Democrat obstructionism


So much for comity and the spirit of agreements. The Democrats again show themselves as being vindictive, petty obstructionists who figure out every possible loophole to frustrate the will of the people.

The senior Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee has warned the Pentagon that he may block the nomination of a new defense policy chief unless documents involving the departing policy head —— Douglas J. Feith —— are turned over for review.

The action by Sen. Carl M. Levin (D—Mich.) threatens to hold up another important presidential appointment as lawmakers remain deadlocked with the Bush administration over the nomination of John R. Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations. That dispute, too, involves Democratic requests for documents the White House has refused to surrender.

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