A brave woman in Tucson is taking on this issue. I will provide her contact info as soon as she establishes the contact info. Here is what she is saying:
“The Republicrat Democrats who voted for cloture were extremely sneaky, thinking they could have it both ways: Saying they had voted against Alito, while they surely voted to confirm him by stopping the filibuster.
A Filibuster works like this: If at least 41 senators strongly oppose a bill or nominee, they can vote to continue debate and block a final vote on the issue. A final vote can only be taken if and when the majority wins 60 senators’ votes.
In the context of a Supreme Court battle, the filibuster means that 60 Senate votes may be needed to confirm out of the mainstream judicial nominees rather than a simple majority of 51.
Therefore, if ALL Democrats had voted against cloture, the Republicans would not have gotten the 60 votes necessary to vote on Alito, and he would have been kept off the Supreme Court.
Therefore, we MUST HOLD ANY DEMOCRAT WHO VOTED FOR CLOTURE RESPONSIBLE, even if they later voted against Aliito’s confirmation.
We must work to get these folks out of office asap just like we must get as many Republicans out as we possibly can in elections this fall. Of course there are the problems with our elections being rigged, but I am personally considering this autumn’s elections the last chance for Democracy. If this year’s elections are once again rigged then we all may have to consider changing tactics.
Anyway, here is the list of traitors.
DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED TO BUST THE FILIBUSTER
DEMOCRATIC TURNCOATS VOTED TO CONFIRM ALITO
More on this subject in the future, no doubt.
New American Rebel says
Good luck trying to oust Byrd. Byrd, an avowed liberal, said he had to vote for Alito because of the sheer volume of constituent mail he got urging him to confirm the nominee. You want responsive government? Byrd gave it to you. You think those constituents are going to vote AGAINST Byrd? Good luck. Please, I BEG you, waste your time, effort and money trying to oust Byrd!
Also, there is a vast difference between a cloture vote and a confirmation vote. Cloture is to stop debate. What more was there to be said? It was high time to stop wasting time and give the man an up or down vote. The Senate needed to fulfil its duty and advise and consent to the president’s nominee.
Once the debate was ended, it was a foregone conclusion that the Dummycrats would never pay the Republicans pay to Dim nominees. The Republicans HATED Ginsberg, but they still voted for her quite handily. Now, whenthe Rs put forward a nominee, it has to be a party-line vote. Why? Because the Dims have no sense of fair play, propriety, or respect.
Funny, I bet if it had been a minority of Republicans filibustering some communist, you’d be screaming bloody murder that they wouldn’t end debate.