Skip to comments.Roberts vote splits Democrats
Posted on 09/26/2005 6:14:53 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
The Democrats' deepening division over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. has angered many of their party's political allies on the left, some of whom warn that a vote for the conservative jurist will not soon be forgotten.
No sooner had the nomination sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday -- with yes votes from three of the panel's Democrats -- than several of the most influential liberal groups were openly chastising them in a rare public display of intraparty infighting.
"We are disappointed that the Roberts nomination has moved forward and saddened that some Democrats chose to gamble on Roberts, a man who could fundamentally alter our cherished system of rights and protections," said Ellen Malcolm, president of Emily's List, which raises money to elect pro-choice candidates.
Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way, said he was "especially" displeased with the Democratic senators who voted to confirm President Bush's nominee to be chief justice of the high court.
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DEMO SPLIT? LOL Now that is funny, I guess they are worried about 2006.
The liberal groups are just helping the Democrats put on a PR show. From their point of view, John Roberts replacing William Rehnquest changes nothing.
It's the nomination to replace Sandra Day O'Conner that will really set off fireworks.
So feel free to move further to the left, you bunch of kooks!
"So feel free to move further to the left, you bunch of kooks!"
LOL! Well said!
Too early for Democrats to throw hissy fits for the benefit of their kook fringe. They'll save the histrionics for the next nominee and attempt to stretch out the nomination process as long as they can to get the most benefit leading into the 2006 elections. Gotta have something to fire up the base and get them out to vote and, Lord knows, they have NO policy proposals to do that.
>>So feel free to move further to the left, you bunch of kooks!<<
If the MSM would only cover the far left kooks more and more, instead of only showing the "restrained" side of their antics. If one looked at the "peaceful demonstration" in D.C. last weekend on the TV news you might think she has a legitimate complaint about loosing a son in Iraq. But why isn't the MSM telling about her past and recite some of her radical quotes? We all know why they will not show that part.
It's becoming more and more clear - The Dems are 'stuck on stupid'!
Who says cannibalism is all bad ?
It could take off as a major spectator sport!!! LOL!!!!
Anytime the 'Rats are divided is a time to be happy :o)
The legacy of Tommy Daschle lives on.
What will be interesting will be number 3 and 4 that could likely come up during Bush's tenure. THAT is when the senate 'Rats will all become suicide bombers.
Wisconsin is a "blue" state, but Kohl & Feingold voted yes. Kohl is up again in '06 & Feingold has his eye on the White House.
I do not believe, in reality, Wisconsin to be a "Blue State."
I am convinced George W. Bush recieved the most "legal and legitimate" votes in the 2004 Presidential Election and I believe Kohl and Fiengold know that as well
Shoot, I don't think Feingold was actually elected in either of his races. You're darn tootin Feingold & Kohl know, but you're feeding my temptation to litigate the BS that's been happening here. I was disenfranchised by the first illegal vote cast & the only saving grace to it all is having a good Federal Prosecutor going after the easiest cases. The Governor vetoes all fixes to the situation & I've gotten to the point where I don't know whether to try to start a riot or to sue him. Watch news reports for the story about a middle aged woman, with no prior involvement in any kind of political activism getting arrested for throwing a brick through the window of some Donk hq in SE Wisconsin. I'll be screaming about the Dems stealing my vote as the police drag me off... lol
Feingold has been polling well for his POTUS run & is relying on some of his other actions to overcome the anger of the left for his vote on Roberts. I got a good laugh about his second amendment question in the Robert's hearing, which was nothing but an insertion of a newly discovered right position for him on it. Feingold is so far out on the left fringe, he has to scramble hard to the right to try to look more centrist, which is why he contradicts what you said earlier about the Dems running for POTUS.
Kohl... generally is more of a centrist, but reelection in '06 is looming & if the rumors about his extracurricular activities in Washington get out before then, he may need every fraudulent vote the Dems can muster for him.