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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 03:00 PM
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Reid claims triumph; Ensign concerned about precedent
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada declared victory Monday night when a coalition of moderates steered the Senate away from a historic filibuster showdown.

Reid was just hours away from the biggest test of his five-month tenure as Democratic leader. Earlier in the day, he indicated the die was cast for votes on whether the Senate would change its rules to make it difficult for a minority to block nominated judges.

But the path to confrontation took an abrupt turn when seven Democrats and seven Republicans reached agreement to defuse the so-called nuclear option.

"The nuclear option is off the table. The Senate can work as the Senate," Reid said after the compromise was revealed. "How much better could it be, not for Democrats, not for Republicans, but the American people?"

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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 03:09 PM
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1. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said that the nuclear option was still possible.
He was speaking this morning in the senate. He called it the "constitutional" option. He's still pissed off about being denied a seat on the federal bench a few years back. He's still determined to get revenge on the Democrats for voting aginast him.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 03:29 PM
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2. the ugliness continues then ....
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 09:47 PM
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3. freeper response
this is how we know we won:

I just left the GoP.
I'm done with them.

Cowards.


We've been snookered again. Picture Lucy whipping the football out from under Charlie Brown for about the millionth time.

Who would have ever thought that the GOP Senators would have folded to Democratic Demands?
I am Shocked!

The last time I was this surprised was this morning when the sun came up.


The GOP is now dead to me. Bill Frist....ah why even bother..

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill Frist cannot control the RINO's in the Senate. The Democrats win again.

What the HELL is this???????? We don't need a deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am furious. I will NOT SEND ANY MORE MONEY TO THE REPUBS. We didn't NEED a deal and we don't WANT a deal!!!
I mailed my change of registration in this morning. Welcome to the growing ranks of the unaffiliated.
This is a sad day for the Republican party, and the conservative movement in this country! The Dems will likely gain in Congress in 2006 because of this kind of cowardice. What's the matter with you folks in Arizona????? Is McCain the best you can do??
It seems like Frist wouldn't have to votes to stop a potential filibuster on a SCOTUS nominee.
Underneath the chestnut tree; The Republicans sold you, and the GOP sold me.
Not another frigging dime or a minute of my time, I stay home in 06' or vote libertarian. Unfreakin believable
If this is true it is truly an outrage. The only deal is the one the crats got. Everything they wanted. We got nothing. Only thing to do now is support a third party that can hopefully pick up 10-15% of the vote and use it as leverage to bargain.
If this is true it is truly an outrage. The only deal is the one the crats got. Everything they wanted. We got nothing. Only thing to do now is support a third party that can hopefully pick up 10-15% of the vote and use it as leverage to bargain.
Republican moderate - horse sugar! What a bunch of stupid little pricks.
Go to the National Republican Senatorial Committee to voice your outrage. Below is my letter: The Republican senators I helped get into the majority have compromised on President Bushs judicial nominations. I will tell every Republican I know not to contribute one thin dime to the NRSC ever again. We in the grassroots worked our tails off for this majority and McCain et al., have betrayed us, our president and his future Supreme Court nominees. I hope you realize that the NRSC will starve for funds for the foreseeable future. The 55-Senator GOP majority wasnt worth our effort. The RINOs made a disgusting mistake taking us for granted.
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