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#1 Posted on 9.5.05 1105.56
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I post this to show that sometimes people can actually make sense in Washington. I'm glad he admits that the GOP pulled the exact same thing on a lot of Clinton judicial nominees, but the Dems never decided to tinker with the rules of the Senate. Hagel searching for compromise. (story.news.yahoo.com)
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#2 Posted on 9.5.05 1543.07
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He'll need all the luck he can get, with Reid calling the nominees bad people and indicating that Janice Rogers Brown as "a woman who wants to take us back to the Civil War days".
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#3 Posted on 9.5.05 1745.34
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    Originally posted by spf
    I post this to show that sometimes people can actually make sense in Washington. I'm glad he admits that the GOP pulled the exact same thing on a lot of Clinton judicial nominees, but the Dems never decided to tinker with the rules of the Senate. Hagel searching for compromise. (story.news.yahoo.com)






The Democrats not having control of the Senate the last 6 years of the Clinton Presidency might have played a role in them not tinkering with the rules. If they had the numbers in '97 or '99 they might have tried to change the rules.
And, how much of this is Hagel making sense and how much of this is Hagel trying to get points as a moderate for his Presidential campaign of '08?
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#4 Posted on 14.5.05 1903.02
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    Originally posted by Senator Reid
    "We know the difference between opposing nominees and blocking nominees. We will oppose bad nominees, but we will only block unacceptable nominees," Reid said.


Sure, that sounds like an olive branch, but when you consider that any judge that opposes Roe v. Wade would likely be an "unacceptable nominee," this offer seems a little hollow to me. In fact, Reid says as much in the link that Grimis provided. Apparently abortion has become this gold-plated right so much so that anyone who disagrees with its content or thinks that it was a bad decision on judicial grounds is not fit to be a judge.

I really find it quite sad that a very prominent senator feels the need to go to a high school and call the president a loser. It seems like the Democrats are more interested in attacking the Republicans than trying to appeal to the American public in order to win back support.

I sure hope that this so-called nuclear option is used soon, so that the senate can get back to doing what it ought to be doing, voting on whether or not to vote for appointment of these judges rather than being obstructionists because they disagree with the judges ideologies, rather than their qualifications.
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#5 Posted on 15.5.05 1306.54
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Okay, just a quick rundown.

The Democrats nominated "activist" judges during the Clinton era, whom the Republicans blocked.

The Republicans are nominating "activist" judges now, whom the Democrats are blocking.

Exactly how do either the Demomcrats or Republicans have room to get up on the cross here? How exactly do any of you have room to get up on the cross now when both sides have acted exactly alike.

Moral:

Both Democrats and Republicans bitch at the other side's actions then go and do the exact same thing.

Republicans and Democrats in politics and on this board need to get off the cross, for we need the wood.

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#6 Posted on 15.5.05 1525.10
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    Originally posted by messenoir
    Okay, just a quick rundown.

    The Democrats nominated "activist" judges during the Clinton era, whom the Republicans blocked.

    The Republicans are nominating "activist" judges now, whom the Democrats are blocking.

    Exactly how do either the Demomcrats or Republicans have room to get up on the cross here? How exactly do any of you have room to get up on the cross now when both sides have acted exactly alike.

    Moral:

    Both Democrats and Republicans bitch at the other side's actions then go and do the exact same thing.

    Republicans and Democrats in politics and on this board need to get off the cross, for we need the wood.


Your wisdom is being wasted every moment you're just posting here instead of going to Washington and telling those fatcats in the Congress the REAL truth!
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#7 Posted on 16.5.05 1704.17
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Thank you, I appreciate the support.
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