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The honorable gentlemen from Massachusetts called today for a filibuster to be used against Supreme Court nominee Sam Alito. They made the call despite having sufficient numbers immediately to fight against the nomination. Some Dems, like Byrd of W.Va have said they're voting for Alito. Byrd's got one helluva fight for his senate seat. It is odd though that Byrd, at one time, was senate majority leader back in the 70s. Byrd's been in the senate for 48 years.
But anyway, this is going to be a close and the Dems might just loose this fight, quite probably they will lose this fight. The leadership will probably not filibuster as my pal Cynicus pointed out because they lack the cahoneys to do so. Keep in mind the very foundation of our government is at stake here. Our only shot will be if the Dems make significant gains in one or both houses...enough to fight some of this Republican crap.
Earlier this evening, the Repubs said they want to try and shut down debate earlier.
A number of progressive blogs have been calling for people to support the filibuster by calling their senators. I would but it would be a wasted phone call as our senators are McConnell and Bunning. The rest of you can though. You can influence Senators, particularly those Dems who are teetering right now. Call them and get them to slap this thing down.
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posted by Stithmeister @ 11:07 PM
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