Senate Republicans State No Hearings & No Votes for Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Just Like Joe Biden Stated in 1992
SORRY DEMOCRATS, THE REPUBLICANS ARE JUST DOING WHAT JOE BIDEN HAD PREVIOUSLY SAID THE DEMOCRATS WOULD DO TO GEORGE H.W. BUSH …
Washington, DC is full of hypocrites and this time the Democrats are about to eat a great big hypocrisy sandwich. Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced with the solidarity and united front of Republicans that there would be no hearings and no votes for any Supreme Court justice nominee until Obama is out of office. Obama, Biden, Schumer and the rest of the Democrats can all claim that they are outraged and this is a disgrace to the process, but they are all on record in the past of saying and doing the same thing. Actually in 1992 Biden stated as the head of the judiciary committee, “The Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling hearings on the nomination, until after the political campaign season is over.” As opined at Hot Air, Democrat Chucky Schumer is at a loss for words when trying to spin Biden’s comments. That’s a first.
We are going to hold the spineless McConnell and Senate Republicans to Mitch’s recent comment … There will be a political revolution if he goes back on these words.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of staunch House conservatives there isn’t “a snowball’s chance in hell” that he will back down from his opposition to confirming a Supreme Court justice before a new president is elected.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday united behind an official position on how to deal with President Obama’s expected nominee to replace the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia: no hearings, no votes and no new justice until Obama is out of office.
“Presidents have a right to nominate, just as the Senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a morning floor speech. “In this case, the Senate will withhold it.”
That declaration was underscored after McConnell held a closed-door meeting with Republicans sitting on the Senate Judiciary Committee. All 11 GOP panel members subsequently signed a letter pledging not to hold hearings on any replacement for Scalia until a new president is inaugurated.
Their decision not to act, they said, was “based on constitutional principle and born of a necessity to protect the will of the American people.” But Republican senators have also been emboldened in recent days by past statements from Democratic senators arguing against confirming the judicial nominees of Republican presidents in election years.
In particularly heavy rotation Tuesday was Vice President Biden’s 1992 suggestion, made when he was a senator and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, that the panel ought to “seriously consider” not holding hearings on an election-year Supreme Court nominee.
Two Faces of Democrat Chucky Schumer … FLASHBACK: In 2007, Schumer Called For Blocking All Bush Supreme Court Nominations (VIDEO)
The lying, duplicitous, double-talking Democrat Chucky Schumer was against lame duck presidential SCOTUS appointments, before he was for it …
So Schumer was all for the status quo of the balance of power of the SCOTUS in 2007, why not now? Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer took to the Sunday talk shows to state that the Republicans had no right to block Barack Obama from appointing a new SCOTUS following the sudden death Justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend. Scumer was appalled that the GOP would do such a thing. REALLY? It was just in 2007 while GWB was in his final 18 months of his presidency that Schumer stated the exactly same thing. The hypocritical Schumer vowed not to confirm any justices for the remainder of Bush’s term in office. But of course this is different, because an Obama nominee would be a liberal ideologue.
“We should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court except in extraordinary circumstances … Considering the Constitutional harm and dramatic departures that are in store if those few are joined by one more ideological ally … I will do everything in my power to prevent one more ideological ally from joining Roberts and Alito on the court.”
Now all of a sudden Schumer is whining and crying a river of obstruction when they , namely he, stated to do the same. Schumer stated in his ABC interview, we Democrats didn’t do it. REALLY?
During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer decried the intent of many Senate Republicans to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing the successor to deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
But less than a decade ago, Schumer advocated doing the same exact thing if any additional Supreme Court vacancies opened under former President George W. Bush.
Almost immediately after Scalia’s death was announced Saturday evening, Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates began arguing the appointment of his successor should be left to the next president. Schumer lamented this outlook as pure obstructionism.
Hmm … Schumer claims the Democrats have never done this before … can you say BORK?
DONALD TRUMP SAID WHAT!!!
