Friday, January 18, 2008

The Donks are Playing Games Again on Judicial Nominations

The Dirty Donks have been obstructing the approval of judges nominated by President Bush for 6 years, playing games, slandering the nominees and generally being babies about the whole process. Now they want to play more games by invoking the "Thurmond Rule."
( - Confirmation of nominees to the federal bench has been one of the most contentious issues between Congress and the Bush administration. The president has won some and lost some, but a contested Senate precedent dubbed the "Thurmond Rule" may cripple any nominations for the rest of Bush's term.

The Thurmond Rule is an informal understanding that during a presidential election year no controversial judges will be considered or acted on, and only consensus nominees will go on to Senate floor votes. The policy supposedly dates back to the 1980s, when the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The key word to this rule lies with "controversial."

To a Donk, a "controversial" judge is anyone to the Right of Joseph Stalin, thus they mean they are going to hold up all the nominees, which isn't right.

Actually, I think the Donks are doing this, not to mess with Bush, but to forestall any more conservative judges, because they think that a Donk will make it into the White house, and that Donk will nominate their own.

They aren't called Dirty Donks for no reason.

Mr Minority

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