Monday, January 30, 2006

19 DEMOCRATS JOINED THE REPUBLICANS TO CUT OFF DEBATE ON ALITO. IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT HELPING PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS WIN

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The Democrats could have stopped Alito. 41 was the magic number to stop the proto-fascists from ending the debate (cloture). There are 44 Democrats + one independent who tends to vote with the Democrats on crucial matters like this. But NINETEEN Democrats voted with the Republicans to cut off debate. I don't want to start preaching to anyone about what they should or shouldn't do about this. I'll tell you that some of these senators are people I've contributed to before. For their sake I hope they don't need me again. The 19 Democrats who voted to end the short debate on this incredibly important decision are:

Akaka (HI)
Baucus (MT)
Bingaman (NM)
Byrd (WV)
Cantwell (WA)
Carper (DE)
Conrad (ND)
Dorgan (ND)
Inouye (HI)
Johnson (SD)
Kohl (WI)
Landrieu (LA)
Lieberman (CT)
Lincoln (AR)
Nelson (FL)
Nelson (NE)
Pryor (AR)
Rockefeller WV)
Salazar (CO)

Look at this list. Many of these people are not Democrats in the sense of being progressive leaders. Look at this list and think about Chuck Pennacchio, a progressive through and through who is running for the Democratic nomination to oppose off-the-scale extremist maniac Rick Santorum. But before Pennacchio can get to Santorum he has Bob "Santorum-lite" Casey to beat first. Pennacchio would have opposed Alito and stood with the Democrats who were still debating when the list of Democrats above joined with Republicans to cut off the debate prematurely. Casey announced he would not only have opposed filibuster but that he would vote for Alito! Please consider making a contribution to Pennacchio's campaign at the DWT ACT BLUE page. Even $10 or $20 helps.

1 Comments:

At 9:47 PM, Blogger cubits said...

42 Senators, including a Republican voted against Alito. However, the only chance to stop him was when the vote for filibuster came up. At that time 25 Senators voted for filibuster. Since by NOT voting for filibuster, you were really voting FOR Alito, why vote against him in the final vote as several Senators obvioously did? The hypocrisy and duplicity is so obvious, yet no one in the media has pointed this out.

 

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