After all of the Dems' whining and complaining and lies, the Republicans blinked again.
I don't know how you feel about it, but I feel betrayed --- Again!
That was no compromise, because the Democrats got exactly what they had proposed earlier last week --- which was for the Republicans to throw overboard two (2) of the seven (7) Bush judicial nominees. They had said they would let the Republicans have their vote, only if they left off two [of their (Republican's) pick](?)
Did you see that press conference to announce the "compromise?"
The Dems had made no secret of the fact that they were going to stand together as one to hold up the Congress from doing any of the people's business, if the Republicans voted away the filibuster. The Dems had also said words to the effect that we do not need a President, because the Senate is not "under the President." Try telling that to them when Clinton was President and they had a brief stint (by one person) of being the majority, when Jeffords defected at a very crucial time (to be Independent and vote with the Dems). Now they have all gloated and gushed and said "the Senate has won and the American people have won." (McCain) Shortly thereafter, Reid held a press conference with other Dems and started slinging mud right away. It is atrocious. He sniped at the President and the Vice President and intimated they were dividers and much worst.
Those "moderate" Republicans made a laughing stock out of Frist and the President. They went over Frist's head (if they didn't, then he agreed with them). Just wait until the more crucial vote for Supreme Court Justices comes up. They are sure to blink again and "compromise." What kind of leadership is this?! Where is the backbone? You'd better believe when (if) the Dems get their chance to be "majority" again, they will do the same thing as before and will not give one inch to Republicans (because after all they would then be in the minority).
When you compromise with the devil (demo(n)crats) you are bound to catch hell.
Dear Lord, our Father, have mercy on us and enlighten the leadership to stand up for your truth and righteousness. In Jesus's name. Amen.