How Stupid Would a Dem Filibuster of Gorsuch Nomination Be?

(Quin Hillyer, Liberty Headlines) Court-watchers have debated for weeks both the likelihood and the propriety of the filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch that Senate Democrats have threatened. But now that the filibuster is about to occur, the debate has moved to whether the procedural roadblock is politically smart.

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As with the other debates, there’s little room for middle ground; very few shades of gray: The filibuster on Gorsuch is either one of the most idiotic political moves of the century so far, or else it’s a stroke of genius.

A filibuster, of course, is a Senate tactic in which a minority effectively requires a 60-vote threshold (out of 100 senators) in order to let legislation or a nomination be confirmed. In return, the Republican majority is threatening to use the so-called (and controversially named) “nuclear option” to change the rules and make a filibuster unusable.

At Real Clear Politics alone on Tuesday, the top three articles all addressed this dispute. National Review editor Rich Lowry, writing at the New York Post, calls it “the dumbest filibuster in U.S. history.” But Julian Zelizer of CNN says (as summed up in the headline) that “Gorsuch filibuster would be good for Democrats.” And RCP’s own writers James Arkin and Caitlyn Huey-Burns report that Democrats have concluded “they are better off politically in opposing anything Donald Trump touches.”

Lowry and Zelizer see things quite differently.

“A Gorsuch filibuster would be an act of a sheer partisan pique against the wrong target, with the wrong method, at the wrong time,” Lowry writes. And, later: “It would be shrewder for Schumer to keep his options open for a future nominee. If there’s another vacancy, perhaps Trump will nominate a lemon, or the Republicans won’t be so united, or the higher stakes of a conservative nominee replacing a liberal justice will create a different political environment. In these circumstances, it’s possible to imagine Democrats filibustering and Republicans not managing to stick together to exercise the nuclear option.”

“Democrats have been arguing for decades that the filibuster doesn’t tend to benefit their party,” counters Zelizer, a professor at Princeton. “The Senate is already an institution that favors smaller states, and the filibuster, empowering the minority, has turned the upper chamber into a supermajoritarian body. Given that Democrats tend to come from the more populous states, over time Democrats suffer on this and other issues.”

Moreover, Zelizer posits, “Standing firm against Gorsuch could also further embolden the spirits of Democratic voters and activists who will be key in the 2018 and 2020 elections. Too often congressional Democrats forget that the need to listen to the grass roots is as important as listening to the conventional wisdom in Washington. Very often, voters, and not just the base, want their party leaders to take a stand.”

As Arkin and Huey-Burns report at RCP, the progressives really are energized on the issue.

“It is important long term for the Democratic Party to have principles,” said Claire Sandberg, co-founder of the progressive group #AllOfUs, in an interview with RCP. “Those principles, if they mean anything at all, have to include aggressively fighting someone like Neil Gorsuch, and that has to be, across the board, the standard for the party.”

Elsewhere, political numbers-cruncher Nate Silver explains why even Democrats from heavily Republican states – mostly in the West – are letting the most liberal wing of the party control their votes. He says activists are needed to do campaign work and turn out, at high percentages, whatever Democratic voters still exist in those areas.

“The proportion of politically active Democrats who identify as liberal…[is] larger in the West than in the other political regions of the country,” Silver explains. For example, he says we should consider “Montana, where I estimate that 76 percent of politically active Democrats are liberal. That may help to explain why Sen. Jon Tester of Montana says he will vote against Gorsuch, even though he faces a tough general election campaign next year. Whether or not Democrats would issue a primary challenge to Tester, who has generally sided with the party on key votes, is questionable. Nonetheless, he’ll be relying on his base for money, volunteers and a high turnout on Election Day.”

Even so, many Republicans think these “red state Democrats” are signing their own political death warrants, because no matter how many leftist activists engage in a campaign, the greater number of available votes in these states is – the Republicans think – in the center, and even the center-right.

That’s why, writes Jonathan Tobin at National Review Online, “any idea that this will help them win back the Senate or even save red-state seats is wishful thinking.” Put even more bluntly, South Carolina’s senior senator, Republican Lindsey Graham, said to Fox News more than a week ago: “I think [filibustering Neil Gorsuch] would be dumb politically. There are at least 10 Democrats in Trump states that would look like not only did you lose the election, you lost your mind.”

Whichever side of the “dumb and dumber” debate one believes, the Democrats do seem dug in. As of this writing, at least 42 Democrats say they will indeed filibuster – and Republicans just as firmly say they are willing to use the nuclear option to confirm Gorsuch anyway. Next up: The debate over whether the Republicans’ nuke job entails any political risk at all for the GOP.

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  • Bookoodinkydow

    He’s infinitely more qualified than the last couple of justices.

    • Deborah Pratt

      Which goes to prove, to me at least, that the Democratic Party is willing to ‘cut the throat’ of the entire nation just to ‘spite’ Pres Trump!! Our political representatives are ‘supposed’ to act in the interest of our country not play ‘political games’!! If they insist on this–citizens also have a ‘game’ called ‘Election Day’!!

