Monday, January 30, 2006

Democrats Self-Obstruct

Though several prominent Democrats are expected to join the John Kerry-led filibuster on Sam Alito’s Supreme Court confirmation, most agree they don’t have the numbers to succeed.

Some Democrats are saying more, though.

Barack Obama, Illinois Senator and future presidential candidate, says “procedural maneuvers” such as the filibuster are the “wrong way” of asserting the party’s agenda.

Barack, baby, when you’re the minority party, and the majority party is a radioactive runaway train, you’ve got to use what you’ve got to stop them. Should Democrats respect their party more for allowing Alito a smooth confirmation, or because they at least tried to stop it? I go with the latter.

In conceding that Alito will likely make the cut, Obama said, "…if we're going to oppose a nominee… we've got to persuade the American people that, in fact, their values are at stake."

That sounds like election language, O. The president picked Alito, and we don’t get to vote him in, nor will we get to vote him out of he turns out to be the wolf in judge’s robes he’s purported to be.

Many prominent Democrats have warned that a Democratic filibuster will be used by Republicants to frame the former as “obstructionist.”

They absolutely will frame it that way, because that’s how they work. And their devoted Kool-Aid-drinking minions will buy every word of it. But those kind of people are already a lost cause to Democrats; I wouldn’t waste any time or energy on them.

When the 2006 elections roll around, Republicants will ratchet up their “obstructionist” rhetoric. I hope Democrats will not hesitate to counter with this White House’s own stonewalling on pre-Iraq war intelligence, Hurricane Katrina response efforts, Jack Abramoff, Plamegate, NSA and too much other crap to type.

When it comes time to do battle – in Congress or at the polls – we’ll be looking to Democratic leaders to step up to the plate, not just cede the “obstructionist” rhetoric to Republicants. Two can play at that game. It's time to suit up and get in there.

13 comments:

Paddys_Gal said...

Well said, Pete. You (and Senator Kerry's piece on HuffPo) have convinced me that the Dems should fight this 'till the end.

Pete Bogs said...

we take criticism if we fight and we take criticism if we don't; I say we should go down fighting on this one...

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

sorry, this is off topic

how do you get that little picture of yourself to appear in the comment area?

/grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Pete Bogs said...

go into Settings, then Comments, then click “Yes” for “Show profile images on comments?” then save...

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

10-4 but where can i keep the rotty picture?
I dont want to use flikr
can the one use with my posts be somehow stored within my blogger dashboard?

thanks bogs

/grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Pete Bogs said...

my post picture also shows within my dashboard... it's the same as my profile... if you're talking about STORING one pic and POSTING another, I don't know... either way, I had to go into the html code to post my picture...

infinitesimal said...

Yes, I would have rather had that one bus-driver lady, the chick who wrote "No." on her essay exam.
A-course, we get rid of this prick, who KNOWS what sort of alien life form Bush will go with next....wait, is THIS one a human even?

PS:
I really hate this fuckin word verification crap.

NOBODY is going to spam mail you, turn it off for f**ck's sake!!

and PPS: Infini sez thanx for the compliments!

Pete Bogs said...

um, I was getting spam until I started using it...

infinitesimal said...

Oh, OK,

This is why I do not let VB out to comment often....

Now, lets see, squint...pig nose, oh yes...type type type.....

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p....l....u....h....l....e...e...s...e?

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