Skip to comments.Daschle wins struggle over judicial nominations
Posted on 10/24/2001 8:31:42 AM PDT by tberryEdited on 07/12/2004 3:35:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Senate Republicans abandoned their strategy of holding up spending bills to force more judicial confirmations after Mr. Daschle told the president in a White House meeting he would not budge on the issue.
"There isn't leverage on appropriations bills," Mr. Daschle said later. "I told that again to the president."
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Well, if we can't get the little guys approved, with all the support the administration currently has, I don't hold much of a chance of influencing the Supreme court if new appointees are required.
It means doing it their way or else.
Of course, that's not really news.
Time for a new minority leader.
What a spineless punk. "Good faith?" With Democrats?!? Moron.
Need to gear up for 2002 to take back the Senate and in the process get a new leader of the Republicans in the Senate!
Republican wins: a signal that drilling in ANWAR will be passed by the Senate late this year or early next year ( via a Reuters story published on FR earlier today); probable delay of a new Farm Bill until spring despite Daschle wanting one sooner
Democrat wins: appropriations process un-blocked by Senate Republicans; judges continue to be held up
In D.C., it's all about deals. Ugly, but true.
Anyone out there know where we can purchase a pair of "brass-ones" to send to this wimp?
Would this solve the problem or only delay it?
Oh, but wouldn't it be terribly un-bipartisan? Couldn't have that now, could we?
After nominating three Democrats all three US Attorney positions in Illinois, maybe no staff is what Fitzgerald needs...other than a new job.
Bush: "Well Tom I think it is unfortunate that you would not even allow a vote on these nominees, and here's what I am going to do. First, when the senate adjourns I am going to make many recess appointments. Second, I am going to start actively campaigning for Republican senatorial candidates. When we take back the senate next year, I am going to make all of the recess appointments permanent appointments. And finally, I am going to go to the American people and explain all of the little partisan tricks that you and your colleagues in the senate have been pulling and tell the American people how this hurts the war effort. Now, do you really want to mess with me?"
I for one am sick of the administration treating Daschle like a mother who always gives into a spoiled child.
Daschle: "We're going to rape the American people, and steal their pets."
Lott: "Oh, please don't take their pets. Please, please, please, pretty please."
Daschle: "We're going to rape the American people, and we're working hard to protect their pets."
Lott: "I can live with that."
Bush: "That's what bipartisanship is about -- getting things done."
Lott: "P.S. I turned off Jeffords' microphone a coupla times. hehehehheheheh"
"We need to gear up for 2002 to take back the Senate and in the process get a new leader of the Republicans in the Senate!"
Allow me to repeat that.
I say it is time for a new Majority Leader. It is time to put the squeeze on Zell Miller to switch parties. We need a Unity Government now more than ever, and we cannot wait until January 2003. Tiny Tom and Hitlery will have done far too much damage to the war effort and the economy by that time! ZELL MUST SWITCH NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And just how are you going to do that if the GOP is not willing to investigate and prosecute some of the crimes committed by the Clintons and DNC the last 9 years? Exhume Ron Brown's body and prove he was murdered and you'd see creeps like Daschle falling all over themselves to get out of the way. But thinking that you are going to retake the Senate with the democRATS controlling the media is wishful thinking. Even if Bush wins this war against terrorism in dramatic fashion, it won't do the GOP any good (look at how quickly Bush Sr's star faded and he SMASHED Iraq in record time). More likely, this war is going to take YEARS and there are going to be many more civilian and military casualties, and we will have to do many things that may appall some people. There are likely to be many more restrictions on what democRATS perceive as rights or freedoms. That is not likely to win over democRAT votes or, for that matter, make Republicans more likely to go out and vote. I can think of only one thing that will do that ... prove democRAT complicity in treason and murder and election tampering and sundry other crimes.
Bush probably accepted that the Dems were not going to compromise and continue to be obstructive and knows that his only course is to fight.
The last thing I would want to be is on the receiving end of a determined shrub.
Whew! Thanks for the tough stand Senator Lott!
Or maybe we could encourage him to entertain the troops on the front line with his imitation of being a human being.
Or with his imitation of someone with a brain.
Or with his imitation of someone sane.
The realistically challenged can be fun to watch--from a distance--the smell, you know.
Bush's 90% approval would help.
My take is that if OK got two judges approved yesterday then something must have happened!
Olson will be the next SCOTUS, and the Democrats will be screwed if the fight it.
Do you think that Republican Senators should fulfill their oath to protect and defend the Constitution, or do you think they they should just protect and defend their own asses?
Excuse # 521 ... and counting ....
Here seen in his last successful attempt in life - 'Ole Miss Cheerleader.
He should seriously consider a career change.
I do know I heard Nichols before 911 saying we should be spending more.....I was shocked because I thought on Demon Domenici thought and talked out loud about spending more--surplus or no surplus!
Bush has nothing to lose among these constituencies, anyhow; exit polls show he cannot win less of them in 2004 than in 2000 - because he got near-zero then.
Track record maybe. Pavlov's dog. Someone says boo to Trent Lott (or threatens to disclose his youthfull homosexual experiences) and he caves deeper than the cave Chandra is in.
? Nominations Confirmed (Civilian)
This document identifies civilian nominations confirmed by the Senate during the current Congress.
NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED (CIVILIAN) The following civilian Executive Nominations were confirmed by the Senate during the current congress. Nominations flagged with an asterisk were approved subject to the nominee's commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate. The nominations are listed to reverse chronological order based on the date of confirmation. October 23, 2001 PN788 * DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Phillip Bond, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology . PN901 THE JUDICIARY James H. Payne, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. PN910 THE JUDICIARY Karen K. Caldwell, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. PN911 THE JUDICIARY Laurie Smith Camp, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska. PN913 THE JUDICIARY Claire V. Eagan, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. PN940 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Anna Mills S. Wagoner, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina for the term of four years. PN945 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Margaret M. Chiara, of Michigan, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan for the term of four years. PN947 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Robert J. Conrad, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years. PN948 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Thomas C. Gean, of Arkansas, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas for the term of four years. PN950 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE James Ming Greenlee, of Mississippi, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi for the term of four years. PN951 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Raymond W. Gruender, of Missouri, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri for the term of four years. PN959 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Jay S. Bybee, of Nevada, to be an Assistant Attorney General. PN970 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Daniel G. Bogden, of Nevada, to be United States Attorney for the District of Nevada for the term of four years. PN974 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Thomas M. DiBiagio, of Maryland, to be United States Attorney for the District of Maryland for the term of four years. PN977 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Thomas E. Johnston, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia for the term of four years. PN981 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Donald W. Washington, of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana for the term of four years. PN1050 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Patrick J. Fitzgerald, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for the term of four years. PN1052 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE John McKay, of Washington, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington for the term of four years. PN1053 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Karl K. Warner, II, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia for the term of four years. PN1058 * EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT John H. Marburger, III, of New York, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Maybe its both. Its possible those that got nominated were voted on with simple voice vote for unanimous agreement.