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Friday, May 20, 2005

PA-Sen: Under the Radar Wingnuttery From Santorum

Posted by Tim Tagaris

In the midst of running around and comparing people he disagrees with with to Nazis (See the Democratic Party & the New York Times), it's easy for a quote like this to get lost in the shuffle:

"Now we are forced to do something that societies often do when people can't control their desires. We have to pass laws to stop their desires."
That's Senator Rick Santorum on the Democratic attempts to save the filibuster. And if you ponder it for any longer than a second, it sheds some light on his line of thought on a number of topics, most notably equal rights for the GLBT community.

Posted at 09:05 PM in Pennsylvania | Technorati



Keep it up man. I am really, really enjoying this.

It is almost like a great comedy show or something.

Posted by: DanielUA [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 20, 2005 09:25 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Good ol' Senator "Snot Weasel". He has a million of them!

Here is a thought: It seems to me that the procedure that makes the "Nuclear Option" possible could be used for anything. Any rule could be suspended with this method. I can't see why the majority could simply say that all members of the minority are prohibited from speaking on the floor of the Senate. It appears to be a procedure in which the majority can do whatever they want.

Am I wrong? I hope I am because if I'm right about this, it means the end of the minority to do anything in the Senate except at the whim of the majority.

Posted by: TR from PA [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 20, 2005 10:18 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment