The Gorsuch Hearings

The democrats are in a tough spot. They have to come up with arguments against a man of such wisdom and character that he is almost unassailable. But assail him they will, because their voting base are a bunch of rabid, hate-filled ignoramuses created by a media who make sport out of ruining the lives of anyone who doesn’t take them seriously. Harry Reid, the miserable sludge who obstructed any republican efforts to govern, pulled the ‘nuclear option’ to get hundreds of O’s far left judicial nominees confirmed. He stopped just short of SCOTUS appointments. He has come to regret that, as the GOP are willing to use it to get Trump’s people confirmed. Gorsuch, a strict constitutionalist, is replacing the late Antonin Scalia. The real frenzy will not begin until the president is tasked to replace one of the leftist judges, like Breyer or Ginsburg. That would tip the balance on the court in favor of the Founding Fathers and away from ruling by personal opinion.

Get Ready To Rumble! Gorsuch Hearings Set To Begin

The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the grueling public vetting process of Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, tomorrow.
In a bid to place hurdles in the way of Gorsuch’s confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate, Democrats on committee have said they will probe him on several fronts based mainly on his record as a federal appeals court judge and a Justice Department appointee under former President George W. Bush.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz said Sunday on the Face the Nation that Democrats can try to block Gorsuch, but they will not be able to tank his appointment.

NARAL-Pro Choice, Planned Parenthood and a coalition of 50 other liberal groups sent Democratic lawmakers a letter in advance of this week’s confirmation hearings telling them to buck up.
‘Democrats have failed to demonstrate a strong, unified resistance to this nominee despite the fact that he is an ultra-conservative jurist who will undermine our basic freedoms and threaten the independence of the federal judiciary,’ the letter stated. ‘We need you to do better.’

Dem Senators want to take Gorsuch down to satisfy base, but unlikely to succeed
Barring something extraordinary, Gorsuch will be confirmed for the Scalia Seat.

Vanity Fair eventually cuts to the chase, noting one teensy-weensy problem: “In the long run, the Democrats have no power to block Gorsuch, except in the unlikely event that a solid majority of Americans comes to view anyone but Garland in Scalia’s seat as an affront to the Constitution.”

Gorsuch Confirmation Presents Democrats With 2 Difficult Paths

When it comes to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, Senate Democrats appear to have two options: Get out of the way or get run over.
Senate Republicans’ enthusiastic backing of President Trump’s nominee ensures majority support even before the confirmation hearing begins Monday. But the Republicans also hope that enough Democrats are won over by Judge Gorsuch — or recognize the inevitability of his confirmation — that they join in efforts to head off an explosive showdown over a filibuster.

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch an ‘extremist,’ Feinstein’s office says

Feinstein’s office criticized him for his hostility to the Supreme Court’s doctrine of deferring to government agencies’ interpretations of unclear federal laws. He has called the doctrine a violation of the constitutional separation of powers.

The release said he could also further weaken the tottering government regulations of political campaign financing. In a 2014 opinion, he called the act of contributing to campaigns “a basic constitutional freedom” entitled to the highest level of constitutional protection.


Filed under Democrats, Dianne Feinstein, Donald Trump, Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court, Ted Cruz, U.S. Senate

17 responses to “The Gorsuch Hearings

  1. Pistol Pete

    Secretary of State Tillerson Tells Reporters Why He Bans Press Pool From Plane

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s latest actions prove that he and the Trump administration will not back down or be bullied by the liberal press.
    Tillerson was asked by an IJR writer about what exactly he plans to do now that the media has been barred from the world-traveling plane. He responded by saying “I will now spend time working and doing what a Secretary of State should do, I wasn’t hired to do interviews, I was hired to be a diplomat”.

    Tillerson defended his action, saying, “There’s this long tradition that the Secretary spends time on the plane with the press. I don’t know that I’ll do a lot of that. I’m just not … that’s not the way I tend to work. That’s not the way I tend to spend my time. I spend my time working on this airplane.”
    CNN Is Not Happy that Conservative IJR Went On State Department Asia Trip


  2. Pistol Pete

    Guy wearing Trump hat sues bar for refusing to serve him

    Anyone who supports Trump — or believes what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims he was told as he was shown the door by a manager.


  3. Pistol Pete

    Director James Comey Confirms FBI Is Investigating Links Between Trump Campaign And Russia

    James Comey confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including if there were any ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.

    The FBI director testified alongside National Security Agency head Michael Rogers before the House Intelligence Committee Monday.

    Trey Gowdy Reminds Comey that Obama Officials Leaking Against Trump Face up to 10 Years in Prison

    Rep. Gowdy: I thought it was against the law to disseminate classified information. Is it?

    Director Comey: Oh yes. It’s a serious crime.

    Gowdy then reminded Comey that the Obama officials who leaked the classified information face up to ten years in prison.

    FBI Director Refuses to Tell Congress If He Discussed Gen. Michael Flynn’s Phone Calls with Obama
    FBI Director James Comey told Congress the FBI is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 US election.


