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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review December 18, 2013 / 15 Teves, 5774

The Liberals who Killed Jimmy Stewart

By Rick Jensen





http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Like all certainties in life, rules in the Senate change. One of America's most glorified political theatrics, the filibuster, now only exists should the majority party choose.

It's not likely any future majority should acquiesce.

When Republicans during the Bush 41 administration considered changing the rules to eliminate the tradition established by duelist Aaron Burr in 1807 and first actually performed by Senator Henry Clay in 1842, Democrats wailed and cried on how "evil Dick Cheney" might consider overriding Democratic party filibusters by changing Senate rules to allow a simple majority to pass Bush judicial and cabinet appointees.

Frustrated by that annoying little minority party's ability to prolong the process of confirming President Obama's appointments, the Democrats chose to light the fuse on the nuclear option they so opposed when Republicans held the majority.

There's nothing unconstitutional about the move. There's nothing un-American about it.

There's also nothing intelligent about it.

The consequences are serious. The Democrats want very much to place liberals on the D.C. Circuit Court. Appointees to the D.C Circuit Court are not merely anonymous judiciary who toil at thoughtfully considering the U.S. Constitution in ministering their decisions.

This is the minor league team from which many Supreme Court justices have been drafted.

Supreme Court justices from the D.C. Circuit Court include Elena Kagan, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chief Justices John Roberts, Fred Vinson and Warren Burger.

Now, liberals such as Juan Williams are celebrating destruction of the filibuster as "heroic." Why? Changing the Senate rule from requiring 2/3 of the Senate to approve of these nominees to a simple majority of 51 votes allows Obama to load up the court with Big Government liberals who believe the constitution is a flexible living document that can be ignored as they see fit.

Shame on those horrible minority party Republicans for obstructing the right of Senate Democrats to load up the courts as they see fit!

Actually, it is the Democrats' right as the majority to try and it has been the right of the minority party to use the filibuster to block appointments and legislation, as Strom Thurmond, William Fulbright and other Democrats filibustered against civil rights laws such as the Republicans' irritating "anti-lynching" laws. How annoying.

And who is Juan Williams' hero in all of this? The now legendary Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, who is now considered a "left wing hero" for tenaciously lobbying Senator Harry Reid to end the filibuster forever with the help of fellow Democratic Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico.

Juan Williams celebrates this by explaining Democrats couldn't pass enough legislation. "Only 56 pieces of legislation have been passed by the 113th Congress and signed into law by the president."

As though a quantity of bills, not quality, will benefit the country.



If that were true, "stimulus," "cash for clunkers," and "green scheme" crony-capitalism-campaign-contribution-kickback bills would have already improved the economy.

Merkley's "terrific vote" as he calls it will certainly be duplicated by future Republicans in the majority.

Remember this: In the future, you will read and hear Democrats bemoaning "unconstitutional" and "bullying" Republicans trying to "force" conservative jurists onto the D.C. Circuit Court in their quest to load up the court with horrible constructionist jurists whose troglodyte beliefs include considering the outdated U.S. Constitution in crafting decisions.

Also remember "Merkley's Folly," foolishly setting the precedent to the applause of liberals like Juan Williams, President Obama, Harry Reid, etc., etc., etc.

In the Frank Capra classic, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," the legendary Jimmy Stewart plays the everyman-good-guy unexpectedly appointed to fill a senate seat, pushing against corruption, compelled to filibuster to save his reputation and land for a boys' camp. The corrupt politicians all around him defeat him and his constituents over and over again, only to be overcome by the confession of a corrupt politician responsible for attempting the destruction of Stewart's reputation.

In today's version, Democrat "hero" Merkley hamstrings Jimmy Stewart from behind, eliminates the filibuster altogether and hands over the governmental puppeteer strings to the Senate Majority Leader who can now do as he pleases while a hogtied and gagged Jimmy Stewart watches helplessly from the sidelines.

No one need confess any wrongdoing because there's no one to draw attention to any malfeasance.

This is now the legacy of Jeff "Hero" Merkley of Oregon, Harry Reid and cheerleaders such as Juan Williams.

All eyes will look to them when future liberals bemoan Republicans confirming justices like Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia and William Rehnquist to the D.C. Circuit Court,

which is really a possibility that could lead us all to a wonderful life.

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Previously:


11/14/13 Ideology and the 'Men of Reason'
10/29/13 The NFL Sees Green in Pink
10/14/13 Obama, the Shutdown and 'Rules for Radicals'
10/08/13 Obamacare's Orthodoxy of Faith
07/22/13 Napolitano Lands a Job She's Actually Qualified For
07/15/13 Praising a Biden on Guns
07/01/13 Obama Created Edward Snowden
06/24/13 Why Was Former Marine Held in a Psych Ward?

© 2013, Rick Jensen, distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate

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