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Bush: Judge Samuel Alito is new choice for Supreme Court nominee
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Posted on 10/31/2005 3:12:28 AM PST by kcvl

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To: Allen H

Agreed. We must all show the RINOs no quarter.


1,201 posted on 10/31/2005 7:03:56 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: Rodney King
It is APPhys who is arguing that one cannot call Meirs unqualified.

You can't say that, it's uncostimatooshunul!

1,202 posted on 10/31/2005 7:04:11 AM PST by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: Delphinium

I was disappointed in that also, and REALLY wanted Toomey. Though, I don't think he would have won in the election. PA just doesn't seem ready for a real conservative in that seat. I sure would have liked to have been rid of Specter. That would be a BIG HUGE lib loving RINO out the door. Maybe next time. It would sure be nice. Get Santorum behind the person, then he gets to be the Sr. Sen. from PA, and we get a real Republican in that seat instead of Specter. 8) Everone wins, except the democrats who lose a Republican seat that sided with them half or more of the time.


1,203 posted on 10/31/2005 7:04:54 AM PST by Allen H (Remember 9-11,God bless our military,Bush,& the USA! A sad ACLU, for a better America!!!)
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To: B Knotts

Up or down vote or...Nuke these weak-kneed wimps! All of them, Rinos or libs, nuke them now, do it for the children! :)


1,204 posted on 10/31/2005 7:05:18 AM PST by Shaka
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To: AFPhys
I can't understand why people in the conservative movement abandoned the principle that an originalist interpretation of The Constitution was important, ironically during a battle "to install an originalist".

That's obvious.

But you are trying to deny the President his prerogative to nominate and withdraw at will. Heck, even with a confirmed nominee, the President has no Constitutional obligation to appoint.

1,205 posted on 10/31/2005 7:05:36 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: AFPhys

I wanted her to go to the Senate, never dreamt she'd withdraw. But her hearings were going to be an embarrassing disaster.


1,206 posted on 10/31/2005 7:05:49 AM PST by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: Rodney King; AFPhys; rcrngroup; NittanyLion; 1Old Pro; sinkspur; jwalsh07; JRochelle; ...
So you concede that Miers met all the requirements set by the Constitution?

Of course, as is Pee Wee Herman.

Miers was cheerleader, confidant and sounding board for President Bush. Her personality type is keyed into how people really feel - and because of that she's be able to offer a type of counsel others can't.

I was against Miers being confirmed, but she's won my respect for her important spot on the team.

My concern is she would have performed the same function on the SC. Miers might have attached herself to a conservative -- and we'd have an extra conservative justice. Great. Or she could have attached to a liberal..

Powerful men who surround themselves with powerful "truth tellers" only, are handicapped. Bush is smarter than that -- but he confused the mirror she holds up to him, with the person she is... Powerful people needs a "Miers" on the team, and she deserves our respect. Not confirmation...

1,207 posted on 10/31/2005 7:06:07 AM PST by GOPJ (Is every democrat a bent kneed Monica?)
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To: mainepatsfan

When we put the best and the brightest people out as our argument instead of "quota" pick, we'll win the argument EVERY time. The country won't be fooled by the MSM.


1,208 posted on 10/31/2005 7:06:39 AM PST by Toidylop
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To: Allen H
...Yeah it is now time for ALL OF US, ALL CONSERVATIVES to FLOOD the seven RINOs with calls and emails and faxes 24-7. If we're RELENTLESS, VICIOUS, MERCILESS with them, they will all cave and vote for Alito. MUCH pressure is needed from us. We have to all be the surrogate spine for the Republicans in the Senate, for they have no spine of their own and haven't since long before they were the Majority....

I could not agree more! and LET'S DO IT NOW!... WHEN IT'S FRESH... SO THEY get a real picture, real QUICK of what's coming if they do the same little trick of las time

1,209 posted on 10/31/2005 7:06:56 AM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget we are all still friends despite our differences :))
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To: Delphinium

None, the aforementioned Senators need to be pushed so they won't backdown from the scrum.

