Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Trump Just Notched Another Four Judicial Confirmations
Daily Caller ^ | 5/16/18 | Kevin Daley

Posted on 05/15/2018 10:19:22 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-49 next last
To: ByteMercenary
Keep this in mind, McConnell and most of the Republican senate do not want a conservative flavored judiciary all across this land any more than the Rats do.

Yes, indeed. And for the proof of this, look no further than the fact these Circuit nominees of Trump's are being confirmed at a record pace even in the face of unprecedented obstruction, and refusing to take a vote on Obama's nominee to replace Justice Scalia and instead allowing us to have Trump's nominee of Gorsuch be there instead of the Court flipping to the far left.

21 posted on 05/19/2018 6:28:37 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ByteMercenary

Cruz will never be president.


22 posted on 05/19/2018 6:31:28 AM PDT by SamAdams76
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

Win

Win

Win

Win

23 posted on 05/19/2018 6:34:22 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Sh*tface John Brennan thought taking his CIA oath on the Bible was 'disgusting' - - and refused...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

I’d love to see him cement four or five young conservative jurists onto the bench in the Supreme Court. While we have a couple of solid conservatives there, they are older. I’d like to see Trump put on younger ones now. Then in the event of a commie president again, the supreme court would be solid conservative with years to go. If the older one stay on there now and die during a commie president reign, we would lose the court and forever. It is like a ball team, move the older players along into retirement and put in younger ones. Mr. Trump could ask our older ones to retire so he could replace the court’s older ones now.


24 posted on 05/19/2018 6:35:29 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (We are in the Last Days of human history. Jesus is coming back, & soon! Do U know Him?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish
Unanimous consent is NOT good. Means nominee is unpredictable and manipulable to vote Left. We’ve seen this with some of Bush’s nominees, And of course, we saw how Reagan’s Justice Kennedy wrote the deciding opinion on gay marriage and abortion.

Generally not. However, with the Senate recently confirming a nominee despite no "blue skip", the Democrats may have felt that it was better to concede on some of these rather than risk the complete elimination of blue slip holds.

In other words, they may have given consent in these cases to try to preserve the idea that their consent still matters. Better than fighting the same battle and losing again.

25 posted on 05/19/2018 6:39:13 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RetiredArmy

Trump needs a guaranteed minimum of 5-4 on the USSC. Ginsberg needs to retire immediately!


26 posted on 05/19/2018 6:39:39 AM PDT by Reily (!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: ByteMercenary
Keep this in mind, McConnell and most of the Republican senate do not want a conservative flavored judiciary all across this land any more than the Rats do.

That comment certainly supports the fact that the swamp creatures are running America - not "WE THE PEOPLE".
27 posted on 05/19/2018 7:16:19 AM PDT by Cheerio (Guns sales have suddenly gone Hogg-Wilde!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Why in the hell is Trump appointing anyone those two flaming liberals support? This is terrible news!


28 posted on 05/19/2018 8:19:39 AM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Steelfish:

A little background. I am in my 50’s and remember the Reagan era. The first 6 years, the Republicans controlled the Senate (January 1981 to January 1987). The Democrats controlled the Senate from then on. Kennedy was nominated to replace Justice Powell who was a Nixon appointee and was more Conservative the most of the Warren and Burger courts but seen as someone who as similar to Kennedy. So when Reagan nominated Kennedy, I think he was the 3rd nominee and the one that could get enough Dems to confirm (he was confirmed early in 1988). One of them was Judge Robert Bork. So in hindsight, better to get a Reagan Kennedy that a George Bush Judge Sutter, who of course waited to retire when Obama was president and Judge Sotomayer was his replacement.

So in total, Kennedy moved the court away from the Warren and Burger activist domination of previous years. Hopefully, he will retire with Trump in office and Trump can nominate his replacement.


29 posted on 05/19/2018 8:46:58 AM PDT by CTrent1564
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Fai Mao

“Sometimes the fact that The Obamanation of Desolation was lazy... is a good thing”

He really was lazy, as a matter of personal routine - below average for Presidents. In comparison, Trump has an exceptionally wide bandwidth for activity. He is able to keep so many big things progressing at the same time. He may be the most energetic US President ever. Maybe second to coffee fiend Teddy Roosevelt.

A few presidents, like Washington and Reagan, were renown for their excellent ability to pick talent, and let them run agencies. Trump picks talent, but then drives them to perform in overdrive. He holds people’s feet to the fire, in most every meeting. He sets aggressive goals and tracks them. And he has an uncanny ability to do this at a non-stop fast pace, over many broad and diverse topics at the same time. He is a Fortune 500 class manager, with a huge capacity like a supernova.

In comparison to focus and drive that Trump brings to his administration, Obama himself brought dithering and drift. It fell to staff to organize and drive their agenda. Obama himself was more of a front man to give the public speeches, who otherwise spent a lot of time lavishing in the perks and celebrity.


30 posted on 05/19/2018 8:49:38 AM PDT by BeauBo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: zeestephen; Kazan

“The article also said that Trump’s White House Counsel was now handling all judicial nominees”

I saw the White House Counsel address CPAC this year on their approach to judicial appointments.

He indicated that they are strategically selecting nominees, and that their guiding objective is to develop a judiciary that will serve as a check on, or will systematically roll back, the powers of the administrative State. That was the key feature of Gorsuch’s career, that made him their pick.

Hopefully, they are able to maintain their strategic momentum, while adopting new tactical approaches.

I expect that next year, Republicans will have a greater majority in the Senate. In the outside chance that the Republicans get 60 in the Senate, a new approach might be in order.


31 posted on 05/19/2018 9:05:23 AM PDT by BeauBo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: zeestephen

“Always-Trumpers??” Excuse me? What does that make you?


32 posted on 05/19/2018 9:09:22 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

Duck and Durtbag in support means confirmed with high suspicion.


33 posted on 05/19/2018 12:45:23 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Google Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Unanimous consent is NOT good. Means nominee is unpredictable and manipulable to vote Left. We’ve seen this with some of Bush’s nominees, And of course, we saw how Reagan’s Justice Kennedy wrote the deciding opinion on gay marriage and abortion.””

Exactly and with prejudice.


34 posted on 05/19/2018 12:46:38 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Google Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ByteMercenary

McConnell and most of the Republican senate do not want a conservative flavored judiciary all across this land any more than the Rats do.””

Really, where is the proof in support of this claim? You cannot win a war by attacking your allies.


35 posted on 05/19/2018 12:51:33 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Google Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76

Trump will never be president””

Obama


36 posted on 05/19/2018 12:54:34 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Google Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Republican Wildcat

How does your comment support the quote?


37 posted on 05/19/2018 1:19:30 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Neoliberalnot

What seems clear is that Supreme Court appointments are a crap shoot.

The McConnell-hatred and Ryan-hatred runs strong here. Those consumed with this Hatred are generally ignorant of what the leadership actually does and certainly clueless wrt the procedures of running bodies with a 271 year-old history. And handling 100 and 435 egos well enough to get anything done is no small task.

These positions are not generally sought because of the work involved. One side votes unanimously while our side splits the Republican vote for any number of reasons. This makes the jobs even more difficult.


38 posted on 05/19/2018 1:41:53 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: ByteMercenary

You don’t know that at all. Fake.


39 posted on 05/19/2018 2:03:26 PM PDT by Dave W
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: arrogantsob

Thank you. The number of ignorant posters here is rampant.


40 posted on 05/19/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT by Dave W
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-49 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson