Monday, April 25, 2005

Schiavo II 

Update: the story at Eschaton disappeared, but here's a link to the original source.
These officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a recent survey taken for Senate Republicans showed 37 percent support for the GOP plan to deny Democrats the ability to filibuster judicial nominees, while 51 percent oppose.
They should be more worried about the low support, rather than the just-over-majority opposition. I'd imagine that the missing 12 percent are people who answer the question with, "Who's Philip Buster?"

Atrios points out this rather heartening news:
According to Drudge, a new poll has 60% siding with Dems on the filibuster issue. This is very good news, because it most likely isn't the result of some deep understanding of or fondness for Senate procedures, but instead means that 60% of people have internalized the idea that Bush is trying to appoint some scary judges.
Now, last time we saw lopsided poll numbers in this range, it was over the Terri Schiavo case -- and we all know how badly the Repubs took a bath on that one. So, let's hope DeLay, Frist & Company keep whinging about the fillibuster, because it seems that the American public isn't buying it.

And it looks like the Wingnuts are having no problem shooting themselves in the foot. Repeatedly...

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