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Senate Approves Former Planned Parenthood Director as Judge (McCain leads RINOs for infanticide)
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Posted on 05/09/2011 2:23:49 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

The U.S. Senate today overcame a Republican filibuster and approved a former Planned Parenthood abortion business director, John McConnell, as a federal judge in Rhode Island.

Senators voted 63-33 to surpass the 60-vote threshold necessary to stop the filibuster and approve the nomination of McConnell’s nomination to the District Court for the District of Rhode Island. his nomination previously cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee recently on a party-line 11-7 vote.

Senate Republicans joining all Democrats to end debate included Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins of Maine, Lyndsey Graham of South Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mark Kirk of Illinois, John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Olympia Snowe of Maine, and John Thune of South Dakota.

McConnell was confirmed on party lines in a 50-44 vote afterwards.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Arizona; US: Georgia; US: Illinois; US: Maine; US: Massachusetts; US: Rhode Island; US: South Carolina; US: South Dakota
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1 posted on 05/09/2011 2:24:05 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: DoughtyOne; AuntB; calcowgirl; Liz; Bokababe; indylindy; Kimberly GG; Avoiding_Sulla; upchuck; ...
The U.S. Senate today overcame a Republican filibuster and approved a former Planned Parenthood abortion business director, John McConnell, as a federal judge in Rhode Island...Senate Republicans joining all Democrats to end debate included Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins of Maine, Lyndsey Graham of South Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mark Kirk of Illinois, John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Olympia Snowe of Maine, and John Thune of South Dakota.

FUJM!!!

2 posted on 05/09/2011 2:29:57 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Evil sons of b@tches all of them!


3 posted on 05/09/2011 2:33:08 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: rabscuttle385

mcain is so stupid, he seem to think the process is simply to rubber stamp anyone the president pick. If a judge don’t understand the constitution then he’s not qualified. It got nothing to do with ideology. MCcain seem to think if that liberal president should be able to pick liberal judges and Senators have no say


4 posted on 05/09/2011 2:40:36 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: rabscuttle385

FUJM


5 posted on 05/09/2011 2:46:38 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: rabscuttle385

John Thune?!

Now the Hussein Cult has another Sacrament of Death adherent in a seat of power.

Congratulations, liberal Republicans. You’ve again endorsed someone who relishes the destruction of unborn children.


6 posted on 05/09/2011 2:48:11 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: rabscuttle385
How did McCain become the Republican nominee?

What happened to Thune? Did he get Potomac fever?

Others like Snowe, Collins, Brown and Graham fall under the "usual suspects."

7 posted on 05/09/2011 2:49:14 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: poobear

where was Orrian hatch? He’s the guy that escorted Ginsburg into the chambers back in the 90’s.


8 posted on 05/09/2011 2:51:49 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: rabscuttle385

McScum and your usual list of RINO filth, understandable. But Thune?!!!!


9 posted on 05/09/2011 2:55:12 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: newzjunkey

I have a feeling that Thune is going to be absolutely excoriated for this knife-in-the-back through thousands of phone calls and e-mails in the coming weeks. Hopefully, he’s replaced by a conservative in the next election.


10 posted on 05/09/2011 3:02:43 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: 4rcane; rabscuttle385

>>> MCcain seem to think if that liberal president should be able to pick liberal judges and Senators have no say

You sound just like Harry Reid justifying the arbitrary blocking of republican judicial nominees.

McCain on the other hand said then, and seems to say now, that nominees are entitled to a floor vote. Since it was a party line vote I note it’s glossed over by Op, as always in these howler monkey threads, that McCain and the others voted against confirmation.

When it was Bush nominees being blocked it was our position they were entitled to an up/down vote. Who is being consistent on a principle. And who is hypocritical ?


11 posted on 05/09/2011 3:14:23 AM PDT by tlb
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To: fwdude

Sounds like they need replacing!!!


12 posted on 05/09/2011 3:15:57 AM PDT by GregB (Mr Singleton I presume?)
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To: tlb

The Dems didn’t give them an up/down vote. Why should we give them what they weren’t civil enough to give us?

Screw them, make them pay.


13 posted on 05/09/2011 3:31:52 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Target these RINOS!!
RINO HUNT RINO HUNT RINO HUNT!!!!


14 posted on 05/09/2011 3:45:00 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Flintlock

With the current crop of RINOs even if the Republicans do win a majority in the senate next year it will be a hollow victory. The trouble is that, just like McCain, they will be very hard to knock off.


15 posted on 05/09/2011 4:08:17 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: tlb

Having a vote and voting for the person are two different thing. Mccain allow the vote and then vote for the person as well


16 posted on 05/09/2011 4:33:15 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: rabscuttle385

And his Robin Lyndsey Graham.


