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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Kerry Calls For Alito Filibuster

Senator John Kerry (D-MA), currently in Davos, Switzerland, has called for a filibuster of Judge Samuel Alito. Kerry announced his decision Wednesday to a group of Democratic senators, urging they join him. Kerry also has the support of his fellow Massachusetts senator, Democrat Edward Kennedy.

Never mind the majority of Americans favor Alito’s confirmation, the Senator’s from Massachusetts are ginning up campaign contributions and bowing to pressure from special interests groups. Kerry’s move is a purely political stunt and surely aimed to please his recent blogging host, Kos and like-minded left-wingers.

Everyone that has paid attention to the confirmation process knows Judge Alito is superbly qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. Rasmussen found in every state that the firm polled, a plurality or majority believes Alito should be confirmed. In New Jersey, 53% favor Alito’s confirmation, 28% oppose. Who’s out of the mainstream?

Meanwhile, New Jersey Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez claim they have yet to decide how vote on Alito’s confirmation. Give them a call and help them decide to vote yes on confirmation.

Senator Frank Lautenberg - 202-224-3224
Senator Bob Menendez - 202-224-4744

Update: Kerry explains his rationale for an Altio filibuster on his blog host, Kos.
Update II- ABP- Just Politics? - A Look At The "Political Calculus" Of Kerry's Filibuster Call
and more at Betsy's Page



1 Comments:

At 11:47 AM, Blogger njgalaxie73 said...

What is the point of all of this rambling by John Kerry? If this man honestly thinks that he is going the the Democrats choice for the Presidential Nomination again in 2008 he is way more delusional than anyone with even half a brain knows he is! I guess somebody has to take Al Gore's place now that he's been demoted by his liberal comrades to irrelevant bomb thrower!

 

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