AND PLAIN TERMINALLY LIMP--in all the areas it normally counts to be otherwise.
PT's PATHETIC TRAITORS.
MHB's MAMA SHRILLERY'S BOYS
PPP's PRANCING PONTIFICATORS PISSING (in our ears yet again).
The 7(14) Stooges
BD7--The Brain Dead 7(14)
POAIC's--PROOF OF ALIEN IMPLANT CONTROL
The HB7(14)--The Horse Biscuit 7(14)
. . .
I guess what I'm saying is, I don't mind sharing some personal insights with a few FReepers of good faith and discretion via FReepmail, but I'm not ready to go beyond that yet.
BTW, I have some great background info from the Monicagate era. I might share it someday. ;-)
I'm inceasingly convinced that spiritual warfare prayers are the only hope we have about anything.
I'm increasingly inclined to pray that God speeds up their reaping what they have sown . . . whether as a lesson to others or to give them some slight chance to be spared the fires of hell that they seem so eagerly supportive of.
"Now the Republicans are going down the river without a paddle."
No, I think they are trying to go UP a river without a paddle. Going downstream, they could just drift aimlessly....humm, so what's different from what they have been doing?
And when/if you do decide to share on the Monicagate matter, please keep me in mind :-)
"The Bolten nomination is dead now."
I think the Bolten nomination is alive if it isn't President Bush should declare himself an Independent and start a strong third party. Why not? The Republicans stab his dad in the back and it looks like they might try the samething to him.
You raise an interesting point. I'm not disagreeing with you, but I can only imagine the uproar if I had said this.
Yes, that is what we can do against their efforts to corrupt this country.
Thankfully, we can even pray in POW camps.
No, more like the 'Seven Dwarfs', only they sold out 'Snow White' (Republicans) to the 'Wicked Witch' (Democrats).
Try and guess which one's are which: Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy (or should that be Sleazy), etc. LOL
It's a sad day for the Republic. Dobson has it right, we were betrayed. Let the consequences begin.
If Republican'ts will not stand up to the domestic Democrat, why should we expect them to stand up to the foreign terrorist?
Sounds to me like you figured it out.
I know. I've been feeling that "pull" to fast and pray The Word over this, and I didn't. I got complacent, like "oh, it'll be okay...."
So now I feel horrible. I'm angry and I have guilt.
Dobson is right ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baldwin on a late night show outright calling for violence against Hyde. Socialists acting like savages when protesting WTO meetings. Conservative commentators at universities being assaulted with pies or salad dressing. Yeah, pastries and condiments they were, but they just as soon could have been weapons. Same principle applies. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson threatened by the Soul Patrol. He's written about it. And these are very brief Cliff Notes to the nastiness and violence.
So I'm glad you see the same connection. I'm very glad because that just proves that I'm not crazy after all. I may be a little weird, but I ain't crazy. ;-)
When you know history, you immediately recognize the tactics. This is nothing new.
What you said.
DU Board down?
Maybe you were thinking of Club of Rome:
Lol. Funny but true (post 55)
Dr. Coburn(R) newly elected Senator from Oklahoma, may not be a good politician, but he will make a He11 of a legislator. Already in trouble with the leadership. He is not a go along to get along guy, honered his promise to term limit himself from the house.
Bad spelling and not true...anything new on your planet
It's easy to level our anger at Frist, but he must have been under heavy attack spiritually. Mere humans can't withstand that for very long.
Warfare is draining, and I got lulled into thinking it wasn't necessary, or that I could put if off till Tuesday (tomorrow).
Does anyone know if there were "filibuster prayer threads?"
I expect the questions of his sexuality to come back up after this little ego trip.
Why waste all those prepaid envelopes, don't you have some bricks you don't need?
You know now that you mention it I do have some bags of dog waste I've been putting in the trash...
The Loch Ness monster of FR has surfaced.
or, more likely, a kick of the can further down the road.
Looks like we need to redo the ones we put in last time, for all the good they are. Be sure and only support RINOs that can win like Arnold so we won't get driver's licenses for illegals....Oh never mind.
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.