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Priority 1: Remove Specter from the Judciary (Day 2)
11-4-04 | Always Right

Posted on 11/04/2004 5:54:36 AM PST by Always Right

In Day One we established the need to remove Specter from the Judiciary. To sum it up:

1. Specter is in line to become Chairman of the Judiciary.
2. Specter yesterday showed he expects to obstruct Bush in nominating conservative judges.
3. Specter’s vision of a ‘balance court’ is the exact same rhetoric of Senator Kerry.
4. Specter will do whatever it takes to see the courts do not become conservative. Read his books.
5. Specter is a huge proponent of Rov v. Wade.
6. Specter was not elected President, but has threatened the President should he nominate conservative judges.
7. As Chairman, Specter has the power to kill Bush’s judicial nominations.

Now in Day 2, we must take action. Today’s goal is to create some BUZZ. We need to contact the conservative media, like Rush and Hannity and other radio talk shows. Contact FoxNews, Brit Hume, Tony Snow. Here’s an example:

Senator Specter’s remarks yesterday concerning Bush’s judicial appointments were disturbing. If nothing is done, Senator Specter is in line to be Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. We need a Chairman who supports our President and his judicial nominations in that position, not someone who is on record as wanting to obstruct the President’s judical appointments. This is a very critical position, and allowing Specter to become chairman would be no different than appointing Senator Kennedy. Specter’s vision of the court is 180 degrees off of President Bush’s. President Bush will have a difficult time enough getting appointments through, but it would be an insult if the biggest obstruction is getting past one liberal GOP Senator, especially one who Bush helped.

Also, provide them with links to yesterdays’s story, Specter warns Bush on high court nominations or the same story posted here on FreeRepublic, Specter warns Bush on high court nominations

We must not allow this back-stabbing liberal to veto President Bush’s victory.


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KEYWORDS: arlenspecter; babykiller; backstabbing; gayagendalovin; liberal; rino; specter; specterspectre
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1 posted on 11/04/2004 5:54:36 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

Amen! Besides, how did PA help US anyway?


2 posted on 11/04/2004 5:56:42 AM PST by SolomoninSouthDakota (Daschle is gone.)
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To: Always Right

Anyone but Spector. We don't need Republicans who encourage the appointment of these liberal nutcases.


3 posted on 11/04/2004 5:57:23 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: SolomoninSouthDakota

Take the gloves off, George.


4 posted on 11/04/2004 5:57:35 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Always Right

Establish this: WRITE THE PRESIDENT! or email president@whitehouse.gov


5 posted on 11/04/2004 5:57:44 AM PST by Henchman (Now let Kerry benefit the country. What is his PLAN?)
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To: Always Right

Jeeze, can't we bask in the victory for more than a day? Spectar and McCain might still be recoverable < /wishfulthinking>


6 posted on 11/04/2004 5:59:11 AM PST by The_Victor (Calvin: "Do tigers wear pajamas?", Hobbes: "Truth is we never take them off.")
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To: Always Right

I AGREE 100%.


7 posted on 11/04/2004 5:59:54 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: Always Right

He is one of the RINO's that we are stuck with.


8 posted on 11/04/2004 6:00:40 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, AIr Force, Navy and would do it again for the ride.)
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To: Piquaboy

Just fired off an email.


9 posted on 11/04/2004 6:04:55 AM PST by Jibaholic
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To: The_Victor
Spectar and McCain might still be recoverable

Spectar's ill deeds go all the way back to the Warren Commission.

There is a reason why he's known as "Spectar the Defector"

10 posted on 11/04/2004 6:06:57 AM PST by Thermalseeker
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To: Always Right

Mr. SPECTER. Mr. President, after careful consideration, I am voting to confirm Mr. J. Leon Holmes for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

I am concerned about certain of his writings/statements where he said: ``..... concern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami .....'', ``the wife is to subordinate herself to her husband'' and analogies of pro-choice advocates to Nazis and abortion to slavery.

Mr. Holmes subsequently acknowledged ``using strident and harsh rhetoric'' on abortion and wrote to Senator Blanche Lincoln that ``I am a good bit older now and I hope more mature than I was at that time,'' blaming immaturity for his past harsh statements.

