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View Diary: The 'Up or Down Vote' talking point is dead (73 comments)

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  •  I hope the Dems (none)
    wrap that "Up or Down" bullshit around the neck of every wingnut who spouted it.
    •  UP or Down B.S. (none)
      Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison R-TX, a member of the Republican leadership said on MSNBC that she fully supported the Miers nomination and pronounced the hapless White House Counsel qualified. A lawyer for thirty years and a former president of the Dallas and Texas Bar Associations, Miers was eminently qualified to ascend to the Supreme Court having led a 400-person corporate law firm. Miers was ruthlessly pilloried in the most sexist fashion I've ever seen. Hutchison should have been cutting asses every week in conference and publicly on the floor of the Senate to keep her brethren in line. It just goes to show how useless a Republican woman is, even when she is in the leadership of her party. She can never be counted on to stand up and defend a moderate female nominee unless she satisfies the patriarchal right wing fanatics in the Senate GOP conference. Senator Specter is correct when he points to the unfairness of the process thus far and the unwillingness of the GOP Conference to give the woman a chance. The pious hypocrites are only willing to give somebody an up or down vote if they are a reactionary wing nut.

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by trevorwells on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 03:42:05 PM PDT

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