Hillary Clinton,  Politics,  Samuel Alito,  Supreme Court

Samuel Alito Watch: Hillary Clinton Supports FILIBUSTER

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, speaks at a re-election fundraiser as Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski, right, looks on in Portland, Ore., Friday Jan. 27, 2006.

New York Daily News: Hil’s for filibuster

Takes rebel stand to oppose Alito OK for Supremes

Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday backed a rebel band of Senate Dems seeking to filibuster a vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito.

Democratic leaders had warned that filibuster efforts were going nowhere and would let President Bush score easy political points, but Clinton said, “I oppose his nomination and support efforts to block his confirmation.”

“I do not think Judge Alito would advance the principles Americans hold most dear,” she said, adding she would vote against a move to cut off a filibuster should one occur.

Here we go!

First, it was Dianne Feinstein……..

The Senate Democrats WILL FILIBUSTER on Monday.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made it clear earlier in the day that the party didn’t have the votes to defeat a cloture vote, so a filibuster was doomed to failure.

Nevertheless, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) have pushed for a filibuster, a move that delights Republicans.

“If the Democratic left does a filibuster led by Kerry, that’s found money for us,” a top GOP official said.

The filibuster tactic could have repercussions for Clinton. Her move is bound to be seen as an appeal to the liberal base that dominates the Democratic presidential primaries, following several Senate votes that could be seen as attempts to move to the center.

The “PLANTATION” reference = Pandering to the African-American vote

An “ALITO FILIBUSTER” = Pandering to the Pro-Abortion/NARAL movement

Hillary is migrating back to her NATURAL LEFT or does she fear Kerry and/or Gore in the Presidential primary?

Look for more filibuster supporters as the weekend progresses……

Will the GANG of 14 have a news conference?

Stay tuned….


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One Comment

  • andreww

    It really is too bad that Clinton doesn’t think that supreme court nominees should get a full floor vote. I would think someone with Presidential aspirations would want to support the Senate giving a President’s nominee a chance before the entire Senate. If the roles were reversed, Clinton would be demanding a full floor vote. It’s what a nominee like Alito deserves.