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In this presidential race, let's not forget GOP candidates for Congress, particularly the Senate!

Posted on 10/09/2008 2:42:06 PM PDT by Sun

Senator Charles Schumer says he feels confident that the Dems will have a super majority - 60 senators - after this election. Let's not allow this to happen! A super majority can stop any judicial picks by John McCain, and IF (horrors) Barack Obama becomes president, his judicial picks would breeze right through.

As an example, I just heard a tape on the radio where Senator McCain said that Justice Thomas was a good pick, and Senator Obama said he would not have picked him.

Please support the Republicans in the senate race, even if they are not from your state. Maybe you can do some research and pick a candidate(s) who will be in the senate race who is your favorite, and help them out by calling a national talk show (or a local talk show if it's your state), contributing to their campaign, writing a letter to the editor, and/or volunteering for their campaign, etc..

Do what you can to help out, but kindly do something. IMO, the judicial nominations is the most important issue of all, because it affects all of the other issues, like pro-life, the sanctity of marriage, so-called "Fairness" doctrine, terrorism, 2nd Amendment, immigration, eminent domain - everything. Activist judges do what they please, so getting originalist judges on the bench is paramount.

I ask FRiends to tell us which candidate(s) you like, and why, which would be useful for calling a talk show.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; congress; electioncongress; elections; prolife; scotus; senate
Who's running in 2008? Here's a list of the candidates who are running, which includes both Democrat and Republican-held seats: http://archive.redstate.com/stories/elections/2008/senate_2008

And don't forget, when the time comes, the ones running in the near future, like Tom Coburn, who is running in 2010:

http://www.coburnforsenate.com/20040613pressrelease.shtml

The POTUS will probably still be picking judicial nominees after 2010.

1 posted on 10/09/2008 2:42:06 PM PDT by Sun
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To: Sun

I’ve been screaming about this all summer. Where in the hell is talk Radio with the Candidates running? Have they forgotten what is at stake?


2 posted on 10/09/2008 2:45:43 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Sun; MeekOneGOP; Coleus

BTTT


3 posted on 10/09/2008 2:45:46 PM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: Maelstorm

“I’ve been screaming about this all summer.”

Thank you for screaming!

And if enough FReepers call a talk show, we can bring this to the forefront on talk radio ourselves.


4 posted on 10/09/2008 2:47:54 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: 8mmMauser; wagglebee; floriduh voter; cpforlife.org; Paperdoll; roamer_1; ...

Ping!


5 posted on 10/09/2008 3:01:27 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

My anti amnesty/bailout congressman seems to be doing well.


6 posted on 10/09/2008 3:03:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: Sun; 8mmMauser

Unfortunately, my senate race in Virginia is Jim Gilmore vs. Mark Warner and Gilmore doesn’t have a chance.


7 posted on 10/09/2008 3:07:52 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Sun

Dump All Rinos!!!!!and their democrat allies!!!


8 posted on 10/09/2008 3:21:08 PM PDT by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of the American Sheeple never ceases to amaze me)
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To: Sun

You mean the ones who voted YES for the bailout?


9 posted on 10/09/2008 3:54:47 PM PDT by April Lexington (I'm voting for McCain in 2008 and Jefferson Davis in 2012)
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To: Sun

I’ll be voting against Saxby Chambliss. And I will be truly sorry if that gives the Rats a super majority; but I WILL NOT VOTE for a man after he defies the will of his constituents.

Gang of Ten energy bill + Massive gooberment socialist takeover (”bailout”) = loss of my vote.


10 posted on 10/09/2008 4:07:08 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: cripplecreek

“My anti amnesty/bailout congressman seems to be doing well.”

And I’m sure he’ll also be voting against the so-called “Fair”ness Doctrine if it comes up.


11 posted on 10/09/2008 5:15:58 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: gitmogrunt

“Dump All Rinos!!!!!and their democrat allies!!!”

Time to dump the RINOS is in the primaries.


12 posted on 10/09/2008 5:18:09 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: April Lexington

“You mean the ones who voted YES for the bailout?”

Yes, even those, at least the U.S. Senators. We have four originalists vs. five liberals in SCOTUS, and if the Dems get a supermajority (60 senators), we will never take back our courts, and rule as the Founding Fathers intended.

If you don’t want to vote for a RINO congresscritter, I can understand, but we canNOT allow the Dems to have a supermajority in the U.S. Senate.


13 posted on 10/09/2008 5:22:21 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Yeah, lets not... If they voted for the bailout throw them out too!


