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Dr. James Dobson Blasts Filibuster 'Betrayal'
U.S. Newswire ^ | 5/23/05 | Dr. James Dobson

Posted on 05/23/2005 8:34:29 PM PDT by Crackingham

"This Senate agreement represents a complete bailout and betrayal by a cabal of Republicans and a great victory for united Democrats. Only three of President Bush’s nominees will be given the courtesy of an up-or-down vote, and it's business as usual for all the rest. The rules that blocked conservative nominees remain in effect, and nothing of significance has changed. Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Antonin Scalia, and Chief Justice William Rehnquist would never have served on the U. S. Supreme Court if this agreement had been in place during their confirmations. The unconstitutional filibuster survives in the arsenal of Senate liberals.

"We are grateful to Majority Leader Frist for courageously fighting to defend the vital principle of basic fairness. That principle has now gone down to defeat. We share the disappointment, outrage and sense of abandonment felt by millions of conservative Americans who helped put Republicans in power last November. I am certain that these voters will remember both Democrats and Republicans who betrayed their trust."


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To: montag813
"You will allow an up or down vote on EVERY nominee by July 4th, or on that Independence Day, I shall recess appoint whomever is fillibustered, and take my fight to the people, and against the obstructionists, in the midterm elections"

Out of the question. Recess appointments are worthless. The rats would trip all over themselves in laughter.

51 posted on 05/23/2005 8:55:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Mo1

Ditto...McCain is the Manchurian Candidate. I bet Ho Chi Minh personally put a microchip in his head.


52 posted on 05/23/2005 8:55:38 PM PDT by Dr.Syn
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To: MurryMom
Dobson bitches too much for my tastes.

Don't like the competition, do you?

53 posted on 05/23/2005 8:56:29 PM PDT by Petronski (A champion of dance, my moves will put you in a trance, and I never leave the disco alone.)
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To: wolf24; All
Do all of you think these "moderate" republicans would have done this, if they believed that this would hurt them with the voters? They are pretty confident that none of this will hurt them with the voters, and they get to keep their jobs as usual.

They are probably snickering at all of us who are outraged at this situation. They don't care what you think!! Its business as usual for them. That is Judges who hold conservative beliefs will be discriminated against, and barred.

54 posted on 05/23/2005 8:57:03 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Milhous

Warner was sold out to the puppet masters a very long time ago. Probably imagines himself to be one.

McLame has probably been brainwashed in POW camp into a kind of Manchurian candidate/leader--putty in the puppet masters' hands. Sometimes it almost seems like he's in lock step with the Nazi's via an implant or in-ear direct hookup to their headquarters.

Graham and Chafee . . . are at least sympathesizers with the globalists or under threat or pay from them to sufficiently achieve their complicity whenever needed.

I don't know much about the rest of them.


55 posted on 05/23/2005 8:57:13 PM PDT by Quix (LOVE NEVER FAILS.)
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To: Milhous
Looks like MOST of the state affiliations are wrong.

FGS

56 posted on 05/23/2005 8:57:22 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: Crackingham
betrayal by a cabal of Republicans

Goodbye Republican Party.

57 posted on 05/23/2005 8:57:27 PM PDT by Lester Moore (islam's allah is Satan and is NOT the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.)
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To: Kenny Bunkport
The majority has to act like one and not put up with Democrat BS. Isolate the worst of the old-time ideologues among the Democrats - Kennedy, Kerry, Schumer, Feinstein, Byrd, Biden, Boxer, and others - give them no privileges other than those that are absolutely obligatory, deny their putrid input into the legislative process. Negotiate only with the most conservative of Democrats, make them de facto new leaders by virtue of being the only ones able to get anything done. Stick to the letter of the law or change it but don't ignore it.
58 posted on 05/23/2005 8:57:50 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government)
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To: Kenny Bunkport

Thanks for the heads up. I thought I smelled a rat. I am not too far downwind of her kids. I guess she's visiting.


