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GOP Looks for at Least 20 'No' Votes
Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/13/09 | Naftali Bendavid

Posted on 07/13/2009 11:34:55 AM PDT by JSDude1

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court suggested they would consider it a victory if more than half of the Senate's 40 Republicans voted against her in this week's confirmation hearing, as the GOP grapples with how aggressively to challenge the nominee. Many Republicans said they viewed 23 "no" votes as a benchmark, because that would be one more than Chief Justice John Roberts received in 2005 and would reflect a significant protest vote. Others said that if the Senate GOP were to split roughly in half, that would signal support to conservatives who oppose Judge Sotomayor without angering Hispanic voters with a wholesale dismissal of her nomination.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhojudicialnominees; confirmation; gop; limpwristed; republicansellouts; rinoparty; sessions; sotomayor
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1 posted on 07/13/2009 11:34:57 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

LOL


2 posted on 07/13/2009 11:35:46 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: JSDude1

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2009/07/hopeless_gop_ho.html#comments

I SUGGEST you call:

Republican National Committee

310 First Street

Washington, D.C. 20003


3 posted on 07/13/2009 11:36:22 AM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: JSDude1

Republican National Committee

310 First Street

Washington, D.C. 20003

p/202.863.8500


4 posted on 07/13/2009 11:37:00 AM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: JSDude1

Newsflash: Diogenes still looking for an honest man in D.C. too.


5 posted on 07/13/2009 11:37:27 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: JSDude1

Why not vote against her, if you find her statements and apparent “judicial philosophy” unseemly? Nothing to lose.


6 posted on 07/13/2009 11:37:46 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: JSDude1

Yeah boy. I’d sure be a fan of a football team who’s goal was to lose by only 20 points. Go team go!


7 posted on 07/13/2009 11:38:03 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: Tublecane

That’s what ‘m say’n!

IF NOTHING ELESE IT WOULD ‘GALVANIZE’ OUR SIDE: (And possibly peel away a few of “them”)..


8 posted on 07/13/2009 11:41:17 AM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: dblshot

If they get 20 No votes, they don’t lose by 20, they lose by 60.


9 posted on 07/13/2009 11:41:42 AM PDT by dmz
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To: JSDude1

Usually “calling” implies a phone number, not an address!


10 posted on 07/13/2009 11:41:53 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: JSDude1

The ones that are up for re-election in 2010 will vote no, the rest will vote to confirm. What a bunch of losers.


11 posted on 07/13/2009 11:42:20 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) We know how to deal with Iran.)
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To: JSDude1

Ugh!


12 posted on 07/13/2009 11:42:33 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: JSDude1

Oh no! The Hispanic people won’t love us!


13 posted on 07/13/2009 11:42:36 AM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: JSDude1

The GOP is too scared to vote against this racist woman in fear they will be called racist.

Forget the core principals GOP, we don’t want you to upset any small group that does not and would not ever vote for you in the first place.


14 posted on 07/13/2009 11:43:22 AM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: Jack Black

See number 4


15 posted on 07/13/2009 11:43:38 AM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: JSDude1

Vote against her and tell the Hispanics you don’t pander under any circumstance and she ain’t looking out for you! Simple as that!


16 posted on 07/13/2009 11:43:47 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Stop meddling in the affairs of countries and individuals Obama!)
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To: JSDude1

So its going to be 80-20 to put the racist on the SCOTUS?

I hate the Republican Party


17 posted on 07/13/2009 11:45:09 AM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: clintonh8r
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18 posted on 07/13/2009 11:46:59 AM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Tublecane

She couldn’t even hold up the EEO Law which is a Democrat boondoggle put into law by LBJ. Those flunkees were affirmative action hires. She’s an affirmative action hire. It’s time to push back against socialism and racial justice disguised as freedom.


19 posted on 07/13/2009 11:47:56 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Stop meddling in the affairs of countries and individuals Obama!)
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To: JSDude1

80% of GOP senators support the racist Sotomayor. Not even 20% of GOP senators support Palin. Go GOP! LOL!


