Monday, January 30, 2006

BREAKING SHOCKER: ENDANGERED RHODE ISLAND REPUBLICAN SENATOR ANNOUNCES HE WILL VOTE NO ON ALITO

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Rhode Island moderate Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee, who faces a vicious and well-financed attack from his own party's loonies in his upcoming GOP primary battle against rightist maniac Steve Laffey, announced this morning that he cannot and will not vote to confirm Bush's extreme right-wing pick for the Supreme Court. Had Reid managed to hold the Democratic caucus together in opposing Alito, Chafee's defection from the dark forces of fascism could have doomed Bush's attempt to pack the Supreme Court with reactionary nightmares that will make America a far worse place long after Bush and his corrupt Regime are relegated to the trash heap of history.

From Chafee's own website: “I am greatly concerned about his philosophy on some important constitutional issues. In particular I carefully examined his record on Executive Power, women’s reproductive freedoms and the commerce clause of Article one, Section Eight of the Constitution. . . I am a pro-choice, pro-environment, pro-Bill of Rights Republican and I will be voting against this nomination.”

1 Comments:

At 8:32 PM, Blogger noah said...

Imagine that! A Republican votes against Alito, but, somehow the Democrats can't muster the votes to filibuster! Hey, Harry Reid, YOU are doing a heckuva job! Here's the sick reality; if the only way to stop Alito was to vote for filibuster, then those Democrats who did not do so were in effect voting FOR Alito. THEY do not deserve our support. In fact, maybe their Democratic Primary opponents DO deserve our support. Then again, maybe we need a third party. No, make that a SECOND party!

 

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