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Boxer Blocks Impeachment Congressman
Newsmax ^ | November 30, 2007 | Newsmax Staff

Posted on 11/30/2007 2:05:11 PM PST by Turret Gunner A20

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is blocking the nomination of former Republican Congressman James Rogan to the federal bench, due largely to Rogan’s leading role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Rogan served in the U.S. House from 1997 to 2001, and due to his background as a prosecutor, was selected as one of 13 House managers for the impeachment trial.

“U.S. Rep. Rogan was one of the most enthusiastic backers of impeachment — he thought President Clinton had committed high crimes and misdemeanors,” Boxer’s spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz said.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; barbaraboxer; blacklist; clintonimpeachment; democratparty; housemanagers; jamesrogan; obstructionistdems; partisanpolitics; politics
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He sounds like a perfect appointment for this coming Christmas recess. Let's see if the president is The President.
1 posted on 11/30/2007 2:05:11 PM PST by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Turret Gunner A20

amen brother.


2 posted on 11/30/2007 2:07:01 PM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

I hate it when elections have consequences. Dang it! Learn from 06, No Rudies though!!!!!


3 posted on 11/30/2007 2:08:01 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Barbara Boxer isn’t fit to carry Rogan’s gun cleaning kit.


4 posted on 11/30/2007 2:08:20 PM PST by Argus
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To: Turret Gunner A20

5 posted on 11/30/2007 2:10:50 PM PST by robomatik
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Funny, but I don’t even recall hearing his name. If he was so damned influential in Clinton’s impeachment, why wasn’t the leftist media attacking and blasting him and his name 24/7 since that year? Something is fishy here.

Sounds like he’s the kind of man we desperately need, though!


6 posted on 11/30/2007 2:11:02 PM PST by XenaLee
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Isn’t this nepotism, since Barbara Boxer is or was related to hillary?

I had a hard time googling to confirm this. I suspect that someone has been fiddling with Google again.

But I found this: “. . . Boxer based on the grounds that her daughter, Nicole, is married to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, Tony”


7 posted on 11/30/2007 2:11:03 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Reading the article, Boxer also objects to the man’s positions on various issues, including gun control.

Seriously, the Senate’s role is not to determine what policy positions the President’s appointees have.

You can imagine what this hag would be screaching about if the situation were reversed.


8 posted on 11/30/2007 2:11:24 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Don’t you just love seeing this stain on the character of the United States pass judgement on another person?

What is a real shame, is that the charges weren’t better defined by the House, and the Senate didn’t hold the impeachement trial.

Bill Clinton should have been removed from office and placed in prison for his actions that are on the record.


9 posted on 11/30/2007 2:13:10 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Mr. President, Article IV Section IV is in our Constitution, and the states it refers to are ours.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

He was one of my heroes during that time. His questioning of ohters and his analysis were models of statesmanship. And his courage!! His district was Hollywood, if I recall, and he knew that his public stance for impeachment meant his defeat in the 2000 election; but he went ahead anyway. A great man.


10 posted on 11/30/2007 2:15:07 PM PST by Remole
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To: XenaLee

Rogan was fun to watch. It was also fun to watch Maxine Waters try and interrupt him when he was on a roll.


11 posted on 11/30/2007 2:15:32 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Turret Gunner A20
He thought Clinton committed high crimes and misdemeanors? Clinton admitted to it.

Martha Stewart went to jail for less. I recall a republican majority leader that lost his job and was indicted for less.

What does Nancy think is an impeachable offense, exactly? Lying? Noooooo.... Ethics violations? Nooooooooo... Going to war? YES!!!!!!

Going to war is what Nancy thinks is an impeachable offense. Nevermind the mass murder of hundreds of thousands by tyrannical dictators. Forget 9/11. Forget tyrannical dictators and human rights. Nevermind freedom. Nobody bombed America...I mean, Saddam didn’t bomb America.

No surprise here.

12 posted on 11/30/2007 2:15:35 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The earth is getting Warmer! It ain't my fault. Let's boycott Mother Nature!)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Any word whether the moonbats are going to pull another stunt and keep the Senate in session over Christmas?
13 posted on 11/30/2007 2:16:40 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Tagline war is the answer!)
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To: XenaLee

He is a good man , lets hope bush does not leave him twisting like some of the others...


14 posted on 11/30/2007 2:17:25 PM PST by fantom
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To: XenaLee
Funny, but I don’t even recall hearing his name. If he was so damned influential in Clinton’s impeachment, why wasn’t the leftist media attacking and blasting him and his name 24/7 since that year? Something is fishy here.

He was influential. The left DID go nuts. The 2000 race, in which Democrat Adam Schiff beat Rogan, is still the most expensive House race in history -- Democratic donors from around the country poured money into the race in order to beat the hated Rogan. The two spent nearly $12,000,000 when all was said and done, not counting independent expenditures.

