Tom Van Elzen,
Well, at least he didn't use the same exact wording from the MoveOn form but it pretty much is straight from the MoveOn form.
The administration is NOT trying to eliminate the filibuster. The SENATE Republicans are looking at barring the use of filibusters to prevent votes on judicial appointments! The senate STILL will still have an advise and consent role to play. Yes, Tom we know a greater percentage of Bush appointments were approved than Clinton appointments, but guess what? How many of them were filibustered?
Ah yes, the ole radical word. The only thing radical about the these justices is they don't genuflect in front of the Roe v. Wade altar.
Again let me remind everyone the filibuster is NOT a check and balance! I dare all to find it in the constitution. It is NOT there! The filibuster is a procedural rule nothing more nothing less. The congress is duly authorized to write its rules to conduct its business.
Tom Van Elzen start clearing another space on your mantle! Yes, Tom Van Elzen you have just won your second Eight-Ball award!
Tom's Second Eight-Ball!