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Saturday, April 09, 2005

DEMOCRATS DECRY CONSTITUTION 
Lifenews.com, Senate Democrat Defends Position on Bush Judicial Nominees

In the Democrats weekly radio address this week, Senator Minority Leader Harry Reid criticized Republicans for trying to "rewrite the rules so they can get their way." The "rules" the Republicans are trying to "rewrite" allow a small minority of radical leftist senators to stonewall President Bush's judicial nominees by filibustering. Filibusters can be described as a liberal Senator spewing endless inanities, ad nauseum, on the Senate floor in order to prevent a simple up-or-down vote on a particular judge.

Unfortunately for the Democrats, the United States Constitution requires only a simple majority in the Senate to confirm a judicial nominee, not the 60 votes required by Senate rules to end a filibuster. Because the filibuster rule can be changed by a majority vote in the Senate, Republicans are moving to eliminate this rule because it has become a favorite tactic of the left to prevent the confirmation of non-leftist judges.

Senator Reid's whining about "rewriting" the "rules" is simply a reflection of the fact that the left has no other means of implementing its policies (e.g., abortion, euthanasia, property confiscation) other than through an unelected, unaccounable judicial branch. The liberals are so worried about losing ground on these issues that they've taken to arguing a completely stupid position: "The Constitution just isn't good enough!"
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