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It’s Time For Outrageous Obstruction Against Gorsuch

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This article originally appeared in USA Today.

It’s time for the sweet resistance we’re seeing in the streets to start showing up in the U.S. Senate.

Democrats in the chamber have the votes to hold up exactly one major appointment from President Trump without any Republican help. And they should fight Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court with every vote they’ve got — even if it means ending the ability to filibuster any high-court nominations in the future.

They have no other choice.

This is an appointment by the biggest popular vote loser of the modern era to fill a stolen seat. Pretending this is just Senate business as usual would pat the Republican Party on the head for pulling off the heist of the century, and it would give Trump a thumbs up for his first-week “shock and awe” campaign of executive orders designed to roll back immigration, the Affordable Care Act, and voting rights.

It would also show that the elected left has learned nothing in the past eight years.

President Obama was the first candidate since President Eisenhower to win 51 percent of the popular vote twice. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s cynical decision to deny Obama the right to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat was mustache-twirlingly brilliant.

This scheme helped casino mogul Trump win a larger share of the white evangelical vote than any Republican nominee since 2004 — despite his three marriages, obvious unfamiliarity with the Bible, and tape-recorded boasts about how his fame was all the consent he needed to grope women’s private parts. With “Mr. Evangelical” Mike Pence on the ticket as a walking reminder of the Supreme Court vacancy, the right seized on the chance to maintain their narrow majority and expand upon it.

Yes, blocking Gorsuch would likely be just a symbolic gesture, given that his bona fides as a fairly typical right-wing jurist will likely see him confirmed, possibly with even a few Democratic votes.

So is it worth losing the filibuster, with its supermajority requirement, over him? After all, three of the five justices who keep Roe v. Wade alive are about a decade older than the Golden Girls during their last season on NBC. And if the vacancy helped Trump win, wouldn’t it be a bad idea to focus on this, given that nine of the 10 swing state Senate elections in 2018 take place in states Trump won?

Now you’re thinking like a Democrat.

Taking the high road, expecting that the flames shooting off Republicans’ burning bridges would finally catch up with them, is how we ended up in this mess that cost America its best hope of a progressive Supreme Court in more than 40 years. Face it: All forms of the filibuster are dead as soon as either party needs them to be.

Republicans clearly understood the stakes of the 2016 election. Now the rest of America is starting to get it, possibly because things such as travel bans and the prospect of millions losing insurance have to be experienced to be believed.

Roe v. Wade is an extraordinarily popular ruling. It’s almost as popular as Trump and Pence put together, with seven out of 10 Americans backing it in a recent Quinnipiac poll. And the institution that best reflects the physical incarnation of that decision — Planned Parenthood — is nearly as popular. Those who support continuing funding the reproductive health care non-profit outnumber those who don’t, 2-to-1.

Even if Democrats sat out  2018, the midterm elections will largely be about these two issues for the right, as they have been for at least a decade. So let’s stop shying away from a fight we can win.

The GOP has set norms afire to inflict minority rule on the nation and enable Trump’s blistering overreach. The Gorsuch filibuster has to be just the beginning of the effort to finally battle the Republican fire with the fire these crises warrant.

Democrats need to do everything they can to stop Trump’s agenda, and their best tools for that are the courts — and the Senate, which has tools of obstruction that Democrats have not begun to explore. Staring down Trump in the Senate over and over would focus the nation on Capitol Hill and reflect the extraordinary angst that’s got millions marching in less than two weeks of Trump rule.

Republicans have spent decades weaponizing the Supreme Court as a political tool and are on the brink of a payoff that Trump’s creditors never could have imagined. But they also did something dangerous: They proved there is no price for creative obstruction.

Democrats need to understand they have the people on their side. And to keep them there, they have to be willing to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous obstruction. Our democracy depends on it.

IMAGE: Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch meets with Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts



  1. dbtheonly February 3, 2017

    I read that Newsweek article too.

    The arguments certainly are appealing, but I’m not convinced that a RWMO blasting “Democratic Obstructionism” 24/7 won’t have negative consequences. As the trolls point out, we’re not exactly in the majority.