After discussing these issues with Mr. Holmes and noting that they were written some time ago, in 1980 and 1997 respectively, I do not believe that they reflect a fixed state of mind demonstrating a pre-disposition on judicial issues to come before his Court. I am also mindful that, as a District Court Judge, his decisions will be subject to review by the Court of Appeals. There would be a substantially different consideration if he were a Circuit Court Judge where he could cast the decisive vote on a three-judge panel where it would be unlikely to be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court since certiorari is granted in such a small number of cases.

Mr. Holmes has a very impressive academic record, graduating first in his law school class at the University of Arkansas, holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University and an M.A. degree from Northern Illinois University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

In voting for confirmation of Mr. Holmes, I also noted that he has the support of both of his home State senators. In their floor statements, Senator BLANCHE LINCOLN and Senator MARK PRYOR noted that Mr. Holmes has broad support among pro-choice advocates from Arkansas, and both Senators concluded that he should be confirmed based on their knowledge of his legal skills, temperament and character and based on his reputation in their community among others who know him. In addition to their floor statements, I talked individually to Senators LINCOLN and PRYOR who amplified to me their solid support for Mr. Holmes.

For these reasons, I am voting to confirm Mr. J. Leon Holmes.

NOMINATION OF J. LEON HOLMES, TO BE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE--Continued -- (Senate - July 06, 2004)


11 posted on 11/04/2004 6:07:38 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Always Right

Agreed for Specter to come out the very day the election is decided and pull a rino prank is sad.

I can only hope for a tougher W than the first term. Calls for "Healing divides" and "reaching out" Are nothing more than liberal trickery and, them asking for things they WOULD NEVER do for us. they need to be ignored.


12 posted on 11/04/2004 6:08:51 AM PST by Cubs Fan (Liberals have the inverse midas touch, everything they get a hold of turns to S&*%)
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To: Thermalseeker
Does Specter always help the CIA take out Presidents?

Get RID OF HIM ........ NOW.

At best, he is a rhino.


13 posted on 11/04/2004 6:09:35 AM PST by Diogenesis (Cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.)
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To: Always Right
One thing about evil it has a need to be seen and that is what Spector represents. He required the participation of the President to get reelected and then, without the need to say anything, he opens his trap and "warns" the president that he's no pushover. What a guttersnipe traitor he is. Years ago, I was at a Philadelphia bar when he was "happily" married. I sat there and heard him put the make on a young woman I knew who worked for his campaign. "My wife doesn't understand my needs..." was his line! Unbelievable! His wife, Joan, must be a sainte to put up with this man. We, however, do not have to. Let's get him on the dogcatcher committee. On second thought, I like dogs.
14 posted on 11/04/2004 6:09:48 AM PST by elephantlips
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To: SolomoninSouthDakota
Amen! Besides, how did PA help US anyway?
 
Nobody despises Specter more than I do, but if the RNC had of given any aid to PA, just enough for table workers in fraud ridden areas, we could have delivered PA.  The PA R Ward Leaders and committee people worked around the clock with no support nationally.
 
Heck, if the RNC hadn't gone all out for Specter, sending G Dub and Cheney et al, across the state time and again, we'd have Pat Toomey in the Senate right now.

Owl_Eagle

" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"


15 posted on 11/04/2004 6:10:25 AM PST by South Hawthorne (And they make fun of the way W says Nuclear... Jenjis???)
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To: Always Right
Thanks for starting this effort. We had yesterday to rest... today it's back in the fight.

Our Senators will be home for the holidays fairly soon. In addition to calling/faxing/emailing, I'd try catching them at any local events they attend. Some quiet words in person also have an effect.

16 posted on 11/04/2004 6:11:10 AM PST by gieriscm
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To: Always Right

Just sent courteous e-mail to Frist reminding him that success in this election wasn't due as much to any really clever stategies by the politicians, as it was to the 'will of the people being being voiced. Now it's time for these elected politicians to honor and serve the will of the people....


17 posted on 11/04/2004 6:11:12 AM PST by Baytovin
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To: Always Right

That's one Senate seat it wouldn't bother me to lose as long as we maintained the majority. I washed my hands of Specter when he apologized to Anita Hill.


18 posted on 11/04/2004 6:11:54 AM PST by Ima Lurker
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To: Always Right

Let's get it done


19 posted on 11/04/2004 6:13:51 AM PST by Vision ("When you trust in yourself, you're trusting in the same wisdom that created you")
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To: Always Right

I sent my email to the Majority Leader, Senator Bill Frist, on his contact form at frist.senate.gov. He is happy to hear from voters all over the U.S., not just Tennessee.


