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Sessions: GOP Won't Block Vote on Sotomayor Nomination
The Washington Post ^ | July 16, 2009 | Robert Barnes, Amy Goldstein, and Paul Kane

Posted on 07/16/2009 1:40:15 PM PDT by EveningStar

Judge Sonia Sotomayor ended four days of testimony this afternoon with prospects of rapid confirmation to the Supreme Court improved, as a conservative Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee edged toward endorsing her and the panel's ranking Republican said the GOP would not block a vote on her nomination.

Shortly before the committee concluded its questioning of Sotomayor, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the panel's senior GOP member, told Sotomayor he would "look forward to you getting that vote" by the time the Senate takes its annual summer break, slated to begin Aug. 7.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 111th; jeffsessions; scotus; sessions; soniasotomayor; sotomayor
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1 posted on 07/16/2009 1:40:15 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Of course not, wouldn't want to take weeks to push her through unlike all of bush's nominees.. I really.. its just sickening that they get away with this,,,
2 posted on 07/16/2009 1:41:45 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: EveningStar

RIP GOP. It was great knowing you


3 posted on 07/16/2009 1:42:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EveningStar
Dog bites man story.

As I've been asking for weeks on end: What are we going to do after we get government-run healthcare, immigration "reform," EFCA, ENDA, hate crimes, cap-n-trade, etc.?

4 posted on 07/16/2009 1:43:18 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: EveningStar

Gee. What’s the point of voting GOP again?


5 posted on 07/16/2009 1:43:24 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: EveningStar

Then what good are they?


6 posted on 07/16/2009 1:43:48 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: EveningStar

As we all know, this was exactly what we thought it was, a nice little dog and jackazz show.

Waste of time.


7 posted on 07/16/2009 1:43:55 PM 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: EveningStar

Its not an election year and we conservatives are stupid


8 posted on 07/16/2009 1:44:07 PM PDT by GeronL (UnitedCitizen.Blogspot.Com --------- United Citizens Nation! ------------- Join Today!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

SJB’s Satanic Verses:

“Change you can believe in”

“Audacity of hope”


9 posted on 07/16/2009 1:45:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

As I’ve been asking for weeks on end: What are we going to do after we get government-run healthcare, immigration “reform,” EFCA, ENDA, hate crimes, cap-n-trade, etc.?

Arrested.


10 posted on 07/16/2009 1:45:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They were too scared to even mention her La Raza membership.

No Chamber for Frightened Old Men

They all need to resign. Every last one of them.


11 posted on 07/16/2009 1:45:40 PM PDT by GeronL (UnitedCitizen.Blogspot.Com --------- United Citizens Nation! ------------- Join Today!)
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To: EveningStar
the panel's ranking Republican said the GOP would not block a vote on her nomination.

Um, WHY NOT?

12 posted on 07/16/2009 1:45:44 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: pnh102
The judges were the reason we were supposed to vote GOP.

so much for that crap

13 posted on 07/16/2009 1:46:34 PM PDT by GeronL (UnitedCitizen.Blogspot.Com --------- United Citizens Nation! ------------- Join Today!)
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To: EveningStar

why are white “republican” politicians such cowards?

If sessions had just stood up and said “I’m going to do everything in my power to try and stop the confirmation of a racist who wants to rewrite the Constitution” he would have been a new STAR in the party.

As it stands, he’s no better than Jim Jeffords


14 posted on 07/16/2009 1:47:25 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: SamuraiScot

they skeered of being called racist. They never even asked her about La Raza, she’s a member. They too skeered.


15 posted on 07/16/2009 1:47:31 PM PDT by GeronL (UnitedCitizen.Blogspot.Com --------- United Citizens Nation! ------------- Join Today!)
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To: EveningStar
Sessions was great during the hearings. The GOP can't stop the nomination, so why bother holding it up with maneuvers that everyone knows will be turned into ‘the GOP hates Hispanics’ propaganda, and which the tone-deaf and ineffectual GOP will be unable to effectively counter. It's better to go for a straight patty line vote and make our feelings about allowing this unqualified bigot onto the Supreme Court.
16 posted on 07/16/2009 1:48:02 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: GeronL

WHAT THE F%$# IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE???!!!!!

You know what? I am boycotting anything and everything that I even think is related to a liberal cause.

Call TODAY and cancel your papers, tell GM that they’ll never sell another car, turn off the TV, and DO NOT BUY from any advertiser that spends money with them!

The GOP is pure s&%t!!!!


17 posted on 07/16/2009 1:48:06 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: tet68
I'll be there by your side. It's coming to that.

There are very few of us though. Most are still deluded, or think we're just "in a cycle," or are busy calling their reps/senators.

18 posted on 07/16/2009 1:48:21 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: EveningStar

Someone on another thread explained that she may not be as bad as many others Obama could name. It is likely that one of the other leftie SCOTUS justices will be forced to step down before the 2010 elections; so that it is better to have let her, a relative moderate, pass through with a little Senate spanking than to risk the resentful jackboot of a more leftist re-nomination.