It only takes a simple majority to change floor rules...


1,210 posted on 10/31/2005 7:06:57 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (lex orandi, lex credendi)
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To: B Knotts
Sorry.........but I don't think anyone suggesting he nominate a liberal is a 'die-hard supporter.' Either that or they weren't thinking straight and said it in anger.

JMHO.

1,211 posted on 10/31/2005 7:07:25 AM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
If Stevens and Ginsburg are gone the next two years and we get Luddig/Owens/Pryor/Jones type conservatives, like Thomas and Scalia are, and Roberts andAlito appears to be, in just four short years, the SC will have made a radical course correction about 135 degrees to the right, one that has been desperately needed for over half a century. I get goosebumps at the thought of a solid SIX SEAT conservative constructionist group on the SC. And then Kennedy too if he is more conservative like he supposedly was when put on the court.

That would leave just souter and breyer. And it will be a sweet day indeed when souter retires if there is a Republican President. That's a mistake that has been a LONG time in correcting. 8)

1,212 posted on 10/31/2005 7:08:24 AM PST by Allen H (Remember 9-11,God bless our military,Bush,& the USA! A sad ACLU, for a better America!!!)
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To: AFPhys
Why didn't the president choose someone more on the order of fifty.

We already knew the list was extremely short...plus, this guy was born in 1950 i think...he isnt old by my definition and in 28.

1,213 posted on 10/31/2005 7:08:41 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all cost makes for tyranny free of charge...)
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To: puroresu

That's the Gonzales seat.


1,214 posted on 10/31/2005 7:08:46 AM PST by Steve_Stifler
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To: mlc9852
"And I would have preferred a woman"

Why?

1,215 posted on 10/31/2005 7:08:50 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: smith288

Anyone born after I was born is plenty young. ;)


1,217 posted on 10/31/2005 7:10:03 AM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: LS

See post #429


1,218 posted on 10/31/2005 7:10:10 AM PST by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: McGavin999

I hope you're right. In recent years kennedy has been WAY too concerned with his legacy and not near as concerned enough about doing what the Constitution says. He reads what the media says about him too much. If having Roberts and Alito on the court helps make kennedy more conservative by proxy of their presence, then that is a firm five, and a MAJOR swing, which is what I've thought it would be having o'conner off the bench. She was a moderate at best. No conservative in her at all.


1,219 posted on 10/31/2005 7:10:19 AM PST by Allen H (Remember 9-11,God bless our military,Bush,& the USA! A sad ACLU, for a better America!!!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Because I like to believe Bush promotes women in his administration but I guess we just don't have enough qualified women.


1,220 posted on 10/31/2005 7:11:00 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: Westlander
Let's see if he passes the Dan Rather inquisition.

Locked and loaded - let's rumble. I am sure we will have our fight, bring it on!!!

1,221 posted on 10/31/2005 7:11:02 AM PST by p23185
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To: ElPatriota

I send my $100 contribution to the RNC with a note to tell them that we want everyone in the pubbies to vote for Judge Alito. AND I'LL SEND MONEY TO DEFEAT ANY REPUBLICAN TO VOTE AGAINST JUDGE ALITO. It's money talk!!! SIGH.


1,222 posted on 10/31/2005 7:11:05 AM PST by Toidylop
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Specter, Mr. Pro-Abortion, may not let him out of committee.

Specter and Alito are friends. He will fight for him.

1,223 posted on 10/31/2005 7:11:24 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Stuck on Genius)
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To: Petronski
Bitter much?

Bitter? Heck no. I'm delighted. Judge Alito is a mainstream conservative of Italian descent. I'm a mainstream conservative of half-Italian descent. All is right in my world.

However, if you're asking if I'm alientated from the Ingrahams, Coulters, Frums, Buchanans, etc., you bet. I don't like them. I don't respect them. And I sure as heck don't need them to do my thinking for me.

