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Senate Democrats snub Thurmond's nominee
Wash. Times ^ | 10.19.02 | Audrey Hudson

Posted on 10/09/2002 10:27:39 AM PDT by rface

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:57:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The South Carolina Republican, who rarely speaks during committee meetings, admonished Democrats for promising him a vote during this congressional session, which is coming to a close.

"I took you at your word," Mr. Thurmond said. "In 40 years, I have never been treated in such a manner. I am hurt and disappointed by your actions. I do not find your actions satisfactory."


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: senatedemocrats
Ashland, Missouri
1 posted on 10/09/2002 10:27:40 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface
Sen. Thurmond speaking on the Senate floor in a few minutes. If on C-Span, please post comments.
2 posted on 10/09/2002 10:29:15 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: rface
The South Carolina Republican, who rarely speaks during committee meetings, admonished Democrats for promising him a vote during this congressional session, which is coming to a close.

"I took you at your word," Mr. Thurmond said. "In 40 years, I have never been treated in such a manner. I am hurt and disappointed by your actions. I do not find your actions satisfactory."

Poor Strom, looking for the manners of a bygone day. Today's dims have discarded even the semblance of truth or decency.

3 posted on 10/09/2002 10:32:31 AM PDT by xJones
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To: rface
Leahy is a pond sucking leach, the republicans are spineless when it comes to pay back and they wonder why I throw their fund letters in the trash.
4 posted on 10/09/2002 10:37:55 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: rface
bump
5 posted on 10/09/2002 10:41:37 AM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: rface
Leahy is in trouble. When word that he lied to his Republican colleagues gets out, oh, will his cook ever be goosed. Like ever getting caught in a lie ever meant a darned thing to him. He breathes lies, that is his oxygen.
6 posted on 10/09/2002 10:43:44 AM PDT by alloysteel
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To: rface
They're just pissed because he went against them in the impeachment...









...of Andrew Johnson.
7 posted on 10/09/2002 10:47:03 AM PDT by sharktrager
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To: alloysteel
I doubt it. Vermont voters could care less about Strom Thurmond, I'm afraid. Plus they may not even hear about it, since so far this story is only seeing daylight in a few conservative news sources.

Lying means a lot to honorable people, but liberals think that honor is an outmoded concept.

I agree it's despicable, but the Dems know very well that their hardcore supporters don't care if they lie or not, as long as they bring home the ideological bacon, in this case the "right" to abortion. Clinton proved that.
8 posted on 10/09/2002 10:49:20 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: paul in cape
The Democrats are still talking and talking and talking...which is all they know how to do. They don't DO anything unless they're taking away some of our freedoms and spending our money to buy more votes which is usually done in the wee hours of the morning when nobody is watching.

I am so SICK of these RATS I could scream!!! Let Senator Thurmond speak!! He has more integrity in his little finger than all of the RATS combined!!

I hope Fox picks this up and causes an uproar. This shows what kind of people we're dealing with. We need a new majority leader if GOP wins... NO MORE "everybody just get along" Lott!!!!
9 posted on 10/09/2002 10:50:11 AM PDT by ncweaver
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To: rface
There once was a time when a gentleman's agreement could be trusted to be honored. There is no honor in the Democratic party today, nor are there any gentlemen.
10 posted on 10/09/2002 10:50:29 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: paul in cape
Haven't seen him yet. McCain and Graham have been speaking so far. Hope I didn't miss him. From the recent pics of Thurmond I've seen, he looks remarkable for a man of his age.
11 posted on 10/09/2002 10:51:09 AM PDT by Severa
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To: rface
Rush said something about the Senate to do something soon about this. I missed exactly what he said. I am listening to C-Span 2 now and they are voting on something. Maybe after this? Sorry to be so confusing.
12 posted on 10/09/2002 10:58:02 AM PDT by chnsmok
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To: chnsmok
if anything happens then give a heads-up. I'll turn Rush off to watch.
13 posted on 10/09/2002 10:59:22 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface
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14 posted on 10/09/2002 11:00:34 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: chnsmok
After they vote to table the Graham Amendment to the Iraq resolution (expanding W's powers), Thurmond and the Pubs will supposedly take to the floor to protest Leahy's actions.
15 posted on 10/09/2002 11:09:52 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: mass55th
" There is no honor in the Democratic party today, nor are there any gentlemen."

