Senate blocks Obama choice for No. 2 at Justice

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 10, 2011 7:25 a.m.


    50-40 says there were also at least a couple dems who didn't vote for him, espeically since Luger did.

  • David Centerville, UT
    May 9, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    Perhaps the failure to confirm him was simply due to the fact that a majority of Senators did not agree with his opinion, that terrorists should be tried within the American justice system and courts, rather than military courts. In other words, terrorists are common criminals, not war criminals. The attacks on 9/11 were criminal, not an act of war.

    I agree with the Senate's vote...don't let this man serve. Where did this man misread bin Laden and Al Quida when they declared war on the United States in 1996, and have since carried out numerous acts of war/attacks against the US since then?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 9, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    'WASHINGTON Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama's choice for the No. 2 job in the Justice Department and dampened talk that Osama bin Laden's death might usher in bipartisan cooperation on terrorism matters.' - Article

    See, OBAMA needs to be bipartisan...

    NOT Republicans. they could 'never...!'

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 9, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    "Only Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., crossed partisan lines. "

    Is this not the sadest statement about the state of the political world we live in. Party line - on both side trumps what may or may not be the right decision. There is NO way this nominee was so unique that they offended all one side of the house down party lines, and seemed acceptable to the other.

    This was once again big party dictating to their members how they should vote. You no longer vote in individuals. They are simply non-thinking placeholders for the party. To me, that sounds far to close to what we see in other countries like the former soviety union. The "party" is paramount - not country - nor personal conscious.

    I hope more join in and send a signal to the parties that we are Americans first. If the Tea Party, which I don't like, can be a catalyst for that kind of change, then i support their effect on politics. It should be issues, not party that county.