On Gorsuch and Such… Day Two

The Democrat clown show lasted more than 11 hours yesterday.  As a public service, I’m posting an assembly of short clips of stalwarts such as Feinstein, Franken, Durbin, Coons, and especially Senator Pat “Depends” Leahy. Rush gave him that nickname because the first time he was on the Senate Intelligence Committee (how’s THAT for an oxymoron?), he purposely made Reagan’s plans to attack Libya public. He was removed from his committee assignment then, but as is always the case with pestilence, he returned. Watch the clip of this bald fraud and see if you can tell whether or not he’d been drinking or at least hung over. “Mumbles” would be a more appropriate moniker.

FNN: Sen. Leahy Asks Gorsuch About GOP Treatment of Merrick Garland, Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

They did their best to trap Judge Gorsuch, smear him or sully his record. What was first and foremost, apparently, was that they wanted a promise from him not to try to overturn Roe v. Wade.  Abortion is the sacrament to the religion of Liberalism and must be protected at all costs.  There were light moments ,and you must see what his obituary would be. Any senator who votes against this very good man should be beaten severely with their own bank book.

Timely new tv ad ‘The Ginsburg rule’ destroys Dems about to pound Judge Neil Gorsuch

“Democrats are attacking Judge Neil Gorsuch because he won’t promise to support their political agenda,” a voiceover in the ad begins. Then in a “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” moment, the ad pivots to the 1993 confirmation hearings of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, during which she refused to answers posed to her by senators — in excess of 70 times.

Her repeated refusal prompted then-Sen. Joe Biden to come to her support.  “You not only have a right to choose what you will answer and not answer, but in my view you should not answer a question of what your view will be,” he told her during the course of the confirmation proceedings.

Gorsuch Makes Minced Meat of Dick Durbin’s Gotcha Attempt

Senators on the Judiciary Committee took turns spending thirty minutes grilling Gorsuch.

When it was Sen. Durbin’s (D-IL) turn to bat, he flamed out. Gloriously.

“Do you believe that there are ever situations where the cost of maternity leave to an employer can justify an employer asking only female applicants and not male applicants about family plans?” Sen. Durbin asked.

To which Gorsuch sternly replied, “Those are not my words and I would never have said them.”

“I didn’t say that,” said Durbin.

“I asked you if you agreed with this statement.”

“And I’m telling you I don’t,” Gorsuch scowled.

WTF Is A Super-Precedent!? Gorsuch Makes Dianne Feinstein Look Like A Twit Over Roe v. Wade

AL FRANKEN IN A BLUE RIBBON MORON

Al Franken Beclowns Himself Over Gorsuch For The Second Day In A Row

Franken Visibly Frustrated When Gorsuch Doesn’t Take Bait on Merrick Garland Question

Gorsuch Fires Back At Democrats

Neil Gorsuch quizzed by Grassley, Feinstein about Roe v. Wade; see how he responds

Dem Senator Tries, Fails To Pin Down Gorsuch On Hobby Lobby Ruling

The case, which Gorsuch heard as an appeals judge and which was later heard by the Supreme Court, asked if for-profit corporations could bring claims under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  In this instance, the owners of Hobby Lobby said they had a religious objection to providing certain forms of contraception to their employees. Gorsuch ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, attracting criticism from Coons.

WATCH:

Coons asked Gorsuch why he ruled in favor of allowing for-profit corporations to bring claims under the RFRA.

Gorsuch responded that the law as drafted did not distinguish between natural persons and corporations, and that corporate personhood was a well-established principle of law. He further explained that the government conceded in that case that a non-profit corporation could bring a RFRA claim.

Coons rebutted that it was a “big leap” to take those facts and apply them to for-profit corporations.

“The position you’re advocating is a fine position,” Gorsuch responded. “It’s a respectable position. It’s a good position. It was adopted by precisely two justices of the Supreme Court.”

Gorsuch was referring to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. Two of the four dissenters in the case, Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan, declined to join the portion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s opinion, which held for-profit corporations or their owners cannot bring claims under the RFRA.  Only Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor have taken the position RFRA doesn’t apply to corporate entities.

Coons then pivoted away from Hobby Lobby and asked generally about judicial deference to the beliefs of religious objectors.

Ted Cruz and Neil Gorsuch on “the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything”

What Gorsuch Would Want In His Obituary

The 49-year-old jurist then produced an at-times emotional two-minute monologue of what he would like his obituary to to be. It’s an assignment he gives his students at the end of each semester, Gorsuch told Sasse.

“They hate it. They think it’s corny. Well, it might be a little corny,” Gorsuch said with a hint of self-deprecation.

