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Brown defends record as Democrats question speeches, judicial decisions
AP / MSNBC ^ | 10/22/2003 | JESSE J. HOLLAND

Posted on 10/22/2003 10:01:00 AM PDT by DanTheAdmin

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 — Federal appellate nominee Janice Rogers Brown on Wednesday defended her work as a conservative California jurist and said the personal opinions expressed in some of her speeches would stay separate from her role on the bench.

(Excerpt) Read more at famulus.msnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushappointees; bushdemocrat; democrat; gwb; janicerogersbrown; judge; judicialnominees; racistdemocrats

1 posted on 10/22/2003 10:01:00 AM PDT by DanTheAdmin
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To: DanTheAdmin
The Democrats will flambe her. Let's see if the GOP keeps her twisting in the wind like it did with Miguel Estrada.
2 posted on 10/22/2003 10:02:22 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Well she is guilty!


Of being conservative...
3 posted on 10/22/2003 10:03:21 AM PDT by DanTheAdmin
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To: DanTheAdmin
Senate Democrats have not said whether they will filibuster Brown.
I dare them to.
4 posted on 10/22/2003 10:03:50 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: xsmommy; dubyaismypresident
Durbin also quoted her as saying, ''Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies.'' ''You have described the year 1937 — the year in which President Roosevelt's New Deal legislation started taking effect — as 'the triumph of our socialist revolution,'''

See Great Minds really DO think alike.

5 posted on 10/22/2003 10:09:14 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: samtheman
What indicates to you that they have a reason NOT to "filibuster" any nominee they don't like?
6 posted on 10/22/2003 10:09:29 AM PDT by Principled
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To: goldstategop
Well, forgive me for having a different interpretation on Estrada.

IT WASN'T THE GOP WHO KEPT ESTRADA TWISTING IN THE WIND.

7 posted on 10/22/2003 10:10:22 AM PDT by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: DanTheAdmin
Anyone know if she is Catholic?

If she is, she might as well not have even shown up.
8 posted on 10/22/2003 10:10:55 AM PDT by Republican Red (Karmic hugs welcomed!)
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To: DanTheAdmin
I can't imagine Republicans asking Liberal appointees questions like this. They normally just join in with the Democrat Lovefest.
9 posted on 10/22/2003 10:13:48 AM PDT by Gritty
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To: Republican Red
Yes, if she is Catholic or Hispanic, the Democrats already hate her and they will destroy her. LOL, how many simpleton Catholics and Hispanics do you suppose will continue to vote Democrat? Answer: Plenty, unfortunately. The fools may as well walk around with "Kick Me" signs taped to their backs.
10 posted on 10/22/2003 10:18:01 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Gritty
"I can't imagine Republicans asking Liberal appointees questions like this. They normally just join in with the Democrat Lovefest."

Which is why they are referred to as the "Stupid Party"...

It's sickening.
11 posted on 10/22/2003 10:21:14 AM PDT by DanTheAdmin
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To: samtheman
And I dare the GOP to MAKE the dems filibuster. For real. None of this "we'll continue this tomorrow" nonsense. Make them filibuster 24/7 and get it all out there and over with. If they have the ba&&s. Both sides! The GOP needs to stop bending to the will of the shrill. They're giving them everything by NOT holding them to task.
12 posted on 10/22/2003 10:31:27 AM PDT by cgk (Bennett / Krauthammer: "When in doubt, you MUST opt for Life")
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To: hobbes1; xsmommy
Someone tell Sandy O to retire right now, and nominate this woman to the Supreme Court.
13 posted on 10/22/2003 10:36:19 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Official Scheming Diabolical Minion of the Month.)
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To: dubyaismypresident
That is what the Dems Fear.
14 posted on 10/22/2003 10:38:04 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: goldstategop
They wouldn't dare.
15 posted on 10/22/2003 10:48:50 AM PDT by sauropod (Fry Mumia!)
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To: DanTheAdmin
Previously posted here, but I didn't think to put it in Breaking News or News/Current Events.
16 posted on 10/22/2003 11:02:31 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: cgk
I think you may see forced 24/7 filibusters closer to election season -- Bush can campaign on it when people are paying attention, saying "I need you to vote for X for senator so I can stop these unfair filibusters and give these good candidates an up or down vote on the floor of the Senate."
17 posted on 10/22/2003 11:05:28 AM PDT by Califelephant
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To: DanTheAdmin
According Senate democrats, this is the face of evil ...

 

California Supreme Court Justice Janice Brown testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, on her nomination to be U. S. circuit judge of the District of Columbia. Brown is the first black woman and one of the most conservative jurists on California's Supreme Court. Civil rights and abortion rights groups are pushing Democrats to add her to the list of Bush nominees they are blocking through Senate filibusters because of rulings limited abortion rights, corporate liability and affirmative action programs. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
AP - Oct 22 12:44 PM

California Supreme Court Justice Janice Brown is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at a hearing on her nomination to be U. S. circuit judge of the District of Columbia. Brown is the first black woman and one of the most conservative jurists on California's Supreme Court. Civil rights and abortion rights groups are pushing Democrats to add her to the list of Bush nominees they are blocking through Senate filibusters because of rulings limited abortion rights, corporate liability and affirmative action programs.(AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
AP - Oct 22 12:42 PM

18 posted on 10/22/2003 11:21:32 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: hobbes1
A minority conservative jurist is always a leftist's worst nightmare.
19 posted on 10/22/2003 12:14:09 PM PDT by blitzgig
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To: blitzgig
Imagine if this were a LIBERAL, appointed by a dem president. The headlines would be screaming how a bunch of white senators are attacking a black candidate.
20 posted on 10/22/2003 12:51:15 PM PDT by boop
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To: blitzgig
Imagine if this were a LIBERAL, appointed by a dem president. The headlines would be screaming how a bunch of white senators are attacking a black candidate.
21 posted on 10/22/2003 12:51:18 PM PDT by boop
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To: DanTheAdmin
Don't even bother, Janice. The President and the GOP Senate have made it clear they won't go to bat for their nominees. Ever.
22 posted on 10/22/2003 1:46:11 PM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: DanTheAdmin
I know I might as well go upstairs, grab shotgun and shoot myself.

