Friday :: Jan 27, 2006

The Call To Battle? Why Bother?


by pessimist

Kerry Pushes Filibuster of Alito Nomination.

Kerry was in Davos, Switzerland, attending the World Economic Forum when he called for the filibuster Thursday, writing a statement saying, "We can't afford to see the court's swing vote, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, replaced with a far-right ideologue like Samuel Alito."

But it's too little, too late John.

Kerry Gets Cool Response to Call to Filibuster Alito

Democrats cringed and Republicans jeered at the awkwardness of his gesture, which almost no one in the Senate expects to succeed.

[W]hen the Democratic caucus met Wednesday to discuss the nomination, he gave an impassioned plea that the party should try to stage a filibuster even if it failed, people present said, speaking only if granted anonymity because the meeting was private.

In the end the party leaders were not persuaded by Mr. Kerry's appeal.
Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, sounded almost apologetic about Mr. Kerry's statements. "No one can complain on this matter that there hasn't been sufficient time to talk about Judge Alito, pro and con," Mr. Reid said on the Senate floor. "I hope that this matter will be resolved without too much more talking."

And on Friday, Senator Joseph Biden, a Delaware Democrat and member of the Judiciary Committee who voted against Mr. Alito there, said he would not support a filibuster and doubted one would happen.

The Democrats are beyond redemption. They think they still have some political power and moral influence in this Radical Republican Religious nation:

Some senators at the meeting said an unsuccessful filibuster would leave the party weakened for future battles. Some said a messy and unsuccessful filibuster fight would distract from the Democratic focus on other issues like corruption in government and wiretapping by the Bush administration.

They can do nothing. They are the minority in the Congress and cannot get laws passed. They cannot enforce the voting laws, or protect the vote count from corruption. They cannot prevent the courts from being stuffed with Bu$hCo operatives. There is no longer any room for anti-Bu$hCo political action in this nation.

That option is now forever closed.

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