Thursday, April 6, 2017



rrb said...

In a world of instant gratification that too often rewards boastful rhetoric over definitive accomplishments, Mitch McConnell stands out for his patience. The Senate majority leader expends political capital with ruthless efficiency, using it only when it can accomplish precisely what he intends. McConnell doesn’t start many fights; he finishes them.

As the Senate moves toward confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, that is exactly what is happening: McConnell is ending a fight that a young senator named Charles Schumer started nearly 15 years ago by rallying the first-ever partisan filibuster of a nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court: Miguel Estrada. Previously, the Senate’s “advise and consent” role was vigorously deployed with fierce partisan tensions but ultimately settled with simple up-or-down majority votes. …

In the most ironic plot twist, the man who started it all returns to the stage in the final scene. Now the Senate minority leader, Schumer has once again set a new precedent by rallying a freshly defeated Democratic minority to attempt the first-ever partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee.

Nearly 15 years after Schumer started this fight, he will have a front row seat when McConnell finishes it. A uniquely perfect way for this story to end. Regrettable, perhaps; inevitable, to be sure.

rrb said...

Senator Harry Reid ✔ @SenatorReid

Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to consider filibuster reform. It had to be done.

3:08 PM - 21 Nov 2013

KD, WInning , In no way Tir'd said...

Cuckold Schmucker got his ass handed to him by President Donald Trump .

Little cuck is used to being a bully and getting his way, he attempted to bluff Trump into taking back his Nomination of Soon to be USSC Justice Garland , Trump called his bluff.

After throwing up, cuck, then took to the US Senate and cried, fake tears, and lost.

He did put those 10 US Senators that have to run in RED states in 2018 in a pickle, he made them vote, we now have them on record, they can't run nor hide from their radical views.

Really, Justice Garland is a very normal middle right kind of guy, next time , President Trump can go much harder right and Dems can not do a fucking thing .

Thanks to Ever Dem in the US Senate that voted WITH Cuckold Schmucker.

KD, WP is this the win you been waiting for? said...

Correction --- Gorsuch

Loretta Russo said...

"Senator Harry Reid ✔ @SenatorReid"

I've been thinking about sending him a dozen orange roses...

...and his wife some brass knuckles for the next time she knocks him on his scrawny ass.

wphamilton said...

KD, WP is this the win you been waiting for? said...
Correction --- Gorsuch

Please review a few posts back, before pesting me with questions that were already anticipated and answered.

As I said before your attempt at snark, I will credit confirmation as Trump's first win, double if the Dems goaded the Republicans into nuking the filibuster.

But as likely as confirmation seems at this point, it hasn't happened yet. Trump could screw it up yet, or the Freedum Caucus nutcases could hold it hostage for a 1%'er zero tax rate or some other idiotic demand.

KD, 4 Dems vote with Trump, good move said...

WP, did you vote for Hillary or Trump?

I did vote for Trump, fyi

rrb said...

i honestly do not see the GOP screwing up the Gorsuch confirmation wp.

we can safely put this one in the win column for trump.

particularly since the majority of the freedom caucus tools exist in the house, not the senate.

the closest the senate comes to having freedom caucus members are probably paul, lee, cotton and cruz. none of those folks pose a threat to this confirmation passing.

rrb said...

I've been thinking about sending him a dozen orange roses...

...and his wife some brass knuckles for the next time she knocks him on his scrawny ass.

send him some poison ivy. in a vase lined with dog shit.

and i'll bet it wasn't wifey who cold cocked his ass. more likely some loosely associated mob guy that harry tried to fuck over.

James said...

“I think we’ve had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of the presidency.”
— President Trump, quoted by the Huffington Post.

History will think you are a buffoon.

cowardly king obama said...

I thought "james" was history.

Thank god Obama is, at least until they charge him. Carter smiles.