Donald Trump in an MSNBC interview that he gets along with three of the most vile Democrats out there, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Chucky Schumer. Trump then went on to say that he would work with Democrats. WHAT!!! Dude, if elected you are about to be handed the presidency with a GOP controlled House and Senate, and you are going to be working with Democrats? Sorry, but the only way we are ever going to be able to fix this country is do nothing what Pelosi, Reid and Schumer want. It is their polices and Obama’s that have been driven down our throats without our buy in that have caused the damage.
“I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid. And frankly, if I weren’t running for office I’d be able to deal with her [Pelosi], I’d be able to deal with Reid, I’d be able to deal with anybody.”
People better take a good listen to what this man is saying before the vote. He has only praise for these three shrill Democrats but can say nothing good about his Republican presidential contenders?
“I think I’m going to be able to get along with Pelosi — I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” referring to the House minority leader.
“Reid’s going to be gone. I’ve always had a decent relationship with Reid,” Trump said, referring to Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Senate minority leader. “I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid.”
Trump said he thought he’d get along with “just about everybody,” including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), likely to be the next Senate Democratic leader, who Trump said he was “close to … in many in ways.”
The real estate mogul is targeting GOP rival Ted Cruz, against whom Trump is running neck and neck in Iowa a week out from the state’s caucuses. Trump argues that the Texas senator won’t work with others in Congress and that while both candidates have positioned themselves as political outsiders, Trump argues even Republicans don’t want Cruz.
“He is a guy that nobody likes and nobody trusts,” Trump said on MSNBC before reiterating that Cruz “is a nasty guy, he says things that are very nasty, so I have to be nastier than him and it’s just one of those things.”
“I’ve been in politics all my life, I’ve been dealing with politicians all my life,” Trump said of whether he would have any friends in Congress.
So is Barack Obama and his minions going to compare Chucky Schumer to hardline Iranians?
The top U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has come out and said that he opposes Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. The next in line to become the Democrat Senate Minority leader has gone against the Obama White House and actually done the right thing. Schumer has put America first and Obama second. Its is about time the Democrat party or at least a high ranking Democrat has done so. Also, Representative Eliot L. Engel of New York, the ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has also opposed the deal. on Friday, Congress, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), said on Friday that he would follow suit and vote against Obama’s naive nuke deal.
Chuck Schumer stated that he will not approve the Iran nuclear dead because “he believes that Iran will not change … “. There is ver little that I agree with Schumer; however, lets give credit where credit is due. However, if this is just a ploy by Schumer, knowing that there are enough liberal, ignorant law makers to approve Obama’s terrible nuke deal for the US, Israel and its Middle East allies, then shame on Schumer.
Senator Chuck Schumer, the most influential Jewish voice in Congress, said Thursday night that he would oppose President Obama’s deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program.
“Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed,” Mr. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in a lengthy statement. “This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval.”
Mr. Schumer had spent the last several weeks carrying a dog-eared copy of the agreement in his briefcase and meeting with Mr. Obama and officials like Wendy R. Sherman, the deal’s chief negotiator. With his decision, he paves the way for other Democrats on the fence to join Republicans in showing their disapproval.
Claiming September’s vote on whether to support the deal carries similar weight to the 2002 decision to invade Iraq, Obama suggested the soundtrack to both historic moments was the “drumbeat of war.”
And he charged that Republicans who have vowed to defeat the agreement were making “common cause” with hardliners in Iran.
DINGY HARRY GONE IN 2016 …
The New York Times is reporting that 75 year old Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) will not been seeking reelection in 2016. This will finally bring to an end Reid’s three decade Congressional career. Harry Reid has been a Nevada senator since 1986. Since 2008 Reid had done nothing but put forth Obama’s agenda against the will of the people and made sure to block any and all GOP bills in the US Senate. Personally, I say good riddance. Lately Reid has become nothing more than a miserable and crotchety individual. He should have retired during his last Senate election. Reid suffered a serious eye and facial injuries in a January 1, 2015 at his Las Vegas home and has seemed to never have recovered. This will probably mean that Sen. Chucky Schumer will slide into the Minority leader position.
