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Tribe Hints at Alito Fillibuster
Fox News | 11/18/05

Posted on 11/18/2005 9:40:44 AM PST by pabianice

In what is coming to appear a coordinated attack on President Bush, attorney Lawrence Tribe was just on Fox News, faulting Judge Alito as a 'dangerous reactionary' who threatens Tribe's grand-daughter with his 'far-right views on denying a woman's right to an abortion.' He all but promised a fillibuster on the Alito nomination 'for the good of the country.' Tribe would not make such a prediction without having first consulted with Senatorial Leftists.

This seems too pat, coming upon yesterday's Dem demand that we cut and run in Iraq.

It seems clear that unless Bush is willing to get down and dirty with the Rabid Left, and quickly, he is going to lose Alito and perhaps Iraq. The question is whether he can and will. If the Republicans let disaster fall upon us while they control Congress and the White House, I suggest that there is no future for the Republican Party as it is constituted today. I know Bush is a gentleman in the real sense and that he is not interested in the gutter politics of the Left. But how do you defeat the Left by maintaining a civil manner?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; fillibuster; obstructionistdems

1 posted on 11/18/2005 9:40:44 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Is Tribe a member of the Gang of 14?


2 posted on 11/18/2005 9:41:43 AM PST by counterpunch (~ Let O'Connor Go Home! ~)
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To: pabianice

A filibuster will happen....it has to happen in order for Dems to appease their base base. It won't work. It doesn't need to work but it will happen.


3 posted on 11/18/2005 9:42:28 AM PST by GSWarrior (Posting bandwidth-consuming images since November 2000.)
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To: counterpunch
No tribe isn't a senator (thank GOD).

He is a blowhard form Harvard Law School. Even he has claimed that Roe was wrongly decided...
4 posted on 11/18/2005 9:43:09 AM PST by matymac (Living in the Heart of the Beast...the People's Republic of Cambridge...)
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To: pabianice

Seriously though, I think its great what the Democrats and their allies are doing.
They for some reason constantly misjudge the character of our nation. They are finally showing America what they actually stand for. It's really great they're not hiding who they really are for once.

If it weren't for Democrats, Republicans would lose elections.


5 posted on 11/18/2005 9:43:50 AM PST by counterpunch (~ Let O'Connor Go Home! ~)
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To: GSWarrior

I think that would benefit us if the Dems do filibuster - reinvigorate the Republican base going into the 2006 elections and be able to revive the Dem obstructionist label.


6 posted on 11/18/2005 9:44:57 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: matymac

Yeah, I know.
it was a rhetorical question aimed at pointing out his irrelevance.


7 posted on 11/18/2005 9:44:58 AM PST by counterpunch (~ Let O'Connor Go Home! ~)
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To: pabianice

Larry, if we follow your views you'll never have a grand daughter.


8 posted on 11/18/2005 9:46:20 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: pabianice
"attorney Lawrence Tribe was just on Fox News, faulting Judge Alito as a 'dangerous reactionary' who threatens Tribe's grand-daughter with his 'far-right views on denying a woman's right to an abortion."

Huh? Lawrence Tribe himself has attacked Roe v Wade as a bad decision.
9 posted on 11/18/2005 9:46:54 AM PST by Moral Hazard ("Now therefore kill every male among the little ones" - Numbers 31:17)
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To: kstewskis; Victoria Delsoul; Raquel; Kelly_2000; Miss Marple; lysie
...Attorney Lawrence Tribe was just on Fox News, faulting Judge Alito as a 'dangerous reactionary' who threatens Tribe's grand-daughter with his 'far-right views on denying a woman's right to an abortion.' He all but promised a fillibuster on the Alito nomination 'for the good of the country.

It doesn't matter if his great grandaughter or grandson is exterminated. As long as his grandaughter has that right to kill.

For the good of the country... How nonsensical is that?

10 posted on 11/18/2005 9:49:00 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: GSWarrior
it has to happen in order for Dems to appease their base base thats a fact, they have wanted this fight and GWB would not give it to them, even with this one it is iffy but too many folks (on both sides) have their dander up and will not be happy until lots of money, time and energy is wasted. In truth, you need that some time, hope we win.
11 posted on 11/18/2005 9:50:01 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: matymac
That's Hahvahd Law School.
12 posted on 11/18/2005 9:50:25 AM PST by verity (Don't let your children grow up to be mainstream media maggots.)
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To: matymac
Even he has claimed that Roe was wrongly decided...

