Skip to comments.Senate Republicans deploy ‘nuclear option’ after Gorsuch filibuster
Posted on 04/06/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT by servo1969
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Or, this is what he is doing,.... right now. Let’s see if he invokes Rule 19. This shows up the utterly EMPTY arguments of Schumer, Warren, Durbin and the rest of them for meaningless trashing of a fine qualified candidate.
BTW it is the affirmation of QUALIFICATION for the SCOTUS that the Senate is Constitutionally remanded to perform, and this has transmogrified to politically defined “qualifications” as defined by Originalists vs., in the case of liberal dems— whether the candidate will legislate for THEIR agenda from the SCOTUS bench.
Let the RBG deathwatch commence. We won’t even need a debate when she croaks. Epic fail by the dems and I love it.
“Its time for the filibuster to go in any event.”
The REPUBLICANS never used the filibuster against any SC nominee put forth by a Democrat anyway!
Start PACKING the court while you can. BE RUTHLESS and unapologetic.
IF/WHEN the Dems are in power they will be ruthless. That is a fact.
McConnell is finally doing something useful.
Now do the same for the next Trump nominee.
the nuke option was done to prepare for the next 3 judges
Yes and the dims are idiots for forcing it to happen today and not on the next pick.
My mind pictures President Trump having one foot squarely on the Turtles saggy sack and whispering “Mitch, DON’T make me use both feet” as sweat pours off the Post Turtle.
A beautiful thought actually.
so... it’s only nuclear when Republicans do it?
Tony, poke Ruth with a stick and see if she is still alive...
The RATs are going to be sore for a while after having a nuke shoved
up where the Sun don’t shine.
Good! ‘Bout time he got a backbone!
Get ‘er done!
The vote is 52 to 48. The Nuclear option and Reid Rule is now official.
Hatch announced it in the Senate.
The US Senate is no longer the voice of the sovereign states. Republicans control 31 state legislatures but have to tolerate punks like Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid.
We need to repeal the 17th Amendment and re-double the 10th Amendment.
You are so right. If he called them the Left, that is very big. Words do matter, and the Pubs have been neutered forever.
About darn time the Republicans grow a pair!! Suck it Dems..you did it first, so karma is a b*tch
“I know this is an indelicate thing to say, but I find photos of nuclear explosions hauntingly beautiful and fascinating.”
You ain’t the only one.
I remember back in the days of black and white tv a station did a show about nuclear testing.
The narrator said something about the US testing the largest nuclear weapon ever and the screen was filled with the image of a nuclear explosion.
My great uncle was sitting across the room but I heard him whisper “the hand of God”.
I have been fascinated by images of nuclear explosions ever since then.
Now Republicans have no excuse for not appointing someone like Scalia the next time that there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court.
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