Jim Manley
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"Jim Manley" is an artist, born on 17 January 1934, in St Helens, Merseyside/St Helens, Lancashire, England. He has lived in Killough, County Down, Northern Ireland since 1971. He uses mixed media.

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We're not going to support cuts to domestic programs, and I expect more than a few Republicans will join us on that.

If we ever needed more of a reason not to do Social Security reform, this is it, because of the cost required. It's going to be a question of priorities, a question of whether Republicans are going to want to stand on the Senate floor and support more tax cuts for the wealthy.

Frustrations are beginning to bubble out a little bit.

It's been off the radar screen, but I can assure you it will be front and center very soon.

We don't negotiate in the media.

A nominee more extreme than Judge Roberts would be unacceptable to the Democratic caucus, ... You could expect a major fight on the Senate floor.

[The White House had no comment, except to point to Bush's past statements rejecting a withdrawal timetable, a position shared by Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.).] Like other members of the caucus, he's been calling for some benchmarks from the administration to measure progress, ... but he is opposed to setting a date certain for withdrawal, concerned that would undercut the troops.

It all depends on the president.

President Reagan picked a consensus conservative nominee when he chose Justice O'Connor. Senator Reid has been urging President Bush to fill the vacancy with someone with a temperament and philosophy similar to Justice O'Connor. We're going to deal with the nominee on his or her merits.