Friday, December 03, 2004

Senate GOP Seeks to Curtail Filibusters

Senate Republicans are preparing to bring out the heavy weapons against the filibuster, a Senate tradition that has its linguistic origins in the pirates who once captured ships and held their crews for ransom. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., says "tyranny by the minority" must end and he will do whatever it takes. That includes what some call the "nuclear option" to stop Democrats from using the filibuster to block President Bush (news - web sites)'s judicial nominees.

Here we go -- this is the whole shootin' match.Nobody is going to really focus on the hypocricy of the REpublican position, and if they succeed here, the game is over.


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