Tuesday, May 24, 2005

All my Republican brethren: chill

When even the NY Times calls the Senate deal “a modest victory for Bush” you really should calm down a little.

I never thought the nuclear option would go to a vote, so “losing” this vote seemed like a very minor setback to me. The GOP gained three up-or-down votes and the Democrats gained…what? The opportunity to (maybe) filibuster a Supreme Court justice. It’s a small-v victory for the Republicans, that's all.

John Podhoretz had two good posts on the Corner today: “Don’t turn a victory into a defeat, part I and II.” Also, John Hawkins has a good review of reaction on the Left along with commentary. Meanwhile, good ole Ryne McClaren has reactions from the conservative blogs and Scott Elliott has some positive thoughts of his own.


The Stark Raving Viking said...

Your blog indicates you are from W MA, me too.

I post on FreeSpeech.com and on The Stark Raving Viking.

Interesting website, thanks for the read.

-Steven G. Erickson aka Vikingas

Buzz said...

Thanks for the encouragement to chill out. I've posted my response at my blog: http://tinyurl.com/79wrd

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