The Democrats have become so despicable, so hateful, so unlawful and quite frankly,so downright evil, that it boggles the mind, how anyone with a shred of decency ,could remain in the party. The longer people like Zell Miller remain a Democrat, the harder it will be, to remove the taint.


16 posted on 10/09/2002 11:11:44 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: LisaFab
Thanks! This should be good.
17 posted on 10/09/2002 11:12:46 AM PDT by chnsmok
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
i can't agree more. and it causes my blood pressure to sky rocket just to think about the Dem scumbags on the Judiciary committee!
18 posted on 10/09/2002 11:15:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Here we go.
19 posted on 10/09/2002 11:20:33 AM PDT by chnsmok
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To: chnsmok
Strom up next. First the Sheethead, Bobby Byrd must speak. Here comes Strom.
20 posted on 10/09/2002 11:20:35 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: rface
The Democrat-controlled Senate grows more partisan by the day. I hope the voters will recognize this on election day.
21 posted on 10/09/2002 11:21:05 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: chnsmok
Expresses outrage at yesterday's Judiciary Committee meeting. "I took Senator Leahy at his word..." Lists the judges qualifications.
22 posted on 10/09/2002 11:22:38 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: LisaFab
Drats! I wanted him to call Leahy outside.
23 posted on 10/09/2002 11:23:27 AM PDT by chnsmok
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To: LisaFab
is he standing up for this, or speaking from the wheelchair?
24 posted on 10/09/2002 11:23:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Republican Wildcat
Harry Reid now tries to run interference for Leahy by citing the usual suspects' 'concerns' about Judge Shedd. Trying to use minority groups' protests. Disgusting re-playing of the race card.

They don't get it...it's about Leahy LYING to Strom Thurmond. This will get ugly fast.

25 posted on 10/09/2002 11:25:23 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: xsmommy
He was standing and actually reading quite well for a man of 99 years.
26 posted on 10/09/2002 11:26:13 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: LisaFab
This is disgusting.
27 posted on 10/09/2002 11:26:18 AM PDT by chnsmok
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To: chnsmok
Let's all get together here.
28 posted on 10/09/2002 11:27:59 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: LisaFab
that is what is burning me up more than anything else. #1 the fact that Leahy TOLD him they would send it to the floor for a vote #2, the TRADITION that it is a courtesy accorded former chairmen of the committee and #3, the guy is 99 dang years old, at deaths door and RETIRING after unprecedented years of service, and they are SPITTING IN HIS FACE here!
29 posted on 10/09/2002 11:28:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: LisaFab
KKK Byrd now.
30 posted on 10/09/2002 11:28:51 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface
sorry Hatch Now.
31 posted on 10/09/2002 11:29:33 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface
orrin is pissed its about time some pubs grew some ba!!s
32 posted on 10/09/2002 11:32:45 AM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: rface
Hatch is letting them have it w/both barrels - we'll se how this plays. This cannot look good pinned on the 'RATS
33 posted on 10/09/2002 11:34:06 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface
Byrd says to put this up for a vote tomorrow....
34 posted on 10/09/2002 11:36:07 AM PDT by rface
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To: LisaFab
I'm upset I only caught the tail end of Senator Thurmond's remarks. I did get to hear Senator Hatch. Reid was spouting irrelevancies. Leahy lied to Thurmond, that is clear.
35 posted on 10/09/2002 11:39:30 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: rface
It doesn't look good for Dems when viewed live and unfiltered...but the press can rosey it up, as we know...
36 posted on 10/09/2002 11:40:47 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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