Thursday, January 26, 2006
Finally, some leadership: Kerry will filibuster. We take back everything we ever thought about him (well, most of it). From Bob Fertik at Democrats.com:
Three Democrats (Ben Nelson, Tim Johnson and Robert Byrd) support Alito. So right now, without the support of any Republicans, we still have 42 possible votes for a filibuster.If you don't understand how important this issue is, what the hell are you doing in Zembla? Do not lollygag. Call your Senators toll-free and urge, nay, demand that they support the filibuster of Samuel Alito: 888-818-6641 or 888-355-3588.
There are 4 moderate Republicans who should be targeted (Lincoln Chafee, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Ted Stevens).
Three Democrats (Mary Landrieu, Ken Salazar, and Dianne Feinstein) oppose Alito but also said they oppose a filibuster. So we must persuade them that a vote against Alito is meaningless if they don't support a filibuster.
The best way to persuade them would be for the Democratic leadership (Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Pat Leahy, and Debby Stabenow) and the five Presidential candidates (John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, Joe Biden, and Evan Bayh) to form a Emergency Save the Constitution Committee and enlist the support of pro-choice, pro-freedom, and pro-democracy activists in Louisiana, Colorado, and California) to persuade their Senators to support a filibuster.
More details soon, but keep calling the Alito 8!