    1. RED February 3, 2017

      Db, you do get that the followers of right wing media organizations are gone, they cannot be helped? They already believe that the word liberal identifies some kind of evil, communist, Satan inspired hordes coming to take their guns. Forget those morons, the Con sickness has damaged them too much. Instead focus of the majority of the country & the younger generation and let’s get a political party that offers them something. I get so sick of the right pretending that the government isn’t supposed to do things for people while they want the government to give them stuff and demand more and more corporate welfare and government intervention every day. Well, first I can assure you that had Bernie been allowed to win the Democratic Primary we would have a far better country and a true President. And I can assure that if you want the country back, it’s time to first get in the streets and break the grip of the oligarchs have, they have us by the throat. Second it’s time to have a political party that isn’t afraid to offend the donors and tell them to piss off, we work for the people. And then get to work reclaiming the wealth that has been stolen from us. It has been stolen, there’s no other realistic honest way to describe it. It wasn’t hard work, it wasn’t being smart or clever or inventive, these are qualities that do not describe the 1%. What does describe that group is lying manipulative deceitful immoral thieves who have turned our government against us and used it as a method for lining their own pockets. And they’re setting up to try to pull off their greatest hustle so far. Only this time, I expect, there will be backlash, revolution, & likely violence. But these are people who’s greed knows no limits so it’s like a disease and they can’t help themselves.

    2. dpaano February 3, 2017

      Actually, db, we are, and because we are in the majority, we need to gather together all our resources, etc., and fight everything that 45 and his corporate cronies do! We can allow NOTHING to be done easily by this group of billionaires!!! We need to get behind the DNC and make sure they elect a chairman that can work with the youth of this nation and the millennials and speak their language! Once we reconstruct the Democratic party, we then have to find viable candidates along the same lines! Our current list of candidates, although good (Biden, Warren, etc.), they have nothing to say to the younger generation or the millennials….we need people like Javiar Castro (or his brother). Both of these men are great speakers, have great ideas, and best of all, are Democrats with the cache of being able to talk to the Democrats of today!! Once we do all this, we can hope for a new Democratic party in the near future!

      1. dbtheonly February 3, 2017

        I disagree that people like Joe Biden or Liz Warren have nothing to say to the younger generation. I disagree that there are any issues that uniquely are “young issues”. Issues like environmental protection, health care, fair elections, and Wall Street Regulation, are not issues only of concern to the young or old. They impact each and every one of us.

        The Democratic Party is not, and should not, be a cult of personality. It was one of my complaints about President Obama that he made things about himself and not about us as a team. Let the Republicans have their reality TV “Star”. Democrats don’t have to play “Keeping Up With the Bidens”.

        I’m still fairly happy with the Old Democratic Party. What we need is to reach out to everyone harmed by Trumpism and insure we get them to vote. I’m in favor of the Democratic Party assisting anyone in need of assistance in complying with ‘Voter ID” laws, financially, or otherwise. We need to reach out by all those affected by Christian Sharia Law.

        It’s just not the national level. We need to compete and win at all levels of government.

        1. dpaano February 6, 2017

          I have absolutely NOTHING against Biden or Warren….both would be extremely good candidates against 45. However, millennials and the younger generation think differently than we do in many ways, and we have to learn their language so that we can make sure they vote for our candidate. We can’t assume that the “old school” democrats can reach them….we have to make sure. The outcome is detrimental!

          1. dbtheonly February 6, 2017

            I disagree that there is anything unique to Millennial, under 30, voters. Their hopes and aspirations are the same as older voters.

          2. dpaano February 8, 2017

            Yes, and there was an article recently that I read in The Week Magazine that stated that Millennials AND the younger generation are looking more and more towards the Boomers for advice and answers to their questions. But, we need politicians that can respond to them in a way that they can understand and KNOW that they are being heard. That’s what I was trying to say.

    3. idamag February 3, 2017

      We are in the majority.

      1. dbtheonly February 3, 2017

        Keep telling yourself that.

        Senate 52-48
        House of Representatives 241-194
        Governorships 31-18-1

        I had a lot more to say but Disqus ate it.

        I’ll get to it later.

      2. dpaano February 8, 2017

        We ARE the majority!

  2. Brady February 3, 2017

    If the people are on their side, why did they loose, are their supporters paying them to not due their job. Showing up to discuss and vote on things, not run and hide letting the GOP to win.

    1. I of John February 3, 2017

      whats good for the goose…

    2. Eleanore Whitaker February 3, 2017

      They didn’t “loose”…learn to spell. They won. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and nothing you Alt righties say can change that. The very fact that we know 17 Intel agencies have the evidence the Russians rigged an election to help Trump win is your idea of a clean and fair election? What the hell are you no balls men afraid of? That having a woman in the White House just might prove your Neanderthal ACT of pretending you’ve killed T-Rex isn’t true?

