First, listen to this magnificent floor speech by the Demos' senior statesman.
Then, consider the brutal, right-on commentary by Radioblogger about Byrd:
The chief proponent to save the judicial filibuster, the filibuster that never existed before the year 2000, is Robert Byrd of West Virginia. He was once a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan. He once filibustered against the Civil Rights Act. He acted without any reservation four times to restrict the minority's rights to filibuster by way of a rule interpretation through the Chair four times, exactly like Frist wants to do now once. He wants unlimited debate. He wants to be able to filibuster endlessly. ...Radioblogger elaborates on how Byrd's rambling, nonsensical statement is relevant to the judicial filibuster debate:
I did nothing to this audio other than shorten the long pauses. This is what constitutes debate on the Senate floor. And people wonder why nothing gets done in the upper chamber.Frankly, this sounds to me like Byrd the "born-again" Christian is trying to establish a theocracy. And mandate the King James Version as the only authorized version of the Bible.
If this is an example of why to save the filibuster, I rest my case for now. Esther was a Jew? He's the only guy I know that pronounces the word Jew with four syllables.
Bonus Theological/Political Questions for Liberals: How many years after Byrd's conversion to Christianity did it take for him to learn that it was wrong to a) be in the KKK; and b) filibuster against the rights of minorities to vote?
And ... check out the post below. It seems the Left is rolling out the dastardly lies and character smears as it scrambles to battle stations on the looming nuclear showdown.
See you on Monday ...