5.20.2005

It's official. The party is over.



I'm sorry, but are you serious?

Now, we all knew that the Democrats have been floundering. There's no basis to the party, there is no inspiration, there is no leadership, and there is not a ball to share amongst them.

But the fact that the Democrats are conceding the only real leverage they have -- and by that I mean the ability to filibuster -- to "extraordinary circumstances" (whatever that means) and are basically giving a rubber stamp to five of the seven judges that are up for a vote that they have attempted to block?

Including Priscilla Owen, who the Democrats have successfully blocked four times. Was there not a reason for that?

So, what is left for the Democrats to bend over and take?

Well, Bush threatened today to veto a bill expanding public funding for embryonic stem cell research that may reach him early next week. He stated:

I made [it] very clear to the Congress that the use of federal money, taxpayers' money, to promote science which destroys life in order to save life, I'm against that. Therefore if the bill does that, I will veto it.

So, with no actual political leverage, since the one thing that the Democrats still had going for the -- the filibuster -- they gave up, unless the measure passes by a veto-proof margin of 290 I guess that Korea will be left making all of the advancements in this field.

person x at 12:39 PM

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at Friday, May 20, 2005 1:12:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

Is there something inherent in the Democratic make-up that requires that the party just roll over at the first sign of opposition? Seriously--we could win this fight! Everyone but the freepers hate the nuclear option! And the Democrats have confirmed over 200 of Bush's judicial nominees--we're talking about a handful of reactionary judges that are being blocked.

Christ on a cracker. Can we just fire Harry Reid? Please?

 

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