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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 10:26 PM
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Democrats say they have the votes to block Bolton
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats back from a weeklong recess said on Tuesday they were holding firm against allowing a vote to confirm John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations until the Bush administration turns over more information on him.

"I think the support is just as strong as it was," Richard Durbin of Illinois, the Senate minority whip, said after a meeting of Democratic senators.

In the Senate's last act before leaving for its Memorial Day break, Democrats mustered enough support to block a final vote on Bolton, who they said tried to misuse U.S. intelligence and intimidated or tried to remove intelligence analysts who did not conform to his hard-line views.

Democrats demand the administration turn over more classified material on Bolton, but the White House has refused and accused Democrats of using partisan delaying tactics.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, said he expected to proceed with Bolton's nomination "very soon," but could not say "with certainty" when that would be. He has accused Democrats of using a procedural hurdle called a filibuster to block the confirmation vote.

SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050607/pl_nm/bush_bolton_d...
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 10:28 PM
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1. Oh wow!
And Frist, you can take your accusations and shove them up your White Christian ass! :applause:
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 10:30 PM
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2. Oh no,
he likes the "spin" too much!!!!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 10:33 PM
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3. I hope so
Maybe that's why Frist hasn't mentioned it lately. Good. I hope so. Only thing that worries me is the next person they nominate.... Bush likes to go backwards remember.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 10:41 PM
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6. I Think That's Supposed To Be 'White Christmas", Shhhhhhhh...


Be vewwy, vewwy, Qwwiet...

:rofl:
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LightningFlash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 10:33 PM
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4. Partisan delaying tactics?
Who's the one meeting with secret special interest groups all the time for their marching orders?

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/may2005/280505targ...
:eyes: :eyes:
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 10:37 PM
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5. No...
They said they have the votes to DELAY Bolton. Not BLOCK. There's a big difference there.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 11:00 PM
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7. If they're going to DELAY him
does that mean he's been taking trips on some rich lobbyist?



I've reached that point in the night where I go goofy. Excuse please.
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LightningFlash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 11:06 PM
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8. Not unless they....
Are attempting to ABRAMOFF the state rare coin election funds....... :wow:
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 11:12 PM
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9. Pray God they don't DELAY him...
That's just something I don't want to hear about or see. BLOCKage would be nice however. :evilgrin:
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 11:29 PM
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10. I'm still very nervous about Bolton's chances.
Remember, the republicans were saying he was going to win approval and look what happened. I don't think it is good to get over confident.
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LightningFlash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-05 11:33 PM
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11. Bolton is gone for now....
Who knows how many votes he "really" has, hopefully alot of republican senators are waking up.
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