Saturday, May 07, 2005
On this day:

VOTE as a Four Letter Word

Schumer Urges Bush to Rein in Judge Fight By DEVLIN BARRETT (This is kinda like an arsonist complaining about all the burning buildings in the neighborhood. Read on.)
Sen. Charles Schumer, a leading Democrat in the fight over judicial nominees, urged President Bush to intervene and rein in the strongest conservative critics of Democratic opposition to some candidates. Schumer, D-N.Y., delivered his party's weekly radio address Saturday, in which he decried "a whiff of extremism in the air the likes of which we haven't seen in decades." Without naming any, Schumer criticized "small groups ... trying to undermine the age-old checks and balances that the Founding Fathers placed at the center of the Constitution." Democrats have blocked 10 of Bush's appellate court choices with the threat of filibusters, which means those nominees would need 60 votes to be confirmed. Republicans are considering using their majority to change rules to require a simple majority vote for confirmation.
The only "whiff" I smell is from Dems losing control of their bodily functions at the thought that 10 more conservative judges get confirmed. *Whew* All this begs the question, Senator Schumer, why are conservatives complaining so? Perhaps because the opposing party is "trying to undermine the age-old voting procedure that the Founding Fathers placed at the center of the Constitution"?