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  •  I am not here to (none)
    disabuse you of your delusions (that is a job for a professional).  If the best GOP opposition to Roberts is in the form of Michael Bloomberg, then you have failed miserbly at attempting to convince even liberal Republicans of Roberts' "unacceptability."  Compare rxn to Roberts among GOP to the rxn to Bork (or even Thomas).  Jeffords and Packwood opposed Thomas.  I am going to bet dollars to donuts that not a single GOP Senator will vote NO on Roberts, and that about 20 Democrats will vote YES.    
    •  Jeffords (none)
      not a Bush Republican. Did you miss 2001?

      Packwood gone.

      I'll go out on a limb and say you have no idea that the GOP has become the Party of Dobson.

      The SCOTUS is Extraordinary.

      by Armando on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 03:02:56 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the history lessor (none)
        Professor Obvious.

        I was pointing out that Thomas got 2 GOP NO votes.  I would bet that Roberts gets 0.  Which is to say that for all your arm-flailing you, along with NARAL, NOW, and otehr "abortion is the most important issue there is under the sun" crowd have failed miserably at convincing moderate GOPers, or conservative Democrats (or for that matter even a good portion of moderate Democrats) to oppose Roberts.  Like I said, if the only opposition within the GOP that you can find is Bloomberg, you are in a really bad shape.

        •  It is obvious that you missed my points (none)
          One of the two GOP votes was Jeffords, who is no longer a Republican and is possibly a No vote on Roberts.

          The other is that the GOP of that period was not the Wingnut Party it is today.

          there never was a a doubt that the GOP would do whatever Bush says - hence Bush Republicans.

          The SCOTUS is Extraordinary.

          by Armando on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 07:47:13 PM PDT

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          •  And I suppose Bush Democrats, right? (none)
            Given the fact that about 20 Democrats are thought to be supporting confirmation, does that make them Bush Democrats?  If so, then Bush is probably the most succesful coalition builder since FDR.

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