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argonaut Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:06 PM
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Believe it or not, I actually DON'T think the GOP will filibuster Obama's nominee.
A couple of reasons:

a) One of the Maine Senators will probably break from the pack

b) Scott Brown actually seems to want to be re-elected come 2012.

*touches wood*
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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:09 PM
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1. Even if the nominee is Hillary? n/t
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Grand Taurean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:14 PM
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2. Voinovich and Bond
are retiring and have been willing to let Obama's nominees go through.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:18 PM
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3. The republicans will not allow a vote on any nominee. Their base wants them to say NO to everything;
Palin, in a speech yesterday (saw a clip on TV) said the republicans were the party of NO and the crowd went nuts cheering her. No way those senators are going to go along with any supreme court nominee with her leading the way.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:22 PM
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4. Agree.....n/t
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:26 PM
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5. I think you are right..They will just say "NO" to everyone and everything.
So I wish the President would stop trying to placate them and win them over. F**K em all!! do the right thing, Pick the BEST people and let the repukes be obstructionists for the entire country to see. LET THEM FILIBUSTER EVERYTHING!!!!
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:33 PM
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8. Yes, bklyn, AND MAKE IT REAL FILIBUSTERS!
Haven't seen one of those since WHEN?

:pals:


How's everyone?
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:17 PM
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13. So far, so good. Everyone still doing great. We are back into the chilly weather.
I spoke to David on the phone Weds nite and he told me that it might snow there that night!!!!
We got pretty chilly today...frost warnings in the northern suburbs, but we are stayiing in the low 50s here.
Feels cold compared to what we had for the few days before.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:22 PM
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14. Same here!
Not SNOW, of course, but chilly, yes.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:28 PM
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6. Saw a gingrich clip, 'going to remove everything being done,'
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 07:29 PM by elleng
huge cheers.

GUYS, WHAT CAN WE DO?

Dangers of Domestic Terrorism taken up by Rachel soon.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:15 PM
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9. Nah
They won't filibuster a qualified nominee who is not overtly liberal - they are just posturing - again.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:30 PM
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7. Let him pick someone like Pam Karlan
and watch what happens
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:34 PM
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10. The Pukes' leadership will have a little powwow and decide what if
anything to do about President Obama's nominee, once that person is known.

Even if they decide to try a smear-and-block, they still don't have the votes.

This one looks well in hand for the president, IMO.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:49 PM
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11. Whose votes won't they get on the filibuster?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:09 PM
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12. I think we could expect Maine's two Senators to be inclined toward
female nominees to the high court. Their constituents like strong women enough to send two to Washington in the upper chamber and I would expect they would be under some public pressure to vote to confirm. Maybe not, but they would have to answer to their constituents' wishes that a female nominee be confirmed.

Voinovich of Ohio is a possibility as well.

A Kagan nomination might be more politically inviting to a handful of Republican Senators than a Wood nomination, for example.
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Cosmocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:07 AM
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17. Demographics is his card ...
He check mated the Rs with Soto being a hispanic woman ...

Regardless of who it is, the right and MSM are going to make him/her into the most extreme, left wing, america hating scumbag ever nominated ...

But, yes, if she is property qualified and is as squeeky clean as possible, a woman will go through ...

A white man will be a TOUGH battle ...
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:11 AM
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19. Hi, Cosmocat. Agree. Plus, why not begin to address the imbalance on
the court right now -- it's such a boys club. Agree also that the president did a lot of good with Sotomayor. I liked her anyway and even politically, she just seems close to a perfect pick.

I'd love to have transcripts from the White House of the meetings held on the next nominee. I bet they'd be lively.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 12:20 PM
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20. The republicans in Maine would punish them at the polls for going along with the President.
The republicans have gone completely crazy with their NO to everything the President proposes.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:32 PM
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22. It is a problem. I'd certainly like to see Olympia Snowe in particular
stand up to her party and tell them they need to grow up.

I hoped for much more for her in key issues this past couple of years and it just never was there.

Color me disappointed. I thought she was a better person than to align with the folks she's aligning with.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:39 PM
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15. I think they will, for two reasons....
... he made a point (when I say "he" I mean the person who writes his Tweets) of saying "I will move quickly to name a replacement..." as if to say, "if this thing gets bogged down, it WONT be my fault."

And I think the withdrawl of Dawn Johnson was a factor. The WH sees a fight ahead and something had to give.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:33 PM
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23. That could be right. I do sense that folks are rolling up their sleeves
for a bit of tussle.

We'll see how it plays itself out.
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ChicagoSuz219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:42 PM
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16. They'll hold out for the next one...
...the one that really will change the make-up of the Court.
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:10 AM
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18. They know that whomever the nominee is, he/she is likely to be seated,
with a long memory for any obstructionists.
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 01:52 PM
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21. The Repukes Would Filibuster The Shoes Obama Wears, If They Could.

They sure as hell won't miss the chance to fight his Supreme Court nominee, no matter who it is. Consequently, Obama might as well nominate a genuine liberal jurist to the Court. But he won't.....

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