Friday, November 14, 2003
Get the transcript: Yep, it's the middle of the night here on the West Coast, and Sen. Rick Santorum is on the Senate floor and boy is he good. Santorum is warning the Democrats that the day will come where the tables will be turned and they aren't going to like it.
We have let the Richard Paez's (liberal 9th Circuit judge who declared California's Three Strikes law unconstitutional -- later overturned -- and attempted to halt the recall election -- also overturned) of the world to come and undermine our Constitution. We have allowed the left to seed-in to the court system those who would destroy this Constitution. Are there not members of our side, I would ask the senator from South Carolina (Lindsey Graham), who would say: "Thank you. We never had the courage. We never had the courage to change the way the rules are here in the Senate. To make sure that we could protect, as the senator from New Jersey said, to protect our courts. We never had the courage as the senator from New Jersey said to stop judicial extremists." And so maybe what we should be doing, I ask the senator from South Carolina, is thanking the senator from Illinois Dick Durbin), the senator from North Dakota (Tim Johnson) who is here, senator from South Dakota, Sen. Daschle. Maybe what we should be, instead of protesting this, is thanking them. For giving us a tool. For giving us a tool to protect this document [holds up copy of the Constitution]. Because I assure them. Or maybe I shouldn't assure them. Maybe I should ask the senator from South Carolina. What do you think will happen now?
I'll try to dig up a transcript later today.
I still think the so-called "nuclear option" is the way to go.