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Dan Akaka (HI)

  • 1/26/06: Akaka said today he wouldn't support a filibuster because the Senate has heard Alito's positions in confirmation hearings.

Hey Dan - you didn't like what you heard and you're going to vote against him, but your no vote is meaningless if you vote against the filibuster!

Robert Byrd (WV)

  • 1/26/06: Judge Alito told me that he respected the separation of powers and would not rule in support of a power-hungry President. I liked that answer, and I liked Judge Alito. He struck me as a man of his word, and I intend to vote for him.

Joe Biden (DE)

  • 1/28/06: Sees "no reasonable prospect that a filibuster could work or function."

Hey Joe - all you have to do is vote against cloture and it will work and function just fine!

Kent Conrad (ND)

  • 1/28/06 "I do not think a filibuster will be successful. A filibuster is not going to be sustained... It is clear to me that a majority of the American people and the people I represent support his confirmation."

Hey Kent: the people you represent include North Dakota Democrats, and we don't support his confirmation at all! I doubt many North Dakota Independents do, and I bet many North Dakota Republicans oppose him too.

Mark Pryor (AR)

  • 1/28/06 "While I personally cannot support Judge Alito's confirmation on the Supreme Court, there is not a smoking gun in his past that would warrant 'extraordinary circumstances' and subsequently a filibuster against his nomination. I have faith in the 13 other members who forged the 'Gang of 14. In exchange for preserving the minority party's right to filibuster a judge, we all agreed a higher threshold must be met before this action is taken."

Hey Mark - what more "extraordinary circumstance" could there be than a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court? What "higher threshhold" could there be than supporting the un-American and neo-fascist Unitary Executive Theory?

Arlen Specter (R-PA)

  • 1/28/06 Bob Novak: Sen. Arlen Specter, an unyielding Republican advocate of abortion rights, last Monday addressed more than 100 anti-abortion protesters from his state of Pennsylvania who had just participated in Washington's 33rd annual March for Life.  To the dismay of pro-life activists, Specter insisted on attending a reception for the marchers at the Capitol Hill Club. Before Specter arrived, he was lavishly praised by Pennsylvania's anti-abortion Republican Sen. Rick Santorum. Specter's performance as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, said Santorum, "was wonderful and very, very key to Judge [Samuel] Alito's confirmation" for the Supreme Court. Santorum, facing a tough re-election challenge, was criticized by his conservative base when he supported Specter's renomination in 2004. Pro-lifers at the reception did not object to Santorum's remarks, but several left the room when Specter began to speak. Specter declared he would not be there as a U.S. senator were it not for Santorum.

Footnote: Senate wannabees

These are Democrats running for the Senate who expect Democrats to give them money and votes after they tell us to go fuck ourselves:

Bob Casey (PA) - in a Democratic primary with anti-Alito candidates Chuck Pennachio and Alan Sandals

  • 1/24: "I agree with The Philadelphia Inquirer and Washington Post editorial boards that the arguments against Judge Alito do not rise to the level that would require a vote denying him a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court."

Harold Ford (TN)

  • 1/27: "It does not appear that there is any reason to hold up a vote. I hope my colleagues in the Senate will move quickly to bring this process to a dignified end," he said.

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LAUTENBERG AND MENENDEZ OF NEW JERSEY ARE STILL UNCOMMITTED!

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CALL THEM AND GIVE THEM A PIECE OF YOUR MIND!

LAUTENBERG: 973-639-8700 (202-224-3224)

MENENDEZ: 973-645-3030 (202-224-4744)

MENENDEZ WAS ONLY APPOINTED LAST WEEK. HE STILL HAS TO BE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE! THE ELECTION IS IN NOVEMBER, 2006. I COULD EASILY VOTE FOR HIS MODERATE REPUBLICAN OPPONENT, KEAN, AND I WILL, IF HE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE FILLIBUSTER FOR US AT THIS HISTORIC TIME FOR OUR COUNTRY! I AM SICK OF DEMOCRATIC WIMPS!!!

Good title for the post...

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For most of the senators I have called, I have simply registered by opposition to Alito's confirmation and requested that they support a filibuster...

but this morning, I have added.. If the senator is undecided about supporting the filibuster, rather than being a Disloyal Democrat, I would prefer that he just not vote.....

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Excellent Resource

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Here is the very best resource for senators names, including DC and district offices. Everything is here, phone, fax, email, even their bio.

http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/dbq/officials/?lvl=C

MENENDEZ (NJ) WAS JUST APPOINTED LAST WEEK!

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HE STILL HAS TO RUN FOR OFFICE IN NOVEMBER.

DEMOCRATS SHOULD TELL HIM THAT THEY WILL NOT SUPPORT HIM, IF HE DOES NOT SUPPORT US. TOM KEAN IS A MODERATE REPUBLICAN WITH WHOM WE CAN LIVE!
(IF NECESSARY).

Michael Steal Im Maryland Senate Race

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We really have to keep our on eye on this race. recent polls show Steal winning!!
Michael Steal in Maryland, can you belive this man actually has a chance of becoming a US Senator? Compare him to Sen. Obama no comparison. When will these right wing extermists stop putting up these empty suits. How dare they try put this man in the Senate, he has no business being there with his politcal views. Wake up Maryland!
P.S this message was sent by a Conservatives against racist left wing nuts!
Steal in 06' !!!

Bub bye...

Bub bye...

Is there a full moon out

or something?!?

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I think it has something to

I think it has something to do with those right-wing "extermists." Didn't DeLay have that job at one time?

LOCK-STEP GOOSE-STEP contd

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Elaborating on previous post elsewhere on subject of "exclusivity', and of relevance to this topic, I have another suggestion that may irk the party purists. An interesting situation is developing in California Cong. Dist.8.
In the last 3 elections, incumbent Richard " I'm not a crook" Pombo has trounced his Dem challenger by 60>36%,
58>38% and 61>39%. No matter what kind of bump "we" get in '06 I think all would agree that this is not a 'swing seat', he is not even challenged from within, untill now. Many of us will recall, with respect and gratitude, the courageous stands taken by Pete McCloskey back in the day, well, here he goes again. He has announced he will run against Pombo for his party's nomination. Most experts and insiders say he hasn't a prayer, but so what; even if we do get a filibuster on Alito,
there is probably the same chance of "winning", but that's no reason not to fight. I suggest that there are probably many other races with similar dynamics. We need to look beyond not only differences within the 'party', but also between the 'partys'. I for one would support and prefer an honest "Republican" with integrity and conviction over yet another of these bought and paid for "Democrats" who cant even piss without being told what pot to use (apologies for any offense but just calling a "whore" a "whore").
Let's look for honorable decent human beings to represent us regardless of labels. It is possible to reason and discuss with reasonable men/women with whom we may have disagreements, it is not so with zealots, wimps or elitists of any persuasion.
Blessings and Strength.
In Solidarity with Peace and Justice For All Peoples.
Patrick Monk.RN. SF. Ca.

For the traitor Robert Byrd...

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