Ted Cruz Pulls Democrats’ Pants Down on Opposition to Judge Gorsuch
Ted Cruz Pulls Democrats’ Pants Down on Opposition to Judge Gorsuch
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Sen. Ted Cruz: Putting Democrats on Record on 2d Amendment
“I see the point of the many Progressives outraged by Ted Cruz’s reminder today that the Democratic Party was once the home of the Ku Klux Klan.
“After all, that was when the KKK used terrorist tactics and threats of violence to intimidate Republicans, even some White ones, into swearing to only support Democrat candidates and Democrat causes.
“Shame on Cruz for bringing up this ugly history. Things are so obviously different today.”
Yesterday may be most aptly described as a three ring circus.
Ring #1 had the Democrat hissy fit failing to stop the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. Undeterred, they continued to stomp their feet and act less like the most deliberative body in the nation and more like kindergartners desperately in need of a nap. Today they aim their anger at AG nominee Jeff Sessions. Dizzy Lizzy Warren made such an ass of herself she’s not allowed to speak at all today.
Ring #2 had three liberal hacks in black robes assuming to dictate immigration policy and decide if the president should be tasked with what kind of freeloaders are allowed into the country or will they? The questions ran far afield as they grilled government representatives when they shouldn’t even be hearing the case.
Ring #3 was what CNN termed as a debate on Obamacare between Senator Ted Cruz and Bernie “the brain” Sanders. It wasn’t much of a contest as Cruz had his facts in order and poor Bernie had 3 weak talking points. It was 90 minutes of an old socialist taking a beat-down.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Tuesday that Warren had violated the upper chamber’s rules as she delivered a harsh speech opposing the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general.
“Tonight I wanted to read that letter, and Sen. Mitch McConnell and Republicans came to the floor to shut me down for reading that letter,” Warren said in a Facebook Live video late Tuesday night. “So right now what I’d like to do outside the Senate, I just want to read the letter.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren Is Told To Take HER SEAT For Inappropriate Language
“I will not be silent while the Republicans rubber stamp an AG who will never stand up to the @POTUS when he breaks the law.”
Speaking on the Senate floor, Warren quoted from 30-year-old correspondence from Coretta Scott King relating to Sessions’ failed judicial nomination in the 1980s. It was part of a barnstorming speech by the Massachusetts Senator against Sessions’ suitability for the post and attacking his record on civil rights.
Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, objected that Warren had broken Senate rules that prohibit one member impugning the conduct of another. Senators then voted 49-43 to uphold a ruling in McConnell’s favour.
He asked the court to ‘immediately’ lift a judge’s injunction or, a the very least, reinstate the part of Trump’s order that ‘extends beyond people who are in the US or who have been in the US.’
President Trump: We Are at Risk Because of Legal Fight Over Travel Restrictions
On Wednesday morning President Trump spoke to US law enforcement leaders in Washington D.C.
The president opened his speech reading the federal law that gives him the right to suspend entry of any class of aliens into the United States.
Ted Cruz CRUSHES Socialist Bernie Sanders in CNN Obamacare Debate
It was a debate for the ages. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a constitutional conservative versus Soviet-style socialist Bernie Sanders on CNN Wednesday night over the future of the failed Obamacare debacle.
It was such a bloodbath for Soviet Sanders — so much so that leftist CNN decided not to have a discussion panel after the much-ballyhooed debate event and Twitter decided to downplay by refusing to trend any of the relevant hashtags that normally would go viral.
Sanders refused to address broken Democrat promises, promises that Americans are painfully experiencing today.
As expected, CNN filled the audience with sob stories from people touting Obamacare as the second coming.
Ted Cruz treated them with compassion, grace, and logic in responding to their concerns about the repeal of Obamacare and the replacements being discussed that would not negatively affect their current coverage.
When some in the audience gave specific personal testimonies how their lives were damaged by Obamacare, heartless socialist Sanders treated them like the number they would be under socialized medicine, often turning to his Marxist talking points to bail him out when he had no logical answer to the failed Democrat Party disaster.