1,224 posted on 10/31/2005 7:11:29 AM PST by Wolfstar (Happy first birthday, Miss Beasley. Happy Anniversary President and Mrs. Bush.)
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To: ohioWfan

Well, I think the bottom line is what's done is done, and now we have one of the best possible picks for SCOTUS!


1,225 posted on 10/31/2005 7:11:32 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: ohioWfan
"SENATOR DEWINE - OHIO

PHONE NUMBER 202-224-2315

email - dewine@senate.gov

Contact him NOW, everyone!! He's a WIMP, but he'll listen if we all scream loud enough."

Thank you. I will call and email and fwd it to my list. The more people that do that the better!!! 8) And here's to replacing him with a real conservative in the comming years. 8) **knock wood**

1,226 posted on 10/31/2005 7:11:57 AM PST by Allen H (Remember 9-11,God bless our military,Bush,& the USA! A sad ACLU, for a better America!!!)
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To: Toidylop
AND I'LL SEND MONEY TO DEFEAT ANY REPUBLICAN TO VOTE AGAINST JUDGE ALITO.

Well said!

1,227 posted on 10/31/2005 7:12:23 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: kcvl
I hope all the angry rightwingers are satisfied with the pick of Sam Alito.

The President made a good choice.

1,228 posted on 10/31/2005 7:12:57 AM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: Wolfstar
And I sure as heck don't need them to do my thinking for me.

Not an issue for anyone here.

1,229 posted on 10/31/2005 7:13:06 AM PST by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: CCJJR
CONTACT INFORMATION for REPUBLICAN SENATORS

Don't forget DeWine and Voinovich!

1,230 posted on 10/31/2005 7:13:30 AM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: kcvl
Scooby Lewis

Rut Roh!
1,231 posted on 10/31/2005 7:13:37 AM PST by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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To: TexasRedeye

As long as the blood isn't ours - fine.


1,232 posted on 10/31/2005 7:14:04 AM PST by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: B Knotts
People will object that Bush would never do such a thing to a friend. That's true; he wouldn't...but...what if Miers was in on the plan?

That would be strategery of the conspirational type.

1,233 posted on 10/31/2005 7:14:13 AM PST by Paradox (Just because we are not perfect, does not mean we are not good.)
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To: B Knotts

Amen!


1,234 posted on 10/31/2005 7:14:23 AM PST by ohioWfan (Take comfort, Friend George, God is with thee!)
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To: GOP_Proud; saradippity; kstewskis
IMHO, if Roberts and Alito (or anyone in the Scalia mold) is all we get from W serving as president, then he will have done us proud.

A great big ditto for that.

1,235 posted on 10/31/2005 7:14:26 AM PST by Phx_RC (The work continues... sweep, sweep, sweep.)
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To: Delphinium

Check out the anti-filibustering 14.

It will be really interesting to see
just where Byrd lines up on THIS vote!
Old Sheets stuck by his word and voted
YES for Roberts. As for the others, take
your pick. This is the roll call at
11:31 on Sept. 29th:

Alphabetical by Senator Name
Akaka (D-HI), Nay
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Allard (R-CO), Yea
Allen (R-VA), Yea
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Nay
Bennett (R-UT), Yea
Biden (D-DE), Nay
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Brownback (R-KS), Yea
Bunning (R-KY), Yea
Burns (R-MT), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Byrd (D-WV), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Nay
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Chafee (R-RI), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Clinton (D-NY), Nay
Coburn (R-OK), Yea
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Coleman (R-MN), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Corzine (D-NJ), Nay
Craig (R-ID), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
Dayton (D-MN), Nay
DeMint (R-SC), Yea
DeWine (R-OH), Yea
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dole (R-NC), Yea
Domenici (R-NM), Yea
Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Ensign (R-NV), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Feingold (D-WI), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Frist (R-TN), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Gregg (R-NH), Yea
Hagel (R-NE), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Jeffords (I-VT), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kennedy (D-MA), Nay
Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (D-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lott (R-MS), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Martinez (R-FL), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Obama (D-IL), Nay
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Nay
Reid (D-NV), Nay
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Salazar (D-CO), Yea
Santorum (R-PA), Yea
Sarbanes (D-MD), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Nay
Sessions (R-AL), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Smith (R-OR), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Specter (R-PA), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Stevens (R-AK), Yea
Sununu (R-NH), Yea
Talent (R-MO), Yea
Thomas (R-WY), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Warner (R-VA), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Yea


1,236 posted on 10/31/2005 7:15:01 AM PST by Grendel9 (uick)
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To: Reagan Man
I hope all the angry rightwingers are satisfied with the pick of Sam Alito.

