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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:50 PM
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Democratic Filibuster of Roberts Unlikely
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/0...

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer
(07-20) 15:33 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) --

The possibility of a Democratic filibuster against Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in the Republican-controlled Senate seemed to all but disappear Wednesday.

One influential Democrat said Roberts was "in the ballpark" of being a nonconfrontational selection. A Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hold hearings on Roberts' nomination, said she did not think the appeals court judge was "filibuster-able."

At the same time, a conservative group purchased TV ad time in support of Roberts. Abortion rights groups staged protests against Roberts at the Supreme Court and Capitol.

On Capitol Hill, Republicans moved to schedule Roberts' hearings and vote in a one-month period after Labor Day. "It's possible to start the hearings in August, but I think September is a preferable time," said GOP Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the Judiciary Committee chairman.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:57 PM
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1. Given that there's only ONE WOMAN on the Senate Judiciary Committee
and that person is Diane F, seems like she needs some pressure put on her not to fold.
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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:59 PM
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3. pressure? she's an AEI mole
Her hubby's even openly neocon.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:01 PM
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4. But they didn't "identify" HER! (shiteatingpresstitutes!)
:grr:
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bjaques Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:10 PM
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6. Time for Diane to go
Ditto on the comments. Its why I nominated Diane for the Pink Brick that San Francisco Pride gives out to people who dis-service to the community. < see http://www.sfpride.org > Diane is really a republican in drag.

Roberts argued repealing Roe v Wade in the supreme court when he served as solicitor under the first bush and he is clearly clearly going to start removing rights with abortion being number 1. Diane for gods sake stand up for our rights or get out of the senate

Fienstein will be 73 years of age in 2006. It would be best of her not to run again. I wish some decent real democrat would step forward.
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Patty Diana Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:35 PM
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8. SHE ALREADY ROLLED OVER FOR SHRUB!!!! SEE POST 7
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:58 PM
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2. "One influential Democrat" ... "she" ...
DiFi strikes again. (((whore!!)))
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:06 PM
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5. I do hope prospective Democratic presidential contenders are paying attent
Hillary Clinton, Evan Bayh, Russ Feingold, that means you!

You folks wouldn't want your faces morphed into Judge Roberts in an add to air on WMUR in New Hampshire?
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Patty Diana Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:32 PM
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7. Here's an earlier link on this item__feinstein endorses roberts
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Can anyone see anyway out of this hellhole we're in?????
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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:53 PM
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9. and REID is a useless SACK OF SHIT
he is not working for the democratic party -- when are you guys going to realize this??

He is a big fat phony -- he is a DINO DINO DINO DINO DINO DINO DINO
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:21 PM
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10. Spine transplant surgery failed. nt
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Robbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:33 PM
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11. Roberts
He Is anti Abortion,anti Environmental rights,anti civil rights. If he doesn't deserve to be filler busted who does? And If they pull the
nuclear option then shut down the Senate,and campaign on this. And
Hilary,Biden,Bayh,Russ Feingold,John Kerry need our support to get the
Democratic nomination. And supporting a Justice who will vote to overturn RoevWade will cost me vote. Didn't we learn anything with
Thomas?
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:35 PM
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12. We democrats don't want to rock the evangelical nut job boat. nt
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