This is unbelievable! Finally the Democrats are standing up!
Folks weigh in… Quotes via Americablog:
AMERICABLOG: Holy shit. CNN just said that by invoking Rule 21, Reid just shut down the Senate, all 100 Senators are called to the Senate floor, they have to turn over their cell phones, blackberries, etc.
And Frist is PISSED. I have never been slapped in the face to this degree. Boo hoo hoo. Frist wants to talk about stunts? His entire leadership is a stunt. There has been no congressional oversight of the Bush administration for five years while the Republicans controlled the White House and the Congress.
And the real big news. This just knocked Judge Alito off his game. The story is now the Democrats showing balls on national security. Reid just changed the subject from Judge Alito to the White House’s scandals on Iraq and the RoveGate CIA leaks. Absolutely brilliant.
CNN’s Bill Schneider: “This is a revolt, Wolf.” Now a paraphrase: “t’s a signal to the Republican majority, if the Republicans even think of trying to take away the filibuster, the Democrats are saying ‘look what we can do.’”
CNN’s Jack Cafferty: “The Democrats got that bird flu new conference out of the news in about four hours. They smelled blood… first White House staffer indicted in 135 years… was there a nuclear weapons program? Were there chemical and biological weapons?… the 9/11 commission made a whole list of recommendations, many of which have been ignored by the administration, the senate intelligence committee has promised an investigation, which is hasn’t done.”
For the love of all that’s left of our nation… Support your democratic senators on this! Send mail here.