Sunday, November 6, 2005

It's Filibuster Time

Judge Alito is an outside-the-mainstream radical. If ever there was a time for Senate Democrats to filibuster, this is it.

If the Democrats are reluctant to filibuster because the Republicans may use the nuclear option to take filibuster away, then the Republicans have already taken it away. Senate Democrats should filibuster because it's the right thing to do, and because judicial filibuster is part of Senate tradition. If the Republicans choose to destroy the Senate in response, that's their call.

My hope is that sane moderate Republicans, like our own Senator John Warner, will not let this happen. No one nomination, or administration, is more important than the Senate and its traditions.

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