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17. I Would Rather Preserve The Lawrence Supreme Court Majority
Than Blow My Wad On An Attorney General confirmation battle which we are destined to lose...
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  -Gonzales is a torturer. If Reid fails to filibuster, he needs to resign genius  Jan-27-05 03:54 PM   #0 
  - If Reid does this now...will Frist unleash the nuclear option  eyesroll   Jan-27-05 03:58 PM   #1 
  - That's what an unnamed Dem in the NYT said today  LittleClarkie   Jan-27-05 04:02 PM   #2 
  - The nuclear option is a violation of the rules absent a rule change  genius   Jan-27-05 09:41 PM   #35 
     - They will?  orleans   Jan-28-05 03:16 AM   #40 
        - The trouble is the freepers are working overtime to stop a filibuster  genius   Jan-28-05 02:59 PM   #60 
  - So what?  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-27-05 04:03 PM   #3 
  - Do you seriously not know what the nuclear option is? nt  Pepperbelly   Jan-27-05 04:25 PM   #7 
  - he might as well whip it out now as later  librechik   Jan-27-05 05:16 PM   #14 
  - you really think that ...  Pepperbelly   Jan-27-05 05:59 PM   #24 
     - all I can say is, it works for the Republicans  librechik   Jan-27-05 06:21 PM   #28 
     - LOL!  Dookus   Jan-28-05 03:34 AM   #41 
     - Cute, but  RafterMan   Jan-28-05 07:17 AM   #45 
     - nope ... I disagree and here's why.  Pepperbelly   Jan-28-05 04:49 PM   #64 
        - a few points  gottaB   Jan-29-05 02:00 AM   #67 
           - no adjudication ...  Pepperbelly   Jan-29-05 06:33 AM   #90 
              - Senate rules: the nuclear option would involve a constitutional challenge  gottaB   Jan-29-05 06:55 AM   #91 
                 - they're almost right ...  Pepperbelly   Jan-29-05 07:06 AM   #92 
                    - Well, that becomes an issue after going nuclear  gottaB   Jan-29-05 07:32 AM   #93 
                       - but ... remember the Fortas precedent...  Pepperbelly   Jan-29-05 09:08 AM   #94 
                          - That's not a legal precedent. Johnson withdrew the nomination.  gottaB   Jan-29-05 09:17 AM   #98 
                             - I really don't think that the Justices would accept jurisdiction.  Pepperbelly   Jan-29-05 09:22 AM   #99 
                                - If SCOTUS declined to hear it, U S v. BALLIN would apply  gottaB   Jan-29-05 09:47 AM   #100 
                                   - that was sort of my point ...  Pepperbelly   Jan-29-05 09:57 AM   #101 
                                      - Well, that goes back to John Dean's point about Nuclear Winter  gottaB   Jan-29-05 06:20 PM   #106 
     - No, acting crazy is attaching electrodes to someones genitals  The Flaming Red Head   Jan-29-05 05:58 AM   #89 
        - you want them to attach electrodes to Frist's penis?  Pepperbelly   Jan-29-05 09:09 AM   #95 
  - These People Wouldn't Give A Fuck If We Had Less Than Forty  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-27-05 05:22 PM   #16 
  - Some People On DU Excel At Posting Ultimatums For Sitting Democrats  cryingshame   Jan-27-05 05:29 PM   # 
  - You made me chortle out loud at an inappropriate time ...  Pepperbelly   Jan-27-05 05:34 PM   #20 
  - Wake up  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-27-05 09:04 PM   #34 
  - What difference does it make  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-27-05 08:58 PM   #33 
  - The nuclear option is a freeper diversion. It cannot happen.  genius   Jan-28-05 03:01 PM   #61 
     - that sort of eventuality is exactly why our powder needs to be dry and ...  Pepperbelly   Jan-28-05 10:23 PM   #65 
  - Are you a blonde?  0007   Jan-27-05 06:34 PM   #30 
     - No  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-30-05 02:29 PM   #111 
  - I agree, let them smash the supremes nominations ...some battles are  NVMojo   Jan-29-05 02:23 AM   #71 
  - Gonzales has shown no respect for the law  Warpy   Jan-27-05 04:04 PM   #4 
