Thursday, May 18, 2006
Feingold V. Specter
That weird Federal Marriage Amendment got out of committee today, with a vote of 10-8. The funniest thing about the whole situation (if you can find anything funny about an amendment that discriminates against US citizens) is the little war between Feingold and Specter.
"I don't need to be lectured by you. You are no more a protector of the Constitution than am I," Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., shouted after Sen. Russ Feingold declared his opposition to the amendment, his affinity for the Constitution and his intention to leave the meeting.

"If you want to leave, good riddance," Specter finished.

"I've enjoyed your lecture, too, Mr. Chairman," replied Feingold, D-Wis., who is considering a run for president in 2008. "See ya."

Not only is Feingold more of a protector of the Constitution, he also seems to be more for states’ rights. It must be a total slap in the face to Republicans to realize that they have become the party of Federalization, and the Democrats have become the party of states’ rights. I wonder how long it will take them to realize that pandering to the fringe Right has caused them to lose their basic platform.


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