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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:57 PM
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Republican hardball c/o Robert Novak
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is being urged by colleagues to threaten to close down the Senate for the rest of the year unless Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle ends his disruptive tactics.

In addition to menacing all judicial nominations, Daschle is now preventing legislation from being sent to Senate-House conferences to resolve differences in bills passed by both Houses unless the outcome is guaranteed.

Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, and other conservatives want Frist to counter Daschle by bringing the business of the Senate to a halt. This would mean passing an omnibus appropriations bill and then awaiting the outcome of the elections. Democrats could not offer their pet amendments, but it also would prevent passage of a budget resolution and, therefore, kill any chance of making the Bush tax cuts permanent.

DELAY INDICTED?

The word spread through Republican circles on Capitol Hill is that a runaway Democratic prosecutor in Texas may indict House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, creating upheaval in the GOP leadership.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/robertnovak/rn200404...

...at last GOP infotainment!

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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:01 PM
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1. Do you notice that Novak and Perle look like brothers? Similar brains,
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 01:04 PM by LittleApple81
similar faces? Both of them have the dark rings under the eyes, the same arrogant expression, the same type of convoluted brain.
Looking at them is painful.

What is the definition of a "runaway Democratic prosecutor in Texas?"
Sorry to say, all these repug are scary and apparently 50% of the American population is blind.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:07 PM
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5. I stopped watching Novak & Carlson on Crossfire..
They have no journalist integrity and do nothing by Lie and coverup WH crimes.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:03 PM
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2. Sounds like they are afraid there is enough on Bush/Cheney to Impeach..
Shutting down the Senate would certainly stall the process if the House is forced, because of overwhelming evidence, to Impeach Bush...

Nothing they ever do is straight up and down forward.

Accusing Daschle of disruption is just another face saving ploy.

The acting president and his cohorts are CRIMINALS at large and should be removed.
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:06 PM
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3. I suspect you are getting close to the truth. n/t
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:18 PM
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8. Truth = Music to our ears...n/t
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:06 PM
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4. Novak's preoccupation with wives continues
looks like he's decided to go after Teresa:

"STAY IN PITTSBURGH"

Teresa Heinz Kerry, Sen. John Kerry's vivacious wife, was a major asset on the campaign trail during the primary elections but has run into backstage criticism since then -- particularly in Philadelphia last week.

Mrs. Kerry asked Rep. Bob Brady, master of ceremonies at the event, whether she could introduce Gov. Edward Rendell (who in turn would introduce the prospective Democratic presidential nominee). The candidate's wife then launched into a 10-minute speech about her early life in Mozambique and on the iniquities of George W. Bush, but forgot to introduce Rendell.

After the event concluded, Brady told a Kerry aide: "Next time you come to Philadelphia, leave her in Pittsburgh (Mrs. Kerry's hometown when she was married to the late Republican Sen. John Heinz)."


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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:11 PM
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6. Ha! I've done the same thing myself...
prepared a huge Thanksgiving dinner and forgot to turn the oven on...

She got involved with the topic and forgot the mission..

hee!
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:15 PM
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7. Sounds good.
Every day that a Repuke congress does nothing is a day they are not doing more damage. Standing still is better than going backwards.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:20 PM
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9. Runaway Democratic Prosecutor?
What a f_cking joke. A grand jury indicts, not a prosecutor. Kill the messenger.
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:22 PM
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10. Robert Novak is nothing but a shameless
whore. I refuse to buy the Chicago Sun-Times because of him.

It should be interesting what comes out the grand jury investigation here in Chicago re: Valerie Plame.
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priller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:38 PM
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11. The DA in Austin doing this is named Ronny Earle
and while he is a Democrat, he's far from being "runaway" or whatever appelation Novak wants to smear him with. He's a long-time public servant who is near retirement age. Hardly some partisan firebrand careening out of control.

Rest assured that if Novak is working so hard to trash him, it's because the GOP are scared. From what I've read locally, prosecutors believe DeLay has been caught red-handed. His arrogance is about to catch up with him.

Oh, BTW, I know DeLay likes to run as a beacon of morality now, but in his days at the Texas state legislature, he was known as "Hot Tub Tom" for his many hot tub parties.
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:41 PM
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12. Eww, "Hot Tub Tom"!!!
Good Lord, what were those women (or maybe it was men) thinking? The thought makes my skin crawl.
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annagull Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:25 PM
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13. Man, I hope they do shut down the Senate
That worked so well for Newtie, his ass hit the pavement in lightening speed after he pulled that one.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:02 PM
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14. Novak is a Traitor and deserves whatever is done to traitors
He sold out America by exposing a CIA agent and deserves nothing but the utmost scorn and condemnation. I despise the man.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:04 PM
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15. If it kills the "tax cuts" I'm all for it.
It's about the most irresponsible legislation from the most irresponsible people I have ever seen.
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