Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Senate's Top Democrat Stuck On No
Harry Reid's threat to vote against John Roberts for the Supreme Court is merely the first shot in the battle for the next nominee. As it becomes increasingly likely that Chief Justice Rehnquist will be replaced by another conservative, the left has to hope that they can force President Bush to nominate a moderate next.
Bush won't play Reid's game. The fireworks that result from this clash will likely bring back up the filibuster. And that re-opens the door for his second term agenda to go into high gear. That's Social Security reform and Tax reform, folks.
And now that Tom Delay has everyone talking about cutting spending, expect some big news on that front very soon as well.