Last week's absurd, unwarranted and disingenuous call for a closed session of the United States Senate sent me a clear message: Many Democrats have decided to mock the Senate's rules in the name of partisan advantage.Oh my.
Sen. Frist also is fretting that the uncouth, semi-barbaric mockers might do something that is, well, clearly within their rights — filibuster the nomination of Joseph Alito to the Supreme Court. And you know what that means:
If members of the Democratic minority persist in blocking a vote on Alito's nomination, the Senate will have no choice but to do what Byrd did: exercise its constitutional rights and bring Alito's nomination up for a vote.Quick, gather together your families and hunker down. This is absolutely terrifying — Senators threatening to use Senate rules against each other. Is the nation strong enough to survive?