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Kennedy, Kerry push a last-ditch effort against Alito
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/01/28/an_uphill_battle_for_filibuster_votes/ ^

Posted on 01/28/2006 8:35:36 AM PST by JaggedEdge

WASHINGTON -- After bucking Democratic Party leaders by announcing a filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr., Senators John F. Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy yesterday scrambled for votes to support their move -- ignoring derisive hoots from Republicans and even a prediction by the Senate's top Democrat that their maneuver was doomed.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; alitovote; billnelson; filibuster; fl; johnfkerrysucks; kennedy; kerry; losers

1 posted on 01/28/2006 8:35:38 AM PST by JaggedEdge
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To: JaggedEdge

This is a classic example of why democrats are not likely rise to power in this country for a very, very long time.


2 posted on 01/28/2006 8:37:13 AM PST by JaggedEdge
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To: JaggedEdge

The DUmmies are getting loonier and loonier.


3 posted on 01/28/2006 8:37:59 AM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: JaggedEdge

The demented leading the deranged!


4 posted on 01/28/2006 8:38:44 AM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: JaggedEdge
even a prediction by the Senate's top Democrat that their maneuver was doomed.

One would think that any Democratic Senator up for election would not want to anger pro-lifers at this point.

5 posted on 01/28/2006 8:39:20 AM PST by grania ("Won't get fooled again")
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To: JaggedEdge

The dessert cart rolls on....


6 posted on 01/28/2006 8:39:46 AM PST by Founding Father (The War Against Western Civilization Has Begun)
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To: JaggedEdge

That was me you heard, "hooting derisively" in case anyone was wondering. :)


7 posted on 01/28/2006 8:40:40 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: grania
Apparently, there aren't any such in Massachusetts
8 posted on 01/28/2006 8:40:40 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: JaggedEdge

Ah, Kennedy again - Did I remember to mention that he killed a girl?


9 posted on 01/28/2006 8:40:57 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: JaggedEdge

"ignoring derisive hoots from Republicans"
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I wonder if any of these hoots used the words "swimmer" "splash" "ketchup" "treason" "traitor" "drunken" ...........? Or is that too much to ask from the pubbies...?


10 posted on 01/28/2006 8:41:05 AM PST by fizziwig
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To: JaggedEdge

Kerry, Kennedy, and other DemoRats can rely on Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson is their puppet. The following is from The Weekly Standard Magazine (www.weeklystandard.com):

THE LAST WORD

What's the most shameless political act of the last 20 years? It's a wide-open competition with a long list of nominees from left, right, and center. But this week I'd like to nominate Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) for his explanation of why he's voting against Judge Samuel Alito:


I explained how a recent Supreme Court decision has frightened many of our constituents who fear that their homes can now be seized by the government to make way for a private developer's project. And while he expressed sympathy for the parties whose homes had been seized in this personal meeting with him he offered no misgivings about the legal reasoning that led to that outcome.

Senator Nelson is referring to the Supreme Court's Kelo decision. In that case, a majority of liberal justices held that while the Constitution says that the power of eminent domain may be used to take private lands for "public use," they thought that the phrase "public use" was outmoded and unimportant and would be better replaced by the phrase "public purpose." That's a text-book definition of judicial activism.

There is no chance--none--that Judge Alito, based on his fidelity to the actual text of the Constitution would have gone along with such a wacky decision. You know it; Bill Nelson knows it; the American people know it.

Clearly Sen. Nelson was the victim of cross-pressures--his liberal base needed him to vote against Alito, but he understood that his constituents wouldn't like it. And so, he made up a phony rationale--that Alito wasn't conservative enough!

Isn't politics great?

Best,
Jonathan V. Last

Nelson (D-FL) has also claimed Alito is for big government. Nelson has it exactly backwards, since lunatic liberal judges trying to legislate from the bench are a prime example of government by edict, without voters and their elected represenatives.


11 posted on 01/28/2006 8:43:06 AM PST by pleikumud
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To: JaggedEdge

This is Kerry mugging for the '08 campaign cameras.


12 posted on 01/28/2006 8:44:09 AM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: JaggedEdge
Kerry, Kennedy, Hillary, Fenstein, and Durbin. Just 36 votes shy.