      • Mike

        I don’t disagree with you, but Merrick Garland was also extremely qualified and the republicans completely ignored their part and did not even have hearings. Harry Reid initially invoked the nuclear option for lower court judgeships because the Republicans were filibustering every qualified applicant or were refusing to vote at all to drag their feet. My point is the Democrats are wrong, but the Republicans have done it before as well and it did not cost them a thing.

        • stoney

          No judge has ever had hearings in the last year of a presidents term.

          • Mike

            that is splitting hairs as justice Kennedy’s hearings we’re days before the new year and he was confirmed after

          • Dan McGrew

            Stoney must refer to the composition of your cranium. a number of federal judges and Supreme Court justices have been nominated, gone through the hearing process and been sworn in during the last year of a president’s term.

          • Sueja

            The word sworn in is important because they were nominated and the hearings took place the year before the last year.

          • The Redhawk

            name ONE PLEASE … Year …

          • The Redhawk

            AKA the BIDEN RULE >> But those BRAIN FREE Anarchists under CLOWN SCHMUCK seem to have FORGOTTEN

        • Shirley Dentler

          Hey Mike, two wrongs don’t make it right!

          • Mike

            I completely agree. it will be wrong if the republicans do it but the democrats were wrong first.

      • nocbsfan

        Very good post!

      • Donald Johnston

        That’s right Deborah. We have the power to get rid of them in the next election. And by then President Trump will have the corrupt voting process straightened out so 4 million dead Democrats won’t be voting. Plus a lot of voting Illegals will be gone

  • bbarnicle

    Straight partisan voting is illegal for Congressmen – there is an actual law against it. In this case it can be proven by the Dem. Congressmen’s past statements and votes endorsing Gorsuch.

    • Mike

      Please share your source on this. I was not aware of any law against that.

      • bbarnicle

        I can’t find an online source. It may just be an ethics violation I heard about, related to confirmations; you may not knowingly vote for/against a nominee based solely on party. It may be proven by showing the Congressman’s prior endorsements or support, and solidly proven by their own written admission (such as in an email or interview) of voting based on party, not merit.

        • Mike

          interesting. thanks. it makes sense given judges are not supposed to be partisan. despite being a liberal I truly wish it was that way.

          • bbarnicle

            It’s similar to the Congressional rule that they can’t state in advance that they’ll vote down a bill no matter what it says. That would be partisan and unethical (America’s needs come first, not party). If they’re caught on record saying they’ll vote like that, they can be reprimanded.

            I suppose the same goes for saying they’ll vote for a bill no matter what it says…which is what Nancy Pelosi said about the Health Care bill “We have to vote for it to see what’s in it.” (paraphrased)

            This is the whole point behind the rule of having enough time to read a bill before voting….or the rule for most committees that an agenda must be submitted at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise, you just end up with decisions made based on other factors than merit or content (instead, based on party, bribes, etc.)

            Thanks for the good conversation.

  • Daniel Gray

    Oh PUH-LEAZE let them try. I would PAY to see one of these lefty losers have to do the following

    1. STAND at the podium for the whole filibuster
    2. SPEAK at the podium for the whole filibuster
    3. NO bathroom breaks
    4. NO food breaks
    5. NO rest breaks
    6. NO switching off with someone else, the second you give up the podium the filibuster is over.
    7. NO going home at 3, you have to stay
    8. NO coming in at 10 am and thinking you are going to start up where you left off.
    9. When you give up the filibuster is over
    10.If you DARE try a filibuster then the GOP just nukes you and installs him anyway, then they overturn the change 3 months before the election so you cant do the same thing.

    If you want to play dirty
    Demos, the GOP can be just as dirty and you cant cry because harry Reed
    was the first one to actually USE the nuclear option.

    • Mike

      Unfortunately that is not how the filibuster works anymore. its a shame because it would make each time used a greater question mark.

    • The Redhawk

      have you ever seen so many IDIOTS speak so many words while demonstration of being able to say ABSOLUTLY NOTHING?? as those DIM BULBS of the (D) anarchy party Judiciary committee Idiots have manged???

      • Daniel Gray
        • The Redhawk

          Of Course SOROS /O vomit Tell them to be STUPID! Heck SCHUMUCKIE will Do anything he is TOLD!!!

      • Maxine Albritton

        Obama was great at doing just that . He would rattle on and in the end I would wonder “what did he say?”

        • kassa1

          Obama like Schumer and the Democrat party are all sociopaths with the chip in their head! Meaning they all travel to the beat of the same drum, OG that’s with the Communist Party does Obama like Schumer and the Democrat party are all sociopaths with the chip in their head! Meaning they all travel to the beat of the same drum, OG that’s with the Communist Party does too !

          • magno et malo lupo

            The drumbeat of György Schwartz, AKA György Soros AKA George Soros

          • The Redhawk

            On target!!! Soris OWNS the (D) Senate Anarchy party run by SCHMUCKIE!

