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  • Alec Baldwin Blasts 'Chicken-Bleep' Dems

    02/02/2006 9:44:16 AM PST · by badabing98 · 119 replies · 4,159+ views ^ | badabing
    Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 12:22 p.m. EST Alec Baldwin Blasts 'Chicken-Bleep' Dems Print Friendly Version Forward this Page E-mail NewsMax RSS Feed Reprint Information Hollywood Democrat Alec Baldwin is blasting his party's Senators for failing to block Samuel Alito confirmation to the Supreme Court, saying he's appalled that Sen. Ted Kennedy and other liberals could muster only 25 of the 41 votes needed mount a successful filibuster. The problem is there are too many "chicken-bleep Democrats in the Senate," the agitated actor told the New York Daily News. "We have a bunch of budding Zell Millers down there," he complained,...
  • One Republican Voted Against Alito

    02/01/2006 9:37:31 AM PST · by no dems · 65 replies · 2,216+ views
    Right March PAC ^ | 2-01-06 | William Greene
    There was ONE Republican that voted against Alito. ONE Republican that caved to the Left and voted AGAINST what was RIGHT. We've told you about him before -- and we've told you that we're going to do something about him. Well, the time is now. If you guessed the supreme "Republican In Name Only" (RINO), Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island... you guessed right. SHAME ON HIM. For too long, he's voted with Democrats in the Senate, and AGAINST President Bush. I mean that literally. He voted AGAINST President Bush in the last presidential election! The man is a LIBERAL....
  • Kim Gandy Cussin' Mad Over Alito Confirmation (NOW President)

    02/01/2006 9:05:37 AM PST · by wagglebee · 144 replies · 4,856+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/1/06 | NewsMax
    National Organization for Women president Kim Gandy was so angry on Tuesday after the Senate confirmed Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito that she began cursing during a radio interview. "That is such B - llsh - t!" Gandy exclaimed, after radio host Steve Malzberg argued that Alito was nowhere near as politically extreme as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who once favored lowing the age of consent for women to 12. The staff at WOR Radio bleeped Gandy's swearword and Malzberg promptly warned her, "Hey, hey, hey - you can't say that on the air . . . I...
  • How Democrats lost the political battle

    02/01/2006 7:15:56 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 31 replies · 1,331+ views ^ | 2/1/06 | Steven Lubet
    With the confirmation of Associate Justice Samuel Alito, the Bush administration has managed to win both the battle and the war over the future of the Supreme Court. Under the leadership of new Chief Justice John Roberts, the court almost certainly will take a sharp turn to the right on issues such as women's rights, environmental protection, gun control, separation of church and state, presidential power and the relationship between the federal government and the states. It is no exaggeration to say that 10 years from now Americans may be living in a society with less privacy, less autonomy, less...
  • Pro-abortion groups outraged over Alito

    02/01/2006 7:11:16 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 1,241+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/1/06 | WorldNetDaily
    Reacting to Samuel Alito's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, pro-abortion groups are issuing statements of outrage, one organization calling the confirmation "a blow to the ideals of freedom and privacy that Americans value." Yesterday, the Senate confirmed President Bush's choice to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor by a 58-42 count. Only four Democrats backed Alito, joining 54 of the chamber's 55 Republicans. The National Organization for Women accused senators who confirmed Alito of giving in to the "despicable agenda of the right wing," and condemned their "unrelenting determination to undermine our rights and liberties." Karen Pearl, interim president...
  • Why Bush won the Alito fight (Interesting Analysis)

    02/01/2006 5:12:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies · 2,525+ views ^ | January 31, 2006 | Tom Curry
    The Senate's vote Tuesday to confirm Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court to replace Sandra Day O’Connor is — along with President Bush’s victory on Chief Justice John Roberts — the biggest domestic victory of his two terms as president.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-31-06 ("I'm calling for political CIVIL WAR in the Democratic Party...")

