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Democrats May Delay Alito Nomination Vote
Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2006 | Laurie Kellerman

Posted on 01/13/2006 5:35:09 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

Democrats confirmed Friday that they will make a last-ditch attempt to slow Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's momentum by delaying the first vote on his candidacy.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (news, bio, voting record), D-Vt., said in the waning minutes of Alito's confirmation hearing that unnamed Democrats will "exercise their rights" to put off next week's scheduled Alito vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; alitohearings; fatboy; kennedy; leahy; obstructionism; scotus; teddykennedy; tedkennedy
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1 posted on 01/13/2006 5:35:11 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; new yorker 77; EternalVigilance; Soul Seeker; wagglebee; Aussie Dasher

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

DON'T LET THEM DO IT!


2 posted on 01/13/2006 5:36:09 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Sam Alito Deserves To Be Confirmed)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ooh, I hope they filibuster this extremely popular SCOTUS nominee. More rope! Give them more rope!


3 posted on 01/13/2006 5:36:18 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well since the democrats control the congresss we should expect nothing less.


4 posted on 01/13/2006 5:37:14 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

5 posted on 01/13/2006 5:40:08 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Gordongekko909
More rope! Give them more rope!

Lemmings to the bitter end!

6 posted on 01/13/2006 5:41:10 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is a surprise?


7 posted on 01/13/2006 5:41:32 PM PST by Hoodat ( Silly Dems)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Go ahead, little liberals. We want to nuke you.

We want to do it. We'll take Janice Rogers Brown in trade for your Stalinist interest group tantrum.

8 posted on 01/13/2006 5:42:26 PM PST by Reactionary (Liberals and Stalinists: The Rhetoric is the Same)
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To: Clintonfatigued

So, we're talking Patrick Leahy here, and maybe Harry Reid. I don't know what the committee rules are, but I doubt whether Specter will let them get away with it.

They've already had a two month delay for the Christmas holidays.


9 posted on 01/13/2006 5:43:00 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76

I like the balloon over Biden's head, because no one, absolutely no one, is in a better position to know how bad Kennedy's flatluence smells.


10 posted on 01/13/2006 5:43:10 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well to quote Gomer Pyle, "Surprise, surprise, surprise!"


11 posted on 01/13/2006 5:44:18 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Radix

If you watched the hearings you should know the 'Rats control jack shit.


12 posted on 01/13/2006 5:44:35 PM PST by Bars4Bill
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So I guess the RATs' "enormous respect" for O'Connor doesn't extend to letting the poor lady retire.....


13 posted on 01/13/2006 5:45:35 PM PST by clintonh8r (If you don't support the mission you don't support the troops. Period.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

They deserve each other.


14 posted on 01/13/2006 5:46:45 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Cicero
Committee rules allow for any minority member to ask for and receive a one week delay. Specter is taking the position that the one week has already been granted and that that is why the hearings started on the 9th instead of the week before.

Now Specter has a choice, he can:
1) deny the week delay, the dems appeal to the chair, a vote is taken along party lines; Pubbies win; Dims scream and when this goes to the floor all hell brakes loose with the probability of a filibuster; or

2) Specter can bitch, rightfully so, about the Dims braking their word, give them the delay (or negotiate something in the middle); take the vote and the matter goes to the floor with the Dims in a weak position to filibuster.

Which is the easier path to get Alito to a floor vote? I think it is obvious.

I am one of the primary bitchers about Spector, but he has done a very good job in running the Roberts and Alito hearings---and that includes the abortion questions he's led both hearings with.

I repeat, Spector has done a very good job.
15 posted on 01/13/2006 5:54:35 PM PST by Founding Father (The War Against Western Civilization Has Begun)
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To: Founding Father

I agree. I dislike Specter, but he has great political skills and at the moment he is using them for the good cause.

Thanks for explaining the situation so clearly.


16 posted on 01/13/2006 5:57:51 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Founding Father

I agree with you, and the Dems end up looking like a basketball team fouling every 3 seconds during the last minute, to drag the clock.


17 posted on 01/13/2006 6:01:28 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Clintonfatigued

18 posted on 01/13/2006 6:02:53 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Founding Father

The announcement triggered a quick response from Majority Leader Bill Frist, who said he will cancel a scheduled Senate vacation "if Democrats delay final action past January 20th."


