From Carolyn Kay:
Do we need this guy?
Reid admits Democrats can’t block Alito
Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:27 AM ETclip_image001_15.gif
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid admitted on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to block President George W. Bush’s nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Everyone knows there is not enough votes to support a filibuster,” Reid said, referring to the procedural roadblock that some Democrats said should be used to put off a vote on Alito.
His message box is full, so I sent him a message via his webform:
What could have possessed you, sir, to tell Reuters that you don’t have enough votes to stall cloture on the Alito nomination?
You Democrats keep doing this. You declare defeat before the battle is even joined. Meanwhile, Republicans declare victory when they don’t have it. They thereby create an “aura of inevitability” that often carries them on to unlikely victories.
Why can’t Democrats do the same? It’s just not that difficult to figure out.

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