    01/31/2006 3:08:53 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 151 replies · 2,150+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 31, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    WARNING! DUmmieland is now in total MELTDOWN Mode. Despite the assurances yesterday from benburch that they really won, the DUmmies are incredibly angry as you can see in this THREAD titled, "I'm calling for political CIVIL WAR in the Democratic Party..." Of course there are many similar Meltdown threads so I had a RICH target of opportunity today. The DUmmie Bounty has indeed been plentiful since the coming of the Apocalito. I expect it will be even more so tomorrow after the State of the Union Address where the DUmmies, as a fringe benefit, will have to view newly...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 1.31.06

    01/31/2006 4:00:09 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 1,130 replies · 10,583+ views,; Reuters | 1.31.06 | ohioWfan
    WELCOME to the first, RNC officially sanctioned, CYBER GOP House Party for the President's STATE of the UNION speech! There are 1375 Parties nationwide, and WE are the biggest and the best! Tonight, President Bush, in his STATE of the UNION speech, will discuss America's leadership in the world and share his vision to lead America forward. To seize opportunities here at home, the President will outline the policies needed for the American people to continue to compete in the global economy. Earlier today, the President sat with Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito in the Roosevelt Room at the White...

    01/31/2006 10:37:04 AM PST · by pillut48 · 30 replies · 1,424+ views
    YAHOO! News ^ | 1/31/06
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., left, with Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist, talk on Capitol Hill after the Senate confirmed Samuel Alito (58-42) to be the next associate justice on the Supreme Court replacing Sandra Day O'Connor Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, in Washington. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
  • ***CAPTION*** Mike DeWine & Lindsey Graham

    01/31/2006 10:20:48 AM PST · by Mayflower Sister · 19 replies · 950+ views
    Yahoo photos ^ | 01/31/2006 | Reuters photo
    U.S. Republican Senators Mike DeWine (L)(OH) and Lindsey Graham (SC) talk during a news conference, after the Senate vote confirming Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, in the Capitol Building in Washington January 31
  • Senator ROCKEFELLER?

    01/31/2006 8:20:01 AM PST · by Grendel9 · 4 replies · 370+ views
    He's the 100th vote...hasn't been heard from for weeks. Is he in attendance? Will he vote or just let things slide as they will? Maybe old SHEETS' getting some WVA fire in the belly scared Rocky out of the challenge! NOPE! I was wrong. He just voted NO!
  • PHOTO THREAD: Dem senators meltdown after Alito confirmation

    01/31/2006 11:13:33 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 142 replies · 7,467+ views
    Feingold, Schumer and Durbin as they went down to defeat in the Judiciary Committee Tuesday. [Snicker...] White House aid Jamie Brown, right, listens to Di-Fi answer reporters' questions for reporters outside the Senate Chambers
  • Alito, More Alito & Justice Alito (my title...Best Of The Web)

    01/31/2006 1:34:03 PM PST · by pookie18 · 19 replies · 853+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 1/31/06 | JAMES TARANTO
    Pyrrhus Takes a Victory Lap "Today's 58-42 vote to confirm Samuel Alito represents the second-highest number of votes against a confirmed Supreme Court nominee in the nation's history," boasts Ralph Neas, head of the extremist group that styles itself the People for the American Way. Remember how down in the dumps Neas and his crowd were back in 1987, when by an identical margin the Senate rejected the nomination of Robert Bork? Ha ha, neither do we! That's because you don't get down in the dumps when you win, and only losers boast about how close it was.
  • Transcript from SEnator Jim DeMint after yesterday's cloture vote

    01/31/2006 1:05:02 PM PST · by Big Steve · 21 replies · 1,076+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | January 30, 2006
    Mr. DeMINT. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for 15 minutes.    Mrs. BOXER. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, and I will not object, would my friend extend his unanimous consent request to include the following Democratic Members: Senator Boxer for 20 minutes, Senator Baucus for 20 minutes, Senator Dodd for 20 minutes, and Senator Biden for 5 minutes.    Mr. DeMINT. Mr. President, I do add that to the request.    The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.    The Senator from South Carolina is recognized.    STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS    Mr. DeMINT. Mr. President, today the...
  • Senate Roll Call: Alito Vote

