April 26, 2005

Filibuster tactic 'smacks of hypocrisy'
Ah yes, that noble tradition of being a gigantic asshole because you can't get your way -- crybaby republicans want to ban the over-200-year-old tradition of filibustering because some 5% of their judicial nominees have been blocked.

By claiming that the filibuster rule is unconstitutional, Senate conservatives will be engaging in exactly what they say they are trying to prevent: activist readings of the Constitution to get a desired result by being unfaithful to the text. Even the most jaded observer must be stunned by such brazen and open hypocrisy.

Gee, what's the Democrats' problem? This one doesn't seem too extremist...

Just days after a bitterly divided Senate committee voted along party lines to approve her nomination as a federal appellate court judge, California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown told an audience Sunday that people of faith were embroiled in a "war" against secular humanists who threatened to divorce America from its religious roots.

Welcome to the coming Inquisition.


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