19 posted on 01/13/2006 6:04:58 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Founding Father
Of course, I should point out that a bunch of folks think encouraging a filibuster is what we want to do. Could jazz a couple of nervous nellies on the "Gang of 14" to wake up and vote for the judge filibuster rule change.
20 posted on 01/13/2006 6:05:14 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Let them do it!!

The only thing the peeples are going to remember from this confirmation is that the Deathocrats made Alito's wife cry. No matter that the old fashioned, out of touch media tried to blame Republicans for this, the peeples know that the Deathocrats made a very nice woman cry.

Delaying tactics and (I hope, I hope) a filibuster would go a long way to opening the peeples eyes just a wee bit more to the cowardice, the low lifes, the nasty, mean, rotten old white men and women on the Deathocrats side that will attempt to destroy anyone that gets in their way.

21 posted on 01/13/2006 6:06:24 PM PST by technomage
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To: Gordongekko909
I love that strategy, let the Democrats run themselves out of politics.

Give them plenty of ROPE TO HANG themselves.

It's fun to watch,...... the MOONBAT PARTY meltdown.

22 posted on 01/13/2006 6:07:15 PM PST by agincourt1415 (Democrats still lose)
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To: Bars4Bill

I watched some of the hearings, but as this was a travel week for me so I did not see enough. From what I saw, and have read, the democrats predictably made fools of themselves once again.

By the way, my original comment was purely sarcastic. I am a bit known for that sort of thing.


23 posted on 01/13/2006 6:07:55 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: george76

Please!

Post photos like that on the appropriate pornographic boards, not here.


24 posted on 01/13/2006 6:15:49 PM PST by vox humana
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To: george76

OOOHHH!!! MY EYES, MY EYES, I'M BLIND!!!!


25 posted on 01/13/2006 6:16:28 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Sam Alito Deserves To Be Confirmed)
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To: technomage

And something else. It's one thing to delay if you have a reason to, but they don't. All the fuss from the dems and they have no apparent reason to delay except to obstruct and people see right through this.

They better well articulate a good reason to delay, because they haven't been able to explain to normal folks why they're all pissed off in the first place.


26 posted on 01/13/2006 6:17:25 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: george76

Quick! Where's Kramer's Bro-zierre?!


27 posted on 01/13/2006 6:18:32 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Founding Father
You are spot on with post 9.

The other reason they will not filibuster Alito is Justice Bader-Ginsburg. She is sick, very sick. Watch her move, you can see just how sick she is. She is not going to live for three more years if she remains in her job. She may not even live if she retires next month.

IANAD but I don't think she can last 18 months. So, President Bush will have at least one more (and maybe two -- Justice Stevens) spot on the SC bench to fill. The President is not going to nominate a flaming liberal to Justice Bader-Ginsburg's place.

The nomination to fill Justice Bader-Ginsburg's place is where the Democrats are going to filibuster. Democratic leadership knows it, even if the average DUmmie (or MSM talking head) won't look far enough ahead.
28 posted on 01/13/2006 6:26:30 PM PST by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Clintonfatigued

do I really have to say it???

29 posted on 01/13/2006 6:29:52 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Clintonfatigued

But wait.

There are more pictures...


30 posted on 01/13/2006 6:31:31 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Alas Babylon!

[i]Quick! Where's Kramer's Bro-zierre?![/i]

Gosh, I thought it was a "manzeer" or a "bro" but not a "bro-zeer." But then what do I know?


31 posted on 01/13/2006 6:31:47 PM PST by Draco
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To: george76

That is the most disgusting thing I have seen in years. Is he saying "Get in mah belly!"


32 posted on 01/13/2006 6:33:23 PM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: Talking_Mouse

First of all, if she is as ill as you believe her to be, let's hope she retires and goes home to rest.

That aside, Bush will have to choose her replacement more cautiously than he chose O'Connor's replacement. Federal Judge Diane Sykes would be a good choice.


33 posted on 01/13/2006 6:34:16 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Sam Alito Deserves To Be Confirmed)
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To: george76

MORE pictures?

OH, THE HUMANITY!


