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  •  The Senate shows Ralph was right when he said... (7+ / 0-)

    The only difference between the Democrats and Republicans is how fast their knees hit the floor when a corporation comes into the room.

    Plenty of Democrats supported W's SCOTUS choices, especially Roberts.

    Big Joe Helton: "I pay Plenty."
    Chico Marx: "Well, then we're Plenty Tough."

    by Caelian on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 09:35:32 AM PST

    •  yep (0+ / 0-)
      and if the Obama doesn't stop listening to summers, Geithner, and Rahm. I plan on voting for him.  I stupidly voted for Gore in 2000, and Kerry in 2004 and now Obama in 2008, and Rahm and Obama have made me regret every vote.
    •  Do you think Al Gore (3+ / 0-)

      would even have nominated Roberts?

      C'mon, show some sense!

      When will we ever learn that PROFIT cannot be a part of the equation when endangering people's lives adds to a company's bottom line?--Earicicle

      by billlaurelMD on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 09:49:18 AM PST

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    •  Yet, you haven't done a thing to dispute the (1+ / 0-)
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      SilentBrook

      validity of the diary. The war on Iraq, USSC choices etc.

    •  And rightly so. (2+ / 0-)
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      jj32, SilentBrook

      Roberts was a valid choice. I can't stand the guy's viewpoints, but he was a valid choice from a Republican President for a Supreme Court justice.

      Elections have consequences. We lost to Bush, twice. He got to nominate the justices. If they're qualified and intelligent enough to serve - and there's no question that Roberts, in particular, was - then they should be confirmed. Don't like it? Get your guy elected President.

      Al Gore wouldn't have nominated John Roberts. Barack Obama won't nominate another John Roberts. If you want to take back SCOTUS, you have to hold the Presidency.

      Call Congress and demand 2 Senators, 1 VOTING Rep, and full home rule for DC citizens. Anything less is un-American.

      by mistersite on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 09:54:03 AM PST

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      •  Thank you, good comment (1+ / 0-)
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        The SCOTUS is really decided on election day. Whoever wins the presidency, there is a pretty good chance they will get their SCOTUS nominee confirmed. If the president's party also controls the Senate, then there is an excellent chance they get their nominee confirmed.  

      •  Sadly, you couldn't be more right. (1+ / 0-)
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        I've been saying for years that the most important issue during a presidential campaign is that the winner will get to appoint at least one SC Justice.  That is the most important choice a president can make because that choice will be making decisions for a generation and beyond.

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