You actually will be hard-pressed to find a liberal who will argue in favor of the actual decision. They're all in favor of the end result, but the decision itself is really quite poor. Even liberals in the '70s criticized it, saying that they were happy with the result, but not the reasoning - it was so bad that it would probably be reversed.
13 posted on 11/18/2005 9:50:27 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: pabianice

Pardon me, but I have rights too! His daughters supposed right to abortion does not supercede my right to have the constitution enforced wholly!


14 posted on 11/18/2005 9:51:40 AM PST by jw777
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To: pabianice

I could be mistaken, but I don't think Tribe has a vote in this matter.


15 posted on 11/18/2005 9:54:59 AM PST by stevem
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To: pabianice
who threatens Tribe's grand-daughter with his 'far-right views on denying a woman's right to an abortion.'

Hey Tribe, what about your other grand-daughter? You know, the one who had her brains scraped out at the local "reproductive rights" clinic?

16 posted on 11/18/2005 9:55:45 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: GSWarrior

Please provide a list of Republicans who will stand with the president.


17 posted on 11/18/2005 10:07:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: counterpunch
If it weren't for Democrats, Republicans would lose elections

That is an excellent observation. It would also make a great tag.
18 posted on 11/18/2005 10:07:33 AM PST by steel_resolve
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To: steel_resolve

You can use it.
I would, but as you can see my tag is booked solid for the next 2 months...


19 posted on 11/18/2005 10:10:38 AM PST by counterpunch (~ Let O'Connor Go Home! ~)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

uhh, I'm kinda busy right now...you know, at work and stuff.


20 posted on 11/18/2005 10:20:30 AM PST by GSWarrior (Posting bandwidth-consuming images since November 2000.)
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To: matymac
-"No tribe isn't a senator (thank GOD). He is a blowhard form Harvard Law School...

who the RATs paraded in front of the Judiciary Committee during the Bork(SCOTUS) confirmation hearings, so he could 'Bork' the hell out of Bork.

21 posted on 11/18/2005 10:48:07 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: pabianice
The 'distinguished' professor Tribe is a feakin left-wing moonbat dunce - or a liar...
Alito's world By Laurence H. Tribe. November 7, 2005

~~~snip~~ "Or consider Alito's opinion upholding Pennsylvania's ban on abortions (PP v Casey) by women too fearful to tell their husbands what they are contemplating doing. The Supreme Court reversed, using the case to reaffirm Roe v. Wade's core holding in an opinion by Justices O'Connor, Kennedy, and Souter. Recounting the appalling incidence of spousal abuse that the notification requirement aggravated, that opinion exposed the illogic of regarding the resulting burden as somehow diminished by all the unmarried women to whom the ban simply didn't apply.

More blah, blah, blah.....

Tribe knows, and is lying, or he's an idiot - that the Pennsylvania Law had exceptions to the notification requirement when spousal abuse was a possibility. Tribe also knows dam well that Alito was using O'Connor's previous definition of undue burden when he wrote his dissent in Casey. Furthermore, it was Sandy baby herself who pulled a 180 when Casey got to SCOTUS and she redefined her previous definition of 'undue burden'.

Ergo, anything this bonehead says about Alito carries as much weight as John Kerry would in giving a dissertation on Thoracic Surgery.

22 posted on 11/18/2005 11:50:43 AM PST by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: Northern Yankee; Victoria Delsoul
For the good of the country... How nonsensical is that?

About as nonsensical as them actually giving a real hoot about the good of the country...

23 posted on 11/18/2005 6:41:14 PM PST by kstewskis ("Thank you ladies and gentlemen, you've been a wonderful audience" ...Rocky Rhodes)
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To: kstewskis; Northern Yankee

Professor Tribe was pretty good during the Monica Lewinsky thingy. Gosh, he should just stick to sex and cigars.


24 posted on 11/18/2005 6:45:08 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Northern Yankee
"...who threatens Tribe's grand-daughter with his 'far-right views on denying a woman's right to an abortion.'"

I guess the life and rights of his great-grand child doesn't matter.

The liberals nonsensical? Always.
25 posted on 11/19/2005 1:25:46 PM PST by Raquel (Abortion ruins lives.)
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