January 27, 2006
It's My Party...
...and I'll cry if I want to. Why? Because the Dems are a bunch of incompetent LOSERS:
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to block President George W. Bush's nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.Ooh. The Dems are going to express themselves. How wonderfully touchy-feely.
The concession reinforced the virtual certainty that Alito will be confirmed next week by the full Republican-led Senate on a largely party-line vote. Alito joining the nation's highest court could move it to the right on abortion and other social issues.
"Everyone knows there is not enough votes to support a filibuster," Reid said, referring to the procedural roadblock that some Democrats wanted to use to put off a vote on Alito.
The Nevada Democrat said, however, he would vote for such a measure to at least send a message. That vote will come on Monday with a Senate confirmation vote expected on Tuesday.
"I think it is an opportunity for people to express their opinion as to what a bad choice it was to replace (retiring Justice) Sandra Day O'Connor" with Alito, Reid told reporters after a speech.
Sen. John Kerry, who joined fellow Massachusetts Democrat Edward Kennedy on Thursday in calling for a filibuster, returned from a trip to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to make his case in the Senate.Good question. So why did you wait until the zero hour to ask it John? As a result of your impeccable timing and location, you're now, once again, just a pathetic punchline for Republicans:
"The critical question here is why are we so compelled to accept, in such a rush, a nominee who has so clearly been chosen for political and ideological reasons," said Kerry, who lost the 2004 presidential election to Bush.
Kerry's call the day before for Democratic senators to block the nomination drew ridicule from the White House.That Scott McClellan sure is a crack up -- that is when he's not being a stinking, lying weasel.
"This was the first time ever that a senator has called for a filibuster from the slopes of Davos, Switzerland," said White House press secretary Scott McClellan.
"Maybe Senator Kerry needs to be spending more time in the United States Senate so he can refresh his memory on Senate rules," McClellan said. "The Senate rules say you have to have the votes in order to filibuster."
I seriously don't know how much more of this I can take. She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake. Oh, sorry. Musical brain fart...