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Hatch calls Kagan filibuster 'dirty thing to do'
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Posted on 07/09/2010 9:26:24 PM PDT by Chet 99

Hatch calls Kagan filibuster 'dirty thing to do'

By Eric Zimmermann - 07/01/10 12:19 PM ET

A Republican filibuster of Elena Kagan would be "an unheard of, dirty thing to do," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Thursday.

Hatch, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told ABC News's "Topline" today that his party won't prevent an up-or-down vote on Obama's SCOTUS nominee.

"Republicans aren't going to filibuster her," he said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: commerceclause; freespeech; kagan; obamacare
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1 posted on 07/09/2010 9:26:26 PM PDT by Chet 99
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I guess Hatch has learned nothing from what happened to his RINO buddy Bob Bennett.


2 posted on 07/09/2010 9:27:27 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

There’s no honor among thieves, why should hatch be any different?


3 posted on 07/09/2010 9:28:27 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Chet 99

Do it anyway, or get carried out along with the other trash.


4 posted on 07/09/2010 9:28:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: Chet 99

The GOP U.S. Senate: Still, without any political spine!


5 posted on 07/09/2010 9:28:42 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Chet 99

Gee Orrin you wouldn’t want to be the next former Senator from UTAH would you???

I hate it when they become senile like that!


6 posted on 07/09/2010 9:29:02 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Chet 99

What the hell is he talking about? Not everybody is 25 years old Orrin.


7 posted on 07/09/2010 9:30:11 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Chet 99

But what the Democrats did to Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas wasn’t a dirty thing to do, was it O Ron?


8 posted on 07/09/2010 9:30:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

none. zip, zero. the nost gutless group in my long life. sad.....heck, beyond sad.


9 posted on 07/09/2010 9:31:18 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

The GOP U.S. Senate: Still, without any political spine!

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The GOP is not an opposition party.


10 posted on 07/09/2010 9:33:44 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: Chet 99

What a loser!


11 posted on 07/09/2010 9:33:55 PM PDT by devere
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To: Chet 99

A Republican filibuster of Elena Kagan would be “an unheard of, dirty thing to do,” Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said

“Republicans aren’t going to filibuster her,” he said
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Ah why and why not ???


12 posted on 07/09/2010 9:34:20 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Chet 99

I am probably having a brain cramp, but is it even possible to filibuster a SCOTUS nomination? I thought a simple majority was all they needed.


13 posted on 07/09/2010 9:34:24 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Chet 99

So if Obama nominated the devil himself, it would be a dirty trick for the Republicans to filibuster???? Exactly who ISN”T qualified for the SC, if not Kagan?


14 posted on 07/09/2010 9:34:25 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Chet 99

just another rino wuss.


15 posted on 07/09/2010 9:35:27 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Chet 99
A Republican filibuster of Elena Kagan would be "an unheard of, dirty thing to do," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Thursday.

No, "an unheard of, dirty thing to do" is what this POTUS, and his appointees, are trying to do to this country. We ain't seen "unheard of and dirty" unless they are stopped.

16 posted on 07/09/2010 9:41:29 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Chet 99

if that’s the only way to stop her, do it...


17 posted on 07/09/2010 9:41:58 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Chet 99

it’s not that the filibuster is too dirty for the politicians. Nothing is too low for a politician if the price is right. There is just no money in it.


18 posted on 07/09/2010 9:43:40 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Chet 99

Hatch

Your support of this lying lesbian cow is a ‘dirty thing to do’


19 posted on 07/09/2010 9:44:12 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Chet 99

Hatch

Your support of this lying lesbian cow is a ‘dirty thing to do’


THis woman is not a proper representative for Americans

Even 850 rabbis oppose her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will Hatch call those 850 up and tell them that it is a ‘dirty thing to do’ ??????????????????


20 posted on 07/09/2010 9:46:13 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Chet 99

Hatch is a major part of the problem with the republican party.I would love to see him lose his seat.


21 posted on 07/09/2010 9:47:38 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Chet 99
Yes, a President has a right to nominate justices of his choosing.

