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To: Howie66
Here is what I want to know. It's unprecidented for the Senate to block the nomination of a Sec. of Defense with a filibuster! High Dungeon! The press keeps reiterating this carefully crafted talking point.

OK, but what OTHER cabinet level positions have been held back by filibuster when the Dems were opposing GOP apointees. Can anyone think of any?

The most famous rejection of my life was Judge Bork for the Supreme Court, but he did get an up-or-down vote by the full Senate and lost 58 to 42. It's interesting to look at the Republicans who voted against him. Every one of them were horrible RINOs and two eventually switched parties.

Thank god that the Tea Party is now around to primary suckers like this out of their jobs.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 4:05:38 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Jack Black

Remind me about what happened to the nomination of John Bolton to become Ambassador to the Useless Nations.....


11 posted on 02/14/2013 4:09:21 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Jack Black
John Tower?

He was George H. W. Bush's nominee for Secretary of Defense in 1989, but he was rejected by the Senate by a vote of 53 to 47. SO the full vote did take place.

12 posted on 02/14/2013 4:18:55 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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