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    Neil Gorsuch campaigns for Mitch McConnell

    Or something to that effect.

    Thursday's appearance amounted to a home turf victory lap for McConnell, who helped prevent Democratic President Barack Obama from filling the seat last year with Judge Merrick Garland.

    The Kentucky senator blocked Garland's nomination for nearly a year, refusing to even allow a confirmation hearing, so the next president could make the nomination after the election.
    When Senate Democrats tried to block Gorsuch's confirmation, McConnell led his Republicans in a unilateral rules change to lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 to a simple majority in the 100-member Senate. That paved the way for the confirmation of Gorsuch, a veteran of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

    When introducing Gorsuch at his alma mater Thursday, McConnell called the judge a "thoughtful public servant," and said "I could not have been happier" when his nomination was sent to the Senate.

    "I knew he'd be great for our country," the Kentucky Republican said.

    Gorsuch's tour of the Bluegrass state with McConnell continued with a scheduled appearance Thursday evening at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
    Supreme Court's Neil Gorsuch, of Boulder County, touts conservative role for judges - Boulder Daily Camera

    McConnell just got reelected in 2014, why are the two of them doing this? Or is this about fundraising?
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    This is about building consensus for the position Gorsuch is espousing. Basically, he thinks that government should be bought and paid for by special interests and that there's nothing judges should to do stop it.

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    I don't like when Justices even talk publically, I don't like when they write outside of opinions on specific rulings.

    I believe they should be silent and never seen outside of the courtroom.

    However they are allowed to stump for whomever they like and this man is a conservative.

    Not sure why he wants to hang around with a RINO like Mconnell but that's his choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Not sure why he wants to hang around with a RINO like Mconnell but that's his choice.
    McConnell is one of two most powerful men in the big building across the street--the one with the dome. And he's the senior senator from Gorsuch's home state. And McConnell literally is the reason Gorsuch sits on the High Court today.

    I agree with you that none of the justices have any business making political speeches.
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    Gorsuch...who is supposed to be some sort of "originalist" had no problem with Mcconnell twisting the senate rules like a pretzel to get Gorsuch the seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    McConnell is one of two most powerful men in the big building across the street--the one with the dome. And he's the senior senator from Gorsuch's home state. And McConnell literally is the reason Gorsuch sits on the High Court today.

    I agree with you that none of the justices have any business making political speeches.
    Yes you are correct, I just don't like McConnell whatsoever.

    He is the epitome of what's wrong with my party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Gorsuch...who is supposed to be some sort of "originalist" had no problem with Mcconnell twisting the senate rules like a pretzel to get Gorsuch the seat.
    Hypocritical GOPer bastards want to shut Dems completely out of the process of appointments to the Federal Judiciary...


    McConnell: Democrats shouldn't be able to use procedure to block judges that GOP used against President Obama
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is endorsing a move on the federal judiciary that Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has hinted at: ending one of the procedures that Republicans regularly used to block President Obama's judicial nominees so that Democrats can't use it to block Trump's.

    Grassley has already said that maybe he won't require the okay of judges' home state senators to proceed with circuit court nominations. He's threatened to ignore the "blue slip" tradition that Republicans used regularly to thwart Obama. Now—for the first time—McConnell is endorsing that idea, advocating that Democrats be shut out of the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Yes you are correct, I just don't like McConnell whatsoever.

    He is the epitome of what's wrong with my party.
    Working Senate rules to your party's advantage? I don't like the guy, but that's because I'm against what he's for. You are presumably for the same thing--you're just disappointed that McConnell delivers you half a loaf. The thing is, in politics--particularly American politics--getting half a loaf is pretty good, and you can always go after the other half next year.

    I'm surprised you don't understand this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Working Senate rules to your party's advantage? I don't like the guy, but that's because I'm against what he's for. You are presumably for the same thing--you're just disappointed that McConnell delivers you half a loaf. The thing is, in politics--particularly American politics--getting half a loaf is pretty good, and you can always go after the other half next year.

    I'm surprised you don't understand this.
    No, you aren't
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Working Senate rules to your party's advantage? I don't like the guy, but that's because I'm against what he's for. You are presumably for the same thing--you're just disappointed that McConnell delivers you half a loaf. The thing is, in politics--particularly American politics--getting half a loaf is pretty good, and you can always go after the other half next year.

    I'm surprised you don't understand this.
    Fuck that, I don't want a half loaf I want the whole thing.

    McConnell can take his sorry RINO ass out of there with all the others and let us rebuild the republican party the way its supposed to be.

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