Not to mention anti-progressive and, apparently, anti-repreductive rights. Why, because it’s very very easy to vote against Alito when you know the votes won’t count. 42 Senators did so. Yet, hmmm, only 25 of them voted against cloture. I’m not going into a full analysis of why one or the other and this is probably not my most intelligent post ever, but you know what: fuck’em. Democrats deserve to lose elections because they have no principles and because they don’t stand up for what is right. Republicans at least have principles. Granted they are screwed up, generally anti-humanitarian principles based on greed and power, but they control our government for one very good reason – they will kick the Democratic Party’s whiny, self-aggrandizing, manipulative and weak-willed ass.
Good for the 25. I applaud them for at least being consistent. But you know what – where were they during the confirmation hearings? Why have they allowed Republicans to control the debate about fillibusters? Hell, it’s a dirty word now. Sort of like feminism and multi-culturalism. It’s a dirty word because the Democratic Party lets the reactionary, nazi-esque (note the “-esque” and if you disagree prove it), greedy, world-destroying, religiously fanatic, terror organization called the Republican Party get away with it.
I doubt I will ever vote for a democrat again, unless it is in a local election and I believe in him/her. Otherwise, it’s third parties for me from here on out.