Wednesday, January 25, 2006
The Senate is currently in the midst of its debate on Alito's appointment to The Supreme Court. While I encouraged Democrats to support the nomination of Roberts, this nomination should have been fought tirelessly. As President Bush continues his move toward an authoritarian monarchy, Alito would actually support Bush's abuse of the Executive Office. This is beyond his ability to affect a woman's right to choose, civil right in the workplace, and the most basic of privacy and civil liberties.
History Being Un-made As We Speak...
The Republicans keep throwing out their catch phrase of "an up-or-down vote for every nominee." Yes. Unless you're Harriet Miers, in which case, all bets are off.
Some Democrats have reserved the right to filibuster, and I think that this is PRECISELY the time that they should test the backbone of the Republican party, given the current public opinion toward the Republican party.
Senator Schumer, the senior Senator from New York, is taking a tally of all calls coming into both his NYC (212.486.4430) and Washington D.C. (202.224.6542) offices in trying to decide whether a filibuster is appropriate. Make your voice heard!
Don't turn your head and pretend not to notice this. No TV? Fine... watch it here, or here. Don't go uninformed as your civil rights are about to be further eroded.
As a bonus, you can watch highlights such as Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) REPEATEDLY refer to Alito as Sca-lito!! It's happening AS I WRITE THIS!! Too funny!!
Posted by FleshPresser at 12:02 PM /
Kitten posted at 4:33 PM
Message sent! Petition vote submitted! Hopefully NOT ignored!
Thanks for the info.
Dr.John posted at 12:22 PM
Hey I like the guy. I think he will suprise both you and Busch. I hope he gets confirmed.