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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sessions hearing a disappointment for the left...

Sad thing is that almost everyone states that Sessions is a really nice guy and that he gets along with almost everyone in the Senate. Even the Democrats do not really believe he is a bigot or a racist, but they sort of feel obligated to act like they do for purposes of politics.

Expected to be confirmed

Major problem is that there is much more "smoke" than fire when it comes from the allegations made against him. One might even say that most of it falls under the category of "fake news".  Perhaps it was the former (that people actually like him) or the latter (that the actual facts are on his side) that drove the tenor of the hearing. But by all accounts it was a dud for the left. There just wasn't the sort of hard hitting questions or any real uncomfortable answers that would be required to derail his nomination.

Make no mistake, many Democrats will go against their personal judgement and follow their politics by voting against him for the sake of spite, but it won't be enough to prevent him from being confirmed.

28 comments:

KD, HB come out, stop Hiding said...

Did your UNION Health Care stop jerking you and your wife around yet?


You did brag how your UNION Benefits were the envy of all that visit here, yet, when it comes time to us a KEY benefit, I read by your hand, they are jerking you around and you are battling them.

Let us know , I am deeply concerned about your wife.

Thanks

Loretta Russo said...

Great news conference.

CNN got bitch slapped, lmao.

Roger Amick said...

The press conference was a disaster. He's still running for office.

The Bush ethnic lawyer said he's violating the law

We have the best intelligence agencies in the world. He claims that they are incompetent.

The lawyers said he's violating the constitution.

Roger Amick said...

When Donald Trump swears at the inauguration that he will “faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States”, he will be committing a violation of constitutional magnitude.

The electoral college: why it exists, how it works and can it stop Trump?
The US constitution flatly prohibits any “Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States]” from accepting “any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State”.

Known as the emoluments clause, this provision was designed on the theory that a federal officeholder who receives something of value from a foreign power can be tempted to compromise what the constitution insists be his exclusive loyalty: the best interest of the United States. The clause applies to the president and covers even ordinary, fair market value transactions with foreign states and their agents that result in any profit or benefit. That a hostile government has gotten its money’s worth from our president is obviously no defense to a charge that he has abused his office.

Trump’s continued interest in the Trump Organization and his steady stream of monetary and other benefits from foreign powers put him on a collision course with the emoluments clause. Disentangling every improper influence resulting from special treatment of Trump’s business holdings by foreign states would be impossible. The American people would be condemned to uncertainty, leaving our political discourse rife with accusations of corruption. These problems are exacerbated by the fact that Trump has regularly declined to make his business dealings or tax returns transparent.

Thus a specter of skewed incentives will haunt a Donald Trump presidency.

While much has changed since the constitution was written, certain premises of politics and human nature have held steady. Among them is that private financial interests can subtly sway even the most virtuous leaders. As Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 22: “One of the weak sides of republics, among their numerous advantages, is that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption.” The framers sought to avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings, writing a broad ban on potentially corrupting foreign influence into article I of our nation’s charter.

By imposing clear limitations, the clause avoids situations in which the American people must search for hints of improperly motivated presidential favoritism toward selected foreign powers, or of foreign attempts to seduce the American president into compromising our national interest for his private profit. Laurence Tribe.

caliphate4vr said...

For the past 8 years you haven't cared squat about the president violating the constitution.

embrace the suck

Roger Amick said...

He congratulated the Kremlin for defending him.

Ronald Reagan is rolling in his grave.

Roger Amick said...

Paul, you have repeatedly exhibited that you don't know shit about the Constitution.
Laurence Tribe is actually a constitutional expert.

caliphate4vr said...

Piss off asswipe

Obama has faced more unanimous Supreme Court smackdowns than any president

know it far better than your wrinkled old ass

Roger Amick said...

He compared our intelligence agencies with Nazi Germany.

The press conference was designed to please his supporters, like he was still running for office.

Roger Amick said...

Your source is a joke.

C.H. Truth said...

Laurence Tribe is actually a constitutional expert.

So you are predicting that Donald Trump will be impeached shortly after he takes the oath of office.

