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Memos of special interest on Hill
Washington Times ^ | 11/15/03 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 11/14/2003 10:02:06 PM PST by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:10:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have worked in close concert with outside special-interest groups to defeat President Bush's judicial nominees, according to internal Democratic staff memos.

In one memo to Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois obtained by The Washington Times, Washington lawyer Miguel A. Estrada is singled out as "especially dangerous" because "he is Latino." Mr. Estrada, born in Honduras, withdrew his nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in September after being filibustered for eight months.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004memo; democrats; dnc; durbin; estrada; estradamemo; judicialnominees; judiciary; kuhl; latino; lefties; memogate; memos; nominees; prejudice; racism; rats
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1 posted on 11/14/2003 10:02:06 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks; JohnHuang2; Miss Marple; Molly Pitcher; Dog; Howlin; PhiKapMom
MemoGate II?
2 posted on 11/14/2003 10:09:40 PM PST by kayak (The Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy is truly Vast! [JohnHuang2])
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To: kattracks
Bingo.
3 posted on 11/14/2003 10:11:24 PM PST by doug from upland (Why aren't the Clintons living out their remaining years on Alcatraz?)
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To: kattracks
Looks like this might be worth a BC ping ... possibly more just on the need to spread the word about these scum in general.
4 posted on 11/14/2003 10:14:02 PM PST by Timesink
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To: mhking; kattracks
Looks like this might be worth a BC ping ... possibly more just on the need to spread the word about these scum in general.

(sorry Kattracks, didn't mean to ping you a second ago, I forgot to change the "To:" line)

5 posted on 11/14/2003 10:14:54 PM PST by Timesink
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To: kattracks
In one memo to Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois obtained by The Washington Times, Washington lawyer Miguel A. Estrada is singled out as "especially dangerous" because "he is Latino."

Being a long suffering Illinois resident, I am SOOOO loving this.
Think of the campaign commercials with a close-up of this
racist memo with senator Dustbin's fat face beside it,
then one with Ted the Swimmer calling women (one of whom is black)
nominated by the President to sit on the federal bench "Neanderthals".
Priceless. :)
6 posted on 11/14/2003 10:20:34 PM PST by MamaLucci (Clinton met with a White House intern more than he did with his CIA director)
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To: Timesink
WoooHooo! It looks like the dems have a serial leaker.
7 posted on 11/14/2003 10:21:54 PM PST by MamaLucci (Clinton met with a White House intern more than he did with his CIA director)
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To: kattracks
Durbin spokesman Joe Shoemaker said the memo has been taken out of context. "That's a list of what the groups saw as dangerous positives," Mr. Shoemaker said. "In their opinion, Miguel Estrada was especially dangerous from a political standpoint for Democrats because they wouldn't want to vote against him for those very reasons."

That would be plausible, IF that was the only factor listed. But look at the memo context: "They also identified Miguel Estrada (D.C. Circuit) as especially dangerous, because he has a minimal paper trail, he is Latino, and the White House seems to be grooming him for a Supreme Court appointment."

How would having a "minimal paper trail" and appearing to be groomed for SCOTUS make Democrats scared to vote against him?

8 posted on 11/14/2003 10:23:13 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: kattracks
Damn....if dem rascally republicans don't stop steal'en dem democrat's stuff, de merican public jusmite fine out de trufh wha we's ben dowan awl de's years.

Can't wait to hear old Rush's voice!!
9 posted on 11/14/2003 10:26:35 PM PST by BackSlidenDemocrat
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To: kattracks
Just confirming what we knew all along - it's the Democrats who are the racist bastards.
11 posted on 11/14/2003 10:32:08 PM PST by July 4th
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; Cindy; Cincinatus' Wife; JohnHuang2
psst... the DNC says a Latino judge is dangerous. Pass it on.
12 posted on 11/14/2003 10:34:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: kattracks
The other memo is already forgotten by the news.

It's the weekend now, this won't make next weeks news cycle. :(
13 posted on 11/14/2003 10:35:18 PM PST by adam_az
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To: BackSlidenDemocrat
I just hope Rush doesn't waste the whole three Monday hours on the leftists' efforts to get him and his recovery. Things are poppin'!
14 posted on 11/14/2003 10:41:16 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: kattracks
Ah, the devastating "Avalanche of Memos". "Revenge of the Memos". Memos, memos, memos! Soon, Democrat politicians will be having nightmares about MEMOS! Memos burying them up to their corrupt eyebrows, and more and more keep coming! They can't deny them fast enough, they keep on coming! MEMOS!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! The Democrat leaders will be waking up in a cold sweat, fearing what new revelation of their corruption and perfidy will be exposed in today's NEXT Memo?!