He continued:

“And people want to be remembered for the kindnesses they showed other people, by and large. What I try to point out is, it’s not how big your bank account balance is, nobody ever puts that in their draft obituary, or that they billed the most hours, or that they won the most cases. It’s how they treated other people along the way. And for me, it’s the words I read yesterday from Increase Sumner’s tombstone. And that means as a person, I’d like to be remembered as a good dad, a good husband, kind and mild in private life, dignified and firm in public life. And I have no illusions that I’ll be remembered for very long. If Byron White is as nearly forgotten as he is now, as he said he would be, I have no illusions, I won’t last five minutes; that’s as it should be. The great joy in life, Shaw said, is devoting yourself to a cause you deem mighty before you are thrown on the scrap heap. An independent judiciary in this country, I can carry that baton for as long as I can carry it, and I have no illusions I’m going to last as long as you suggest, and that’ll be good enough for me.”

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12 responses to “On Gorsuch and Such… Day Two

  1. Pistol Pete

    Gregg Jarrett: Sorry Dems, Judge Gorsuch is un-Borkable

    Gorsuch’s credentials are too impeccable, his intellect too keen and his temperament too even to fall victim to the kind of debasement that felled Judge Robert Bork and coined an infamous phrase.

    If the Gorsuch confirmation hearings have proven anything, it’s that his opponents have no powder in their guns. Try as they may, there is little in the record of Neil Gorsuch that can be faulted. His rulings have been fair, his legal mind agile, and his fidelity to the law unimpeachable.
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/03/21/gregg-jarrett-sorry-dems-judge-gorsuch-is-un-borkable.html

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Jesse Jackson Jr. says couple owes $1.8M: ‘Something has to give’

    Jackson Jr. talked to reporters during an at-times rambling question-and-answer session following a brief hearing in his divorce case at the Daley Center, opining on the state of Washington politics and the best way to settle the couple’s bills. Neither Jackson nor his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, has worked since their release from prison after serving sentences meted out for misusing campaign funds and tax charges.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/jesse-jackson-jr-says-hes-1-8-million-in-debt/

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Mugabe is asking back the white farmers he chased away

    In 2000 Robert Mugabe shocked the world when he made dramatic changes to land ownership laws in Zimbabwe which resulted in thousands of white Zimbabwean farmers being forced to give up their farms and many to leave the country.

    Those white farmers owned 70% of the most arable land in the country which they had inherited from a colonial past built on racial hierarchy.

    The country that was once dubbed “the breadbasket of the region” has suffered an estimated $12 billion in lost agriculture production since the land occupations took place and has had to rely on donor handouts and food imports from neighboring countries. At least 1.8 million tonnes of the staple grain, maize, is required annually to feed the nation.

    https://qz.com/458137/mugabe-is-asking-back-the-white-farmers-he-chased-away/

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Tillerson: ‘I didn’t want this job’

    When asked why he agreed to take on the position of secretary of State, Tillerson said his wife said, “God’s not through with you.”

    He added: “I was supposed to retire in March, this month. I was going to go to the ranch to be with my grandkids.”

    Tillerson said he serves at the “pleasure of the president.”

    “My wife convinced me,” he said. “She was right. I’m supposed to do this.”

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/tillerson-i-didnt-want-this-job/ar-BByziqu?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

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  5. Pistol Pete

    Immigration provision cut from Obamacare rollback, angering conservatives

    RYAN IS EXPECTED TO PULL HIS BILL BEFORE A SCHEDULED VOTE TOMORROW BECAUSE HE DOESN’T HAVE THE VOTES TO PASS IT.

    Republican Representative Lou Barletta issued a statement on Monday evening, after the change was made, saying he could no longer support the bill, citing the obscure provision.

    “I am concerned that the bill lacks sufficient safeguards for verifying whether or not an individual applying for health care tax credits is lawfully in this country and eligible to receive them,” said the Pennsylvania lawmaker.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-obamacare-immigration-idUSKBN16S2RX

    Rand Paul: ‘Easily 35 No Votes’ Against Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0, ‘I Would Predict They Pull Bill, Start Over’

    i think if conservatives stick together, they will have earned a seat at the table where real negotiation to make this bill an acceptable bill will happen. But it’s interesting what conservatives are doing to change the debate. We went from keeping the Obamacare taxes for a year — hundreds of billions of dollars — but they’re coming towards us because we’re standing firm. So we have to stick together, and if we do stick together there will be a real negotiation on this. The main goal I have is not to pass something that does not fix the situation.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/21/exclusive-rand-paul-easily-35-no-votes-paul-ryans-obamacare-2-0-predict-pull-bill-start/

