Those of you in the states of the critical, wobbly Republican Senators, may want to let your views known.
Seven Republican senators may hold the fate of President Bush's judicial nominees in their hands as the Senate nears a final showdown over whether Democrats can keep filibustering controversial White House court appointees. They are from top left, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Rep. John Sununu, R-N.H., Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; from bottom left: Sen. John Warner, R-Va., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio. (AP Photos/Files)
The arch traitor Warner has sold out the Republican party before.
"Frist, R-Tenn., has 45 of the Senate's 55 Republicans on his side. "
Frist needs to learn to reign in the rogue Republican Senators! 10 Republican Senators not being with the majority is a disgrace!
It seems these 7 haven't made up their minds yet, at least not officially, but there are 3 Republicans who will definitely vote with the Democrats. I don't know who those are.
"All 44 Senate Democrats, joined by independent Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont and three Republicans, have said they oppose curtailing a Senate minority's ability to block the president's judicial nominees with just 41 votes in the 100-member Senate."
After last week's performance by Voinovich with Bolton's nomination, he should be included on the RINO list as well.
I'm surprised to see Sununu on this list.
Nice military base you've got there, Senator. Be a shame if something happened to it ...
AP cheerleading campaign for RINO defections begins...expect to see *many* more stories like this in the coming week...
Given that, Frist would not have issued his statement this week putting an immediate timeline on the "constitutional option." Unless Frist is a total dummy, he would not have thrown down the gauntlet unless he was SURE that he had the votes to make it work.
Several Republicans will, disgracefully, desert their party and their President at a critical time. But the "option" will succeed, by a vote of either 51-50, or 51-49. This is a done deal, but the AP doesn't have a clue.
The "RINO Wall of Shame".....they shall be known by the company they keep. NOT A PENNY TO THEM!
Sometimes, when you call a senator's office they ask where you are located. If you name a state other than the one the particular senator represents, they will tell you that your opinion really doesn't matter.
Should that occur, take the time to note to the person that when a Senator strays and goes against the will of the majority, the money they spend from their state to his state to prevent his next reelection can be a factor.
I don't send money to the campaign committee of Senators in states where they historically vote my beliefs unless they are in special need of help (Thune). But I will spend even more to help vote out a particularly impudent piece of shit like john (I am a hero because I crashed a billion dollar airplane) mccain in a state I don't live in to rid us of that menace to freedom.
I can't believe I actually helped this bitch in her tv and radio ads. I would rather have a Democrat. At least he or she would stand by their party's principles.
I've been wondering if Hagel might be feeling some pressure at home after a Federal Judge tossed out Nebraska's amendment banning gay marriage.
I wouldn't think the people of Nebraska appreciated the Judge's decision very much.
Bush could not have made his vote more secure with the Portsmouth threat.
How come the Democrats have zero trouble mustering monolithic support from their caucus when the chips are down, and those very same moments are the times when the GOP caucus goes to pieces?
The last I heard she was undecided and after yesterdays base closing announcements, we heard that she was so mad that she..., well, just let it surfice to say she was not happy.
We lost NAS Brunswick, Naval Sub repair depot Porstmouth, the finace center at Loring and a couple of other things, not counting the loss of building the next generation Destroyers at bath.
Now weren't we told in 04 that we should support Specter because he is a Republican. Same goes for Collins and Murkowski. Alaska had a chance to elect a real conservative but they went with a RINO. And Sununu knocked off a real conservative and now we are questioning his loyalty. The Republican party is a total joke.
Its time for a Rove Nuclear option. All RNC funding stripped and suspended from their campaigns.
Zell Miller? Evan Baye?(sp?)
Alaskans almost kicked your butt to the curb because they didn't like daddy giving you the seat. President Bush is the reason you have that seat, which will only last 6 years if you have pretensions of being a Maverick. Perhaps, Ms. Murkowski, you might consider looking at the margin the president won by...and the margin you almost lost by to a Clintonite no less. That tells you exactly what most Alaskans think of you and this statement confirms it justified.
Scrap the list folks. Contact ALL Senators. Until that vote is taken you never know who will stab in the back.
Though as much as my blood heated reading these opportunistic cowards' statements, the article itself feels pre-packaged. Just because they are enjoying being unprincipled to get good coverage in the MSM doesn't means the votes aren't there.
It all comes back to leadership. If the Majority leader cant rally his troops in the battle for their very existence, he is useless. Because that what the filibuster vote is about. If we compromise, the Dems win, and everyone will know the minority has beaten the majority again. I used to be one of thsoe people that said vote "R" no matter what. Spring of 2005 showed me how wrong that notion is. I didnt work my ass off to see Mcain and Hagel derail our efforts.