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Mon Jan 5, 2015, 07:26 AM

White House announces that anti-choice Michael Boggs won't be re-nominated.

"We applaud President Obama for hearing the deep concerns of tens of thousands of people and over 40 organizations about Michael Boggs' egregious record on issues of fundamental equality."

More here...

http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/media/press-releases/2014/pr12312014_Boggs.html

Thank you, President Obama!!!!

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Response to Kath1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 08:02 AM

1. Before we get the flurry of 'Why did Obama nominate this guy?'

I wondered that too, until I looked at Sen Saxby Chambliss' role in the whole.
As a Senator from Georgia he can put holds on nominees from his state
Sen Chambliss put him on the list of names he'd approve of going forward. By putting his name as one of the nominees, all Obama's nominees would get the okay to move forward.
Chambliss never insisted they all get approved, just that they get submitted.
He failed to get approved. The White House won't resubmit.
The others got hearings and voted on

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Response to rpannier (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 08:48 AM

2. And Obama was looking ahead to the day he would not re-nominate Boggs....he read the fine

print of the deal, the GOP just read the headline. The replacement will have lifetime tenure.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 12:28 AM

6. "lifetime tenure"! Did not know that.. mahalo Fred~

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Response to rpannier (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 08:54 AM

3. Thanks for the info, I was definitely in the "why did Obama nominate this guy" camp

The way you lay it out it sounds like smart--if unsavory--politics.

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Response to beerandjesus (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 12:27 AM

5. More on this if you're interested, beerandjesus..

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 08:50 AM

7. Thanks for that.

I did know he was part of a "package deal", but not that it was a deal that was not intended to be fully honored. Again, my hat is off, that's damn good politics.

Much appreciated!

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Response to rpannier (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 12:25 AM

4. Yes, it's good to know the details instead of ranting and Raving @ Pres Obama like so many have

at this "nomination". More on this, thank you, rpannier..

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Itís important to note that the president didnít really want to nominate Boggs, so this isnít exactly an example of Senate Democrats betraying the White House. Boggs was included as part of a compromise reached with Republican senators from Georgia, as part of a deal on blue slips (for more on what a blue slip is, see our coverage from March).

But Democrats in the upper chamber werenít part of that agreement and were under no obligations to honor it.


MOre facts..
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/senate-dems-derail-boggs-nomination

From Dec 31, 2014 in LBN.. http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014977274#post43

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