Up And Down Votes
I have some information somewhere here. Let me get it. But first let me say that what the Democrats are doing and have been doing during the Bush Administration, and with the full blessing of the media, is indeed unprecedented in their not allowing an up and down vote on the president's nominees to the various posts he has nominated them to. The reason for the filibuster and the ridiculous demands for documents are all geared to not allowing someone who doesn't pass their limitus test into any position that they thing important to those with a particular agenda. Never mind that what they are doing is unconstitutional or undermines the purposes of their offices in the way our government should be run. The truth is that there are enough votes to confirm, so they do not allow the vote to happen by whatever tactic on hand. They are denying the process.
To me the Democrats who are behaving like this are the epitome of hypocrisy. How they can sleep at night with anything remote near a clear conscience is beyond me. There is no limit to their justification for all that they do when it is clear that they are doing wrong. I don't think they are fooling anyone either, in that I have never, not once, heard any of those arrogant men and women admit they are wrong about anything! No one is that perfect, no one!! We the people could indeed have one of the most unique ways of self-governing if we didn't constantly in our history encounter self-serving, self important, power mad, the hell with everyone else people not caring about the country, but only about their own advancement.
I'll be back with that stuff after I find it. 8-)