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Liu Judgeship Likely to Turn on Few Key GOP Votes
Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/18/11 | Ashby Jones

Posted on 05/18/2011 12:22:06 PM PDT by AtlasStalled

Let’s bring you a little midday update on the situation involving Goodwin Liu, arguably the most controversial of all of President Obama’s lower-court nominees.

The big vote in the U.S. Senate is scheduled for Thursday. Senate Democrats need 60 votes in order to break the Republicans’ filibuster and bring an up-or-down vote to the floor. Suffice it to say that if the filibuster is filibusted on Thursday, the rest is a done deal: Liu will become the Ninth Circuit’s newest judge. The BLT blog has done the math for us, and here’s where we sit: Liu’s supporters need at least seven Republicans to cross party lines to allow a final vote.

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1 posted on 05/18/2011 12:22:08 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Allow me to name those few “key” GOP Senators for ya.

Snowe.
Collins
Lugar
McCain

They’re the usual suspects


2 posted on 05/18/2011 12:23:49 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: AtlasStalled
There are ELEVEN GOP senators who voted for cloture recently, allowing McConnell, the former Planned Parenthood head, to be confirmed as a federal judge. Someone else can look up the names...Soem are surprising..like Thune.

This will be, IMHO, a come to Jesus moment for some of these GOP senators. Anyone know how Lugar voted?

3 posted on 05/18/2011 12:30:33 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: AtlasStalled

The biggest disappointment for me in 2011 is that the old-time “Republicans” in the House are little different than Dems/Liberals. The 2010 Tea Party people are excellent, but they don’t have the numbers needed to do anything. I see, instead, congresspeople working only for their own benefit, perhaps seeing a collapse coming and unwilling to do anything to stop it except find their own exit strategy.


4 posted on 05/18/2011 12:51:03 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: AtlasStalled

Watch Hatch vote for this super-leftist whack-job. Hatch has already helped put countless Marxist activists on courts across the country.


5 posted on 05/18/2011 1:00:15 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: AtlasStalled

I just heard that Webb was voting against. Was I hearing things?


6 posted on 05/18/2011 1:08:23 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Still fighting the fight: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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