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They Said It!: Sens. Kennedy (D-MA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), And Bradley (D-NJ) On Samuel Alito (In 1990)
Republican National Committee ^ | October 31, 2005

Posted on 10/31/2005 5:58:11 AM PST by RWR8189

They Said It!: Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), And Former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ) On Samuel Alito
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SEN. TED KENNEDY (D-MA): “You Have Obviously Had A Very Distinguished Record, And I Certainly Commend You For Long Service In The Public Interest. I Think It Is A Very Commendable Career And I Am Sure You Will Have A Successful One As A Judge.” (Sen. Ted Kennedy, Committee On The Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 4/5/90)

SEN. FRANK LAUTENBERG (D-NJ): “I Believe Mr. Alito Has The Experience And The Skills To Be The Kind Of Judge The Public Deserves – One Who Is Impartial, Thoughtful, And Fair. I Urge The Senate To Confirm His Nomination.” (Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Congressional Record, 4/27/90, p. S5281)

FORMER SEN. BILL BRADLEY (D-NJ): “[T]he Confirmation Of Sam Alito As U.S. Attorney For New Jersey Is Testimony To The Commitment He Has Shown And The Success Of His Efforts As A Law Enforcement Official. I Am Confident That He Will Continue To Do All He Can To Uphold The Laws Of This Nation With The Kind Of Determination And Vigor That Has Been His Trademark In The Past.” (Sen. Bill Bradley, Congressional Record, 12/8/87, p. S17427)


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1 posted on 10/31/2005 5:58:12 AM PST by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

I had heard that he was unanimously confirmed to his current seat.


2 posted on 10/31/2005 5:59:44 AM PST by kjam22
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To: RWR8189

BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


3 posted on 10/31/2005 6:00:11 AM PST by mosquitobite (What we permit; we promote. ~ Mark Sanford for President!)
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To: RWR8189; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; EllaMinnow; ...

Well this should be interesting to watch .. who's got the popcorn?


4 posted on 10/31/2005 6:00:15 AM PST by Mo1
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To: RWR8189

Teddy... Teddy... Teddy...

I can just hear him later today.

Teddy: "I was drunk at the time (duh) that I made those statements!"


5 posted on 10/31/2005 6:00:27 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: Mo1

I'm ready to rumble! Bring it on!


6 posted on 10/31/2005 6:01:20 AM PST by hipaatwo (Joe Wilson is a "blowhard piece of crap"....Mark Levin (The Great One))
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To: RWR8189

That was then, this is now.


7 posted on 10/31/2005 6:01:21 AM PST by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: RWR8189
Nice to see that they are up early and ahead of the curve on this nomination at the RNC.

Good job!

8 posted on 10/31/2005 6:03:49 AM PST by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: RWR8189

Yes, but the O-Big-Wan Kennedy also said,

"It is a standard tactic to take someone’s proposal, misstate it, and then disagree with it. It’s very effective. I’ve used it myself.”

No doubt the Lyin' Liberal from Massachusetts will sharpen his skills. Or they will be sharpened for them.


9 posted on 10/31/2005 6:04:02 AM PST by KStorm (Liberals...terrorists...eh, no diff.)
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To: RWR8189
No problemo for the Tedster. Just have an aide to a search & replace for Bork.

"In Justice Alito's America back- alley abortions.."

10 posted on 10/31/2005 6:05:25 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Mo1

We all know that he is a tool of the Radical Right Wing of the party. He wants to turn back the clock...He wants to stop blacks from voting...blah blah blah

You all know the rest!


11 posted on 10/31/2005 6:06:24 AM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: RWR8189

BTTT


12 posted on 10/31/2005 6:07:17 AM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Mo1

Senate starts @ 2pm BTW


13 posted on 10/31/2005 6:08:05 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: RWR8189

We'll hear them flip-flopping soon.


14 posted on 10/31/2005 6:09:26 AM PST by Reader of news
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To: OXENinFLA

I'll be eagerly listening as I'm carving my pumpkins for Halloween


15 posted on 10/31/2005 6:09:36 AM PST by Mo1
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To: RWR8189

Cool! I'd like to see Bush and other notable Pubbies repeat these statements every day till Alito is confirmed.


