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'Go nuclear' – wingnut Tim Wildmon

God-fearing Wildmon’s Christian approach to the nuclear option: “the Republicans need to ram it down the Democrats’ throats.”

No more pussyfooting, GOP, just go nuclear on the judicial filibuster. The AmTaliban is in no mood for you to deal with the Dems. So says Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association. The problem is, now I can’t read the words “ram it” without all kind of perverse imagery, due to all the Republican deviants spouting off and getting caught with their collective pants down.

Here we go again. Seventy percent of the citizens of Nebraska pass an amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman — and on Thursday, one federal judge overturned it.

I did interviews with reporters from ABC World News Tonight and TIME magazine this past week. They were asking why some Christian and conservative groups feel so passionately about the issue of federal judges. The reason this story is timely is that there is likely to be a vote the next few days in the United States Senate on whether or not to end the Democrats’ filibuster of President Bush’s judicial nominees. Some call it the “nuclear” option. Others call it the “constitutional” option. This will be one of the most important congressional votes of the last 20 years and is a couple of years overdue in my opinion.

But there needs to be no deal making with Democrats in the Senate on this matter. They started this whole mess by blocking votes on President Bush’s judges. Senator Bill Frist and the Republicans need to ram it down the Democrats’ throats, if only by a 50-50 vote with Vice President Cheney casting the deciding vote for ending the filibuster. No apologies. What are the Democrats going to do about it? A few weeks ago they said they would shut down the government if the Republicans did this. Talk about a nuclear option! They have since backed away from this threat, realizing it would only hurt them with the American people. I say conservatives have worked hard over the last 15 years or so to bring about majorities in the Congress and now it’s time to use the majority vote on the issue that motivated many people to vote for them in the first place — ending the reign of pompous, liberal, activist judges who have lifetime appointments.

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