14 posted on 10/09/2008 5:22:42 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: roamer_1

Do what you must, but if the Dems get that supermajority in the SENATE, say good bye to any chance of a conservative court.

Not voting for a Republican for congresscritter is not as bad, because it doesn’t affect the Judiciary Committee.

I’m not sure if I’ll vote for my RINO congresscritter, either, but if I lived in a state where a Republican was running for U.S. senator this year, I would hold my nose and vote BECAUSE of the courts.


15 posted on 10/09/2008 5:29:37 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
Do what you must, but if the Dems get that supermajority in the SENATE, say good bye to any chance of a conservative court.

Nonsense. Anyone who voted for that monstrosity isn't conservative in the least anyway. Throw them out and hope for better.

Duty is ours, results are God's. -John Quincy Adams

16 posted on 10/09/2008 5:36:38 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: All

Surely we can all find a Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate that we DO like, and support them.

Check them out:

http://archive.redstate.com/stories/elections/2008/senate_2008

They don’t have to be in our state in order for us to support them.


17 posted on 10/09/2008 5:49:10 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

We have a good one in my State to try to vote into a Senate seat.


18 posted on 10/09/2008 5:58:10 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-'96, Noachide computer geek)
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To: Sun

Saxby Chambliss in GA was running away with it until he voted on the cow-patty. Now mega-lib-progressive Jim Martin is tied with him. I’d like to stick it to Chambliss, but won’t because I know Martin from working in GA politics and he’s a judicial nightmare. http://chambliss.senate.gov/public/index.cfm

Help out a Repub.


19 posted on 10/09/2008 6:33:38 PM PDT by AmericanGirlRising
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To: AmericanGirlRising

“Help out a Repub.”

Thanx for the info.

It’s difficult to vote for someone when we’re so angry with them, but I put my country before my emotions.

Here’s more of why:

“If Senate Democrats attain a 60-vote majority in the elections, certain parliamentarian devices, such as filibuster and objection, which are generally available to the minority party, could become nearly impossible for Republicans to employ.”

excerpt http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=37129


20 posted on 10/09/2008 6:45:27 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
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21 posted on 10/09/2008 6:47:00 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Sun

Ok. You convinced me! This election is very much about the Supreme Court.
Thanks!


22 posted on 10/09/2008 9:11:22 PM PDT by April Lexington (I'm voting for McCain in 2008 and Jefferson Davis in 2012)
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To: Sun; wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


23 posted on 10/10/2008 2:54:35 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Sun

BTTT


24 posted on 10/10/2008 6:34:38 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Sun

I don’t see a supermajority for the Democrats, even in my worst nightmares. I’m expecting them to pick up 5, maybe 6 seats. But they’ll lose one when they boot Lieberman from their caucus. Congress is harder, maybe a pickup of 12 to 15 at the outside. All depends on how the Democrats who won traditionally Republican seats in 2006 do in their first run for reelection.


25 posted on 10/10/2008 6:38:15 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: April Lexington

“Ok. You convinced me! This election is very much about the Supreme Court.
Thanks!”

Thank YOU!


26 posted on 10/10/2008 2:41:02 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Salvation

Thanx for the pix.


27 posted on 10/10/2008 2:42:06 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

“I don’t see a supermajority for the Democrats, even in my worst nightmares.”

I hope you’re correct, but I don’t leave anything to chance. This is too important.

Also, my goals are higher than simply stopping the Dems from becoming the supermajority - I’m aiming for the Republican U.S. senators to become the majority again.

If the Republican U.S. senators become the majority again, they will regain control of the Judicial Committee, and then more conservative nominees will be allowed to the floor for an up or down vote.


28 posted on 10/10/2008 2:47:02 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
Also, my goals are higher than simply stopping the Dems from becoming the supermajority - I’m aiming for the Republican U.S. senators to become the majority again.

It won't happen this year.

29 posted on 10/10/2008 5:01:49 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

“It won’t happen this year.”

I know it’s a long shot, but it is possible.

But in any event, let’s work hard so that the Dems don’t get that supermajority. Also, let’s work toward gaining some Senatorial seats this election, so that the Republicans will have a better chance at a majority after the 2010 election, so they get the Judiciary committee again.


30 posted on 10/10/2008 8:56:44 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All

Also, any strong motivation to go to the polls on Election Day to vote for ANY Republican gets Republicans to vote for other Republicans while they’re there.


31 posted on 10/12/2008 2:30:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All

Let’s not forget the Republican U.S. senators on Nov. 4 bump!

If we do, the Senate will be filibuster proof.


32 posted on 10/27/2008 10:26:53 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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