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Chuck Schumerís Supreme Court bluster
New York Post ^ | Jan. 8, 2017 | New York Post Editorial Board

Posted on 01/08/2017 9:54:28 AM PST by HarleyLady27

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer played the tough guy last week, vowing to leave a vacancy on the nation’s highest court unless President-elect Donald Trump taps a judge he and his fellow Democrats like. But trash-talk is easy.

“If [Trump and his staff] don’t appoint someone who’s really good,” Schumer huffed, “we’re going to oppose them tooth and nail.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: constitution; elections; news; scotus; senate; supremecourt

1 posted on 01/08/2017 9:54:28 AM PST by HarleyLady27
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To: HarleyLady27

Go nuclear. Do it,Mitch.

L


2 posted on 01/08/2017 9:55:37 AM PST by Lurker (America burned the witch.)
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To: HarleyLady27; Jane Long; BlackFemaleArmyCaptain; Black Agnes; djstex; RoosterRedux; DoughtyOne; ...

Ping...

I think President Trump said it right “Clown Chucky”...


3 posted on 01/08/2017 9:56:07 AM PST by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: HarleyLady27

Time for Scotty to beam the “updated” message about the election results to Chuck Schumer.


4 posted on 01/08/2017 9:58:00 AM PST by ptsal
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To: HarleyLady27

Two words for Chuckie: “recess appointment”


5 posted on 01/08/2017 10:02:49 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: HarleyLady27

Head Clown Schumer.


6 posted on 01/08/2017 10:03:10 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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To: HarleyLady27

This comment in the end of the article says why ‘Clown Chucky’ is so upset:

Mind you, before Election Day, Schumer fully expected that he’d be Senate majority leader right now. He was utterly blindsided by the defeat of Democratic Senate candidates in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri and North Carolina.


7 posted on 01/08/2017 10:03:18 AM PST by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: HarleyLady27

May he join on his own, join Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.


8 posted on 01/08/2017 10:05:56 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: HarleyLady27

The Republicans need to go Nuclear on anything they need that the Democrats try to stop.
Reid was warned about the Nuclear option and the Democrats crammed it down America’s throat.
Republicans need to get everything done they can this first two years especially. I will personally take anything they do not do as a direct slap in the face to the whole American public.


9 posted on 01/08/2017 10:13:39 AM PST by Herman Ball
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To: HarleyLady27

The Left resists moves toward freedom and the Rule of Law regardless of their demand for “unity” from the Right. Meanwhile, in the name of Leftist “unity”, the Right caves in to Leftist tyranny on a regular basis.


10 posted on 01/08/2017 10:14:38 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: HarleyLady27

Well no teeth or nails then Chucky you can find out about the new Justice after they are appointed .... just like obamacare.


11 posted on 01/08/2017 10:15:31 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: HarleyLady27

By demanding, IN ADVANCE, that he is going to use the filibuster to stop any nomination that is not a liberal, the Republicans now have THE JUSTIFICATION to nuke the filibuster here.

Schumer should have been smarter...he should have simply filibustered each and every candidate that Trump proposed, while never admitting to this strategy.


12 posted on 01/08/2017 10:16:12 AM PST by BobL (In Honor of the NeverTrumpers, I declare myself as FR's first 'Imitation NeverTrumper')
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To: BobL

“Schumer should have been smarter...he should have simply filibustered each and every candidate that Trump proposed, while never admitting to this strategy.”

He isn’t sending a message to Republicans. He is keeping contact with the disgruntled Left. The Left is very upset and he is trying to stay ahead of them to demonstrate he is the right leader at the right time. If he were to remain silent, as he should, it would create an apparent power vacuum and he probably would have to continuously fight to keep his position. This is the verbal equivalent of marking his territory by peeing.


13 posted on 01/08/2017 10:23:32 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: BobL

Force him to filibuster. Make them look like little spoiled brats. Don’t change the rules because even though it will help now, it will hurt later.


14 posted on 01/08/2017 10:24:38 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: HarleyLady27

Haven’t seen that one. Gotta link?


