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Sen. Shelby puts hold on all Obama nominees
the hill ^ | 2/4 | jordan fabian

Posted on 02/05/2010 8:22:51 AM PST by RummyChick

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on Thursday placed a blanket hold on all of President Barack Obama's nominees before the Senate, according to the office of Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Shelby's holds mean that the Senate cannot vote on a nominee unless the hold is broken using a cloture vote that requires 60 senators or if the senator lifts the hold.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; hold; obama; shelby
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1 posted on 02/05/2010 8:22:51 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Repubs are growing spines?


2 posted on 02/05/2010 8:23:50 AM PST by jazminerose
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To: RummyChick

Wonder what brought this on?


3 posted on 02/05/2010 8:25:03 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money" Lady Thatcher)
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To: jazminerose

wow!


4 posted on 02/05/2010 8:25:46 AM PST by rrrod
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To: RummyChick

YAY!


5 posted on 02/05/2010 8:26:03 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: RummyChick

Good. Max attack now. Shelby had buddies in the NSA and talked about the BC before. Come one Senator - do your duty.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 8:26:03 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: jazminerose

another shelby moment
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/79943-dodd-to-move-forward-alone-talks-with-shelby-at-impasse


7 posted on 02/05/2010 8:26:36 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: MNJohnnie
Wonder what brought this on?

Brought to you by the Number 41.

8 posted on 02/05/2010 8:26:52 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: RummyChick

heheheheh


9 posted on 02/05/2010 8:26:58 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: RummyChick

Ugh, that is going to sting a bit. Nice move, Sen. Shelby.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 8:27:25 AM PST by cranked
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To: RummyChick
Go Sen. Richard Shelby!
This is probably a tactical move in preparation for a NASA Manned Space Program defunding fight.
Alabama has lots of NASA related job in jeopardy.
11 posted on 02/05/2010 8:28:57 AM PST by J Edgar
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To: jazminerose
These are made of cast iron.

(expedite delivery to republicans in the senate and congress)


12 posted on 02/05/2010 8:30:03 AM PST by Iron Munro (God is great, Beer is good, People are crazy)
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To: Lurker
Brought to you by the Number 41.

ROFL!

13 posted on 02/05/2010 8:30:09 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money" Lady Thatcher)
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To: Lurker
Brought to you by the Number 41.

Yep. It sure would be a shame to waste the advantage they now have.

14 posted on 02/05/2010 8:30:24 AM PST by jersey117
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To: RummyChick
‘bout time we served them with their own CRAP. Good...I hope they put these Marxists in a straight jacket for the next 3 years.
15 posted on 02/05/2010 8:30:38 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: J Edgar

it’s worth reading the article..he is upset over two things right now...an FBI center funding and a deal over building tankers in his state.


16 posted on 02/05/2010 8:30:51 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Never gonna happen now. Obama can of course make recess appointments but he shouldn't count on any Senate confirmation votes any time soon. The magic number is 60. Whoo hoo!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

17 posted on 02/05/2010 8:33:42 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: RummyChick
Its parochial of course but any thing that keeps radical activists out of the federal government is fine by me!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

18 posted on 02/05/2010 8:35:03 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MNJohnnie

Read the article - he’s pissed that Boeing might get the tanker deal (which of course means a US company will be building the planes).


19 posted on 02/05/2010 8:37:39 AM PST by stormer
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To: RummyChick

Not thrilled with his reasons (pork spending not going his way), but I am glad that none of zero’s nominations will go through so easily.

There’s no spine here - just another political whore trying to save his own job.


20 posted on 02/05/2010 8:39:21 AM PST by iceskater (The "public option" in government run health care means no option at all.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Maybe the Republicans in the Senate just got fed up with Obama trying to ram through his nominees and holding up Brown’s seating to do it.

Evidently, Obama has a guy nominated for TSA who is even further left than the first nominee and he wanted him voted on before Brown got seated.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 8:40:04 AM PST by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: stormer
The Democrats' idea of bipartisanship is to screw the GOP over. Good to see they're getting paid back for it now.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

22 posted on 02/05/2010 8:40:16 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 1-Eagle; 131st Scout; 2CAVTrooper; 65superhawk; 6Covs; A.P.M.; adkinsjohnnie; Alabama Mutt; ...
Good move by Sen. Shelby!

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23 posted on 02/05/2010 8:43:03 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: RummyChick

Thank you Senator Shelby....I hope this sticks....


24 posted on 02/05/2010 8:43:41 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: All

its nice to see the Rs are growing a set.


25 posted on 02/05/2010 8:44:23 AM PST by wheninthecourse
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To: Eva

Don’t get too excited. He’s just trying to save porkulous for his own state - and thus, his job.

This move has got nothing to do with growing a spine or a set of brass ones. I despair of the R’s ever really ‘getting’ it. As soon as some issue comes up that the R’s think will make them ‘look’ bad if they take the conservative position, they’ll cave like they always do.


26 posted on 02/05/2010 8:44:29 AM PST by iceskater (The "public option" in government run health care means no option at all.)
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To: RummyChick

My bad, I didn’t read the whole article.


27 posted on 02/05/2010 8:45:20 AM PST by J Edgar
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To: J Edgar

Yes,it’s not good to heap praise on any Republican.


