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Saturday, September 20, 2003

 

Republicans Wimp Out Again


Senate Republicans have wimped out once more. Miguel Estrada withdrew his nomination this past week after being held up on the Senate floor, the victim of a smear campaign and the lack of Republican backbone.

The Media will tell you Estrada's confirmation vote by the full Senate was blocked by a filibuster. But of you're wondering when it happened, keep wondering. Due to a procedural rule, wimpy Republicans allowed Senate Democrats to simply voice an objection which required 60 votes to overcome. Instead of making the Democrats sit there on the Senate floor and stop every piece of business in Congress, which would have gotten instant media attention and unequivocally portrayed the Democrats as the obstructionists they are, Republicans merely allowed the procedural vote which the media ignored. Spurred on by the victory, liberals will now keep up this strategy to block every nominee they don't like.

If the Democrats are going to filibuster, THEN MAKE THEM FILIBUSTER!! Make them shut down the country and the public pressure will build and build. When people ask why things aren't geting done, the Republicans simply say, "We have the votes, but Democrats won't let us vote. They're the ones filibustering, not us." Republicans haven;t had an issue like this in years and they let it be swept under the rug by the media and parliamentary tactics.

If the current Republicans can't stand up and fight, then it's time to elect those who will.

"Today's report confirms that, despite White House scare tactics, Social Security remains sound for decades to come.."

-? Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV) upon hearing reports that the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds will go bankrupt even earlier than predicted.

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