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Alito Filibuster is Impossible, There are 60 Votes for Cloture (Links Show)
The Pueblo Chieftan, The AP via Yahoo! Newss, CNN.com

Posted on 01/26/2006 1:26:32 PM PST by new yorker 77

55 GOP Senators will vote for Cloture

LINK: Salazar opposes filibuster to block Alito confirmation
From 'The Pueblo Chieftan'

LINK: Byrd, Johnson to Vote Yes
From The AP via Yahoo! News

LINK: Landrieu Against Filibuster, Nelson 'Yes' Vote
From CNN.com

That's 60 Votes for Cloture.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; alitovote
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1 posted on 01/26/2006 1:26:34 PM PST by new yorker 77
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To: new yorker 77

Add Feinstein.


2 posted on 01/26/2006 1:27:15 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: new yorker 77

Has a vote for cloture been scheduled? Right now the Senators are still talking, but the list is getting shorter and shorter...


3 posted on 01/26/2006 1:27:53 PM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: new yorker 77

Aww, but Kerry wants to filibuster! And I want to give him some more rope! Not that I'm disappointed that Alito's confirmation is nigh, but jeez!


4 posted on 01/26/2006 1:27:54 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: new yorker 77

Kerry probably doesn't call for one otherwise. He's just trying to get on the good side of the Dummies.


5 posted on 01/26/2006 1:28:01 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: new yorker 77

Are all the RINO's accounted for? They tend to stampede left.


6 posted on 01/26/2006 1:28:07 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit! There are people in Africa sober!.)
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To: new yorker 77

Well, I sure hope Frist has it together better than a lot of folks on FR today. I swear it's like being at DU with all these people insisting that we should legitimize the practice of judicial fillibusters by not going nuclear...


7 posted on 01/26/2006 1:28:34 PM PST by 302damnfast
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To: new yorker 77
I, at times have wished for a filibuster to be the straw that breaks the "Democratic camels back".

Oh, what a tangled political web they weave.....

8 posted on 01/26/2006 1:29:46 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: new yorker 77

You can bet Lieberman won't support a filibuster.


9 posted on 01/26/2006 1:29:48 PM PST by oldleft
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To: llevrok
4 GOP Senators have not pledged to vote 'YES' or 'NO'.

Stevens, Collins, Snowe, and Chaffee.

All may not vote for confirmation, but all will vote against a filibuster.
10 posted on 01/26/2006 1:30:58 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: oldleft

Yeah, Lieberman's down. So is Byrd, believe it or not. He actually announced that he's going to vote for Alito.


11 posted on 01/26/2006 1:31:07 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: 302damnfast

I called for the nuke option months ago.

I'm just trying to show how it won't even come to that.


12 posted on 01/26/2006 1:31:55 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

Did you know that Kerry filibustered in a haughty, French style on Christmas in Cambodia?


13 posted on 01/26/2006 1:33:48 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: new yorker 77

The good thing about the Dems filibustering, it will give the GOP some balls to filibuster a Democrats Supreme Court nominee. The Democrats are once again raising the bar in partisan politics. Which may be good, because maybe we can shut down government for good.


14 posted on 01/26/2006 1:34:31 PM PST by Always Right
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To: new yorker 77

I hope you are wrong that it won't. I really hope you are...


15 posted on 01/26/2006 1:34:55 PM PST by 302damnfast
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To: Gordongekko909
I just can't believe that even one of the moderate/conservative Democratic Senators will support a filibuster. They may not agree with Alito (or Alioto as Teddy would say) but they have not leftist base to appease, like the liberal Dems do.

This may go further towards fracturing the Dems and creating a third party.
16 posted on 01/26/2006 1:34:58 PM PST by oldleft
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To: FormerACLUmember

He the kind of guy who would say, "Uh uh uh. Ahh France."


17 posted on 01/26/2006 1:35:46 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

He's the kind of guy who would read postmodernist philosophy, in French, for sixteen hours.


18 posted on 01/26/2006 1:37:03 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: 302damnfast

It would be overkill for them to go nuclear when a simple cloture vote will do. They are not going to do that.