16 posted on 10/31/2005 6:10:18 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: RWR8189

I'm sure the MSM will hold their feet to the fire now and constantly remind the American people that they all supported him in the past. :-)


17 posted on 10/31/2005 6:12:20 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (Is it OK to steal tag lines from tee-shirts and bumper stickers?)
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To: Semper Paratus

Aren't any "front alleys" in America?

You got it, Senator "Chubby-Chops" will think of something rude to say about Judge Alito.


18 posted on 10/31/2005 6:13:15 AM PST by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: caver

I head Cornyn on Fox about an half ago repeating Lautenberg's statements.


19 posted on 10/31/2005 6:13:18 AM PST by RWR8189 (George Allen 2008)
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To: caver
I heard Cornyn on Fox about an half ago repeating Lautenberg's statements.
20 posted on 10/31/2005 6:14:03 AM PST by RWR8189 (George Allen 2008)
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To: RWR8189

"I heard Cornyn on Fox about an half ago repeating Lautenberg's statements."

Great! That's good to hear.


21 posted on 10/31/2005 6:17:30 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: YouPosting2Me

No, No, No, I was misquoted and taken out of context. Besides I was having a bad hair day. LOL. Amen.


22 posted on 10/31/2005 6:20:48 AM PST by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: caver

Can I say something? I just love Free Republic. I'm already hearing from my lefty friends about 'Scalito.' These quotes make for the perfect comeback!!

Fregards!


23 posted on 10/31/2005 6:21:30 AM PST by WI Conservative 4 Bush (Three Cheers for Old Nassau!)
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To: RWR8189
None of those statements will mean a thing, unfortunately. The 'Rats will have a whole lists of opinions he has written since then that they will scream bloody murder about -- beginning with Casey. Remember, everyone though prior to confirmation that Souter was a conservative who would be the fifth vote to overturn Roe - it didn't quite turn out that way.
24 posted on 10/31/2005 6:22:02 AM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: RWR8189

LOL!


25 posted on 10/31/2005 6:23:16 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Ps. 14:34)
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To: WI Conservative 4 Bush
m already hearing from my lefty friends about 'Scalito.'

...and they think that's gonna hurt him???

26 posted on 10/31/2005 6:27:34 AM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: kjam22

Tag line for rent....


27 posted on 10/31/2005 6:28:12 AM PST by spokeshave (Alito is very conservative and was confirmed 100-0)
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To: spokeshave

There you go... the only thing more factual than what you read on the internet... is an internet "tagline". :)


28 posted on 10/31/2005 6:30:54 AM PST by kjam22
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To: RWR8189

I really care less about what ole teddeeee thinks. He's so old hat anymore...so 60's...soooo kennedeee. I can't stand looking at him he is such a disgrace to our country


29 posted on 10/31/2005 6:36:37 AM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for our country than anyone will ever know. He's a man of honor.)
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To: Mo1

Ted Kennedy on Alito, from 1990


Alito has “a distinguished record” ... “[w]e look forward to supporting you.”

http://bench.nationalreview.com/archives/081293.asp


30 posted on 10/31/2005 6:41:49 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: RWR8189

Well yeah, but that was then, this is now. Most of the Democrats who supported Alito in 1990 have taken a dozen different positions on every issue since then.


31 posted on 10/31/2005 6:41:59 AM PST by kennedy ("Why would I listen to losers?")
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To: spokeshave

Wow! Was he really confirmed 100-0?

Do you happen to have the date?


32 posted on 10/31/2005 6:47:53 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Mo1


I think we'll needs drinks before this is over...lol.
The fifth RC. Love it, Mo1.


33 posted on 10/31/2005 6:52:21 AM PST by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: RWR8189

EXCELLENT! I think I may bump this throughout the day.


34 posted on 10/31/2005 7:09:18 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: RWR8189
Doesn't matter...today they'll all say 'we've watched him for 15 yrs on the bench, and we've changed our minds, we don't like him now.'

This will be/is the dembos spin, talking points in today's environment. I've already heard 'em saying this. Since, 1990 these dembos in 2005 have a totally different play book...I think they've taken it out of the Communist Manifesto.

35 posted on 10/31/2005 7:12:59 AM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: Mo1

My treat.

36 posted on 10/31/2005 7:33:36 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: WI Conservative 4 Bush
If you really want them to bunch up their panties, inform them that Scalia himself was confirmed by the Senate in 1986 by a 98-0 vote, when the Democrats held a 55-45 majority.

