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Sen. Kerry calls for filibuster of Alito
CNN ^ | January 26, 2006

Posted on 01/26/2006 1:09:22 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

Edited on 01/26/2006 1:56:41 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Unclear if Massachusetts Democrat has votes needed to block nominee

Thursday, January 26, 2006; Posted: 4:23 p.m. EST (21:23 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. John Kerry has decided to support a filibuster to block the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, CNN's Congressional Correspondent Ed Henry reported Thursday. Kerry, in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum, was marshaling support in phone calls during the day, Henry said.

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1 posted on 01/26/2006 1:09:25 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Futility, thy name is Kerry.


2 posted on 01/26/2006 1:10:03 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day ("Without God all things are permissible." -- Dostoevsky)
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To: West Coast Conservative

http://www.politicalcortex.com/story/2006/1/26/144159/751


3 posted on 01/26/2006 1:10:11 PM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Blow it out yer SwiftHole, Johnny.


4 posted on 01/26/2006 1:10:15 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: West Coast Conservative
Bring it on, Frenchie !
5 posted on 01/26/2006 1:10:20 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit! There are people in Africa sober!.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Follow me to the promise land!


6 posted on 01/26/2006 1:10:27 PM PST by Always Right
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To: West Coast Conservative

Kerry? Never heard of 'im ; )


7 posted on 01/26/2006 1:10:36 PM PST by TheBigB (***FOX NEWS ALERT: Energizer bunny arrested, charged with battery THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT***)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Kerry further sinks his political career.


8 posted on 01/26/2006 1:10:46 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: West Coast Conservative

Meanwhile, Reid is on the senate floor begging Specter to let him surrender to Frist instead of his underling.....


9 posted on 01/26/2006 1:10:59 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: llevrok
Considering what a disaster Kerry has been for the dems, it will be interesting to see if any of them take him up on his idea.
10 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:10 PM PST by coder2
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Bah! Too bad Four Dems have annouced that they will vote for Alito. They'll have to get the rest rank and file.

Some of the Red State Dems wont go along with the Filibuster and I doubt Liberman will.


11 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:15 PM PST by HHKrepublican_2 (OP Spread the Truth....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1535158/posts)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Bring it on, Kerry! According to CNN, the White House says they have 60 FIRM votes for Alito.


12 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:17 PM PST by PilloryHillary (Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

This is GREAT news. 290,000,000 Americans will see what idiots the DUmmies are.


13 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:25 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: West Coast Conservative

This is an outrage! I hope every democrat who stands in support of a filibuster loses their seat in reelection.
No nominee should ever be treated with such disgraceful behavior. Let the rats be warned, they will lose their influence if this continues. They will be like the who?---the whigs.


14 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:37 PM PST by truthingod
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To: Always Right
..as Kerry emerges from having given Hillary a fresh Colonoscopy...
15 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:37 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: West Coast Conservative

He doesn't have the votes to prevent cloture - even Senator Byrd has announced he will vote for Alito.


16 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:39 PM PST by clawrence3
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To: West Coast Conservative

NUKE 'EM!!!


17 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:51 PM PST by shekkian
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To: West Coast Conservative

The most delicious part of this is how it roasts MRS. BILL CLINTON.


18 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:56 PM PST by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Hard headed liberal moron.There's nothing you can do so kiss abortions goodbye.


19 posted on 01/26/2006 1:11:59 PM PST by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: West Coast Conservative

20 posted on 01/26/2006 1:12:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: West Coast Conservative
Coming back for more!


21 posted on 01/26/2006 1:12:14 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Good, I hope that goes well for him.


22 posted on 01/26/2006 1:12:16 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Always Right

"Oh this big hose, it's just doctors orders, not plastic explosives or anything like that"


23 posted on 01/26/2006 1:12:18 PM PST by countorlock (But thy strong Hours indignant work'd their wills, And beat me down and marr'd and wasted me,)
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To: dead

LOL!


24 posted on 01/26/2006 1:12:43 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Futile yes, but gets him in good with the moonbat base for 2008.


25 posted on 01/26/2006 1:12:47 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: West Coast Conservative
The idiots over at DUmmieland think this is salvation and Kerry is going to stop Alito.
26 posted on 01/26/2006 1:12:54 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Despite Popular Opinion, Tom Tancredo Does Not Support Deporting Illegal Aliens.)
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filly buster

27 posted on 01/26/2006 1:13:02 PM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Those who claim the hard left doesn't control the Democrats owe us all an apology. They were the ones srcreaming for a filibuster. Not even the hardcore Dem Senators wanted one.
28 posted on 01/26/2006 1:13:10 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: HHKrepublican_2

Who's the fourth? I've got Nelson, Johnson, Byrd.