      1. Brady February 3, 2017

        I miss spell to insure people like you will read it. HRC won the Ca vote, but Trump is in the white house. How do you know if I have balls or not, better stay in your own bathroom. And the intel agencies your talking was appointed by O. You mean T Rex is still alive?

      2. idamag February 3, 2017

        By Hillary winning the popular vote by such a wide margin, it shows we do not have a Democracy.

    3. greenlantern1 February 3, 2017

      The people lost because they were duped.
      Try that again!!

    4. dpaano February 3, 2017

      Please learn the difference between “loose” and “lose” and how to spell “do” (not “due).

  3. I of John February 3, 2017

    It is time for the dems to have a spine and fight for what they believe in.

    1. Oddworld February 3, 2017

      I agree but I am not so sure the Dems necessarily believe in the same things you do. The Dems stopped fighting for their true ideals once they started making money and got a taste of power. They have become fat, lazy and far too concerned with keeping their cushy positions rather than doing right by their electorate.

      1. dpaano February 6, 2017

        True…a lot of them need to be voted out and replaced with people who are not jaded by corporate money!!! We can hope for this in 2018!

        1. Oddworld February 6, 2017

          In an odd way the right wing has given us the template. The problem not only stems from what I described above, they also
          seem to be out of touch with the one or two messages that would resonate with a much larger base. We already know that
          there are dozens of concerns among the electorate, we also know that the priorities of those concerns vary from person to person which is why we are so divided. However, there is still something that unites us, what it is I do not know but it does exist. The Dems need to discover what it is and use it if they are ever going to win local,state and federal elections again. A
          massive reform of the party may be necessary and is probably the best place to start.

          1. dpaano February 8, 2017

            I think the Democrats need to listen more and talk less….especially when they are campaigning. It’s good to have goals to speak about, but you have to get input from the people you’re talking to in order to HEAR what they are saying and understand their wants and needs. Hillary had great plans and goals, but she failed in how she interacted with her voters. 45 actually listened and then lied to his voters, telling him that he was going to do wonderful things for them. Unfortunately, he was conning them, but they still haven’t figured that out yet!

    1. Eleanore Whitaker February 3, 2017

      And here he is folks…Putin’s best buddy. Hey Godzy…give it up CONman. You are in bed with Putin and you know it. You do know that Putin had that journalist Boris Nemtsov killed don’t you? And you siding with anyone who sides with Russians is just as guilty of being a murderous moron.

      When you have something worthwhile, backed up by proven facts and not TWATZILLA Conway’s lies, let us know.

      1. greenlantern1 February 3, 2017

        Go further!
        Putin gained a lot, from the murder of, Ambassador Stevens!
        His candidate was able to use Benghazi!
        Thanks to Loretta Lynch, and her DOJ, Ahmed Abu Khattala is in custody!
        The charges?
        The murders of Ambassador Stevens and his bodyguards!
        Will Trump’s “justice” department press those murder charges?

        1. Eleanore Whitaker February 3, 2017

          It won’t do Trump any good. He now has the unnecessary death of a Navy Seal on his record for haphazardly sending troops into Yemen. Remember, he no longer takes advice from the Joint Chiefs and has appointed Bannon to the National Security Council to make sure everything goes Trump’s way.

          Most of us here in the NY/NJ Metro area are sitting ducks for the next attack Trump will incite. Many think it will be China. But, we in the Metro area all know it will be ISIS thanks to Trump’s hideous attacks on Muslims. The US has many religions. Trump and Reverend Pence are hellbent on creating a state religion like Russia had.

          1. idamag February 3, 2017

            He is definitely agitating those, in the middle east, who will retaliate. If his followers think he can keep us safe, they are not thinking. Oh, I forgot, his followers are not thinkers. Trumpty dunpty might think closing the airports to Muslim travelers will keep the country safe. However, there are other ways to get into this country as Fred Drumpf found out. The wall isn’t finished yet.

    2. Eleanore Whitaker February 3, 2017

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWEqcEjTlVk His Big MOUTH always open. His fake toupee needs an adjustment. And what the hell billionaire can’t afford to get those YELLOW teeth whitened? Tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!

    3. 788eddie February 3, 2017

      The quote is backwards, you idiot!

    4. I Am Helpy February 3, 2017

      Sorry that you think this is going to end merely with you Nazis crying like infants on TV after getting punched. There’s a historical precedent for what to do when a foreign government imposes autocratic rule on the US.

      1. idamag February 3, 2017

        Oh, the guy with the low forehead and eyes close together, whose qualifications are that he played football in college, is back with his “wisdom.”

