When is the Republican Senate leadership going to act and end the Democrats' filibuster of all these judicial nominees?
Get to a vote now of the whole Senate for each judge. There was talk of how to end the 2/3 rule on judicial filibusters, act now!
posted on 07/29/2003 10:57:21 AM PDT
Not gonna happen. Their elitist contributors do not want it.
posted on 07/29/2003 11:10:06 AM PDT
To: RicocheT; Digger
I think the GOP is waiting to see how the Dem Senate nominees play out....They made a very compelling case to change the rules...but the Dems would have a conniption and stage a walk-out..then it becomes a media circus..I think Rove, and others, have a strong sense that they can run the table in '04..pick up 5 Senate seats.....and the judicial nominations will have an impact in the various states....Bush will be campaigning HARD and he'll be at the top of the ticket.....once Hollings formally announces that he's retiring..that seat goes into the GOP column, then the Dems can drop any pretention about taking back the Senate...Breaux could retitre, it could be a GOP gain....GRaham in Fl..won't run again....they could easily get Daschle, Reid, Dorgan..and maybe Edwards.only GOP loss is in Illinois..so, +5, +6 is easy to visualize
posted on 07/29/2003 12:17:12 PM PDT
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