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Monday, May 23, 2005

Driving the Wedge

Posted by DavidNYC

Regardless of what you think of the filibuster deal we cut tonight - and I can't say I'm a big fan of it - the outrage in wingnuttia is truly berserk. Our friends at Crooks & Liars have compiled an awesome assemblage of conservative froth and venom. The fact is, no matter how grumpy some of us on the left might be right now, Bill Frist drove an enormous wedge between the Republican leadership in Washington and the right-wing base tonight. It's our job to hammer that wedge even further.

Even Darth Dobson is spluttering with rage and already making threats:

This Senate agreement represents a complete bailout and betrayal by a cabal of Republicans and a great victory for united Democrats.


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.

Go follow that Crooks & Liars link for more winger vein-popping. Keep reminding the right of how their leadership "betrayed" them today and their blood will keep boiling. As I say, this is going to be a good wedge issue for the foreseeable future, especially if the Dems do find a way to filibuster any future nominees.

Posted at 11:07 PM in Nuclear Option | Technorati


It looks to me like the Democrats agreed to kill the filibuster to save the filibuster.

Am I missing something? Didn't the Democrats agree not to filibuster to preserve their right to filibuster? Going in all Bush wanted was a judge as radical as Scalia or Thomas. Now Bush can nominate a judge as radical as Owens or Brown and the Democrats have already agreed not to filibuster them.

If Bush nominates two or three judges as radical as Owens or Brown, Scalia and Thomas will be in the new centrist middle of the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Gary Boatwright [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 23, 2005 11:50 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I think this is a major victory. We taught our selves to fish at the price of one fish to the Reeps.

Good day.

Posted by: Non-Fat Latte Liberal [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 24, 2005 01:46 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment