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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:04 PM

McConnell: Democrats shouldn't be able to use procedure to block judges that GOP used against Obama

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is endorsing a move on the federal judiciary that Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has hinted at: ending one of the procedures that Republicans regularly used to block President Obama's judicial nominees so that Democrats can't use it to block Trump's.

Grassley has already said that maybe he won't require the okay of judges' home state senators to proceed with circuit court nominations. He's threatened to ignore the "blue slip" tradition that Republicans used regularly to thwart Obama. Now—for the first time—McConnell is endorsing that idea, advocating that Democrats be shut out of the process.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/14/1698541/-McConnell-Democrats-shouldn-t-be-able-to-use-procedure-to-block-judges-that-GOP-used-against-Obama?detail=emaildkre

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Reply McConnell: Democrats shouldn't be able to use procedure to block judges that GOP used against Obama (Original post)
UCmeNdc Sep 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater Sep 2017 #1
CrispyQ Sep 2017 #5
GreenPartyVoter Sep 2017 #8
Cosmocat Sep 2017 #13
CrispyQ Sep 2017 #2
gratuitous Sep 2017 #10
Drahthaardogs Sep 2017 #15
Orsino Sep 2017 #3
Phoenix61 Sep 2017 #4
Chasstev365 Sep 2017 #6
Cosmocat Sep 2017 #12
maxsolomon Sep 2017 #7
Wellstone ruled Sep 2017 #9
maxsolomon Sep 2017 #11
Wellstone ruled Sep 2017 #16
Initech Sep 2017 #14

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:07 PM

1. This is just one of dozens of reasons why I keep saying

it is over.

We cant go on or survive if half of our government are outright criminals and traitors who dont care about the law, at ALL!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:16 PM

5. This.

So many HRC/Bernie bicker threads, when the real problem to be addressed is how do you fight this & follow rule of law, too? Or at some point, do you say fuck rule of law, we are losing it anyway. I don't know, but the dems continue to play by the rules & the GOP does not. That their party is fractured is the only reason they have not caused more destruction than they have. Gorsuch & his stench, will be with us for decades.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:34 PM

8. Imagine if we fought the GOP instead of each other!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:56 PM

13. Fat Lady behind the curtain

and it is about to go up.

It isn't completely over, but as you noted, hard to see how we bounce back.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:08 PM

2. I hate McConnell most of all.

I hope Gorsuch is tainted for life by the stench of that appointment.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:41 PM

10. Gorsuch will care as much about that as Thomas does

Which is to say, el zilcho.

Congress can't get jack shit passed, but it sounds like McConnell is about to introduce a bill that makes "turnabout is fair play" illegal.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:29 PM

15. Maybe

If Trump is impeached fir Russian improprieties, Gorsuch will be tainted

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:09 PM

3. Today's GOP is all about nekkid power. n/t

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:10 PM

4. When all else fails, cheat. nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:29 PM

6. I loathe the man, but I despise the fools who can't see or excuse such blatant hypocrisy even more!

 

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:55 PM

12. THIS

The reason he gets away with it because the people of this country allows it - his home state is just peachy with him, re-electing him, as with the people in the states who voted in the other Rs.

People get cranky when I say it is OUR fault, not theirs.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:32 PM

7. But St. McCain just called for a return to Regular Order!

How could they ignore his dying wish?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:39 PM

9. This is the real Mitch McConnell.

If you are a bit of a Political Junky,well,Mitch has maintained the same posture and ideals his whole career. The Guy is all about Power and Party,if it benefits Mitch,then he supports it.

Remember,Trump would not be President today if it had not been Mitch spiking Obama's efforts to stop Russian meddling in our Elective Process. And when this will be the demise of Mitch once and for all.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:47 PM

11. What would be the mechanism of his demise?

KY returns him to the Senate time after time. He isn't up for re-election until 2020.

He led an successful, intransigent obstruction campaign to Obama's Centrist governance that brought him back as Majority Leader.

The GOP is unlikely to lose their majority in a 2018 midterm election when young Dems historically don't show up and crabby old people always do.

He's not going anywhere until he decides to retire, or the Grim Reaper pays him a well-deserved visit. He's a cancer on the body politic.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:35 PM

16. Russian Campaign Money.

Another one will be his influence with the Coastal Waters Shipping Agreement were Elaine Chao's Families Shipping Lines were given exclusive rights to US flagged vessels. This is a Chinese Company.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:25 PM

14. God these people are fucking assholes!

The GOP is Lucy, and the democrats are Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. They pull it away every time we do. They are sadists.

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