  4. Eleanore Whitaker February 3, 2017

    Look, if you step back and view what the Republicans are really after, you see the bigger picture. Ask yourselves, how many of the Koch paid Republicans like Gowdy, Chaffetz, Issa, Ryan, Cotton and formerly, Cantor were placed on the most significant, impactive committees so that Big Business would become government. Is that what government is? Masses and masses of privatization until nothing remains of what the Founding Fathers intended?

    Then, you see that in order to accomplish full government privatization to aid and abet DARK MONEY from billionaires, the Republicans HAD to obstruct anything and everything that would inevitably place WE, the People, on the lowest level of importance. Don’t these billionaires ALL act as if they are superior? Don’t they use their money as a FORCE of governmental power?

    The problem is that in order to KEEP control of the masses and government, the Republicans HAD to ensure that elections resulted in their favor. So, the Republican states annually play their redistricting games and their Electoral College paid electors games. They got their way. They control the House, the Senate and if they get their way, the last and final vestige of governance that remains…the Supreme Court.

    They obstruct and no one does anything to punish these bad little boys. But just let the Dems return fire and out comes the spoiled little boys “victim” card.

    Know that unless the Republican Party is forceably disbanded as it presently exists, the US no longer has a government OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE. It has a government of the CORPORATE PEOPLE, FOR THE CORPORATE PEOPLE, BY THE CORPORATE PEOPLE.

    Are we willing to force another three more generations of children to NEVER know what living in peace is like? Or must we now teach them that ALTERNATE FACTS are LIES?

  5. Eleanore Whitaker February 3, 2017

    First of all, the Republicans will only obstuct any Democratic president who has the oppotunity to appoint a SC justice because the KOCK Brothers are scared silly when that happens a judge like Merrick would have opened the case on DARK MONEY in politics and the government of which the KOCKS are more than guilty.

    Then, there is the HUMP. With over 3500 lawsuits and 151 federal lawsuits, you bet he wants that all erased by a GORSUCKER who always rules in favor of Big MONEY and BIG Business.

    The GORSUCKER ruled in favor of allowing Hobby Lobby to deny the LGBTs of the right to a business that gets LGBT tax dollars that keeps Hobby Lobby in existence.

    GORSUCKER also ruled against the parents of an unarmed teen tazered by a cop in a civil lawsuit.

    But the best fun for the Dems right? Tillerson. He is Secy of State and will now have to either be shown as a traitor for sidling up to Putin with whom Tillerson has had MANY EXXON business deals in the face of Putin’s latest outrageous aggression and murderous bombings in the Ukraine.

    1. dpaano February 3, 2017

      And the best part, Eleanore, is that 45 now has an additional 35+ lawsuits filed against him just during his first two weeks in the White House!!! How many more will be forthcoming…..I can only guess!

  6. FT66 February 3, 2017

    It was the act of god that left this vacancy open. No one forced it to happen. Pres. Obama did his job and appointed someone to be a replacement and republicans rejected his nomation. Where there any sounding reason to do so? I doubt it. We dems can’t stomach this anymore while we are hearing republicans whispering that Trump might appoint more republican justices to replace liberal justices? WHY??? If Pres. Obama was denied to appoint someone to replace Justice Scalia, why should Trump be allowed to do so? I say, It is time to fight teeth and nails up to the bitter end. This is ridiculous.

    1. itsfun February 3, 2017

      The Republicans only used the Biden rule. Also look up what Schumer said about appointing a Supreme Justice in the last year of a Presidents term. The Republicans broke no rules or laws. The Constitution does not put a time frame on giving a hearing to a potential Justice. The nuclear option will be used if necessary. You can thank Harry Reid for that.

      1. InGen12 February 3, 2017

        You do know that the so-called Biden Rule is not a real rule, correct? It was never formally adopted.


        1. itsfun February 3, 2017

          There a lot of unwritten rules in this world.

          1. I Am Helpy February 3, 2017

            For example, the death penalty for treason is barely written down in most countries. And yet, it’s the only appropriate punishment.

      2. greenlantern1 February 3, 2017

        Broke no laws?
        Ever hear of WATERGATE??

        1. Eleanore Whitaker February 3, 2017

          Its can’t hear or see. Most fetal amoeba can’t. The fact remains that the Republican Party and ONLY the Republican Party refused to allow a Democratic president to make a SC appointment. They did it by refusing for the 1st time in US history to even meet with Merrick.

