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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:23 PM
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Is there any chance - any chance at all - that Roberts can be defeated?
Republican majority in the Senate.

Even with a filibuster, a significant number of Republicans would have to cross the pond.

Just wondering.

Oh, P.S., anyone who states or infers that I am a 'fake Democrat' or 'Freeper' or whatever can dine on my feces. Anyone who thinks my question isn't important needs to trot down to the Clue Store.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:24 PM
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1. Hey Will.. where ya been? *hugs* Have only seen a couple of posts from you
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 03:24 PM by GreenPartyVoter
lately.. about Andy and travelling.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:25 PM
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8. I was in Seattle and then New Hampshire
Got back a little while ago.

:hi:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:26 PM
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11. Are you melting? I think someone stole our Maine weather and swapped
it with Virginia's.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:27 PM
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15. It's better than it was
Friday and Saturday were swamp-air days. It's better today. Seattle was glorious, weather-wise.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:24 PM
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2. No...unless
Something very outrageous comes out in the hearings...

There is no way the Democrats would be able to sustain a filibuster.
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MisterLiberal Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:26 PM
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122. Cingular
I want the Democrats who say that we should just accept defeat to talk to me a year from now if he's confirmed and tell me they did the right thing by automatically declaring defeat.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:07 PM
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170. I tell you what...
I will come back when we have won back the White House, and regained our majorities in Congress.

And of course you are misrepresenting the strategy. We are not advocating simply accepting defeat, we are talking about laying low until the hearings to keep pointless opposition to someone we know very little about so far (though what we do know is negative), off the front pages. The focus now, while we have them on the ropes, is to concentrate the media's attention on the White House thugs running the country into the ground.

When the hearings occur, Democrats need to publicize where this guy is coming from philosophically, but the political reality is, unless something far worse comes up about him than is apparent now, we will not be able to sustain any kind of filibuster, and will look weak and inept trying.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:24 PM
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3. Do I have to answer? My answer is there is no chance in hell. It really
hurts to have to write that. UGH!!!
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:24 PM
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4. Second question...
If he were defeated, is there any chance -- any chance at all -- Chimpy would then nominate someone "moderate?"
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