          • magno et malo lupo

            You are right about that my frirnd

          • The Redhawk

            time to get those things out

          • magno et malo lupo

            I wholeheartedly agree

          • The Redhawk

            glad we are on the same page big and bad wolf

          • magno et malo lupo

            As I see things there should be more then 350 million on the same page but sadly most Americans have the “what’s in it for me?” attitude” They are so unsure of their positions and agenda they enlist the help from illegals to bolster their ranks so as to give the appearance of being formidable and unstoppable

          • The Redhawk

            COPY THAT !!!

          • Dan McGrew

            Actually with the Trump Thesarus — the phony name translates to sad and sneaky coyote named “El Stupido.”

          • The Redhawk

            OK STUPID ….YOU got that Title ….HAPPY???

          • Dan McGrew

            Is that anything like David and Phil Koch financing the organization, literature, placards, posters, meeting places, staffs, luxury bus tours and demonstrations of the national carbon copy “grass roots” Tea Party — aka Baggers!

        • The Redhawk

          Still Wondering about MOST things he ever said…

        • kev

          Ohmigosh you remember the rattling and prattling of p.c. crap too I would just stare at the TV and wonder WTF did he just say!!

          • The Redhawk

            right ON!

        • The Redhawk

          and after all those words .. he said NOTHING

        • Dan McGrew

          Damn Max, do you mean to imply we once had a president who could communicate with more than 140 characters, without repeating “Tremendous, great, super, I am devine” every 30 seconds.

          Must have been really something to have had a president without a Bannion hand up the right pants leg to operate the right side and a Putin hand up the left pants leg to operate the left side — and Jared sitting on one shoulder to coach the mouth.

          • Maxine Albritton

            well, I have had my laugh today, thanks. I really like R. Reagan, President Trump is not the puppet Obama was. I don’t know why he likes his daughter or son in law in close proximity but he does. He has a lot of opposition to deal with. In all the presidents in my lifetime I have never seen one had to deal with the opposition he has had to put up with.

      • magno et malo lupo
        • The Redhawk

          OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!! That and a BS FLAG
          SEMPER FI !!!

    • magno et malo lupo

      Don’t you know the SCUMMYCRITES have ALWAYS been a “do as I say not as I do” cabal????

      • Daniel Gray

        I have to give credit where credit is due. You just had ONE Democrat in the Senate just end a 15 straight hour filibuster. he ended it because he could not go on any more

        • The Redhawk

          ran out of CRAP to Expel… Finallty a CRAP free Anarchist!! He may be Sniffing his Wadded Panties now!!

          • Daniel Gray

            good point, he did look a whole lot slimmer after that.

          • The Redhawk

            yes now he can walk with his new ‘ LIGHT STEP” instead of dragging a DEPEND fully “occupied” on the Ground

        • Dan McGrew

          He ended because it was time for the next session to begin.

          • Daniel Gray

            Didnt do much good did it, the Senate went Nuclear and tomorrow Gorsuch will be the NEW US Supreme Court Justice. And since Ginsberg isnt looking that healthy, under article 3 she can be removed and there is another seat for Trump.

            Harry Reed you had NO idea what you started with your nuclear option, so if any left winger is ticked; they can thank you

      • The Redhawk

        they must feed on their own crap burgers with or without buns!

        • magno et malo lupo

          Actually not because they want us to believe their BS id true and factual

          • The Redhawk

            NO, we are NOT on their radar….they seem to concentrate their radar on the BI coastals and big cities DIM BULBS/snowflakes as targets of opprtunity

          • magno et malo lupo

            If we weren’t on their radar they wouldn’t work so hard to piss us off and obstruct OUR progress not their “reciprocal” version of progress

          • The Redhawk

            But they seem to be PISSING into a Gale force WIND….2016 Proved that!!
            they may be running of URINE aka their Divisive Policies

          • magno et malo lupo

            Actually not As Rush Limbaugh says they have become radicalized and are closer to Islam than constitutional Americans

            For the kind of Islamists we’re talking about, the Shariah Islamists, there is no authority but Islam.

            To the left, there is no authority but themselves. They respect and recognize no other authority.

            They don’t recognize the authority of elections.

            They don’t recognize the authority of public opinion.

            They don’t recognize the authority of the Constitution, even though they all swear an oath.

            It’s all about delegitimizing the duly elected, constitutionally legal president and Congress. It’s about delegitimizing that. It’s not about working with them. It’s not about them having a head case and not understanding yet that they lost. It’s not about that they’re gonna come to their senses down the road. It’s not that they’re emotionally unstable and are one day gonna realize they lost and they are gonna come back to the table. That’s not who they are anymore. This is not your dad’s Democrat Party.

            That Democrat Party of the sixties and seventies? It’s gone. It has been radicalized, and it is like Shariah Islam. There is nothing else, and there’s no room for anything else. And if you aren’t with them, then you are never to be even acknowledged. You are to be delegitimized. You are to be destroyed. Pure and simple. There is no compromise. There is no bipartisanship. There is always a pretense that they represent the popular mandate, when they very rarely really do.

            Here is a link http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/limbaugh-political-left-operates-like-radical-islam/

          • The Redhawk

            Good POST .. could be a paper for a Poli-Sci class…My main issue with the USA Anarchy Party , the Former real (D) party is that with Soros…O vomit and Komrads they are bent on Eradicationg the Constitution and the Rule of Law by turning Our Country into chaos via their “shirts’ ( BLM, Snow Flakes, Pinkos etc) to Create uprisings, destruction of private Property…. in shoet the type of Negatives that Soros BUYS and bananas republic Practice…and ONE MAN RULE GOVERNS…..Kind of what Europe saw in the 30’s

          • magno et malo lupo

            The post wasn’t mine That came from Rush Limbaugh I merely truncated the article to fit here in these threads

          • magno et malo lupo

            Every LIEBERAL I know of has always entered into a pissing contest with an empty bladder

          • The Redhawk

            and start negotiations by dropping their Skivvies …..or go into combat unarmed…..Right you are!!

          • magno et malo lupo

            EEEWWWWW drop their skivvies I think not they are more than repulsive being fully dressed. As far as going into combat unarmed??? What makes you think they would engage in combat at all???

            All our wars and conflicts sans the middle east wars were perpetrated by SCUMMYCRITE administrations
            Wilson Roosevelt Truman Kennedy/Johnson The ONLY SCUMMYCRITE not to start hostilities was Øb☭m☭ bin Lyin who simply let the Muslims have their way causing far more dissent and putting America in far more danger than the previous SCUMMYCRITE cabal combined

          • The Redhawk

            Euphomism my man… Dropping Skivvies is the Only way they Negotiate when GIVING it AWAY…. and letting the Other side know that THEY won without firing a counteroffer ( Yeah U know that!) as for combat……ONLY fight with Character assassinations with NO PROOF via their PRESSTITUTES ….but that dog don’t hunt anymore either….

            BTW to day SCHMUCKIE the CLOWN had DAFFY DUCK Durbin BEG on the Senate floor to return to the 60 vote rule in the future…Another Waste of time ……Another admission of having FOOKED up THIS nomination process…..and the gift keeps on giving!!

          • magno et malo lupo

            Euphemism or not the SCUMMYCRITES demand everyone else “drop their skivvies” and take what they dish out not the other way around.

            Isn’t it ironic that SCHMUCKIE and DAFFY need to experience what their party started???

          • Janelle

            You are the only one I would like to see drop their skivvies……..but you don’t wear them, BBW!

          • magno et malo lupo

            Would “like” to see??? AHEM!!!!!!!!!!

          • Janelle

            Okay, have seen. My, have I seen…………..in living color and up close and personal!!!!

          • magno et malo lupo

            Too bad you make thing more difficult (maybe more fun) by wearing them. I must admit they are quite sexy

          • Janelle

            That would be the point!

          • magno et malo lupo

            “WOULD BE”??? Okay…………………………….

          • Janelle

            They are designed to make you want to remove them. Like gift wrap!

          • magno et malo lupo

            And yes and what a gift you have been

          • Janelle

            Oh, my sweet wolf…….you are a man to love!

          • magno et malo lupo

            Comparing the two of us; you are ten times more lovable than I would ever hope to be!!!

          • Janelle

            I’m happy you think so, but I’m not my type. You, however, are…..my are you!

          • magno et malo lupo

            Sweetie weather you want to admit to it, You are EVERYONE’S type

          • Janelle

            I am quite certain there are those who would disagree with you!!!

          • magno et malo lupo

            NOPE NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS WOULD I AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT!!!!

          • Janelle

            💕Try dgo! He hates me! Like I care…………

          • magno et malo lupo

            That clown is chock FULL of hate especially for himself

          • Janelle

            Actually, he wants attention. Sad little person. And weird avatar……
            the woman has a hood over face……creepy.

          • magno et malo lupo

            Well if you hover your cursor over the avatar you will notice the profile is as empty as his head

          • Janelle

            Governments in general have a bad habit of mucking things up. Not just ours. But apparently that hasn’t sunk in for him.

          • magno et malo lupo

            Why do you suppose governments are overthrown?

          • Janelle

            Generally because the population gets effing tired of their nonsense.

          • magno et malo lupo

            Only those who are armed motivated and capable

          • Janelle

            Thanks to you……I now am.

          • magno et malo lupo

            Why thank you

          • Janelle

            Guten Morgen mein Lieber!

          • magno et malo lupo

            Guten Morgen mein Schatz

          • Janelle

            No need to thank me. I can’t remember where I heard that……..

          • magno et malo lupo

            You mean you don’t remember me wanting you to arm yourself?? WOW!

          • Janelle

            I meant “no need to thank me.” I certainly remember you telling me that I needed to arm myself!

          • magno et malo lupo

            So where did the “I can’t remember where I heard that….” come from?

          • Janelle

            You tell me there is no need to thank you, frequently. I was teasing you! Guess it wasn’t as obvious as I thought it was.

          • magno et malo lupo

            You should know me well enough by now that when I am serious teasing flies out the window

          • Janelle

            I just replied to this!

          • magno et malo lupo

            OK so where is your reply?

          • Janelle

            Yikes…….really could do without that image of Schumer sans drawers…..arrrgggh, Hawk!

          • The Redhawk

            Yeah I know…but i see no difference in seeing the SCHUMUCK’s BUTT from having to see his Face!!
            Other that Kicking ….one lower (esier) More that I can say about Pelosi BOTOX SAGGING face…

          • Janelle

            You are right about the faces in both instances…………unappealing as can be!

          • The Redhawk

            More that unappealing…REASONS for REGURGITATIONS!

          • Dan McGrew

            The national report just came out listing the quality of education in the 50 states.

            Not surprising, the bottom 30 states all voted for Trump.

          • The Redhawk

            and BI coastals are Populated by NON English Speaking VOTERS…or those with too much Education resulting in PhD in STUPID with HONORS.. But Blame our FAILING EDUCATION system that O vomit Installed

    • Black Opal

      So, you’re suggesting the rethugs would just cheat, change the rules and then change them back? No wonder you love 45. Dishonesty must excite you. 😝

      • Daniel Gray

        Remember skidmark. Harry Reed (a DEMOCRAT) was the very first one in US History to do this (use the nuclear option) so dont start your BS with me.

        As for dishonesty? Obama has that beat. And there is NOTHING that says they cant change these rules back. You are just pizzed off that someone other then a Democrat thought of this else you would have done it before Reed lost the Senate.

        Pathetic whiner.

        • Black Opal

          So, yes. They’re cheating and you approve. Thanks for letting me know how immoral you people are. 😊

          • Daniel Gray

            How can we be immoral when we are doing the same thing YOU lefty skidmarks did first.

            When you start attacking Harry Reed’s actions in the nuclear option, THEN you can talk. Until then nobody cares what your lefty ideals are.

          • Black Opal

            Apparently the majority of the country cares about progressive ideals. Even Rasmussen shows 45’s approval underwater. 😝

          • Daniel Gray

            Oh PUH-LEASE. The polls you quote (If you had the sense to actually read them) would clearly show that liberals were OVERSAMPLED in them. And since you cant understand english, that means out of 100 people you had 50 Democrats and 35 Republicans and 15 independent/other

            The polls didnt work very well for you during the election did they?

          • Black Opal

            You really believe that, don’t you? You really do. That’s kind of creepy. You’re like a drone in a dystopian novel.

          • Daniel Gray

            I believe in facts and reality chuckles, unlike you

          • Black Opal

            If you believe in facts and reality, why do you support liars like 45?

          • Daniel Gray

            You have yet to prove he is a liar. On the other hand we CAN prove Obama was and is a liar

            Or did you forget that he thinks we have 57 states?

            Or that he said we could keep our doctors with his failing ACA?

            Or “90 percent of the budget deficit is due to George W. Bush’s policies”

            or “The day after Benghazi happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism”

            or “I didn’t call the Islamic State a ‘JV’ team”

            I mean good GOD, how can you even say this when you have this in a liberal newspaper like the Washington Post?

            Washington Post catalogues the biggest lies Obama ever told

            Obama has the dubious title of receiving the MOST Pinocchios EVER given by the WP.

            So keep dreaming child, sooner or later you are going to wake up

          • Black Opal

            http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/

            We’re talking about 45’s lies, not Obama. Cute attempt to divert, though. Let’s stay on topic, shall we?

          • Daniel Gray

            Oh PUH-LEAZE, you are seriously NOT using the discredited site of Politifact, the same one that is owned and run by the left wing paper the Tampa Bay Times are you?

            Jeeze and you tell me to stay on topic when you try and use a proven discredited left wing site to try and justify your lies?

          • Black Opal

            It’s only “discredited” to lunatics like you who don’t like the truth it tells about Hair Furor. 😊

          • Dan McGrew

            Funny at the “Old Farts” coffee club, 98% supported Trump in November.

            This morning, there was not one willing to admit ever liking him.
            He, Ivanka and Jared are all clearly in violation of the Logan act prohibiting receiving a down feather pillow, a ruble, a shilling, a yen, or anything whatsoever of value from any foreign state.

            Within the three Merry Trumpsters, they are in combined violation of the Logan Act with at least 20 countries.

            Meanwhile all you who were complaining so much about President Obama playing golf at Camp David, where there was no need for added security — the taxpayers are out about $25-Million for Trumpster to golf six times at Mar Lago, only securing about a Billion dollars in free promotion for his little $200,000 per membership resort.

          • Daniel Gray

            Funny. I didnt hear you say squat when Obama rented a villa for over 35 million for a MONTH or Moochelles 15 million dollar shopping trips in Europe or the 12 million dollar cost every other month with Obama flying to Hawaii for 8 years or the brats 9 million dollar ski trips to Vale.

