Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Democrats Win Filibuster War

One need look no further than the quotes from various politicians to see it:


"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."
Harry Reid

"…was a huge loss for the right wing. ... It was clearly a loss for the president because he was getting accustomed to ramming things through the House and the Senate without any confrontation. It was a win for America because minority rights were supported."
Howard Dean

"Thank you very much Leader Reid. On behalf of the House Democrats I am here to say, 'Thank you for your courageous leadership to help us all honor our oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

"The Republicans' abuse of power and attempts to subvert the Constitution must stop. You have made great progress here in the Senate. Hopefully, we can make some with the principles of civility in the House.”
Nancy Pelosi

"big victory"
Barbara Boxer


"It has some good news and it has some disappointing news and it will require careful monitoring."
Bill Frist

"Overall this is a major disappointment on principle...This so-called deal is disappointing for all of us who believe in the principle that persons should be accorded the fairness and due process of an up or down vote."
George Allen

"The jubilation over the deal ... suggests that this is the first time a Band-Aid has been invented,"
Kit Bond

"I don't like it. I think we should have an up-or-down vote on all of these fine individuals,"
Kay Bailey Hutchison

I have a suggestion for Frist...Bring up Henry Saad and William Myers for a vote tommorow and force Lindsay Graham and John Warner to put their money where their mouth is. I want to see these two vote against cloture as their deal would require.

Still nothing from MSM on Linda Foley. On Friday, May 13 she stated:

"It's not just U.S. journalists either, by the way. They target and kill journalists from other countries, particularly Arab countries, at news services like Al Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios, with impunity."

Members of the Press continue exercising their Constitutional Option of not reporting anything negative about themselves.

In Sports:

Nats 3, Reds 4
Nats lose in extra innings. Have lost 4 out of last 5.

Braves 4, Mets 0

Clemson Moves into Top 20 in USA Today Baseball Poll. Currently ranked 19th.