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Kerry Takes His Cues From Left Wing
Human Events Online ^ | 27 January 2006 | Robert B. Bluey

Posted on 01/27/2006 3:12:27 AM PST by Aussie Dasher

Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.) is traveling in Davos, Switzerland, but that didn’t stop him from launching what conservatives are calling an “international filibuster” against Samuel Alito.

As CNN reported Kerry’s plans to filibuster Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, the liberal People For the American Way reacted with glee to the news. Kerry’s cohort from Massachusetts, Sen. Teddy Kennedy, also offered encouragement.

Was it a coincidence?

At 5:31 p.m., the National Abortion Federation (the professional association of abortion practitioners) released the following statement:

"Today, the National Abortion Federation calls on Senators to use the filibuster to stop the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito because of his extreme views on the right to privacy and Roe v. Wade. We don't take this step lightly. In our 29 year history, NAF has never advocated for the filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee, but these are extraordinary circumstances. Now that the Senate leadership has publicly announced 51 votes in favor of confirming Alito, we must urge Senators who care about preserving women's reproductive freedom to use the filibuster to stop Alito's elevation to the Supreme Court."

At 5:52 p.m., Kennedy’s office mailed the following statement to reporters:

"Other than voting to send our men and women to war, there is no more important vote in the Senate than our vote on a Supreme Court nominee. This is a vote of a generation and a test of conscience. Judge Alito does not share the values of equality and justice that make this country strong. He does not deserve a place on the highest court of the land.

"We owe it to future generations of Americans to oppose this nomination. If Judge Alito is confirmed, he will serve on the court long after President Bush leaves office, and the progress of half a century on the basic rights of all Americans is likely to be rolled back. He’s the wrong Justice for justice and the rule of law in America."

Then, at 5:53 p.m., merely a minute later, this release arrived from People For the American Way:

Senator John Kerry has called for a filibuster of the Alito nomination, heeding your calls to do everything possible to defeat it. He has asked that activists now help convince his colleagues to join him.

Please contact key senators who can provide critical support to the filibuster effort!

http://www.SaveTheCourt.org/AlitoFilibuster

Then forward this email to anyone you know who is worried that Alito would likely condone the abuse of power by the president, vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, and help curtail Congress' ability to protect the civil rights, health, safety, and welfare of the American people.

We need to act now to prevent Senate Republican leaders from ramming this nomination through the Senate -- time is of the essence.

I don’t have foggiest idea if this is a vast left-wing conspiracy, mysteriously orchestrated by Kerry as he snowboards in Davos.

But the sudden embrace of Kerry’s action by the pro-abortion professionals' group, the liberal People For the American Way and Teddy "Windbag" Kennedy seems to suggest this idea was at least floated (and probably well scripted) amongst some of the country’s top left-wing decision makers.

As Sen. George Allen (R.-Va.) so eloquently said today: “Senator Kerry must be feeling lucky because he wants to make my day.”

So, do you feel lucky, punk?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; confirmation; dopeydems; filibuster; goose; johnfnkerry; justicealito; kerry2008; lardass; lefties; longface; scotus; ussenate
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So, will Kerry vote against Alito after he's voted for him?

What a total goose!

1 posted on 01/27/2006 3:12:32 AM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher
an “international filibuster” against Samuel Alito --- ???????
I guess the French will vote against Alito!
2 posted on 01/27/2006 3:15:29 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Other than voting to send our men and women to war, there is no more important vote in the Senate than our vote on a Supreme Court nominee...."
So does that mean le Jean Kerry will vote against Alito before he votes against him?
3 posted on 01/27/2006 3:16:51 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Wonder if this is a "lobbying" trip and who is paying for his trip?


4 posted on 01/27/2006 3:18:00 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: samtheman

whoops, i made an against/for mistake

sorry


5 posted on 01/27/2006 3:18:25 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman

THat's what I want to know!


6 posted on 01/27/2006 3:18:43 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Just mythoughts

the trip's not for him, it's for his family


7 posted on 01/27/2006 3:19:18 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Aussie Dasher

he's in a race with algore for who can be most stupid

hard to say who will win


8 posted on 01/27/2006 3:20:23 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Aussie Dasher

QUOTE "We need to act now to prevent Senate Republican leaders from ramming this nomination through the Senate."

So the President's proposal of Judge Alito, followed by the gruesome hearings, the committee vote, debate in Congress and an up-or-down-vote in accordance with all the rules is "ramming"?

