The Republicans in the Senate need a new leader. Not only has Bill Frist dithered for years on getting the President's judicial nominations through the Senate, as both Tom Daschle and Harry Reid thumbed their noses at him, not only has he failed to unite his party to enforce the constitutional prerogative of the President to nominate who he da*n well pleases subject to an up-or-down vote from the Senate even AFTER Tom Daschle was dumped from his Senate seat due to his obstructionism, NOW Frist is playing into the hands of every knee-jerk media storyline and left-wing interest group who claim that the judicial nominee issue is being pushed by a bunch of Bible-thumping Right-wing nutters by going on a televangelical broadcast!
[Frist] has agreed to join a handful of prominent Christian conservatives in a telecast portraying Democrats as "against people of faith" for blocking President Bush's nominees. Fliers for the telecast, organized by the Family Research Council and scheduled to originate at a Kentucky megachurch the evening of April 24, call the day "Justice Sunday" and depict a young man holding a Bible in one hand and a gavel in the other. The flier does not name participants, but under the heading "the filibuster against people of faith," it reads: "The filibuster was once abused to protect racial bias, and it is now being used against people of faith." Organizers say they hope to reach more than a million people by distributing the telecast to churches around the country, over the Internet and over Christian television and radio networks and stations."
It's official, the GOP is once again the stupid party.
The Captain agrees but also notes that the lightly regarded Reid has kicked Frist around like a football.