Thursday, April 14, 2005

A Prod from Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt today urges Frist to schedule a showdown on the filibuster buster, ready or not, successful or not.

It's instructive to see how Hugh has moved on this issue, from determined hostile to firmly supportive of the conservative base. Hugh remains firmly pragmatic, and can see the intense feeling of the conservative base regarding the liberal judiciary and the Senate's refusal so far to restrain it.

I have deep concerns that the Senate will end the filibusters of judicial nominees. Unfortunately, the greatest current threat to the Party is not a strong challenge from the Dems, but the fruit of decades of pragmatic horsetrading in the GOP nominations to select anybody who could beat a Democrat.

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