December 17, 2004 -- BEFORE a single Supreme Court justice has begun muttering about a nice retirement condo in Florida, a preemptive war is underway in the U.S. Senate. Democrats have been abusing their advise-and-consent role by stonewalling President Bush's judicial nominees. Republicans are mad as heck and not going to take it anymore.
But why not? If the last election proves anything, it's that Senate Democrats only discredit themselves by relying on parliamentary tricks to win.