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  •  That's it. (none)
    I've had enough.  

    So Robert Byrd, the "historian" of the Senate, the one who is most passionate in his Constitution-based arguments, one of the most vociferious anti-Bush Administration Senators, is supporting Alito because he is afraid it will jeopardize his re-election chances.  

    When Alito ascends to the Supreme Court, I will be become convinced of something that up until that point I thought was only a mere possibility:  that the Democratic Party, or more accurately, the Democrats in both houses of Congress, is nothing more than the "straight man" in this grotesque burlesque show that is American democracy.  They are only window dressing, providing the fig leaf necessary to cover the flaccid phallus of neocon tyranny.  

    Senate Democrats have no spine, no principles, and no shame.  

    I pity you, Sen. Byrd.  I thought we could count on you.  

    We are all fucked.  

    •  Hard to disagree... (none)
      I guess that, at age 88, he doesn't have much else in his life and he's holding onto his seat for dear life.  It's funny, b/c didn't he talk about Scalito's record on mining safety in light of the recent disasters only 1-2 days ago?

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 01:00:22 PM PST

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