What Presidents do NOT have a right to do is nominate justices who are all wee weed up and want to pee on the Constitution. She is NOT qualified by reason of her philosophical outlook.The Senate is not obligated to confirm just because the President nominates.

Hatch, McCain, McConnell and others need to have a reality check. Don't they know a tiny handful of Communist/Fascist,Socialists are intent on tearing down this country and using the Constitution to light the fire?

Nope! Obviously, they don't.

vaudine

22 posted on 07/09/2010 9:49:13 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: vaudine

Hatch, McCain, McConnell and others need to have a reality check. Don’t they know a tiny handful of Communist/Fascist,Socialists are intent on tearing down this country and using the Constitution to light the fire?

Nope! Obviously, they don’t.


What can we do?


23 posted on 07/09/2010 9:52:05 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Chet 99

I say BORK her!


24 posted on 07/09/2010 9:52:16 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Obama never ran even a hot dog stand but now he is running the entire country?)
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To: Chet 99

your next hatch, look at bennett


25 posted on 07/09/2010 9:54:44 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Chet 99
No. Kagan must be filibustered. Borking was dirty, butthanks to the 'Rats Borking is now in play. Sadly, RINOs like Hatch are gutless in defense of the Founding Principles.

Furthermore, after November there needs to be a complete dismantling of the communist scaffolding erected by Obama/Pelosi/Reid.

26 posted on 07/09/2010 9:54:52 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: Chet 99

passing obamacare under budget reconciliation was an even more “dirty” thing to do. no holds are barred in this congess, IMO.


27 posted on 07/09/2010 9:55:23 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie
The Dems, including Obama, filibustered both Justices Roberts and Alito. The filibusters were both defeated.
28 posted on 07/09/2010 9:56:02 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Good night. I expect more respect tomorrow - Danny H (RIP))
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To: Chet 99

Kagan should not only be filibustered, she should be disbarred for the fraud she perpetrated upon the Supreme Court regarding partial birth abortion. Hatch disgusts me.


29 posted on 07/09/2010 9:56:14 PM PDT by elisheba
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To: Chet 99

Orrin, Orrin, Orrin — was it a “clean” thing to do when your dear friend, Teddy Kennedy, filibustered and repudiated and slandered Judge Bork and Justice Thomas?


30 posted on 07/09/2010 9:56:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Chet 99

Yup. Honorable people of Utah - kick this stinking RINO scum to the curb like you did to Bob Bennett.

Bennett was talking up Harry Reid’s chances in Nov. They are all really just Democrats like McCain and Graham-nesty.


31 posted on 07/09/2010 9:57:12 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: Chet 99; abb; writer33

Sound of the rampaging RINO...

what the heck is “Topline”???


32 posted on 07/09/2010 9:58:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Chet 99

Hatch is finished...and he knows it.


33 posted on 07/09/2010 10:01:13 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: Undocumented_capitalist
I say BORK her!

I second that, if you're going to go jelly-spine on this total marxist piece of trash....what the hell are you clowns good for? The Supreme Court is the last firewall against a totalitarian state....in our history...blood has been shed for less.

(and now back to regularly scheduled programing(literally)...the latest on Lindsey Lohan and Lebron James)

....what a moronic/weak country this has become.

34 posted on 07/09/2010 10:06:19 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Chet 99

THIS.

THIS is exactly why we need Rand Paul in the US Senate. Some of you call the Paulites crazy... maybe so, but Crazy enough to STOP this kind of madness!!

Not one of them now is deserving of reelection. ZERO. Spineless. Damnable the whole lot with no remnant.


35 posted on 07/09/2010 10:06:46 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: Chet 99
I can't believe this is the same guy that wrote the forward to the little book called, IIRC, The Second Amendment Primer. What a slug!
36 posted on 07/09/2010 10:08:11 PM PDT by Studebaker Hawk (It's said these geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassie)
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To: elisheba

Exactly.

Lies are her native tongue. There’s no way she can be trusted.


