Are Senate Democrats wasting the filibuster option on Neil Gorsuch?
President Trump's next SCOTUS pick (if he receives the opportunity) will tip the ideological balance of the court for 30+ years. Are Senate Democrats squandering the opportunity to put up a fight against Trumps next pick, who will most likely be more "radical," than Gorsuch? As Gorsuch's will most likely be confirmed this week, and there are several political journals from the left side of the aisle who are calling for Gorsuch's swift confirmation, is this act of political theater costing Democrats down the road, when the tilt of the court hangs in the balance?
doesnt much matter. repubs are changing the rules. hes in. and with redistricting, house is r for near future. we effectively have one party rule in the us federal gvt. its hardly a republic. more like a banana one. farewell, usa. twas a bittersweet saga. the bullies won the day. say good-bye to the bill of rights, forward moving, or decency and joy. grim reality for the foreseeable future. puritan fundamentalism with all its meaness is the rule of the day. im sick to my soul
by Ralph Schwartz 18 months ago
What's your thoughts on the Republicans using Harry Reid's nuclear option?Mitch McConnell used the Nuclear Option today, virtually assuring Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed to the Supreme Court tomorrow. Is this another example of how the Democrats are seeing their past tactics working against...
by crankalicious 18 months ago
It looks like Democrats are going to filibuster SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch and force Mitch McConnell to change the Senate rules so that a simple majority can confirm SCOTUS justices now and in the future.While I don't agree with judge Gorsuch on a lot of issues nor do I care for his opinions and I...
by Ralph Schwartz 18 months ago
With the Republican leadership choosing to follow in the footsteps of former majority leader Harry Reid, and change the Senate rules (known as the nuclear option) its assured that Judge Gorsuch will be confirmed tomorrow and tilt the court to the right. President Trump has the potential to...
by My Esoteric 18 months ago
My thought is No, they should go ahead and filibuster Judge Gorsuch now and not wait. The fear of filibustering now is that the Rs might use the "Nuclear Option" - using a simple majority to change Senate rules to eliminate filibustering for Supreme Court nominees; just as Democrats...
by GNelson 7 years ago
What do you think of Bernie Sanders filibuster in the Senate?He is against the tax deal and the estate tax favoring the wealthy because he thinks we can do better. He is against increasing the national debt with these tax breaks for the very rich.
by Jack Lee 18 months ago
What do I mean by that?Today in american politics and in our media, we are bombarded with distortions and spin and lies and fake news, all in an effort to confuse and confound the american people. It is hard to separate the truth from fiction and more importantly, who should we trust as leaders and...
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