    01/31/2006 12:14:42 PM PST · by advance_copy · 77 replies · 1,927+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 1/31/06
    The 58-42 roll call by which the Senate voted to confirm Judge Samuel Alito as the 110th justice on the Supreme Court. On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to confirm Alito and a "no" vote was a vote against his confirmation. Voting "yes" were four Democrats and 54 Republicans. Voting "no" were 40 Democrats, one Republican [Chafee-RI] and one independent. [Roll call shown in comment].
  • US Senate Confirms Alito for Supreme Court (Voice of America Article)

    01/31/2006 10:52:42 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies · 673+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 1/31/06 | Deborah Tate
    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court in a largely party-line vote. He is poised to become the 110th justice on the high court, succeeding Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Senator Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican, announced the vote as he presided over the Senate.
  • Alito Is Sworn in for Supreme Court

    01/31/2006 10:28:22 AM PST · by katieanna · 101 replies · 3,142+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Jesse J. Holland
    WASHINGTON - Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. was sworn in as the nation's 110th Supreme Court justice on Tuesday after being confirmed by the Senate in one of the most partisan victories in modern history. Alito was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court building across from the Capitol at about 12:40 p.m., EDT, court officials said. Alito and his wife, Martha-Ann Bomgardner, along with other members of the court and their spouses, attended the ceremony in the justices' conference room. The 55-year-old New Jersey jurist took both the constitutional and judicial oaths...
  • Hoorah – 58 Is A Beautiful Number (Alito is Confirmed -- Thank You Pres Bush and RNC)

    01/31/2006 10:22:45 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 27 replies · 1,249+ views
    Polilpundit ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Lorie Byrd
    Hoorah – 58 Is A Beautiful Number It is now official. Justice Samuel Alito has been confirmed with a vote of 58 - 42. Gee, I wonder if the President will mention this vote tonight. There will be a ceremony Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at the White House. Polipundit and I are suggesting all those wishing to make it known how much you appreciate the confirmation of Justice Alito to contribute to the RNC to help elect more Republicans to the Congress. You might even want to tack on an extra 58 cents to your contribution (for each of the...
  • FOX NEWS Reporting that JUSTICE ALITO just sworn in! (12:07 CST)

    01/31/2006 10:09:28 AM PST · by pillut48 · 279 replies · 10,774+ views
    ALITO CONFIRMEDWell done, Senate. Congratulations, President Bush and JUSTICE Alito! Apparently CJ Roberts swore him in...
  • Alito crosses the finish line!

    01/31/2006 8:50:59 AM PST · by Registered · 187 replies · 4,697+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 01.31.06 | Registered
  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Thread Tue Jan 31st 2006.

    01/31/2006 8:49:39 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 335 replies · 6,611+ views
    Congratulations on your Confirmation Justice Alito. Vote was 58-42. Also Congradulations to all the Freepers, and other Conservatives like Radio Talk Show Host Laura Ingraham and the columnists at NRO, who told us we could get to this day IF we were willing to fight hard for it. Today is your day of victory.
  • Senate Confirms Alito to Supreme Court

    01/31/2006 8:28:35 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 87 replies · 3,524+ views
    yahoo news ^ | January 31,2006
    WASHINGTON - Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. became the nation's 110th Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, confirmed with the most partisan victory in modern history after a fierce battle over the future direction of the high court. The Senate voted 58-42 to confirm Alito — a former federal appellate judge, U.S. attorney, and conservative lawyer for the Reagan administration from New Jersey — as the replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
  • Attempt to Filibuster Alito Goes Nowhere

    01/31/2006 7:09:40 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 48 replies · 1,597+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 31, 2006 | Maura Reynolds
    A Democratic attempt to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. ended in failure Monday, with almost half of the Senate's Democrats voting against it — an outcome that cleared the way for Alito's confirmation to a seat on the high court today. Massachusetts Sens. John F. Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy launched the filibuster drive last week in what they described as a last-ditch effort to halt the confirmation of Alito, a federal appeals court judge that liberals have charged is a conservative ideologue who will shift the Supreme Court to the right. The Senate...

