January 29, 2006

Don't Stall -- No Filibuster On Alito

That is the message of today's Las Vegas Review Journal. It pointedly castigates Senator Harry Reid.

Taking his marching orders from the hyperliberal Ted Kennedy wing of his party, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will apparently vote this week with Democrats who hope to filibuster the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito.

At least three of the Senate's 44 Democrats have announced they'll vote to elevate Judge Alito. One or two others appear to be leaning that way. Meanwhile, 53 of the Senate's 55 Republicans have signalled their intention to confirm the judge.

In other words, Judge Alito has more than enough support in the Senate to become the newest justice on the nation's highest court -- if he's actually given an up-or-down vote.

But Sen. Kennedy and his Massachusetts partner, Sen. John Kerry, are trying to drum up support among fellow left-wingers to prevent that from happening. They would need at least 41 senators to join in the charade. "It's an uphill climb at the current time," Sen. Kennedy said Friday, "but it's achievable."

Is it? Even Sen. Reid conceded late last week that, "Everyone knows there are not enough votes to support a filibuster."

That's because months of dirt-digging and days of circuslike hearings have turned up no compelling reason why minority Senate Democrats should deny President Bush his choice to fill the seat of retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

So why doesn't Sen. Reid take the filibuster threat off the table? Why go forward with what is obviously a counterproductive political exercise? Is the whole charade simply an attempt to curry favor with the liberal interest groups that help the party mainline cash?

If Sen. Reid votes to support a filibuster against Judge Alito, he threatens to further alienate himself from Nevada's more moderate voters. Does the name Tom Daschle ring a bell, senator?

It's worth noting that Sen. Reid likely wouldn't lend his name to these tactics were he up for re-election this year, instead of 2010.

In other words, this is politics and not principle leading to the attempt to stop a highly-qualified mainstream jurist from serving on the Supreme Court.

Rhe paper has this to say to Senator Bill Frist.

Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., has announced his intention to quash the filibuster move in a Monday vote. But if Teddy & Co. somehow conjure up the votes necessary to block a vote on Alito, Sen. Frist shouldn't hesitate to:

-- Force Democratic obstructionists to conduct an actual filibuster and hold up Senate business for weeks while they drone on reading from the Communist Manifesto.

-- Employ the so-called "nuclear option" that was in play when Democrats kept blocking votes on Bush appellate court nominees.

Anything less would be a complete capitulation.

Agreed -- and we must not capitulate to an obstructionist minority. Personally, I prefer forcing a real, honest-to-God filibuster. Let the people see exactly what the Democrats are up to with their baseless attacks on a good man. Show precisely the lengths to which they will go to get their own way, even when it clashes with the will and desires of the American people -- their own constituents.

Even Senator Barack Obama sees the filibuster as pointless and wrong.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., predicted today that an effort to try to block a final vote on Alito would fail on Monday. That would clear the way for Senate approval Tuesday of the federal appeals court judge picked to succeed the retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Democrats fear he would shift the court rightward on abortion rights, affirmative action, the death penalty and other issues.

"We need to recognize, because Judge Alito will be confirmed, that, if we're going to oppose a nominee that we've got to persuade the American people that, in fact, their values are at stake," Obama said.

"There is an over-reliance on the part of Democrats for procedural maneuvers," he told ABC's "This Week."

* * *

Obama cast Alito as a judge "who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values."

* * *

"There's one way to guarantee that the judges who are appointed to the Supreme Court are judges that reflect our values. And that's to win elections," Obama said.

I agree with the sentiments, Senator, but would like to note that the problem is that your values do not reflect those of the American people. Those sentiments are best reflected in the values of the Bush administration, the GOP, and Judge Samuel Alito.

So Democrats, show some guts, and some integrity.


And accept the results.

If you respect the American people.

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That's right, just rubber stamp Alito in! Let's just get ANY conservative we can - so what if he's unethical. As a Conservative Republican, watching this dog & pony show go on, we should be looking out for the BEST for the job. We have a long strong list of SOLID canidates. It's not
Right vs. Left nor Left vs. Right - it's "R I G H T vs. W R O N G"

What is Alito hiding in "Heimbecker v 555 Associates" 03-2180 ? Simply, Alito covers up for Judge Davis (who lied on his Judiciary application for his current job) at Specter's Orders. good intelligent discussion here:

This is the missing Recusal Case from Q.23 on his Judiciary application
to see it go here: .....then Go to page 51

If he can't fill out an application right whats makes you think he will do what you believe in correctly?

