The Judge Alito 'Up or Down' Vote Being Rammed Thru Congress
From Ken Adachi <Editor@educate-yourself.org>
January 28, 2006
It's truly shocking to hear the words of Bush Boys like Judge
Samuel Alito or Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. What these closet Nazis
are willing to blurt out in public is remarkable! I wonder how politically
aware Americans of the 1940's or the 1950's would have reacted to their
statements? These men are astonishingly forward in their embracement of
fascist concepts and their avoidance of questions that go to the heart of
Constitutional guarantees. It's as if Hitler's foreign minister Joachim
von Ribbentrop was nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court and Herman
Goring was appointed as Attorney General! I never imagined that I would
hear such blatant fascist philosophy coming from the mouths of the nation's
highest office holders.
I heard the Alito hearings over KPFK radio (Los Angeles) earlier
in the month and I couldn't get over how evasive and arrogant Alito
is. I already knew that the Illuminati's committee chair gatekeeper would
rubber stamp the Alito nomination along with the Republicans, but the Democrats
could have done a whole lot more shouting than they did. At least Schummer
and Kennedy got in some real comments and questions to Alito before
the unprecedented Lovefest of Alito's pals from the bench regaled us with
their glowing assessments of Alito's oh-so-shiny halo and angelic character.
Holy Cow, I never heard so much unvarnished crap in all my life.
Now, we have the Commander in Chump telling us over NPR radio
that we have the venerable senior Democrat from West Virginia, Robert
Byrd, the supposed scholar of the United States Constitution, stumping
for Alito's quick approval in the Senate on Tuesday. A year or two ago,
this venerable actor from West Virginia was making the rounds of television
interview shows (Meet the Press, etc) telling us how concerned he was about
the constitutional issues raised by Bush's Follies in Iraq and, while being
interviewed, always kept his black leather copy of the US Constitution and
Bill of Rights within camera view, either on the table in front of him or
tucked under his arm. With his silvery hair and statesman-like demeanor,
he certainly struck a fanciful pose. However, I should emphasis that his
performance was both fanciful and a pose, for Byrd is yet one more
of those Illuminati stooge fronts who pretends to be a patriot and defender
of the constitution, but in fact is a traitor who has long toiled on behalf
of the Illuminati to assist them in their goal of destroying the United
States, its constitution, and its citizens. If you want to see the hidden
side of One-Eyed Jack Robert Byrd, then read Cathy O'Brien's book Trance
Formation of America or Brice Taylor's book, Thanks
for the Memories. From the pages of those books, you will see the
real Robert Byrd emerge-and you will cringe
The Cowards of Congress will still respond, however, to constituent
howls if they are made loud enough and of sufficient intensity so as to
grab their attention. After all, 2006 is an election year-and let's hope
it's not the last one. If in-your-face fascist like Alito can get
on the Supreme Court, then you can be sure that the days of the once, freedom-loving
United States are numbered as he will surely embrace the dictates of his
Illuminati masters and vote our constitutional guarantees right out of existence.
Considering what he was willing to state publicly at those committee hearings,
I shudder to think what he will actually do once he's appointed
to the Supreme Court. God help us all.
or call them toll free at 888-355-3588, 888-818-6641 or 800-426-8073.
As a result of the crescendo of opposing voices raised so
far, what we are hearing now is that virtually all Democratic members of
the Senate are prepared to vote "No" on the Alito nomination.
Many have already made strong statements about how dangerous it would be
to allow ANOTHER extreme reactionary on to our Supreme Court. What they
must now understand is that a "No" vote not in the form of a filibuster
is in fact a "Yes" vote, because that would be the result.
Harry Reid has been quoted as saying that there are 8 Democratic
senators still not supporting a filibuster, but has abdicated his leadership
role and any responsibility for pressuring them to come on board. It is
a "conscience vote" he says.
So we ask each of our individual senators in turn. Is there
not one of you who will vote their conscience to START a filibuster? If
your putative leader has in fact freed your hands. If you concede that your
constituents are strongly opposed to this appointment. If you concede that
YOU are opposed to this appointment. And if you recognize that there is
nothing that will ACTUALLY stop Alito BUT a filibuster. Then you must call
for a filibuster as a matter of conscience.
