Rebelling Against the Filibuster Compromise

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The following 18 Senators voted against Priscilla Owen's cloture vote, ignoring the agreement made last night which promised that Owen and two others would get final conformation votes. That 18 senators voted against cloture means they don't accept the agreement and wanted to prevent Owen from getting passed the obstructionist stage.

So now when Democrats most likely enact the "extraordinary circumstances" provision to filibuster reasonable nominees, these 18 politicians have no right attacking Senator Frist for reviving the nuclear option if it ever comes down to it. Remember these 18 names, especially Barbara Boxer.

Biden (D-DE)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Corzine (D-NJ)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Feingold (D-WI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Levin (D-MI)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Murray (D-WA)
Reed (D-RI)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Stabenow (D-MI)

Roll Call courtesy of Michele Malkin's blog.

While Democrats may use their "extraordinary circumstances" provision responsibly, I have little faith considering how quickly some have jumped to conclusions regarding religious politicians. A reader just accused me of supporting a theocracy because I see nothing wrong with judges who have religious convictions. It's okay to believe in God, and it doesn't mean those who do inject it into the workplace.