Jan 28 2006

Chafee Kills Filibuster Hopes

Published by at 2:12 am under All General Discussions,Filibuster Showdown

The Democrats apparently have not had their fill of failure yet, so they are pandering to their extreme base (the only one they have left) and posturing like there is no tomorrow! But Lincoln Chaffee has dashed any hopes for a filibuster by coming out for an up and down vote (registration required):

Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, under pressure as one of the last senators undecided on Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s fitness for the Supreme Court, has committed himself to help fellow Republicans break a last-ditch Democratic filibuster of the nomination.

A lot of irrelevant posturing is included in the article, but the point is Alito will be the next US Supreme Court Justice.

The funny thing is, in order to really energize the leftwing base for this year’s elections, Stevens would need to step down and cause a fight for his seat. Dems would probaby lose the battle again, but it would help the GOTV effort!

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  1. Larwyn says:

    Too amazing
    – and Dianne will be in real jam
    if she goes along with Kerry &
    the crazies:

    POWERLINE POST:
    There’s Something Happening Here…
    …and what it is, is a little weird. Now Dianne Feinstein has reneged on her pledge to vote for cloture on Judge Alito, and announced that she will support a filibuster instead. I don’t know how to interpret the Democratic Senators who are lining up for a filibuster, except as a manifestation of the power of the crazy left within that party.

    THEN THIS FROM GATEWAY PUNDIT:

    Friday, January 27, 2006

    Sheehan Warns Senator Feinstein That She’s Coming After Her

    It was a busy day for Cindy Sheehan today at the World Social Forum:

    * She warned Senator Dianne Feinstein that she would run against her if the senator did not filibuster Judge Alito
    * Cindy interviewed with the Communist Party Daily newspaper The Daily Granma while at the World Social Forum
    * She blamed the loss of her son on “The whim of a ruler”

    Down in Venezuela, Cindy Sheehan warned Senator Dianne Feinstein that if she did not filibuster Judge Alito, Cindy would run against her for Senator of California.

    “I’m appalled that Diane Feinstein wouldn’t recognize how dangerous Alito’s nomination is to upholding the values of our constitution and restricting the usurpation of presidential powers, for which I’ve already paid the ultimate price.”

    READ IT ALL AT:
    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2006/01/sheehan-warns-senator-feinstein-that.html
    Click here: Gateway Pundit: Sheehan Warns Senator Feinstein That She’s Coming After Her

    NOT COUNTING CHICKENS BUT 2006
    COULD BE ANOTHER “MORNING IN AMERICA”

  2. [...] Now one of the last holdouts on an up or down vote for Alito has signalled he isn’t going down with the Titanic: (h/t The Strata-Sphere) Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, under pressure as one of the last senators undecided on Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s fitness for the Supreme Court, has committed himself to help fellow Republicans break a last-ditch Democratic filibuster of the nomination. [...]