January 26, 2006

Alito Tally Grows By Two

As of right now two more Democrats have gone on record for a "Yea" vote on Alito, WV Sen. Robert Byrd and SD Sen. Tim Johnson (Daschle's replacement). Adding these two to NE Sen. Ben Nelson you have three Democrats plus the 55 Republicans (assuming of course Chafee (RI), Snowe (ME) and Collins (ME) bite the bullet and vote "Yea"). That's a total of 58.

Democrats Feinstein (CA), Salazar (CO) and Landrieu (LA) are on record as saying they are against a filibuster over Alito. According to Byron York at NRO, the scuttlebutt is that Reid doesn't have the votes for a filibuster. But try explaining that to a moonbat.

My guess is that the remaining uncommitted Democrats are playing a big game of "chicken" to see who'll commit to voting for Alito so they won't have to. If Frist files for cloture on the current debate tomorrow than a vote could come Monday. If that's the case, expect a full court press by Left-wing interest groups this weekend to push for a filibuster anyway.

If the final vote comes out as 59-41, the Left will incorrectly believe that a filibuster would have been successful and lose their freaking minds.

And I will giggle my ass off.

Posted by: Gary at 05:00 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Heh. See this.

Posted by: rightwingprof at January 27, 2006 09:52 AM (hj1Wx)

2 Small correction: Daschle's replacement is John Thune(R). Tim Johnson is South Dakota's other Democratic Senator (spit). I do believe he is up for reelection in '06 and does not want to be Daschled himself.

Posted by: BWS at January 27, 2006 10:07 AM (WIFkt)

3 Ah, right. Now that I think about it, Thune just barely lost to Johnson and two years later he beat Daschle!

Posted by: Gary at January 27, 2006 03:23 PM (PLHs9)

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