Sunday, December 10, 2006

Senators Dodd and Brownback Talk Iraq

They also spend a moment on their Presidential ambitions.



Chris Dodd is growing on me. I especially like his comments on the Bush administration's attitude towards diplomacy.

Hat Tip to Connecticut Blog for posting the video.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Given the list of autocratic radical Latin dictators Dodd has carried water for, maybe we ought not be so supportive of his theories of diplomacy. After all, he thinks the only good US UN ambassador is a smiling doormat.

IF a GOP senator had obstructed Clinton the way Dodd has, you'd be calling for his impeachment

Fuzzy Turtle said...

IF a GOP senator had obstructed Clinton the way Dodd has, you'd be calling for his impeachment

easy Tiger. If you're talkin' IMPEACHMENT, no one does that better than the current Republican senators... for Shrubya.

Gabe said...

Anon 7:24 - if that is the standard, we'd be calling for the impeachment of every GOP Senator from 1992-2000 (see judicial nominees).

Anonymous said...

you mean Breyer and Ginsburg..excuse me if I don't recall they being denied a floor vote?

It's the Democrat mantra "we win. It's bipartisan. You lose. It's bipartisan. You win. It's extremist"

Gabe said...

7 of President Bush's judicial nominees were blocked without a floor vote compared to 60 of President Clinton's nominees (President Bush nominated 218 compared to President Clinton's 246) - 3% of President Bush's nominees v. 24% of President Clinton's nominees!

Speaking of extremist and bipartisan, you mention Breyer and Ginsburg - both were recommended to President Clinton by the ranking Republican member (or the Chairman - I forget what happened when) of the Judiciary Committee, Orrin Hatch, as liberals that he thought he could get his side to approve. Bipartisan.

On the other hand, the 7 blocked nominees were brought up by then-Senate Minority Leader Ried and ranking member of the Judiciary Committee Pat Leahey as nominees that they couldn't get their membership to go along with. They were nominated anyway and filibustered. Extremist.

That leaves aside the discussion of the procedural rules that Republicans in the minority used to block President Clinton's nominees that they did away with when they moved into the majority (i.e. Blue Slips).

It's the Democrat mantra "we win. It's bipartisan. You lose. It's bipartisan. You win. It's extremist"

Intersting response to my response to a post that was complaining that the Democrats' tactics were unfair.

Anonymous said...

I don't have to cite international examples in order to dissuade Dodd from running for president. I just have to ask: Who will be left minding the store (Connecticut) -- Lieberman?