Monday, March 07, 2005

I wonder if he filibustered KKK nominations too?

Today's reason why liberals suck comes from the Wall Street Journal. Turns out former Klansman and current obstructionist senator Robert Byrd is not only a bigot, he's a hypocrite, too:

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110006383

Apparantly, if you're Mr. Byrd, the majority rules--unless he's in the minority, in which case the views of the minority must be respected to the point of not even allowing a VOTE on judicial nominees unless the Democrats approve. And Robert Byrd's not the only Democrat that has changed his position on filibusters since Bush has been elected and the senate has gone Republican. Here are some quotes from other Democratic senators on CLINTON'S judicial nominees:

Tom Daschle (D-SD): "I find it simply baffling that a Senator would vote against even voting on a judicial nomination."

Edward Kennedy (D-MA): "If our ... colleagues don't like them, vote against them. But give them a vote."

Patrick Leahy (D-VT): "I have stated over and over again ... that I would object and fight against any filibuster on a judge, whether it is somebody I opposed or supported."

Joseph Lieberman (D-CT): The filibuster "has unfortunately become a commonplace tactic to thwart the will of the majority."

Today's reason why liberals suck: their obstructionist tactics in the senate and unwillingness to allow Bush's judicial nominees to even come up for a vote. Mr. Byrd, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Leahy, and Mr. Lieberman: it's time to live up to your words and stop the hypocrisy.

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