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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Bench memos

The Corner blog over at National Review Online has this temporary blog about the pending battle in the U.S. Senate over the filibuster. The latest indications I am seeing and hearing at Power Line and NRO and The Hugh Hewitt Show are that the Republican Party will have the votes to win. (But as Deacon at Power Line points out, there could be a compromise. If there is, it is important to note that such a compromise would be cast out of the very real power options that the Republicans hold. I think such a one would therefore have to be favorable to Republicans.)

Janice Rogers Brown, if accepted by the Senate, would serve as a judge for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It's easy to see why the Democrats are so rabid in their opposition to her placement on this court, as it's the most runaway, radical court in the country. Bringing a judge of Ms. Brown's competence and adherence to the Constitution of the United States, and away from radical activism, might erode one of the last holdouts of runaway liberalism that the Democrats have left after losing three consecutive election cycles in general elections.

The American public is sick of seeing the business of our nation's government bogged down by petty obstructionism. They want to see business moving forward. I don't think it's asking too much for Janice Rogers Brown to get the benefit of a straightforward vote on her nomination by the president. As I've said before, such obstructionism on the part of the Democrats will bode very badly for them in the next elections. And Democrats threaten to shut down the Senate if the Constitution Option to stop this filibustering is employed. Another big mistake by the Democrats if they commit to this.

The only comparable thing they could do to worsen their scenario would be if they were to choose Howard Dean as chairman of the party.

Oh, that's right.....they already did choose Howard Dean as chairman. Big mistakes on their part are being committed.


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