Skip to comments.How To Make Chuck E. Schumer Cry Again
Posted on 04/05/2017 7:14:59 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Throughout its history, the United States Senate has experienced disgraceful filibusters (Strom Thurmond against the 1957 Civil Rights Act), entertaining filibusters (Huey Long in 1935 reciting a fried-oyster recipe) and symbolic filibusters (Rand Paul making a point about drone strikes in 2013). But the filibuster that Chuck Schumer is about to undertake against Judge Neil Gorsuchs nomination to the Supreme Court is perhaps the institutions dumbest.
Hard to argue with that, but in the interest of progressive politics there is nothing so dumb that the Democrats wont do it.
It wont block Gorsuch, wont establish any important jurisprudential principle, and wont advance Democratic strategic goals indeed the opposite. A Gorsuch filibuster would be an act of a sheer partisan pique against the wrong target, with the wrong method, at the wrong time.
I say go for it; if the so-called nuclear option eliminates the filibuster for Supreme Court Justices now Trump will be able to easily get his subsequent candidates for justices approved. And if it isnt eliminated now the Democrats (who have already talked about using the nuclear option if Republicans filibustered a Supreme Court nomination from a prospective President Hillary Clinton) will implement it as soon as they are in power again anyway. So it looks like a win-win to me. Go for it Chuck E!
Theres a lot of downside for the Dems so maybe Chucky wont actually follow through with his threat. Then again, they are a petulant lot -
so its hard to say for sure. The good news is that either way, Trump wins.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
Turn off the Senate cameras?
Upchuck-Schmuck Schumer boo hoo, waa waa.
I can answer that. Bitch-slap him like the whining pussy he is!
I don’t want to see him cry. I want to see him do a psychotic break and go absolutely frothing-at-the-mouth scary batshit crazy - on camera. Maybe then people will get a clue about the totalitarian wing of the democrat party.
I don’t know, l saw McTraitor calling the nuke option a tragedy today. We can only lose 1 vote against the filibuster rule change.
Why does it matter? Snowe, McCain, Flake and the idiot from Alaska will vote with the dems. Watch.
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