Archive for the 'Senators' Category

Bush Does the Right Thing

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Unlike nineteen Senate Republicans and all but one Democrat, President Bush today stood up to the political pressure of those seeking research funding that they could not obtain from prudent private investors and vetoed an expansion of the unethical practice of embryonic stem-cell research.  While this does not make up for his earlier position, allowing […]

Martinez: I Was Wrong on Schiavo

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Sen. Mel Martinez said in an interview that aired Sunday that he was wrong to sponsor legislation giving federal courts judirisdiction over the situation surrounding Terri Schiavo.  His comments were unnecessary and unwelcome, demonstrating yet again that Republicans fail to understand issues before they take positions on them.  He follows Bill Frist in his decision […]

Dole Doesn’t Get It, Part 839575

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Senator Elizabeth Dole, the inept head of the NRSC, is asking Republican Senators to pony up and raise money for the organization that is supposedly in existence to recruit and support Republican Senate candidates.  For the record, Elizabeth Dole has successfully played a role in recruiting exactly one top-tier Republican Senate Candidate, Maryland Lt. Gov. […]

Civics 101

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

During the debate over the Alito nomination, Sen. Kennedy referred to the House and Senate as two branches of government.  No wonder he doesn’t think Alito will follow the Constitution.  He’s reading a different one.

Charge of the Light Brigade, Part Deux

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Never mind the Crimean War.  Tennyson’s poem applies even more aptly to Senate Democrats, who now appear set to filibuster the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito.  Even though one of the most liberal Senators in the body, Dianne Feinstein, has warned against such a politically suicidal move, it seems that Democrats simply cannot disobey the […]

Nomination Gets Dicey

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Okay, not really.  A number of Senators have, in the last two days, announced their opposition to the confirmation of Judge Alito.  Senators to vote no include Leahy, Kennedy, Durbin, Salazar, and Baucus.  What do all of them have in common?  That’s right.  They’re all members of the dwindling minority of Democrats taking up space […]

Frist & Co.: Forget the Founders

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Since the country’s early years, the Congress has done a 180, separating itself as much as possible from the rest of the country. As a result, a separate culture has developed inside District of Columbia. It is a culture that ignores the Constitution because it might be inconvenient. It is a culture that takes action […]

DeWine Keeps Digging

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Having repeatedly aggravated his base, Sen. Mike DeWine has once again opened the Pandora’s box he calls a mouth and backed off of his earlier statement that he would vote for the Byrd option should the Democrats mount a filibuster of Judge Alito. The most recent flip-flop comes after a Columbus Dispatch poll was taken […]

Thanks, Rick

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Snarlin’ Arlen Specter, whom Sen. Samuel Mudd bailed out of political extinction, announced today that the Judiciary Committee’s hearings on Judge Samuel Alito will not be held until January. History has taught that time is the enemy of Supreme Court nominations. The left now has the opportunity to exploit its monetary advantage by spending the […]

Profiles in Courage

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

 

           
   
Readers of this blog know that I have called Republicans to task for their betrayals of conservatism. Such criticism, though, makes praise all the more meaningful. The members above, Senator Sam Brownback, Senator Jeff Sessions, Senator Jon Kyl, Senator Tom Coburn, Senator Norm Coleman, Senator David Vitter, Senator George Allen, and Senator […]