15 posted on 01/08/2017 10:25:49 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)
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To: HarleyLady27
Maybe Trump should leave it at an even number - eight or 10 so all decisions of this magnitude require winning by two.

I'm sick and tired of being governed by, in effect, one a-hole in 5-4 decisions.

16 posted on 01/08/2017 10:26:32 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (White. It's the new Invisible!)
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To: Lurker

This will come back to bite us some day.
I understand that any forbearance we show today will be ignored when the other side regains power.
Instead I’d like to see the filibuster added to the constitution. A 5/4 or maybe even a 6/3 supreme court is a big (and perhaps long lasting) prize, but a constitutional amendment might just save the republic some day.
I’d also add a limit of 9 justices while we are at it.


17 posted on 01/08/2017 10:29:40 AM PST by conejo99
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To: tennmountainman
‘Head Clown Schumer.’

Democrat Reid killed the filibuster.
President Trump will appoint qualified, honest, conservative Judges.
President Trump has miles to go before he sleeps.
The irrelevant Sen., and Head Clown, Schumer may as well go to sleep.
TWB

18 posted on 01/08/2017 10:32:26 AM PST by TWhiteBear
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To: Dutch Boy

“Don’t change the rules because even though it will help now, it will hurt later.”

Not the Supreme Court - when has our side ever tried to block a Democrat pick? Answer: Never, which is why the Dems always get their flaming leftist on the Court.

So filibuster or not, we rubber-stamp their picks anyway...so let’s nuke it. Legislation is different, and I might tend to agree with you there - but the Supreme Court is a NO LOSE for our side, and likely the reason the Dems didn’t see a need to nuke it when they had the chance.


19 posted on 01/08/2017 10:33:48 AM PST by BobL (In Honor of the NeverTrumpers, I declare myself as FR's first 'Imitation NeverTrumper')
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To: HarleyLady27

What does Smucky mean they have to be good canidates? You would have to search through an overturned gut wagon to find worse judges then Obama appointed.


20 posted on 01/08/2017 10:46:34 AM PST by Plumres
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To: Plumres

Meaning he wants RAT Judges, not what Trump has lined up...


21 posted on 01/08/2017 10:47:30 AM PST by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: Dutch Boy
Force him to filibuster. Make them look like little spoiled brats. Don’t change the rules because even though it will help now, it will hurt later.

Doubtful. R's, rightfully or not, eventually confirm every time, so allowing the filibuster on SCOTUS nominees helps tyrants more than it does the normal.

22 posted on 01/08/2017 10:55:33 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Dutch Boy

Any party that has both the house and senate should change the rules for simple majorities, period. What’s the big deal?

Makes sense to me. You’re in power, set it up so you get the most done.

Nuke the filibuster.


23 posted on 01/08/2017 11:05:03 AM PST by nikos1121 (I would love to see Rudy in charge of the FBI)
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To: HarleyLady27

MEMORIALIZED IN SONG - Master of the Clowns

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3511830/posts


24 posted on 01/08/2017 11:15:05 AM PST by doug from upland (Are we dreaming or is Hillary finally really gone?)
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To: Herman Ball

This is where the Trumpster needs to put a boot in Mitch McConnell’s @zz to stand up to Chucky Cheez at every turn and yield absolutely nothing that might smack of “reaching across the aisle”.

If Schumer threatens to filibuster, make him do a stand up bladder-busting all nighter his own d@mn self!


25 posted on 01/08/2017 11:33:13 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: HarleyLady27

Three years ago, the Democratic Senate majority — led by Harry Reid (Nev.) — rammed through controversial rules fundamentally changing the way the Senate does business. They unleashed in November 2013 what’s called the “nuclear option” allowing senators to approve by a simple majority all presidential appointments to the executive branch and the judiciary.

Last time I looked, it was

Republican (52 seats)
Minority Parties:: Democrat and independents if they are liberal ; (48 seats)

Do the math Chuck.

red


26 posted on 01/08/2017 11:33:17 AM PST by Redwood71
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To: HarleyLady27

Clown Schumer is rapidly loosing any influence the remaining communists Democrats from doing anything. The communists Democratic Party is done because of the insane jackasses in political office. Goodbye rats.