29 posted on 01/26/2006 1:13:13 PM PST by nina0113 (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?)
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To: West Coast Conservative
--"This was suppose to be MY nomination; mine I tell you all! Mine, mine mine!"
What a freakin maroon. What great farce and theater.
30 posted on 01/26/2006 1:13:18 PM PST by Shqipo (2006 is Bush Country!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Kerry's said this today in Switzerland letting Reid's Rangers do all the heavy lifting.

LOL!

31 posted on 01/26/2006 1:13:19 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: West Coast Conservative



Ahhhh once an idiot, always an idiot...

idiot thy name is John F'n Kerry.


32 posted on 01/26/2006 1:13:21 PM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: HHKrepublican_2
Too bad Four Dems have annouced that they will vote for Alito.

Byrd, Ben Nelson, Tim Johnson and whom?

33 posted on 01/26/2006 1:13:26 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: HHKrepublican_2
Who are the dems who will vote for Alito?

I have only heard of Johnson and Nelson so far.

34 posted on 01/26/2006 1:13:30 PM PST by lormand (...the wrong person came out of the water that fateful night in Chappaquiddick)
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To: West Coast Conservative

filibuster or no, this puts Kerry in the race for those moveon dollars that Gore seemed to have corraled the other day with his most recent ranting.

Can you imagine a gore/kerry ticket? Could there possibly be a worse nightmare scenario than that?


35 posted on 01/26/2006 1:13:46 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: West Coast Conservative; All
POSTED THIS A WHILE AGO KERRY TO FILIBUSTER

DUers knew way before CNN - CNN is slow today.

36 posted on 01/26/2006 1:14:12 PM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

stupid is as stupid does. Kerry is a real rat among rats.


37 posted on 01/26/2006 1:14:16 PM PST by ConsentofGoverned (if a sucker is born every minute, what are the voters?)
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To: lormand

Byrd, Johnson, Nelson.


38 posted on 01/26/2006 1:14:46 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Let's do Kerry MATH.

55 GOP Senators. All will vote for Cloture. Not all may vote for Alito.

3 Dems will vote for Alito. Johnson, Byrd and Nelson.

2 Dems say they will vote NO on a Confirmation, YES on Cloture. Landreiu and Slazar.

THAT'S 60 VOTES.

NEXT!!!


39 posted on 01/26/2006 1:14:46 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: MindBender26

Major overreach by Kerry here...I think he's a bit too full of himself and his hope for 08 candidacy. Talk about a nice little addition for the SotU.


40 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:00 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: West Coast Conservative

He's so delusional he thinks the RATS will listen to him as their presumptive leader.


41 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:02 PM PST by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: nina0113
Its not about who will vote for Alito, its about who will vote for Cloture. There are dems that will not vote for Alito, but will vote for Cloture (i.e Difi, etc).. If Cloture passes, you cant filibuster.
42 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:02 PM PST by Pimpmygop (The right way is not always the nice way!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Those who claim the hard left doesn't control the Democrats owe us all an apology

They didn't filibuster anybody yet. The junior senator from Massachussetts is not the party.

He's just fundraising.

43 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:13 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Oh, please!
Could we pleeeeeze have a deranged filibuster attempt on the senate floor for all and sundry to see?
Am sure kerry's rating at DU and the kos club have skyrocketed...


44 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:13 PM PST by voletti (Awareness and Equanimity.)
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To: new yorker 77

Feinstein will probably vote for cloture as well.


45 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:22 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: evets

I don't think they have the votes -- especially if Frist holds the Republicans together. Both Landrieu and Byrd have come out against a filibuster.


46 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:24 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Correct. He waited until he knew there were sufficient votes for cloture and comes out in support of a filibuster. Only positives in it for him.


47 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:34 PM PST by MarcusTulliusCicero
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To: West Coast Conservative
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48 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:59 PM PST by dubie
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To: West Coast Conservative

Lets get ready to rumbllllllle!


49 posted on 01/26/2006 1:15:59 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: new yorker 77

Difi said she was against a filibuster too..


50 posted on 01/26/2006 1:16:08 PM PST by Pimpmygop (The right way is not always the nice way!)
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