34 posted on 01/13/2006 6:35:31 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Sam Alito Deserves To Be Confirmed)
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To: Founding Father
I was especially pleased to see he had the stones to "bitchslap" ol Teddy!...He showed a little "Scottish" temper instead of hiding under his "Scottish Kilt"..of course the difference was..Teddy was stepping on HIS toes"
35 posted on 01/13/2006 6:38:57 PM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

You are safe.

I will not post them.


36 posted on 01/13/2006 6:40:02 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Puleeeeze...give a warning first. That photo is more disgusting than disgusting. Good Lord...spare us all and tedddeeeee, put your shirts on and KEEP THEM ON.


37 posted on 01/13/2006 6:46:12 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: Founding Father

I agree Specter has shocked me. I think he needs to go to the mat with the Dems over this. It's been a long-time coming and they need to be brought down a peg or two.


38 posted on 01/13/2006 6:48:44 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Clintonfatigued
I have been completely thrown off by this unexpected move. Republicans are in hugh trouble. There is no way to tell what the democrats will do next.

I have to retreat to my collection of bourbon before I loose all hope.
39 posted on 01/13/2006 6:50:18 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: Clintonfatigued

Bush should postpone his State of the Union speech until Alito is confirmed.


40 posted on 01/13/2006 6:52:35 PM PST by tbeatty (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat salad.)
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To: george76

41 posted on 01/13/2006 6:53:48 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: Talking_Mouse
Justice Bader-Ginsburg. She is sick,...She is not going to live for three more years if she remains in her job. <<

I hope she belongs to one of the socialist HMO's the liberals so love and her appointed doctor is a pediatrician...she'll get to get treatment in 4 yrs..

....and as to filling Ginsbergs slot...He needs to placate the left with a black female (JRB maybe?..*G*) to show his appreciation for diversity and equality.....He could call it affirmative action at its best!...let the libs tell us whats wrong with it in the hearings!!!...LMAO!
42 posted on 01/13/2006 7:04:53 PM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: M-cubed
whoops..that was supposed to read....

I hope she belongs to one of the socialist HMO's the liberals so love and her appointed doctor is a pediatrician...she'll get to get treatment in 4 yrs, even if they have to dig her up to administer it...That way at least the doctor will be paid..
43 posted on 01/13/2006 7:13:24 PM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Specter let the rats delay the hearing for a month while they tried to dig up garbage on ScAlito. Now they want another week? Shove the vote down their throats!


44 posted on 01/13/2006 7:31:48 PM PST by BadAndy (The DemocRATs are the enemy's most effective weapon.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Maybe the RATS should go look at this where Frist, sporting a new set of "try-before-you-buy" cojones, says ain't nothing gonna happen in the Senate until we have the vote for Sam.
45 posted on 01/13/2006 7:51:16 PM PST by upchuck (Article posts of just one or two sentences do not preserve the quality of FR. Lazy FReepers be gone!)
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To: george76

"Er, ah, Mary Jo's were about this size the night we took that drive on the, er, causeway."


46 posted on 01/13/2006 9:06:10 PM PST by fhayek
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To: BadAndy

Bill Frist should tell the Democrats to shove it in a lower proximity of their body politic.


47 posted on 01/13/2006 9:24:30 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Sam Alito Deserves To Be Confirmed)
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To: george76

To steal a movie quote: "The hideousness of that (gut) will haunt my dreams forever."

If I didn't know that photo was real, I would almost have to say it was photoshopped. Look at HOW HUGE Teddy looks like in relation to the passenger. The size in scale equals a normal sized adult sitting next to a toddler.

As for the Dims trying to throw a wrench into things...That picture shows it all: "More rope, more rope"


48 posted on 01/13/2006 10:52:02 PM PST by Nasher
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To: Nasher

There are other pictures that are even more revealing.

The mods have allowed them before, but some here get upset...so they will stay somewhat hidden.

One good thing is that it encourages the rest of us to watch the sugar and fat intakes.

One would think that Kennedy would look in the mirror before he goes out.

Somehow, he does not care.


49 posted on 01/13/2006 11:02:52 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Founding Father

You are right about Specter's performance.

But, I believe wrong on scenario #1.

There is simply no momentum for a filibuster.

Just because Specter denies the DummyRATs' childish temper tantrum of a week delay, they can't go and filibuster.

As far as Americans are concerned, hearings are over and Alito is in. Everything else will seem like simple obstructionism.


50 posted on 01/13/2006 11:45:11 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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