    01/31/2006 7:00:21 AM PST · by pkmaine · 51 replies · 1,432+ views
    SNOWE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR JUDGE SAMUEL ALITO’S NOMINATION TO THE SUPREME COURT WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) today announced that she will vote to confirm the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Snowe released the following statement: “This nomination presented me with a close and difficult decision. It was only after a careful, full, and fair review of Judge Alito’s judicial record, as well as the role of the Senate and the founding fathers’ intent for the confirmation process, that I have concluded I will...
  • Party of Lincoln?

    01/31/2006 6:16:16 AM PST · by mathprof · 19 replies · 766+ views
    WSJ ^ | 1/31/2006
    As a matter of pure politics, Judge Samuel Alito's nomination posed a real dilemma for Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee, the Senate's most liberal Republican. The Ocean State was the most Democratic in the country in 2004, giving John Kerry a 29% margin of victory, and Democrats have identified Mr. Chafee as one of the most vulnerable GOP incumbents up this November. On the other hand, Rhode Island has a higher proportion of Italian-Americans than any other state, and a vote against Judge Alito may not go over well, especially coming on the heels of Mr. Chafee's "aye" vote for an...
  • LIVE THREAD:Senate vote to confirm Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court;(UPDATE: Alito Confirmed 58-42)

    01/31/2006 5:48:48 AM PST · by ken5050 · 1,820 replies · 66,012+ views
    <p>Good morning, all. Join us today for the final victory lap, the vote to "confirm Samuel Alito, of New Jersey, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court." It's all over except the final vote tally. Lot of surprises yesterday at the HUGE vote to impose cloture, so perhaps there are still some surprise votes to come?</p>
  • Suicide Of The Dems: Kerry's Flopibuster

    01/31/2006 5:17:22 AM PST · by TheForceOfOne · 111 replies · 4,049+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 31, 2006 | Deborah Orin
    THE joke in Republican circles now is that if John Kerry didn't exist, Karl Rove would have to invent him. Republicans loved 2004 loser Kerry's flop of a filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito because it had Democrats tearing each other's eyes out — over a fight they couldn't win. Not only did Kerry lose, he lost big time — just 25 Democrats were willing to join him as the party split apart over Alito, just as it has ripped apart over the Iraq war. The vote was 72-25 against filibuster, so Team Kerry lost 3-1. Worse yet, plenty...
  • U.S. Senate set to confirm Judge Alito to Supreme Court (front row seat - SOTU)

    01/31/2006 3:44:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,245+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/31/06 | Thomas Ferraro
    U.S. Senate set to confirm Alito to Supreme Court By Thomas Ferraro 1 hour, 22 minutes ago Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito walks into the office of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on Capitol Hill, January 30, 2006. (Jason Reed/Reuters) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court. Following several days of debate, the Senate was to vote on Alito, who could move the high court to the right. Alito had a commitment from a required simple majority of...
  • Alito : Two Nominee Strategies. One Worked.~

    01/30/2006 9:16:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 163 replies · 3,682+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 31, 2006 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 — The week before his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. e-mailed the text of his opening statement to the White House. It included very little about his legal thinking, dwelled at length on his family and opened with a tired and rambling joke about courtroom banter between a lawyer and a judge. The response from the White House: "Perfect, don't change a word," according to an administration official who was granted anonymity because Judge Alito's preparation sessions were confidential.As the last obstacles to confirmation faded away Monday, Democratic aides said their party had...
  • Dems don't get support for Alito filibuster Just 25 votes...means conservative is headed to SCOTUS

    01/30/2006 8:15:34 PM PST · by demlosers · 53 replies · 1,929+ views
    sfgate ^ | Monday, January 30, 2006 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Washington -- Senate Democrats led by the party's former presidential nominee John Kerry failed as expected Monday to block Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court, exposing deep divisions within their party and prompting warnings from Republicans that the maneuver would come back to haunt a Democratic president. Democrats secured just 25 votes for the filibuster, far short of the 41 they needed to block the nomination as demanded by liberal interest groups who warn that Alito threatens abortion and civil rights.... -snip- Kerry announced last week from the Swiss alpine ski resort of Davos -- where he was...
  • HILLARY'S EXPOSED LEFT FLANK 'SCARES THE HORSES'-VIDEO (missus clinton supports Alito filibuster)

