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    Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    What do you think? Is Schumer full of it or for once is he actually right?

    Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof' - Yahoo! News
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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    What do you think? Is Schumer full of it or for once is he actually right?

    Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof' - Yahoo! News
    He is full of it nothing is filisbuster-proof, just because the Dem have a majority still doesn't give them the right to walk around how Congress works.

    All it take is one person to get up and start talking and not yield the floor till they are allowed to Filibuster.

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    What do you think? Is Schumer full of it or for once is he actually right?

    Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof' - Yahoo! News
    Unless something new is brought to light, I do not see republicans mounting a filibuster on this. She tends to rule as a moderate, has ruled in against abortion rights issues(well, at least one), and republicans are scared of annoying hispanics. Notice who is attacking her, it's not the people who will be voting on her. Even if republicans decided they wanted to filibuster, at least one or 2 repubs would not support it and the filibuster would fail.

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Unless something new is brought to light, I do not see republicans mounting a filibuster on this. She tends to rule as a moderate, has ruled in against abortion rights issues(well, at least one), and republicans are scared of annoying hispanics. Notice who is attacking her, it's not the people who will be voting on her. Even if republicans decided they wanted to filibuster, at least one or 2 repubs would not support it and the filibuster would fail.
    I wouldn't say that already Sen.Graham has said he wants answer and he will press her for answer. If Mr.Graham doesn't get his answer's I can see other Republicans and a few Blue Dog Dems follow his lead.

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    I wouldn't say that already Sen.Graham has said he wants answer and he will press her for answer. If Mr.Graham doesn't get his answer's I can see other Republicans and a few Blue Dog Dems follow his lead.
    Source? Answers about what?

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Source? Answers about what?
    Graham Calls on Sotomayor to Apologize for 'Wise Latina' Statement - Political News - FOXNews.com

    A prominent Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Judge Sonia Sotomayor to apologize for saying years ago that she would hope a "wise Latina woman" often would reach a better conclusion than a white man.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "FOX News Sunday" he wasn't buying President Obama's attempt to walk back his Supreme Court nominee's controversial statement from 2001. Obama said Friday that given the chance Sotomayor would have "restated" that comment, and that she was merely trying to express how her experiences give her perspective on others' hardships.

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Graham Calls on Sotomayor to Apologize for 'Wise Latina' Statement - Political News - FOXNews.com

    A prominent Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Judge Sonia Sotomayor to apologize for saying years ago that she would hope a "wise Latina woman" often would reach a better conclusion than a white man.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "FOX News Sunday" he wasn't buying President Obama's attempt to walk back his Supreme Court nominee's controversial statement from 2001. Obama said Friday that given the chance Sotomayor would have "restated" that comment, and that she was merely trying to express how her experiences give her perspective on others' hardships.
    Thank you for the link. To get a filibuster to work you would need every single republican, or for ever republican defection, you would need to woo a democrat. It's not going to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Senator Graham
    "I don't think she's a racist," Graham said.
    Notice the difference in the level of rhetoric between those on the senate, and those on the right who are not elected officials. It's a big clue.

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Thank you for the link. To get a filibuster to work you would need every single republican, or for ever republican defection, you would need to woo a democrat. It's not going to happen.



    Notice the difference in the level of rhetoric between those on the senate, and those on the right who are not elected officials. It's a big clue.
    Oh I agree with you but to say she isn't filibuster-proof is a stupid statement to make all it take is one slip up or one missed answer and then wham we have a filibuster.

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Oh I agree with you but to say she isn't filibuster-proof is a stupid statement to make all it take is one slip up or one missed answer and then wham we have a filibuster.
    That is why I said "Unless something new is brought to light".

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    Re: Schumer: Sotomayor `virtually filisbuster-proof'

    Schumer's pretty much accurate on this one. Sotomayor was an incredibly safe pick for Obama, and there's not really anything there for republicans to get agitated about. Obama's got 59 seats and popularity - the only way she doesn't get confirmed is if she ****s it up in the hearings.
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