- Bush, the GOP, and the religious right say they want judges who will stick to the original understanding of the Constitution. Such judges are needed to rid the country of the plague of results-driven decisions that give the Constitution ever-changing meanings depending on political convenience.
- The only way to get rid of the filibuster and get more of those would-be judges on the bench is to have a majority of the Senate vote in favor of a ruling by the Vice President that the cloture rule is unconstitutional.
- No sane person, and not even most GOP Senators, thinks the cloture rule is unconstitutional.
- Therefore, if they go to the nuclear option, the GOP will be passing a formal Senate resolution giving the Constitution a new meaning for purposes of current political convenience.
Friday, May 20, 2005
Arnold P. California | Friday, May 20, 2005 |