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Wingnuts ready to punish the Repugs if they don't go nuclear

Sounds familiar. The ants-in-the-pants conservative fringe start making noise about punishing the Repugs if they don’t show their wingnut badges on this judicial nomination process. They want that filibuster power squashed N-O-W. (AgapePress):

A conservative activist says there could be a backlash at the ballot box if Senate Republicans fail to follow through on their promise to change the rules in order to overcome the Democratic filibuster of President Bush’s judicial appointments. That activist is not alone in his assessment of the critical nature of that decision by the GOP.

Bill Greene is president of, a conservative political action committee whose goal is to counter what it calls “the well-financed antics of radical left-wing groups” and to give individuals sympathetic to its cause a strong collective voice in the political process. Greene is encouraging concerned citizens to e-mail their U.S. senators, urging them to move forward with plans to change the rules of the Senate to permit a simple majority to end a filibuster.

According to news reports, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has discussed exercising the constitutional right of Congress to change Senate rules governing the continuance of filibustering tactics. But Greene says senators appear to be waffling in the face of incessant attacks from the media and Democrats.

…Greene says failing to act could result in voter backlash. “If Frist and the Republican senators don’t step up to the plate and do what they said they would do and put an end to these unconstitutional filibusters of the judicial nominees, then the voters are going to remember that,” he predicts. “And I think when election time comes around, there’s going to be a real price to pay.”

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