The Right Coast

May 02, 2005
Discriminatory Filibusters
By Mike Rappaport

Steve Calabresi's article also reminded me of a concern that I have about the Republicans' response to the Democrats here.

It seems clear that the Democrats are discriminating against conservative minorities and women. It is not that they dislike women and minorities in general; rather they are especially opposed to conservatives from these groups for the reasons that Calabresi mentions.

Why aren't the Republicans emphasizing this? Vice President Cheney or some other prominent official should charge the Democrats with applying a stricter standard against conservative women and minorities. Not only would it be true, but I would guess it would be extremely effective -- placing the Democrats on the defensive and making it difficult for them to continue their discriminatory filibusters.