Senate Democrats have enough support to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

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Your other senator, Kamala Harris, also opposes Gorsuch.

Harris and other Democrats to oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers

it's important to note that dems aren't doing this out of retaliation because Republican's did it first. They have valid concerns about this nomination. My senator does not support Gursuch. Feinstein announces opposition to Gorsuch | TheHill

I agree. If she had supported him I would have considered her reasoning as well. Most likely, if she had a sound argument, I would support that too.
 
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Yea, you note that. Did your senator support last time he was supported without objection?
This is all political and retaliation.
Did he have a history and/or reputation on a federal bench "the last time" he was nominated? No. Now he does, and it isn't good. FFS, SCOTUS unanimously overturned/reversed one of his decisions during his hearings...announced publicly and at the hearing.
 
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Gorsuch should be given an up or down vote. The ABA has rated him "well qualified", it's top rating, and when he was nominated to the appeals court in 2006 he was unanimously approved by republicans and democrats alike.
But democrats have been strategically obstructing republican judge appointments for a long time now. They made history by successfully filibustering a court of appeals appointment for the first time in 2003. After spiking Miguel Estrada they went on to filibuster 9 more appeals court appointees, leading Trent Lott to coin the phrase "nuclear option" as a threat against further democrat obstruction. In 2005 moderate democrats and republicans negotiated a compromise that ended the filibusters on most of the 10 judges in question to avoid "the nuclear option". But democrats under Harry Reid's "leadership" were the ones to first to actually employ the "nuclear option" in 2013, but with the understanding that it wouldn't be applied in the case of SCOTUS appointments. Sorry Harry, you opened up that can of worms.
Gorsuch will be an associate justice on the SCOTUS one way or another. Clearly he's being filibustered for purely partisan reasons by the party that has seen it's minority standing shrink in the last few elections. As Obama said, "elections have consequences."
Meet The Democrats Who Supported Gorsuch In 2006 | The Daily Caller
Bar association gives Gorsuch its best rating - POLITICO
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_option#Threatened_use_of_nuclear_option_during_Bush_presidency
 

the watchman

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Yea, you note that. Did your senator support last time he was supported without objection?

This is all political and retaliation.
just saw an ad on MSNBC to confirm Gorsuch.

What's that all about?

Yes. My senator supported Gorshuch by a voice vote in 2006. It's his record since then that concerns her.
 

the watchman

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That's certainly true. A majority of Democrats voted to filibuster Alito, so they've been trying to filibuster a Republican SCOTUS nominee for a while now. Garland wasn't a reason. He was an excuse.
yeah well, when they are in the majority and they refuse to even consider a supreme court nominee ? Then when can talk. For all practical purposes that's just a filibuster by another name.
 
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Shitstain Reid set the bar. Now we will all live with it.
He did set it, and now right wingers are lowering it even further, no problem, we now see how it works, the majority fucks over the minority as much as possible and as often as possible, just keep in mind that majorities change and change often. I have no problem with survival of the fittest and Social Darwinism, and I know you don't.
 
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Republicans set the bar for Reid with more Obama judicial filibusters in his first term than all other Presidents suffered in the history of the country combined.
 
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Republicans have no room to whine about anyone obstructing anything, they are the kings of obstruction, they even obstruct themselves....
 
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