  4. Pistol Pete

    Bergdorf blonde: Hillary and Huma spotted after day at top store’s salon – with Clinton debuting a new coif and color while Abedin lugs around her boss’ $2500 purse

    Hillary’s top aide did not get a coif and seemed to be there for work, as she was seen carrying both her boss’ $2,500 bag in addition to her own $2,600 tote
    The former Secretary of State was photographed as she made her way to a waiting car after a day spent at the John Barrett Salon, showing off the results of her new $600 haircut and $600 dye job.


  5. Pistol Pete

    Two immigrant high school students who ‘raped a fourteen-year-old girl in a bathroom’ arrived in America just months ago from El Salvador and Guatemala
    Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez, 18, have been charged with first-degree rape and sexual offense in attack at Rockville High School in Maryland
    The two arrived in the US from Central America less than a year ago
    Police say Montano and Sanchez first approached a 14-year-old girl in the school hallway and propositioned her, but she refused
    Teens then allegedly forced her into a boys’ bathroom stall, and raped her


  6. Pistol Pete

    There’s a Hillary in the Woods
    Hillary Clinton said last week that she’s distressed by the news coming out of the Trump administration and is ready to “come out of the woods.”

    The remarks were a playful reference to the hikes she took in the woods near her home after her election loss.

    Here She Comes, Ready or Not.

    Asked if she would run for Mayor of NYC, Clinton responded:

    “I’m not running for mayor of NYC because I can’t afford losing to a double-parked car in queens.”
    I am ready to come out of the woods and to help shine a light on what is already happening around kitchen tables, at dinners like this, to help draw strength that will enable everybody to keep going.”


  7. Pistol Pete

    Secret Service Removes Special Agent In Charge Of Denver District Who Didn’t Want To Take ‘A Bullet’ For Trump…

    The Secret Service will permanently remove a top special agent from her position after an investigation into her Facebook comments that she would rather not defend President Trump or take “a bullet” from him, but some agents are concerned she will simply be transferred to another government job.
    Current and former Secret Service agents and officers are worried that top officials at the agency are working to shield O’Grady from being fired.

    They are worried that she will be transferred to another division of the Homeland Security Department and allowed to serve out her time until she can retire with a pension as the agency has done with other officials in the public crosshairs.


  8. Pistol Pete

    Brazile Defends Her Decision To Leak Questions To Clinton


  9. Pistol Pete

    Ann Coulter: ‘As Long As We Live in a Country Where Liberals Are Going to Violently Attack Anyone Who Disagrees with Them, What Is the Point of Polling?’

    CNN had unveiled a push poll on Friday claiming voters support amnesty for illegal aliens and oppose President Donald Trump’s enforcement of immigration law in a blatant attempt to warp public opinion. One of the poll’s “findings” showed allegedly 90 percent want to give illegal aliens citizenship if they agree to hypothetical requirements.
    But no one will honestly answer pollsters as long as leftists are pepper-spraying, beating, egging, and terrorizing anyone open to the idea of enforcing immigration laws, Coulter told Breitbart News.


  10. Pistol Pete

    Fox News Sunday’ Panel Discussion Erupts With Shouting, Accusations of Fake News

    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” the panel discussion on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare escalated into a shouting match with multiple interruptions and accusations of fake news.

    Former advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove, conservative political commentator Rachel Campos-Duffy and Obamacare architect Dr. Ezekial Emanuel got into a heated argument after the Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden said reports of Obamacare collapsing was “fake news from you guys.”


  11. Pistol Pete

    Trump Admin To Boycott U.N. Council Over Anti-Israel Agenda

    In First, U.S. Will Not Attend U.N. Human Rights Council Meeting

    The Trump administration will boycott the United Nation’s Human Rights Council, or UNHRC, due to its efforts to advance an anti-Israel agenda, according to senior administration officials familiar with the effort who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

    The UNHRC, which includes member countries cited for mass human rights abuses, is poised on Monday to adopt at least five anti-Israel resolutions, prompting outrage in the Trump administration over what officials described as the council’s unjust bias against the Jewish state.
    What a change from Obama! Finally holding these guys to account for their nonsense, a surprisingly tough Nikkki Haley!


  12. Pistol Pete

    Largest Cinco de Mayo Parade Canceled Because of Trump Fear

    Suddenly residents of Philadelphia reevaluate their aversion to the President.

    Edgar Ramirez told a local NBC affiliate that as many as 15,000 people gather for the annual parade through South Philadelphia, marking the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.

    Ramirez told NBC the decision was “sad but responsible” amid reports of more immigration enforcement arrests on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


  13. chrissythehyphenated

    At the Gorsuch hearing, Sen. Feinstein said she finds Gorsuch’s “originalist” adherence to the Constitution “troubling.”

    In 2006, Feinstein voted to confirm Gorsuch to his current position.

    As I remarked yesterday, it must be hard to be a Democrat these days, what with having to protect and defend not the Constitution, but total left-wing nonsense.

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  14. chrissythehyphenated

    Franken reportedly said this at the Gorsuch hearing: “While no one can dispute the late Justice Scalia’s love of the Constitution, the document he revered looks very different from the one that I have sworn to support and defend.”

    How does that work exactly? Do Democrats have a special Constitution written in “evolving” ink that they swear to support and defend?

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