Monday, January 30, 2006

Dems collapse, fail to sustain Alito filibuster

WASHINGTON -- 19 dem Senators, including Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, voted today with the republicans to end a filibuster of the Alito nomination to the US Supreme Court.

24 other dems, and the one Independent in the Senate (Jeffords of Vermont) voted to support the filibuster.

The 19 yes dem votes to end filibuster: Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bingaman, N.M.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cantwell, Wash.; Carper, Del.; Conrad, N.D.; Dorgan, N.D.; Inouye, Hawaii; Johnson, S.D.; Kohl, Wis.; Landrieu, La.; Lieberman, Conn.; Lincoln, Ark.; Nelson, Fla.; Nelson, Neb.; Pryor, Ark.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Salazar, Colo.

Too many dems cave. Alito will now be confirmed to the Supreme Court tomorrow, a low point in US judicial history.

Only a big shakeup of congress in the 06 elections can save our rights and liberties now.


LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder said...

"Only a big shakeup of congress in the 06 elections can save our rights and liberties now."

WHich rights and liberties would those be?

It is a majority opinion that Judge Alito will conduct strict interpretation of the constitution and the law with no personal agenda in mind...that is a GOOD thing for america

Simmons B. Buntin said...

I fear you are correct, Daniel.

Jeneiene Schaffer said...

Uh, disorder, Alito thinks that the president is above the laws of the constitution. That is NOT good for America. That would be a dictatorship.

laura said...

It was said today that Judge O Conner went into the Supreme Court with rather conservative views..... she then went on to be a deciding vote. My point, one doesn't know what one will decide until one is face with certain decision making. Filibustering lead buy liberals is a little bit of crying wolf is it not? Fear not people........I believe that Judge Alito will uphold only the law, not make it.

shrimplate said...

Judge Alito was not appointed by Bush "to uphold the law." He was appointed because of his service in developing presidential signing statements, which mean to eliminate Congressional intent from law creation.

Alito is more loyal to the Republican party than he is to constitutional law.

We have fascism now, but it will be called "unitary presidency" or some such nonsense.