May 23, 2005

Wannabe-Moonbat McCain spearheads filibuster compromise deal

US Senator John McCain (R, but not really-AZ) was at the front of the line when more than a dozen Senators from both sides of the aisle came together on a compromise aimed at avoiding the "nuclear option" showdown set for tomorrow.

Fourteen Republican and Democratic senators announced this evening they had reached a compromise designed to prevent a showdown over President Bush's judicial nominations.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), speaking for the group of seven Republicans and seven Democrats, announced the agreement at a news conference at 7:40 p.m.

Under the deal, the Democrats agreed to accept cloture votes on three of President Bush's judicial nominees. The Republicans pledged not to support the so-called "nuclear option" to end the ability of the minority to use filibusters to block nominees.

The group of senators, including Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Robert Byrd of West Virginia, said the Senate leadership had signaled it would go along with the compromise.

Looks like McCain is jockeying for position for 2008. After all, I'm sure he's thinking that he can't afford to piss off anyone from either side of the aisle. Not that he's gonna get any REAL traction.


Posted by: mhking at 04:51 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Michael, Yes from Arizona we are shaking our heads. We didn't always produce moonbats like McCain. We did have Ronald Reagan's dad, Barry Goldwater, also please remember Rep. John Rhodes. These guys at least got something when they made a deal. But the real disturbing part...Senator Frist will be leaving after his term, grooming himself back to the top is Trent Lott. The same guy that was used as a mop for Bill Clinton for 8 years...Maybe the moonbats knew what they were doing when they gave up the south and numerous seats in Congress. They just pretend to be in the majority and the Republicans conduct business accordingly. David Cobb

Posted by: David Cobb at May 23, 2005 06:04 PM (igkKF)

2 I am ashamed this guy represents my state. He, on the other hand has no shame and will do whatever it takes to get the presidency. God help us if he runs against Hillary. There will be two evils but no lesser one to choose.

Posted by: BobG at May 24, 2005 11:11 AM (vHjq2)

3 Can someone please give me a rundown of John McCain. I have heard him and Joe Biden speaking on CNN before and that combined with what i heard about him during the 2000 primaries led me to believe he was a decent and effective statesman. Surely a deal on this is better than the nuclear option discussed or a time wasting session of fillibustering. People have short memories. Many Clinton nominations were held up by Republican fillibustering. Were there complaints then?

Posted by: Nick Saunders at May 24, 2005 01:17 PM (vnSex)

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