Friday, April 15, 2005


The Truth Behind the "Nukular Option"

Now that the "nukular option" is big news, I think it's time to take a look at what is really fueling it. Judging by Sen. Bill Frist's position and this flyer that is being circulated, one might be inclined to think that this has something to do with religion. But the fact of the matter is that religion has nothing to do with it. In fact, religion condemns what is really behind this so-called "nukular option."

The driving force behind this is plain, simple, unadulterated arrogance. Bill Clinton once said that the reason he butted heads with the Republicans was because they were convinced that there would never be another Democratic president after Jimmy Carter. This is now true of the Senate. They are convinced that they will never relenquish control. What else could possibly describe their short-sightedness? Do they really believe that there will never come a time when they might want to use the fillibuster themselves?

In an odd way, I think this is actually a good sign. To me, this is a perfect example of the Republican party getting comfortable. They are drunk with power and are beginning to over-reach. They're exposing their greedy underbelly for all to see. If all goes right (and I have a good feeling that it will), the Democrats will only have to sit back, remain quiet and smile as the Republican party slits its own throat.

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