          Do you want to know the real reason why? Because the KOCK brothers already knew Merrick was going to investigate DARK MONEY. So the paid off KOCK trolls in the GOP refused to meet with Merrick. And, Since Gorsucks ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby allowing them to refuse business to LGBTs and anyone not of their religious beliefs, the GOP’s Dense Reverend Pence was more than happy to push for Gorsucks on the SC.

        2. itsfun February 3, 2017

          Ever hear of ancient history

    2. idamag February 3, 2017

      There are so many similarities in what is happening now and what happened in nazi, Germany, if we don’t stand together and speak us we will end up where Germany did.

    3. Oddworld February 3, 2017

      The question is, is the Democratic party ready to give up their pandering to WS
      and finally trust that the people have their backs? Are they finally willing to admit that they need the left instead of treating the left like another fringe group? Your assertion that it’s time to fight tooth and nail to the bitter end is one I agree with but I’m not so sure the current DNC is ready to step out of their comfort zone. Perhaps it’s time for some heavy nudging.

      1. dpaano February 6, 2017

        I’ve sent a very pointed letter to the DNC about the need for them to elect a chairman who can do the job! We need someone who can talk to and understand Millennials and our youth, as well as the rest of the nation. Our young voters nowadays speak a different language that the older Democrats, and we need someone in charge of the DNC who can relate to ALL democrats in the U.S., not just a few. That didn’t get us anywhere in the last election, and we can’t afford this to happen again!

        1. Oddworld February 6, 2017

          You have done a very good thing. Currently, I am employed at a company that has many young people and I enjoy their input.
          I’m 48 so I am the same age as most of their parents but I found it easy to engage with them just by listening. Believe me, they are teaching me as much as I am teaching them. Dpaano, the kids are smarter and wiser than they are given credit for and people like us need to let them know they won’t be abandoned,
          that we believe in them. If you have an opportunity to engage with young people then do it, be the change you want to see happen. Be well my friend.

          1. dpaano February 8, 2017

            Thank you….and, as I said in my previous post, we need to find Democrats that can engage with the younger generation. I read an article this week-end that said that Millennials and the younger generation are listening more and more to the Boomers. If we can get our politicians to say the right things and get these people out to vote, we could change things in 2018!!!

          2. Oddworld February 8, 2017

            Getting the Millennials out to vote isn’t the hard part. Getting older voters to back people with less name recognition and star power is a greater challenge. The party needs an injection of new blood with fresh ideas to re-energize itself. That doesn’t mean that we should abandon things like Social Justice, Social Security, Environmental preservation and other important issues that have been the mainstay of the Democrats but the old approach simply isn’t working. And yes, together
            we can change things in 2018.

          3. dpaano February 9, 2017

            Oddworld…..I soooo agree with you. Have you heard of the Castro brothers from Texas? I think one of them is governor of San Antonio. Anyway, one of them spoke at Hillary’s nomination conference, and he was very, very good. He was young, vibrant, a fantastic speaker, and very intelligent. We need someone like this to take over the Democratic party. Even the boomers in the audience gave him a standing ovation, which is pretty darn good! If you haven’t heard of Julian Castro (not sure what his twin brother’s name is), you might want to Google it. I was VERY impressed with him, and I really think he’s got a good chance of eventually moving up in politics.

          4. Oddworld February 10, 2017

            I was not aware of the Castro brothers but I did Google them.
            They certainly fit most of the criteria of what I’m talking about.
            The candidates don’t necessarily need to be in their low-mid
            forties or younger. In other words, young, middle age, older, it doesn’t matter just as long as they’re energetic, intelligent,
            passionate, and can bring a fresh perspective to the issues. Democrats such as Reid and Pelosi have been doing this for so long that they don’t know anything else and quite frankly have grown stale. It’s time for them to retire instead of continuing to meet every challenge for their seat at the table. The trick is convincing boomers to vote for someone other than the candidate they’ve grown most familiar and comfortable with.

          5. dpaano February 10, 2017

            I’m not sure if you can Google Hillary’s nomination convention (or whatever it was called), but one of the Castro brothers spoke and was very good. I’m sure if you hear him and hear his speech, you’d agree. Both of the brothers (they are twins) are in government and are excellent candidates for the presidency in the very near future. They are both excellent speakers and know what they’re talking about. I think they would resonate well with voters.

          6. Oddworld February 11, 2017

            I never put much stock in speeches though America has had some great orators in it’s short time. Forgive the cliche, but talk is cheap. The reason being is that it doesn’t take much these days to stir the passions of the electorate as this last election has proven. That being said, I trust your judgement regarding this matter. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on these two young men. We’ll talk in the near future, I’m feeling an itch to come back to The Memo more often. See you there:>)

          7. dpaano February 13, 2017

            You bet!! I sometime wish there were a secure way of getting e-mail addresses for some of the posters on this site so we can discuss more often, but I guess that’s difficult. Anyway, I will definitely see you on this site.

