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Republican Corrects the Record on Judicial Nominees
CNS News ^ | 2-16-05 | Susan Jones

Posted on 02/16/2005 10:53:40 AM PST by FlyLow

(CNSNews.com) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had some "interesting, if inaccurate" things to say about President Bush's judicial nominees on Tuesday, a Republican Senate staffer said.

In an exchange with reporters, Reid was asked whether Democrats have decided to oppose the men and women President Bush re-nominated for federal judgeships on Monday.

"Re-nomination is not the key," Reid responded. "I think the question is those judges that have already been turned down in the Senate. And unless there's something that is new that I'm not aware of with each of these men and women, we will vote the same way we did in the past."

But Reid is wrong, said Don Stewart, the communications director for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.).

"None of President Bush's judicial nominees has 'been turned down in the Senate,'" Stewart noted. "The nominees Reid referred to were denied a vote altogether -- despite the fact that they all had (and have) bipartisan majority support."

Sen. Cornyn and other Republicans have said that all Bush's nominees would be confirmed -- if Democrats would just allow an up-or-down vote by the full Senate.

"It's a little difficult to 'turn down' a nominee if he or she never gets an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor," Stewart said in a press release.

According to a transcript provided by Cornyn's office, Sen. Reid also mentioned Republican obstruction of Clinton nominees, singling out Judge Richard Paez. "But there's just one problem," Stewart said: "Richard Paez was confirmed by the Senate; he had an up-or-down vote and is now a sitting judge."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democratsarescum

1 posted on 02/16/2005 10:53:42 AM PST by FlyLow
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To: FlyLow

How could Reid be so blatantly stupid as to say that these people were already voted down....

nikos


2 posted on 02/16/2005 10:56:23 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: FlyLow

Oh good, they heard me respond to Reid through my TV when he said that :)


3 posted on 02/16/2005 10:59:52 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: Bahbah

Scary, isn't it?


4 posted on 02/16/2005 11:02:25 AM PST by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: nikos1121
How could Reid be so blatantly stupid as to say that these people were already voted down....

He isn't.

It's just point one from the dems play book: "Lie like hell. the stupid public won't know any better."

and they're still going on the old paradigm - the MSM wont tell anyone any different, so no one will call 'em on it.

5 posted on 02/16/2005 11:02:57 AM PST by maine-iac7 (...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time - LINCOLN)
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To: FlyLow

Reid was born with a rare medical condition is which his mouth and a$$h)le were reversed.


6 posted on 02/16/2005 11:04:21 AM PST by Puddleglum (Thank God the Boston blowhard lost)
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To: xcamel
Scary, isn't it?

I know, I know. I went to get mon chapeau de tinfoil right away.

7 posted on 02/16/2005 11:04:32 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: FlyLow
Sen. Reid also mentioned Republican obstruction of Clinton nominees, singling out Judge Richard Paez.

There is one huge difference between what Republicans did to clinton appointees and what democrats are doing to Bush appointees. The republics rightfully exercised their democratically appointed majority rights to deny confirmation in committee. Nothing wrong with that. The voting public gave them that moral and ethical right. What the democrats are doing is exploiting filibuster rules to un-democratically impose minority control over majority rights. This is not a right that was ever granted to the democrats by the voting public. Never before had this been done in the context of judicial appointments. There is no comparison between what Republicans did under clinton to what democrats are doing under Bush.
8 posted on 02/16/2005 11:06:55 AM PST by AaronInCarolina
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To: FlyLow

Reid: "And unless there's something that is new that I'm not aware of with each of these men and women, we will vote the same way we did in the past."




Besides the fact that they weren't voted on by the Senate, Reid also fails to realize that something "new" has happened: They lost the election...including their Majority Obstructionist. Harry's wrong all the way around.


9 posted on 02/16/2005 11:08:05 AM PST by cwb
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To: FlyLow

Dean and Reid, makes me smile.


10 posted on 02/16/2005 11:09:32 AM PST by mammer
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To: FlyLow
Re-nomination is not the key," Reid responded. "I think the question is those judges that have already been turned down in the Senate. And unless there's something that is new that I'm not aware of with each of these men and women, we will vote the same way we did in the past."

Flat-out lie from Reid! In the days of old media he would get away with it. Why didn't the reporter(s) call him on this, that these nominees have never faced an up/down vote?

11 posted on 02/16/2005 11:13:28 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: FlyLow

More total lies by obstructionist Democrats, and the MSM just keeps on swallowing the lies unquestioned.


12 posted on 02/16/2005 11:15:56 AM PST by Malleus Dei ("Communists are just Democrats in a hurry.")
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To: nikos1121
How could Reid be so blatantly stupid as to say that these people were already voted down....

He's not stupid. He knows damn well that his friends who run the MSM will never call him on his lies. He's free to to tell any lie he wants and the majority of people will never know the difference. As to the people who know he's lying, he simply does not care what you think about him.

13 posted on 02/16/2005 11:22:22 AM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: FlyLow

Reid also said that no Judge EVER has been elected with less than 60 votes.


14 posted on 02/16/2005 11:24:35 AM PST by Republican Red (DU: ''Reality sucks. That's the problem. We want another reality.'')
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To: Ditto

"He's not stupid. He knows damn well that his friends who run the MSM will never call him on his lies. He's free to to tell any lie he wants and the majority of people will never know the difference. As to the people who know he's lying, he simply does not care what you think about him."


idiot...


15 posted on 02/16/2005 11:29:28 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Republican Red

Tell that to Clarence Thomas...


16 posted on 02/16/2005 11:47:34 AM PST by Ogie Oglethorpe (The people have spoken...the b*stards!)
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To: nikos1121

Reid is a consumate liar. With liberals the truth doesn't matter, it's just how much can you fool the public. With the liberal media behind them, the democrats figure they can fool the public often.


17 posted on 02/16/2005 12:17:24 PM PST by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: cwb

And .. even if "they vote the same way" - it won't do them any good - they don't have enough votes to keep these people out of their appointed judgeships.


18 posted on 02/16/2005 1:00:29 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Pres. Bush: "Self-government relies, in the end, on the governing of the self.")
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To: FlyLow
If Reids lips are moving, he's probably lying!:^(
19 posted on 02/18/2005 5:49:23 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (America, bless God!)
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