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Trump Supreme Court Nomination Falls Apart In Record Time As Democrats Plan Filibuster

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posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:40 PM
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Most Democrats have not come flatly out and opposed Gorsuch, but Senators like Bernie Sanders and Al Franken have released statements raising concerns. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Scumer has all but confirmed that Democrats are going to filibuster Trump’s nominee.

In less than two hours, Democrats have put the most serious threat of a Supreme Court filibuster in more than forty years. Senate Democrats should be able to get the 41 votes that they will need to force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to make a choice that he does not want to make.

Trump Supreme Court Nomination Falls Apart In Record Time As Democrats Line Up For Filibuster


It looks like Trump's Supreme Court nomination may be a moot point. Republicans have the power to appoint Gorsuch if they want to badly enough.

The question is whether doing that will come at too high of a price. The article linked to below is a must-read in my opinion.

Supreme Court fight could forever change nature of the Senate

I assume most Trump supporters would want Republicans to change the rules in the Senate in order to have Gorsuch appointed. That's obviously a two-edged sword.




posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:45 PM
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DNC wasted no time either.

Democrats Say Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination ‘Raises Very Serious Questions’

Can't wait for all the coming stupid and dumb tactics Democrats will be using.

The comments from the highly elected will be deluxe.




edit on Jan-31-2017 by xuenchen because: bushelsofdemocrats



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:45 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

Use the nuclear option rule that THEY had no problem using recently.

Democrats trigger ‘nuclear’ option; eliminate most filibusters on nominees

www.washingtonpost.com... fe8-52b6-11e3-9fe0-fd2ca728e67c_story.html?utm_term=.1bf906c948a8




Democrats used a rare parliamentary move to change the rules so that federal judicial nominees and executive-office appointments can advance to confirmation votes by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been the standard for nearly four decades.

The immediate rationale for the move was to allow the confirmation of three picks by President Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit — the most recent examples of what Democrats have long considered unreasonably partisan obstruction by Republicans.

In the long term, the rule change represents a substantial power shift in a chamber that for more than two centuries has prided itself on affording more rights to the minority party than any other legislative body in the world. Now, a president whose party holds the majority in the Senate is virtually assured of having his nominees approved, with far less opportunity for political obstruction.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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Don't Republicans have overwhelming majority of the Senate?



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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originally posted by: muSSang
Don't Republicans have overwhelming majority of the Senate?


They only need 51 thanks to the Democrats implementing it a few years ago.... LOL



Turnabout is fair play.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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Simply postponing the inevitable.

They can't even save face, no shame.


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posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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Wouldn't it be ironic just to use the simple majority or "popular vote" to win the nomination?



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:52 PM
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Nuke those anti-American Senators.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Wouldn't it be ironic just to use the simple majority or "popular vote" to win the nomination?





posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:54 PM
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Oh goodie.. another thread on this subject. Copy/paste time.

As I posted 40 minutes ago in another thread.. Democrats are considering whether or not they want to exhaust their credibility by protesting Gorsuch, or wait until Ginsburg, or another Liberal justice, retires or dies.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:55 PM
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originally posted by: Profusion

That's obviously a two-edged sword.


You mean the same sword the democrats already used? How quickly they forget all the shenanigans they used over the last 8 years. All coming back to bite them now.


The immediate rationale for the move was to allow the confirmation of three picks by President Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Wouldn't it be ironic just to use the simple majority or "popular vote" to win the nomination?


"We were the Majority !"





posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:58 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker

originally posted by: muSSang
Don't Republicans have overwhelming majority of the Senate?


They only need 51 thanks to the Democrats implementing it a few years ago.... LOL



Turnabout is fair play.


I remember that! In 2012, Harry Reid invented the Nuclear Option to stop the GOP minority from filibustering. He fell into a car's running windshield-wiper (or something like that) the next day, LOL.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: JinMI




They can't even save face, no shame.
You can safely bet that the MSM will spin this one and probably get a few more miles out of sensationalized protesters though .



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 10:03 PM
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Trump could nominate Elizabeth Warren to the Supreme Court and the Democrats would find some reason to be against her.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 10:05 PM
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From what I understand, Democrats really only have two options. Filibuster this one and force the Republicans to go the nuclear option, which would then jeopardize the next seat by setting the precedent at 51 votes instead of the current standard of 60.... Or they can go ahead and confirm Gorsuch in the hope that Justice Anthony Kennedy eventually retires and they can swing that seat in their favor...

Right now the SC is 4-4 in terms of left/right... Gorsuch would push them 4-5(right)... but if Kennedy retires that would allow Dems to potentially swing it 5-4(left)...

I couldn't gather from Nancy Pelosi's rambling what they actually plan on doing... she said they were going to ask "tough questions" and yada-yada, but didn't really say whether the Democratic party was planning on confirming or not...

I think I got that right....my head hurts from all the politics...

A2D

Edit to add: I really don't see the Dems even bothering to contest this....
edit on 31-1-2017 by Agree2Disagree because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: Profusion

Use the nuclear option rule that THEY had no problem using recently.

Democrats trigger ‘nuclear’ option; eliminate most filibusters on nominees

www.washingtonpost.com... fe8-52b6-11e3-9fe0-fd2ca728e67c_story.html?utm_term=.1bf906c948a8




Democrats used a rare parliamentary move to change the rules so that federal judicial nominees and executive-office appointments can advance to confirmation votes by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been the standard for nearly four decades.

The immediate rationale for the move was to allow the confirmation of three picks by President Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit — the most recent examples of what Democrats have long considered unreasonably partisan obstruction by Republicans.

In the long term, the rule change represents a substantial power shift in a chamber that for more than two centuries has prided itself on affording more rights to the minority party than any other legislative body in the world. Now, a president whose party holds the majority in the Senate is virtually assured of having his nominees approved, with far less opportunity for political obstruction.



there is NOTHING the dems can do

trumps coatails beat them down

executive
legislative
and a generation of judicial (buh bye notorious rbg)

trumps legacy will long long outlive him

thank you hillary
thank you dnc
thank you podesta
thank you nbc
your complete and utter corruption gave us this wonderful gift



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

No hearing before the senate yet and they already plan to filibuster. Do they honestly think they are doing anything that will stop a conservative becoming a Supreme?

Go back to the way it was, as simple majority...Reed set the standard of how easy it was to change.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 10:12 PM
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I watch that one, today, Democrats really had lost their place in our nation, they are not doing what they doing because they don't like the choices, but because they don't like Trump.

While is expected what is different is vicious, silly and childlike way they do it.

Democrats are truly a dying breed and they know it.



posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 10:15 PM
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originally posted by: marg6043
Democrats really had lost their place in our nation, they are not doing what they doing because they don't like the choices, but because they don't like Trump.



He's right wing Fundamental Religious.

Its about him. Not Trump.



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