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January 29, 2006

The filibuster fight is on

The fight to filibuster Alito is on. It's not too late to do your part.

After a conference call with Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jane of Firedoglake reports that Maria Cantwell is vulnerable to filibuster pressure:

Maria Cantwell is reportedly quite wobbly, and might be succeptible to pressure. If Cantwell falls, Murray will potentially fall too.

Levin, Harkin, Bayh, Lautenberg, Lincoln, Pryor and Lieberman (who has not in fact committed) all need pressure. As do Baucus and Menendez.

Voicemail boxes are already overflowing, so make sure to fax your Senators and urge them to filibuster Samuel Alito. If you are a Democratic donor, party activist, and/or a primary voter, make sure to work those details into your letter.

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I am surprise nobody is commenting on this.

Anybody actually AWARE that GOP is about to install a major wingnut as a justice?

(while I am being a pain in the ass I might as well bloviate, This is the reason why I think An Coulter posts is dangerous. It takes mindshare/attention away from important stuff.)

I'm not surprised. Nobody even whispered the word 'filibuster' in the senate until after it was obvious that one wouldn't occur. Kerry announcing one two hours after the dem count came in 'no' was a familiar sign of our side's serious lack of backbone. Until after, of course, it doesn't matter.

I can't wait until all the old school democrat surrender-monkeys go the way of Daschle. Until we get some progressive men and woman in office with actual spines, things are going to keep getting worse.

I'm not surprised. Nobody even whispered the word 'filibuster' in the senate until after it was obvious that one wouldn't occur. Kerry announcing one two hours after the dem count came in 'no' was a familiar sign of our side's serious lack of backbone. Until after, of course, it doesn't matter.

I can't wait until all the old school democrat surrender-monkeys go the way of Daschle. Until we get some progressive men and woman in office with actual spines, things are going to keep getting worse.

Write your senator. Project Vote Smart will get you to the folks that represent you.
http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm

A citizen that does nothing deserves the fascist government he/she gets. Don't be rememered as a quisling, a collaborationist, a "Good German"? Just do it.

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