Friday, April 22, 2005
If you are tired of the Democrats setting the agenda on when Bush's judicial nominees get confirmed by the Senate, call Republican majority leader, Senator bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and tell him to schedule the vote to break the Democrats' ILLEGAL filibustering maneuvers.
He can be reached at: (202) 224-3344; 228-1264
Don't let the Democrats fool you. They are out right lying to you on several counts with this issue
-The Republicans are NOT trying to eliminate filibusters of legislation (what it is SUPPOED to be used for)
-The Republicans are not stopping a "Senate tradition" by seeking to eliminate filibustering of judicial candidates by the Democrats because only one judge in the more than 200 year history of the Senate was filibustered in the past.
-The Constitution says that the Senate may create its OWN rules of operation and that is all the Republicans wish to do. Change a Senate created rule that the Constitution says they can change when ever they want to.
-The Democrats have made similar changes in the past, so this is not unheard of.
Call Senate Majority Leader Frist and tell him you support him but you want this Senate rule changed NOW so that Bush's judicial candidates can get the Constitutionally provided for up or down vote by the Senate.