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Republicans grow a ball; #Dems furious after failed filibuster to stop Gorsuch nomination

butthurt

“WASHINGTON (AP) — In a confrontation that could reshape the Supreme Court for generations, Republicans tore up the Senate’s voting rules Thursday to allow Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections.

Democrats denounced the GOP’s use of what both sides dubbed the “nuclear option” to put Gorsuch on the court, calling it an epic power grab that would further corrode politics in Congress, the courts and the nation. Many Republicans bemoaned reaching that point, too, but they blamed Democrats for pushing them to it.

“We will sadly point to today as a turning point in the history of the Senate and the Supreme Court,” declared Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

“This is going to be a chapter, a monumental event in the history of the Senate, not for the better but for the worse,” warned Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a senior Republican.

A final confirmation vote on Gorsuch is expected Friday, and he should be sworn in soon to hear the final cases of the term. He was nominated by President Donald Trump shortly after the January inauguration.”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SENATE_SUPREME_COURT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-06-17-43-55

 

Live updates from Breitbart: Rand Paul filibusters the Patriot act

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/20/live-updates-rand-paul-takes-control-of-senate-floor-to-filibuster-patriot-act/

Paul “calls for “rebellion” against government over this, and people should be saying “enough’s enough.”

“Where is the outrage?” Paul asked. He noted that he thinks “young people” in America tend to get it, as well. He also asked Americans if they want the government to know everything about everybody all the time.”

One of the most onerous and Un- American laws ever passed. I can’t believe the response I get from everybody when I bring it up.

“I don’t care, I’m not doing anything wrong”

Most people can’t stop texting or posting on facebook long enough to care. I guess ignorance truly is bliss.

Obama’s chance to Hugo Chavez our constitution

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/11/obamas-chance-to-hugo-chavez-our-constitution-2829746.html

Cruz: Democrats want to pack court with judges to protect ObamaCare

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/191158-cruz-dems-want-to-pack-court-to-protect-obamacare

I think that Cruz has it all wrong; I think it is much more insidious than that.This is the only way to pull off a Hugo Chavez. I would expect to see a sudden death or retirement due to “illness” on the SCOTUS. This is their last chance to get the brass ring and they have waited one hundred years to get it. Do you really think they will stop now? We will find out soon enough.