We can all associate this with your predictions of Kerry and Clinton in a landslide.

Roger Amick said...

Every story is in favor of Republicans and against Obama.

Roger Amick said...

Your source is a joke.

Roger Amick said...

He compared our intelligence agencies with Nazi Germany.

The press conference was designed to please his supporters, like he was still running for office.

Loretta Russo said...

Rich.

Loretta Russo said...

Plagiarized spam

Loretta Russo said...

"For the past 8 years you haven't cared squat about the president violating the constitution.

embrace the suck"

Exactly

caliphate4vr said...

Obama’s ephemeral legacy anchored in delusion

In the end America went her own way as if the Obamas had never come.

That is a paraphrase of the last sentence, “In the end China went her own way as if the Americans had never come," of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman's book "Sand Against the Wind -- Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45."


Like Tuchman’s description of the American experience in China, the policies of Barack Obama failed largely because they “were not indigenous demands of the society and culture to which they were being offered.”

Obama ended his administration as it began, with a participation trophy. In 2009, he was given the Nobel Peace Prize for what he might do, and now, less than three weeks before he leaves office, Obama awarded himself the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service for what he didn’t do.

Delusional is the only term that I can muster to describe the chasm that has existed between what the Obama administration perceived or wanted us to believe and the actual state of the nation.

Over the course of eight years, Obama’s pronouncements steadily became, not motivational instruments or representations of a desired state of affairs, but feats of political transubstantiation, where, if he utters them, words become reality.

KD said...

HB, Why did you boo hoo about your UNION FOR LIFE Health Care failing your wife medical needs and having to fight your Insurance company?

Then not want to discuss it further?


KD, Trumping and Thumping the Press said...

Which Nominee that has had his/her hearing is going down in defeat?

Tell us Liberals where are you victories ?


The Trump Presser was a public spanking of the Elite Press Corpes,,,, they really should grow up, eat crow and begin to do the job the US Constitution gives them the right to do.

caliphate4vr said...

another beauty

C.H. Truth said...

He compared our intelligence agencies with Nazi Germany.

Sure - here is why:


http://blog.dilbert.com/post/155723690911/the-master-persuader-scrambles-the-frame

KD, CNN pissed his diaper said...

FLAHBACK, Since HB has told us he is sooo freaking smart and he knows all their is about polls and how the data is right.


"
Roger Amick said...
Wisconsin
Clinton +5.6

Michigan
Clinton +5.2

Trump's in DEEP shit"

August, 2, 2016

wphamilton said...

OH Come on Roger. I am sure that you know as well as anybody that Trump's business interests in Russia or anywhere else, cannot possibly be construed as a "present, Emolument, Office, or Title", nor can his profits possibly be construed as given by "any King, Prince, or foreign State". This is the third or fourth time you've posted this - WHY??

It's obvious that there are no Constitutional grounds for complaint. It is, literally, floated out there for the sole purpose of de-legitimizing Trump in the eyes of anyone who is irrational enough to accept it at face value. Anyone re-posting it, as you have, is allowing himself to be exploited for this illegitimate political purpose. Why do you demean yourself? It's not just demeaning, but a waste of time, a diversion from more realistic lines of attack.

Certainly Trump has some conflicts of interest, and he doesn't seem willing to fully resolve them. Grind your ax over that, and I'll stand with you. But that's a far cry from violating the "Nobility Clause" of the US Constitution.

rrb said...

The press conference was designed to please his supporters, like he was still running for office.
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just like every speech 0linsky gave for 8 loooooooooooooong fucking years.

i, me, my, mine, i uh, me uh...

KD, said...

Huffington Post is in full meltdown over the Trump Pressor.

It is great to see President Trump , Thump the Media and that diaper crapping sissy bitch from CNN. What a effeminate, reminded me of HB in a lot of ways.

KD said...

RRB, did you see effeminate HB attempting to Say that the Trump Press conference was a sign of Trump still campaigning , I never take HB Seriously, but damn he is funny.

P said...

Democrats should have to problem confirming a big-government liberal like Sessions. Funny how ass-backwards things are now.