15 posted on 11/30/2007 2:17:26 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Remole

Just before the impeachment hearings, the media was callling Rogan a dead duck if he doesn’t stop the impeachments. Rogan said I’m going to do what is right and I don’t care what happens. Rogan is a true profile of courage.


16 posted on 11/30/2007 2:17:54 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: DoughtyOne

“he thought President Clinton had committed high crimes and misdemeanors,”

Uh, Babs? So did the Arkansas Bar and the Supreme Court of the United States.


17 posted on 11/30/2007 2:18:48 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
He sounds like a perfect appointment for this coming Christmas recess. Let's see if the president is The President.

Useless. It would only be short term.
I would prefer that Rogan milk the publicity for all it's worth and then run against that stupid p.o.s. Boxer.

18 posted on 11/30/2007 2:18:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Alter Kaker

Ironicly impeachment played little in Rogan’s defeat. Gray Davis and Schiff pandered excessively to the Armenian community in the district. As result, the Armenians poured out for Schiff.


19 posted on 11/30/2007 2:20:16 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: Right Cal Gal

Excellent point!

BTW, Bill Clinton’s law license was suspended for five years. Is it valid again?


20 posted on 11/30/2007 2:21:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Mr. President, Article IV Section IV is in our Constitution, and the states it refers to are ours.)
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To: XenaLee

“I don’t even recall hearing his name.”

He was one of the major guys during impeachment.


21 posted on 11/30/2007 2:22:05 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Turret Gunner A20

What makes this “blue slipping” all the more remarkable are two facts:

1. District-court nominees almost never are blocked. They’re trial court positions; the power largely lies in the Courts of Appeals.

2. Rogan was a “consensus nominee” reported back to the White House by the so-called Parsky Committee, whose members include folks who are put there by Boxer and Feinstein, among others, including Republicans.

If such a nominee is filibustered / blocked-from-advancing, then, all the more reason to scrap such hand-holding committees. They obviously offer little guarantee that a nominee will be treated substantively, or even procedurally, fairly.


22 posted on 11/30/2007 2:27:07 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Just when did a Senator get veto power over a judicial nominee? There is no authority for this in the constitution, at least as far as I am aware of. Please advise folks if you know better. These people need to be run out of DC on a rail.
23 posted on 11/30/2007 2:28:48 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: Turret Gunner A20

When will the voters in California wake up and elect somebody else for this Senate seat? Sen. Boxer needs to go home.


24 posted on 11/30/2007 2:28:50 PM PST by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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To: kevinm13

Maybe next time the California GOP will actually wage a campaign against her - if they did the last time, I completely missed it.


25 posted on 11/30/2007 2:33:02 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Cicero

Barbie is tied to the cliton gang..Barbies grandson is a nephew to hillary and a nephew to the other Rodham brother. the fat one and druggie..


26 posted on 11/30/2007 2:35:11 PM PST by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: Nuc1

What I fail to understand is why 51 Senators cannot just sign (with some sort of notarization, perhaps by a suitable employee of the Clerk Of The Senate) a letter stating something like,

“We, the undersigned Senators, having reviewed the nomination of XXXXXXXXXX to the office of XXXXXXXXXX as set forth in XXXXXXX [formal doc whereby the nomination was sent to the Senate], and having exercised our Advise and Consent power as set forth in the Constitution, hereby formally vote to confirm said nomination.”

If the nominee gets 51 notarized Sens’ sigs, we just swear him in. Let Reid try to get a court to void the confirmation, I dare him.


27 posted on 11/30/2007 2:35:56 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Nuc1

If a Democrat wins the presidency in ‘08 is there ONE Republican senator who will have the nerve to filibuster every one of their judicial nominees? They’d better. Give them a taste of their own bitter medicine.


28 posted on 11/30/2007 2:37:06 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: fantom
He is a good man , lets hope bush does not leave him twisting like some of the others...

Would love to say something here about Bush, but I'd take a wait and see attitude about whether or not Bush leaves him twisting in the wind.

I hope Mr. Rogan has a firm grip on the rope he is hanging onto to. My gut tells me he'll need it.

29 posted on 11/30/2007 2:37:21 PM PST by Popman (My doohickey is discombobulated)
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To: Tenacious 1
Living while Republican is THE criminal offense to Speaker Botox.
30 posted on 11/30/2007 2:38:25 PM PST by Jacquerie (Hillary - Our Lady of the Darkside.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

I swear that Boxer and Pilosi are ruining all of the advances that the women’s movement have made. A more petty, vindictive, and positively stupid set of females existeth not in the modern world. Bimbo, thy name is senatewoman.


31 posted on 11/30/2007 2:42:10 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: TNCMAXQ

The difference between Dems and GOP. Dems from Deep Blue Staes are tireless fighters for the cause. Republicans from Ruby Red States are too busy in scandals (see Craig and Stevens) to fight for the cause.


