Daily Archives: September 7, 2017
One of Trump’s nominees for appeals court is Amy Coney Barrett, a Notre Dame Law School professor and a Roman Catholic. Democrats Feinstein, Hirono, and Durbin made her religious convictions an issue during her confirmation hearing.
Republican Sen. Ben Sasse noted that this line of questioning violated the Constitution’s religious test clause.
Durbin said that, because Barrett has been “outspoken” on the topic of “how a person with strong religious beliefs becomes a judge and looks at American law”, the questions were legitimate.
I think it’s more to the point to say that Democrats can’t stand conservative Christians, especially not the Catholic ones, and that they have zero qualms about making religion an issue when it suits them. You KNOW they’d be screaming bloody murder if Republicans asked a Muslim jurist how his faith would influence his judicial conduct.
Remember when long-time Leftist Sonia Sotomayor said she’d be a good SCOTUS judge, because she was a “wise Latina”?
Obama et al. didn’t care that she had never issued any important decisions, made a name for herself as a legal scholar or particularly respected jurist, and that 60% of her lower court decisions had been overturned on appeal. They only cared that she could be relied on to ignore the law in favor of promoting Progressive causes.
Barrett herself said, “It is never appropriate for a judge to apply their personal convictions, whether it derives from faith or personal conviction. My own personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear on the discharge of my duties as a judge.”
Not that they believed her. Personally, I think they assume everyone is as willing to prostitute themselves for politics as they themselves are.
Donald Trump is a businessman, not a politician. That fact, as much as perhaps any other, is why he bested 16 other primary foes and stunned the nation by besting the heir apparent, a sociopathic liar who never met a dollar she didn’t covet. Make no mistake, he is a far, far better alternative to the evil Cankles was prepared to wreak. Still and all, Trump’s forte is making deals. The republicans gave him nothing. He did away with a lot of onerous regulations and the climate change scheme through executive order, but was so eager to appear presidential he’d have signed any legislation they sent him.
They gave him nothing. No border wall funding, no tax cuts, not even the so-called ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare. Whether out of spite or cowardice, they have fought him on almost anything. So, Trump decided if they won’t deal with him, the democrats will. And they did. Democrats had absolutely no power to stop anything, and Trump handed them the power to attach amendment to any legislation while denying anything to republicans. DACA will be the first amendment rider with making Obamacare permanent close behind. The dems now have the best of both worlds… they get to have their own way and trash Trump like they always do. Witness the savagery displayed after Sessions announced the ending of the DREAM act, only to have Trump gave Congress 6 months to fondle each other after which he will “revisit” it.
Will Democrats Take ‘Yes’ For An Answer on DACA, or Demagogue Compromises to Protect a Wedge Issue?
IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER YOU’RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION
Unforgivable: Donald Trump just made Chuck Schumer POTUS
The president’s total capitulation occurred in a Wednesday meeting with congressional leaders from both parties. Earlier, Minority Leaders Pelosi and Schumer proposed a plan to tie Hurricane Harvey relief to a short-term debt ceiling increase until mid-December. President Trump agreed to support the Democratic plan. To make matters even worse, the president said Wednesday that his administration will always “automatically” agree on increasing the debt ceiling.
YOU CAN KISS THE 15% CORPORATE TAX RATE GOODBYE. DEMOCRATS WANT NO PART OF IT AND THE REPUBLICANS CAN NO LONGER DO ANYTHING.
GOP leaders ‘shocked’ following Trump deal with Democrats
Several Republicans briefed on the meeting said that Trump, who has been absent a major legislative achievement for his first seven months in office, was hungry for a deal.
“The President was in deal-cutting mode,” a Republican familiar with the meeting told CNN. “He was sick of this fight.”