One of Dingy Harry’s more Classless moments in the Senate, with help from San Fran Nan
Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.
Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s midterm elections.
“I understand this place,” Mr. Reid said. “I have quite a bit of power as minority leader.”
He has already confounded the new Republican majority this year by holding Democrats united against a proposal to gut the Obama administration’s immigration policies as well as a human-trafficking measure Democrats objected to over an anti-abortion provision.
“I want to be able to go out at the top of my game,” said Mr. Reid, who used a sports metaphor about athletes who try to hang on too long. “I don’t want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter.” …
I could not agree more with The American Spectator:
I can’t say that I’m sorry to see him go even if it means he’ll probably be replaced by Chuck Schumer. But there’s a good chance a Republican could win his seat though one wonders if his son Rory will seek the Democratic nomination.
Whether it was declaring the War in Iraq lost before the surge (VIDEO), his vicious personal attacks against Mitt Romney and the Koch Brothers on the Senate floor represent much of what is wrong with 21st century liberalism in America.
Reid’s date of expiration passed long, long ago.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Says Dems Screwed Up Passing Obamacare … “Democrats Blew the Opportunity the American People Gave Them” in 2008 and “Put All of Our Focus on the Wrong Problem”
ISN’T THIS INTERESTING, DEMOCRAT CHUCKY SCHUMER SAYS THAT DEMOCRATS SCREWED UP PASSING OBAMACARE …
Speaking Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, New York Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer had an epiphany and stated that “Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” after the 2008 election. Schumer went on to say that, “We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem, health care reform.” Gee, ya think? Sen. Schumer was one of the 60 Democrat senators who passed Obamacare, with not one GOP vote, and forced the unpopular law down the throats of Americans. Now suddenly because as we predicted back then, it would be their undoing, Schumer has misgivings that Democrats focused on it first and did not focus on what Americans were dealing with on a day to day basis, a poor economy and unemployment. Schumer told those in attendance “that considering 85% of all Americans got their health care from either the government, Medicare, Medicaid, or their employer … we would still only be talking about only 5% of the electorate.” Wasn’t that the same argument that those opposed to Obamacare were making in 2009? Why blow up the healthcare system in the United States for only 5% of the people? This is a kin to demolishing a house because the back porch needs repair. Not only did Democrats not listen to the people, the law they forced upon them was nothing more than a lie.
Democrats made a strategic mistake by passing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said Tuesday.
Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in the 2008 elections, a Democratic landslide, by focusing on healthcare reform instead of legislation to boost the middle class.
But why is Sen. Schumer talking about the Democrats disastrous decision to pass Obamacare now, is it because they have buyer’s remorse and care about the American people? Not at all, it is because they have taken a political shellacking in 2010 and 2014 and now find themselves in the minority in the House and the Senate. It all has to do with power, not the people. Honestly, who in their right mind thought that an unpopular bill that adversely affected so many people to only benefit a few would not have ramifications? If Democrats could not see that, then they deserve what they got.
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle-class oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus. But unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem — health care reform. Now the plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed, but it was not the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs, not changes in health care.
This makes sense, considering 85% of all Americans got their health care from either the government, Medicare, Medicaid, or their employer. And if health care costs were going up, it really did not affect them. The Affordable Care Act was aimed at the 36 million Americans who were not covered. It has been reported that only a third of the uninsured are even registered to vote. In 2010 only about 40% of those registered voting. So even if the uninsured kept with the rate, which they likely did not, we would still only be talking about only 5% of the electorate.
To aim a huge change in mandate at such a small percentage of the electorate made no political sense. So when Democrats focused on health care, the average middle-class person thought the Democrats are not paying enough attention to me. Again, our health care system was riddled with unfairness and inefficiency. It was a problem desperately in need of fixing. The changes that were made are and will continue to be positive changes, but we would have been better able to address it if Democrats had first proposed and passed bold programs aimed at a broader swath of the middle class.
