John Kerry and the Filibuster Follies

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I’m just wondering who convinced John Kerry that heading up a lost-cause filibuster against Alito would make him look Presidential.

I suppose the real scenario was Kate Michelman telling him that was the way to raise money from the looney Left. Still. He should be listening to Dick Morris instead.

Hillary will vote for Alito. Her political advisor actually made it to the White House.

UPDATE 2-1: For some reason, the update note I put in here earlier this week that Hillary intended to vote against Alito got lost in cyberspace. In fact, she did vote against him. I did think that she might vote for him as part of her Hillary-the-Moderate campaign. But clearly the raising-money-from-lefty-radicals imperative trumped all.

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6 Responses

  1. Hmm, I read today that Hillary was going to support the filibuster ?

  2. Pat Patterson says:

    As an ex-Democrat I guess I could be allowed to gloat and say I told you so. But the very real possibility of a decades long rump Democratic Party does not serve the country well. The problem seems to be that the very animating force of the current party, the moneyed and educated cultural left, has no connection to the middle of the voting public. This group actually is hostile to what they see as the bourgeois middle, and is in no mood to find common political or cultural grounds neccessary for an electoral revival. This controlling section of the Democratic Party seems to have lost sight of the need to get more than 50% of the votes in an election rather than maintaing their purity of vision with a smaller percentage. This might be appropriate for a parliamentary democracy but not in the winner take all form of the United States.

  3. What? John Kerry make an idiot of himself? Say it ain’t so!

  4. The Drill SGT says:

    The overriding rationale for the filibLuster, is democrat primary politics. There will be three candidates;

    Hillary

    NOT Hillary LEFT (e.g. Gore, Kerry, Feingold)

    NOT Hillary RIGHT (e.g. Warner)

    The NOT Hillary LEFT group are all trying to OUT-LEFTY each other to grab that spot, in the process it forces Hillary farther left and marginalizes both the eventual NOT Hillary LEFT candidate and Hillary herself.

  5. The Drill SGT says:

    Charmaine!!

    Tell me it isn’t so? They found out you weren’t blogging the show and are killing it. 🙂

    http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/commander%20in%20chief%20takes%20a%20break_30_01_2006

  6. Michael DiFede says:

    Wrong!!Hillary voted against Alito, as expected. Pandering to the base today…..then pandering to the “moderates” another day. If the term “political whore” has meaning, she is its personification, gender aside.

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