  7. itsfun February 3, 2017

    Nuclear option get use to it. Harry Reid let the way for the Republicans.

    1. I Am Helpy February 3, 2017

      OK traitor.

  8. RED February 3, 2017

    Absolutely! This is exactly what a left wing opposition party would do and probably win. And as soon as we get a left wing party in the United States they will! But until then we’re stuck with the corporate funded democrats who have the EXACT same incentives as the Cons to go along with the raping of America.

  9. C K Johnson February 3, 2017

    I think you Democrats should listen because you have resisted the Will of the Legal American people. Now go back and look at how many Political seats you lost the last Four election’s.The Democrats passed everything Obama put before you.Boom 2010 Nancy Pelosi looses Speaker.Then 2012 Harry Reid gets dumped loses Speaker.Bow Wow 2014 Democrats see they have lost Local State and National Seats in 2010,2012,2014. Then the Big Daddy even an outsider Trounced Hillary in 2016 to become the Most Honorable MR President of the United States of America Donald T Trump. How in the world could that happen to the Democrats and their Dictator Style of Governing by Obama. And the Democrats gave up Thousands of Local State and National seats for backing Obama and not listening to We The People.And you are as Stupid today as you were in 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Eleanore Whitaker February 3, 2017

      We didn’t lose them. How do you lose seats when the ONLY states that have gerrymandering and redistricted their voting maps were REPUBLICAN? If you are going to tell me that NY and NJ which are the most densely populated per square mile should have less electoral college votes than TX, you only prove what a bunch of cheaters and liars you Republicans are. Anyone can win an election with Putin’s hackers help. But now, you better hope that the data the Russian hackers stole doesn’t use it against you.

    2. Brady February 3, 2017

      Watch it C K your talking facts and they don’t like that. Mis spell a word or two so you’ll know for sure they read your post.

      1. I Am Helpy February 3, 2017

        Haha yeah the people pointing out you’re an un-American traitor sure do seem to take it seriously.

        We are coming for you.

    3. dpaano February 3, 2017

      It was the WILL of the American people last year when President Obama nominated HIS choice for the Supreme Court early last year (10 months before he left office). His nomination was highjacked by the Republicans in Congress, much against the wishes of the American public. As for 45 (the insidious minority president), he did NOT win the majority of the votes and has come into office with the lowest confidence ratings of any other president before him! So, no, he didn’t TROUNCE Hillary…..he didn’t win fairly! You might be a member of the very few that voted for 45, but you were NOT a member of the majority!!!

      1. idamag February 3, 2017

        They were violating article II of the Constitution of the United States of America.

        1. dpaano February 6, 2017

          I know, but not sure what we can do about it now except to do all that is possible to stop Gorsuch from being nominated! They had a perfectly good candidate with Merrick…even the Republicans liked him….but O’Connell was his usual stubborn idiot!!

      2. C K Johnson February 4, 2017

        I did not lose my vote! I voted for the Most Honorable Donald T Trump. Trump beat Hillary very easy he used the Electoral College.The same way J F Kennedy did to beat Nixon. I did not hear 1 Nimble Mouth say anything about that. Trump And Kennedy were smarter than their opponent.When the Most Honorable MR President Donald T Trump is finished. We 5 real Constitutional Conservative’s 1 Middle of the road and 2 Liberal’s.Roe VS Wade will be history HA HA HA HA HA HA

        1. I Am Helpy February 4, 2017

          You accidentally wrote President Trump instead of Putin, there. Donald Trump is the First Lady’s name.

    4. OverthecliffRepublicans February 3, 2017

      He lost the popular vote by 2.8 million and his % of the vote was lower than Romney’s. Congressional Republicans lost seats in the Senate and the House. He was elected by a minority of the people. Keep the Supreme Court 4-4.

      1. C K Johnson February 4, 2017

        Obama tried to make it 5-3.Since 2008 Democrats have lost thousands of Local State & Federal Political seats.I hope that the Democrats are spewing this same Maggot mouth talk forever.Within 20 years with their Dick Tator style they will be long gone and forgotten.

        1. I Am Helpy February 4, 2017

          This time we’re going to make the entire South into parking lots. Melt down every statue, burn every Confederate traitor flag. For too long you redneck welfare junkies have been sponging off the working states.

