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Check Chucky. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. What's Constitutional about a supermajority filibuster?
1 posted on 03/26/2004 4:39:18 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
I see the usual suspects making their Friday afternoon whine session.
2 posted on 03/26/2004 4:41:38 PM PST by Maigrey (We don't need a thumbsucker in the White House. - azgopgal)
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To: neverdem
Screw 'em. Recess appoint every damn vacancy that there is left. They want to play hardball? Make them sit in DC and confirm judges instead of being out on the campaign trail.
3 posted on 03/26/2004 4:42:21 PM PST by SCHROLL
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To: neverdem
Duck the Femocrats!
4 posted on 03/26/2004 4:42:44 PM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: neverdem
Precisely. Eff 'em.
5 posted on 03/26/2004 4:44:35 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: neverdem
The administration needs to tie together liberal judges appointed by Democrats, with gay marriage and the pledge case.
8 posted on 03/26/2004 4:46:56 PM PST by I still care
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To: neverdem
""These actions not only poison the nomination process," the minority leader, Senator Tom Daschle, Democrat of South Dakota, said. "They strike at the principle of checks and balances that is one of pillars of American democracy."

This from the guy who invented and then perfected the poisoning of the process.
9 posted on 03/26/2004 4:49:20 PM PST by Gringo1 (All contents of this post may be contrived,made-up,or just plain not true at all.)
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To: neverdem
Pity party for the dems!! BOO HOO.......followed by LOLOLOL
10 posted on 03/26/2004 4:51:02 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: neverdem
Up-Chucky Schumer; the living, breathing, defintion of pond slime; the kind of pond slime even bleach won't kill... The skid mark in humanities shorts...

The unwanted relative who won't leave... The very sight of this man revolts me.


11 posted on 03/26/2004 4:54:22 PM PST by gatorgriz ("The world is full of bastards - the number ever increasing the further one gets from Missoula, MT")
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To: neverdem
Charles Schumer is a pustule on the buttocks of the goddess of Justice.
12 posted on 03/26/2004 4:59:12 PM PST by Argus (If you favor surrender to terrorism, vote Democrat.)
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To: neverdem
bush get ready for the next recess and make recess appoints of all those not approved...btw when is the next recess?
15 posted on 03/26/2004 5:22:39 PM PST by metoooo
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To: neverdem
Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Mr. Bush's use of recess appointments "a finger in the eye of the Constitution."

If Dubya really wants to stick it to him, he'll recess appoint either Judge Bork, or Ken Starr during the next recess. I'd pay good money to see that!!!

16 posted on 03/26/2004 5:24:45 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Now EX-democrat!!)
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To: neverdem
The President should immediately give a national speech in which he absolutely calls the Democrats on this threat. The speach should address the fact that recess appointments are specifically provided for in the Constitution, have been made by every modern president, are necessary because of the dim's refusal to provide consent as required by the Constitution, etc. As others have suggested, he could also tie this into judicial activism, the pledge case, the gay marriage issue, etc.

The dim's can either back down (in which case they look like fools), or follow through with their no votes on nominees threat. In the latter case, the Republican's should exercise the "nuclear option."

Frist can simply direct the Clerk of the Senate to schedule nominees before the full Senate for an up or down vote. He can do this on the grounds that, to the extent the Senate rules require a supermajority to pass the nominee to a full vote, they are in violation of the direct and specific constitutional requirement that the Senate provide affirmative advice and consent with respect to the President's judicial nominations.

The dim's could challenge Frist's ruling. But because this would be a challenge to the chair's interpretation of the rules, the issue would be resolved by a simple majority vote--in which the Republicans, if they stick together, could prevail.

Will it happen? I am not holding my breath.
17 posted on 03/26/2004 5:27:02 PM PST by TheConservator
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To: neverdem
WELL... W should just appoint judges out the yang everytime the Senate goes out!
18 posted on 03/26/2004 5:31:10 PM PST by sonofatpatcher2 (Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: neverdem
Senate Democrats threatened today to block all of President Bush's judicial nominations unless the White House promised not to name any more judges while Congress was away.

Like they wouldn't block the president's nominations anyway. Riiight.

19 posted on 03/26/2004 5:34:49 PM PST by lonevoice (Some things have to be believed to be seen)
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To: neverdem
Refresh my memory, didn't the hero of the rat party Clinton use recess of congress to install judges?

Obviously it is legal, obviously a promise means nothing to a rat, so go well you know what yourself Tommy.
24 posted on 03/26/2004 6:15:51 PM PST by ladyinred (Weakness Invites War. Peace through Strength (Margaret Thatcher))
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To: neverdem
Translation: They know they're in trouble, and this is the best they can come up with.
27 posted on 03/26/2004 6:25:50 PM PST by Imal (Capitalism appeals to optimists, Communism appeals to pessimists.)
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"We will be clear," Senator Daschle said today. "We will continue to cooperate in the confirmation of federal judges, but only if the White House gives the assurance that it will no longer abuse the process and that it will once again respect our Constitution's essential system of checks and balances."

Uh, excuse me, but how have the Demwits cooperated up to this point in the confirmation of Bush nominees?

28 posted on 03/26/2004 6:30:48 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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Do the Dems say either you agree to our blackmail or we will engage in a complete strike of your nominees!

Seems treason to me.
29 posted on 03/26/2004 6:31:24 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: neverdem
Frist should have fought this to the bitter end the first time they tried it. Now he pays the price.

Make them filibuster 24-7.
30 posted on 03/26/2004 6:40:32 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Environmental deregulation is critical national defense.)
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To: neverdem
You would never know without a scorecard, that the majority are Republicans. Sometimes I think Bush may be too nice a fellow to be president. He and most fellow Dems simply don't respond in kind, and it doesn't look like high moral ground, it looks like weakness. Filibusters, supermajorities, Memogate getting turned around on us, inquisitional commissions---the Dems are fighting dirtier than ever before, and mostly getting away with it.
31 posted on 03/26/2004 6:42:20 PM PST by Graymatter
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