19 posted on 01/26/2006 1:38:08 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: new yorker 77

I realize the filibuster is currently defined as refusing a cloture vote, but can't any Senator filibuster any Senate activity simply by taking to the floor and refusing to stop speaking?


20 posted on 01/26/2006 1:39:03 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: new yorker 77
If Frist had any, he'd let Kerry filibuster --- but make Kerry do a real filibuster, not one of the new faux filibusters.

Kerry would last a couple of hours, at most, before his speaking bores himself to sleep.
21 posted on 01/26/2006 1:39:04 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Molly Pitcher

FOX poll just out says ALMOST 50% of Americans want Alito confirmed... that's gone down a bit.


22 posted on 01/26/2006 1:41:28 PM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: All; Admin Moderator

I wrote 'Flibuster' instead of 'Filibuster'?

Either way, Kerry is an idiot.


23 posted on 01/26/2006 1:41:57 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

Ohhh, I can hear the ravaged cries of the DUmmies now. They are banking on a secret fillibuster at the 11th hour.


24 posted on 01/26/2006 1:42:28 PM PST by riri (Bring back A+ Bert...(:)
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To: 302damnfast

Let's save the nuke option for a Stevens or Ginsburg replacement (JRB, anyone?? That would be sweet ...)


25 posted on 01/26/2006 1:42:52 PM PST by bassmaner (Let's take the word "liberal" back from the commies!!)
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To: new yorker 77
4 GOP Senators have not pledged to vote 'YES' or 'NO'. Stevens, Collins, Snowe, and Chaffee.

so they abstain and swing the vote to the Dims : 49 no /46 yes / 4 abstain ? (or something like that?_

26 posted on 01/26/2006 1:43:29 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit! There are people in Africa sober!.)
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To: new yorker 77

Don't be fooled. The dems know that if they fillibuster, they will lose that tool for lower court nominations. Moreover, fillibustering such a high profile nominee would be the wrong move. Still, The kook ba$e demands a fillibuster. Thus, there would be absolute HELL for the dems to pay if there were enough votes to maintain the buster, but it was not done.

So, certain dems (preferably one's that the kook base will vote for no matter what) are standing up and saying no to fillibustering. Cover is provided, the kooks are less angry (marginally) and the lower court nominees remain screwed.


27 posted on 01/26/2006 1:43:48 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: dead

It's overkill to delegitimize the practice of judicial filibusters? Think about the future for a second. Allowing a filibuster of a supreme court nominee and legitimizing it with a cloture vote would set a precedent and basically nullify the entire nuclear option entirely!!!


28 posted on 01/26/2006 1:43:54 PM PST by 302damnfast
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To: TomGuy
Kerry would last a couple of hours, at most, before his speaking bores himself to sleep.

Just don't let Biden speak. Saying hello to Joe takes 2 hours.

29 posted on 01/26/2006 1:44:45 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit! There are people in Africa sober!.)
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To: new yorker 77

Kerry is planning a "faux-libuster" to satisfy his moonbat base. They will totally fall for it.


30 posted on 01/26/2006 1:45:55 PM PST by techcor
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To: FlipWilson

how many lower court appointments are held up? it may take another gang of 14 deal to get some of them through.


31 posted on 01/26/2006 1:46:35 PM PST by oceanview
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To: 302damnfast
Allowing a filibuster of a supreme court nominee and legitimizing it with a cloture vote would set a precedent and basically nullify the entire nuclear option entirely!!!

If there's cloture, there IS NO filibuster.

You can't nuke vapors.

32 posted on 01/26/2006 1:46:43 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: llevrok

No.

51 GOP votes for Alito.

3 Dem votes for Alito.

That's 54 Votes for confirmation so far.

4 GOP Senators who will all likely vote for Cloture but all may not vote for confirmation.

2 Dem Senators who will vote for Cloture.


33 posted on 01/26/2006 1:46:44 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: llevrok

Quote: "so they abstain and swing the vote to the Dims : 49 no /46 yes / 4 abstain ? (or something like that?"

There are 55 Republicans, 44 dems and 1 dumbass. Thus it would be 51 yes, 45 no, 4 idiots. But, some dems have agreed to vote for Alito. Ergo the yes votes (counting the abstensions) are 53, I think.


