Filibustered to Death

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Published: May 25, 2005

Filibustered to Death

May 25, 2005

After all of the usual Washington huffing and puffing where do we stand on presidential nominees to the Federal bench?

We stand where we stood before the so-called moderates reached an agreement to confirm some judges, reject others and forget about the ones already filibustered to death.

As I said in my column, I don't understand some republicans.

I guess they just can't handle power or the condemnation of the New York Times.

Politics is about winning, not only elections, but policy battles.

When democrats compromise, they live to fight another day.

When republicans compromise, they too often give up.

When democrats compromise they usually don't have the votes.

When they do have the votes, they don't compromise.

They know how to use political power and what it's for.

If republicans won't fight to confirm all the president's nominees, what happens when it's time to change the Supreme Court?

Will enough of them buckle that the court won't be changed?

Will John McCain and Lindsey Graham reach consensus and allow liberals to win the right as if they won the last election.


It's pathetic, isn't it?

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

Filibustered to Death