20 posted on 11/04/2004 6:19:25 AM PST by Genoa
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To: Always Right
Establish this: IF Sphincter can TELL BUSH whom to appoint, and gets away with it, then he is a foil for BUSH. In other words, BUSH will nominate, Sphincter block and then a third party will be appointed. In essence, the GOP may be afraid to alienate potential voters, want to "broaden" it's base and keep the Pro Lifers. If that is the case, I stop voting GOP and my Elect BUSH or whoever, e.g. Guiliani, will be GONE.
21 posted on 11/04/2004 6:22:08 AM PST by Henchman (Now let Kerry benefit the country. What is his PLAN?)
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To: Always Right

Amen and Amen! The people have spoken in massive numbers and and they did NOT speak for stroking the ego of Arlen Specter. Who was helped in his reelection by President Bush, and who promptly turned on Bush as soon as the polls closed.

So OK Bill Frist- you couldn't do the job for Bush with a 1 vote majority in the Senate- now you've got 4.

Grow a spine and bypass Specter for this vital position.


22 posted on 11/04/2004 6:22:24 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Always Right

Amen - we do not need to hear 'Et tu, Specter?' another time. Wipe out this RINO immediately and an added bonus will be to instill a little discipline in other wobbly girly-men on the 'R' side of things.


23 posted on 11/04/2004 6:23:34 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (What can you expect from a political party full of master-debators?)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I realize what you say of the early support by the RNC is true. I knew my statement would be seen as offensive, but I guess I am trying to justify a demotion of Spector by political retribution. I think we can agree Spector needs to be demoted. If Bush gets stabbed in the back by your Senator, I think you would understand the Pres. sticking it to your Senator.
24 posted on 11/04/2004 6:23:48 AM PST by SolomoninSouthDakota (Daschle is gone.)
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To: Always Right

I'm with you a hundred percent. This is a make or break issue for Bush. There can be no compromise. If Specter meant what he said yesterday, AFTER he got elected with the interference of Bush and Rove in Pennsylvania, then he needs to be pushed aside.

Bush started his first term on the right foot by reinstating President Reagan's Mexico City policy. He needs to start on the right foot again, or he will lose his base so fast he won't know what hit him.

This is the bottom line.


25 posted on 11/04/2004 6:24:36 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Vision; Ima Lurker; Baytovin; gieriscm; Owl_Eagle; elephantlips; Diogenesis; Cubs Fan; OXENinFLA; ..
People people people!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE TWO NEW SENATORS!

If you make it known that you don't want Specter as a leader...they will take care of business. I PROMISE.




26 posted on 11/04/2004 6:24:59 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Ima Lurker
Yep. The one good deed by which he distinguished himself — nailing Anita Hill's lack of credibility — and he apologized for it!

Dan
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Biblical Christianity message board

27 posted on 11/04/2004 6:25:54 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: WorkingClassFilth

"Amen - we do not need to hear 'Et tu, Specter?"

Right! We need to here from everyone, "Spector Delenda est!".


28 posted on 11/04/2004 6:27:04 AM PST by SolomoninSouthDakota (Daschle is gone.)
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To: Always Right

Find that 800 number for congress and let us know who to tall about it. Time for a good FREEPING!


29 posted on 11/04/2004 6:27:10 AM PST by Capitalism2003 (America is too great for small dreams. - Ronald Reagan, speech to Congress. January 1, 1984.)
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To: Always Right

Bush has a clear mandate on the Supreme Court. The thing that pollsters say the voters were most concerned about was moral issues. If Specter is going to block conservative judicial appointees, then he needs to be removed.

The only way to save the Constitution, the court system, and the rule of law is to replace the liberal nutcases on our courts with conservatives.


30 posted on 11/04/2004 6:27:22 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Capitalism2003

*call*


31 posted on 11/04/2004 6:27:25 AM PST by Capitalism2003 (America is too great for small dreams. - Ronald Reagan, speech to Congress. January 1, 1984.)
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To: Always Right

Bush helped that lowlife snake get relected. He better help Bush appoint judges.


32 posted on 11/04/2004 6:28:04 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: SolomoninSouthDakota
I've been trying to figure out a way to stick it to Specter myself.  DYK PA was littered by Kerry/Specter signs?  What a joke that RINO is.
 
