January 26, 2006

That "Magic Hat" Must Be On A Little Tight...

This is simply too bizarre:

Kerry, in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum, was marshaling support in phone calls during the day, he told CNN.

Kerry said he told a group of Democratic senators Wednesday, and urged that they join him. Kerry said he has the support of fellow Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Some senior Democrats told CNN they are worried that the move could backfire.

The junior senator from Massachusetts appears to have inhaled some sort of hallucinogic mold off the brim of his magic hat. Is he really so tone deaf as to think this is a good idea?

As Jay at Stop the ACLU said:

Many redstate democrats have already demonstrated that they think Alito is deserving not only of a vote, but a yes vote. Obviously Kerry didn't like the way the things were headed, and decided to be the big dog to crash the party. It is possible that the nuclear option may just have to be invoked after all.

I can't see how filibustering an obviously qualified candidate for the court can help the Democrats in any way. The best they can hope for from the general public at large is ambivilence, while possibly scoring points with these folks at best. This is a draw-or-lose situation for Democrats that will only play to the furthest fringe, while potentially costing them votes in the middle.

Update: Let them try. A successful filibuster is now very likely impossible. Michelle Malkin has the roundup.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 26, 2006 05:57 PM | TrackBack

Darn, and I was looking forward to seeing a figurative mushroom cloud develop over the Senate chamber.

Posted by: Old Soldier at January 26, 2006 06:49 PM

Let Sandra Day O'Conner retire and go home!

Posted by: Tom TB at January 26, 2006 07:55 PM