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June 27, 2007

Source: Cloture Supporters Claim 60 Votes; Cloture Opponents Claim 40

If you work out the math, one of them is wrong, as Tim Johnson isn't voting.

Pete Domenici's surprise "no" announcement has put pressure on fellow NM senator Jeff Bingaman, who both sides are counting in their column.

I don't feel very good if we're counting on Democrat Bingaman to save the day.

Apparently Domenici's status as an Old Guard Senator is helping to sway other senators -- it's his no that is making Stevens and others reconsider. He's usually a reliable soldier following the leadership's marching orders, but he's broken with them here, and other Senators are taking notice.

Isn't it great to know a controversial, transformational bill rushed through the Senate and opposed by 60-70% of the public is coming down to considerations like "Oh, Pete Domenici's voting against cloture? I didn't know we were allowed to do that" ?

More... Coleman, Brownback, and to a lesser extent the buffoon Ensign are the most susceptible to voter pressure right now. They should be the first three to be called tomorrow a.m. Especially Ensign, because even if you're not from his state, he runs the Republican Senatorial Committee, and he's counting on you (giggle) to donate to the Senators who refuse to abide by your strong wishes.

We Must Win: Chat session with "Colonel Y:"

It's bigger than party..like you I wouldn't have one [if this passes].

But [winning on this would be like] storming the Bastille and beheading Graham and Specter and the like.

These jokers honestly believe themselves to be untouchable.

It would be one of the biggest shock to their political system to have occurred in the last 40 years....

If we kill this bill, it's going to usher in a ton of bloodletting in the party.
The Sessions/Vitter/DeMint wing will gain all the momentum away from the McCain/Graham/McConnell wing

Because these Senators will see that the public stands behind the purists.
And they'll be pulled to the right out of fear for their own futures.

If the bill passes, the Rino wing will be stronger.

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