FWIW- Laura Ingram is ripping Specter right now.

Owl_Eagle

" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"


33 posted on 11/04/2004 6:28:56 AM PST by South Hawthorne (And they make fun of the way W says Nuclear... Jenjis???)
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To: Always Right
"Priority 1: Remove Specter from the Judciary"

WRONG!!!! Removing Specter is AT BEST "Priority 2". The REAL "Priority 1" has to be to convince Frist to support a change of the Senate's rules to eliminate the filibuster applying to presidential appointments.

34 posted on 11/04/2004 6:29:04 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel)
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To: Always Right

>> 1. Specter is in line to become Chairman of the Judiciary.<<

Has this been abolutely confirmed? I thought I heard Bill Bennett say this morning that Grassley of Iowa has more seniority on the Judiciary Committee than Specter.


35 posted on 11/04/2004 6:29:55 AM PST by BlueYonder
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To: BibChr

These changes have the potential to reduce the importance of Republican moderates, especially in the Senate, and embolden conservatives in the White House and elsewhere, these analysts said. But they also might heap unrealistic expectations on Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), who still lacks a filibuster-proof majority as he weighs a 2008 presidential bid.

The GOP's bare Senate majority of 51 members will grow to 55, but the impact goes beyond mere numbers.

Replacing Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.), often a bridge between the two parties on spending and deficit questions, is Rep. Jim DeMint, whose call for abolishing federal income, payroll and estate taxes is considered extreme even by some fellow Republicans. Succeeding Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), a key broker on sticky issues such as Medicare, is mainstream Republican Rep. David Vitter, who seems unlikely to play such a bipartisan role.

"Regrettably, we have seen an erosion in the Senate of centrists on both sides of the aisle," said Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, a Republican moderate whose leverage may drop substantially in the next Congress. She said she hoped Bush will push for cooperation between the two parties.

Another GOP moderate, Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee (R.I.), expressed even deeper disappointment, telling the Providence Journal he would not rule out switching to the Democratic Party.

While Frist celebrated the victories that will leave only four Democratic senators in the former Confederacy, some political scholars noted he must oversee a diverse delegation that still has enough moderates to occasionally frustrate Bush's agenda. But in light of Tuesday's election results, conservatives in the House and White House may show less patience with roadblocks to drilling for oil in Alaska wildlife refuges or limiting civil liabilities for doctors and others.

"The locus of power has moved dramatically to the right in the Senate," said Marshall Wittmann, a senior fellow at the Democratic Leadership Council and former staff member for the Christian Coalition and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Whereas Democratic and moderate Republican senators often could derail or temper conservative initiatives from the House, he said, "that now becomes much more difficult."

The trick for Frist, he said, will be to nudge Congress's agenda to the right without appearing to cede control to hard-core partisans such as House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.). With a beefed-up majority that still lacks the 60 votes needed to block a filibuster, Wittmann said, "Frist has a dilemma that he may luxuriate in or he may rue."

His best option, several analysts said, may involve appealing to Democrats who will view Tuesday's results as a warning to those who try to thwart the president's agenda.

Frist's GOP colleagues already are raising expectations. Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told reporters that voters should expect a "reinvigorated, stronger Republican majority in the Senate" that will push aggressively for new judicial appointments and an array of measures the Democrats have stymied in recent years, such as a far-reaching energy bill.

According to Allen, Americans said, "We don't want partisan bickering, we want action."

But Frist's challenge is greater than many people realize, said James Thurber, director of American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. The election results, he said, will embolden DeLay and other House leaders to accelerate their strategy of "sending fairly conservative and edgy legislation to the Senate." Awaiting it there will be staunch conservative newcomers such as DeMint and senator-elect Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), considered the most right-leaning of the nine new senators elected Tuesday.


36 posted on 11/04/2004 6:33:40 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Genoa

Yup notify FRIST and I wrote to HATCH the present Chairman of the Judiciary Comm to block Spincter from the position. This deal could be a GOP effort to retain their base in the "moderate" abortion crowd while "keeping" their Pro Lifers. IF BUSH lets Sphincter show him who is boss, it is case closed and bye bye REP. Party
Here si the HATCH (door) Link
http://hatch.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Offices.Contact


37 posted on 11/04/2004 6:35:17 AM PST by Henchman (Now let Kerry benefit the country. What is his PLAN?)
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To: Always Right

Way to go! This IS priority one on the domestic side (the war being THE top priority of course.) Have you created a ping list? Someone should, and they should put my name on it.


