The only tool that Democratic senators have left is the filibuster. But the Republican majority leader in the Senate, Bill Frist, is fed up in advance and darkly warned Democrats yesterday not to stand in the way of God's power on earth:
Frist said "that the newly strengthened Republican majority would not allow filibusters to block action on judicial nominees in President Bush's second term. 'One way or another, the filibuster of judicial nominees must end,' Dr. Frist, Republican of Tennessee, said in a speech to the Federalist Society, a conservative lawyers' group. 'The Senate must do what is good, what is right, what is reasonable and what is honorable.' "
"One way or another..." What might that mean, Senator? A few Bradley Fighting Vehicles blocking some intersections in D.C.? "The Senate must do what is good..." Oh we KNOW what that means, Billy Boy. Doing what's good is doing the will of the Republican majority, since God never would have put you guys in charge of all life on this planet if He didn't intend "your will be done."
"With the possibility of multiple vacancies on the Supreme Court in coming months, the comments suggest that Republicans intend to take a harder line with Democrats...."
We hold The Cross up against this tide:
"He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others. 'Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, "God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get." But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, "God, be merciful to me a sinner!" I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.' " Luke 18:9-14.