20 posted on 07/13/2009 11:48:32 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Sarah Palin: Sun Tzu of Politics)
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To: JSDude1
Any senator who votes to confirm Sotomayor is voting for legal discrimination against white people. That's all there is to it.
21 posted on 07/13/2009 11:48:33 AM PDT by Perchant
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To: JSDude1

Roberts’ was qualified. She is not. No, you wouldn’t appease me GOP.


23 posted on 07/13/2009 11:49:29 AM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: JSDude1

I’m sick to death of politicians endlessly negotiating greater and lesser evils rather than standing for principle. Spineless on a good day.


24 posted on 07/13/2009 11:49:35 AM PDT by Think free or die ((The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher))
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To: JSDude1
...they would consider it a victory if more than half of the Senate's 40 Republicans voted against her...

Pathetic.

25 posted on 07/13/2009 11:53:03 AM PDT by Grim
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To: anniegetyourgun

Great, we’d decided that we’d settle for a moral victory instead of a real one.

She’s going to be confirmed and we are doomed.


26 posted on 07/13/2009 11:53:18 AM PDT by Hilda
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To: JSDude1
that would signal support to conservatives who oppose Judge Sotomayor without angering Hispanic voters with a wholesale dismissal of her nomination.

How about doing what's RIGHT instead of just covering your ass?

27 posted on 07/13/2009 11:55:16 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: JSDude1
WoW !

I knew the party was bad but this is pathetic.

Here we have an OBVIOUSLY racist activist "judge" , up for the SCOTUS and this is the best they can do ?

God help us

28 posted on 07/13/2009 11:56:19 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Deb

Hey Deb, how’s that RNC Kool-Aid tasting now?


29 posted on 07/13/2009 11:58:27 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: JSDude1

I just threw my Republican Party contribution solicitation into the trash. It could have been worse. The next time I get one in the mail, I’m going to put several bricks into a small cardboard box and tape their Business Reply Envelope neatly on the top of the box and mail it back to them.


30 posted on 07/13/2009 11:59:05 AM PDT by vortigern
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To: Pistolshot
How about doing what's RIGHT instead of just covering your ass?

Anathema in DC and certainly amongst the Senate

31 posted on 07/13/2009 11:59:47 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: JSDude1

All this manuvering baloney.

“We want to oppose but we don’t want to piss off hispanics.”

Take a stand and forget the posturing.


32 posted on 07/13/2009 12:00:30 PM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Hilda

Moral or otherwise, we’ll just have another appointee with the same “racial” rose colored glasses that will be nominated.

It should be 40 no votes, not 20.


33 posted on 07/13/2009 12:00:44 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: JSDude1

The GOP is pointless beyond measure.


34 posted on 07/13/2009 12:04:03 PM PDT by chris37
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To: TADSLOS

ya know, enough is enough....we are screwed until 2012 anyway, so let’s send a message in 2010.....do not vote for or elect to office a single republican...give the democrats 100 percent control of the house and 80 percent control of the senate...we can then dig through the ashes of the destroyed republican party and rebuild it...call it the phoenix party


35 posted on 07/13/2009 12:04:58 PM PDT by joe fonebone (When you ask God for help, sometimes he sends the Marines.)
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To: neodad

well, no republican will get my vote, why even vote anymore, the County recorders Offices have everything rigged anyway, (motor voter, early voting, all democrat minority vote counters working at the offices ) I’m joining sides with the “mccain haters” , let the democrats have everything, then try and rebuild from the ashes


36 posted on 07/13/2009 12:06:27 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Hilda

She’s not replacing Thomas, Scalia, Roberts or Alito. She’s certainly not replacing Kennedy. The decisions of the court probably won’t be affected too much. They don’t have the numbers to avoid confirmation so it’s a moot point.

What is irritating is that the GOP is still playing games. In case they missed it, your “base” hates you right now. Scheming how many votes will bring you applause or temper our attitudes about you only makes it worse. Hispanics that only care about race won’t think better of you for 20 votes against anymore than they would think well of you if all 40 were in favor. Just as their opinions of McCain were not all warm and fuzzy despite leading a charge for amnesty.