In the old days, it was "hey no problem" ... a phone call or three to the News Media heads, and they would look past a leaked memo or two. But, these are the new and very DANGEROUS days of the "Alternative Conservative Media". These leaked memos, about Durbin, Kennedy and the Democrat Filibuster's lies, about Rockefeller's treasonous plan to use classified intel to destroy Bush, and the memo proving that Al Qaida was working hand in glove with Saddam, or vice-a-versa, are going to be electronically blogged all over the internet. Fox News will hit the Cable with coverage of all these memos, and Rush has MUCHO materiel for a triumphant return to the radio airwaves on Monday. Daschle must be deeply saddened. If not yet... he soon will be.

VIVA LA MEMO DE LAS VERTIAS!

15 posted on 11/14/2003 10:45:22 PM PST by Richard Axtell
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To: kattracks
I heard about this today. Conservatives need to turn up the volume on this revelation! The good news is that, as rush predicted, being out of power, the Dims are going out of their minds, getting more shrill than ever, and they are starting to make significant blunders.
16 posted on 11/14/2003 10:47:10 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("...the right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.")
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To: MamaLucci
WoooHooo! It looks like the dems have a serial leaker.

This could be an "old school" Democrat, ala Miller, who has become aphalled at the current state of the Party. Let's pray that more conscientious Democrats come forward. We all need to drive the disruptors from power asap.

17 posted on 11/14/2003 10:51:32 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("...the right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.")
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; Black Agnes; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

18 posted on 11/14/2003 10:53:30 PM PST by nutmeg (Is the DemocRATic party extinct yet?)
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To: Richard Axtell
In leaked memos Veritas? Perhaps. LOL!
19 posted on 11/14/2003 10:55:36 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("...the right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.")
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Senators Feinstein, Durbin, and Edwards sit on both committees. Any guesses which one?
20 posted on 11/14/2003 11:11:04 PM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Don't forget to Visit/donate at http://www.georgewbush.com)
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To: kattracks
"There's been this rash of stolen Democratic memos by Republicans recently,"...

David Smith sure wants folks to think the memos were stolen by Republicans. If he had proof of his claim, I would think his lard-a$$ed, liquor-swilling boss would be shouting the thief's name from the rooftops.

It's more likely to be an old-school Democrat who's totally disgusted with what his (her) party has become.

21 posted on 11/14/2003 11:11:06 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Never trust a (D) with national security, your wallet, your life, your wife, daughter, girlfriend...)
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To: tgslTakoma
Well, we know, FOR A CERTAINTY , that the memo Sean Hannity got, was NOT stolen and NOT given to him by a GOPer, for one. :-)
22 posted on 11/14/2003 11:12:51 PM PST by nopardons
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To: MamaLucci
The Republicans are too weak and stupid to run ads like that. Wish they would.
23 posted on 11/14/2003 11:15:29 PM PST by Luke21
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To: MamaLucci
Being another Illinois resident, I too would love to see such an advertisement running on the Chicago airwaves.

Too bad it will never happen.

But I'll give you a bump for a great idea.

L

24 posted on 11/14/2003 11:25:59 PM PST by Lurker (Some people say you shouldn't kick a man when he's down. I say there's no better time to do it.)
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To: kayak
"The 14 internal documents obtained by The Times — which did not come from a Senate staffer — appear to support some of the more serious accusations made by Republicans"

Of course only the Times will print any documents which support the repubs. But .. if enough people get the message these documents send .. it could be a wholesale slaughter of the dems just 1 short year from now.
25 posted on 11/14/2003 11:31:59 PM PST by CyberAnt (America .. the LIGHT of the World)
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To: kattracks
bttt
26 posted on 11/14/2003 11:34:15 PM PST by jra
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To: MamaLucci
WoooHooo! It looks like the dems have a serial leaker.

And if I was a Dem .. I'd be a bit worried about this leaker

First it's our national security

Now it's the Judical System

Who knows what will be next

27 posted on 11/14/2003 11:41:28 PM PST by Mo1
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To: rintense; MJY1288; RedBloodedAmerican; twyn1; kitkat; justshe; ladyinred; lonestar; ...
Check this out
28 posted on 11/14/2003 11:45:38 PM PST by Mo1
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To: kattracks
The democratic party...party of minorities...

Yeah, right.

29 posted on 11/14/2003 11:55:04 PM PST by highlander_UW
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To: PhiKapMom
I'd say Edwards. He's probably thinking the democrats have left him out to the wolves and is not backing his presidential campaign.

How many times will he have to announce that he's running before anyone notices?
30 posted on 11/15/2003 12:24:53 AM PST by swheats
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To: Mo1
Thanks for the ping. This is more good news. The 38 1/2 hours might not have been in vain once the fog clears.
31 posted on 11/15/2003 12:27:22 AM PST by swheats
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To: piasa
“Pass it on.”

