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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Senate Democrats plan to boycott Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's Judiciary Committee vote Thursday in an act of protest, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday.

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Good. I hope Barrett recognizes it as the insult to her that it is intended to be. Don't worry though, when the Dems win the Presidency and the Senate she will be irrelevant as a Justice. And I think the additional Justices the Dems will add should all be her age or younger so they will be there forever and any of the other Dem Justices who are older should resign to allow more younger Dems to be added to the court.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-22 09:16 AM | Reply

"Republicans broke the promises they made and rules they created when they blocked Merrick Garland's nomination for eight months under President Obama," Schumer said. "Now, Republicans have moved at breakneck speed to jam through this nominee, ignoring her troubling record and unprecedented evasions, and breaking longstanding committee rules to set tomorrow's vote."

Comments like this piss me off.

Leading Democrats come off as Charlie Brown consistently and easily being fooled by Lucy with the football.

How about this Chuck?......stop trusting those ------------- and stop being a naive --------.

Comments like that illustrate the Democratic party is being run by a bunch of absolute morons.

#2 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-22 09:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Leading Democrats come off as Charlie Brown consistently and easily being fooled by Lucy with the football."

You pretend that the Democrats trusted McConnell, that is naive on your part. They didn't trust McConnell, they were just powerless to prevent him from doing the dastardly things he did and is doing now. The Democrats lost elections and allowed that piece of filth to become the Majority Leader, that was their crime, losing elections. Don't kid yourself, The Democrats in the Senate have absolutely not respect for McConnell nor do I.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-22 10:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Boycotting this vote accomplished nothing.

#4 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-10-22 10:37 AM | Reply

Being there would accomplish nothing.

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-22 10:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Childish as usual

#6 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-10-22 11:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Re: #6

Hypocrite

#7 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-10-22 11:11 AM | Reply

Childish as usual

#6 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

Not showing up to make a pointless vote in order to make that point clear is "childish".

Ummm ok.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-22 11:12 AM | Reply

There was indeed a point. The Republicans' own rule dictates that a quorum isn't present unless at least two Democrats attend any meeting.

Republicans - yet again - violated their own rules for the sake of naked politics, further delegitimizing the already rancid process.

That is the point, their complete disregard for rules and standards - especially their own - when they conflict with the GOP's immediate political agenda.

#9 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-22 11:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"Leading Democrats come off as Charlie Brown consistently and easily being fooled by Lucy with the football."
You pretend that the Democrats trusted McConnell, that is naive on your part. They didn't trust McConnell, they were just powerless to prevent him from doing the dastardly things he did and is doing now. The Democrats lost elections and allowed that piece of filth to become the Majority Leader, that was their crime, losing elections. Don't kid yourself, The Democrats in the Senate have absolutely not respect for McConnell nor do I.

#3 | POSTED BY DANNI

They could have done a lot more to fight McConnell. But they roll over and take it. Look at Feinstein for instance.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-10-22 11:26 AM | Reply

#9 | Posted by tonyroma

Question - if they don't follow the rules established for operating the Senate without actually changing them - does that make the vote illegitimate?

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-10-22 12:06 PM | Reply

Both sides are showing their visible hypocrisy but neither side will actually accept it. Both sides then point the finger at each other. This isn't news. This is status quo.

#12 | Posted by humtake at 2020-10-22 12:07 PM | Reply

"b0Th SiDEz!!1!" give me a break. The Dems do one thing, then the Republicans quadruple down and point the finger at the Dems.

#13 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-10-22 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Question - if they don't follow the rules established for operating the Senate without actually changing them - does that make the vote illegitimate?

A distinction that doesn't make a difference. As I understand it, the Democrats can appeal to the Senate parliamentarian, but even if they receive a ruling in their favor, Mitch McConnell can simply hold a majority vote and override that decision.

In fact, even if the committee voted down the nominee, the Majority Leader is still able to bring the nomination to the Senate floor for a vote.

So I guess the answer is that 'yes' today's vote was 'illegitimate,' as it violated the Senate's own committee rules. But that illegitimacy means absolutely zero in regards to being an impediment for elevating ACB to the Supreme Court.

#14 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-22 12:34 PM | Reply

"They could have done a lot more to fight McConnell. But they roll over and take it. Look at Feinstein for instance."

OK, tell me what they could have done.

"Both sides are showing their visible hypocrisy but neither side will actually accept it. Both sides then point the finger at each other. This isn't news. This is status quo."

HUMTAKE with his "both sides are the same" nonsense right on time.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-22 12:34 PM | Reply

"You pretend that the Democrats trusted McConnell, that is naive on your part."

I don't doubt that's true but then why cast yourself as the victim of mean, untrustworthy republicans?

If Schumer didn't trust McConnel then why does he claim he does?

The leadership in the democratic party needs to grow a sack and stop pretending their constituents need them to play nice.

---- nice. WIN!

Danni, that comment from Schumer should piss you off more than it does me.

If you (Schumer) want to be a leader then ------- lead!

Do football coaches get a pass for losing games because they blame the loss on getting fooled all day on the field?

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-22 12:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Goodbye Mitch McConnell As Democrats Now Favored To Win Senate"

"The Cook Political Report for the first time found that Democrats are favored to win the Senate and remove Mitch McConnell from power.

Via Jessica Taylor at The Cook Political Report:

In speaking with several Republican sources over the past few days, they concede that losing just two net seats is the very best they can probably hope for " still leaving the GOP with a 51-49 advantage and one short of flipping control even if Joe Biden wins the White House. But most put the range closer to three to seven seats on the highest end, with the median agreement being perhaps a 51-49 Democratic majority that wouldn't even need a Vice President Kamala Harris to break ties."

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#17 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-22 12:40 PM | Reply

As far as I'm concerned, should the Democrats be fortunate enough to sweep all three elected branches of government, I'd like to see the entire Democratic contingent - but especially the Senate - immediately begin to operate under the ethos of the old WWE wrestling team called D-Generation X and then henceforth adopt the group's infamous reply to any and all foes who dared stand in their path.

Wonder how Chucky S looks in wrestling tights?

#18 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-22 12:43 PM | Reply

Who posted this story? Wasn't me. My account must be hacked.

#19 | Posted by willowby at 2020-10-22 09:41 PM | Reply

Childish as usual

#6 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

No more than McConnell's actions for Garland.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-23 09:26 AM | Reply

Who posted this story? Wasn't me. My account must be hacked.

#19 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY

Finally coming out of that post-bender haze?

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-23 09:30 AM | Reply

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