13 posted on 01/28/2006 8:48:16 AM PST by Always Right
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To: JaggedEdge

Hanoi Boi's yodeling is very obnoxious. He's a bigger sore loser than his buddy, Algore. He needs to go back to his Swiss chalet and stop screwing up America. The people in Massachusetts really need to do something about these two pixies and give the rest of America a break.


14 posted on 01/28/2006 8:48:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: JaggedEdge
Let me add to my earlier post that I think Kerry is terrifically stupid to align himself on this (or anything) with Democratic-waterboy-because-he-isn't-good-for-anything-else Ted Kennedy. Kennedy can afford to look like a loser on this. Kerry can't, given his presidential aspirations. He's sooooo stupid.
15 posted on 01/28/2006 8:48:42 AM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: All

This statement by Senator Byrd says it all...

"Was it necessary to subject Mrs. Alito to the harsh glare of the television klieg lights as she fled the hearing room in tears, fighting to maintain her dignity in response to others with precious little of their own?"


16 posted on 01/28/2006 8:48:52 AM PST by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: pleikumud

Of course he does.


17 posted on 01/28/2006 8:50:53 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: bill1952

They've been voting an alcoholic murderer in for how many decades now? That state is a lost cause cause one of three things is going on.

1.) They don't care about ethics
2.) They don't pay attention and just keep voting in incumbants and people named Kennedy to relive glory days.
3.) The elections are fixed.

These are our options and none of them are promising....and it's probably one of the first two.


18 posted on 01/28/2006 8:52:07 AM PST by ark_girl
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To: JaggedEdge
Actually there is a lesson here for Republicans. Democrats understand the need to wage losing battles for PR reasons. This shows the Nutsy Left that they "Care" about their issues. If this were the Republicans they would "play it safe" to "avoid a defeat" and give the impression they were just rolling over for the Dems. A symbolic defeat can be more useful for mobilizing the base then all the "Safe" victories. Republicans would be wise to keep in mind that sometime in politics the fact that you waged a FIGHT is as important as WINING
19 posted on 01/28/2006 8:55:07 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Is there a satire god who created Al Gore for the sole purpose of making us laugh?)
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To: pleikumud

Alot of badmouthing k harris senate run on this forum but issues like this will sink the"moderate" nelson, yeah moderate for the nyslimes


20 posted on 01/28/2006 9:02:12 AM PST by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: bill1952
Apparently, there aren't any such in Massachusetts

(ie: Democratic Senators up for re-election)

In MA, Senator Kennedy is untouchable as long as he runs....he does the small stuff that people depend on from their government.

Senator Kerry is another matter.

(opinion)

21 posted on 01/28/2006 9:14:30 AM PST by grania ("Won't get fooled again")
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To: JaggedEdge
"This is a classic example of why democrats are not likely rise to power in this country for a very, very long time"


Don't under estimate how many legal AND illegal residents would love free health care, unlimited welfare, and no repercussions for not seeking employment. Believe me the RATS are more than willing to offer it.
22 posted on 01/28/2006 9:18:04 AM PST by DAC22
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To: grania

Can you imagine the outcry there would have been if Jesse Helms had tried a filibuster against Judge Ginsburg in 1993? The lefties who now support a filibuster would have been screaming about far right racists trying to thwart the will of the elected president. What hypocrites they are.


23 posted on 01/28/2006 9:20:08 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: JaggedEdge
Dear Pope Benedict,

Please tell Kennedy, Kerry and Durbin they are all kicked out of the Catholic church and to not come back until they change there evil ways.

Thank you Duke.
24 posted on 01/28/2006 9:22:11 AM PST by Duke Wayne
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To: MNJohnnie
Actually there is a lesson here for Republicans. Democrats understand the need to wage losing battles for PR reasons. This shows the Nutsy Left that they "Care" about their issues.

It also accomplishes two other RAT objectives, both important:

1) It makes the filibuster of the next nominee easier. The first one is an outrage, but the shock diminishes with repetition.

2) Reid is getting chits from RATs voting for cloture, bet on it. Once Nelson, Byrd, Conrad, etc are safely reelected, they will pay the leadership back, probably by voting "no" on cloture next time around.

The RATs are pros at this, the GOP are babies.

25 posted on 01/28/2006 9:40:27 AM PST by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout)
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To: JaggedEdge

It's a shame that Kennedy doesn't give Kerry an auto tour of the Vineyard.