19 posted on 07/16/2009 1:49:08 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ( Jim Thompson for President.)
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To: wilco200

...then again, I like your formulation even better.


20 posted on 07/16/2009 1:49:42 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

did they just get really stupid?


21 posted on 07/16/2009 1:50:00 PM PDT by rahbert ("...but Rush....but Rush...")
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To: wilco200

That would have been great. But since he chose the path he did, he maybe picked up two votes but lost so many more.

Really time to purge the GOP or just form another party.

Its one party with two logos.


22 posted on 07/16/2009 1:50:19 PM 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: EveningStar

I’m not surprised. Sessions also voted to confirm Eric Holder.


23 posted on 07/16/2009 1:50:34 PM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: VicVega

No...they don’t have “two” of anything!


24 posted on 07/16/2009 1:51:09 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
RIP GOP.

They are SO pathetic it would be an embarrassment to be associated with them.

They must, for some unknown reason, think they are doing something that I'll approve of since my phone has been ringing off the wall every evening with their solicitations. I just tell them that I would sooner donate to the Democrats as to give $ to them since the Democrats stab me in the front, not the back.

25 posted on 07/16/2009 1:52:08 PM PDT by penowa
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To: americanophile

“The GOP can’t stop the nomination, so why bother holding it up..”

Simple.

You remember that thing we had about 30 years ago called the Korean conflict? And how we failed to achieve victory? How come we didn’t cross the 38th parallel and push those rice-eaters back to the Great Wall of China?

Then take the f*ing wall apart brick by brick and nuke them back into the f*ing stone age forever?

Tell me why! How come? Say it! Say it!

All right. I’ll say it. ‘Cause Truman was too much of a *pussy wimp* to let MacArthur go in there and blow out those Commie bastards!

Sorry I got a little carried away :)


26 posted on 07/16/2009 1:52:38 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: EveningStar

Sounds like it time for Alabama to Retire another senator.


27 posted on 07/16/2009 1:53:03 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: EveningStar
DO NOT SEND THE GOP ANOTHER PENNY! Why keep funding these wimpy fools. They are worthless and we need to focus on a conservative political alternative.
28 posted on 07/16/2009 1:53:56 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: EveningStar

Sell out. Another tainted hearing.


29 posted on 07/16/2009 1:54:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: EveningStar

Not the nominee worth blocking. A lib (Souter) for a lib (Sotomayor).


30 posted on 07/16/2009 1:55:07 PM PDT by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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To: americanophile
The GOP can't stop the nomination

You have just summarized the problem.

The Supreme Court is critical to freedom. Once it falls to the Left, America, as we know it will quickly be destroyed and with life terms, they will long outlast this and the next few administrations. This was the battle and the GOP didn;t even bother to fight. Screw them.

NOT ONE MORE PENNY TO THESE FOOLS. CUT THEM OFF!!!!!

31 posted on 07/16/2009 1:56:55 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: EveningStar
Just a tacit admission that they didn't have the votes to stop her nomination. They don't even have the votes to filibuster (not that they'd have the courage to do that under any circumstances anyway).

IMO, the only possible value to dragging this inevitable confirmation out is to provide the people a teachable moment. The Republicans have decided not to do this, either.

I know I'll draw fire for this, but 0 was elected, and under the constitution he has the right to nominate who he wants for the SC, unless they are clearly unfit. Senate advice and consent was meant by the founders to determine fitness, not reject on the basis of ideological differences. That's why Dems were wrong to derail Bork, Estrada, almost derail Thomas, et. al., and it would be equally wrong for Reps, if they could, to derail Sotomayor on the same basis.

This is just replacing a lib with another lib. Doesn't change the makeup of the SC at all. Frankly, at this moment in time, Republicans have a lot more important things to do than obstruct this nomination: namely, continue to educate everyone on what kind of socialist hellhole "paradise" 0 is trying his best to turn us into ASAP. I for one would rather see them stay focused on this big picture.

32 posted on 07/16/2009 1:57:04 PM PDT by Emile ("In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind" -- Louis Pasteur)
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To: americanophile

No, the GOP is skipping the first battle line.

That is, the seven GOP members can block this nomination by all voting no to release the nominee for a vote. To release a name requires one yes vote from the minority party.

If they stuck together and did that,Sotomayor would not get a vote. Gee, just like some of Bush’s nominees.

Then the Dems would change the rules of the Committee. So what? They are bullies, they will change the rules until they get the result they want.

But that doesn’t mean we should just give them what they want.

In eight years of Bush’s Presidency the Dems fought EVERY DAY for their side, constantly forcing issues.

The GOP just rolls over and expects us to pull the lever for them.

It is the job of Committee to only allow qualified nominees to get to a full vote.

Sotomayor is not qualified, not even for her present job.

If this horrible nominee can lie, dissemble, show herself to be a mental midget and still get a full vote, what is the point of any Republican showing up?