28 posted on 02/05/2010 8:51:43 AM PST by BARLF
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To: MNJohnnie

Maybe more information will be forthcoming. But the Republicans have to be steamed about Kirk being allowed to vote after he was no longer legally a Senator.


29 posted on 02/05/2010 8:52:39 AM PST by Enterprise (Hey Obama - "We won.")
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To: iceskater

Hey, the Dems have Snowe, Collins, Graham, McCain and a few others.


30 posted on 02/05/2010 9:01:54 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: RummyChick

Now this is the way you do it! Keep that slate of radicals on hold till Nov.


31 posted on 02/05/2010 9:02:58 AM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: RummyChick

I’m sure the MSM will treat this EXACTLY like they did when the tables were turned.


32 posted on 02/05/2010 9:10:50 AM PST by lacrew (Barack Obama is always the least experienced most condescending guy in the room. (Rush))
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To: RummyChick

Let’s hear it for Senator Shelby.

Hip, Hip, Hooray!

No more insane radical appointments.


33 posted on 02/05/2010 9:10:54 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Iron Munro

are those cannon balls or Acai berries? Hard to tell from this photo


34 posted on 02/05/2010 9:16:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MNJohnnie

From later in the article:

Shelby applied the holds because of a dispute over a contract to build Air Force refueling tankers. The original deal was awarded to Northrop Grumman, which would have constructed the planes in Mobile, Ala.
But Boeing protested the award to the Government Accountability Office, which negated the deal in a report that faulted the Pentagon’s selection process.

The Pentagon then reopened the competition, but Northrop has argued that it has given Boeing an unfair advantage in that process by disclosing price information to Boeing. It has threatened to pull out of the competition, and has been conducting a lobbying and public-relations campaign criticizing the competition.

Though holds on nominees are commonly used to protest unrelated issues, blanket holds occur less frequently and affect a wider swath of nominees before the Senate.

The Defense Department “must recognize” that the tanker deal “needs to be significantly and substantively changed,” Shelby spokesman Jonathan Graffeo said in a statement.

Shelby is also not happy with the Obama administration’s decision to hold back funding for an FBI facility in Alabama dedicated to research on explosives used by terrorists.


35 posted on 02/05/2010 9:20:07 AM PST by fours
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To: Lurker

They are all 41 now.


36 posted on 02/05/2010 9:24:26 AM PST by maxter (Ignorance is not bliss, it is devastating, and we are witnessing some of the fruits of it.)
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To: Lurker; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ..
Wonder what brought this on?

Brought to you by the Number 41.

You got it, Lurker! WOO HOO!

Image above courtesy of FReeper STARWISE.

37 posted on 02/05/2010 9:29:47 AM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: MNJohnnie

Earmarks for his state. He is insisting the RFP for a big contract be tweaked so Airbus can win it, thereby giving his state the ability to make the parts. A huge boon for his state. Will any Republicans come out against this earmark grab before the Dems do? It would be smart politics for them to do so. There’s also a 2nd earmark he wants for his state but I forget what it is.


38 posted on 02/05/2010 9:33:43 AM PST by BobMV
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To: RummyChick

The only better United States Senator is Jeff Sessions, and ALABAMA’s got them both. Roll Tide, and even (very reluctantly) War Eagle.


39 posted on 02/05/2010 9:36:03 AM PST by chesley (Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
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To: nutmeg

So many people are looking for the current day founding fathers.

I love this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfRaWAtBVg


40 posted on 02/05/2010 9:43:17 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: nutmeg

Love that pic!! Needs Patriot & Red Sox stickers on the truck....just a suggestion-—luv it anyway!!

SZQ


41 posted on 02/05/2010 9:43:33 AM PST by homegroan (ILLIGITIMA NON CARBORUNDUM!!)
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To: bamahead

Rammer Jammer...


42 posted on 02/05/2010 9:52:19 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: J Edgar

exactly


43 posted on 02/05/2010 9:53:20 AM PST by EmilyGeiger (Our constitution was written so that we could have equal opportunity, not equal results.)
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To: monkapotamus

HEY MONK go on ping 37 LOL!


44 posted on 02/05/2010 10:02:39 AM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: jazminerose

More like ‘nads.


45 posted on 02/05/2010 10:02:51 AM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: nutmeg; maggief; STARWISE; hoosiermama; Liz; SE Mom

46 posted on 02/05/2010 10:03:31 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: RummyChick

LXI!


47 posted on 02/05/2010 10:04:46 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw

Ooops — I meant XLI, or in the real historical form: XXXXI.


48 posted on 02/05/2010 10:05:56 AM PST by bvw
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To: RummyChick; All

The biggest battle of the month is not even being widely reported: the nomination of radical union lawyer Craig Becker to the NLRB. Scott Brown has said he does not know how he will vote on Becker’s cloture. It is critical people call his office at 202-224-4543 and tell him to support the fillibuster. Becker wrote a paper wherein he shows how the NLRB could give unions huge power just rhough regulation: without a single piece of legislation being passed. This anti-democratic radical mjust be stopped.


49 posted on 02/05/2010 10:09:10 AM PST by montag813
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