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    I received this email from the Tea Party Patriots this afternoon. Earlier this am they had put out a mass email asking people to call specific senators (as in Dem senators in states that are in trouble in 2014). Looks like they succeeded. The wife of the slain cop was not allowed to testify. And heard that Obama had a little snit fit today when his cop-killing, defending guy didn't get the number of votes.

    Somebody is going to be in trouble in the Senate. They couldn't count the votes correctly and couldn't pass it, even after calling in Biden.

    Perhaps the Tea Party has more power than the dems or moderate Republicans think. Can't wait to hear Hannity woop it up tonight.

    Does anyone have the list of dems who broke with their leader, the awful dirty Harry?

    Dear Patriot,

    Your phone calls today made all the difference. In a vote of 52-47, the Senate denied the nomination of Debo Adegbile. Congratulations on this grassroots victory! Click for more information about Debo Adegbile.

    Here's our press release from this afternoon.
    Tea Party Patriots Grassroots Effort Drives
    Defeat of DOJ Nominee
    Cop Killer Advocate Fails to Secure DOJ NominationFollowing Tea Party Push
    WOODSTOCK, GATea Party Patriots, which engaged in a massive, targeted grassroots effort over the past several days, successfully petitioned the Senate today to defeat the motion, in a bipartisan effort, to invoke cloture on the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
    “Thirty years ago, Mumia Abu-Jamal brutally shot and killed Philadelphia peace officer Daniel Faulkner. He was tried and convicted and sentenced to death. But his lawyers filed appeal after appeal, claiming his conviction was based on racism, and succeeded in delaying his execution. Five years ago, as head of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, Debo Adegbile took up Abu-Jamal’s cause, and led the legal team pushing for his conviction to be overturned.
    “On Monday, we began mobilizing a grassroots effort involving thousand of hours of manpower and multiple local groups taking action. Almost ten thousand calls were made to Senators from individuals nationwide who rose up to join us in addressing this injustice,” said Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder of Tea Party Patriots.
    Tea Party Patriots led a nationwide call to action that rallied an unprecedented number of supporters in a matter of just two days to petition the Senate to reject cloture on this nominee. The organization, coordination, and execution of this campaign, harnessing local action across the nation, was a testament to the power behind Tea Party Patriots’ resources, infrastructure, and support.
    “Today we welcome the Senate vote not just as a victory of our movement and our cause, but the victory of a nation united behind the ideals of freedom and liberty” stated Mrs. Martin. “We celebrate the vindication of the great silent majority who refuse to permit the usurpation of our representative democracy by people who care more for the ‘rights’ of a convicted cop-killer than they do for the rights of the man he murdered, and the family he left behind.”
    Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,400 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide. Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.

    In Liberty,

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    The vote was expected to be close -- with Vice President Biden on hand to potentially cast a tie-breaking vote -- but the final tally was 47-52 in opposition to the appointment.


    In total, eight Democrats voted against confirmation in the final tally. Initially, seven Democrats voted against confirmation and Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) -- who initially voted in favor of confirmation -- later switched his vote to no, giving him the right as Senate leader to bring up the nomination again at a later date.

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    Reid chickened out? After calling the GOP racist for voting against the nominee?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ights-nominee/

    A furious Mr. Reid hinted that Republicans’ opposition was based on racism, pointing to to several other black nominees that GOP senators had opposed earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Reid chickened out? After calling the GOP racist for voting against the nominee?
    Nope - just a little strategic motion - as noted, this give him the right/opportunity to bring the vote back to the floor after he has blackmailed enough votes to nominate. He's nothing if not manipulative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Reid chickened out? After calling the GOP racist for voting against the nominee?
    Only as a procedural move.

    And since today ends in a "y" I'm sure he's still calling GOPers racists.
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    I don't get what the big deal with this guy is. He defended a cop killer-lawyers defend the accused, that's the way our system works.

    Former defense attorneys become prosecutors and vice versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I don't get what the big deal with this guy is. He defended a cop killer-lawyers defend the accused, that's the way our system works.

    Former defense attorneys become prosecutors and vice versa.
    Let's flip this. Let's say that during Bush's term he had put up for nomination one of the lawyers who defended the murderers of James Byrd or Timothy McVeigh. How do you think that would have gone over? After all they were doing is defending a client. But I digress. It isn't that this guy was just "defending a client". He went further to organize rallies and even went so far as to call Jamaal a political prisoner meaning he thinks his client is innocent when Jamaal is guilty as sin. But you think it doesn't matter. You keep thinking that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Let's flip this. Let's say that during Bush's term he had put up for nomination one of the lawyers who defended the murderers of James Byrd or Timothy McVeigh. How do you think that would have gone over? After all they were doing is defending a client. But I digress. It isn't that this guy was just "defending a client". He went further to organize rallies and even went so far as to call Jamaal a political prisoner meaning he thinks his client is innocent when Jamaal is guilty as sin. But you think it doesn't matter. You keep thinking that.

    I don't know anything about who defended James Byrd's lawyer, and I don't remember the name of McVeigh's lawyer, but I would not have objected to his appointment for that reason alone. If I remember correctly, McVeigh had a good attorney.


    I have read a lot of stuff on both sides of the Mumia case. I'm reasonably sure he's guilty. Most of the points I remember in one of the pro-Mumia articles I read a long time ago, when he was still on death row, were more about PA law than about guilt or innocence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I don't know anything about who defended James Byrd's lawyer, and I don't remember the name of McVeigh's lawyer, but I would not have objected to his appointment for that reason alone. If I remember correctly, McVeigh had a good attorney.


    I have read a lot of stuff on both sides of the Mumia case. I'm reasonably sure he's guilty. Most of the points I remember in one of the pro-Mumia articles I read a long time ago, when he was still on death row, were more about PA law than about guilt or innocence.
    Reasonably sure? He shot Faulkner in the back then emptied out his gun on the fallen officer and you're reasonably sure he's guilty? You leftists are disgusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I don't know anything about who defended James Byrd's lawyer, and I don't remember the name of McVeigh's lawyer, but I would not have objected to his appointment for that reason alone. If I remember correctly, McVeigh had a good attorney.


    I have read a lot of stuff on both sides of the Mumia case. I'm reasonably sure he's guilty. Most of the points I remember in one of the pro-Mumia articles I read a long time ago, when he was still on death row, were more about PA law than about guilt or innocence.
    As I understand it, if he had just defended Mumia (Well, actually pursued his appeal, I don't believe he was involved in the original trial), it really wouldn't have been such a big deal, for the reasons you give. The problem was he went off on a big rabble-rousing tangent about the whole thing and de eebil Whaat swines outside the legal arena to bring pressure from external racialist politics into what should have been an appellate legal issue.

    He's just harvesting the fruits of trying to be a bigshot Leftie political rockstar instead of a courtroom lawyer. He might have been a shoe-in back in the dawn of the Obama Blight when the Dems controlled all of the Legislative branch, but now in the twilight years of Obozo's time, declining popularity of the Pigressive agenda after some thundering failures, and a rough final mid-term coming up, DemonRat Senators tying their political fates to that particular horse looks like an ever-worsening idea.
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