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A Done Deal: Alito

by Pamela Leavey

We tried, the valiant Democrats in the Senate tried… The Senate voted 58-42 to confirm Alito.

All but one of the Senate’s majority Republicans voted for his confirmation, while all but four of the Democrats voted against Alito.

That is the smallest number of senators in the president’s opposing party to support a Supreme Court justice in modern history. Chief Justice John Roberts got 22 Democratic votes last year, and Justice Clarence Thomas _ who was confirmed in 1991 on a 52-48 vote _ got 11 Democratic votes.

The WaPo reports that bosom buddies, Bush and Alito watched the vote together in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. No doubt, Bush was all a gush when the announcement was made. Chief Justice Roberts will swear Alito in, in “a private ceremony later in the day.”

This will be “in plenty of time” for Alito to be used as prop by Bush tonight at the State of the Union speech, where we can expect him to tout his victory that will have dire consequences in the future, on the lives of Americans.

14 Responses to “A Done Deal: Alito”

  1. Now we wait and see when our fears come true! The changing face of America is not a pretty thing.

  2. Bruce

    I could not agree more.

  3. Comfort and strength:

    “Let no one be discouraged by the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world’s ills, against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence …. Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in those acts will be written the history of our generation.”

    Robert F. Kennedy (1966)

  4. Stay the Course. Remain obstinate, and– most of all– be vocally angry and irrational, so that the entire Democratic Party goes down in flames.

    WHAT ARE YOU ALL THINKING? Have you lost whatever reasonable thought existed in the party of Hubert Humphrey, Scoop Jackson, Bill Clinton, and (most reverentially) Daniel Patrick Moynihan?

    Disclosure: I am a lifelong Republican (1971), but I was more accustomed to being a member of a minority party until the special people of your party of Jefferson made my Republicans a majority party.

    Thank you. God Bless Justice Alito and Chief Justice Roberts. Maybe you folks will win another election by 2020!

  5. Tim Hays,

    “Stay the Course. Remain obstinate”

    Those words so aptly decribe Bush not Democrats. Nice try.

  6. Alito’s In, Now Fetch Me A Beer

    Alito has been sworn in. Good. Now fetch me a beer, woman. You ainย’t going to work from now on. Men are back in charge of the country. Women will go back to being barefoot in the kitchen and ready to pop out a baby every other year.

  7. Don Surber

    To many women in this country Alito is no laughing matter. And thanks to men like you, women like me will keep fighting the conservative right wing!

  8. I think Alito is going to be a big disappoinment to the right and to all those on the left who are waiting for doom.

    The Democratic opposition was huge compared to what was arrogantly expected. This will give them a lot of momentum.

    The real issue coming up I think will be state’s rights. If the SC tries to get more control, the battle will be on as state’s take things into their own hands. These current events might be serving that purpose.

    I believe the Supreme Court will be diminishing in prestige and power in the coming years.

  9. And they are not going to have enough time. The next administration will be Democratic and some justices will be going then. Balance will be restored.

  10. Tim, just remember that there are four types of Republicans. 1. Uniformed 2. Misinformed 3. Stupid
    4. Greedy / Pathalogical. Which catagories do you fall in?
    The truth hurts. My own parents fall into catagory 2 and 4. I pray them, and now I pray for you too!

  11. Generally “stay the course” doesn’t describe us, but in one instance it does:

    Defending the Constitution, including the civil liberties and separation of powers intended by the framers.

  12. Bruce Headrick Says:
    January 31st, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    Now Bruce, take it easy there buddy. To put people in a general group, should be left up to the right wing. I did not fit in those groups, and yet I have become a part of the Dem Daily. That’s right buddy, I came here as a Republican, and they took me in and cared. I was right out of the storm. So am I to fit into one of your groups? Think about it. There are people that do not totally fit into the GOP ways. They are those we will see, coming to the light. Tread lightly, and open your arms to those that will come and make a home here, and in the Democratic Party. Don’t scare them away.

  13. Donnie

    I think Bruce was just giving a little snark back to a couple of right wing trolls who came here purposely to gloat over Alito.

  14. I see that Pamela, that’s why I was so nice about it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just a reminder:) You know it would have been a rant if I thought Bruce was being mean. I like Bruce. Sorry if it come the wrong way Bruce. ๐Ÿ™‚