          • The Redhawk

            can you ever post ANYTHING INTELLIGENT and WORTH Remembering???

          • Black Opal

            Not from your crippled perception, no. Sane and reasonable people don’t think like you do.

          • The Redhawk

            Black Opal is AK in Disguise … just a Deranged TROLLL

          • The Redhawk

            It is ONLY a CASE the Like of the BIDEN/SCHMUCKIE rule has COME BACK to Bite the (D) Anarchists in their SORRY BUTTS and show them as WORLD CLASS HYPOCRITES…. Just THAT,, they make the Rules and can’t Live with them!!!

          • Black Opal

            You think the dems engaged in hypocrisy, so your solution is… more hypocrisy. Hmm. 😝

      • The Redhawk

        How do u feel about TOMAHAWKS ????? and the 15000 Syrian Killed after the RED LINE that belong to O vomit Resumee of TIMIDITY??

        • Black Opal

          You really believe that, don’t you? As for what I think of tomahawks, I think the cost of 45’s little show could have funded meals on wheels until 2029. Why was that airstrip nearly empty of personnel? Why wasn’t the runway destroyed?

          • The Redhawk

            Well WAS the RUNWAY clear??? Do you know/? and were Russian Warned soon before that Rain came in?? Or that 9mm are charper than .45 cal ammo?? Do you know ANYTHING …. and how many dead babies may keep O VOMIT awake due to his TIMIDITY and Lack of Spine….i bet NONE…. so can you post anything that makes sense or is NOTHING all you can post…

  • Mike

    the issue here really is not about Gorsuch. Is he more conservative than the Democrats would like? yes he is, but the real problem here is what happened with Merrick Garland. Democrats see that as a betrayal and obstruction of the highest order by the Republicans and I don’t think they want to be seen as rewarding the Republicans by not standing against their first nominee for the high court. Should Gorsuch be approved? I am fairly liberal and I believe so yes. He is qualified for the Supreme Court. Will he rule the way I wish he would, sometimes but most likely no but that is irrelevant. He appears to be a qualified jurist and should be confirmed.

    • mike bolen

      Supreme court nominees are not up for consideration in the last year of a presidents term look up the Biden rule

      • Mike

        there is no such rule. Joe Biden did give a speech where he suggested that in the final 3 to 4 months of Bush’s last term that it should wait but it was never actually done. in fact the democrats approved justice Kennedy in Reagan’s last term.

        • mike bolen

          We are talking about nominating in an election year hasn’t been done in the modern era obammy was told don’t bother nominating anyone they would not be voted on he did to divide the country more. Divider in chief

          • Mike

            kennedy was nominated in December. a few weeks should not matter. Obama was elected to a four year term not three.

          • SteamChooChoo

            That was December of 1987. And the only reason it took that long is because the democrats voted down Bork before that.

    • Shirley Dentler

      Thanks, Mike, a Lib with sense. Thank you

      • Mike

        again merrick garland should have been confirmed and every republican should be ashamed at how Senate republicans acted. I am, but I am also ashamed at how Senate democrats are acting now. gorsuch is a good jurist and should be confirmed.

    • tom london

      I agree garland should have been appointed and confirmed for the Supreme Court

  • ARJAY

    Interesting how a “NON-PARTISAN” judicial court is INDEED PARTISAN!!!!

    Shouldn’t the SCOTUS judges be based on their understanding of the CONSTITUTION, regardless of their PERSONAL “FEELINGS” of an issue?!?!?!?!

    • Dan McGrew

      There are several factors: Legal scholarship, judicial temperment, established lack of bias for those having served as lower level judges, acting strictly upon the law as it is written, or deciding if a new law is constitutional.

      The problem with Gorsuch, displayed by last week’s unanimous reversal of one of his positions, is that he twists the law to favor large corporations or large institutions over wronged individuals. (i.e. — Ruling a truck driver was legally obligated to keep his tractor hooked to a trailer with frozen brakes and freeze to death, before unhooking the tractor and seeking shelter. According to Gorsuch, that driver was legally obligated to die.)
      That decision alone disqualifies Gorsuch from consideration.

      • Phoebe Isley

        WHAT???????????

  • The Redhawk

    HOW Stupid?? In one word HUGE act by the SGHMUCK’s DIM BULBS,,,all they can do NOW is replace Scalia with another GOOD JUDGE.. But their STUPIDITY will by far be even mORE NOTICED when Trump may have 1 or 3 more appointees shortly..to Replace LIBTURD jUdges … and the NUKE option will make it a DONE DEAL!! 50+ year of LAW and ORDER .. thank you SCHMUCKIE you DIMMEST of the (D) ANARCHY PARTY DIM BULBS!

    • Eric

      That is PRECISELY why this last election was SOOOOOOO IMPORTANT!!!

  • James Farnsworth

    He is by far more qualified than Ginsberg she can’t stay out of party politics,!

    • Eric

      She’s also a drunk!!!

    • Shirley Dentler

      But Ginsberg hates the republican party. And more than that, she hates
      our president. Too bad they’re in for life.

