After Calling Judicial Filibusters Un...

After Calling Judicial Filibusters Unconstitutional, GOP Senators Line Up Behind Judicial Filibuster

There are 90 comments on the thinkprogress.org story from May 19, 2011, titled After Calling Judicial Filibusters Unconstitutional, GOP Senators Line Up Behind Judicial Filibuster. In it, thinkprogress.org reports that:

The Senate just voted by a 52-43 majority to end the GOP's filibuster of Professor Goodwin Liu's nomination to a federal appeal court - which, in the bizarro world that is the U.S. Senate, means that Liu's nomination will not move forward.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#1 May 19, 2011
Same iria Diarrhea, different day.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#2 May 19, 2011


Didn't the Socialist Bernie Sanders just Filibuster an Obama supporter bill?


LMAO!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#3 May 19, 2011
Obama - filibuster OK then, but not now

Jim Brown
6/2/2009



President Obama is expressing hope that his first Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, will not be blocked by Senate Republicans. However, while a U.S. senator in 2006, Obama -- along with 24 colleagues -- unsuccessfully attempted to filibuster the nomination of Justice Samuel Alito, who had been nominated by George W. Bush.

Gary Marx, executive director of The Judicial Confirmation Network, says President Obama is playing with two different sets of standards for judicial nominees.

Gary Marx (The Judicial Confirmation Network)"He followed the radical left-wing in opposing Justice Alito for no other reason than he disagreed with his judicial philosophy -- one of judicial restraint," Marx explains. "President Obama wanted a judicial activist on the Supreme Court, and Justice Alito did not fit that mold.

"Our hope is that none of the senators are going to follow President Obama's example with these dilatory-type of tactics," he continues. "We want them to have a full and fair debate, an extensive debate."

Marx says his group wants to see a "full and fair" vote on Sotomayor so all U.S. senators can be on the record and held accountable for their position on the nomination when the 2010 or 2012 elections roll around.


http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.as...




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davy

Albuquerque, NM

#4 May 19, 2011
Republicunts were against filibusters before they were for them.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#5 May 19, 2011
Well, Well, Well!


Obama was for the filibuster in 2005




“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#6 May 19, 2011
davy wrote:
Republicunts were against filibusters before they were for them.
But then the democrats taught them how to use them.....

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#7 May 19, 2011
davy wrote:
Republicunts were against filibusters before they were for them.



I didn't know Bernie Sanders was a repub! Are you sure you're Not LYING Again dummy?


I didn't know Scumbag Blobama was a repub when he supported Filibusters of Bush!


ROFL!




Hypocrite Much?

“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#8 May 19, 2011
Another Activist judge bites the big one....
A progressive is a progressive, is a progressive.
This guys shouldn't be a justice of the peace.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#9 May 19, 2011
Well, Well Well!




Suddenly, Democrats are all upset with the filibuster now that Republicans are using it. At least some Democrats say it is time to end it.

That is not quite what they were saying when Democrats were using the filibuster to stop President Bush's judicial appointments. At least one Senator, Barack Obama, was quite in favor of the filibuster in 2005 when it was used to stop nine of Bush's appointments, including Miguel Estrada and Janice Rogers Brown.

In 2005 I contacted my then-Senator, Barack Obama, regarding the filibuster. I asked Senator Obama about his views of the filibuster, especially since it was used to block many civil rights laws, including anti-lynching laws.(I cannot reproduce my original message, since it was not an email. The only way to contact Senator Obama online was to go to his web site and fill in an online form that left no copy.)

Below is his response.






From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected] nate.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:02 AM
To: Hoven, Randall M
Subject: Message from Senator Barack Obama

Dear Randall:

Thank you for your letter. I appreciate hearing from you.

I recognize that the filibuster can be used for unfortunate purposes. However, I am also aware that the Founding Fathers established the filibuster as a means of protecting the minority from the tyranny of the majority -- and that protection, with some changes, has been in place for over 200 years.

In regard to your reference to Judge Brown, I voted against her confirmation because I believe her record on the California State Supreme Court raised real questions about her commitment to individual rights and civil liberties. I spoke on the Senate floor about this nomination before the votes were cast, and the following weblink will take you directly to my remarks:

http://obama.senate.gov/speech/050608-remarks...
of_justice_janice_rogers_brown /index.html

Again, Randall, thank you for writing. Please stay in touch.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama
United States Senator

P.S. Our system does not allow direct response to this email. However, if you would like to contact me again, please use the form on the website: http://obama.senate.gov/contact/






Senator Obama did not quite have his history correct.

