August 1, 2005
Kerry and Kennedy miss the mark on Bolton. . .
Captain Ed points out that this statement by John Kerry (he was in Vietnam, ya know) is simply untrue:
"The president has the right to make this recess appointment, but it's the wrong decision. It only diminishes John Bolton's validity and leverage to secure America's goals at the U.N. John Bolton has been rejected twice by the Senate to serve as our Ambassador to the United Nations. This is not the way to fill our most important diplomatic jobs."
Kerry gets it wrong yet again. A filibuster does not equate to a rejection; it means that the minority refused to let the Senate vote to accept or reject the nomination. Bolton did not get rejected by the Senate at all, and had the Democrats not filibustered the vote, he would have won confirmation, albeit on a narrow margin. That foregone conclusion led the Democrats to stage the filibuster in the first place.
The Captain goes on to skewer the other Senator from Massachusettes. Kerry just can't bear "the truth" and Kennedy has lost his mind long ago (it's probably under that bridge in Chappaquiddick). Do these guys actually think this is the sort of thing that will get their party more seats in '06?
I hate to break it to them, but I'd posit that the opposite will probably be the case and the Republicans will gain both House and Senate seats in the mid-terms. Of course, then we'll have the looniest of the left bemoan how the Republicans are taking over the country and how it's all part of Karl Rove's secret plan.
NEWSFLASH FOR THE LEFT: We're not taking over the country; you are giving it away.
Posted by JasonColeman at August 1, 2005 2:02 PM
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