          1. C K Johnson February 4, 2017

            You BOYS come on down and we will show you mouths of the North.What a good ass whipping is.I find great pleasure in knowing you fellers up North work so hard.So we don’t have to work because you smart people are freezing in the Winter.Then you have to work in that heat.While we sit around collecting our food credit cards and other subsidies.I figured it up if you really smart ones living up North.I would have to get a job making $65,000.00 to $70,000.00 a year to keep up with my Life Style.A very big thank you for working so hard so I don’t have too.

          2. I Am Helpy February 4, 2017

            OK traitor.

          3. dpaano February 6, 2017

            Helpy, why bother listening or arguing with this individual….apparently, he’s just one of 45’s uninformed, high school diploma holding, totally idiotic voters! It’s a waste of precious time dealing with these people….many of which, I suspect, are Putin-paid trolls!!! I just block them rather than deal with them….if no one responds to them, they might disappear into the hole they came out of!

          4. I Am Helpy February 6, 2017

            I literally don’t even read their posts any more, dpaano.

          5. dpaano February 8, 2017

            Good!!! Maybe if we ignore them, they might go away!!! Doubtful, but we can always hope!

          6. I Am Helpy February 4, 2017

            PS: I see First Lady Trump just folded like damp cardboard on his travel ban.

        2. OverthecliffRepublicans February 4, 2017

          There are 9 seats on the Supreme Court, Cletus. And it’s spelled dictator not dick tator. CK Johnson just another dumb Trumpolini.

          1. C K Johnson February 5, 2017

            I do not count Ginsberg .

        3. C K Johnson February 5, 2017

          I know that but Obama was a Dick who governed like a dictator!

      2. C K Johnson February 4, 2017

        The Supreme Court will be 6-2 with the Most Honorable MR President Donald T Trump appoints and gets them approved.Your numbers are not worth anything ! Who is the President.In harmony now CRY ME A RIVER.You are a bunch of loser’s.Laugh Out Loud SUCKERS

        1. I Am Helpy February 4, 2017

          OK sorry that you think your treason is excusable. It isn’t.

          1. C K Johnson February 4, 2017

            Well it don’t matter as long as you keep working hard so I don’t have to.You know that 65 to $70,000.00 don’t go as far as it use to.If youall worked a little harder & pay more tax’s we could get a bump in Welfare

          2. I Am Helpy February 4, 2017

            OK thanks traitor.

      3. C K Johnson February 5, 2017

        How do you say the President’s name? The name of the Most Honorable MR President Is Donald T Trump. The Thing is not the votes it is the Electoral College. That is the Same Way J F Kennedy beat Nixon.I did not hear all of the Liberals say you know Nixon won the Popular vote.We will give Nixon the President’s office because he had more votes

      4. dpaano February 6, 2017

        Plus, he’s even losing the support of many of his party in Congress….they are getting more and more appalled at his actions, especially with foreign governments! He thinks that he can bluster and intimidate these people, but they’ve been in the foreign business much longer than he has and they don’t deal with his BS! He’s going to find out the hard way, but it’ll be with American citizens suffering!

    5. I Am Helpy February 3, 2017

      OK thanks traitor.

      1. C K Johnson February 4, 2017

        Thanks Maggot mouth.You say you are a traitor! The Most Honorable MR President Donald T Trump.Will find you traitor’s and Mathis will squash all of you cock roach’s

        1. I Am Helpy February 4, 2017

          OK sorry you couldn’t say anything coherent. Maybe try to use less meth, Cletus.

        2. I Am Helpy February 4, 2017

          Also, I get that – as an impotent coward – you have nothing but empty (and appallingly punctuated) threats. Still gonna report you, though.

          1. C K Johnson February 4, 2017

            We dress in our Muslim garb.No matter where we go nobody messes with us.Plus we get 24-7 365 protection from the Sherriff department.They have a Patrol car that watch’s and protects our belonging’s .Boy Howdy we got it made we don’t have to pay for anything.We stashing all of your hard earned money away.You are really kind to us Thanks a million

          2. I Am Helpy February 4, 2017

            Sorry Cletus, couldn’t understand whatever racist point you imagined you were making through the meth haze.

          3. dpaano February 9, 2017

            HElpy….don’t you just LOVE how these trolls enjoy calling people names, especially people they don’t know? It’s interesting, and it’s also kind of sad that people are so polarized that they think they have to hate you just because you don’t agree with them. Heck, if we all agreed on everything, this would be a much better world, but that doesn’t work in a democracy. Both sides need to realize that we are NOT going to always agree and learn to deal with the fact that everyone has the right to an opinion even if it doesn’t go along with yours! I think that’s my biggest problem with the trolls on this site…..they have no respect for someone else’s opinion, so they call them names. Ridiculous!

