Monday, May 21, 2007

Bring It On

During the weekend, the press endlessly debated the Democratic proposal for a no-confidence vote on Fredo Gonzalez. Arlen Specter pretty much guaranteed that Fredo would step down if the proposal went forward.

Of course, no good deed goes unpunished. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened to block the "no confidence" vote.

Democrats say they're serious about holding the no-confidence vote, but it's not clear they will be able to make it happen. The Senate has a full plate this week, with the debate over immigration, and wrangling over the Iraq spending bill. In addition, Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., indicated he'd be unlikely to let a simple no-confidence vote proceed.

"In the Senate, nobody gets a clear shot," he said.

You know what, bring it on, bitch! Mitch McConnell is up for re-election (as we might have mentioned here, once or twice) and if he wants to be known as the guy who saved Gonzalez, so be it. In fact, I double dog dare Mitch McConnell to take to the Senate floor to defend Gonzalez. I dare him to say that Gonzalez is doing a good job.


At 12:14 PM, Blogger WestEnder said...

The Lexington-Herald published an investigation into McConnell's methods. The original article is no longer available, but I put some excerpts in a post:

McConnell's rise to the top of Congress is testament to the power of money in modern politics...

A six-month examination of McConnell's career, based on thousands of documents and scores of interviews, shows the nexus between his actions and his donors' agendas. He pushes the government to help cigarette makers, Las Vegas casinos, the pharmaceutical industry, credit card lenders, coal mine owners and others.

At 12:52 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

Hey Westender,

Coming down from Columbus to the Cincy area soon and trying to meet with bloggers...How might I contact you?

At 2:39 PM, Blogger WestEnder said...

Contact me via the email atop my blog page. Looking forward to it!

At 2:58 PM, Blogger CallBox7 said...

It would be a great day if the Dems pushed ahead with this in spite of McConnell's threats. But let's face it - it isn't going to happen.

Remember Alito? John Kerry was going to filibuster his nomination until he decided that didn't have enough votes to do so.

For years, we have been told by our party that we should vote for them to protect the Supreme Court from right-wing crazy folk. When it came right down to it, however, they decided not to fight because they wouldn't have won.

The same thing will happen here.

I don't mean to go all "negative nelly" on you, but at some point the Dems need to realize that it isn't always about winning the fight - sometimes its more important to at least throw a punch.

At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In the Senate, nobody gets a clear shot," he said.

That's reserved for the Vice-President.

At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gonzales. No final z. Thanks.


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