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dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 04:53 PM
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Gonzales: Which Dems voted to give him his job?
Edited on Tue Mar-13-07 04:54 PM by dooner
Here's a list of Democratic Senators that voted to confirm Alberto Gonzales for the job of Attorney General:

Landrieu (D-LA)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Salazar (D-CO)

And 3 who didn't vote:
Baucus (D-MT)
Conrad (D-ND)
Inouye (D-HI)

All other Democratic Senators voted against his confirmation (even Feinstein).

Here's a link to the roll call vote.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/r...

*Edited to correct spelling.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 04:55 PM
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1. So....another purity test?
Good, we need another couple of dozen of those. :eyes:
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 04:57 PM
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3. you're right. dems should be given a free pass for their crappy decisions..
because they're Dems.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:14 PM
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13. .
:popcorn:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:20 PM
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16. News flash: Politics is not religion.
You want adherance to dogma, look elsewhere.

Orrin Hatch approved Clinton's nomination of Ruth Ginsberg to the SC. We won that one.

(Now you got me defending votes for Gonzales :grr: )
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:25 PM
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20. No one is asking for Dogma- we are asking them to stop giving Bush everything he wants.
How many times are these same Democrats going to give Bush what he asks for? Why do they still trust him?

The rest of the Democrats listened to their party's base- this handful decided to trust and side with Bush.

It's not about "Dogma"-it's about leadership- and it was POOR leadership for these DLC Democrats to yet again trust Bush- especially when the rest of the party knew better.
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dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:06 PM
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5. Some senators have a case of chronic bad judgement
Everyone needs to learn from their mistakes. Many people knew that Gonzales was not going to be a great Attorney General.
It didn't take a psychic to see this one coming.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:12 PM
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11. yeah, Liebermann, both Nelsons, Landrieu
I dont need the Gonzo vote to get a list.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:11 PM
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9. agreed
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:13 PM
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12. Purity test? No- just noting that certain "conservative" DEMS are WRONG about almost EVERTHING.
When people give Bush what he wants several times in a row- and it turns out to be a really bad move- you start wondering.

No one is looking for "purity" - just some decent judgement that does not invlove giving Bush whatever he wants.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:24 PM
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19. Hey Mel! 86 accountability for Ricardo!!!
:rofl:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 04:55 PM
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2. The usual suspects
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 04:58 PM
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4. Dang! Ya beat me to it! nt
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:08 PM
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6. And me..
... you can pretty much count on this bunch to do the wrong thing.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:09 PM
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7. The sentiment in the "air" at the time
was one of relief that Asscroft was gone.......but that still is no excuse.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:10 PM
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8. Knowing Gonzales helped facilitate torture and Rice was uber-incompetent at NSA
there is no excuse for ANY Democrat to have voted to confirm either one. There was plenty of info out there by Jan 2005 to stop ANY nomination in its tracks.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:12 PM
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10. The ones muttering "We don't have the votes"
Which seems to be a very popular phrase among the sellouts nowadays. Right up there with "taking it off the table" and "keeping our powder dry."

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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:20 PM
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15. Good point- even when they "have the votes" they still side with Bush.
Edited on Tue Mar-13-07 05:27 PM by Dr Fate
Even when they "had the votes" yet still give Bush exactly what he wants- while completely ignoring their party's base.

Good point- a great to use when "we dont have the votes" gets thrown in your face again:

"Well, we HAD THE VOTES for (list attempt to fight Bush here) and the DLCers still sided with Bush- so I'm not sure that counting the votes is the only thing at issue here..."
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:18 PM
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14. the stupid ones?
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:22 PM
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18. Giving Bush what he wants is idiotic, isnt it?
But they will try to tell you that siding with the far-right is oh so "moderate."
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 05:21 PM
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17. looks like the usual suspects
Edited on Tue Mar-13-07 05:22 PM by WI_DEM
Whoops somebody beat me with that line, but it's true!!
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