The action is pure political grandstanding for the freak show on the far left. This is just contemptible.

Sit down, John. And shut up.


9 posted on 01/27/2006 3:21:15 AM PST by heldmyw
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To: samtheman
the trip's not for him, it's for his family


Ah, so Teressssa is paying for it.
10 posted on 01/27/2006 3:23:53 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Aussie Dasher
The pictures of Kerry in Davos show him looking very bored while Teresa is enjoying herself with her rich friends.

I think he wants an excuse to bail out of the conference--but he needs to get Theresa's permission before he can leave. :-)
11 posted on 01/27/2006 3:26:09 AM PST by cgbg (MSM and Democratic treason--fifty years and counting...)
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To: Aussie Dasher
They all want to have their names associated with demanding a filibuster and opposing Alito, even as they all know it won't happen.

That way, when they are up for reelection, they can claim they fought for their left base, when all they did was embarrass themselves.

12 posted on 01/27/2006 3:34:51 AM PST by Sender (As water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. -Sun Tzu)
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To: Aussie Dasher

This was Mr. Mew's take, that Kerry was sucking up to the left. Might help him in the primaries, I suppose, but he just looks like a maroon to the red bits.


13 posted on 01/27/2006 3:36:12 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Kerry Takes His Cues From Left Wing

Correction. He takes his cues from the loony bin.

14 posted on 01/27/2006 3:37:05 AM PST by Edit35
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To: MojoWire

And the difference is...?


15 posted on 01/27/2006 3:39:12 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

JFKerry is in a hurry to get home.......

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1566031/posts


16 posted on 01/27/2006 3:54:23 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

The Irish can consider themselves blessed!


17 posted on 01/27/2006 3:56:00 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
LOL, now isn't JFKerry Irish?
18 posted on 01/27/2006 3:56:50 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Aussie Dasher

Spin 'em up, Boys!

19 posted on 01/27/2006 4:04:01 AM PST by gridlock (It's not really a circus until Teddy Kennedy steps out of the clown car...)
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To: Just mythoughts

I think they've disowned him.

I'm of Irish heritage, and I certainly have!!!


20 posted on 01/27/2006 4:06:08 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"Kerry Takes His Cues From Left Wing"

- And all this time I thought that he took his cues from the communist manefesto and the Mein Kempf.


21 posted on 01/27/2006 4:28:42 AM PST by Frenetic
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To: Aussie Dasher

I think he was french before he was Irish. No way an Irishman could have a nose like that.


22 posted on 01/27/2006 4:30:19 AM PST by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither-)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Insert key and turn on "THREE".

ONE...

TWO...

THREE

24 posted on 01/27/2006 4:36:37 AM PST by gridlock (It's not really a circus until Teddy Kennedy steps out of the clown car...)
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To: gridlock

Nuke time for the phony gentleman's filibuster! Yippee!


26 posted on 01/27/2006 4:38:31 AM PST by sr4402
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To: MojoWire
Correction. He takes his cues from the loony bin.

I thought that is where all left wingers were from.

27 posted on 01/27/2006 4:40:49 AM PST by Mark17
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To: 383rr

"No way an Irishman could have a nose like that".

Only if he is related to Seabiscuit!


28 posted on 01/27/2006 4:43:46 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: cgbg

"but he needs to get Theresa's permission before he can leave."

I bet she welded a pair of vice grips to his cahones when they married. Oh wait, he doesn't have any!


29 posted on 01/27/2006 4:44:23 AM PST by Rebelbase (I love global warming in the winter.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Democrats-please nominate Kerry again. Please


30 posted on 01/27/2006 4:45:03 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: wtp7

What the hell are these "many, many good Catholics in Massachusetts" doing?


31 posted on 01/27/2006 4:45:03 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"Mr. Kerry goes to Davos"


32 posted on 01/27/2006 4:46:09 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Semper Paratus

I wish he'd bloody stay there! (No offense meant to the good residents of Davos...)


33 posted on 01/27/2006 4:48:03 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

frenchie is just sucking up to the scumbags in the left who have bought him. Even he knows there will be no filibuster but he is trying to get on the sheet for being for a filibuster. What a man!


34 posted on 01/27/2006 4:58:07 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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To: cgbg
I think he wants an excuse to bail out of the conference--but he needs to get Theresa's permission before he can leave. :-)

He should drink a whole pitcher of ice tea. It worked for Gore.

