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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Fifth Rant: The Senate and the Judicial System

Since President Bush was reelected in November, we had been hearing a lot of talk from both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate about judicial nominations. First, Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (Republican from Pennsylvania) said that Bush had better not nominate any controversial judges to federal posts, only to recant his statement after criticism from his constituents and fellow Republicans in the Senate . Then most recently we hear talk about the Republicans employing a Constitutional option to block any Democratic filibusters. It's ironic that the Democrats moaned and whined about the filibuster when they were in control of the Senate and now they want to protect the very thing they complained about. One of Rush Limbaugh's 35 Undeniable Truths of life says that Liberals attempt through judicial activism what they cannot win at the ballot box, number 26 of 35. I totally agree with that Truth of Life. The Democrats are so eager to regain control of Congress that they'll do anything to accomplish their goal. When the Republicans employ the Constitutional option, that will be the death knell for the Democratic Party as we know it.

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