        3. dpaano February 6, 2017

          Seriously? Are you that idiotic? Apparently, much like your demagogue, 45 (which is the name that I give the orange-haired idiot that stole the presidency), you believe in an alternate reality!

          1. C K Johnson February 6, 2017

            I want to see just how STUPID you are! How do you spell the 45th President of the United States last name.I am going to give you a choice is.Is it Clinton or is it The Most Honorable MR President Trump.Seeing that as a Retard Liberal .In 1960 J F K lost the popular vote to Richard Millhouse Nixon

  10. greenlantern1 February 3, 2017

    Our ONLY, convicted, attorney-general was Nixon’s first, John Mitchell!
    Our ONLY VP, to enter a plea bargain, was Nixon’s first, Spiro Agnew!
    Our ONLY president, to accept a pardon, was Nixon!
    Our ONLY special prosecutor, to be fired, was Archibald Cox!
    Nixon ordered Attorney-General Elliott Richardson to fire him.
    Richardson promptly resigned!
    Nixon ordered Attorney-General William Ruckelshaus to fire him!
    He promptly resigned!
    Who fired Archibald Cox?
    Attorney-General Robert Bork!
    Didn’t Sessions try to elevate him to the Supreme Court?
    So much for law and order!!

  11. dpaano February 3, 2017

    Okay, where do we start and what do we need to do!!! I’m on board as I’m sure most posters on this site are also! If we can take away this nomination and mark it as “stolen” from President Obama, then I’m all for it!!! There HAS to be a way to stop this!!

  12. OverthecliffRepublicans February 3, 2017

    Senate Democrats picked up 2 seats in November’s election. House Democrats picked up seats. The Orange Blunderbuss lost the popular vote by millions and his vote % was lower than Romney’s. I think his 46% was his ceiling as his approval ratings have sunk and his disapproval has rocketed upward. He is the fastest President ever to get to majority disapproval. It took George W. Who? 3 years to get to majority disapproval. Senate Democrats should tell Republicans that America is a divided nation and keep the Supreme Court 4-4. Why put Gorsuch on the court when America is becoming less conservative?

    1. dpaano February 6, 2017

      So true, but I’m not sure the democrats in Congress can do much to stop him from being approved. I know that Senator Schumer and his cohorts (which include McCain and Gingrich) will be able to do much, but if they could get just ONE MORE Republican on their side, Gorsuch will be history!!! The same goes for DeVos, who is one of the most unqualified nominees to ever be put forth! She’s right up there with Perry! Her ONLY saving grace is her hugely donation to 45’s campaign!! He doesn’t seem to care if his nominees are actually qualified for the job….all he cares is that they gave his campaign lots of money!!! Not sure where that makes them good for this nation!!! I guess he also thinks that if he nominates these people, they will become his “yes” men/women and will do his bidding moreso than someone with actual experience and knowledge!

  13. idamag February 3, 2017

    Dammit, Democrats, it takes two parties to give this country to the fascists. Block that nomination.

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  15. ivory69690@yahoo.com February 9, 2017

    HELP thinking about this what this judge said should really enlighten all the other judges on the true issue going on here . these 3 judges should widen their scope on DONNY DUMP and use every thing the can to come up with the understanding that the DUMPSTER is a paranoid schizophrenic bully clown living in his own deranged world with inside his all but empty head (only filled with his pea brain ) and with this for the sake of the country and the world . and then come up with a known an analyses of his psychological problem . come on now this clown cant walk and chew gum at the same time its too much for his pea brain to handle all at once . judges of the land now is your chance to so something good for the country , world & all the American people . request (and you will be rightly so to do this) a full psychological evaluation examination . of this wacko coo coo bird . judges he isn’t going to get any better (only worse ) so save ones now before he is to d bring hard to many . doing a covert attack with navy seals and doing it over a dinner making those plans isn’t the way that job should be done . a seals life was loss might it had been anyways ? who knows ? planning things (anything) is better then just running into something just because a clown what his fix of his addicted personality (like a junky ) to attention . judges cant you all see this whole thing is just THE DONNY DUMP CLOWN SHOW . UN- reality TV BUT WAY TO REAL for the country and the world . judges you have the ball now . you have the dissection to look deeper into the true problem here and should for the sake of all .


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