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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:26 AM
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CNN: Democrats bristle at Bush's push to confirm Bolton, pass Surveillance Act
Democrats bristle at Bush's push to confirm Bolton
November 10, 2006


President Bush appointed John Bolton, right, ambassador to the U.N. while Congress was in recess.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- On the same day President Bush promised a new bipartisan Washington, he began efforts to get two of his most controversial decisions approved before the Democrats take over Congress.

Bush on Thursday submitted the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and said he would like to move forward on legislation to authorize the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program.

Bush said he would like to see action on both issues before year's end. The Democratic-controlled Congress begins its term in January.

Bolton was appointed August 2005 during a Congressional recess. His appointment will expire in January unless the Senate confirms him -- and the probable next chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee says approval is unlikely.

Some Republicans are also against the Bolton nomination. Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who was defeated in this week's election, also said he would block Bolton's nomination....

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The president Thursday also outlined some other issues he'd like to see Congress address before year's end....Among those issues are the Terrorist Surveillance Act of 2006....The Terrorist Surveillance Act is likely to face stiff opposition in the Senate and House, as both parties have previously criticized the measure as unconstitutional....

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/09/bolton.congress/...
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:31 AM
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1. here we go!!!!
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 02:51 AM
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10. The Dems Can Stall This They Have A Recess Starting Next Week
When they reconvene they will be in control and they can tell Bush to go fuck himself. I am sure that every repuke who lost his/her seat this time is not going to feel like cooperating with the weasel anyway. They blame him for their defeat.

Bolt Boy is TOAST.
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:39 AM
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20. Yep.
He sort of let them hang out there to dry by waiting until AFTER the election to boot Rumsfeld.

Perhaps they don't owe him a debt of gratitude?
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 05:18 AM
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13. Somebody Tell W The Party's Over
and he's gonna have to go home now.
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:42 AM
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2. Get your "Bipartisanship" on. ! . !
Anyone else having that gag response?
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:44 AM
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3. How long did that whole facade last?
Not even 12 hours, max? Any guesses?
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:48 AM
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4. Can we just hang the bastard now?
n/t
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:56 AM
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8. WHICH bastard? Bush? Bolton? So many other choices.......
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keopeli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:49 AM
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5. Stupid headline. Try: Dems Prepared to Judge Bolton Fairly In Hearings
He's going to receive some VERY NEGATIVE coverage on TV during those hearings, that Bolton. It will be nice to hear the truth get out without suppression.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 03:45 AM
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12. the media is pushing for a fight.
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:50 AM
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6. If Bush can't get Bolton confirmed,
can he re-appoint him during the next recess, or does he only get one go at that?
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:58 AM
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9. Yes. However someone other than American taxpayers would have to pay Bolton's salary. (nt)
Edited on Fri Nov-10-06 01:59 AM by w4rma
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freefall Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:30 AM
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18. They just answered this question on NPR. Bush can reappoint
Bolton but Bolton would have to serve without the consent of the Senate and without pay. What do you suppose is the likelihood of that?! :-)

Peace,

freefall
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:15 PM
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32. That would be an impeachable offense for Bush to ignore the Senate
One more impeachable offense by the Bush dictatorship!
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:54 AM
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7. IMPEACH his ASS
NOW!
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 08:20 AM
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24. WE DEMAND JUSTICE!
Bipartisan has nothing to do with THE LAW.

STOP, DESIST CRIMINALS MAKING POLICIES!!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 03:43 AM
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11. Yesterday--Bush was at it again--Lecturing people as to their duties.
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 05:26 AM
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14. The Malignant Little Narcissist Is In For A Surprise
Edited on Fri Nov-10-06 05:27 AM by Binka
All his life from the moment he was born every move he made could under NO circumstances be criticized, if anyone dare deign to do that they PAID a heavy price for speaking out of line to Lord Pissy Pants. Bush is gonna implode when the DEM adults demand he STFU and listen to them. This is gonna be good! :evilgrin:
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:17 AM
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15. Oh, yeah...
then Little Lord Pissy Pants will just sign a damn piece of paper (namely, a signing statement), and voila... Then, he'll STFU (as in "won't tell anyone" like him and his dicktraitort always did), so what's gonna be good (or new) 'bout that 'same old, same old' (if the DEM adults 'forget' to make these signing statements illegal first)?
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 08:45 AM
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25. Blinka, I hope you are correct.
I hope the Democrats will stand up to him and tell him to stfu - I hope we don't "make nice".
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:24 AM
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16. So much for the deludinoids...
.. and their dreams of bipartisanship.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:24 AM
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17. Note to George...
... We've got political capital and we intend to SPEND IT.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:35 AM
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19. LOL
I hope so.
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:51 AM
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21. A REAL Mandate Not Some Tryst With Gannon Or Foley n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 07:41 AM
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23. Double LOL n/t
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 07:16 AM
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22. Zebras don't change their stripes. Dems in 08 thank you gw :)
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:14 AM
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26. FILLIBUSTER EVERYTHING
Block, obstruct, fillibuster. We have a mandate to do so and no way in hell will they go nuke option now that they are facing minority status.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 01:00 PM
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35. Yep. Minimize any further damage that Bu*h/republicans can do
to our country.

It's gonna take at least 20 years to fix the damage that they've already done, and that may be an optimistic estimate.
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NeverOddOrEven Donating Member (48 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 04:04 PM
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36. What mandate where?
Beetwasher sez:

"Block, obstruct, fillibuster. We have a mandate to do so..."

What mandate? Most races were squeakers.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:28 AM
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27. So glad to see this hitting on Friday
Bush's 'bi-partisan' lie is going to be discussion through Monday. In case anyone missed it, at the post-lunch photo-op, Nancy didn't use the word bi-partisan. She said "confidence building."

She's on to him!
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:36 AM
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28. "The Surveillance Act"?
They couldn't possibly get more Orwellian in naming a law than this. What next, the "Vaporize the Ungoodthinkful Act"?
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:47 AM
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29. Let's repeal that "torture is okay" law that Bush got
which is nothing more than an amnesty for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Bush and his cohorts.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 09:52 AM
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30. bush at it again; trying to violate the US Constitution (domestic enemy)
whilst lying his ass off.

What a wee little nothing of a man he is.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 11:44 AM
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31. Bus sucking up big time to Dem Party Leaders
Edited on Fri Nov-10-06 11:45 AM by Tippy
On CNN wow he has so much in common with all of them...He and Reid are both from the West......bet he has said bi-partisanship so many times since we took control of the Senate...he will dream he really has always believed that was the right way to handle things...I hope the SOB(son of a bush),chokes on the word...
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:41 PM
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33. They better do more than "bristle". They better BLOCK.
And that means filibuster if necessary.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:47 PM
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34. No SHIT, I'm with you on this
Bush is NUTZ....still trying to act
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