Mickey Kaus writes
Only the most respectable, noble-minded political analysts get to call people who disagree with them `cowards.` ... 7:26 P.M.
He`s talking about Morton Kondracke`s piece: July 02, 2007 Immigration Failure Gives Senate Profile in Political Cowardice.
What can only be called the "cowardice caucus" * those who voted "yes" in 2006 and "no" this year * includes Republican Sens. Sam Brownback (Kan.), who actually voted "yes" on Thursday, then changed his vote, Norm Coleman (Minn.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pete Domenici (N.M.), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Gordon Smith (Ore.), George Voinovich (Ohio) and John Warner (Va.).It also includes Democratic Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Evan Bayh (Ind.), Jeff Bingaman (N.M.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Tom Harkin (Iowa), Mary Landrieu (La.) and Mark Pryor (Ark.). Those not scared off by restrictionists did the bidding of the AFL-CIO, which was hostile to the guest-worker program.
And he has a "Courage Caucus"
too—the people who voted to ignore their constituents, representative government,
and the wishes of the great majority of the American people and vote for amnesty. Trent Lott
was saying things like "To think that you`re going to intimidate a senator into voting one way or the other by gorging your phones with phone calls..."
that`s a Profile in Courage right there, Senator Lott boasting about how he`s going to ignore the Republican base. Presumably he`s so brave he doesn`t care if he or any member of his party get elected again.