No one can predict at this moment how a cloture vote would
come out. We believe if just one senator would find the courage of conviction
to start the process many more would rally to their side, including vast
additional numbers of their own constituents who have remained silent so
far ONLY because they don't believe you will EVER stand up for them. But
whether a filibuster succeeds or not, your constituents will never forgive
you, senator, for not even trying.
We are calling on our participants to unite behind one message
IS THERE NOT ONE SENATOR WHO WILL EVEN TRY TO STOP ALITO?
Feel free to phrase it any way you like in your own words.
In fact, please do so. We need to call them on all their LOCAL district
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And then you will be able to look back and say that you did
absolutely everything you could to save our Supreme Court, our democracy,
and our country. If only we can find just one senator who will do as much.
Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are
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Early Thursday afternoon, we broke the news that Senator John
Kerry would lead a filibuster against Judge Sam Alito if he could get 41
Senators to sustain the filibuster. Three hours later, CNN confirmed our
Naturally, the White House freaked out and told Senator Bill
Frist to schedule a cloture vote as quickly as possible - Monday at 4:30
p.m. - to prevent Democrats from uniting behind Kerry.
Then the White House called its media whores at the NY Times
(David Kirkpatrick), AP (Jesse Holland), Pentagon Post (Charles Babington),
CNN (Miles O'Brien), and MSNBC (Chris Matthews) and told them to trash John
Kerry for daring to challenge the will of Emperor Bush, and to repeat over
and over that Democrats did not have enough votes to stop Alito.
But even as Karl Rove was doing his dirty work, progressive
activists like you were calling your Senators urging them to support John
And one by one, Democratic Senators began to turn around.
At the start of the day, only Dick Durbin and Debbie Stabenow
supported Kerry and Kennedy. Just before noon, Hillary Clinton's office
called to say she supported us. Then Harry Reid came on board, along with
Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Ron Wyden, Chris Dodd, and (I think) Chuck
Most importantly, we even picked up Dianne Feinstein, who
just yesterday said she opposed a filibuster.
That's 12 votes for a filibuster - and exactly 12 more votes
than we had two days ago!
I believe we really can stop Alito by Monday at 4:30 p.m.
- but here's what we must do.
1. Ignore the media whores. Karl Rove is feeding them lies
as he always does, and they are swallowing those lies as they always do.
The only media that matters is the media we are creating right here by calling
each Senator and getting a YES or NO statement from them.
2. Keep calling the Senators who are undecided or opposed
to a filibuster. You can call their DC office all weekend and leave polite
but firm voicemails urging the Senators to support Kerry's filibuster. When
offices open on Monday 9 a.m. ET, make another round of calls. Let's shut
down the Capitol switchboard on Monday!
3. Call the DNC (202-863-8000) and the DSCC (202-224-2447)
and tell them your 2006 contributions will depend on the success of the
Alito filibuster. Tell them they need to get every Democratic Senator on
4. Wake up the sleeping bloggers. Where are the biggest blogs,
including DailyKos.com, TalkingPointsMemo.com, CrooksandLiars.com, and AmericaBlog.com?
(Complaining about how Democrats played last week won't cut it -we're in
the Super Bowl and we can win this damn game if we get Democrats to play
their best game on Monday - and hopefully the rest of this coming week.)
Thanks to Agonist, BobGeiger, BradBlog, BuzzFlash, CultureKitchen, The Democratic
Daily, DemocraticUnderground, Eschaton, Firedoglake, Mahablog, MakeThemAccountable,
Mark Crispin Miller, NewsDissector, PoliticalWire, RudePundit, Vichy Democrats
and everyone else who's plugging this.
5. Lend a hand to real-world groups like NOW, People for the
American Way, Feminist Majority, Backbone Campaign, Moveon, Planned Parenthood,
Progressive Democrats of America, and Working Assets Long Distance, which
have worked tirelessly for two months to Stop Alito.
6. Call talk shows like Air America, C-SPAN, etc. and talk
about what we're doing on this blog and how we're killing ourselves to stop
Alito - and how we can win if everyone who cares about the future of our
Democracy joins us.
7. Keep hope alive - because American Democracy is worth it!!!
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