Had we started more broadly, the middle class would have been more receptive to the idea that President Obama wanted to help them. The initial faith they placed in him would have been rewarded. They would have held a more pro-government view and would have given him the permission structure to build a more pro-government coalition. Then Democrats would have been in a better position to tackle our nation’s healthcare crisis.
Healthcare, it wasn’t at the top of the agenda for middle class people …
“We should have done it, we just should not have done it first”. People were hurting and said, what about me, I am losing my job. It’s not health care that is bothering me.”
EXIT QUESTION: So why is Sen. Charles Schumer making these comments about Obamacare? Maybe because Schumer does not want to be the next on the list of 29 Democrat Senators who are no longer in the US Senate who voted for Obamacare.
And Now for the Shock of the Day: Massachusetts Police Say Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Didn’t Have Gun Permit to Carry Firearms
Hey Barack Obama, you can lash out all you want, this is why your ridiculous bill did not pass …
Here comes the shocker of the say for liberals, President Barack Obama, Sens. Feinstein and Chuck Schumer, and the other gun grabbing, gun registering, background check, anti-Second Amendment folks … the Boston Marathon bombing suspects didn’t have gun permits to carry firearms. Imagine that, the two terrorist bombers who shot and killed MIT Patrol Officer Sean A. Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. did not have a permit nor would they ever have contemplated getting one. How difficult was this for the AP and Reuters to report the facts that these killers did not have gun permits, further proving the liberal agenda of wanting to take guns and Second Amendment rights away from law abiding citizens. When will liberals ever admit that the laws they are putting forward do nothing to stop crime? What better example do they need that the gun fire exchanged between the two terrorist brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and police HERE and HERE.
Imagine that Libs, MSM and Barack Obama, these two killers did not have permits to carry guns, so what background law would have prevented this?
Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits.
Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms.
He says it’s unclear whether either ever applied and the applications aren’t considered public records.
What’s this world coming to when an Islamist terrorist does not have a registered gun, does not adhere to the laws and pass background check? Oh the humanity. Next thing we will learn that the pressure cookers were unregistered as well as well as the explosives that the brothers used to throw at the police and used in the bombs at the Boston Marathon that killed 3 people and injured over 170. Is it any wonder why the Democrats anti-gun legislation failed and Obama’s knee jerk reaction to take advantage of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting went down in flames. The bill was then pulled by Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid because he did not want any debate on said bill, go figure.
EXIT QUESTION … HOW COME THE LEFT, OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS DON’T CARE AS MUCH FOR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS AS THEY DO FOR DZOKHAR TSARNAEV’S MIRANDA RIGHTS?
Bipartisan Group Of Senators on Verge Of a Deal to Expand Background Checks … This is How Tyranny Begins
So this is how tyranny begins and the GOP ends. It obviously makes no difference anymore what party politicians belong to, they are all after more government control over “We the People”. As reported in the Washington Post, a bipartisan group of Senators is close to a deal that would expand background checks on the purchasing of guns. This ship of fools is passing this off as a bold first step toward consideration of legislation to limit gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, CT. Really, how many criminals or individuals are going to put themselves through a background check if they are using a gun in the commission of a crime. Seriously folks, use your brain. With having some one like Chucky Schumer involved in the legislation, this is just a way of Democrats coming one step closer to universal registration of all guns and tyranny. One thing is for certain, any Republican Senator that pens their name to this needs to be primary challenged.
A bipartisan group of senators is on the verge of a deal that would expand background checks to all private firearms sales with limited exemptions, but significant disagreements remain on the issue of keeping records of private gun sales, according to aides familiar with the talks. An agreement would be a bold first step toward consideration of legislation to limit gun violence in the wake of the mass shootings at a Connecticut elementary school in December and comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected this week to begin considering new proposals to limit gun violence. The talks, led by two Democrats and two Republicans, are expected to earn more GOP support in the coming days and likely enough to move the bill through the Senate, according to senior aides of both parties who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. “These negotiations are challenging, as you’d expect on an issue as complicated as guns,” the chief negotiator, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), said in a statement Saturday. “But all of the senators involved are approaching this in good faith. We are all serious about wanting to get something done, and we are going to keep trying.”
