I’m done. The issue of judicial nominations has been talked to death and it’s time for Frist to grab Harry Reid by the collar and seat of his pants and toss his Nevada ass out. And if Frist is not willing to push the button on the nuclear option, he needs to be tossed as well.
The Republicans spend too damned much time negotiating compromises on issues that don’t need it. Change the flippin’ rule and call the vote.
I swear to God, this grotesque dance that’s been going on reminds me of the parent that continues to warn the child but never follows through. In the end they avoid a confrontation, but the kid walks away with what they want without consequence.
Now while Frist plays nice-nice with Harry and Harry buries the knife deeper into Bill’s back - do you think Bill heard about the “loser” comment – there are 6 other Republicans working on a deal the a pack of Democrats that will end the filibuster.
What kind of deal, why, one that gives the Democrats everything and the President NOTHING [emphasis added]:
Under the proposal, circulated in writing, Republicans would have to pledge no change through 2006 in the Senate's rules that allow filibusters against judicial nominees. For their part, Democrats would commit not to block votes…except in extreme circumstances.
What the hell does that mean? Is there a definition of “extreme circumstances”? Keep reading[emphasis added again]:
Each member would be free to determine what constituted an extreme circumstance.
Every circumstance is extreme under this agreement. Don’t you just love a deal when you get to make up the rules as you go along?
Are these Republicans really that damn stupid? Of course they are.
They have no backbone for a real fight out of fear that some jackass voter who never voted for them in the first place will call and threaten not to vote for them next time.
GET A FREAKING SPINE YOU IDIOTS. VOTERS GAVE YOU THE POWER FOR A REASON, NOW START USING IT.
STOP PLAYING KISSY FACE WITH THESE LEFTIST AND PULL THE GODDAMNED TRIGGER.
AS FOR OUR GOOD FRIEND FROM ARIZONA, MR. STRAIGHT TALK, SOMEONE RUN AGAINST THIS GUY NEXT TIME AND SEND HIM PACKING. I DON’T THINK THE PARTY CAN HANDLE ANY MORE OF THIS:
"This whole showdown is a symptom of the bitterness and partisanship that prevails here in Washington," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Tuesday on CBS'"The Early Show." He said there "should be a compromise out there that allows votes on most of the judges."
A VOTE ON “MOST” JUDGES? MOST? WHY NOT ALL, JOHN? THE PRESIDENT – A REPUBLICAN I MIGHT ADD - HAS NOMINATED THE PEOPLE HE WANTS AND YOU ASK FOR VOTES ON MOST OF THEM.
GET YOUR ASS BACK TO TUCSON, JOHN. YOU’RE NOT WANTED. YOU BRING NOTHING TO THE PARTY. YOU ARE WORTHLESS AS A REPUBLICAN SENATOR.
AND THE REST OF YOU CAN DO THE SAME IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE BALLS, SPINE OR GUTS TO TAKE ON THE LIKES OF TEDDY KENNEDY AND ROBERT “SHEETS” BYRD.
DAMN, I’M PISSED.