27 posted on 01/08/2017 11:34:03 AM PST by Logical me
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To: HarleyLady27

“Schumer huffed, “we’re going to oppose them tooth and nail.”

Fine, then in the end...... it will be the Clown that is toothless.


28 posted on 01/08/2017 11:34:34 AM PST by Gator113 (I use liberal tears in my milkshake ~DRAIN THE SWAMP~ ~ LOCK HER UP ~ ~DRAIN THE SWAMP~)
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To: Herman Ball
The Republicans need to go Nuclear on anything they need that the Democrats try to stop.

Wish this was so but history shows that so many of the Republicans are pure cowards. Too many RINOs and obstructionists like NcNut and Panzy.

29 posted on 01/08/2017 11:39:48 AM PST by Logical me
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To: HarleyLady27
I think that Trump's new name for Schumer as Head Clown is going to stick.
30 posted on 01/08/2017 11:54:02 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357

I think it has, on twitter anyways, don’t have farce book so don’t know what’s going on there...

I use it all the time #ClownSchumer

It works and is spreading...

Little Marco; Low Energy Jeb; Lying Ted; Crooked Hillary; yes they seem to work...


31 posted on 01/08/2017 11:57:52 AM PST by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: HarleyLady27

Chuck, just assuring US who he is. A man disliked beyond his circle of friends. He wasn’t expected to receive any of our new PRESIDENT TRUMP’s nominees with open arms. If there was no reason to totally dislike him, this should make amends and warrant change.


32 posted on 01/08/2017 1:05:08 PM PST by V K Lee (Is it too early for a President Trump?)
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To: Logical me

We can put them on record for their next re-election and go after them. The McCain’s,Graham’s the female Senator from Maine can be challenged and keep the Romney’s out. If Trump will keep his moxy he can start clearing the swamp at least. I think those that voted for him will stand with him.


33 posted on 01/08/2017 1:10:30 PM PST by Herman Ball
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To: HarleyLady27

The Evil Democrats leader said ,”Elections have consequences” so lets give it to them!


34 posted on 01/08/2017 1:11:50 PM PST by Herman Ball
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To: HarleyLady27

In the Constitution, as written, Congress is the most powerful body (because Congress, in the system is US (House) and our States (Senate)).

Congress shamefully lay down before Obama, but that was their choice to do that.

The Senate confirmation process looms large as a problem. There are not 60 Senators who will vote for a reasonable Associate Justice. There may not be 45.

A step in the right direction would be to restore the filibuster to its proper size and shape. That means, unlimited debate (which I think is a good thing), AS LONG AS THE MINORITY CAN HOLD THE FLOOR.

This business of “announcing” a filibuster and then moving on to other business is ridiculous, and should be ended. If Schumer can talk for a week, it’s fine with me.


35 posted on 01/08/2017 1:16:54 PM PST by Jim Noble (Die Gedanken sind Frei)
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To: HarleyLady27

Shoomer ain’t got nuffin but his big dumb mouth... It runneth ovah ...


36 posted on 01/08/2017 3:22:29 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (FU Schmuckie Shoomer (Rat-NY))
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To: HarleyLady27

The only people dumb enough to believe in the “tradition of the Senate” and that the D’s were not going to repeal the filibuster entirely (because the D’s were going to take the Senate and White House in 2017) are the Republicans in Washington. Restoring the Supreme Court to its proper role by appointing one to three conservative justices is a once in a generation opportunity. The R’s dare not fumble it.


37 posted on 01/08/2017 3:56:06 PM PST by Surfscoter (Surfscoter)
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To: HarleyLady27

Chuckles will be singing a different tune once RB Ginsburg goes room temp, swinging it back to 4-3.


38 posted on 01/09/2017 2:50:55 AM PST by ScottinVA
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To: HarleyLady27

Let them filibuster and target the 25 filibustering dem Senators who are up for reelection for defeat in 2020 like never before.


39 posted on 01/09/2017 2:54:26 AM PST by ScottinVA
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