In 2009, Time Magazine summarized the history of the filibuster. The filibuster came about inadvertently from a change in Senate rules in 1806. The first filibuster was not until 1841. Both years are considered to be well after the country's founding. There were fewer than two dozen filibusters through all the 19th century. "By the Carter Administration, that figure was up to 20 per year."

Note that when Obama wrote me in 2005, the filibuster was technically in place for 199 years (since 1806) and had first been used just 164 years ago. So in no case had the filibuster "been in place for over 200 years." Obama LIED or is Ignorant as usual.


http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/02/o...





- OUCH!-




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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#10 May 19, 2011
If we are to believe Time Magazine's history lesson, Senator Obama made two false statements (at least) in his response to this constituent:

(1) our Founding Fathers did not establish the filibuster, and

(2) it had not been in place for over 200 years when Obama made the statement that it was.




Regardless of these errors, we (or at least I) have Barack Obama on record as firmly supporting the filibuster in the Senate.



FUBO!





http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/02/o...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#11 May 19, 2011

Why are progressives so Stupid?
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#12 May 19, 2011
WHAAAAAAAA????

you can't use obama's shady tactics.....only he can do that....

like secret wseekend meetings to bribe Congress members to pass obamacare....
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#13 May 19, 2011
Man... the commenters on the article at thinkprogress are all in one big circle-jerk and, if a conservative voice chimes in--they call him a troll and reach over him to grab back on and start stroking all over again.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#14 May 19, 2011
Obama is the First Azz Hole president to have Voted to Filibuster a Scotus Nominee!


What a TURD.




“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#15 May 19, 2011
MoveOn To Obama: Keep Your Word, Filibuster Telecom Immunity

The Huffington Post
First Posted: 06-22-08


MoveOn.org has launched a new campaign pressing Sen. Barack Obama to honor his pledge to filibuster any legislation that gives immunity to telecoms that spied on Americans:

Here's an excerpt from MoveOn's letter:

Dear MoveOn member,

On Friday, House Democrats caved to the Bush administration and passed a bill giving a get-out-of-jail-free card to phone companies that helped Bush illegally spy on innocent Americans.

This Monday, the fight moves to the Senate. Senator Russ Feingold says the "deal is not a compromise; it is a capitulation." Barack Obama announced his partial support for the bill, but said, "It does, however, grant retroactive immunity, and I will work in the Senate to remove this provision so that we can seek full accountability for past offenses."

Last year, after phone calls from MoveOn members and others, Obama went so far as to vow to "support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies." We need him to honor that promise.




So WHAT HAPPENED Blobama?


ROFL!




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/22/move...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#16 May 19, 2011
Obama = First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster a Supreme Court Nominee

May 30, 2009

President Obama's expressed hope today in his weekly address "that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this (Supreme Court nomination) process, and Congress, in the past" runs against another historical first for the 44th president: his unique role in history as the first US President to have ever voted to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee.

So while there is little indication Republicans intend to filibuster President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the GOP will likely invoke the President's unique history whenever he calls their tactics into question.

In January 2006, then-Sen. Obama joined 24 colleagues in a futile effort led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of now-Justice Samuel Alito.

On January 29, 2006, Mr. Obama told George Stephanopulos on "This Week" that he would:

"be supporting the filibuster because I think Judge Alito, in fact, is somebody who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values, you know. When you look at his decisions in particular during times of war, we need a court that is independent and is going to provide some check on the executive branch, and he has not shown himself willing to do that repeatedly."



No look at the Maggot! Azz Hole!


FUBO!




http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/...


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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#17 May 19, 2011
It's always satisfying to take an iria and flush it.






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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#18 May 19, 2011
Impeach the Filibustered Maggot!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#19 May 19, 2011
The first attempt to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee in Senate history was led by Republican Senators against President Johnson's nominee to be Chief Justice, Associate Justice Abe Fortas, in 1968. Fifty nine votes -- 2/3rds of those present -- were needed to proceed to a full vote on Fortas. The vote was 45-43. Cloture was not invoked. The next day, Fortas withdrew.

The Senate historian calls this "the first filibuster in Senate history on a Supreme Court nomination."

Other than in 1986 -- when Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., contemplated a short-lived filibuster attempt against President Reagan's move to promote William Rehnquist from Associate to Chief Justice -- there was no other attempt to filibuster a Supreme Court nomination until the one against Alito.


http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Seattle, WA

#20 May 19, 2011
Call on Senator Obama to Filibuster FISA Bill



On October 24, 2007, Barack Obama promised to support a filibuster of any FISA reform law that contained telecom immunity provisions.



http://www.blueoregon.com/2008/06/call-on-sen...





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