Alito may be just another one of the Boys who is a Player in the Club

Check these out:

"No One Is Above the Law", J. Alito Says
By Melanie Hunter , Senior Editor
January 09, 2006 Link:..

Original cronology of events and corruption that started this case way back in District Court: ...

|| Posted by JimBD, January 29, 2006 06:32 PM ||

I have checked it out -- and I don't find a damn bit of it convincing. What it proves to me is that your buddy (or is it your dad -- I started to wonder after the one email you forwarded and the passionate defense you offer) is so pissed off that he lost his case that he is ready and willing to drag down anybody he can in revenge.

He reminds me of your typical jailhouse lawyer, filing frivolous motions in the hope that he might, this time, get lucky and get what he wants from the court.

Let me guess -- you guys also have proof -- absloute proof -- that JFK was killed by LBJ... or Castro... or the Mob... or the CIA... or the trilateral Commission... or by Kruschev... Or by George H. W. Bush... or by E.T... or....

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, January 29, 2006 06:45 PM ||

I really wish that Scandalito weren't going to be approved, but I tend to agree with you on this one. The republicans want to be known as the party that defied the American public opinion and worked to outlaw abortion. Right now, we're powerless to stop the confirmation, so let them have it. If the republicans want to be responsible for appointing a lying, amoral, disrespectful extremist, and they have the votes, so be it. while I suspect my statement of the issue is slightly different than yours would be, I really do agree with you. If a republican minority engages in similar hijinks if and when a democratic White House nominates a pro-choice judge to a democratic Senate, I will raise holy hell.

Like Obama says, you guys won the elections . . .

|| Posted by Dan, January 29, 2006 07:28 PM ||

Actually, if you guys ever manage to win the White House and the Senate again, I will expect every last one of you to sit mute and voice no objection when we follow every last precedent your immoral party of character assassins have set during this confirmation fight.

And are you really so clueless as to believe that overturning Roe makes abortion illegal from coast -to-coast? It won't -- it will toss the measure back to the states, some of which will keep it, otheres of which will restrict it, and still others of which will ban it outright. It is called federalism, my friend.

My guessis that most states, having the power to regulate abortion like every other medical procedure, will restrict it to make it safe, legal and rare (you know, the alleged Democrat position ennunciated by the likes of Bill Clinton) -- and i suspect that we will never see the decision vcomplerely overruled. Instead, we will go back to the situation that Roe allegedly created -- where the states have the right to increasingly regulate the procedure as the pregnancy progresses.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, January 29, 2006 07:57 PM ||

You checked out NOTHING. Get back to the original question of WHY Alito FAILED to list this little "frivolous case" you claim off the questionaire??? WHY? WHY? WHY? If you checked it out as you claim - you would know that answer by now and you don't! proved by your response. Seems your more pissed off that Alito isn't as perfect as he seems. WE (Conservatives) have plenty more to pick from. You want to settle for a Specter recomendation. That's not saying much! WE SHOULD DEMAND MORE. You acknowledge "marching orders from the hyperliberal" yet pretend the Republicans don't do the same thing? The forwarded email from Heimbecker and his son Gerard was at best an attempt to shed some light on the subject. You obviously didn't contact him about the case at all. By now you'd have a higher regard for what is going on. I've watched the case evolve over the years. .........( Was Alito even on the first(Myers) or second candidate list ? )
Judicial corruption not frivolous. Since when does one invloved in the US Court System "lose" because the fix is in against you. If you checked it out, as you claim, then you would be asking yourself: An Assistant District Attorney filed the crimal complaint against 555 Associates. Why after reporting to the BPOA the documented illegal real estate activity, (this is in a small District Justice court) did the Head of the PA Real Estate Commission Harvey Levin (nominated by Pa- Senator Vince Fumo), show up and Lou Fryman, esq. the Head of one of the largest law firms in the city - remember this is "a frivolous case" After that case was done - why did Heimbecker get sued for malicious prosecution when they found out he had a $1,000,000 liability policy for his business. Why did they file suit against Gerard's sister who was only a witness at a hearing? Why was his complaint against 555 Associates moved out of County court to Federal court - assigned to Judge Davis (Specter friend), just after his Federal appointment - who used to work at the opposing law firm. Davis was asked to recuse himself. Why would any appeal to the 3rd circuit under Judge Becker ( Lou Frymans old partner and brother in law) be squashed? the list goes on.... but you knew that since you checked it all out right? This April 15th, 2006 do you think the IRS will invoke Alito's opinion that that date is a "Aspiration goal" that taxes are due? Your jailhouse lawyer comment slaps any "Pro se" litigant in the face, you should be ashamed of yourself. The rest of your comments are just bizzare. I want a pro-life, conservative appointment. Someone that is morally tuned and grounded. Not a yes man, not a liar. Pick sombody else!