Do the right thing and vote her down en masse because she is not qualified. That would be the right thing to do. If the GOP had any remaining principles that is what would happen.


37 posted on 07/13/2009 12:07:47 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: JSDude1

And they wonder why I tell them ‘no money’?

The last few calls I’ve gotten - from both the RNC & McCain - were pretty hostile. When someone wants you to donate, and they start shouting at you...it is a good sign they are hearing the same message over and over.


38 posted on 07/13/2009 12:12:13 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: MikeWUSAF
Pretty good if it's cherry, thanks.

You'll forgive Republicans for holding to the tradition that presidents should have the nominees they want. They actually respect the office. It's the Democrats who abandon all civility and respect because of party politics. It's the Democrats who destroy and maim in the name of diversity.

If you want more conservative justices, elect more conservative presidents.

39 posted on 07/13/2009 12:14:37 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Soul Seeker

It shows these Senators have a dim view of Hispanic voters that they would vote for an unqualified Hispanic woman just because she’s a Hispanic woman, as if the Hispanic voters are too stupid to understand why she’s unqualified.


40 posted on 07/13/2009 12:15:47 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Deb

Then they shouldn’t have “Borked” BORK, let the Dems lose for once..


41 posted on 07/13/2009 12:16:52 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: JSDude1
Are you drunk? The Republicans didn't Bork anyone. And the Dems can't "lose", they have a majority.

Sober up.

42 posted on 07/13/2009 12:20:44 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: dmz
Whooped is whooped any way you look at it. It's telling that even the “fans” discount any chance of winning by just thinking how many points can we score against a division I team. Kinda like we at The Citadel considered it a good show when we only lost to Army 35-27 in 1967.
43 posted on 07/13/2009 12:23:40 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: Deb

What visciousness-no I don’t want her to be torn apart personally (but TOUGH questions would be appreciated, and so WOULD voting agaisnt her enmasse because of her judicial philosophy).


44 posted on 07/13/2009 12:24:54 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: JSDude1

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG THEM?! Since she has said she will judge in an UNCONSTITIONAL MANNER, it should be 40 NO VOTES??!!!!


45 posted on 07/13/2009 12:34:51 PM PDT by MrDem (Monthly Special: Will write OPUS's for Whiners and Crybabies for no charge.)
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To: Deb
And the Dems can't "lose", they have a majority.

WRONG! The GOP could have blocked this by having all committee members vote NAY.

46 posted on 07/13/2009 12:36:39 PM PDT by MrDem (Monthly Special: Will write OPUS's for Whiners and Crybabies for no charge.)
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To: JSDude1
"judicial philosophy" is not supposed to have any bearing on how members vote. Traditionally, if a nominee has the required education and credentials, they should be voted in.

It's the Democrats who started campaigning against qualified Republican nominees only because they were conservative.

Soyomayor couldn't be more Left-wing that Souter, so it's stupid to go to mattresses over a vote they're going to lose anyway.

47 posted on 07/13/2009 12:36:55 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: JSDude1

Sotomayor is a done deal and long has been.


48 posted on 07/13/2009 12:38:00 PM PDT by cranked
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To: JSDude1
Many Republicans said they viewed 23 "no" votes as a benchmark, because that would be one more than Chief Justice John Roberts received in 2005 and would reflect a significant protest vote

Not this Republican. You don't challenge this mental midget and identity politics baffoon from getting on the court, you will pay. And no 23 votes against is not a challenge.

49 posted on 07/13/2009 12:38:32 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Soul Seeker
In case they missed it, your “base” hates you right now. Scheming how many votes will bring you applause or temper our attitudes about you only makes it worse.

I agree. All they seem to stand for anymore is pure politics, and playing this sort of numbers game makes it obvious.
50 posted on 07/13/2009 12:40:10 PM PDT by Hilda
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