Sunday, January 29, 2006
Sunday (Filibuster) Bird Blogging
Bosco the peach-faced lovebird is very angry about what the BushCo Republicans have been doing lately.I'm sorry to report that his restraint crumbled this morning and he viciously attacked his monkey acrobat toy:
Yes, I'm afraid that Bosco realized just how much that monkey resembles Bush. He's well aware that Dubya most resembles a chimp:
But but I guess a monkey visage of any kind was enough to provoke Bosco in this political climate. Just think what he'll do if the Democratic Party doesn't rein in its Senators and insist they join in the filibuster. It won't be pretty. His donkey toys are already trembling. Bosco says that if the Party can't achieve unity on the horrible Alito nomination, what CAN they achieve unity on?
Here's a plea from Sen. Ted Kennedy urging us to continue the struggle to get the votes needed for a filibuster, and an updated look at strategy on Daily Kos. Insiders are reporting that the situation is still "fluid" and that there's still a chance we can get the required votes to stop cloture. Recent additions to the list of Senators supporting a filibuster: Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, Joe Biden, Diane Feinstein and Harry Reid. Our own Sen. Bingaman, however, has so far refused to support it, though he is voting no on Alito. Let's see if we can change his mind.
Annatopia is reporting we are just TWO VOTES SHY.
Recommended: Flood the Senate switchboard with calls at 9AM EST (7AM MST): You can use these toll-free numbers (and ask for the Senators by name): 888-355-3588 or 888-818-6641.
I can't believe Bingaman won't support a filibuster. If he thinks Alito is so bad, why wouldn't he do everything he can to keep him off the court? Too afraid of republican spin?
Posted by: JLC | Jan 30, 2006 9:04:46 AM
I've called Bingaman's office and the people answering seem to care less. Rude.
Posted by: James | Jan 30, 2006 11:35:02 AM