  - The Nuclear option can only truly be used on a cabinet nomination  Walt Starr   Jan-27-05 04:06 PM   #5 
  - They lost the ability to use the neclear option this term.  genius   Jan-27-05 04:23 PM   #6 
  - not true at all ... no rule change is needed ... here's the deal ...  Pepperbelly   Jan-27-05 04:28 PM   #9 
  - Rule change is NOT the nuclear option  Walt Starr   Jan-27-05 04:42 PM   #12 
  - Take a photo of this Walt because ...  Pepperbelly   Jan-27-05 04:27 PM   #8 
  - they will unleash the nuclear option ANYWAYS.  KissMeKate   Jan-27-05 04:33 PM   #10 
  - We haven't yet fillibustered anything as yet this term.  Pepperbelly   Jan-27-05 04:39 PM   #11 
  - Nope, our best chance to blow away the nuclear option is on a  Walt Starr   Jan-27-05 04:44 PM   #13 
  - wise words worth considering. Thx Walt.  librechik   Jan-27-05 05:18 PM   #15 
     - The key is, there is a precedence for rejecting a SCOTUS nominee  Walt Starr   Jan-27-05 05:27 PM   #18 
        - excellent point ... I hadn't considered what happened to Fortas.  Pepperbelly   Jan-27-05 05:36 PM   #21 
  - No they're holding back because we haven't given them the excuse.  John_H   Jan-27-05 06:02 PM   #25 
  - I Would Rather Preserve The Lawrence Supreme Court Majority  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-27-05 05:26 PM   #17 
  - There's As Much Chance Of Reid Resigning Than Of Brittany Spears Growing A  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-27-05 05:29 PM   #19 
  - Held our fire for 4 years. What did it get us?  DistressedAmerican   Jan-27-05 05:39 PM   #22 
  - LOL! The Charge of the Left Brigade!  John_H   Jan-27-05 06:04 PM   #26 
     - I guess you're more of an Alamo kind of guy. nt  BullGooseLoony   Jan-29-05 02:15 AM   #70 
  - Hmmm, more Righteousness Policing  Lexingtonian   Jan-27-05 05:57 PM   #23 
  - A little policing of these warmongers is WAY overdue! (n/t)  DistressedAmerican   Jan-27-05 06:09 PM   #27 
     - I wish for that too  Lexingtonian   Jan-27-05 06:28 PM   #29 
        - I believe that this is situationally way over due.  DistressedAmerican   Jan-27-05 06:36 PM   #31 
        - yeah...and two wrongs makes a right  Lexingtonian   Jan-27-05 10:11 PM   #37 
        - Huh? If the theatre were on fire, it would be wrong to yell "Fire!"?  gottaB   Jan-27-05 06:37 PM   #32 
           - You never 'got' that one, did you....  Lexingtonian   Jan-27-05 09:49 PM   #36 
              - Did you get it?  gottaB   Jan-28-05 02:34 AM   #38 
              - A Lot Of Fifty Dollars Words And Analysis....  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-28-05 05:05 AM   #42 
                 - Nuts!  gottaB   Jan-28-05 06:09 AM   #43 
                 - Nuts  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-28-05 06:45 AM   #44 
                    - nevermind n/t  gottaB   Jan-28-05 07:25 AM   #46 
                       - I Can Cite Three Historical Events Of Similair Futility  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-28-05 08:04 AM   #48 
                       - You're comparing a Gonzales filibuster  RafterMan   Jan-28-05 08:12 AM   #50 
                          - Only That's It An Exercise In Futility....  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-28-05 08:25 AM   #51 
                             - Well we can't stack Bush into a naked pyramid  RafterMan   Jan-28-05 08:38 AM   #53 
                                - If "Dirtying Up" Gonzales Is Your Goal Then God Bless Ya Because  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-28-05 08:47 AM   #55 
                                   - You're right about that  RafterMan   Jan-28-05 09:00 AM   #57 
                                   - exactly right. nt  Pepperbelly   Jan-29-05 09:12 AM   #96 
                       - As Orwell Said "Some ideas are so bizarre only an intellectual can believe  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-28-05 08:32 AM   #52 