17 posted on 05/09/2011 4:44:53 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: rabscuttle385

Socialists every one, I tire of the name RINO because it misleads people as to who they really are, socialists.


18 posted on 05/09/2011 4:46:42 AM PDT by stockpirate (If republicans vote for socialism, support socialists, they're socialists..Ich bin ein Paliner)
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To: fwdude
thune and cochran have both joined the liberals... they have always been liberal but until obama... they lied about themselves. Believe your eyes and not the lie.

LLS

19 posted on 05/09/2011 4:47:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: tlb
It is hypocritical to destroy the Constitution that you swore to uphold. Principle that destroys the foundation of all Liberties and the Chains that bind the government are worthless... just like those that vote for the left on “principle”.

LLS

20 posted on 05/09/2011 4:50:43 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: Russ

mccain has dropped to an approval in Arizona that is in the mid 30’s... heard it on Fox yesterday.

LLS


21 posted on 05/09/2011 4:51:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: 4rcane

>>> Mccain allow the vote and then vote for the person as well

No, he did not.

Nomination Description: John J. McConnell, Jr., of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island

Vote Counts: YEAs 50
NAYs 44
Not Voting 5

McCain (R-AZ), Nay
Brown (R-MA), Nay
Collins (R-ME), Nay
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Kirk (R-IL), Nay
Murkowski (R-AK), Nay

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00066

Though I can understand how reading Op’s summary would mislead you on the question. Which seems to be his point. Has been for years.


22 posted on 05/09/2011 5:09:51 AM PDT by tlb
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To: rabscuttle385


Doh!

23 posted on 05/09/2011 5:17:36 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: tlb
I never agreed with that standard.

The judges should all run the gauntlet of abuse ~ and those who are weak and seek political succor from their friends in the Senate should be the first to be dismissed.

One of the problems we have with the federal judiciary is entirely too many sociopaths get put into place as judges ~ the feeling being that sociopaths are demonstrating judicial temperament. I suppose you can do that for a while but if it's not backed up with some quick way of removing them from the bench next thing you know you have a bunch of very dangerous people up there ~ and that's where we are at.

For example, NO person in the management of Planned Parenthood can ever be thought of by anyone as anything other than a sociopath, and a particularly dangerous one. Why would you nominate someone like that? Why would you vote for someone like that?

Blechhh.

24 posted on 05/09/2011 6:13:12 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 4rcane

read my tagline so you will have a better understanding of the process.


25 posted on 05/09/2011 6:46:10 AM PDT by stockpirate (If republicans vote for socialism, support socialists, they're socialists..Ich bin ein Paliner)
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To: poobear

Not a single one of these named are worthy of retention. Any Judge that promotes or defends the unconstitutional abortion industry-or the practice— any Judge who like Vaughn Walker is anti-Christian and promotes abomination is Not a righteous judge but evil and anti-American .Those who favor the idea of government “doing something” even when it means allowing evil
to advance (so they can get on with other business) is just a political GAME.And deception in itself.


26 posted on 05/09/2011 7:50:54 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: rabscuttle385

just a reminder, McCain opposed enhanced interrogation, MSNBC used that alot and still do. No one wants to ask him about it now.


27 posted on 05/09/2011 9:50:20 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Flintlock

“Target these RINOS!!”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but of that list of 9 Senators, 5 were just elected/re-elected in 2010 (Thune, Isakson, Kirk, McCain, Murkowski).


28 posted on 05/09/2011 10:34:00 AM PDT by Hawk720
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To: rabscuttle385
I'm done with the GOP. I am going to change my voter registration to either Independent or Libertarian, and while I will always support GOP candidates over Dems, I refuse to besmirch my own name by identifying myself as a part of this pack of GOP cowards.

There is absolutely no reason for this obviously biased and compromised judge to be seated. None. I'm done and I'm disgusted with the party I've been a member of for 21 years (since I was eligible to vote).

29 posted on 05/09/2011 10:38:54 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Carling

The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.


30 posted on 05/09/2011 10:40:22 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: GourmetDan
I strongly considered switching when McCain was named the 2008 nominee, but then held off when he had the good sense to have Sarah Palin as his VP candidate. Then, Palin had to compromise her own beliefs by actively campaigning for McCain in his primary battle with JD Hayworth, all in the name of the GOP.

Sick of it, and I'm done. If these clowns didn't hear the loud and clear message of the voters last November, they never will change. Instead, they seem to be more willing to work with the Dems, which truly baffles me.

31 posted on 05/09/2011 10:43:49 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Spktyr; tlb
The Dems made Bush seat judicial picks by recess appointment, while McCain and the RINOs give in to the Dems.

