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We Saith Truly, The Doctor Findeth his Spine
Jim Abrams has written an article where he notes that Dr. Bill Frist, the majority leader of the United States Senate, said that his fellow "Republican," Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, will have to prove himself worthy of being placed in charge of the powerful Judiciary Committee when the new caucus votes soon. This stems from Mr. Specterís announcement, after winning his latest term ins squeakers in both the primary and general elections, that appeared to indicate that he would block pro-life nominees from the Federal Courts.
"That loud roar you hear in the background is applause from thrilled Republicans across the nation, for they finally see that their heart surgeon senator has a spine, and he is willing to use it! Bravo!"
Dr. Frist, wanted to make it clear that a chairman must understand that he is responsible "to the feelings, the wishes, the beliefs, the values, the procedures that are held by the majority of that committee." The Majority leader then added that Specter, as chairman, "has a clear obligation ... to take what the president nominates (and) get that nomination through committee." That loud roar you hear in the background is applause from thrilled Republicans across the nation, for they finally see that their heart surgeon senator has a spine, and he is willing to use it! Bravo! As we know, the illness of the Chief Justice, and even The November 13 scare about the health of Vice President Cheney, will require conservatives to have the freedom to obey the people, without a loony and immature minority trying to obstruct progress by any means possible.
Conservativity is already on record as supporting Clarence Thomasí elevation to Chief Justice, and the use of the "nuclear option" to break all filibusters on judicial nominees if needed. We even go as far as to advocate, in the event of a Democrat-incited "nuclear winter," where they use filibuster to stop all Senate business, the use of the relatively novel "thermonuclear option" to forever quash the filibuster, a change that many conservatives and liberals advocate. The only question as to whether or not this would work is the GOP headcount in the Senate. Subtracting the "liberal four" GOP members (Specter, Snowe, Chaffee, Collins), we now have 51 votes for any judge or justice we so choose, and we also have enough votes to use one or both nuclear options. It may well be that our beloved senator did not lack a spine, but rather the big stick necessary to enforce that which his spine so desperately wanted to do -- enact the GOP agenda. The people, again showing the wisdom that God gave them, have responded. They gave us 55 senators, effectively removing the shackles that the tyrants in the minority attempt to impose, namely the use of unconstitutional filibusters to keep liberal wackos in charge of the judiciary branch. No more!
"It may also be that Senator Frist is sending a signal to the people that Mr. Specter, dean of the GOPís íliberal four,í was against using the nuclear option. The nominations of Kuhl, Estrada and others went down in flames partly because of the intransigence of these four lefties who hide behind the elephant logo. Ahhh, but we elephants have long memories."
It may also be that Senator Frist is sending a signal to the people that Mr. Specter, dean of the GOPís "liberal four," was against using the nuclear option. The nominations of Kuhl, Estrada and others went down in flames partly because of the intransigence of these four lefties who hide behind the elephant logo. Ahhh, but we elephants have long memories. Mr. Specterís statements will ring badly with the GOP caucus in the Senate. I think that weíll see Mr Specter on the committee, but not in the charmanís seat. This will be good for America. The GOP is much more committed to the principle that government derives from the people, not vice versa.
Dr. Frist, we are with you. If you use the Nuke option, weíre there with you 100%. Use the thermo option, weíre with you 100%. Specter as a janitor in the committee room? The cheers will deafen you. You have our support and your spine, and those things together ought to be sufficient to effectuate the will of the people as expressed at the Ballot Box.