Getting Some Perspective

Feeling down and discouraged after yesterdays’™ filibuster attempt failed? Don’™t. Believe it or not progress was made. I feel a bit better after reading this from Digby:

‘œIt Is The Only Way We Can Live’

So we only got 25 Senators to vote for a filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee who, if defeated, would be replaced [...]

Commentary By: sukabi

Feeling down and discouraged after yesterdays’™ filibuster attempt failed? Don’™t. Believe it or not progress was made. I feel a bit better after reading this from Digby:

‘œIt Is The Only Way We Can Live’

So we only got 25 Senators to vote for a filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee who, if defeated, would be replaced by someone just as bad by a president in the pocket of his radical right wing. Well.

Do you know how many votes the Republicans managed to get when uber wingnut Antonin Scalia was confirmed? 98. And Democrats had a majority. We didn’™t have to even think about a filibuster. We couldn’™t defeat Clarence Thomas and we had a majority, a huge push from women’™s groups and a very dramatic set of hearings that went into the wee hours of the morning. It is very, very tough to do.

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When your’™re done finishing Digby, hop over to firedoglake for Jane’™s take. And then phone, fax or email these guys and thank them for standing up for you.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 by Richard Blair |
Category: Civil Liberties

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