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October 25, 2003
Power Line Is Humming

Power Line has an impressive series of posts this morning on a number of issues. First, Big Trunk posts about appearing on a panel at the National Lawyers Guild convention this week in Minneapolis, and how far left this organization goes:

Entering the convention precincts was a little shocking; the ambience, the displays, and the literature really marked the convention as hostile territory. Many handouts touted the cause of the only Cuban prisoners championed by the Guild -- "the Cuba five." The five, of course, are not any of Castro's prisoners, but rather are five Cuban men held in federal prison on conviction of offenses including espionage against the United States. The cause of the Cuba five is part of the Guild's old-time religion.

The Guild's PATRIOT Act panel demonstrated how the Guild has moved seamlessly from defending America's Communist enemies to defending America's Islamofascist enemies. The common denominator between the Communist Manifesto and Shari'a law is not apparent in theory; only in practice does raw hatred of the United States unmistakbly reveal itself as the glue that joins the Guild and these two causes.

Big Trunk's post contains lots of links to supporting and opposing arguments. While his comments on Lynne Stewart's appearance may be unnecessarily snarky (reminiscent of comments made by Democrats when trying to marginalize women like Paula Jones and Florida's Katherine Harris), his points about her assistance to terrorists are dead on.

After that, read the Big Trunk post on Churchill, which dovetails nicely with the post from Strange Women Lying in Ponds, which I referenced on Thursday. Big Trunk also recommends a new book on Churchill, which I'll probably look for when I finish the book on the Reagan letters.

Hindrocket notes Thomas Sowell's series on the far-left attacks on Justice Janice Rogers Brown, who appears to be facing yet another filibuster in the Senate. Hindrocket concludes:

The Democrats shamelessly pursue their anti-democratic tactics because they are paying no political price. Other than a few columnists and bloggers, who is expressing outrage at the Democrats' refusal to allow President Bush's judicial nominees (especially minority nominees) to be voted upon? The outrage needs to start at the top.

What has to happen to stop this from being a constant threat is for the Republicans to force the Democrats into a real filibuster, not the Filibuster Lite that they've allowed through painless procedural motions. Force the Democrats to grind the entire Senate to a halt, hopefully with that disgusting Black Commentator political cartoon in the background. If the Democrats are to pay any kind of political price, they have to be revealed as the radical obstructionists they are.

Make sure you read all of the Power Line posts from today.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 25, 2003 11:55 AM

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