Why we should worry about Howard Dean
After all, per a series of Articles this morning on Salon.com, 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.
Read the full articles at Salon.com; registration required (either the free "Day Pass" or a subscription) but well worth the read.