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The "nuclear option" will be used only for Supreme Court Nominees (last paragraph)
Congressional Quarterly ^ | Nov. 17, 2004 | NA

Posted on 11/18/2004 4:00:02 AM PST by neverdem

(The) "nuclear option," (is) a parliamentary maneuver to effectively change Senate rules so that only a simple majority is needed to end a filibuster of a judicial nominee. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he has not decided whether he would invoke that option next year. Robert F. Bennett, R-Utah, the chief deputy majority whip, said such a move would occur only if Democrats filibuster a Supreme Court nomination.

It's the last paragraph in the source link.


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Good bye Circuit(Appellate) Court Nominees.
1 posted on 11/18/2004 4:00:02 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! CALL BILL FRIST AND BOB BENNETT AND TELL THEM THAT YOU YOU WANT CONSERVATIVE JUDGES ON APPELATE COURTS TO KEEP MURDERERS AND PEDOPHILES OFF OUR STREETS. TELL HIM TO ELIMINATE THE ILLEGAL JUDICIAL FILLIBUSTER NOW!


2 posted on 11/18/2004 4:18:31 AM PST by montag813
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To: neverdem

Good bye American conservative majority, too. I hope our leaders (?) will change their decision.


4 posted on 11/18/2004 4:21:18 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: Made in USA; neverdem

Relax..Bennett is launching a trial balloon..to let the Dems know the GOP is serious..it's a game of chicken now, who blinks FRist, er, first..


5 posted on 11/18/2004 4:21:46 AM PST by ken5050
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To: neverdem

Ugh!!!!!!


6 posted on 11/18/2004 4:23:34 AM PST by pookie18 (Clinton Happens!)
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To: ken5050
Please don't write Frist as "FRist". He can't understand the values of us, old and young proud members of FR.
7 posted on 11/18/2004 4:24:33 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: ken5050

They should not call this the "nuclear option."

I believe it should be called the "Constitutional Option"


8 posted on 11/18/2004 4:25:05 AM PST by gortklattu (check out thotline dot com)
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To: All

I HAVE ADDED SOME "KEYWORDS". BYE!

ALESSANDRO


9 posted on 11/18/2004 4:28:50 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: montag813
CALL BILL FRIST AND BOB BENNETT

Call them what? Girly men or boys, cowards or RINO's?

10 posted on 11/18/2004 4:31:32 AM PST by newsgatherer
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To: neverdem

How did the good Dr. Frist stand up at the operating table for hours? Since he's become the Majority Leader, he has NO SPINE! Good grief, first he caves in to that ageing RINO, Specter, and now he's going to sell out ALL the judge nominees except SC nominees? They need to dump this guy as leader.
But on the bright side, I heard on Fox last evening, that when Hastert retires, Tom DeLay will probably be speaker, now that they've defanged that leftist nut, Ronnie Earle, in Austin who wants to indict DeLay for redistricting Texas. Speaker DeLay...now THAT has a nice ring to it! That's the Dems worst nightmare!


11 posted on 11/18/2004 4:34:20 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: All

I've not added so many keywords...


12 posted on 11/18/2004 4:47:02 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: neverdem

Wimps!


13 posted on 11/18/2004 5:15:17 AM PST by aynrandfreak (If 9/11 didn't change you, you're a bad human being)
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To: aynrandfreak
You know, Charlie Brown STILL tries to kick that football even though he KNOWS Lucy will pull it back!

And we continue to expect the senate to act like a republican majority. Ain't gonna happen!!!!

This is a sucker play to try to get some of the old, tired conservatives on the court to retire and then we'll find out that this option ain't available for them either. Lucy will do it again. Either the republicans support the president and are IN CHARGE or they aren't. I say they aren't.

14 posted on 11/18/2004 5:35:04 AM PST by cb
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To: montag813
Frist should be mindful of what happened to Tom (the obstructionist) Dsachle. Or are republican politicians restricted in their ability to learn from others past experiences.
15 posted on 11/18/2004 5:45:27 AM PST by chainsaw ( ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - H. Clinton))
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To: chainsaw

Once the "nuclear option" is used for a Supreme Court nominee it would clear the way for all other judicial nominations. So it may only be a matter of tactic.


16 posted on 11/18/2004 7:34:34 AM PST by JackTom
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To: chainsaw

Boy, did you hit the nail squarely on the head!!!! Tom Daschle no longer has his job because of obstructing rather than working to find an amicable compromise both parties could live with, and would benefit the country. I see the same on the horizon for Senator Frist if he does not change his policies.


17 posted on 11/18/2004 7:37:06 AM PST by ChevyZ28 ("Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that is why it is the present")
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To: neverdem

It appears that even our republican leadership does not care to follow the Constitution either. SIGHHHHH


18 posted on 11/18/2004 7:39:08 AM PST by ChevyZ28 ("Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that is why it is the present")
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To: ken5050
"Bennett is launching a trial balloon..to let the Dems know the GOP is serious..."

Seems to me they launched this same balloon about 2 yrs. ago and look where it has gotten them. It makes for an excellent cause come election time (we need 60 Republicans in the senate,) but it certainly doesn't seem to scare the Democrats. If they do not do anything now when they probably (?) have 51 votes, they are never EVER going to do anything except play us with this as an election issue. I think they have used it for the last time effectively and it will not work again in '06, and in fact, will have the opposite effect.

19 posted on 11/18/2004 7:52:54 AM PST by penowa
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To: neverdem
Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he has not decided whether he would invoke that option next year.

Translation=I don't have 50 votes for these changes.RINO's rule I guess.

Does anyone in their right mind doubt that the Democrats would change the rules in a heartbeat if the situation were reversed?

Either we don't have the will to lead, or we have a lot of insurgents in the leadership. I tend to believe the latter.

20 posted on 11/18/2004 8:37:09 AM PST by itsahoot (Sometimes the truth hurts, sometimes it makes a difference, but not often.)
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; King Prout; ..

From time to time, I’ll post or ping on noteworthy articles about politics, foreign and military affairs. FReepmail me if you want on or off my list.

I posted this under Breaking News. It was de-listed from that category within minutes. May I suggest that you verify the link ASAP, and that you ping any lists that you have.


21 posted on 11/18/2004 9:52:48 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: Dr. Free Market

ping


22 posted on 11/18/2004 9:56:29 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: Tamsey

ping


23 posted on 11/18/2004 10:00:43 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem


We need to be ready to use the nuclear option, anytime, anywhere, for any nominee. Freedom is on the line.

ProLife Ping!

If anyone wants on or off my ProLife Ping List, please notify me here or by freepmail.

24 posted on 11/18/2004 10:24:10 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (I used to be a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it. They gave me the axe.)
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