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Rep. Maxine Waters Tweets Trump Better “Get Ready For Impeachment”

    Out of everyone currently in Congress, I think it’s safe to say that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is having the hardest time coming to grips with Donald Trump’s presidency. She skipped the inauguration, passed on Trump’s address to Congress, called the Trump White House a bunch of “scumbags,” and has been daydreaming over Trump’s impeachment since before he was even inaugurated.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/03/21/rep–maxine-waters-tweets-get-ready-for-impeachment-n2302018

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  7. Pistol Pete

    Philadelphia’s Democratic DA Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges

    Seth Williams charged with taking more than $160,000 in luxury gifts, cash

    IN THE ORIGINAL STORY IT TOOK UNTIL THE 11TH PARAGRAPH TO FIND HE IS A DEMOCRAT.

    Philadelphia’s top prosecutor, Democratic District Attorney Seth Williams, was charged Tuesday with taking more than $160,000 in luxury gifts, Caribbean trips, and cash, often in exchange for official favors.

    Williams, a career prosecutor, was under investigation for nearly two years, according to an unsealed bribery and extortion indictment.

    Williams earns $175,000 a year as district attorney but claims he ran into financial trouble after a divorce and by trying to foot the bill for his daughters’ tuition for private school, CBS News reported Tuesday.
    http://freebeacon.com/politics/democrat-philadelphias-top-prosecutor-charged-with-federal-corruption-charges/

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  8. Pistol Pete

    Nancy Pelosi Tries to Start a Chant at Save Obamacare Rally, Doesn’t Go Well

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  9. Pistol Pete

    A ‘Blacks Only’ Field Trip Has Parents Stunned and Outraged

    An Indiana school district is coming under fire after planning an upcoming field trip that would only allow black students to attend, and it has both white and black parents crying foul.

    ABC57 reported that a total of seven schools in the South Bend school district are participating in two separate trips to three colleges in the area, but only students who are African-American are allowed to participate in the field trip.

    I was hired to look at the issues facing African-American kids in the South Bend Community Schools Corporation and my job specifically says that I need to develop programs and develop strategies to help these kids and their families become more successful academically.

    http://threepercenternation.com/2015/04/a-blacks-only-field-trip-has-parents-stunned-and-outraged/

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  10. Pistol Pete

    Giddy CNN Swoons Democrats Are Giving ‘Testier’ Gorsuch ‘A Run for His Money’

    During the second break in day two of Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing Tuesday afternoon, CNN detected some wind in their sails as they swooned and congratulated their Democratic allies for supposedly giving the “testy” Gorsuch “a little bit more of a run for his money.”

    CNN found nothing to object to in the first break around lunchtime, so it was inevitable that they would concoct some sort of liberal spin to give Senate Democrats a boost.
    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/03/21/giddy-cnn-swoons-democrats-are-giving-testier-gorsuch-run-his-money

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  11. Pistol Pete

    Teen’s Dorito-Themed ‘Promposal’ to Girl With Down Syndrome Goes Viral
    YOUR FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE DAY

    A high school student asked his best friend’s little sister, who has Down syndrome, to prom, and the heartwarming “promposal” was captured on video.

    Shaedon Wedel, a senior at Newton High School in Newton, Kansas, had been planning to ask Carlie Wittman, 15, to be his prom date since the beginning of the school year, and he finally did so last Friday.

    Wedel, 18, posted a video to Facebook that shows him walking up to Carlie’s doorstep with flowers, a bag of Doritos and an amazing shirt that said: “I know I’m NACHO your typical Dorito but… I’m going to be CHEESY and ask: will you go to prom with me?”
    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/21/promposal-kansas-teen-uses-doritos-ask-girl-down-syndrome-prom

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  12. Pistol Pete

    Black Lives Matter activists protest Harlem’s Red Rooster while the eatery’s celeb chef mourns his mom in Sweden.

    MARCUS SAMUELSSON IS A REGULAR ON THE FOOD NETWORK AND ONE OF THE BEST CHEFS IN THE WORLD.

    Restaurant insiders have been buzzing all week that Samuelsson, who can usually be found ruling over his Red Rooster eatery, hadn’t been seen in a while. When Black Lives Matter protesters randomly interrupted diners Monday night, his usually calming presence was especially missed.

    “You need to take that s–t downtown to the 21 Club!” yelled one staffer, telling protesters they were targeting the wrong crowd.

    As it turns out, Samuelsson was overseas, where he had much bigger fish to fry.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/black-lives-matter-protests-red-rooster-owner-mourns-mom-article-1.3004778

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