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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Why we should worry about Howard Dean

I have a feeling this Nuclear Option really has exposed Howard Dean's shortcomings.

After all, per a series of Articles this morning on, the Republicans pretty much got what they wanted, and liberals have, once again, been squashed (but, this time, not COMPLETELY squashed).

Just mostly squashed.

I guess Holly's worries were justified, but not, perhaps, for the reasons she historically cites.

I think the real worries are that, as head of the DNC, he's been too quiet and too polite of late - and we are still, vigorously, rigorously, and regularly, being trounced.

Even Dean and his "Radicalness" don't seem to be enough to slow these people down: just seven guilty minds with the owner's heads up an elephant's ass.

What the hell sort of Nation is this, Blanche?

Here is what conservative commentators have to say:

Right wing bloggers howl over Senate deal

-- Eric Boehlert

Speaking at the press conference yesterday that announced the compromise to avert a filibuster showdown, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., conceded some conservatives would be angry at him for not helping to push the nuclear button. That's putting it mildly. If the right-wing bloggers are any indication, hardcore conservatives think the GOP gave away the store and delivered a key victory to Democrats.

[08:08 EDT, May 24, 2005]

And here's what a credible commentator has to say:

Done deal -- for now

The "Group of 14" moderates defuse the nuclear option, but who really wins and loses in the filibuster compromise? And how close are we to the next showdown?

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By Tim Grieve

May 24, 2005 | Rejecting the plans of their leaders and the demands of the religious right, seven Republican senators joined seven Democrats Monday night in a last-minute agreement to avert the nuclear option and preserve, at least in theory, the Democrats' right to filibuster future judicial nominees. The war over judicial nominees isn't over; it may well explode again this summer, when George W. Bush will almost certainly have a chance to nominate a Supreme Court justice. But round one is done, and it goes to Senate tradition, the storied but seldom seen collegiality among senators -- and to the Democrats.

It's enough to make me want to puke in my shoes.

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