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Most of the you who are reading this can probably stop reading right now.
Because unless you are ready to get the hell off of your dead butt and actually DO something, reading this is just going to be a waste of your time.
For the rest of you, there IS a way to stop Sonia Sotomayor from being appointed to the Supreme Court.
Seven Senators need to show some courage, they need to forget this crap about Sotomayors’ nomination being a foregone conclusion.
There are seven Republicans who are members of the Senate Committee of the Judiciary. They are:
Tom Coburn(R-OK) Click Here for e-mail Senate Office Phone Number (202) 224-5754
John Cornyn(R-TX) Click Here for e-mail Senate Office Phone Number (202) 224-2924
Lindsey Graham(R-SC) Click Here for e-mail Senate Office Phone Number (202) 224-5972
Chuck Grassely(R-IA) Click Here for e-mail Senate Office Phone Number (202) 224-3744
Orrin G. Hatch(R-UT) Click Here for e-mail Senate Office Phone Number (202) 224-5251
Jon Kyl(R-AZ) Click Here for e-mail Senate Office Phone Number (202) 224-4521
Jeff Sessions(R-AL) Click Here for e-mail Senate Office Phone Number (202) 224-4124
You can (and should) make your voice heard, even if your senator isn’t listed above.
The phone number for the main switchboard is (202) 224-3121
I’m not lisiting the information for the Democrats who are members of the committee, I feel pretty strongly that they will vote in favor of Sotomayor, regardless of what they may hear from their constituents. And we don’t need them.
According to Senate Judiciary Committee Rule IV:
“Debate shall be terminated if the motion to bring the matter to a vote without further debate passes with ten votes in the affirmative, one of which must be cast by the minority.”
This means that if no Republican members of the committee vote in favor of further debate, Sotomayors’ nomination is dead in the water!!!!
If your Senator is not on the list, contact the Senator for your state and make your feelings known, these people do talk to each other.
For those of you whose Senator IS on the list, when you call or e-mail your Senator urging a vote against Sotomayor, hit them where a politician really feels it.
Tell them to forget this claptrap of being labeled as an obstructionist if they fail to go along with voting in favor of Sotomayor.
Make them aware of what voter backlash really is.
Let them know, in no uncertain terms, that if they fail to do the right thing, not only will you not vote for them the next time they are up for re-election, you will work actively for whoever is running against them!
Barack Obama is testing the Republican Party, thinking they will roll over and play dead on this issue.
And if they do, not only will he have been given a mandate for whatever socialist schemes he wants to ram down America’s throat for the rest of his administration, he will have a judge sitting on the Supreme Court who will carry on his legacy long after he is out of office.