  • Maxine Albritton

    thank goodness for the nuclear option. It has been coming in handy. We have never had so much opposition to a presidents choices like this. Justices are supposed to abide by the law. The constitution for sure, not make up a new one as they go along. There are times when they decide things and I think it is the populat thing to do. Like Obama care being legal. I never knew it was legal for the government to be in control of our healthcare.

    • Eric

      It is totally unconstitutional for our government to MANDATE that its citizens buy ANYTHING,…. YET, THEY DID IT!!!

    • Shirley Dentler

      Maxine, good point. I keep wondering what happened to every individual selecting their own insurance and their own doctors? And our government helping the ones who can’t, not the ones who don’t want to work. If I remember correctly insurance premiums back then were never as much as this so called Obamacare that takes care of all our illegals, good or bad and hands out our hard earned tax money right and left.

    • ourzoo10

      Wasn’t about healthcare. The original bill was on taxes…therefore, Roberts said it was OK.

  • Sabage2016

    Stupid is as stupid does. Democrats just lost over 1000 seats throughout the US in last election. Throughout the US, Democrats have 32 pct. of the political seats. After 2018 elections, they will have much less. Hope elite idiots keep up the good work.

    • nocbsfan

      If it wasn’t for the stupidity of California Pelosi would not be there either

      • Shirley Dentler

        It’s really so crazy to let a crazy like Pelosi represent your state. It is a WONDER how she ever made it to the White House and stayed so long. Oh, I forgot, his name was Obama 🙁

        • nocbsfan

          Hi Shirley, Pelosi really is a nut, you read some of the things she says and does , makes one think of Yogy Berra, and wonder if he wasn’t her kindergarten teacher

          • Shirley Dentler

            Let’s not insult Yogy!!! :))

          • nocbsfan

            Oh! You are so, so right. I definitely apologize. I can’t also say Brooklyn Dodgers, because those fruitcakes went to LA You can tell I am a real baseball fan, If memory serves me right it was the New York Yankees. But gee whats the difference.

  • Reasoned thinker

    Daniel Gray — I absolutely LOVE your comments. . . . particularly the part about “. . . the GOP can be just as dirty, and you can’t cry . . . We should absolutely go get these b__ tards, and absolutely NAIL these people, who are opposing Trump in such an unethical manner!

  • kassa1

    Shimmers dragon his party right down the drain as the left all the way to City Hall follows this lunatic right to the septic tank. The Democrat party a party of lies and deceit misinformation disinformation fixing elections, and squandering away the American people’s money and always always hiding behind humanism to shield their evil agenda !

  • Freedomlover

    They made a threat in order to make a deal. And that deal is to push Republican to eliminate the rule nuclear option for the next one (60 votes). If the Republicans are stupid enough to agree, then from now on they will win forever in OBSTRUCTING ALL ANY KIND OF WORK THE REP. SENT TO THE SENATE!!!!!!!!!
    People should tell Republican: NO DEAL! Otherwise they will become puppets

  • lordhoff

    They made a severe mistake with Bork; opened a can of worms that burned them repeatedly plus it made the Democrat Party look even more stupid. Guess they have a learning disability.

  • just care

    The Webster’s 2030 edition:
    Liberal ; definition
    Archaic, old, of the past.
    A former branch of a political party that became extinct when all of it’s members became insane.
    Liberal; a term used to refer to someone with a mental illness.
    Example: He is in an institution for he became liberal.

    • Bruce O’Ryan

      lol…

  • Brent

    I cant count the number of times I laughed reading this piece.

  • kev

    You know its really sad when you have had democrats years ago who liked gorsuch and now despise him- it’s because Trump wants him in- so the Left gets their panties soiled because trump wants him in- its an affront to Trump not logicalness- so what do you have- well i’ll tell you- We have a bunch of democrats who are scrambling to dismantle trump but he will be in for 8 years..I’ll bet you he will …odds are he will after 8 years and the revolutionary changes he will enthrall the USA with- will be missed.

    • Mike

      they are not doing anything the republicans didn’t do while Obama was president.

  • nocbsfan

    When politicalboners like Peelosi and Shumer run around trying to show everyone how big and powerful they are, everything they are doing is pathetic, There is absolutely no reason to stop the appointment of this SCOTUS Judge. Like schoolyard bullies yelling “I am bigger than anyone” Sit on ding dings it will happen anyway.

  • Philomena

    Very Stupid.

  • Bill Harrison

    The 60 vote rule was adopted by Democrats lead by Schumer. The Demwits changed it for most votes. So let’s change to for all vote as it was for two hundred plus years. Democrats lose.

    • Mike

      no the 60 vote rule has been around for decades. the only change was it used to be 2/3rds needed and it was changed in the mid 20th century to 60 votes.

  • ernst

    I think the filibuster is a GREAT idea. It will cost the Democrats tremendous credibility to so strongly contest this previously uncontested candidate, and with the Harry Reid precedent of the “nuclear option,” this option can easily be extended making the next nomination much easier. GREAT idea.

