Skip to comments.Chuck Schumerís Supreme Court bluster
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 nations 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] dont appoint someone whos really good, Schumer huffed, were going to oppose them tooth and nail.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Go nuclear. Do it,Mitch.
I think President Trump said it right “Clown Chucky”...
Time for Scotty to beam the “updated” message about the election results to Chuck Schumer.
Two words for Chuckie: “recess appointment”
Head Clown Schumer.
This comment in the end of the article says why ‘Clown Chucky’ is so upset:
Mind you, before Election Day, Schumer fully expected that hed be Senate majority leader right now. He was utterly blindsided by the defeat of Democratic Senate candidates in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri and North Carolina.
May he join on his own, join Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
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.
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.
Well no teeth or nails then Chucky you can find out about the new Justice after they are appointed .... just like obamacare.
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.
“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.
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.
Haven’t seen that one. Gotta link?
I'm sick and tired of being governed by, in effect, one a-hole in 5-4 decisions.
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.
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.
“Dont 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.
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.
Meaning he wants RAT Judges, not what Trump has lined up...
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.
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.
MEMORIALIZED IN SONG - Master of the Clowns
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!
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 whats 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.
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.
“Schumer huffed, were going to oppose them tooth and nail.
Fine, then in the end...... it will be the Clown that is toothless.
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.
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...
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.
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.
The Evil Democrats leader said ,”Elections have consequences” so lets give it to them!
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.
Shoomer ain’t got nuffin but his big dumb mouth... It runneth ovah ...
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.
Chuckles will be singing a different tune once RB Ginsburg goes room temp, swinging it back to 4-3.
Let them filibuster and target the 25 filibustering dem Senators who are up for reelection for defeat in 2020 like never before.
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