Let the Games Begin

The Senate confirmation hearings start this week. Six are scheduled for today. The Senate democrats will act like ravening hyenas tearing at the flesh of a dead wildebeest. The most notable will be that of Sen. Jeff Sessions, a good and moral man that these wolves have known and worked with for 20 years. That matters little. They have to put on a show for the still-angry and fuming mobs. After the name-calling, baseless allegations, and sideshow theatrics, he’ll be confirmed as Attorney General, thanks to the ham-handed bullying of the almost-departed Harry ‘the slimy toad’ Reid. When he arbitrarily changed the rules from a 60-vote threshold for judges to a simple majority he must have thought the dems would maintain a majority in perpetuity. His short-sighted gamble will cost them dearly.

Jeff Sessions shunned, slandered by longtime Senate Democrat collaborators
Senate Democrats are poised to throw away 20 years of friendship and a bipartisan working relationship with Sen. Jeff Sessions to wreak political vengeance on him this week as they consider his nomination for attorney general.

Highlighting the deep partisan divide and the bad blood between Democratic lawmakers and President-elect Donald Trump, the same senators who have socialized and co-authored reams of legislation with Mr. Sessions are under pressure from liberal interest groups to air accusations that he is a racist, a sexist and a homophobe.

Senate readies for blizzard of confirmation battles
Democrats are focusing their attacks on eight nominees, three of whom come to Capitol Hill this week: Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary; Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who has been nominated to be Attorney General; and Rex Tillerson, Trump’s choice to be Secretary of State.

Grassley to allow special panel for Sessions witch-hunt

What this panel will effectively do is give a congressional soapbox, sanctioned by the GOP Judiciary chairman, to conduct a prolonged smear campaign with the intent to paint Sessions as some sort of unrepentant neo-Confederate racist.

McConnell to Dems: ‘Grow Up’ and ‘Get Past’ the Confirmation Stonewalling

What did we do? We confirmed seven Cabinet appointments the day President Obama was sworn in. We didn’t like most of them, either. But he won the election. So all of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration in having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate.

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