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  •  based upon mutual trust and confidence (none)
    If this compromise puts off the nuclear option and relys on mutual trust and confidence with this group of fanatics, well what have the Dems really done but stalled a bit.  Does anyone anywhere really believe that when the Dems try to filibuster the soon to be upcoming anti-choice Supreme Court dream nominee of the far right, the the words nuclear option won't be back again!  Mutual trust and confidence my ass!

    From CBS:

    The two-page memorandum of agreement said it is "based upon mutual trust and confidence."

    Under the terms, Democrats would agree to oppose any attempt to filibuster -- and thus block final votes -- on the confirmation of Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor. There is "no commitment to vote for or against" the filibuster against two other conservative nominees, Henry Saad and William Myers.

    Under the agreement, Democrats would pledge not to filibuster any of Bush's future appeals court or Supreme Court nominees except in "extraordinary circumstances."

    Political censorship is the root of all evil! It is the antithesis to a functional democracy!!

    by truthbetold on Mon May 23, 2005 at 05:25:15 PM PDT

    •  If he does that, he breaks the "trust" (none)
      And Frist will regret it politically. Everyone knows he wants to be President. He doesn't want to fuck up his chances.
      •  What Trust?? (none)
        I see this in terms of is it better to have the nuclear option thrust upon you now or when the Supreme Court nominee is at stake?  You cannot trust messengers from "their" God.

        Political censorship is the root of all evil! It is the antithesis to a functional democracy!!

        by truthbetold on Mon May 23, 2005 at 05:45:56 PM PDT

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