Thursday, January 26, 2006

Sen. Kerry calls for filibuster of Alito

CNN reported Sen. John Kerry has decided to support a filibuster to block the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, CNN's Congressional Correspondent Ed Henry reported Thursday.
Leave it to Kerry to shoot the Democrats in the foot.
Kerry, in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum, was marshaling support in phone calls during the day, Henry said. He announced his decision Wednesday to a group of Democratic senators, urging they join him, Henry said. Kerry also has the support of his fellow Massachusetts senator, Democrat Edward Kennedy.
That makes it two idiots. How many more will they get?
Some senior Democrats said they are worried that the move could backfire.
I am sure they are right. The Gang of 14 will probably shoot the Filibuster down before it gets started, but if they do get one going, I feel sure the Republicans will pull the trigger on the Constitutional Option, which will mean that a number of Bush's appointments to the Court of Appeals will get through, and then we just have three years to wait to see if 85 year old John Paul Stevens will be forced to resign, giving Bush yet another Supreme Court nomination
StopTheACLU blogged This will definitely backfire on the dems. This absolutely makes the democrats look bad, even more so on the sore loser making as big of a show out of things as he can in hopes of gaining support for another shot at the presidency. This man has been dragged through the democrat’s drama enough. Its time for an up or down vote now! Many redstate democrats have already demonstrated that they think Alito is deserving not only of a vote, but a yes vote. Obviously Kerry didn’t like the way the things were headed, and decided to be the big dog to crash the party. It is possible that the nuclear option may just have to be invoked after all.

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