< link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://pointprogression.powerblogs.com" /> < link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://pointprogression.powerblogs.com" /> Point Progression: Would Duffman really read it?

Monday, April 18, 2005

Would Duffman really read it?

When would I agree with someone who calls current efforts by our democratic senators to use the filibuster to block ideologically motivated judicial appointments the work of "obstructionist dickheads"? Well, claiming to be "the blog Duffman would read" isn't a bad start. But Lee at Right Thinking from the Left Coast also has a pretty sound comparison to make, and some advice for the current head of the GOP to consider.

eliminating the power of the filibuster is more akin to the Vietnam-era statement that “we had to destroy the village in order to save it.” One day the GOP is going to be the minority party in Congress. (I think it’s going to happen sooner than anyone thinks. My prediction: look for the Democrats to pick up the Senate in 2006.) And when the find themselves in the minority, they’re sure as hell going to wish they had that filibuster.
Let's just hope he's right about the democrats picking up the senate in '06. The GOP's most recent and seemingly backfiring public perception of leaping to the tune of their radical theological constituents at the cost of everything else certainly doesn't hurt the prediction.

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