32 posted on 11/30/2007 2:42:40 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: 1rudeboy
Gun fight: Rogan .357 Mag. Maxine Waters oops, only a knife.
33 posted on 11/30/2007 2:45:25 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: Da Coyote
A more petty, vindictive, and positively stupid set of females existeth not in the modern world.
That is a fact.
34 posted on 11/30/2007 2:46:37 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: XenaLee
Funny, but I don’t even recall hearing his name.

He's a good, up-by-the-bootstraps kind of guy.
Definitely not born with a silver spoon in the mouth.

I know of him because I lived west of his district when I was
in California (in Henry Waxman's district!!!).

Rogan's district trended Democratic and the Dems went all-out
to nail him; thus Adam Schiff won in the next election (and
still holds the office, I think).

I suspect virtually all Dems and maybe a few weasely Republicans
would opposse Rogan for any post...too much principle and too
much spine.
35 posted on 11/30/2007 2:47:20 PM PST by VOA
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To: Turret Gunner A20

I love Jim Rogan. I sent him an email once after I heard an interview he gave regarding a book he wrote a couple of years ago. It seems he grew up very very poor in California. He is a self made man. What was so touching was his personal encounter as a young man with Ronald Reagan and how Reagan changed his whole life in those few moments. Rogan is a true blue conservative and the kind of man the Republican party needs as a leader.

By the way, he graciously answered my email and said he would never be ashamed or regret his part in the Clinton impeachment.


36 posted on 11/30/2007 2:48:28 PM PST by AnnGora (I voted for Pedro, but my dreams did not come true.)
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To: kevinm13
When will the voters in California wake up and elect somebody else
for this Senate seat?


I don't know the specifics...but I think there is some sort of
rule set by the Senate that allows a sitting Senator to veto any
nominee for a judgeship...that is nominated from their state.

I don't know how often it's employed or the partisan nature of
it's use.
37 posted on 11/30/2007 2:49:40 PM PST by VOA
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To: Nuc1

It’s a common practice referred to as Senatorial Courtesy...usually it’s used to allow the state’s senator to introduce the nominee at his/her Judiciary Committee hearing...not to slam or block the nominee. Boxer is a shameless jackass.


38 posted on 11/30/2007 2:50:30 PM PST by Keith (ANY REPUBLICAN in 2008 -- it's about defeating Mrs. Bill Clinton)
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To: Cicero
They are divorced now.
39 posted on 11/30/2007 2:51:16 PM PST by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Boxer cannot block the nomination if the president decides to nominate him. Clearing it with the senators from the state the nominee comes from is a mere formality and not a constitutional requirement.


40 posted on 11/30/2007 2:51:41 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: napscoordinator

I hope the Republicans in Congress are the one who learn. They had strayed too far from the platform and needed to be reeled in.


41 posted on 11/30/2007 2:52:47 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: fish hawk
"I'm sorry, Ms. Waters, my time is limited and I cannot yield to you for that purpose."
[blank stare from Waters]
42 posted on 11/30/2007 2:53:52 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Boxer is related to the Clinton’s by marriage.
Shouldn’t she have stepped away from any influence on this nomination since her interests are tainted by any definition of the law?
43 posted on 11/30/2007 2:55:13 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Da Coyote

Boxer and Pelosi make Feinstein look good.


44 posted on 11/30/2007 2:58:33 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Remole
His district was Hollywood, if I recall

Pasadena.

45 posted on 11/30/2007 2:58:49 PM PST by NonZeroSum
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To: 1rudeboy

I missed that. Did she get the Cynthia McKinney look on her face? LOL


46 posted on 11/30/2007 2:59:27 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

I wish there was something we could do to Boxer.

There must be something she wants that canbe vetoed or witheld.


47 posted on 11/30/2007 2:59:49 PM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW , Vote Hunter in the Primary)
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To: XenaLee
Funny, but I don’t even recall hearing his name.

Wax?

48 posted on 11/30/2007 3:01:09 PM PST by Stentor
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Well, the “Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001” HAD committed high crimes and misdemeanors, it is just that the articles of impeachment were brought for the wrong ones.

Nobody outside the Beltway really thought the impeachment proceedings were serious, when things like passing state secrets to the Chinese Communist government in exchange for laundered campaign cash were overlooked, and the revelations about what happened in the sink at the side of the Oval Office were aired around.

James Rogan was just doing the best he could with what he was given to work with. Pursuit of the Chinese question was off limits.

Al Gore should have been President in 1998. He might have had a shot at winning in 2000.


49 posted on 11/30/2007 3:06:07 PM PST by alloysteel (Ignorance is no handicap for some people in a debate. They just get more shrill.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Dingy Harry kept the Senate from adjourning over Thanksgiving so the President couldn’t make any recess appointments.

Can he do it again over Christmas?


50 posted on 11/30/2007 3:06:17 PM PST by SmithL (I don't do Barf Alerts, you're old enough to read and decide for yourself)
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