|| Posted by JimBD, January 29, 2006 08:04 PM ||

1) Don't come on my site and call me a liar, boy.

2) I read all you sent me and then other sources. I'm convinced your stuff is without merit.

3) Why did they sue him -- could it be that his actions were so without merit that they ought to go after the cost of defending themselves from his bullshit suit? And since the sister obviously lied, they went after her to.

4)I've figured out the relationship -- and it is only "daddy" in your mutual fantasies.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, January 29, 2006 09:54 PM ||

You're certainly right, RWR, that, if the Supreme Court overturns Roe, states will regulate abortion to varying degrees, though you can count on the religious right to seek to pass constitutional amendments, etc., seeking to ban it outright, everywhere. They're not really federalists, my friend.

As for character assassination, I believe the republicans have shown their competence at that game already. If you're expecting silence from us, keep on dreaming.

|| Posted by Dan, January 30, 2006 08:21 AM ||

Actually, Dan, such an amendment would no more be a violation of federalism than, for example, the passage of the Thirteenth, Fpirteenth, and Firteenth Amendments to the US Constitutio -- all three of them added at Republican insistance over the strenuous objections of the Democrats.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, January 30, 2006 05:03 PM ||

Silly YOU! Listen Sweet Heart, 555 Associates didn't have any license or the proper Real Estate License to be in business. You missed it. THAT's against the law - period. You missed that. An Assistant District Attorney filed the original complaint. You missed that. The other partner in the real estate firm was Ronald Rubin Associates ( a big RE firm in Philly) They owned the Meridian Building that went up in a fire ball and cost BILLION$ and (3) Fireman DIED. You Missed THAT. PURE negligence! License problems there also. (see you didn't check things out - or you would have figured this out by now - AGAIN - YOU CHECKED NOTHING OUT, you call it being a LIAR - OK!) "could it be that his actions were so without merit that they ought to go after the cost of defending themselves from his bullshit suit? And since the sister obviously lied, they went after her to. (too) ITS ALREADY COURT DOCUMENTED THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE A FRIGGIN LICENSE - THAT WAS THE COMPLAINT! WHAT CAN YOU LIE ABOUT IF THE FACTS ARE THE ACTS? You really didn't read it - did ya? For a world history teacher your pretty dense if you honestly think there is no corruption here. I'm actually embarrassed as a Conservative Republican that you can't piece this together. I was told this was always about fighting the Democratic power players and here is this dribble from fellow Republicans. What the heck is this?: "and it is only "daddy" in your mutual fantasies" You missed it all. You didn't address the WHY? Still ! "F" is your grade & no make up. Keep drinking the KoolAide! LET's get someone else BETTER that Alito! By the way, I hear Heimbecker filed an Amendment to the complaint. (If YOU were teaching and you didn't have a license that was required, got discovered, what would happen to you? ) What is Alito hiding? He admitted to Specter via a letter Jan 20th that he should have listed it. Ya better go to and get up to speed.

|| Posted by JimBD, January 30, 2006 10:23 PM ||

PS- Alito cited 23 cases, 16 of them also asked the ENTIRE 3rd Circuit to recuse themselves. STANDARD OPERATING PROCEEDURE. not bad for a ProSe guy. Keep going strong!

|| Posted by JimBD, January 30, 2006 10:39 PM ||
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