Skip to comments.Heads Up! Sen. Cornyn's speech on filibusters.. a barn burner.. repeated on C-span 2 at 10PM est.
Posted on 04/04/2005 6:32:16 PM PDT by ken5050
I didn't see it today, but apparently Sen Cornyn gave a real stem-winder on the Senate floor today, talking about the Dem filabusters. He seems to be indicating that GOP action is coming very soon to stop it. Just saw that C-span 2 wil be repeating it from 10-10:35 EST tonite.. Worth setting the VRC for, to see after the NCAA game is over..
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Thanks for the heads up!!
This must be the case, because I saw a "commercial" earlier today (put out by People For The American Way) asking us to call our reps to stand for the pro-filibuster status quo.
"Worth setting the VRC for,"
A lot of lefty's are showing a great deal of fear for him, and its starting to put him on some radar screens. He not only gets under democrats skins, they are genuinly frightened that if he runs, he can and will win.
Thanks for the heads up---I saw it today, but will prolly watch it again---
All of the FReepers that have been visiting the judicial nominee site and plan on attending the March for Justice will find it right on target---
He is especially good about the remarks by Ruth Bader Ginsberg this last week when she was trying to rationalize using international laws to help make decisions on the Supreme Court...whoa, stand back!
Now, John Cornyn is a soft spoken man, he doesn't scream and turn red like Ted Kennedy, but he gets his point across well--
A star is born? And he is mine!
He was on the Texas Supreme Court.
Hopefully some Freeper will be able to post a transcript at some point for those of us cable impaired. Will this be on the internet also?
I saw on the Senate thread today that Oxen in Fla will post the transcript tomorrow---so check the Daily Senate coverage.
Senatory Cornyn is MY senator. He is just terrific. I'll be sure and watch it on Cspan, because knowing him, it will be worth taping.
I'd like to read the transcript as well.
To get the voters to contact a senator,the issue has to directly effect the voter in a negative way. Asking voters to contact Senators to preserve the filibuster, is a loser. The average voters doesn't even know what a filibuster is. They are pretty sure it does not effect them. The Democrats will not be able to get more than an handful of calls on the issue. The add will be a giant failure.
This act by "People for the American Way" proves one of two things. It may shows how little they know about politics. Or it may show that they are desparate and will try things they know will likely fail.
Nothing is more counter productive than to go to the public and not get a response. Those senators who might have been afraid to vote for the rule change, will not be afraid because the Democrats went to the people and the people did not respond.
"People for the American Way" would have been better off running a rigged poll and having the media publish a poll showing the public is opposed to stopping filibusters.
But by going direct to the voters, they insure there will be little if any response. It must be a desperation move. Because any political pro could tell them the odds say what they are trying won't work.
"This must be the case, because I saw a "commercial" earlier today (put out by People For The American Way) asking us to call our reps to stand for the pro-filibuster status quo."
I saw a "commercial" as well, some guy claiming to be a republican and liked that President and Congress were republicans, but it is a two party system and we need to maintain the filibuster for the naysayers.
I did not see who funded it...
you can watch cspan on the net! go to http://www.cspan.org
Thanks for the heads up!
I'm in Bham Al, and saw the same commercial, the last few days, repeatly.
I thought, What??? "You aren't a Republican...get off my TV"!!!
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