Jan 30, 2006

True colors

Those mutha-freakin' bastards in the Senate voted today to move forward with Scalito's nomination to the Supreme Court. And when I say "mutha-freakin' bastards," I am specifically including:
  • Robert Byrd (D-W.V.)
  • Tim Johnson (D-S.D.)
  • Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)
  • Ben Nelson (D-Neb.)
Along with the 15 other Democrats who pretty much handed over the Supreme Court justice position to Alito today.

I wonder, do these senators really and truly believe that Alito is the best person to fill that spot on the judiciary, or are they just too fucking lazy to get into it with the Republicans? Seriously.

This quote from Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, says it best:
This vote is painful proof that a majority of senators will not stand up for women's rights, civil rights and our right to privacy when it counts the most.
Indeed. But Atrios provides a list of the 25 Democratic senators who did just that. I can now breathe a sigh of relief that Boxer and Feinstein are part of this list.


MikeJ said...

Many of these are the same wishy-washy Democrats that supported DR-CAFTA, the free trade agreement that is anything but fair trade. They've lost their touch.

That being said, I think there's a real lesson in all of this, and it's being best articulated by Sen. Barack Obama. Alito is bad for America, and doesn't represent American values. But as Sen. Obama pointed out, holding out for a filibuster shouldn't have been the Dems plan.

"These last-minute efforts - using procedural maneuvers inside the Beltway - I think has been the wrong way of going about it," Obama said. "We need to recognize, because Judge Alito will be confirmed, that, if we're (Democrats) going to oppose a nominee that we've got to persuade the American people that, in fact, their values are at stake. And frankly, I'm not sure that we've successfully done that."

That is why we're facing three more years of George W. Bush, and an uphill climb to take back Congress, despite major corruption charges against Republicans. And that's maybe the most frustrating thing in all of this.

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