Tuesday, May 24, 2005

A Last-Minute Deal on Judicial Nominees

This is analogous (but not as serious) to appeasement of bullies. The Democrats had no ground on which to stand other than irresponsible and unprofessional rhetoric:

" Reid said: "Abuse of power will not be tolerated, and attempts to trample the Constitution and grab absolute control are over."

"We have kept the Republic," said Senator Robert C. Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia, who had fought the rules change as an abuse of Senate traditions.

The worst part is the out the Democrats have to filibuster under extraordinary circumstances with "extraordinary" left undefined.

There is no doubt the toothlessness of this photo op compromise is exposed here.

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