59 posted on 05/23/2005 8:58:07 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Crackingham

Someone needs to post the picture of Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown. I sense that Dobson will call for a conservative party that will split the repubs and dems. And they will have to cater to that party for anything.


60 posted on 05/23/2005 8:58:19 PM PDT by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: Lancey Howard
The one thing I cannot figure out is why Pryor was one of the three protected nominees? That pandering punk is the first one I would have dumped after the way he stabbed his "friend" Judge Roy Moore, as well as America herself, right in the back.

Pryor upheld the law. Roy Moore got his ass handed to him by his fellow Supreme Court justices.

61 posted on 05/23/2005 8:58:32 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: montag813

Much agree with you.

I don't expect it.

I think Bush has been told a thin line he must walk or be eliminated by the puppet masters. I suspect he's been told something akin to how many DIFFERENT fool proof ways they have of . . . removing him from the picture.


62 posted on 05/23/2005 8:58:55 PM PDT by Quix (LOVE NEVER FAILS.)
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To: Moorings

Yep---they treated these good men and women like objects to be bartered. Disgraceful.


63 posted on 05/23/2005 8:59:41 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: MurryMom
The one thing I cannot figure out is why Pryor was one of the three protected nominees? That pandering punk is the first one I would have dumped after the way he stabbed his "friend" Judge Roy Moore, as well as America herself, right in the back.

'Fraid not, Mom. Bolton still has the votes to win, and he will.

64 posted on 05/23/2005 8:59:55 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: thoughtomator
The ignorance of your comment would be hilarious, were it not so grossly offensive. Are conservative judges being beaten beyond recognition? Are their houses and churches being bombed? Are they being lynched? Which governor is standing on the steps of the capital not allowing the conservative judges to pass through, necessitating action by the national guard? Are cities rioting? Are they're spokespeople being assassinated? All these tactics were used by the right wing in attempts to impede desegregation.
What was it that Nixon called 'The Southern Strategy'? What party did he belong to? Why was it that after signing the Civil Rights Act, Johnson lamented "I'm afraid we just lost the south for a generation"? What party did he belong to? What historical evidence could you possibly site to justify your laughable whining?
65 posted on 05/23/2005 9:00:25 PM PDT by Jred1116
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To: Brimack34

I've decided my money will go to the Club for Growth.


66 posted on 05/23/2005 9:00:25 PM PDT by RWR8189 (I Will Sit on My Hands in 2008 Instead of Voting for McCain)(No Money for the NRSC)
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To: DesScorp
We need to come up with a name for these seven scoundrels.

The Roadkill Seven

67 posted on 05/23/2005 9:00:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Milhous

Graham is, unfortunately, SC, where I live. Damned RINO!!!!


68 posted on 05/23/2005 9:00:54 PM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: sinkspur
Pryor cozied up with the ACLU and every other scumbag athiest in the country and zealously prosecuted the Moore case. So much for "freedom of expression" and the 1st Amendment. Pryor agrees with the ACLU on that stuff.
69 posted on 05/23/2005 9:01:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Crackingham

Dark night in America.


70 posted on 05/23/2005 9:02:11 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Iím sleeping with myself tonight.........saved in time, thank God my musicís still alive)
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To: RWR8189

?????????????????

Is this sadistic satire?

Are you a globalist shill?


71 posted on 05/23/2005 9:03:46 PM PDT by Quix (LOVE NEVER FAILS.)
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To: MurryMom
Look on the bright side. The Bolten nomination is dead now.

Really?

72 posted on 05/23/2005 9:04:31 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Iím sleeping with myself tonight.........saved in time, thank God my musicís still alive)
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To: SmithL
The Judicial nominees get an up or down vote, and Frist keeps the threat of the nuclear option...

Saad and Myers do not get up or down votes.

73 posted on 05/23/2005 9:04:36 PM PDT by Oliver Optic
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To: Crackingham

Freeps,

This is my letter to Senator Hagel. He used to be my guy, now he's my reason to leave the party.