Yes, we are. :-)

1,237 posted on 10/31/2005 7:15:23 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

By the way, forwarded to Rush Limbaugh. Hopefully it will pop up on his site. Great job.


1,238 posted on 10/31/2005 7:16:03 AM PST by Deo et Patria (Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: upchuck

Alito will be so impressive in the hearings that the filibuster option will die a quick death.

Meanwhile, bombard Senators of both parties with tremendous support for this nominee. Make 'em all feel the heat.


1,239 posted on 10/31/2005 7:16:16 AM PST by mwl1
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To: Paradox
That would be strategery of the conspirational type.

Were it true, I would be extremely impressed.

1,240 posted on 10/31/2005 7:16:20 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: mlc9852; Mr. Mojo
Because I like to believe Bush promotes women in his administration...

Sheesh.
What are you doing on this website?
Real conservatives promote people based upon their qualifications - and leave sex out of it.
We do not need another so-called conservative promoting a femnist agenda.

1,241 posted on 10/31/2005 7:16:36 AM PST by ppaul
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To: kcvl

If I remember correctly, George Walker Bush is President - Not Harry Mason Reid.

Someone should tell that weak kneed little whiner to STFU!


;-)

DD


1,242 posted on 10/31/2005 7:16:39 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (www.cafepress.com/rwos == for your Republican Women of Substance Gear)
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To: Miss Marple


Excellent, Miss Marple! I concur.


1,243 posted on 10/31/2005 7:17:25 AM PST by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: ohioWfan
"Don't forget DeWine and Voinovich!"

Done. ....and I'll try my best not to make Voinovich cry.

1,244 posted on 10/31/2005 7:17:44 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: ppaul

So you agree that there are NO qualified women suitable for the SC?


1,245 posted on 10/31/2005 7:18:08 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: Cboldt; AFPhys
But you are trying to deny the President his prerogative to nominate and withdraw at will.

I just love all the revisionism going on here. Cboldt, it was just a week ago that you and many others were demanding right of first refusal on the President's judicial nominees. Or, to put it another way, you wanted to do the nominating and just have him follow along.

Well, you got one of the names on the approved short list handed down from your high priests and priestesses. You're going to have the fight you all claim you wanted. But are you really going to fight or just sit around here on FR revising your own past actions?

1,246 posted on 10/31/2005 7:18:17 AM PST by Wolfstar (Happy first birthday, Miss Beasley. Happy Anniversary President and Mrs. Bush.)
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To: ppaul

And you believe choosing a woman is "promoting a feminist agenda"? In what way?


1,247 posted on 10/31/2005 7:18:45 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: kcvl

Too good to be true - this must be a trick!


1,248 posted on 10/31/2005 7:18:51 AM PST by Redbob
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To: Deo et Patria
Any way to keep the outline of the gavel but cloud it in shadow?

I'll give it a shot. I'll update the file and upload it again so the pic in reply #1148 will be updated. You'll need to clear your browser cache.

1,249 posted on 10/31/2005 7:18:53 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (This space left intentionally blank)
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To: ConsentofGoverned

I don't pay much attention to the ranch stuff, but not so long ago, the NY attorney General Spritzer (sp) began an investigation of the Imus' ranch, but very quickly it ended with Imus getting a letter of apology from the NY AG. I think I'm describing what happened accurately, at least as Imus described it.


1,250 posted on 10/31/2005 7:19:19 AM PST by YaYa123 (@HOOAH!.com)
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