Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Judge Alito Confirmed 58-42

Congratulations to our newest judge, Samuel Alito.

"""WASHINGTON - Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. became the nation's 110th Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, confirmed with the most partisan victory in modern history after a fierce battle over the future direction of the high court.

The Senate voted 58-42 to confirm Alito — a former federal appellate judge, U.S. attorney, and conservative lawyer for the Reagan administration from New Jersey — as the replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who has been a moderate swing vote on the court."""

The final tally was 58-42. I'm waiting on the roll call tally, but four democrats crossed party lines, and Lincoln Chafee crossed for the GOP.

Carl Levin (who doesn't even live in Michigan anymore) and Debbie Stabenow tried to fillibuster this, so they surely voted no as well.


Keith Richards said...

It is good to see that at least a few Democrats did the right thing and voted for Alito.

It is a shame that a Senator named after our greatest Republican President turned his back on his own party for such an important vote.

It sure is fun watching all the gloom and doom in the news media. I've not seen so many depressed newspeople since Bush won reelection in '04.


Keith Richards said...

Has everyone seen the Detroit News poll on Granholm? Last time I checked, nearly 81% of respondents are blaming Granholm for Michigan's problems.


Looks like Granholm better start updating her resume. She is going to need it.

Man, what a great day!!!!

Anonymous said...

You must like the man with the tan and no plan. Here is a guy who inherited his success and doesn't have a clue as to what is going on. Our Governor will have no problem winning in 2006, this you can count on.

What about that Roger's? He looked a lttle nervous during his tour last week.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of polls, there’s another one on the Detroit News site, and 61 percent say bush’s overblown campaign speech did not make them feel any better about the state of the union. No mention of that, huh?
As for the Granholm poll, it sure proved the effectives of the gop attack machine that The Governor can be blamed for a national problem, and not the guy in charge. So much for the “liberal media bias” BS. How many times do we have to debunk that before you give it up? They closed Ford plants in states besides Michigan, but how many were closed overseas?
Normally, I would be worried about Granholm’s chances, but when I look at the genius she’s running against, I’m not worried.
Now, I’m going to look into investing into switch grass fields.

RKG said...

I curious as to why our beloved blog leader didn't post something about either our state or federal state of the union speech. If they weren't blog worthy, what was? Or how about the shameful article in our local paper equating Mike Rogers ability to raise money with leadership? Have we really fallen so far that ideas, principals and the ability to shape policy around a clearly articulated vision takes a back seat to money. At least give kudos to the Argus for calling a spade a spade and not caring what the guy stands for. Do you think they were being coy?

Anonymous said...

I think we all know that Mike Roger's is just a bag man for the Republican party. He does nothing for our county with all his money sources, you'd think we (Livingston) would profit some.

Mike Roger's is just looking out for himself.

Keith Richards said...


I went to check the poll that you are talking about. You obviously read it backwards, as over 60% of respondents are saying that the President's speech was good.

I should not be surprised about you being backward about the poll though. All your comments are backward.

You remind me of all those reporters that write stories bashing Republicans and our President. You obvously lack a good education as you have trouble getting your facts right and you also do not know how to construct a logical argument. You should go to work for a newspaper. You will fit right in.

The only thing you know how to do is attack, attack, and attack. I would suggest that you go to school and take some classes in economics, logic, and history. Perhaps then you will be able to make intelligent comments.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I must have hit a nerve for keithy to get all upset like that. I guess you must be pissed off because you can’t counter my arguments with gop talking points. Sorry, when I checked the poll it was 61 percent who didn’t care for the speech then, but obviously it has changed since then, thanks to the corporate media.

“..all those reporters that write stories bashing Republicans and our President.” What BS. The gop has sure brainwashed you real good with the liberal media smear campaign. Every story that’s negative about the party that controls everything in Washington and a president that’s running this country into the ground can be dismissed because of the so-called “liberal media bias.” Nixon and Agnew must be turning cartwheels right now wherever they are. I don’t think they ever thought in their wildest imaginations that their smear campaign and political strategy would work so well, but idiots like you have bought it hook, line and sinker.

I can work for a newspaper because I can write, be objective and write logically. You, on the other hand, can do none of those things.

As for your “attack” comment, looks who’s calling the kettle black. I never came close to attacking you personally like you did to me, but that’s so typical of people like you when their talking points get foiled with intelligent arguments. The next step it to stoop to personal attacks. But, thank you for the compliment. Someone like you telling me I need to get a better education and “go to school and take some classes in economics, logic, and history” is only music to my ears.