Senator Hagel,

I don't know that I can truly express how disappointed I am in you and the so-called Republicans in the Senate. The Judiciary has repeatedly made the will of the people as well as our elected officials irrelevant in the past 5 years. And now you and your accomplice’s have made a deal that will continue your position of MSM darling but has made the work of so many conservative voters irrelevant as well. Sir, early in your tenure in the Senate I was a strong supporter of your common sense policy views. It must be something in the water in DC that rots the soul.

I'm done. I am headed to the election commission office first thing in the morning to reregister as an Independent. I am asking that any information about my address or phone number be removed from any political action or campaign fund raising associated with you or the Republicans.

Sir I wish you and your family well in your personal life but I will aggressively fight your election or reelection to any additional office.

Sincerely


74 posted on 05/23/2005 9:05:02 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: Lancey Howard
Pryor cozied up with the ACLU and every other scumbag athiest in the country and zealously prosecuted the Moore case.

Pryor followed the law. Moore spit in the face of an Appeals Court, something he would never stand for in his own court.

75 posted on 05/23/2005 9:05:13 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you want unconditional love with skin, and hair and a warm nose, get a shelter dog.)
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To: Jred1116

George Wallace and Lester Maddox.... are they the racist Democrat governors you are referring to? Or are you referring to all those Democrat senators, like Al Gore Sr., who voted against the Civil Rights act?


76 posted on 05/23/2005 9:05:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Quix

What's wrong with the Club for Growth?

Its chaired by Pat Toomey, they almost toppled Arlen Specter.

They're a great group, and I rather give my money to them than the RNC or the NRSC.


77 posted on 05/23/2005 9:05:45 PM PDT by RWR8189 (I Will Sit on My Hands in 2008 Instead of Voting for McCain)(No Money for the NRSC)
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To: Petronski
DeWine is OH

DeWine is o whore.

78 posted on 05/23/2005 9:06:10 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Iím sleeping with myself tonight.........saved in time, thank God my musicís still alive)
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To: Lancey Howard
Out of the question. Recess appointments are worthless. The rats would trip all over themselves in laughter.

Oh yeah? Well guess what...had Miguel Estrada been recess appointed in 2002, the U of Michigan affirmative action setback would never have been approved. Pryor himself has been on the bench for a year and has written rulings of importance. It is better to have a Conservative on a court than a vacancy. In Saad and Myers cases, it would sway ties into conservative majorities. They could serve until Bush left office, and we can use the time to build our Senate majority to 60 in 2006 and 2008.

79 posted on 05/23/2005 9:06:25 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Crackingham
I was just watching these slimeballs (BOTH Reps and Dems) on Nightline, patting each other on the back, smiling and preening before the cameras and it was nauseating! They talked about mutual 'Trust' and 'Respect' over and over but kept ignoring the fact that they are there to represent their constituent's interests and not submerge themselves in the collegiality of the Senate 'Club'.

Frankly, I'm disgusted and more so at these cave-in Republicans who don't appear to know how to wield power and seem to be unable to disturb the creases in their shirts by getting down to business. All the same irrespective of Party affiliation IMHO.

80 posted on 05/23/2005 9:08:38 PM PDT by drt1
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To: DesScorp
Call the seven scoundrels the Opera Buffa. These clowns think they're something great, when all they've done is undermine their leadership and betray the conservatives upon whom they depend for success.
81 posted on 05/23/2005 9:09:27 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: montag813
They could serve until Bush left office, and we can use the time to build our Senate majority to 60 in 2006 and 2008.

Har! Oh, man!
My FRiend, as of tonight, THAT dream is dead as a doornail. At this point, I only wonder how many seats the Republicans will LOSE in the 2006 and 2008 elections.

82 posted on 05/23/2005 9:10:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: thoughtomator
Isolate the worst of the old-time ideologues among the Democrats - Kennedy, Kerry, Schumer, Feinstein, Byrd, Biden, Boxer, and others

You're right. Instead, what the Dems have done is isolated the worst of our guys. It's "Jumpin' Jim Jeffords" all over again....The Repubs get a 50-50 split in the Sen, so peel-off one limp-wristed Republican. Repubs get a 5 vote majority, so peel-off six limp-wristed Republicans. They'll be down another four seats in '07, so they'll work to peel off 10 limp-wristed Republicans. The "Stupid Party" seems to fit.

