Skip to comments.Liu Judgeship Likely to Turn on Few Key GOP Votes
Posted on 05/18/2011 12:22:06 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
Lets bring you a little midday update on the situation involving Goodwin Liu, arguably the most controversial of all of President Obamas 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 Circuits newest judge. The BLT blog has done the math for us, and heres where we sit: Lius supporters need at least seven Republicans to cross party lines to allow a final vote.
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Allow me to name those few “key” GOP Senators for ya.
They’re the usual suspects
This will be, IMHO, a come to Jesus moment for some of these GOP senators. Anyone know how Lugar voted?
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.
Watch Hatch vote for this super-leftist whack-job. Hatch has already helped put countless Marxist activists on courts across the country.
I just heard that Webb was voting against. Was I hearing things?