But I'm not going to. Instead I will bet you all that this one makes it.

23 posted on 10/22/2003 4:11:24 PM PDT by quesera (Scr*w the RATS, the U.N., and the French!)
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To: quesera
I think you're right. There's WAY too much at stake for the racist Rats to filibuster Mrs. Brown. I've read some of the things she has written and it would be FANTASTIC if she made it.
24 posted on 10/22/2003 4:58:42 PM PDT by ModernDayCato
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To: samtheman
Schumer said it. didn't he? From the excerpts I heard today. the Dems are planning on it.

I am so angry. It is so obvious they have no real objections other than she is conservative (from CA, yet) and they want to stymy Bush.

Please, people, let's make all the noise about this we can--letters, calls, one-on-one to family, friends, and colleagues. Especially those of you from states with lib Senators. I live in AL, and will be preaching to the choir, but Sessions, Shelby, and even my Repr. will hear from me. Also contacting Breaux, Zell Miller, etc. to see what they can do to reel in these out of control Dems.

Contacting Senate leaders about my displeasure with their letting them get away with these filibusters. Making the Dems put on a real bonifide fillibuster would get some national notice, and maybe wake up a few of the sheeple.

vaudine
25 posted on 10/22/2003 5:46:40 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: vaudine; OXENinFLA
From the excerpts I heard today.

C-SPAN re-running the hearing now.

26 posted on 10/22/2003 6:22:03 PM PDT by StriperSniper (All this, of course, is simply pious fudge. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: hobbes1
But she stood by the statements. "The speech speaks for itself," she said.

She stood her ground, I just heard that on the C-SPAN re-run.

27 posted on 10/22/2003 6:28:21 PM PDT by StriperSniper (All this, of course, is simply pious fudge. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Justice Brown shows no signs of backing down. I hope she rips 'em to shreds with her intellect and character.

...Tolerance and diversity-yeah, right.

-Regards, T.
28 posted on 10/22/2003 7:44:30 PM PDT by T Lady (.Freed From the Dimocratic Shackles since 1992)
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To: DanTheAdmin

29 posted on 10/22/2003 8:27:36 PM PDT by dagnabbit
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To: vaudine
I've also already written my representatives on this.
30 posted on 10/23/2003 3:00:18 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: cgk
You really don't know how filibusters work, do you?
In order to keep a filibuster going "24/7" as you say, would require a minimum of 50 GOP senators to ALSO be there around the clock.

Any time that number fell below 50, the Dims could move to continue debate on another day.
Those are the rules. Now if you want the rules changed, just say so.
31 posted on 10/23/2003 8:04:11 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I saw Mrs. (Miss?) Brown on CSPAN last night, and I swear it looks as if she's perpetually about to break into tears - that's just her normal facial expression!

Not too impressive. Nor was her speaking ability particularly impressive. She wasn't appointed just because she's black now was she?
32 posted on 10/23/2003 8:06:32 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: Redbob
I liked the part at the end where she said she did'nt bring her mom along because her mom would get upset over them picking on her girl.
33 posted on 10/23/2003 8:19:48 AM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: Redbob
I wrote: And I dare the GOP to MAKE the dems filibuster. For real. None of this "we'll continue this tomorrow" nonsense. Make them filibuster 24/7 and get it all out there and over with. If they have the ba&&s. Both sides! The GOP needs to stop bending to the will of the shrill. They're giving them everything by NOT holding them to task

To which you responded: You really don't know how filibusters work, do you? In order to keep a filibuster going "24/7" as you say, would require a minimum of 50 GOP senators to ALSO be there around the clock.

Any time that number fell below 50, the Dims could move to continue debate on another day. Those are the rules. Now if you want the rules changed, just say so.

Now that it's all together, you can see that I wrote "Both Sides", yes? I do know how filibusters work. Which is why I was directing my comments at the GOP.

34 posted on 10/23/2003 9:25:41 AM PDT by cgk (Bennett / Krauthammer: "When in doubt, you MUST opt for Life")
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To: Califelephant
I think you may see forced 24/7 filibusters closer to election season -- Bush can campaign on it when people are paying attention, saying "I need you to vote for X for senator so I can stop these unfair filibusters and give these good candidates an up or down vote on the floor of the Senate."

I'd love to see this!

35 posted on 10/23/2003 9:26:53 AM PDT by cgk (Bennett / Krauthammer: "When in doubt, you MUST opt for Life")
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To: DanTheAdmin
Looks like California will go Bush this year.
Lots of professional women in Cali who don't like this sort of garbage.
Heck lots of professional women period don't like it.
36 posted on 10/23/2003 9:29:36 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: Principled
Nickles is retiring - he has nothing to lose.
He took a bullet for us to get rid of Lott.
My money's on him to rescue us from the Girl Scouts controlling the Senate.
37 posted on 10/23/2003 9:32:17 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: DanTheAdmin
This was during Estrada, but it's still appropriate,

Why Frist and all won't go 24/7 (Vanity)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/958139/posts

Also, this is even better,

Lessons of the Estrada Defeat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/976173/posts
38 posted on 10/23/2003 1:59:02 PM PDT by votelife (Elect a Filibuster Proof Majority)
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