I just did.

Democrats putting party before national interests

32 posted on 11/15/2003 1:57:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MamaLucci
WoooHooo! It looks like the dems have a serial leaker.


"We will starve terrorists 'Rats of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest."

33 posted on 11/15/2003 2:13:20 AM PST by Stultis
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To: kattracks
Move on.......nothing important here!
34 posted on 11/15/2003 4:04:36 AM PST by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: kattracks
Memo BTTT
35 posted on 11/15/2003 4:28:26 AM PST by Maigrey (Voting Member of the Rick Santorum Fan Club!)
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To: kattracks
Mr. Smith also said the leaked documents raised serious questions about Republican tactics. "There's been this rash of stolen Democratic memos by Republicans recently," he said, citing the memo written by a staffer to Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, that strategized to make political hay out of the Iraq war. "These are thefts of Democratic memos," Mr. Smith said.

And I hope they get their hands on more illuminating memos.

36 posted on 11/15/2003 5:51:13 AM PST by alnick
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To: kattracks
"These are thefts of Democratic memos," Mr. Smith said."

Where was the concern when Mr. Rumsfeld's internal memo at the Pentagon was blared all over TV and news?

Qwinn

37 posted on 11/15/2003 5:54:50 AM PST by Qwinn
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To: BackSlidenDemocrat
Can't wait to hear old Rush's voice!!

The timing is delicious, isn't it?

38 posted on 11/15/2003 6:00:20 AM PST by alnick
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"These are thefts of Democratic memos," Mr. Smith said.

Thefts?

Or leaks by people whose honor is higher than their employers?

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39 posted on 11/15/2003 6:13:07 AM PST by mhking
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To: MHGinTN
No, he'll spend 2 hours talking about himself.
40 posted on 11/15/2003 6:39:06 AM PST by expatpat
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To: Stultis
Regarding your post #33, it looks like Dubya's fighting a stealth war on two fronts.
41 posted on 11/15/2003 6:56:41 AM PST by MamaLucci (Clinton met with a White House intern more than he did with his CIA director)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; piasa
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have long proclaimed their independence from outside interest groups and angrily deny accusations that they considered the race of Mr. Bush's nominees before blocking them.

So, if they are claiming that those "groups" are not involved in their "process," I suppose it was just a coincidence that EVERY SINGLE ONE of those "outside interest groups" just HAPPENED to be in the press room at the United States Capital yesterday morning immediately after the "Senate Sleepover" finished, right?

And I suppose we can assume that, rather than proclaiming their independence from those groups by not offering them the chance to speak, those "outside interest groups" grabbed the microphone from Tom Daschle, commandeered the floor, and practically jumped for joy at what they perceived as a victory for "their" side?

42 posted on 11/15/2003 7:16:30 AM PST by Howlin
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To: MamaLucci
No kidding!

You seem to be really enjoying this........LOL.
43 posted on 11/15/2003 7:17:08 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Anything that wipes the perpetual smirk off of Dick
Durbin's ugly mug fills me with great joy.....is that wrong? :) LOL!
44 posted on 11/15/2003 7:25:05 AM PST by MamaLucci (Clinton met with a White House intern more than he did with his CIA director)
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To: kattracks
Mr. Ashcroft, your country is calling.....
These hearings will be televised 23/7.

I tip my hat to Sen. Miller. He obviously has clueless Democratic friends who feel comfortable passing him their memos.
45 posted on 11/15/2003 7:39:13 AM PST by mabelkitty
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To: BackSlidenDemocrat
I'm thinking this was strategery - international news for the 30-hour fillibuster due to the judicial nominees, and lo and behold, they were right.

Looks like they gave the Dems rope...looks like they hanged themselves en masse.

They had an out, though. Up or down vote. They chose suicide.
46 posted on 11/15/2003 7:40:56 AM PST by mabelkitty
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To: MamaLucci
Hey, we take our kicks where we can get them!

When you read nasty stuff about John Edwards, rest assured I'm somewhere smiling!
47 posted on 11/15/2003 7:41:21 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Qwinn
This is "theft in office" - using public funds for personal use.
48 posted on 11/15/2003 7:42:01 AM PST by mabelkitty
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To: MamaLucci
A serial leaker is bound to happen given the out of control actions of the democratic senators.
49 posted on 11/15/2003 7:47:41 AM PST by ampat
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To: Mo1
Who knows what will be next...

At the very least it has to be causing some sleepless nights for a number of rats.
Perhaps they celebrated their "triumph" over the GOP's 39 hour talkathon a bit too early.
50 posted on 11/15/2003 7:59:15 AM PST by MamaLucci (Clinton met with a White House intern more than he did with his CIA director)
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