    • Mike

      merrick garland was uncontested as well. I don’t agree with the democrats on this decision but I don’t completely blame them either as the true cause of this nonsense are the republicans who played partisan politics with the supreme court for almost a year.

      • ernst

        Americans voted and elected President Trump. Elections have consequences. Keep in mind is was Joe Biden (D-Del) as a Senator who recommended this hold-up of a nomination until after an incipient election.

        • Mike

          elections do have consequences. that is the point. Obama won a four year term not a three year term and Garland should have been confirmed. Biden did make that suggestion but he never followed through on it. in fact democrats helped confirmed justice Kennedy in the last year of Reagan’s term.

          • ernst

            Election of Senators also have consequences. In this case one of the consequences was Gorsuch instead of Garland. If the Senate was majority Democrat instead of Republican… But it is not!

  • Cowboy haber

    This guy is a good human being that is honest and fair. Something the democrats are not. I used to be a democrat but they have proven that they are completely lost. The greed and hypocrisy has risen to incredible heights. They have created a country that feels like they should be given something. John F. Kennedy would not recognize the Democratic Party as it stands.

    • Pat Prybil

      Amen to that. Our family use to be Democrats also, until Richard Daly, mayor of Chicago,and all the other corrupt Democrats, opened our eye’s to what we as a family couldn’t support.

  • tom london

    This man is too conservative to be a judge he needs to be vetoed and send back to a lower court. Adios to him

  • tom london

    We need to judge who is liberal regarding abortion rights. Gay rights. Transgendered rights. Women and minority rights and rule against religious Hippocrates to discrimate with their hatred against minority’s groups. Also a judge who favors non criminal undocumented immigrants to stay in this country

  • Pat Prybil

    Many of these Democrat Senators had high praise for Neil Gorsuch when he was nominated to district court. Nothing has changed with the man, just their politics, because Merrick didn’t go forward as their Supreme Court pick. It wasn’t theirs to make in an election year, and they can back pedal all they want, but they know it’s true. Scalia was Conservative Supreme Court Justice that the Democrats were hoping to replace with a Liberal one,it won’t happen. The Senate will use the Nuclear Option. Thank you Harry Reid !!!

  • Dan McGrew

    The filibuster is a legitimate Senate action, well within the Constitution and long-established Senate rules.
    On the other hand, the unconstitutional, absolute Republican blockade of Judge Garland Merrick for one year violated the Constitution in multiple ways.
    Of course, the Dixiecrat/GOP, Tea Party GOP and just plain Republican Senators do not care about their own corruption, or their refusal to meet with Judge Merrick, or their refusal to conduct the open, fair hearing for that nominee as required in the Constitution.

  • jackrabbit321

    I want to see Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. If they actually have a vote the three Dems whose states were won by Trump could vote to approve Gorsuch which would give them cover for their 2018 re-election bid knowing that it would fall short. That would remove a key issue from each of the Republican challengers for their Senate seats. Whether or not it is a smart move for the Democratic Party as a whole I don’t know. I certainly would like to see them lose another ten seats along with a few RINO’s going down to a more conservative candidate.

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    There is no limit to the stupidity of a liberal.

  • Rick Goodman

    It would be about as smart as the never ending filibuster of all federal judges Obama appointed, and an only fair retaliation for stealing Merrit Gardner’s seat. We do not need another Justice on the Court who sees corporations as more important than citizens.

  • Dr. Mike Reeder

    GO ahead and let the DIMS try to filibuster. The right has way enough support to install him anyway. That’s what happens after 8 years of a liberal dog in the White House AND a complicit administration. Now, it’s the RIGHTS turn. The Dims will just look very bad and they will accomplish nothing.

  • Sueja

    Another example of the democrats not caring for the country but caring only about themselves. They need to start working to fix healthcare and to bring back jobs. The people have spoken but they are deaf

  • Louie Rey

    ANYTHING associated with Democrats is stupid. Why should this be any different? He’s going to get confirmed no matter what so this exercise is just another example of these petulant children, oops, I mean liberals still lamenting the outcome of this past general election. As pathetic as this is it’s something that’s going to continue for the ENTIRETY of Trump’s presidency. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    • jimmy vincent

      the democrat liberals, don;t realize, that america, is not a communist
      country. liberalisim-socialisim-communisum.
      jimmy vincent

  • Ed Roberts

    I keep writing Mid Terms are coming in 2018 one would think after Nov 8 2017 the Democrats would wise up this kind of thinking is why Trump Won voter were fed up,and you see they are still thinking like they going to win,and in Mid Term how many more seats will they lose, and another story to look at there is a Muslim Doctor running for the next governorship in Michigan as a Democratic slot if he wins that will be a bad blow I hope enough voters shut him down.

  • tom london

    Your on the wrong website. Get lost or shut up. Your ignorant and gross

  • SteamChooChoo

    ” lecherous, grabbing playboy adulterer”. You must talking about hillary’s husband. But that’s no problem for you.