83 posted on 05/23/2005 9:10:48 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: Milhous

For Snow, Chaffee and DeWine, conservatives just sit out of the election in 2006 and these three who live in Blue States will lose by a narrow margin (RINO vs Liberal Dems) or win by a very slim margin (message is till sent). That will send a message to the remaining four RINO, change or put their reelection in jeopardy. GWB will submit the remaining four again after 2006.


84 posted on 05/23/2005 9:11:16 PM PDT by Fee (Great powers never let minor allies dictate who, where and when they must fight.)
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To: Crackingham
Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Antonin Scalia, and Chief Justice William Rehnquist would never have served on the U. S. Supreme Court if this agreement had been in place during their confirmations. The unconstitutional filibuster survives in the arsenal of Senate liberals.

This is what my husband has been telling me all night. He doesn't think we'll ever get another conservative on the Court.

85 posted on 05/23/2005 9:11:20 PM PDT by Peach
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To: RWR8189

I may be mixing it up with some globalist orgs of similar name.

What's it's history and top 3 priority goals?


86 posted on 05/23/2005 9:12:04 PM PDT by Quix (LOVE NEVER FAILS.)
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To: Crackingham

Dobson's on target yet again.

Unfortunately, this is typical Republican behavior. Thety are deathly afraid of the mainstream media saying anything bad about them.

They really should change the party symbol from an elephant to a jellyfish.


87 posted on 05/23/2005 9:13:24 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Quix
About the Club for Growth

The Club for Growth is a national network of over 30,000 men and women, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom.

 

The Club for Growth exists to encourage, and make possible, the enactment of pro-growth economic policies by the federal government. The primary tactic of the Club for Growth PAC has been to provide financial support from Club members to viable pro-growth candidates to Congress, particularly in Republican primaries.

 

Club for Growth Policy Goals:


88 posted on 05/23/2005 9:15:31 PM PDT by RWR8189 (I Will Sit on My Hands in 2008 Instead of Voting for McCain)(No Money for the NRSC)
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To: Crackingham
Only three of President Bush’s nominees will be given the courtesy of an up-or-down vote, and it's business as usual for all the rest. The rules that blocked conservative nominees remain in effect, and nothing of significance has changed.

He may be right, but I want to see what happens when President Bush pushes beyond these three justices and puts forward the names of another three of four conservative justices. You know he'll do that.

If Frist and gang fold at round two, then I will agree with Dr. Dobson.

But the most important nominations of all are the SCOTUS nominations. Suppose Cruella de Hillary works some voodoo and by hook or crook ascends to the throne in 2008. You can bet some liberal justices will be looking for tag team replacements. We have got to be in a position to stuff those nominees.

We have GOT to add an additional seat or three in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 election cycles. That is vital.

89 posted on 05/23/2005 9:16:26 PM PDT by JCEccles (Andrea Dworkin--the Ward Churchill of gender politics.)
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To: RWR8189

THANKS.

Sounds great. I certainly support all those goals.

Glad to read of it.

Glad to be wrong.


90 posted on 05/23/2005 9:17:02 PM PDT by Quix (LOVE NEVER FAILS.)
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To: DesScorp
Call the seven scoundrels the Opera Buffa. These clowns think they're something great, when all they've done is undermine their leadership and betray the conservatives upon whom they depend for success.
91 posted on 05/23/2005 9:17:27 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Kenny Bunkport

and what will the Sen look like in 06 and 08? This is a punt.


92 posted on 05/23/2005 9:18:02 PM PDT by petertare (!)
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To: Vicomte13
...Can't blame it on McCain. He's just one Senator.

Is he still in the Republicans caucus? Hasn't been expelled from the party yet?

No?

Then I blame the Republican party...