At the very least, this baby-killing judge should have been seated by recess, and at that point, use that appointment as a campaign issue in swing states. But no, we have to play nice, don't we, and roll over on our backs like cowardly dogs.

32 posted on 05/09/2011 10:46:22 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: GourmetDan
The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.

..and a convenient whipping boy for the dems. They routinely haul out the charge that Republicans want to starve women, children, and old people, destroy the middle class, etc., and Republicans meekly stand there and take the abuse.
33 posted on 05/09/2011 11:13:55 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Deo volente

Typical RINO deception. Cave on the important cloture vote, then vote NO on the main vote when you know you are going to lose anyway. This way they go back to their state and tell their constitutents that they opposed a liberal judicial appointment, when they actually supported it. Does anyone think these clowns would do anything different even if they again held the Senate majority after 2012?


34 posted on 05/09/2011 12:01:23 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: rabscuttle385

But he voted against the measure to maintain his fictitious, ultra “Conservative” rating.


35 posted on 05/09/2011 12:21:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: rabscuttle385

self ping


36 posted on 05/09/2011 12:46:13 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Carling
...while McCain and the RINOs give in to the Dems"

They ALL give in. ALL Incumabants should be thrown out on their keesters! I haven't seen one of them worth thier salt to be called conservative.

37 posted on 05/09/2011 1:23:16 PM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Back in 2008 before and after McLame won the GOP nomination, the pro-choice groups were noticeable quiet. This vote explains the reason why.


38 posted on 05/09/2011 1:43:46 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Hawk720

Technically, it’s 6 since Scott Brown was elected in January 2010.


39 posted on 05/09/2011 1:47:33 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: rabscuttle385

I could’ve guessed all of them except Thune and Isakson.


40 posted on 05/09/2011 1:48:29 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: fwdude
>> I have a feeling that Thune is going to be absolutely excoriated for this knife-in-the-back through thousands of phone calls and e-mails in the coming weeks. Hopefully, he’s replaced by a conservative in the next election. <<

I doubt it. During his first term he joined the Dems in being 1 of only 2 Republicans (the other was George Voinovich) helping kill John Bolton's nomination as UN ambassador, joined John McCain's "gang of 10", helped ultra-RINOs Mark Kirk, Charlie Crist, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, etc., in their primaries, was named Porker of the Month for all the federal taxpayers gravy he brought to South Dakota, defended the TARP bailouts, and said the GOP should continue to be "bipartisan" with Obama after he shoved Obamacare down our throats.

He was then unopposed in the 2010 primary, and a bunch of freepers swooned over the thought of giving him a promotion to the White House for 2012.

41 posted on 05/09/2011 5:45:46 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Another Federal baby killer on one of our so called “courts”. We’re going downhill has fast as we can.


42 posted on 05/09/2011 8:16:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: rabscuttle385; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; Mr. Silverback
FUJM!!!

I concur.

43 posted on 05/09/2011 8:58:49 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: wagglebee

PING


44 posted on 05/09/2011 11:56:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: newzjunkey

The Democrats punk’d the GOP last election. Crossover voters in primaries pushed for McCain (as they had in 2000).

The order of the primaries needs a major shakeup.


45 posted on 05/09/2011 11:58:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: rabscuttle385
John Thune????

That hurts.

46 posted on 05/10/2011 5:54:01 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Senate Republicans joining all Democrats to end debate included Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins of Maine, Lyndsey Graham of South Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mark Kirk of Illinois, John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Olympia Snowe of Maine, and John Thune of South Dakota."

RINOs one and all - all in favor of infanticide!

Will someone rid us of these vermin in the Senate?

47 posted on 05/10/2011 7:11:17 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: rabscuttle385; Impy; pissant; AuH2ORepublican
True conservative/Rising GOP Star/Future Presidential nominee/Christian Patriot John Thune on the issues:

Confirm decorated, no-nonscene foreign policy statesman and staunch pro-American advocate as U.S. Ambassador?

HELL NO!!!

Confirm millitantly pro-abortion, ultra liberal, unqualified Democrat Party hack as federal Judge?

HELL YES!!

48 posted on 05/10/2011 11:40:55 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: fwdude

Thune’s not up until 2016. I betcha few in SD will remember this vote 5 years from now, and if they bring it up, Thune will say that he opposes filibusters for District Court Judges and that he believes that all such nominees deserve an up-or-down vote, and that will be that.


49 posted on 05/11/2011 3:42:35 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: fwdude; BillyBoy

He didn’t have ANY opponent in the last election.


50 posted on 05/11/2011 4:12:17 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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