Skip to comments.Sessions: GOP Won't Block Vote on Sotomayor Nomination
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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RIP GOP. It was great knowing you
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.?
Gee. What’s the point of voting GOP again?
Then what good are they?
As we all know, this was exactly what we thought it was, a nice little dog and jackazz show.
Waste of time.
Its not an election year and we conservatives are stupid
SJB’s Satanic Verses:
“Change you can believe in”
“Audacity of hope”
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.?
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.
Um, WHY NOT?
so much for that crap
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
they skeered of being called racist. They never even asked her about La Raza, she’s a member. They too skeered.
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!!!!
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.
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.
...then again, I like your formulation even better.
did they just get really stupid?
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.
I’m not surprised. Sessions also voted to confirm Eric Holder.
No...they don’t have “two” of anything!
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.
“The GOP can’t stop the nomination, so why bother holding it up..”
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 :)
Sounds like it time for Alabama to Retire another senator.
Sell out. Another tainted hearing.
Not the nominee worth blocking. A lib (Souter) for a lib (Sotomayor).
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!!!!!
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.
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.
GOP leadership is looking for their gonads with both hands and a mirror and finding nothing!!! They’re eunuchs; impotent and disgusting.
This woman is a racist, a bigot, and not much of a lawyer. Then again, so is the nominator...
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?
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.
Will absolutely do harm. Remember Roe v. Wade? How much harm has that one decision cost the USA?
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.
Respectfully, comrade... most of us here did these things months ago. Please hurry.
She’s replacing Souter. Her abusive nature and brutish stupidity couldn’t be worse than him.
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.
Way to go republicans. Stand up for the nation and our liberties! PUSSES!!
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).
It is time to seriously consider secession before we are all enslaved by this socialist nightmare.
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.
>>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!