In case you're asking yourself who really won in the compromise over the filibuster of nominated judges, I think Barbara Boxer said it best. She quoted a statement from James Dobson, Focus on the Family founder, and a major player in the religious right. Dr. Dobson said,
"This Senate agreement represents a complete bailout and betrayal by a cabinet of Republicans and a great victory for the united Democrats." And the Washington Times, a major tool for the Republicans, stated, "7 Republicans abandon GOP on filibuster".
So, I guess you could say the Democrats won this victory. And part of the reason was their unity. Democrats must continue to stand firm against King George and the Republican machine to do what is in the best interest of the people. The Republican machine needs to realize that they do NOT have a mandate to just push through any legislation they want.
I think the next big test for King George will come with the stem cell research veto threat http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/05/24/stem.cells/index.html. I am happy to see the House stand firm despite threats from the White House. King George should soon learn that he is not the dictator who orders from his palace.