Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The McCain Mutiny!

I don't think my anger right now at the Republican Senators has a describable or printable adjective. If these Republican Senators think they've done the right thing, fine, BUT there will be consequences for bowing to the mushy middle. The people who are out there working their tails off and donating at a grass roots level aren't those from the mushy middle they are what Harry Reid last night called:

"Tonight the Senate has worked its will on behalf of reason and behalf of responsibility. We have sent President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and the radical arm of the Republican base an undeniable message: Abuse of power will not be tolerated, will not be tolerated by Democrats or Republicans. And your attempt, I say to the vice president and to the president, to trample the Constitution and grab absolute control is over." — Senate Democratic leader

Quote from Fox News.

Thanks to the 7 Senators who circumvented their Republican leadership and ignored what apparantly they believe are the radical base of their party.

Republican Senators who agreed to be railroaded by the minority party:
Mike DeWine of Ohio
Susan Collins of Maine
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island
John McCain of Arizona
John W. Warner of Virginia
Olympia J. Snowe of Maine.

I sure hope people in the states of these Senators work to replace these appeasers.

You might also want to check out The Jump Blog for his thoughts on this lack of Spine from the Republican Senate. Also I had written a week or so ago about the need for Senator Frist to find his spine.

Powerline has this wonderful quote from former Senator Zell Miller (gawd I love this guy!):
ZM: Absolutely, I'd support the "Nuclear Option." I would have supported it three years ago. In the language of the military, it's a "hill worth dying for," because if you don't stop this filibuster, you're never going to be able to get moderate judges, judges who will interpret the law rather than trying to make it.

I changed the title after seeing this reference from a commenter Glenn at Confirm Them. It was so good I had to use it.

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