Skip to comments.RNC Response To John Kerry’s Call For A Filibuster Of Judge Alito’s Nomination To The SCOTUS
Posted on 01/26/2006 3:38:26 PM PST by RWR8189
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To even suggest a filibuster against a nominee as qualified as Judge Alito reflects a philosophy so out of touch that its bordering on reckless. The judicial confirmation process, particularly one for the nations highest court, should be insulated from such thoughtless bomb throwing in an effort to remain relevant. One can't help but wonder if the consummate candidate was for Judge Alito, before he was against him.
-Tracey Schmitt, RNC Press Secretary
SEN. JOHN KERRY (D-MA) CALLS IN
ALITO FILIBUSTER FROM SWITZERLAND
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. (Sen. Kerry Calls For Filibuster Of Alito, CNN.com, 1/26/06)
Recent GQ Article Highlighted Dems Frustration With Sen. John Kerry (D-MA):
[A]s Another Frustrated Senior Democratic Strategist Puts It, Congressional Democrats Are Spending An Awful Lot Of Time Trying To Figure Out How To Maneuver Around [Kerry]. They Want Some New Ground. They Want The Basis For A New Conversation. And Kerrys Very Much Stuck Reverse. It Causes A Lot Of Resentment. (Michael Crowley, John Kerry Has Fallen And Keeps Getting Up, GQ Website, Http://Men.Style.Com/Gq/Features/Landing?Id=Content_4129, Accessed 1/18/06)
Democrat Senators Who Have Ruled Out A Filibuster After Judge Samuel A. Alitos Confirmation Hearing:
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV): He Struck Me As A Man Of His Word, And I Intend To Vote For Him. (Sen. Robert Byrd, Congressional Record, 1/26/06)
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD): Said That He Will Vote For Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito, Making Him The Second Democrat To Support The Judge. (Mary Clare Jalonick, Democratic Senator Tim Johnson Will Vote For Alito, The Associated Press, 1/26/05)
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA): Because We Have Such A Full Plate Of Pressing Issues Before Congress, A Filibuster At This Time Would Be, In My View, Very Counterproductive. It Is Imperative That We Remain Focused On Creating The Tools New Orleans, Louisiana And The Gulf Coast Will Need To Rebuild. We Simply Cannot Afford To Bring The Senate To A Halt At A Time When We Need Its Action The Most. (Sen. Mary Landrieu, Press Release, 1/25/06)
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR): Another Of The [Gang Of 14], Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor Of Arkansas, Said He Does Not See Extraordinary Circumstances. He Hasnt Heard That Theres Going To Be [A Filibuster], Pryor Spokeswoman Lisa Ackerman Said. I Dont Think Theres Interest In One. (Anne C. Mulkern, Alito Sails Toward OK, The Denver Post, 1/13/06)
Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO): I Do Not Intend To Join In Any Filibuster Against A Vote On Judge Alito. (Anne Imse, Salazar: Thomas An Abomination, Rocky Mountain News [Denver, CO], 1/26/06)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): I Do Not See The Likelihood Of A Filibuster To Be Very Candid With You. I Dont See Those Kinds Of Egregious Things Emerging That Would Justify A Filibuster. I Think When It Comes To Filibustering Supreme Court Appointment, You Really Have To Have Something Out There, Whether Its Gross Moral Turptitude Or Something That Comes To The Surface. Now This Is A Man That I Might Disagree With. That Doesnt Mean He Shouldnt Be On The Court. (CBSs Face The Nation, 1/15/06)
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE): In Addition To Mrs. Feinstein, Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat, Has Said He Sees No Justification For A Filibuster. (Charles Hurt, Key Democrat Disavows Block Of Alito Vote, The Washington Times, 1/16/06)
Dammit. The morons are Still Capitalizing Every Word.
Not reading it. RNC wasted their time with whatever msg they intended.
I love it!
The House should send a group raspberry in Kerry's direction.
I just love it when the RNC shows a sense of humor! This is a fine press release.
Should have said "Bring it on, dumbass."
Cut man! We've got a bleeder. Oh, that one hurt.
Why waste time with all those words when only three are necessary?
"Bring it on!"
"Make my day!"
Frenchie is full of shiite. He knows the rats won't filibuster but he's sucking up to moveon by calling for something that won't happen anyway.He's just getting on the sheet. Speaking of sheets, the bigoted old bastard's saying he would vote yes could be a sign that wooden Indian nelson might get the green light to vote yes. The evil donkey knows he is beaten and is scared of a filibuster.
Priceless. Too bad only the choir heard it.
BRING IT ON!!!
My three words to the Flurch Munster:
Regards, Richard Bruce Cheney
Only a person with the mental capacity of John Kerry could call for a judicial filibuster under these circumstances and still think he has the backing of his party to become our next president. This is laughable.
"I`m a poodle boy - tall and stout...
Here is my handle, here is my spout...
My boss Blotto Kennedy who is fat - said I must stop Alito with my special hat"
Just like the GQ article said ... the GOP is strategucally responding to imbecile Kerry rather than the DNC.
And my response to John Kerry's call for a filibuster?
What a DORK!!!
As I said in another thread, the Rats launching a filibuster against Alito now is like the Japanese Emperor ordering his forces to invade the mainland U.S. after the atomic bombs fell on Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
In other words, a totally doomed and futile gesture which will only lead to more carnage for one's own troops.
"And another thing! You will call me sir because I was an officer, and now I am a Senator. I was a war hero you know. No, I don't want to hear about your Marine service! Got me? Guuud! And if you look at me again like that, I'll have my wife's private security goons rough you up while I escape out the back door."
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