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  •  Sometimes your country requires a sacrifice (4.00)
    On bloody ridge the Marines on Guadacanal passed the order down the line that they were to stay in their foxholes and die. Nobody questioned it.

    They gave their lives freely and willingly to save the lives of their buddies. Is that kind of intestinal fortitude too much to ask from our Congress?

    Sometimes its important to hold the line and then you just have to fight. Alito is worth that kind of effort.

    Some may say that too much is at stake. Some figure regaining the Congress in 2006 is the larger issue. Impeaching Bush is the larger issue. The thing is that if they stand and fight Democrats will rally behind them and be energized and help them take back the congress and impeach Bush.

    •  Luckily FIlibusters Aren't Lethal (none)
      So any decimation befalling us from one would be a result of not playing our cards right regarding it; not explaining the necessity properly.

      I'm not sure a filibust CAN happen, but think it should happen.

      9/11 + 4 Years = Katrina... Conservatism Kills.

      by NewDirection on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 11:12:07 AM PST

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      •  I'm not sure they are not filibustering now (none)
        The way the rules work the Senators can keep talking as long as anyone has anything to say.

        After Byrd gave some very interesting thoughts on his decision to sell out,...

        ... ranging from letters from voters in his very conservative state bewailing the treatment of Mrs Alito, and his opinion that was manipulated by the media,... and his opinion that regardless of who lobyed him, his party or his president he was free to make up his own mind,... to his always having liked conservative judges which reminds us he used to be card carrying KKK, but now works hard for miners safety,... to his discussions with Alito that might be setting up questions of lying to Congress...

        Spector came doen and asked fighting Harry Reid for unanimous consent to approve Alito which Reid refused to give citing more speakers.

        Spector pressed would they be done by the end of the day, or by Monday... Reid refused to set a limit, ...Spector said well, we have the votes for cloture...technically I suppose once they bring cloture up and can't agree on when to end the debate, but continuing alternating hours from party to party,...eventually they get fown to trying to force cloture which is where cross over votes might come in.

        Technically you could vote for Alito to satisfy conservative votors and against cloture...

        That might be where the crossover votes and horse trading gets serious (or sirus) if the talk shows get involved.

        Live Free or Die (-8.88 -9.49) IMPEACH

        by rktect on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 12:59:48 PM PST

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