He did have to have some help didn't he. It's not the whole party, but voters will have to stand against this if they expected their Republicans to vote Republican interests.
93 posted on 05/23/2005 9:18:22 PM PDT by planekT (Go DeLay, Go!)
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To: Milhous
Lindsey Graham: "Democrat by night"

Well, according to a former Daschle aide, Graham was quick to work with Daschle and the minority on a number of issues. After one such meeting, Graham emerged from Daschle's office, walked to the door, turned around, and proclaimed loudly for the Daschle's entire staff to hear:

 
                                                  Senator Lindsey Graham

94 posted on 05/23/2005 9:19:03 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Crackingham
Every two years the Republican Party begs for my money, my support and my vote. We have faithfully given each for decades but with this traitorous "deal" to end the filibuster they have "screwed the pooch". They will not get my money, my support OR my vote, until they act like men and vote and support the conservative values regarding illegal aliens, social security and the conservative judicial nominees, etc..., that my family and I believe in and the conservative promises on which they ran their campaigns.

Now that they have been reelected they have promptly forgotten the people and values that placed them into power. Well, I for one am no longer their pawn. Count me out, this country will get the kind of "leadership" it deserves; liberal, socialist/communist and corrupt. From now on, all I care about is my family and their well-being, the country can go to hell for all I care, it is already well on it's way. And don't try to frighten me with the old: "You have got to vote or Hillery will get in" because as far as I am concerned, the Republican party nhas shown that they are no better than Hilery C, neither do they deserve my vote.

I have had it, I just sent the following to:

Chairman@gop.com

May 23, 2005

Dear Sir,

My family and I have been faithful supporters and active members of the Republican Party here in New Hampshire for years. The last Democrat I voted for was Jimmy carter in the 70’s. Due to the extreme cowardice and near treasonous disregard for the Constitution of the United States shown by the Republican members of the Senate of the United States, who decided to cave in to unreasonable demands from the Democrat side of the aisle, I will cease to provide contributions to the Republican National Committee. Until this party remembers who voted for it and behaves in a manner consistent with what its base believes in, you will not receive so much as one penny from me again.

Please remove my name from all of your mailing list, and my telephone number from your calling lists.

Mr. XXXX XXXXX

XX XXXXX XXXXXX

XXXXX XX

95 posted on 05/23/2005 9:19:11 PM PDT by Jmouse007 ("Negotiate and die!" Brought to you by "Islam the Religion of Peace tm")
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To: Petronski
Sulfur? You're being too nice.
96 posted on 05/23/2005 9:20:18 PM PDT by hope
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To: Peach
He doesn't think we'll ever get another conservative on the Court.

I have an informed hunch that all of this jockeying is intended to clear the way for Janice Rogers Brown to get the next open SCOTUS seat. That will likely be when Rehnquist retires. Brown is a bona fide Scalia-type conservative.

But we need more than one, we need three more.

97 posted on 05/23/2005 9:20:36 PM PDT by JCEccles (Andrea Dworkin--the Ward Churchill of gender politics.)
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To: kcvl

"We need to come up with a name for these seven scoundrels."

How about calling it "The McCain Mutiny", and John McCain is the essential, "Captain Queeg". I caught sight of him on MSNBC with Chris Matthews, and he actually sounded as demented as Queeg!


98 posted on 05/23/2005 9:20:57 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: Vicomte13

Doesn't the senate majority leader get to make appointments to commitee posts? If so we'll see if Frist has the balls to punish these renagades.

They have shown utter disrespect for him as the leader - they have gone behind his back and done their own deal (unlike the dems who were doing it under Reid's control).

He should take this as a personal slap in the face and return the favor, if he's a man.


99 posted on 05/23/2005 9:22:06 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Milhous
Also not piling on; the chart is a good idea. But Graham is not NE, he's SC. At the big RINO victory celebration tonight he said (on C-SPAN) that he knew he was going to make a lot of people "at home mad for a while." I hope they'll stay mad until 2008.
100 posted on 05/23/2005 9:22:57 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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