    01/31/2006 7:16:47 AM PST · by Mia T · 50 replies · 4,482+ views
    NBC | 01.31.06 | Mia T
    HILLARY'S EXPOSED LEFT FLANK 'SCARES THE HORSES' (VIDEO) (MISSUS CLINTON SUPPORTS ALITO FILIBUSTER) by Mia T, 01.31.06 ccording to conventional wisdom, missus clinton, owing to exceptional popularity with the Democratic base, (that is to say, with her radical leftist comrades), has the luxury to pose during the primary season as a centrist, as a conservative even, and, at times even as a right-winger more right-wing than your run-of-the-mill redneck right-winger, defying the First Presidential Law of Motion: Lean toward one's extreme during the primary, swing toward the mean during the general election. But as we see, clinton lust for...
  • Anatomy of a moonbat meltdown: The Alito Confirmation (long, but EXTREMELY satisfying!)

    01/30/2006 6:17:45 PM PST · by dukeman · 151 replies · 2,048+ views
    1/30/06 | From the fevered minds of despondent libs
    The left-wing moonbats have been pounding their keyboards and telephone buttons since around January 27th in a fevered attempt to block the Alito confirmation. They’re pulling out all the stops, and their hair, in the effort. Their emotional roller coaster ride include fear, hatred, conspiracy paranoia, and fatalism. What do you do when your world is closing in around you and you’re gasping for air? Here are the DU moonbats in their own words: Onlooker (1000+ posts) Thu Jan-26-06 08:33 PM>br> Original messageSeems to me we desperately need something new about Alito For those Senators who have announced that they...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-30-06 ("Why we won today" ---benburch)

    01/30/2006 6:06:24 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 311 replies · 6,656+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 30, 2006 | DUmmie benburch, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    There were a lot of weird DUmmie postings on the heels of the FAILURE of the Alito filibuster attempt. However, the STRANGEST of the postings has to go to benburch who posted on this DUmmie THREAD, "Why we won today." Yeah, great win there, benburch. Oh, and did you know that John Kerry really won in 2004? And I suppose you are sitting in the backyard still waiting for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin and Fitzmas. Yes, all DUmmieland is in a deep funk but leave it to DUmmie benburch to find some silver lining in their septic...
  • Blue State Dems Hear From Their Kook Base

    01/30/2006 6:10:01 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 888+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | Doug Patton
    January 30, 2006 "Kook (n): a person regarded as silly, eccentric, crazy, etc." - Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language Last week, it became obvious that blue state senators were hearing from the kooks who control today's Democratic Party. The kooks are up in arms over the fact that Judge Samuel Alito is about to be confirmed to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, and they are demanding a filibuster on the floor of the United States Senate. No matter how ridiculous such a maneuver may appear, they want it. Democrats like New York's Chuck Schumer can...
  • CNN: Anti-Alito filibuster soundly defeated ~ campaign .. ...fizzled Monday evening.

    01/30/2006 6:07:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 106 replies · 3,661+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, January 30, 2006; Posted: 7:56 p.m. EST (00:56 GMT) | staff
    Final confirmation of Supreme Court nominee expected Tuesday WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Judge Samuel Alito stands just one step away from a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court after a spirited ninth-inning campaign by some Democratic senators to block his nomination fizzled Monday evening.The final vote on Alito's nomination is now scheduled for Tuesday morning, and, with at least 57 senators on board, approval is virtually assured.Alito's supporters in the Senate, as expected, cleared the final roadblock Monday when senators, by a vote of 72-25, decided to cut off debate and proceed to a final vote, rebuffing an attempt by...
  • KosKidz Saying Olympia Snowe About to Join Them

    01/30/2006 8:45:10 AM PST · by GermanBusiness · 3 replies · 271+ views
    The crowd is getting hyper this morning about their Lincoln Chafee "victory" and now they expect Olympia Snowe of Maine to go their way as well. They are asking people from all over the country to call Snowe's office. They say the Maine Senator (R) is still undecided: Snowe, Olympia J.- (R - ME) Class I 154 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 (202) 224-5344 Web Form:
  • Biden Joins Kerry's Filibuster

