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By Suzi LeVeaux - Posted on 06 August 2009
Neocon Steve says:
Great, now the world is over, the U.S. is going to collapse and we'll have to deal with it in a world where our guns are taken away and there are forced abortions.... Freakin' Libruls...
What was the party breakdown on votes?
Here is a list of the nine Republicans
Sen. Bond is also retiring in 2010, http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/05/bond-sotomayor/
It's so nice sometimes when retiring members of Congress actually vote with their consciences instead of party talking points.
68-31: all Dems plus 9 Republicans.
I know our good buddy David Vitter voted against Sotomayor.
I believe Mary Landrieu voted for her.
That's because Vitter is worried about his record with the NRA and I would presume the rabid base.
I didn't really have a place to put this earlier, but here might be ok. Stephen discussed midterm elections last night and Vitter was included.
This must be such an exciting day for Sotomayor, her family, and her supporters. And what a proud day for our nation. As President Obama eluded to in his remarks, another barrier broken. Keep them coming!
"These core American ideals -- justice,
equality, and opportunity -- are the very ideals that have made Judge
Sotomayor's own uniquely American journey possible," he continued.
"They're ideals she's fought for throughout her career, and the ideals
the Senate has upheld today in breaking yet another barrier and moving
us yet another step closer to a more perfect union."
The Day in 100 Seconds: The First
MSM is a circus.
Congratulations, Judge Sotomayor.
Heh -- I bet that if former Senator Smith from Oregon had won his election against Merkley, he probably would have voted for her. He was pretty moderate like that.
Lamar Alexander? Didn't he run for President a few years ago? Or something?
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