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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Up or Down Vote

Remember the outcry by the right wing propaganda machine when the possibility of a fillibuster* was discussed for Bush's judicial nominations. No matter that Bush got a higher percentage through than Clinton or that the Democrats only real way to block nominations they did not approve was through the fillibuster, all we heard about was how Bush deserved an up or down vote on his nominations. Guess they never heard of something called checks & balances, as the fillibuster is a way for minority parties to exert some of these out of vogue and trivial ideals. But that's another discussion for another time.

If an up or down vote is so important, why doesn't the right wing propaganda machine get outraged when the Republicans do something like this. Instead of allowing an up or down vote on the Democratic proposal to increase the minimum wage, the Republicans add the inheritance tax cut that was already defeated. How come I don't see anyone on the right screaming that the minimum wage increase deserves an up or down vote. That's right, because the rules only apply to themselves when they benefit themselves. Otherwise, it's all fair in love & politics.

*Does the right wing propaganda machine think the movie "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" is un-American? Do they watch the movie screaming that it deserves an up or down vote?

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1 Comments:

Blogger melanaise said...

Tom, commere you....smooch...lol. I will work for burritos at this point.

-laid off not laid melanie

8/05/2006 10:47:00 PM  

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