Saturday, November 10, 2007

Where were our self-appointed "leaders" on Mukasey?

Late Thursday night, on a 53-40 vote, Michael Mukasey was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to replace departed attorney general Alberto "torture boy" Gonzales. Mukasey is himself an undeclared advocate of torture, having refused to acknowledge that it is torture, and his testimony indicates that he considers the executive branch of government under the shrub and his gargoyle to be the only real branch of government.

Yet there was never any move to filibuster Mukasey's confirmation. Nor were the four Democratic senators running for president around to cast their votes. This is especially disappointing when it comes to Christopher Dodd, who is supposedly running on a platform to restore the Constitution.

Why was there no move to filibuster? Sixty votes would have ended one, but the GOP didn't have that many. This should prove beyond all reasonable doubt that Clinton, Obama, Biden and Dodd are not fit to be president of the United States of America. If they won't stand up for the Constitution as U.S. senators, why should we expect any of them to do so as president?

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