TRUMP Goes Around Do-Nothing Republican Leaders and Strikes Debt Limit Deal with Pelosi-Schumer
During a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House, Trump surprised his GOP colleagues when he granted Democrats’ request that Republicans pass a Hurricane Harvey relief package with a three-month debt increase. Top White House officials and GOP leaders had spent the past few days urging Republicans to raise the debt ceiling through the 2018 midterm election.
How Trump Caved To Dems Over Debt Ceiling, Govt. Funding
“We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. We agreed to a three-month extension on debt ceiling, which they consider to be sacred — very important — always we’ll agree on debt ceiling automatically because of the importance of it,” Trump told reporters Wednesday aboard Air Force One.
Trump’s Deal with Democrats Is a Warning to Republicans — Establishment and Conservative Alike
The deal is a warning to Republicans — primarily to the party establishment, which has fought Trump at every turn, but also to conservative Republicans, who have long worried about Trump shifting leftwards.
By working with Democrats, Trump can bypass the Republican leadership, GOP moderates, and personal foes like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). However, it also means that he can cobble deals together between liberal Republicans and the Democrat minority, leaving conservatives out in the cold.
BANNON IS GONE, GORKA IS GONE; NO CONSERVATIVES LEFT. UBER-LIBERAL IVANKA NOW TRUMP’S MAIN ADVISER.
Ivanka Trump Pitches Conservative Leaders on Doubling Child Tax Credit
Trump did not provide numbers on what the policy would cost overall, or whether it would apply to all taxpayers or just those who are below a certain income bracket. The initiative is one previously alluded to in an April White House document that outlined the administration’s vision for tax reform. Part of the appeal of the tax credit is that it benefits regular working families, according to meeting attendees who spoke to Politico.
Schumer: Debt Ceiling Deal “A Really Good Moment of Some Bipartisanship”
[CtH: So says the man for whom “bipartisanship” means “our side gets everything we want.”]
McConnell on Debt Limit Deal: ‘The President Agreed With Sen. Schumer and Congresswoman Pelosi’
HE COULD HAVE ADDED: ‘WE DON’T CARE AS LONG AS WE KEEP OUR JOBS AND GET OUR SHARE OF THE MONEY.’
Meet the Swamp: Donald Trump Punts September Agenda to December After Meeting with Congress
CHECK THE SMUG LOOK ON SCREWMER’S FACE.
[CtH: Wait, what? I thought anyone who agreed to sit in the same room with Trump was a traitor to the Resistance.]
Congress has to pass an emergency funding bill for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Louisiana and Texas and raise the debt ceiling. They also need to pass a budget or a continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown. The group also discussed the future of DACA recipients and Trump’s six-month window allowing Congress to come up with a solution before the program ends.
Ann Coulter: We Made Donald %#&@ Trump PRESIDENT — What Else Can We Do?
Congress has tried to sneak through amnesties three times in a little more than a decade. Every time, the American people somehow found out — despite the best efforts of the press — rose up in a rage and killed the proposed bills.
I was adding extras to Pete’s post, but it got so it was taking too long to refresh, so here’s the rest.
After Trump announced he would donate $1 million of his own money to hurricane relief, Trump haters griped that it was “chump change” and why did he have to make it all about him and was he really going to do it at all?
After the White House issued a written statement detailing the twelve organizations he and Melania had chosen, Trump haters griped that it was “a lot of religious (and only Christian) groups” and “they just want to make [us] call 12 different places to confirm the donations” and, again, “so what, he’s a billionaire.”
I’m kinda wondering how many of these jerks have donated anything. Also, how many non-Christian groups are out there providing aid? Muslim groups? Progressive groups? Black Lives Matters? Antifa? Hello? Anybody?
USA Today proudly reported that it had ID’ed 4500 Trump golf-club members through their social media accounts as well as an online service that lets golfers track their handicaps. Apparently, it’s okay to dox* people for the horrible crime of playing golf, because Trump isn’t all transparent-y the way Obama was. Or something.
dox: search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.
I’ll add MORE below in comments as I find stuff.