If the roles were reversed, no Dem would hesitate to vote no and bottle up her name in Committee.

The GOP better reach down and find their balls, because in six weeks there won’t be an America and the GOP will REALLY be irrelevant.


33 posted on 07/16/2009 1:57:43 PM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: EveningStar

GOP leadership is looking for their gonads with both hands and a mirror and finding nothing!!! They’re eunuchs; impotent and disgusting.


34 posted on 07/16/2009 1:57:44 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: GeronL
They were too scared to even mention her La Raza membership. No Chamber for Frightened Old Men They all need to resign. Every last one of them.

I agree.

This woman is a racist, a bigot, and not much of a lawyer. Then again, so is the nominator...

35 posted on 07/16/2009 1:57:45 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: EveningStar

I thought she would probably end up getting 69 votes for confirmation, but after this nonsense from Sessions, I think the number will be closer to 89.

Is there not one conservative and patriot remaining among the Republicans in the Senate?


36 posted on 07/16/2009 1:57:58 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: EveningStar
The disadvantage of having someone like Sotomayor on the USSC is she is so terribly stupid and could probably do harm.

At the same time she's a one-woman show for advocates of some serious USSC reform ~

Odds are good Ruthy is going to poison her morning coffee first thing though.

37 posted on 07/16/2009 1:58:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: wilco200
No you didn't you are absolutely correct. The Left understands scorched Earth and how to win. The GOP are pussies. NOT ONE MORE PENNY FOR THESE FOOLS!
38 posted on 07/16/2009 1:58:33 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: muawiyah
could probably do harm.

Will absolutely do harm. Remember Roe v. Wade? How much harm has that one decision cost the USA?

39 posted on 07/16/2009 1:59:24 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: EveningStar

And I thought little Jeff Session had a set of testacles.

Maybe he did once upon a time, but I think too many years of wearing tight pants made by Democrats has taken them away.

Either conservatives need to push maggots like the GOP Judiciary queens out of office, or go off and start our own party.

I think I have to go now. I have to compose that letter to the GOP in response to the 223rd solicitiation from them for contributions.

From now on only conservatives and the NRA get my money.


40 posted on 07/16/2009 1:59:39 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: my small voice
WHAT THE F%$# IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE???!!!!! You know what? I am boycotting anything and everything that I even think is related to a liberal cause. Call TODAY and cancel your papers, tell GM that they’ll never sell another car, turn off the TV, and DO NOT BUY from any advertiser that spends money with them! The GOP is pure s&%t!!!!

Respectfully, comrade... most of us here did these things months ago. Please hurry.

41 posted on 07/16/2009 2:00:39 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

She’s replacing Souter. Her abusive nature and brutish stupidity couldn’t be worse than him.


42 posted on 07/16/2009 2:00:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: EveningStar

I would vote against her for one reason. The current president voted against clearly qualified candidates for ideological reasons. Why not do the same to his nominees? And I would announce it loudly.


43 posted on 07/16/2009 2:02:23 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun
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To: EveningStar

Way to go republicans. Stand up for the nation and our liberties! PUSSES!!


44 posted on 07/16/2009 2:02:50 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: muawiyah
Odds are good Ruthy is going to poison her morning coffee first thing though.

Justice Ginsberg is very ill with cancer. Sotomayor II is coming very soon. Obama has the ability to destroy America through an activist court unlike anything we have seen in our history. This is why the GOP needed to fight. This is why the GOP are a bunch of socialist idiots (useful or actual).

45 posted on 07/16/2009 2:03:44 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: muawiyah
The GOP set the bar really low for the next Obama nominee. This is a disaster. I'm done with the GOP. They have failed America. They have failed the people of this country and they have failed the world who used to look to us for freedom.

It is time to seriously consider secession before we are all enslaved by this socialist nightmare.

46 posted on 07/16/2009 2:06:10 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: pnh102
Gee. What’s the point of voting GOP again?

Are you nuts? WOW, what kind of conservative wouldn't want to watch their own party piddle away our rights and freedoms by playing the bi-partisan/PC game? /sarc

Of course, a second answer to your question would be...

So they can continue to be the sniveling, graveling, spineless cowards they are.

47 posted on 07/16/2009 2:07:25 PM PDT by Kitsunebi
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To: americanophile

>>The GOP can’t stop the nomination

One of the indicators of character is how hard you fight, even when you know that you’re going to lose. The GOP is as good as dead. Libs won’t vote for them, no matter how far to the left they go and Conservatives are sickened by their weakness.

They have nothing to lose by fighting and everything to gain, but they’d rather “get along” with the party that is destroying America.

I can’t wait for that next phone call from them!


48 posted on 07/16/2009 2:07:53 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: EveningStar
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49 posted on 07/16/2009 2:11:00 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: EveningStar
What is the Matter with these whoosh's??
50 posted on 07/16/2009 2:13:29 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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