McConnell will keep the senate in session for October

Apr 2012
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Very unusual..

Traditionally, the Senate hits the road in October of an election year. But the Senate is throwing tradition out the window this year.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials. The Kentucky Republican wants to keep cranking through as many lifetime judicial nominations and executive nominations as he can with his majority in the balance and the GOP still with the unilateral ability to confirm President Donald Trump’s picks.

The proposed work schedule also could give the GOP leverage over Senate Democrats and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer; if they are eager enough to return to the campaign trail, they may strike a deal with the GOP leader to swiftly confirm some nominees. But McConnell has to worry about attendance among his own ranks after a poor showing in August.

McConnell screws Dems ahead of election with October session
Mitch admitted they are in danger of losing the Senate, now. Heard him this morning.

Question, why is Trump slurring his words so much?
 
Apr 2012
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You start off solid, then lapse into nuttiness.
The epitome of infantile behavior is pretending a Supreme Court seat was "stolen". That's pure crybaby talk. There's so much wrong with that claim in that it is so singularly selective and partisan and flies in the face of precedent and in the voices of even Democrats' own opinions during the Bush presidency. Or should I repeat the quotes of Joe Biden, Schumer, and Harry Reid?
That post, Sir, is a lie!
 
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Apr 2012
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Gee, and where would such obstruction stem from??

Since Bush took office, there have been 128 vacancies on the 862-member Article III courts. To date, Bush has nominated 65 candidates to fill those vacancies. Only 28 have been confirmed, leaving 100 empty seats, 39 of which are judicial emergency vacancies according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. ON the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, half the seats today are empty.
In fact, the stall is most evident at the circuit level. Only six of Bush’s 29 circuit court nominees have been confirmed, and two of those were Clinton holdovers, re-nominated as a gesture to the Democrats. More telling still, 11 of those nominees have been hanging since May, never having had a hearing, much less a vote.


Bench Politics: Senate Stalls on Judges Who Would Uphold the Constitution

You think I was unprepared for such an infantile response?
Bush has been out of office for a decade now.
 
Nov 2010
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You start off solid, then lapse into nuttiness.
The epitome of infantile behavior is pretending a Supreme Court seat was "stolen". That's pure crybaby talk. There's so much wrong with that claim in that it is so singularly selective and partisan and flies in the face of precedent and in the voices of even Democrats' own opinions during the Bush presidency. Or should I repeat the quotes of Joe Biden, Schumer, and Harry Reid?

Obama nominated a person, Republicans refused to even have a hearing. WTF do you call that? Now you want to whine because dems are fighting to get a POS hack corporate cock sucker like kavanaugh on the bench? Oh, from a president who lost the popular vote by 3 million and won with help from Russia?

oh, that's right, you are a right winger, no fact, no intelligence, no shame, just dumb deflections and personal insults. "whining" wow, how original, right out of the right wing troll handbook that every single one of them posts in every single thread
 
Nov 2010
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Bush has been out of office for a decade now.
I already pointed that out that Clinton had his nominees blocked, and even pointed out that democrats did that to the first Bush waiting for Clinton. Of course, dishonest right wing hacks just ignore anything they don't want to hear and continue to spew lies and bullshit. They are all exactly the same, the same dumb deflection tactics and inability and refusal to actually put forth an actual argument.
 
Jul 2014
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You start off solid, then lapse into nuttiness.
The epitome of infantile behavior is pretending a Supreme Court seat was "stolen". That's pure crybaby talk. There's so much wrong with that claim in that it is so singularly selective and partisan and flies in the face of precedent and in the voices of even Democrats' own opinions during the Bush presidency. Or should I repeat the quotes of Joe Biden, Schumer, and Harry Reid?
Opinions are not rules.

McConnell was the one that put it into practice.

Calling it the Biden rule is moronic as it was not Biden but McConnell who pulled the trigger.
 
Apr 2015
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Obama nominated a person, Republicans refused to even have a hearing. WTF do you call that? Now you want to whine because dems are fighting to get a POS hack corporate cock sucker like kavanaugh on the bench? Oh, from a president who lost the popular vote by 3 million and won with help from Russia?

oh, that's right, you are a right winger, no fact, no intelligence, no shame, just dumb deflections and personal insults. "whining" wow, how original, right out of the right wing troll handbook that every single one of them posts in every single thread
Anger issues much?
Kavanaugh is a "POS hack corporate cock sucker"?
The "popular vote"?
You have nerve saying anyone is posting from the "handbook".

I told you why Obama's nomination would not go through: precedent and Democrat opinion previously dismissing such a nomination.

Then you melted down.
 
Apr 2015
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Opinions are not rules.

McConnell was the one that put it into practice.

Calling it the Biden rule is moronic as it was not Biden but McConnell who pulled the trigger.
Okay, so what IS the rule? What's the time limit for a lame duck to get his nominee on the bench? What was the exigent circumstance that demanded it?
 

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