Skip to comments.Senator Frist, Even if you pull the trigger, I won’t vote for you.
Posted on 04/28/2005 6:41:03 AM PDT by Pukin Dog
I just got through hearing Senator Frist on the Laura Ingram show, and Freepers, I have to say, I was disgusted by the man. He said all the right things, he talked about principle, the Constitution, the rules and all that, but what I was left with was the simple fact that Senator Frist is not a leader, he is a Politician.
Senator Frist is not a stupid man. He knows that even if the Democrats allow the current Judicial nominees to have a vote, it will be a different story when it comes to a future Supreme Court justice. I dont want to have to deal with this again, when Senator Frist has the power, the backing and the facts behind him RIGHT NOW.
Frist was asked when he was going to change the rule, and he did not answer, but went on to talk about compromise and exhausting every possible option before pulling the trigger on the Nuclear option.
Well, on that, I have had enough of Senator Frist, and I am announcing to anyone who listens that I will not vote for him for dogcatcher. He is a smart man, a great doctor, a good Politician, but as a leader, Senator Frist SUCKS.
I hope that Freepers will join me in announcing that no matter what, we will not vote for Senator Frist for President, and then maybe, with that option removed from his consideration, he will then just do the right damn thing, and end this nonsense.
Agreed...I didnt feel any passion coming from that guy.
Bill Frist is a Medical Wonder, i still haven't figured out how he stands up straight without a spine.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Frist is just like most politicians; interested in compromise and whose only concern is being reelected - not doing what is right or necessary.
This won't change until term limits are inacted.
There is no doubt, the GOP leadership in the US Senate is lacking. I heard the interview as well. Dr. Frist is a gentle and capable man, but he ain't no floor leader.
President? No way. Just no way in hell will that happen.
You have found a politician in the Senate? I am not surprised.
How the heck do you think they get there?
You can add Bill Frist to that list if he really intends to run for President.
Too late. I ate Bambi for supper last night.
Two words: TERM LIMITS
Another with an ego problem that is solved with a vanity post.
Sorry dude, but on this you've been flying above 10,000 without oxygen, I fear..Frist is aware of the need for making the case to public opinion. 95% of the American people have no idea what this fight is about, or that it even is going on..but when/if a SC nomination floorfight starts..many more will become engaged..Frist knows the Dems can't compromise on the current 7..their base won't let them..did you hearGore and MoveOn yesterday, and NanAron?..No way they could allow 4-5 of these judges through..especially because one of them could then go up for the SC..and Frist and Mitch have said flat-out..any "compromise" MUST cover the right of any nominee with majority supoort to have an up-or-down vote.. You may not like Frist, OK..but I can't fault him on this one..
What else can be said, except Frist and guys like him are walking reasons to vote principle over party.
AGREED!!! I've held the opinion for quite a few weeks now that this man is NOT presidential material, nor is he leadership material of any sort. Frankly, I wish he'd step down and let someone with a backbone lead the Senate. I can't stand 'wishy-washy' and Frist is definitely the poster boy for "Republican Wuss".
Ya sure you betcha. Say, don't you post under a different name at DU?
Second; REAL leaders don't give a crap for public opinion. They just do what is right. Imagine the Gipper right now? He would not be talking about compromise, he would be talking about winning. We won the damn election, and it is time to start behaving that way. I don't dislike Frist, I am just hoping that if he realizes that he wont be President, that he will get off his horse and shoot it.
I still say ---let them filibuster. I'd love to see Kennedy and Byrd rambling on and on and on. C-SPAN would be Comedy-SPAN.
Senator Frist has been talking about this for many months, which leads me to believe he is not going to pull the trigger but hopes that it just"goes away". History has proven that leaders are men of actions and deeds, not words.
I am pessimistic and expect only a few appellate appointments of federal judges in the next 4 years. RINOs will cave and the dems will delay President Bush'a nominations until HRC ascends to her rightful place on the throne, at which time RINOs will be tripping over them selves to rubber-stamp HRC's nominations of communist/socialist jurists.
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