26 posted on 01/28/2006 9:57:36 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: JaggedEdge

Brought to you by $oro$ and Mooreon.gor! Make them pay dearly for this stunt.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


28 posted on 01/28/2006 10:01:18 AM PST by bray (President Bush Protects America. The Rats Protect Terrorists.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Democrats understand the need to wage losing battles for PR reasons

This time, I think they're just delusional and don't realize that the middle-of-the-road votes they need to attract would vote Democrat, if the party had a clue about mainstream ideas.

Why are they doing this? To support the pro-death crowd? Heck, it's not like Feinsten's supporters would vote 'pub anyway.

It's why the 'pubs will keep on winning. Kerry etal choose the wrong battles.

29 posted on 01/28/2006 10:41:31 AM PST by grania ("Won't get fooled again")
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To: JaggedEdge

Kennedy & Kerry

Why we now know the state as Massoftwoshits

Semper Fi


30 posted on 01/28/2006 11:15:44 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: JaggedEdge

Absolutely amazing. It's obvious that the moveon.org crowd is in firm control of the DemocRatic party. Good news for our side.


31 posted on 01/28/2006 11:19:09 AM PST by Bean Counter ("Stout Hearts!")
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To: ark_girl

Massachusetts is a state with far too many liberal colleges and universities. The influence of all the voting loonie-left professors and students keeps Kennedy and Kerry in power. The two K boys can act as irresponsible as they please, and they will still be reelected.


32 posted on 01/28/2006 11:28:23 AM PST by abclily
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To: Dane
I have had an ongoing tat for tat with a DUer that I used to work with (we are both retired). I have learned that there are no limits to what they will say...they still believe the "selected not elected", Bush won last time because he "gerrymandered" the elected (I know ?), etc. I sent a cartoon making fun of liberals and was called a !@#$&*^ Nazi. The more I pressed the facts the more unhinged he has become...some of the exchanges are priceless. Now I just send him stuff to get him going. Wackos are so much fun.
33 posted on 01/28/2006 11:48:28 AM PST by engrpat
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To: Dane
The DUmmies are getting loonier and loonier.

Well after we watched the Tories (conservatives) take control of Canada and Hamas winning Palastine, wrecking the so called 'peace process'. We're seeing liberal dreams crushed one at a time.

Now, if only Fairtax would be passed into law this year.

34 posted on 01/28/2006 11:57:48 AM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: pleikumud
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BILL NELSON,
offering a host of reasons
for his defeat!

35 posted on 01/28/2006 12:39:12 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Jim Noble
"The RATs are pros at this, the GOP are babies."

Frustrating to watch isn't it. :-)

36 posted on 01/28/2006 12:50:43 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Is there a satire god who created Al Gore for the sole purpose of making us laugh?)
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To: JaggedEdge

There's a new synonym for Democrat...."Bully."


37 posted on 01/28/2006 4:01:39 PM PST by syriacus (Help plan John Kerry's Fillet-Bluster at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1566194/posts)
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To: JaggedEdge

Why don't they just say it. Kerry is running for the Democrat nomination. Done.


38 posted on 01/28/2006 4:04:04 PM PST by SoCal_Republican (Bubbleheads for Bush)
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To: JaggedEdge
Kennedy and Kerry have lost their way.

Massachusetts needs to put up more road signs, with larger print.

39 posted on 01/28/2006 4:07:36 PM PST by syriacus (Help plan John Kerry's Fillet-Bluster at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1566194/posts)
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To: grania

You use the word "Democratic". They are not democratic, they are socialists. I'm OK with calling them DemoRats, Jackasses, or even Democrats, but not Democratic.


40 posted on 01/28/2006 5:05:01 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: Recovering_Democrat

As a very new Florida resident, I am astonished that Bill Nelson, a former ASTRONAUT, could be so illogical as to support the Alito filibuster. How can we help Katherine Harris to win? I hear she is not doing very well right now, but it's early...


41 posted on 01/30/2006 4:43:46 AM PST by LibertyLee (George W. Bush--now more than ever)
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To: JaggedEdge
If you could read liver-marks... Kennedy's face would be as long as 'War & Peace'.
42 posted on 01/30/2006 4:50:49 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: ark_girl

1.) They don't care about ethics
2.) They don't pay attention and just keep voting in incumbants and people named Kennedy to relive glory days.
3.) The elections are fixed.




How about "ALL OF THE ABOVE"


43 posted on 01/31/2006 9:12:41 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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