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Hardball: McConnell Changes Rule to Overcome Obstruction of Trump's Judicial Picks, Dems Fume
Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Guy Benson

Posted on 10/11/2017 10:38:32 AM PDT by jazusamo

Hardball: McConnell Changes Rule to Overcome Obstruction of Trump's Judicial Picks, Dems Fume

This may seem like an abstruse parliamentary maneuver -- and it is -- but Mitch McConnell just escalated the judicial wars in a minor but meaningful way. If frustrated conservatives want the GOP Senate majority to " start acting like one ," McConnell's decision eliminates a lever Democrats have been using to stymie some of President Trump's judicial picks. In that sense, he's very much acting like a majority leader; a Democratic one. Try not to let your eyes glaze over as you read the details of this move, which involves dramatically reducing the power of so-called "blue slips" on judges, with which Senators from the home state of a presidential selection have been able to withhold their consent in order to prevent that nomination from moving forward. Not anymore. McConnell warned Democrats that he was leaning this direction last month, hoping they'd abandon this form of partisan blockade. They didn't. So he's followed through on his threat -- via the Weekly Standard:

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; bluesliprule; blueslips; federaljudges; judges; judicialnominees; mcconnell; mcconnellsenaterule; pmcconnellblueslip; senate; senaterule; third100days; trump; trumpjudiciary; ussenate; winning
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Good for McConnell.
1 posted on 10/11/2017 10:38:32 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

About damned time, you pansy, limp-wristed, turtle-faced loser...!


2 posted on 10/11/2017 10:40:57 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: jazusamo

Yank the blue slip vetoes! Good!


3 posted on 10/11/2017 10:41:34 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Beer! Because you can't drink bacon!)
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To: jazusamo

Mc acting like the Republican leader?
What’s the catch?


4 posted on 10/11/2017 10:41:48 AM PDT by Leep (Less talk more ACTiON!)
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To: jazusamo

I guess the donors got through the rino haze.


5 posted on 10/11/2017 10:41:52 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: jazusamo

ABOUT DAMN TIME!! What the hell took you nearly a YEAR!! WTF!!


6 posted on 10/11/2017 10:42:01 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: jazusamo

“Good for McConnell.”

Praise for McConnell? Are you insane? LOL


7 posted on 10/11/2017 10:42:35 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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To: jazusamo

I think McTurtle may be feeling some heat.


8 posted on 10/11/2017 10:42:40 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: DannyTN

The cuck is feeling the heat.


9 posted on 10/11/2017 10:42:56 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: jazusamo

I will take a WIN anyway I get one.


10 posted on 10/11/2017 10:43:42 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: Leep

What’s the catch?

Bannon


11 posted on 10/11/2017 10:43:53 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: NorthMountain

Absolutely, you’re dead on the mark.


12 posted on 10/11/2017 10:44:23 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Leep

Catch? That it’s still just talk - no action yet?


13 posted on 10/11/2017 10:46:28 AM PDT by Let's Roll ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality" -- Ayn Rand)
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ABOUT DAMN TIME!! What the hell took you nearly a YEAR!! WTF!!

Mitch appears to have gotten hormone treatments.

14 posted on 10/11/2017 10:47:43 AM PDT by pfflier
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Lets git ‘er done, folks!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

15 posted on 10/11/2017 10:47:47 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Let's Roll

The RINOs are running scared.
They’re going to be primaried.
Steve Bannon is leading the charge.


16 posted on 10/11/2017 10:47:49 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: NorthMountain

Feeling the heat?

From his demeanor, it was thought he’d lost his last nerve.


17 posted on 10/11/2017 10:48:07 AM PDT by V K Lee (DJT: "Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. ")
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To: Common Sense 101

“About damned time, you pansy, limp-wristed, turtle-faced loser...!”

Don’t hold back now. Tell how you really feel about him!


18 posted on 10/11/2017 10:48:15 AM PDT by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: jazusamo

Too late, McTurdle. OUT OUT OUT!


19 posted on 10/11/2017 10:49:26 AM PDT by Kalamata (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out - D. Horowitz)
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McConnel’s feeling the torches burning close to his tail.


20 posted on 10/11/2017 10:49:35 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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