Bolton Can’t Run Democrat Gauntlet

4 12 2006

Filed under: John Bolton, Liberalism, Politics


Unable to win Senate confirmation, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton will step down when his temporary appointment expires within weeks, the White House said Monday.

Bolton’s nomination has languished in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for more than a year, blocked by Democrats and several Republicans. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a moderate Republican who lost in the midterm elections Nov. 7 that swept Democrats to power in both houses of Congress, was adamantly opposed to Bolton.

Critics have questioned Bolton’s brusque style and whether he could be an effective bureaucrat who could force reform at the U.N.

It wouldn’t take much beyond a little guts to force reform at the U.N. The U.N. is large group of yellow-livered humanists who are do not have an inkling of a clue how to enforce laws, set priorities, or even remain corruption-free. Like I said, it wouldn’t take much.

The White House resubmitted Bolton’s nomination last month. But with Democrats capturing control of the next Congress, his chances of winning confirmation appeared slight. The incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, said he saw “no point in considering Mr. Bolton’s nomination again.”

And why would a liberal humanist Senator want to appoint a strong, brash, enforcer to the U.N.? Biden would much rather see Cindy Sheehan as our next ambassador.

“Despite the support of a strong bipartisan majority of senators, Ambassdor Bolton’s confirmation was blocked by a Democratic filibuster, and this is a clear example of the breakdown in the Senate confirmation process,” she said. “Nominees deserve the opportunity for a clean up or down vote. Ambassador Bolton was never given that opportunity.”

Republicans never played filibuster games when Clinton had a majority early in his first term. But I never put any level of bitterness, resentment, or foul play past the Democrats when it comes to power in politics. Why can’t the Dem’s just allow a vote? Just let the system work. Fear? Who knows, really.

The bottom line is that these Senators need to be held responsible for not doing the job they were elected to do. We elected them to go to Washington and represent our views. If they don’t even vote, how is that a republically elected democracy?

Others: Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, Stop The ACLU

Stuck On Stupid trackbacked with: John Bolton Resigns As Ambassador To The United Nations
Mensa Barbie Welcomes You trackbacked with: Bolton’s Resignation




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