Skip to comments.Alito Filibuster is Impossible, There are 60 Votes for Cloture (Links Show)
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
That's 60 Votes for Cloture.
Has a vote for cloture been scheduled? Right now the Senators are still talking, but the list is getting shorter and shorter...
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!
Kerry probably doesn't call for one otherwise. He's just trying to get on the good side of the Dummies.
Are all the RINO's accounted for? They tend to stampede left.
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...
Oh, what a tangled political web they weave.....
You can bet Lieberman won't support a filibuster.
Yeah, Lieberman's down. So is Byrd, believe it or not. He actually announced that he's going to vote for Alito.
I called for the nuke option months ago.
I'm just trying to show how it won't even come to that.
Did you know that Kerry filibustered in a haughty, French style on Christmas in Cambodia?
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.
I hope you are wrong that it won't. I really hope you are...
He the kind of guy who would say, "Uh uh uh. Ahh France."
He's the kind of guy who would read postmodernist philosophy, in French, for sixteen hours.
It would be overkill for them to go nuclear when a simple cloture vote will do. They are not going to do that.
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?
FOX poll just out says ALMOST 50% of Americans want Alito confirmed... that's gone down a bit.
I wrote 'Flibuster' instead of 'Filibuster'?
Either way, Kerry is an idiot.
Ohhh, I can hear the ravaged cries of the DUmmies now. They are banking on a secret fillibuster at the 11th hour.
Let's save the nuke option for a Stevens or Ginsburg replacement (JRB, anyone?? That would be sweet ...)
so they abstain and swing the vote to the Dims : 49 no /46 yes / 4 abstain ? (or something like that?_
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.
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!!!
Just don't let Biden speak. Saying hello to Joe takes 2 hours.
Kerry is planning a "faux-libuster" to satisfy his moonbat base. They will totally fall for it.
how many lower court appointments are held up? it may take another gang of 14 deal to get some of them through.
If there's cloture, there IS NO filibuster.
You can't nuke vapors.
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.
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.
54 Yes votes so far.
51 GOP + Nelson(Nebraska), Johnson(Don't Daschle Me), Byrd(KKK/I soiled myself) = 54 Votes
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.
Did you see that Kavanaugh was renominated yesterday? Also, Michael Chagares was nominated for a seat on the 3rd Circuit.
Are Collins, Snowe, and Chaffee committed to cut off debate?
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.
Bush will renominate these guy over and over again.
I posted several items on the Appeallte Bench.
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This needs to be updated further. I updated it later here.
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Posted on 12/28/2005 12:19:07 PM PST by new yorker 77
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.
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.
Never say "IMPOSSIBLE."
Liberals don't always keep their word.
Heh, yeah. Once Reid smacks him upside the head, he'll fold. Add another one to the list...
It's a shame. I was in the mood for a nukin'. I guess an a$$ whuppin' will have to do...
It riles them to believe that we perceive the web they weave.
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.
It's a mindset well deserved of those on the left. ; )