Just curious, how many guns used to commit violence were used by an individual who went through a background check? This entire knew-jerk reaction is Democrats exploiting the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting and the murder of children so to pass their so-called crime legislation that will not reduce gun violence. Because Democrats never let an exploitable situation go to waste.
NY Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer Asks Retailers for Moratorium on Gun Sales … This is How the Dismantling of the 2nd Amendment Begins
And so it begins … this is how gun liberty is lost.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY-D) asked gun retailers to suspend sales of assault weapons as Congress discusses gun control. UNREAL. Did Chucky Schumer ask the video game retailers to stop selling ‘Call of Duty’ and other violent gaming videos? Did Chucky Schumer ask Hollywood. the movie and TV industry to suspend all production of violent programing as well while Congress discusses gun
safety control? Did Chucky Schumer ask psychiatrists to hold off on seeing mental patients with a death wish until Congress discussed gun control? The answer would be no, no and no.
Sen. Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation.
Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium.
The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Schumer says Congress is debating the issue, and if measures get passed that limit these type of weapons, it won’t help if more of them have recently been sold.
YES AMERICA, DON’T BE FOOLED … THEY WANT YOUR GUNS! Be very careful America of those who want to disarm you. There is a long list of individuals in history who have done to their people who include Hitler, Stalin and Mao.
Political Cronyism/Nepotism, Senator Schumer (NY-D) Brother-in-Law Kevin McNulty Named to the US District Court in New Jersey
Once again with cronyism & nepotism politics, it is not what you know, it’s who you know …
Senator Schumer (NY-D) brother-in-Law, Kevin McNulty, was nominated under the cloak of silence this month to a US District federal judgeship in December. Go figure. The nomination has many the the “Garden State” of NJ crying foul and party politics cronyism. Any wonder why Congress gets such a low approval rating?
Schumer … Really, there was no Democrat party Cronyism here, trust me
Sen. Charles Schumer’s brother-in-law was quietly nominated this month to a federal judgeship in New Jersey — a move that has some in the Garden State crying political foul, The Post has learned.
Kevin McNulty, who is married to Schumer’s sister, Fran, was named to the US District Court by the White House late on Friday, Dec. 16. According to a boilerplate quote, President Obama believes McNulty is a “distinguished individual” who “will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
What no one mentioned is that McNulty, 57, was the last-minute choice of Lautenberg, who had been leaning toward other candidates until surprisingly submitting McNulty’s name to the White House.
Lautenberg and his aides have given no public explanation for the decision to go with McNulty even though the latter had never been publicly touted as a contender for the job, which carries life tenure and a $174,000-a-year salary.
Senator Lautenberg and his aides have given no public explanation for the decision, the White House also declined to comment, as did McNulty. Of course they did, why should anyone think there needs to be transparency or comments to “WE” peons. Senator Lautenberg’s peeps have denied any political motives. Sure there wasn’t, who is up for reelection in 2014? As we have learned with Democrats and New jersey politics, there is never a holiday for party cronyism. That would be 87 year old US senator Frank Lautenberg of course. Please tell me that Lautenberg is not going to run for Senate at the age of 90.
People involved in the judicial-nomination process in New Jersey told The Post they believe the surprise nomination was a naked political maneuver by the 87-year-old Lautenberg to stay in Schumer’s good graces. Lautenberg is worried that party elders will try to push him out of his beloved Senate seat because of his advanced age — something that Schumer, one of the party’s top opinion makers and fund-raisers, would be able to stop.
“McNulty came out of left field,” said another source involved in the Jersey judicial politics. “McNulty’s not a dumb guy, but people were just, like, ‘How’d that happen?’ ”