Senate showdown over Judge Gorsuch nomination


Kibuki BS is right.

Now it comes down to the nuclear option. These guys are right. Force the nuclear option and lose two other possibilities if two who are at the age of retirement leave. Save the nuclear option and gain a possiblity of at least the next one.


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14 Responses to Senate showdown over Judge Gorsuch nomination

  1. SafeSpace says:

    Two good things about going nuclear. First, we get Gorsuch. Second, the option does not expire after this vote; it stays in place until such time as the Senate leader withdraws it. That gives Trump nearly carte blanche when it comes tome to replace Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg, or one of the other Fossils-In-Black currently populating the bench.

  2. Uriel says:

    True but then when it IS withdrawn it should be with the notation that both sections of nuclear option can no longer be employed. That or should the Democrat Party fracture and go away or the Republican Party split at least we start with a clean slate.

  3. clyde says:

    Nuke him in. The dimocrats will NEVER find ANY Trump nominees they will support.

    • Uriel says:

      I agree. I believe had Trump nominated the guy from Obama they STILL would have found fault. Because they would have said He nominated.

  4. vonMesser says:

    Nuke ’em ’till they glow.
    Then shoot ’em in the dark.

  5. Popular Front says:

    I don’t ‘get’ this situation so please indulge me folks. The GOP wants to nominate and endorse Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. OK I can see that but the Democrats don’t want him, yes? And they’re raising all kinds of obstructive arguments against his appointment, yes? But the GOP has the Senate numbers don’t they? So why don’t they just tell the Pelosi crowd to STFU? Does Gorsuch’s nomination have to have bipartisan support? It all seems very confusing to this Aussie.

    • Hardnox says:

      It’s all kabuki theater PF. The Dims all know they can’t win this. They don’t have the votes. The assholes are pandering to their idiot base and never mind them doing their duly elected jobs. For the left it’s about party loyalty first and always and screw the people.

      There are set procedures in the Senate that must be played out first. Then McConnell will tell the Left to STFU. The problem here in the USA is that the Republicans pander to the media in the hopes they will get a favorable review (which never happens). The Left owns our media.

      This charade is about the 2018 elections in the hopes they will gain seats. It’s also a tactic to slow down the Trump train. Both efforts will result in the Left looking more and more like the morons they are. The Left has lost over 2000 seats nationally since Batears was elected. That trend will continue as the left continue their adolescent whining.

      • SafeSpace says:

        Excellent, accurate summary, ‘Nox. Thank you.

        • Hardnox says:

          My pleasure. 🙂

          Like all of us, I am so wanting for adults in charge for a change. My only consolation is that we are not alone in this idiocy. It’s everywhere in the free world…. and everyone is sick of it. A purge is coming. I can feel it.

          • Uriel says:

            I do too. All across the world is a powder keg waiting for just the right match

            • Popular Front says:

              OK thanks folks I think I’ve got it. I’ll keep watching the situation. It sounds like obstructionist bullshit though, along the same lines as those judges trying to block the President’s immigration policies. Meddling where they have no jurisdiction as I see it.

  6. Uriel says:

    Hey Popular – here is just my opinion and also an explanation of congress:

    Remember the tales of the gods of Mt. Olympus? There were many who abided uneasily in the palace. They played games of chess but in the version I heard it was with people not pieces of marble. Each one believed themselves all powerful and on a limited basis helped in a common cause. But ultimately they destroyed themselves in an all out bid for king of the hill.

    I think this is what is happening now across the world. All of the secret society are working toward a common goal of one world dominance. How they get there and who wins is the problem because inevitably and always the “lesser” mortal slaves loose.

    They should have taken a lessen from the sci-fi flicks that all movement such as theirs never ends well and ultimately with the total destruction of everything and everyone including those that think they are in control.

    As to the “nuclear” well as we know in every country the top dog always wants to be surrounded by those that spread his view. In 2009, Obama was on a tsunami and believed his own hype. By 2012 he Should have lost. But here is the thing – NWO was his opponent and should have won the race. Enter Obama’s backers who used wealth, fear and death even better so he won. At the time the rule was a majority number of 60 votes were needed for all confirmations but RINOS (NWO) were pissed and the Repubs declared they would filibuster ever single confirmation.

    To stop that and confirm O’S Muslim choices quickly, something had to be done so Reid (-remember his black and almost destroyed eye?) was told to fix the problem. So he changed the vote to 50 for confirmation on all but Supreme Court and the day was saved for Obama’s plans. He left the Supreme Court at 60, arrogantly believing the Dems would influence all things as always. And actually they did for 2 liberal Supremes after .Republicans should have had their big boy pants on the day Obama took office in and a lot of this crap might have been averted. (and of course Liberals conveniently forget because they were hoping to sneak a third in to completely change the laws of this country.)

    Karma bites!

    The problem is this change came to be the genie in the bottle who refused to be put back. The only choice now is for Republicans to change the last half of that rule to be 51 votes for Supreme if they hope to get ANY of three possible retirements during the next four to six years to realign with the words of the constitution rather than the political winds of the time. THIS is absolutely critical if we hope to continue as a republic.