37 posted on 07/09/2010 10:08:33 PM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: vaudine

YES THEY KNOW!!

Don’t YOU know that there is not ONE Conservative in the entire US Senate. Zero. NO ONE WILL Do this. It only takes one to make the others uncomfortable or unable to vote to END the filibusterer. And we do NOT have one. All of them, the entire GOP in the entire US Senate is to the far left of the party and some of them to the center of the Democrats.


38 posted on 07/09/2010 10:12:06 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: Chet 99

Orinn’s just another full of himself fellow traveler.


39 posted on 07/09/2010 10:13:12 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: lewislynn

*Facepalm*


40 posted on 07/09/2010 10:16:41 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: Chet 99

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is a dirty, stinking RINO.
I have a hard time even looking at him, much less listen to his dribble.


41 posted on 07/09/2010 10:17:51 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: LucyJo

Forgivs poor Orrin, he still grieves over Teddy, his bestest pal.


42 posted on 07/09/2010 10:18:37 PM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: steelyourfaith
...Borking was dirty, butthanks to the 'Rats Borking is now in play....

I thought 'Borking' only works when the MSM is carrying your water - and broadcasting slander and innuendos non-stop.
Obviously the Republicans (or RINOs) don't have this 'tool' in their toolkit... But that aside, I agree with you that the Republican Senators need to grow a spine and fight this abominable selection for the Supreme Court. They can't 'Bork' (since they don't have the subversive 5th Column Media in the wings) - but they can still fight for the Country. If they have any guts.

43 posted on 07/09/2010 10:19:35 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Chet 99

Pathetic excuse of a human being. This jack-ass is supposed to be a social a conservative?! And he can’t stand up for the most important of issues.


44 posted on 07/09/2010 10:20:21 PM PDT by Tempest (I give up)
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To: JohnBrowdie
is it even possible to filibuster a SCOTUS nomination? I thought a simple majority was all they needed.

IIRC the cloture rule in the Senate requires a 60% vote to stop a filibuster.

45 posted on 07/09/2010 10:24:22 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Studebaker Hawk

Hatch was soft on the impeachment of Clinton as well. I believe that the Clinton/FBI files had some dirt on him.


46 posted on 07/09/2010 10:24:40 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Chet 99

Let me see. The Dims sneak in Donald Berwick without even the slightest mention on who the guy even is and it’s the gutless Sen. Hatch who is on his knees promising to not be “dirty”.

The Rats have to be laughing their ***es off in the fact that they can again and again roll over the Rhinos with not as much as a whimper.

Actually, I take that back. A whimper would be a strong message coming from this group. What we actually get is Repubes tripping over themselves in promising to let every unqualified, radical appointee sail right through. Doesn’t matter who the nominee is because we get the GOP’s now standard CYA “Elections have consequences” BS.

Gutless. That’s the kindest description I have for senators like Hatch and his band of merry Rinos.


47 posted on 07/09/2010 10:25:01 PM PDT by Nasher ("0bama: On the job since Day 1" - Malia & Sasha)
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To: Tempest

Hatch was the only one in my mind worth saving. IMHO throw him under the bus with the rest of them mccain and graham and all of them clean out the old folks home and send them all packing Term Limits whetther its voted on or not up and out period...............


48 posted on 07/09/2010 10:27:30 PM PDT by straps (Its time for people to take responsibilty for there mistakes!)
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To: Tempest

Hatch was the only one in my mind worth saving. IMHO throw him under the bus with the rest of them mccain and graham and all of them clean out the old folks home and send them all packing Term Limits whetther its voted on or not up and out period...............


49 posted on 07/09/2010 10:27:39 PM PDT by straps (Its time for people to take responsibilty for there mistakes!)
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To: Tempest

Hatch was the only one in my mind worth saving. IMHO throw him under the bus with the rest of them mccain and graham and all of them clean out the old folks home and send them all packing Term Limits whetther its voted on or not up and out period...............


50 posted on 07/09/2010 10:27:42 PM PDT by straps (Its time for people to take responsibilty for there mistakes!)
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