39 posted on 11/04/2004 6:37:32 AM PST by Huck (I only type LOL when I am really LOL)
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To: Henchman

Will email and will email Sen Frist


40 posted on 11/04/2004 6:39:14 AM PST by bella1
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To: Always Right

Bump - lets get Spector removed! Come on everyone lets get it done. This guy is more than just a RINO he is a liberal/commy by every use of the word.


41 posted on 11/04/2004 6:39:43 AM PST by sasafras (sasafras (The road to hell is paved with good intentions))
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To: Baynative
You may be right that HATCH may not assist, but BUSH may WANT Sphincter as Chair. Then BUSH has plausible deniability to keep Pro-Life whoile retaining "moderate" abortionists in the GOP.
42 posted on 11/04/2004 6:41:34 AM PST by Henchman (Now let Kerry benefit the country. What is his PLAN?)
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To: Always Right
Here is the LNK to FRIST for contact:
http://frist.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=AboutSenatorFrist.ContactForm
43 posted on 11/04/2004 6:42:29 AM PST by Henchman (Now let Kerry benefit the country. What is his PLAN?)
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To: Always Right

My email to the president:

Dear Mr. President,

After a glorious day of celebration (and relief!), I have to say it came as a concern to read Sen. Specter's remarks about the judiciary. As you know from the gay marriage issues, a runaway judiciary that legislates from the bench, or uses a result-based approach, harms our nation and undermines self-government. You promised in 2000 that you would nominate justices in the mold of Scalia and Thomas. It appears that Specter, for whom you campaigned, disagrees.

I ask you to please address this issue aggressively. It is crucial. Please do what you can to get Specter OUT of the way on this issue. You campaigned for the guy. Now please deal with this unfortunate situation.

Respectfully,


44 posted on 11/04/2004 6:45:07 AM PST by Huck (I only type LOL when I am really LOL)
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To: Piquaboy
We're not "stuck with him" anymore. We don't need him to have a Senate Majority. If he gets ticked and joins the democrats, he'll do nothing but hurt himself.

Everyone needs to contact Bill Frist and let him know that Arlen Spector must not be given any Chair on the Judiciary. Frist has the power to stop it.

45 posted on 11/04/2004 6:45:50 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Brilliant
BUSH also may think he has a mandate to expand the GOP to keep "moderate" abortionists while keeping Pro Lifers with lip service. Let BUSH know our suspicions if he doesn't try to block Sphincter with his "mandate" to begin with!

Remember, they are "politicians" forst and Americans second.

46 posted on 11/04/2004 6:46:00 AM PST by Henchman (Now let Kerry benefit the country. What is his PLAN?)
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To: SolomoninSouthDakota

bump to get remove Specter from the Judiciary committee.


47 posted on 11/04/2004 6:46:55 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: Always Right
I am so glad you started this thread. Laura Ingraham started off her show this morning talking precisely about this. She suggested elevating John Thune to the Judiciary chairmanship since he made it one of the centerpieces of his campaign. On the senate side, I cannot think of a more earth-shattering win for cultural conservatives than Thune over Daschle. Thune deserves payback from Bush and the Republicans on several levels:
  1. Thune left a safe house seat four years ago to run against Tim Johnson at the behest of the President.
  2. After Thune lost a heartbreaker to Johnson, he decided to climb the mountain once again to try and slay the dragon - Daschle.
  3. Thune made Daschle's complicity and even leadership on obstructing Bush's judicial nominations a central plank in his campaign to unseat him.
  4. Bush and the Republicans owes the Christian conservative voters - big time - not only for their own re-election, but for most every senate seat they swung their way.
Issue #1 for Frist/Cheney/Santorum/Bush is to deny Specter the chairmanship and to get him off the committee entirely. He can still do enormous damage just being a member of the committee.
48 posted on 11/04/2004 6:48:28 AM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Always Right

It would be great if an industrious Freeper could create a paragraph summary of the problem along with a list of concrete action steps...that way people could distribute via email to others.


49 posted on 11/04/2004 6:48:46 AM PST by Bones Boy (Remove Specter the Defector from the Judiciary Commitee)
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To: Always Right

E-mail your senators, Bill Frist, and the White House.


50 posted on 11/04/2004 6:49:39 AM PST by wdkeller
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