By Rich Kozlovich
Shumer's right. Just how selfish are these Republicans? Why can't Republicans understand it's only Democrats who are allowed to change the 60 vote rule when it suits them.
See....now we have clarity!
We don't have logic, or justice, or fairness - but we have clarity! And what's the clarity we have?
The 60 vote rule is dead, and good riddence. It's not a Constitutional requirement, it's a Senate rule, and that's why Reid could do away with it when it pleased him to do so, all the while decrying anyone else do so.
Mitch McConnell needs to understand right now - the 60 vote rule is dead! Reid and Shumer killed it.
Schumer Says He'll Oppose Gorsuch Nomination, Sets Up Filibuster Showdown With GOP
On the final day of the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Senate Democratic leader announced his opposition to the Supreme Court nominee. In a speech on the Senate floor, Chuck Schumer said Gorsuch "will have to earn 60 votes for confirmation," setting up a showdown with Republican leaders who may attempt to change Senate rules. If Gorsuch "cannot earn 60 votes, a bar met by each of President Obama's nominees and George Bush's last two nominees, the answer isn't to change the rules," Schumer said. "It's to change the nominee."......
Schumer’s Machiavellian filibuster gambit
In chess, a gambit is an opening maneuver intended to draw one's opponent into a position where he can be taken advantage of. Sometimes a gambit involves the sacrifice of a piece, often a pawn, to entice the opponent. On Thursday, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that his caucus would filibuster the confirmation of President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Under current Senate rules, Republicans would be unable to stop the filibuster unless eight Democrats cross party lines and provide 60 votes for cloture. Schumer appears confident that that will not happen........
My Take - This guy is as cluelss as the others. There's no appeasing the left, not now, and certainly not when he says "it counts" replacing someone like Ginsburg. When that happens the knives will really come out. If they fold now they're done!
I'm constantly amazed as the lack of understanding of these writers. Power has to be taken and it has to be done with guts. The 60 vote rule is done, it has to be done or the Republican party as it's configured right now is done, and maybe that's not a bad thing, but in the meanwhile the damage they will leave behind won't be able to be fixed for decades. We don't have decades! We're broke and within four years it's going to hit the fan internationally. How well we withstand the next worldwide economic downturn will depend on the guts to take power into their hands right now and use it. It's no wonder they call the Republicans the Dumb Party and the Democrats the Party of Treason. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.
Leftmedia Attempts Hit Piece on Gorsuch
The New York Times decided to help out its Democrat buddies by running a story clearly designed to be used as a hit piece against Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The Times article, entitled "Neil Gorsuch Has Web of Ties to Secretive Billionaire," attempted to paint Gorsuch as a puppet of the wealthy conservative business man Philip Anschutz, due to the fact that Gorsuch had previously worked for the man years ago when he was a lawyer. The story submits no compelling evidence supporting its insinuation of corruption and offers little anecdotal evidence besides. It'd be laughable if it weren't so outrageous. The best they could come up with is that Gorsuch and some executives at Anschutz's companies decided to go in together on buying a vacation house. Shocking, no? ..........
(Editor's Note: If anyone has any doubt the 60 vote rule needs eliminated, this piece of twisted leftist logic below should be enough to abandon all doubt along with the 60 vote rule. RK)
Neil Gorsuch Is Supremely Qualified, and Must Not Be Confirmed
This is a very hard column to write. I’m about to abandon everything I have believed for much of my life about the proper principles for federal governance. Unfortunately, too many of our political leaders did that long ago, which makes this conclusion inevitable: Federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, must not be confirmed. Democrats must fight it to the bitter end. The preservation of the final, tattered remains of American constitutional government demands it...........
But no more. Gorsuch, unfortunately, must be sacrificed on the altar of obscene partisanship erected by the Republicans in recent years. Temper tantrums designed to undermine the Constitution for naked political purposes cannot be rewarded. Our government cannot survive the short-term games-playing that has replaced fidelity to the intent of the Founding Fathers’ work in forming this once-great nation...............