    01/30/2006 6:19:14 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 21 replies · 609+ views
    Red State ^ | 1/30/06
    Biden Joins Kerry's Filibuster By: California Yankee · Section: SCOTUS Delaware's Senator Joe joined Senators Feinstein and Reid in flip flopping to say he will now support the filibuster attempt against Alito's confirmation, even though he knows it will fail. "I think a filibuster make sense when you have a prospect of actually succeeding," Biden said on CNN's Late Edition. There are still six Democratic Senators who have said they will not support a filibuster against Alito's confirmation: Akaka, Conrad, Dorgan, Landrieu, Pryor and Salazar. Read the rest. Jan 30th, 2006: 08:55:13 Then there are the three Democrats who...
  • Vanity: Ted Kennedy Speaking re Filibuster

    01/30/2006 1:13:23 PM PST · by RepublicanCentury · 10 replies · 1,073+ views
    Listening to Fat Ted on C-Span. Retreading his Bork speech. Almost makes me ashamed to be an American.
  • 36 Dems so far say they will vote NO on Alito

    01/30/2006 11:47:08 AM PST · by pabianice · 60 replies · 2,221+ views
    CSPAN | 1/30/06
    The Dems have the floor for another 15 minutes. Lautenberger was just on, looking and sounding like an alzheimer's patient as he tried to read notes clearly written by his staff in which Alito is described as a cross between Bull Connor and Rasputten. There are now 57 votes to confirm Alito, 36 against, with seven still undecided and 1 (Ensign) hospitalized. is openly threatening any Dem that does not vote to filibuster with a complete cutoff of money for the next campaign. The Adventure Continues...
  • No Filibuster, No Re-Election for Blue State Senators

    01/30/2006 5:14:01 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 243 replies · 6,750+ views ^ | 1/30/06 | Rob Kall
    I'll keep this short and bitter. Every god damned blue state senator who failed to sign on to the Alito filibuster MUST be fought in the primaries and replaced. The Democratic party has failed the rank and file members. It is time to take back the Democratic party from the right wing, loser hacks who have been fumblingly, failingly controlling it and the candidates put forward. I can't believe how many people tell me that they believe the DLC and right wing democrats are really Republican operators. IN the people's poll I just ran in Pennsylvania, about 29% of...

    01/30/2006 3:33:34 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 278 replies · 8,034+ views
    The Corner At National Review Online ^ | 1/30/06 | Byron York (quoting KOS poster)
    THE LEFT TO DEMS: WE HATE YOU [Byron York] Now that the Alito filibuster has collapsed, the anger -- anger at Democrats, that is -- is boiling over at the DailyKos. One diatribe from one of the site's "recommended diaries": What I want is a complete list of every scumsucking f--kstick Democratic a--hole senator who voted for cloture. That's what I want. I don't know what to DO with that list, not yet -- but I know for G--DAMNED sure I won't be VOTING for any of them, let alone sending them any g--damned MONEY. Frankly, right now I'd like...
  • New England Liberals Lead Charge Against Alito

    01/30/2006 2:48:14 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 816+ views ^ | 31 January 2006
    WASHINGTON -- Liberal Democrats waged an eleventh-hour attempt Monday to block Samuel Alito's Supreme Court confirmation, arguing that he would tilt the high court further to the right. GOP Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island also announced that he would vote against Alito's confirmation. He is the only member of the Republican Party so far to announce that he will vote against the conservative judge. "I think he is the wrong judge at the wrong time in the wrong place," said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., a longtime liberal stalwart. "I do not believe he is going to be part of...
  • Alito Cloture - 72 to 25

    01/30/2006 2:30:53 PM PST · by LM_Guy · 68 replies · 2,787+ views
    CSPAN | Me
    CSPAN report 72 for to 25 against.
  • My Decision (Letter from my senator)

    01/30/2006 2:21:45 PM PST · by Maceman · 14 replies · 711+ views ^ | January 30, 2006 | Ted Kennedy (some staffer, that is)
    Dear Maceman, Nothing makes us stronger than the values of equality and justice that Americans throughout our nation's history have fought tirelessly to preserve and advance. Now our commitment to these values is being tested once again: Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court threatens the fundamental rights and freedoms we cherish, and we must do everything we can to protect them. It is for this reason that Senator Kerry and I are doing everything we can to keep Samuel Alito off the Supreme Court. The crucial vote will come this afternoon, when Senators vote on whether to end debate...
  • Alito headed toward confirmation

    01/30/2006 1:14:44 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 57 replies · 2,424+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island became the first Senate Republican on Monday to oppose U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, but the conservative judge picked up the support of a fourth Democrat and remained headed toward confirmation in the Republican-led Senate. Democrat Kent Conrad of North Dakota, a moderate whose state backed Bush in the 2000 and 2004 elections, announced his support, noting in part, "It is clear that both the majority of my constituents and the majority of the American people are in favor of Judge Alito's confirmation." Chafee, a moderate in a state that twice...
  • Senate to Decide on Ending Alito Debate

    01/30/2006 12:41:36 PM PST · by seanmerc · 22 replies · 1,598+ views
    Washington ^ | 30 January 2006 | Jesse J. Holland
    Senate to Decide on Ending Alito Debate By JESSE J. HOLLAND The Associated Press Monday, January 30, 2006; 2:33 PM WASHINGTON -- Time is running out for liberals trying to block Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Senators planned to vote Monday on whether to shut down a filibuster attempt aimed at keeping the conservative judge off the nation's highest court. The lone Republican opposing Alito refused to join the effort to block a Senate majority from confirming him. The final vote would come Tuesday on making him the nation's 110th justice, replacing retiring moderate Sandra Day O'Connor. "How are we...
  • Former Democratic Chief Counsel: Ted Kennedy Disgraced Himself (Great Read!)

    01/30/2006 11:57:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 6,742+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/30/06 | Jerry Zeifman
    In my view (as a Democrat and former chief counsel to the House Judiciary Committee), Senator Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., has disgraced himself and our party by misusing his position on the Senate Judiciary Committee to achieve self-serving partisan ends. Kennedy was the architect of an unprecedented tactic: using filibusters to polarize the Senate along party lines thus denying the confirmation of qualified conservative judges. In Bush's first term the Senate Democrats used that tactic successfully against at least 10 nominees for judgeships on circuit courts. Fortunately, Kennedy has failed in his partisan attempt to deny Judge Alito a seat...
  • Lautenberg, Menendez to Oppose Alito

    01/30/2006 11:45:15 AM PST · by Rightwinger1976 · 37 replies · 1,605+ views
    CSPAN - Senate floor speeches by Menendez and Lautenberg | 1/30/2006 | Me
    Lautenberg, Menendez to Oppose Alito Lautenberg and Menendez have said in separate speeches on the Senate floor today that they will oppose Alito's confirmation, despite the fact that he comes from their home state.
  • FREEP Senators on ALITO 1-202-224-3121, Landrieu, Lieberman, Salazar, Pryor, Lincoln, Conrad

    01/30/2006 10:37:03 AM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 10 replies · 568+ views
    vanity | January 30, 2006 | the eagle has landed
    The following Senators need to be called in the next 3 hours. They need to be asked to support Alito the most qualified nominee in 70 years, unanimous approved by Senate twice, Salazar - Colorado Landrieu - Louisiana Lieberman - Connecticut Pryor and Lincoln - Arkansas Conrad and Dorgan - North Dakota Johnson - South Dakota
  • Conrad To Vote In Favor of Alito

    01/30/2006 10:15:28 AM PST · by Rightwinger1976 · 22 replies · 1,822+ views
    Senator Conrad's website ^ | 1/30/2006 | Senator Conrad
    Conrad To Vote In Favor of Alito Senator Accepts Judge's Personal Pledge 01/30/06 Washington -- Senator Kent Conrad announced today that he will cast his vote to confirm Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court and issued the following statement. "I reached this decision after careful consideration. I have reviewed Judge Alito's record and background and have had two extended meetings with him. I have reached this conclusion for the following reasons: "First, the American Bar Association has given Judge Alito its highest rating on a unanimous vote. "Second, he has served for the past 15 years on the second...