There goes the neighborhood
By a 72-25 vote, the Senate cut off a symbolic filibuster attempt today on the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel A. Alito Jr., all but assuring that the federal appeals court judge will be confirmed Tuesday morning by the Senate.I still can't understand why the senate Democrats couldn't have mustered at least a 24 hour filibuster to rob Dubya Dowrong of his moment of malapropian gloating during tomorrow night's SOTU.
At least my senators both voted NO on the cloture and will vote NO on confirmation tomorrow. That, plus they both put in a solid effort to rally their colleagues to support the filibuster. Too bad there are so many cowards on the left side of the aisle who are still afraid of the American Taliban in their respective states.
Frankly, I think that the silent majority would have found the "obstructionism" refreshing, despite the CW of the MSM bloviators who would have them (and us) believe otherwise.