                          - You need to re-read  depakid   Jan-28-05 08:42 AM   #54 
                          - What Am I Missing...  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-28-05 08:52 AM   #56 
                          - I am truly perplexed  gottaB   Jan-28-05 02:50 PM   #58 
                             - No Matter How Sophisticated Your Analysis  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-29-05 04:41 AM   #77 
                             - I don't understand why you replace "will" with "can"  gottaB   Jan-29-05 05:11 AM   #84 
                                - Lots Of Things Are Theoretically Possible  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-29-05 05:48 AM   #88 
                             - 95% Of DU Agrees Bush Won't Withdraw The Nomination...  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-29-05 04:47 AM   #81 
                 - I thought it was dead-fucking-on. nt  BullGooseLoony   Jan-29-05 02:08 AM   #69 
                    - Really....  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-29-05 04:32 AM   #75 
                       - No, I just think our representatives could use the exercise.  BullGooseLoony   Jan-29-05 10:36 AM   #102 
              - Offer something useful or stop wasting our time  DistressedAmerican   Jan-28-05 02:54 AM   #39 
                 - What's your plan to stop Bushco?  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-28-05 08:08 AM   #49 
  - This one I will agree on....  LynneSin   Jan-28-05 07:28 AM   #47 
  - Let's just blame the wrong people, shall we?  leyton   Jan-28-05 02:53 PM   #59 
  - Jesus Christ!  Generator   Jan-28-05 03:04 PM   #62 
  - What do you expect to accomplish with a filibuster?  leyton   Jan-28-05 04:34 PM   #63 
  - I Don't Believe In Vicarious Responsibility  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-29-05 05:00 AM   #82 
  - Newsflash: We can't win ANY battles. We are the minority party.  BullGooseLoony   Jan-29-05 02:02 AM   #68 
     - Maybe We Should Filibuster Every Piece Of Legislation Till We're  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-29-05 05:04 AM   #83 
        - Sure...but down to five senators? Where are you coming up with  BullGooseLoony   Jan-29-05 10:39 AM   #103 
  - Let's save the filibuster for  catbert836   Jan-28-05 10:26 PM   #66 
  - ...just hope he doesn't sing!!!! Literally!!!  NVMojo   Jan-29-05 02:28 AM   #72 
  - Have to disagree in part  mvd   Jan-30-05 02:26 PM   #110 
  - Will the rethugs ever really go nuclear?  incapsulated   Jan-29-05 02:33 AM   #73 
  - It Has Nothing To Do With Going Nuclear...  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-29-05 04:44 AM   #79 
  - What good is a wasted filibuster?  loyalsister   Jan-29-05 03:34 AM   #74 
  - Public Support????????????????????  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-29-05 04:37 AM   #76 
  - that's what i say  progressiveright   Jan-29-05 04:41 AM   #78 
  - fillibuster  progressiveright   Jan-29-05 04:45 AM   #80 
  - There will be no filibuster.  Disturbed   Jan-29-05 05:41 AM   #86 
     - realistically  progressiveright   Jan-29-05 05:46 AM   #87 
  - I agree  The Flaming Red Head   Jan-29-05 05:39 AM   #85 
  - Exactly!  ElectroPrincess   Jan-29-05 09:12 AM   #97 
  - According to the standards of the Nuremberg Trials, Gonzales  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-29-05 10:46 AM   #104 
  - tactically a filibuster would be counter-productive  brindis_desala   Jan-29-05 11:13 AM   #105 
  - Photos introduced in the confirmation process(torture photos)  Lostnote03   Jan-29-05 07:32 PM   #107 
  - It wouldn't take much effort to show the connections  gottaB   Jan-29-05 07:48 PM   #108 
     - If they (Dem)could just keep it quite.....  Lostnote03   Jan-29-05 08:03 PM   #109 
  - Such hyperbole. Bush is not a NAZI terrorist  Jack Rabbit   Jan-30-05 02:31 PM   #112 
 

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