gop to filibuster scotus nominee

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    obstructionist bastards...........

    Obama joins filibuster bid against Alito: But senator criticizes tactic, says it will fail. | Article from Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) | HighBeam Research

    Jan. 30--WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barack Obama said he would vote Monday to filibuster Judge Samuel Alito's confirmation to the Supreme Court, but he conceded the effort would be futile and criticized Democrats for failing to persuade Americans to take notice of the court's changing ideological face.

    "The Democrats have to do a much better job in making their case on these issues," Obama (D-Ill.) said Sunday on ABC News' "This Week." "These last-minute efforts--using procedural maneuvers inside the Beltway--I think has been the wrong way of going about it."

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    and?
     
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    A story from January 30th, 2006? ... :confused:
     
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    the story is about obma and company trying to obstruct a bush nominee.....shortly the tables will be turned and everyone will cry foul and lament how evil the gop is....

    politics is the best soap opera on tv.....
     
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    The Rs will find some cloudy and obscure rule to get around being filibuster proof.
     
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    ya they will probably pull in represenatives from all 57 states...
     
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    No way...Republicans always want up or down votes.
     
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    Actually this will be a non-issue. Barry will nominate a person of minority of one sort or another. That person will be pushed through, and it still won't change the make up of the US Supreme Court. Bush got his people through, and so will Barry.
     
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    Need 40 to fillibuster, GoP douchebags haven't got the numbers.
     
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    Why Lindsey Graham is the Guy Obama Needs to Please in Replacing Souter - Swampland - TIME.com

    Both sides of the aisle spent all week lamenting/celebrating Arlen Specter's party switch and the potential for a 60 vote Democratic majority in the Senate. But Specter's swap leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee without its most prominent GOP moderate. In any other committee that wouldn't matter but in the Judiciary Committee one minority vote is needed to report out nominees to the bench, from the committee's rules:

    IV. BRINGING A MATTER TO A VOTE

    The Chairman shall entertain a non-debatable motion to bring a matter before the Committee to a vote. If there is objection to bring the matter to a vote without further debate, a roll call vote of the Committee shall be taken, and debate shall be terminated if the motion to bring the matter to a vote without further debate passes with ten votes in the affirmative, one of which must be cast by the minority.​
    The current Republican Judiciary Committee members are: Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, Jon Kyl, Jeff Sessions, Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, and Tom Coburn (Roll Call is reporting that Hatch or Session -- both conservatives -- are Specter's potential successors for the ranking slot). Most of these Republicans are pretty conservative save Graham, who was a member of the Gang of 14 which, you may remember, came up with the solution to avoid the nuclear option on judges. If Obama comes up with a nominee opposed by the right, Graham will be under a lot of pressure to block the appointment -- esentially an insurmountable committee filibuster. Rahm may want to put Graham's # on speed dial.

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