(I believe those numbers are correct - after a quick Google and Wikipedia search, but YMMV)

37 posted on 10/31/2005 7:39:42 AM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: kjam22

Meaningless.
The Dems will still "Obstruct and Dissent"
The RINOs will still betray the President by not supporting him with the Nuke option.
We're about to see WHY Bush originally tried to choose a stealth candidate -- i.e., Bush can't get a conservative through a supposedly Republican Senate.

I sure hope I'm wrong ... but I'm not.


38 posted on 10/31/2005 7:50:58 AM PST by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: caver
Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 20, 1990, to a seat vacated by John Joseph Gibbons;
Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 1990, and received commission on April 30, 1990.
39 posted on 10/31/2005 8:05:23 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on.)
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Bump!


40 posted on 10/31/2005 8:15:42 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Justanobody

Thanks for the info!!!


41 posted on 10/31/2005 8:50:39 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: ohioWfan; Miss Marple; MJY1288; homemom; snugs

fyi ping -
heard on tv news that Alito had been confirmd unanimously by the Senate twice before,
yet the media mongers are already turned turtle and screaming.


42 posted on 10/31/2005 9:08:49 AM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: shield
OMG, you must have watched Fox news at noon. That's almost verbatim what Shamu said..., "it's 15 years later now (hiccup) and...blah, blah, blah..etc., (hiccup)."
43 posted on 10/31/2005 9:13:37 AM PST by blazneyez (Sometimes I feel diagonally parked in a parallel universe...)
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To: Mo1; GretchenM; Miss Marple; onyx; All
I'm delirious here. These quotes are FANTASTIC ammunition!

WTG, PRESIDENT BUSH!!

44 posted on 10/31/2005 9:15:35 AM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: Mo1
who's got the popcorn?

I've got popcorn, but I'm saving the butter for the Demolibs to slip all over.

Hee, hee, this is gonna be good.

45 posted on 10/31/2005 9:24:24 AM PST by krazyrep (Demolib Playbook Rule #1: Never admit your mistakes. If caught, blame them on Republicans.)
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To: blazneyez
You bet....however, I heard it early this AM...it was Bob Beckal(sp)that was spouting this...early AM. You could tell he'd already conversed with other dembos in what the talking points were against this nominee.

Even before the dembos started their talking points...I knew those 15 yrs on the court...would be used against him. "We supported him once, but no longer due to his opinions on the court." Even though these dembos keep spouting we want someone who'll NOT legislate from the bench. Which I believe that's just what Alito HAS NOT DONE.

The dembos continue to prove they're liars...when in fact this is just what they want from the bleeding heart liberals on the bench.

46 posted on 10/31/2005 9:31:57 AM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: Mo1

You can now faint! :)

From RNC Email:

SEN. ARLEN SPECTER (R-PA) ON
JUDGE SAMUEL A. ALITO, JR.


Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA): "I've known Judge Alito through the better part of two decades. He sits on the Court Of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which includes my state of Pennsylvania. He brings to this nomination a very distinguished record: was in the Solicitor General's Office, was U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. He has been on the federal bench now for 15 years. We are in the process of assembling his opinions. It is estimated that he has been involved in about 3,500 cases, has some 300 opinions which he has written. So that we have a very good idea as to his approach to jurisprudence." (Sen. Arlen Specter, Press Conference, 10/31/05)


47 posted on 10/31/2005 9:39:09 AM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII MOM -- Istook for OK Governor in 2006! Allen in 2008!)
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To: shield

Thus their dem base will clearly see who they have aligned themselves with.

Thus, exposing the special interest groups that fund those scumbags.

Thus, exposing RINO'S.

Majority of AMERICA is Red States. (Wish I had a map pic)

Now take the CA Blue State, add in the TX Red/Blue state, and let's talk about illegal immigration.

Put that on the '06 and '08 campaign platform.
WHAMMO, you got Red States getting redder, and Blue states in trouble. (At least looking at the high electoral vote states).

JMHO.


48 posted on 10/31/2005 9:52:54 AM PST by JesseJane (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. (More than a typing exercise))
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To: neodad
"That was then, this is now."

It's called relativism...whatever works for the moment. It's standard operating procedure for the left.

49 posted on 10/31/2005 9:57:15 AM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: JesseJane

50 posted on 10/31/2005 10:13:51 AM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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