26 April 2005

Senate Filibuster Must Reads

An excellent post from Hugh Hewitt on the filibuster of judicial nominees by the senate. A must read.

"There was exactly one refusal to close debate on a judicial nominee in the entire 20th century, and that was a favor to a sitting Supreme Court justice about to be embarrassed by defeat who withdrew his nomination immediately afterwards and resigned soon after because of ethics problems.
Since January, 2003, there have been 20 different refusals to close debate on judicial nominees. This disfigurement of Senate tradition, disguised as the appropriate application of a rule intended for legislative debates, must and will end."

That is it. That is all there is to the argument on the filibuster.

"Take time this weekend while watching the NFL draft or pursuing whatever relaxation you chose, to call the Congressional switchboard at 202-225-3121 and leave messages for GOP Senators Chaffee of Rhode Island, Collins of Maine, DeWine of Ohio, Hagel of Nebraska, Snowe of Maine, Sununu of New Hampshire, Voinovich of Ohio and Warner of Virginia to urge them to vote to end the filibuster. Please also leave a message with Senator Frist to schedule the vote before the May recess. E-mails for all senators are here. "

Also this Bruce Fein Op-Ed piece in the WashTimes highlighting the central fallacy self absorbed democrats wish to protect most; pretending a right to abortion exists in the US Constitution. I've read it, the document says no such thing. It's not in there, and no amount Blackmun et als tortured logic and wishing it to be so, does not make it so.

And believe it or not, none other than the LA Times weighs in in favor of "Nuking the Filibuster".

Light on the blogging, heavy on the packing and moving preparation -SpinDaddy