Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Republican Backbone Is Still In Town


Praise to God! The Republican Backbone is Still In Town. Senator Frist just announced on the floor of the Senate that "the Constitutional Option" is still on the table. He said he did not sign off on "The Memorandum of Understanding," which was signed by 14 Senators last night (reps from both sides). Sen. Frist said he did not agree that the terms went far enough. It was a joy to see this morning and to hear.

Sen. Reid has tried to change the terms already. Reid made a move on the floor to try to change the schedule, but Sen. Frist held his ground (as well he should have). He has let it be known, forthrightly, that he will not allow judicial obstruction. "I hope that progress continues," he said.

Reid said he supported "The Memo," and Reid claimed the "threat of Nuclear Option" was gone from the table (babble, babble, babble). Reid said he supported the "agreement" and was thankful the 14 Senators kept *him* apprised of what they were doing every step of the way. But, Reid is still trying to change the schedule of voting on the judges in the Senate. Now they are going after the nomination of Bolton for U.N. They are already making plans to block the Bolton vote.

Drives me up a wall to see how manipulative the Dems continue to be.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) also said that "The Constitutional Option," has not been taken off the table.

Bless God From Zion!
Our God is on the move! Praise His Holy and Everlasting Name.
Thank You, O God, for we know You alone are above all things. You are really Real.
And we are so grateful that You heard and answered our prayer right quick to set the heart of the Republicans to do what is just and righteous in Your sight. Their voices are truly strong, indeed. In Jesus's name. Amen.

The Senate Hearing on the Nomination of Justice Priscilla Owens is now on tv.
I am watching it on Cable TV - C-SPAN 2 - U.S. Senate. It is also being simulcast by radio.

The Republicans Blinked AGAIN!

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.