Monday, May 09, 2011

11 Republican Senators Enable Planned Parenthood

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Eleven Republican Senators voted to clear the way for John J. "Jack" McConnell, the former director of Planned Parenthood in Rhode Island, to receive a lifetime appointment to a federal judgeship last week.

Eleven Republicans voted to close debate, even though Lamar Alexander called the nominee a "flawed nominee" and the US Chamber of Commerce and other similar organizations opposed him, allowing a cloture vote, which ensured the nominee would be appointed---for life.

The 11 Republicans are:

Lamar Alexander-Tennessee
Scott Brown-Massachusetts.
Susan Collins-Maine
Olympia Snowe-Maine
Saxby Chambliss-Georgia
Johnny Isakson-Georgia
Lindsey Graham-South Carolina
Mark Kirk-Illinios
John McCain-Arizona
Lisa Murkowski-Alaska
John Thune-South Dakota

They voted for McConnell, then voted against him.

Here's how it worked.

It took 60 votes for a cloture vote. The vote was 63 to 33 with 1 Senator voting "present" and 2 Senators not voting at all. So even had 4 of the 11 Republicans who voted for cloture not done so, the nomination would have failed.

In voting for cloture, they voted for him because the Democrats had the majority. Then in the up or down vote they voted against him.


They say the Democrats blocked President George W. Bush's nominees consistently by not allowing a vote, so they are not going to do that to President Obama.

Maybe its just me, but is this what the last election was about?

Take away lesson:

  • Planned Parenthood has another one of their own in a federal judgeship for life.

  • 11 Republicans feel good about how they voted. And so do their colleagues across the isle.
  • "Bipartisanship".

  • The 11 will return home, roll up their sleeves, grab the mic and call for change in Washington DC. And when ask, they will tell the locals, they voted against the Planned Parenthood nominee for federal judgeship.

  • And people will forget and work for their re-election and donate money to help defeat those pro-abortion candidates running against our guy.
It's not their fault. It's our fault. We gave them their vote. They will keep it until we decide to give it to someone who better represents our beliefs.

The same shell game is coming in Washington State in the next Governor's race.

Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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  1. "They say the Democrats blocked President George W. Bush's nominees consistently by not allowing a vote, so they are not going to do that to President Obama." - A principled and honorable sentiment. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out that way, Obama's nominees are being confirmed at about half the rate Bush's were. The GOP, which under Bush, insisted that, as a matter of principle and law, all judicial nominees deserved an up or down vote, has filibustered Obama's judicial nominees at an unprecedented rate.

    But thanks for the reminder, Gary: If it weren't for situational ethics, the GOP (and their supporters) would have NO ethics!

    Be Hypocritical. Be Disinformed. Be Gullible - Be an FFN follower!

  2. Debbie, Colville10:49 AM, May 09, 2011

    Pastor Randall:

    Can you please post an update on the R71 case regarding the release of the signatures? Many of us who supported your efforts in 2009 are waiting to see what happens on this, but there has been no news. I thought the case was going to trial this month. Can you please let us know?


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