34 posted on 01/26/2006 1:47:27 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: new yorker 77

Pryor too.


35 posted on 01/26/2006 1:47:36 PM PST by NapkinUser ("Our troops have become the enemy." -Representative John P. Murtha, modern day Benedict Arnold.)
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To: FlipWilson

54 Yes votes so far.

51 GOP + Nelson(Nebraska), Johnson(Don't Daschle Me), Byrd(KKK/I soiled myself) = 54 Votes


36 posted on 01/26/2006 1:51:02 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

A yes vote for Alito doesn't transfer into a yes vote on cloture, imo. Some like Byrd have great reverance for the tradition and the tradition is that one can speak as much as he/she wants..... On the other hand, I think he may have voted for cloture on another nominee in the past but not sure.

jmo


37 posted on 01/26/2006 1:52:34 PM PST by deport
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To: new yorker 77

Did you see that Kavanaugh was renominated yesterday? Also, Michael Chagares was nominated for a seat on the 3rd Circuit.


38 posted on 01/26/2006 1:55:26 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: new yorker 77

Are Collins, Snowe, and Chaffee committed to cut off debate?


39 posted on 01/26/2006 1:56:44 PM PST by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout)
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To: new yorker 77

The Dems are not going to filibuster officially, but they are not going to vote until forced. They are starting a "soft filibuster" which is a stall.


40 posted on 01/26/2006 1:58:34 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Regime change in Iran and Syria is required, and required now.)
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To: Cboldt

Bush will renominate these guy over and over again.

I posted several items on the Appeallte Bench.

BUSH JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS TO THE FEDERAL APPELLATE BENCH: 2001-2005 (6 Currently Pending)
December 23, 2005 | new yorker 77

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1546086/posts

This needs to be updated further. I updated it later here.

FYI: U.S. Court of Appeals - 15 Vacancies out of 179 Judgeships
December 28, 2005 | new yorker 77

Posted on 12/28/2005 12:19:07 PM PST by new yorker 77

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1548280/posts


41 posted on 01/26/2006 1:59:43 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Always Right
The good thing about the Dems filibustering, it will give the GOP some balls to filibuster a Democrats Supreme Court nominee.

You're not getting it.

41-43 Democrat senators are personally committed to radical leftism.

There are not 20 Republicans who are personally committed to constitutionalism and to the defeat of socialism.

A Republican filibuster of Jamie Gorelick or Lawrence Tribe would be impossible with the present crew.

42 posted on 01/26/2006 2:00:18 PM PST by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout)
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To: FlipWilson

You're about 'right on'. I think the only question is how many of the non-committed RINO's and DIMS will vote for Alito.


43 posted on 01/26/2006 2:07:43 PM PST by bcsco ("The Constitution is not a suicide pact"...A. Lincoln)
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To: new yorker 77

Never say "IMPOSSIBLE."



Liberals don't always keep their word.


44 posted on 01/26/2006 2:08:38 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Gordongekko909
Kerry voted for a filibuster before he voted against it.
45 posted on 01/26/2006 2:11:38 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

Heh, yeah. Once Reid smacks him upside the head, he'll fold. Add another one to the list...


46 posted on 01/26/2006 2:15:02 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: new yorker 77

It's a shame. I was in the mood for a nukin'. I guess an a$$ whuppin' will have to do...


47 posted on 01/26/2006 2:17:06 PM PST by gridlock (It's not really a circus until Teddy Kennedy steps out of the clown car...)
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To: EGPWS

It riles them to believe that we perceive the web they weave.


48 posted on 01/26/2006 2:18:40 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: new yorker 77

The loony left is absolutely going bugf*ck getting finger strain from speed dialing (harassing) Senator aides.

This is going to be good. I think they will take this worse than bush being re-elected.


49 posted on 01/26/2006 2:21:46 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Nasty McPhilthy
It riles them to believe that we perceive the web they weave.

Good!

It's a mindset well deserved of those on the left. ; )

50 posted on 01/26/2006 2:22:13 PM PST by EGPWS
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