CNN ObamaCare Debate: Bernie Sanders Spars With Small Business Owner
WATCH THIS OLD GOAT GET HIS LUNCH EATEN
Cruz, Sanders debate Obamacare in 90 seconds
THIS IS THE CONDENSED VERSION….FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T STAND THE SIGHT OF BLOOD
Ted Cruz Pulls Out Surprise Map During Debate With Sanders to Make a Point About Trump & Obamacare
“It’s interesting, you look at this map, this also very much looks like the electoral map that elected Donald Trump,” Cruz said, holding up the map of the counties.
“It’s really quite striking that the communities that have been hammered by this disaster of a law said, ‘Enough already.’”
BUSTED: CNN Rigged Cruz-Sanders Debate – Caught Handing Out Questions To The Audience
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COMMUNIST NEWS NETWORK?
“Senator Cruz, can you promise me that you and the Republican leaders in congress will have – actually have a replacement plan in place for people like me who depend on their Medicaid? In other words, I like my coverage, can I keep it?”
Below is a close up of the question that was asked to Senator Ted Cruz. The email is from a Gmal account as you can see from the top of the paper. The subject line reads “Your Question,” as the two photographs below show.
SEE REPLY SECTION FOR MORE UNRELATED MISHMOSH
There are days when it is difficult in the extreme to find the motivation to park in front of this machine and begin my daily sojourn into the belly of the political beast. There was a time a couple years ago when there was a lot of discussion and back and forth on this blog but I suspect most have gotten bored or just lost interest and moved on. Many days it is only through a sense of indebtedness to what this has meant to me keeps me doing it.
As you all are well aware, Obama gave his farewell ‘F*ck you, America’ speech last night before 20,000 adoring, brain-dead acolytes at McCormack Center. They hung on every lie that spilled from his purple lips. He even mustered up a few tears when he talked about his baby mama and his two jaded offspring. I could fill an entire post with articles about this exercise in sophistry, but I seriously doubt you care, and frankly, I don’t either.
On the remote chance you’re interested, here are some of the headlines at Brent Bozell’s site, Newsbusters:
HERE’S A STORY YOU WON’T SEE IN THE MSM:
Obama may get rejected from golf club over Israel policies
HE WAS DUE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF AN EXCLUSIVE GOLF CLUB, AVOIDING THE $80,000 INITIATION FEE AND ALMOST $10,000/YEAR IN DUES. MOST OF THE MEMBERS ARE JEWISH AND NOT AT ALL THRILLED WITH HIM KNIFING ISRAEL IN THE BACK AT THE U.N. THAT’S THE READER’S DIGEST VERSION.
CHRISSY POSTED THE LONG VERSION OF TED CRUZ AT THE AG CONFIRMATION HEARING YESTERDAY. THIS VIDEO IS ABOUT 1 1/2 MINUTES AND IS PRETTY MUCH THE MONEY SHOT. (IF YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, SHAME ON YOU.)
“Women’s March on Washington” devolves into racial identity politics fight
Which brings us to The Women’s March on Washington, scheduled for the day after Trump’s inauguration. It appears that the concept was grassroots, but it’s now a big liberal activist group feeding frenzy. Here’s a partial list:
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called Monday’s “records request” an effort to “expose how California state legislators are wasting tax dollars to take care of another corrupt politician – Eric Holder – under the guise of resisting the rule of law on immigration and other matters.”
[CtH: I seriously wish I had more money, so I could throw some at Judicial Watch. I get their announcements in my Facebook feed and am salivating over all the cases they’re going after.]
The Supreme Court has turned away former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s bid for reinstatement of a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.
[CtH: I thought Ventura was mostly just a joke until he did this and then I switched to thinking he is something I don’t say out loud because I’m a lady.]
A Texas judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed last year by the father of “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed against several conservatives.
THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCASIANS MUST CONTINUE TO STIR THE RACIAL HATRED CAULDRON TO KEEP THEIR CLUELESS SHEEP IN LINE.
[CtH: Anger is one of the Seven Deadly Sins.]
A controversial student painting in the Capitol depicting police officers as pigs was rehung and removed upwards of three times Tuesday following an a special event to return it to the wall.
If you don’t see anything else today, see this. Pay particular attention at around 11:00.
Jan 10, 2017: Ted Cruz Awesomely Rebuts Democrat Smears Against Jeff Sessions [12:44]