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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Nuclear Fallout: More From the Field

Posted by Tim Tagaris

Working for Change: (David Sirota) Good news on the filibuster issue being resolved, at least for now. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democratic Caucus really managed to make the Republican leadership look like the extremist thugs they are.

Working for Change: (David Sirota Part II) First and foremost - the radical right is freaking out. That means that, policy-wise, we've not only done something right by defeating the "nuclear" option, but we've opened up a divide between the lunatic fringe wing of the GOP, and the (albeit dying and tiny) mainstream wing.

Senator Russ Feingold: This is not a good deal for the U.S. Senate or for the American people. Democrats should have stood together firmly against the bullying tactics of the Republican leadership abusing their power as they control both houses of Congress and the White House.

MyDD: (Chris Bowers Part II) The Nuclear Option debacle is over, and I for one am glad. As much as it helped shed sunlight on the extremist, theocon wing of the Republican Party, it also dragged on for two months and sucked as much air out of the news and the blogosphere as I have seen any issue accomplish since the election.

Posted at 12:21 AM in Nuclear Option | Technorati


First, to repeat someone else's observation (I'm not sure whose anymore) Frist loses, McCain wins.

That alone is a democratic victory, shifting the republicans left is the gretest victory we can acheive. Second Reid trounces Frist. Frist has to say two incredibly impolitic things:
1) I was no a party to the biggest showdown in the senate this term. He looks weak, every jab the right threw at Kerry is now applicable to Frist.
2) His mealy mouth praise of the agreement. He actually mention an 'up or down vote' that wasn't in the agreement! Taljk about pandering!

Last, Ive said it before and I'll say it again, we now get to filibuster whoever we want. RedState seems to be the only conservative blog Ican find who doesn't think it's a horrible deal and the left has a mixed reaction. If that doesn't signify vistory, I don't know what does.

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