35 posted on 01/27/2006 5:00:53 AM PST by Go Gordon (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet its hard to pronounce)
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To: wtp7

The problem is the "many, many good Catholics" continue to vote for these two unbelievable disgraces in election after election.


36 posted on 01/27/2006 5:01:10 AM PST by prov1813man
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To: Aussie Dasher

Isn't it cruel for the Democrats to keep Sandra Day O'Connor from tending to her ailing husband? All in the name of politics? Those people have no shame, all sociopaths, every one of them!


37 posted on 01/27/2006 5:06:46 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus Reagan
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To: Aussie Dasher
international filibuster

So Judge Alito didn't pass the global test?

38 posted on 01/27/2006 5:08:05 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Aussie Dasher
Kerry Takes His Cues From Left Wing

Talk about coming late to the party!!! This one needs a No Sh*t Alert!!!
39 posted on 01/27/2006 5:09:57 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: heldmyw

Yes this is the democrats idea of Ramming. Mr. Alito should have been voted on in November at the latest and we are just getting to it.

Remember we watched Clinton play with Saddam for 8 years and we watched Islamics kill 3,000 people before President Bush rammed thru the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.


40 posted on 01/27/2006 5:13:24 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Aussie Dasher
a test of conscience

Something Ted Kennedy doesn't have an ounce of.

41 posted on 01/27/2006 5:16:50 AM PST by kcvl
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To: samtheman
Actually I think the best thing for us would be for the dems to attempt a filibuster.

I think I am going to call Nelson's office and demand it.
42 posted on 01/27/2006 5:48:10 AM PST by Sunnyflorida
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To: Aussie Dasher
Oh please, Senator Kerry, try to comport yourself with a little more dignity. Having lost the last election, grandstanding in vain hope of another chance at the brass ring just makes you look like a middle-aged guy sucking up his gut when an 18 year-old girl walks by.

It ain't gonna happen, John-boy. Acting like you think it will just makes you look as deluded as, well, as Al Gore.

Now, if you want to provide us all with something worth watching, go bitch slap Hillary or something. I'd watch that.

43 posted on 01/27/2006 5:54:19 AM PST by Kenton
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that didn’t stop him from launching what conservatives are calling an “international filibuster” against Samuel Alito.

International filibuster is a great name for what is going on.

Chicken John Kerry, safely hobnobbing and networking, overseas in Davos, called for a filibuster even though he didn't deign to sit in on the debates thus far. He'll deny his colleagues in the Senate the right to vote after they showed they cared enough to listen to debates by their Senators.

Kerry can't even take heat
Thus..he won't park his butt in his seat
In the great US Senate.
He's an absentee tenant.
Bay Staters should vote his defeat.

44 posted on 01/27/2006 6:06:35 AM PST by syriacus (Kerry avoids Senate duties, afraid he'll catch Democrat cooties.)
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To: samtheman

whoops, i made an against/for mistake

that's ok, just don't let it happen again :)


45 posted on 01/27/2006 6:07:07 AM PST by rj45mis
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To: Just mythoughts
Kerry’s Irish Blarney

"John Kerry is not Irish. As has been widely reported, John Kerry's grandfather, the devout Catholic Franklin Kerry, grew up in central Europe as the Jewish Fritz Kohn, changing his name before immigrating to the U.S. in 1905. Kerry's mother is part of a wealthy Massachusetts family that traces its English roots back to the founding of the Bay State"

46 posted on 01/27/2006 6:11:21 AM PST by Sisku Hanne (Happy 2006...The Year of the Black Conservative!)
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To: samtheman

I hope they burn cars in Boston.


47 posted on 01/27/2006 6:27:23 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: Sisku Hanne

As the former state senate President William Bulger used to say that John Kerry was only Irish every 6 years.


48 posted on 01/27/2006 6:28:33 AM PST by matymac (Living in the Heart of the Beast...the People's Republic of Cambridge...)
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To: Aussie Dasher
LOL! Well he can dine on European gourmet food and whiff he did what he could to stop Bush. That's of course before he didn't stop him one intervening November ago! HAHAHAHAHA

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

49 posted on 01/27/2006 6:29:03 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sisku Hanne

"John Kerry is not Irish. As has been widely reported, John Kerry's grandfather, the devout Catholic Franklin Kerry, ....."

I know, I just could not resist asking the question, him ducking out on the Irish reminded me of his lost identity.


50 posted on 01/27/2006 6:42:43 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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