Just Now Noticing This Are We?

BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!

These people really are fucking stupid.

 

There is much more to this article that I have left out in respect of the work of the author.

Please click on the headline to read the complete article, it has some very pertinent information that I have left out.

Senate Dems raise alarm on ‘captured’ federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

 

Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president’s first term as Republicans are working on shepherding along even more lifetime-appointed federal judges.

The account calls GOP-appointed judges “politicians in robes,” rails against the Chief Justice John Roberts’ Supreme Court, slams the conservative and libertarian lawyers’ group the Federalist Society and says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is “betraying the vision of our founders.”

The report was widely promoted by high-profile Senate Democrats on Wednesday, including Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and several others, as Democrats grapple with the breakneck clip of Trump’s and McConnell’s judicial confirmation efforts.

“Instead of passing legislation to help the American people, Mitch McConnell has chosen to bury those bills in his legislative graveyard,” the report’s executive summary reads. “This report looks behind the curtain of the GOP’s long campaign of judicial capture, into the fundamental threat it poses to the rule of law and American democracy.”

Beyond Republicans’ apparent “judicial capture,” the report also foreshadows future Democratic efforts to “shed light on the corruption and conflicts of interest now spreading around the Trump judiciary” and pans what it says was more than $250 million in dark money raised and spent by “a complex network of think tanks, law school centers, policy front groups, political campaign arms, and public relations shops, all focused on shaping the composition of the courts and the rulings they make.”

The report was also amplified by Demand Justice, a liberal group tied to former Obama staffers that fights against Trump’s judicial nominees and advocates for progressive priorities in federal courts.

On the Republican side, Federalist Society co-chairman Leonard Leo has been at the center of efforts to get judges confirmed under Trump. He has the president’s ear, helped craft the president’s Supreme Court shortlist with former White House Counsel Don McGahn, and according to the Democrats’ report, 86 percent of Trump’s nominees to federal appeals courts have been Federalist Society members.

The report and publicity effort by Senate Democrats on Wednesday suggests they might be looking to use the federal courts as a political rallying cry for their base the same way Republicans did so effectively in 2016 to unite the party behind President Trump and in 2018 to hold on to the Senate majority as Democrats handily took the House.

But Mike Davis, the former chief nominations counsel for Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, when he led the Senate Judiciary Committee who now runs the Article III Project, a group aimed at supporting Trump judicial nominees, sees the judiciary as an issue that favors Republicans no matter who is picking the fight.

“In 2016, President @realDonaldTrump won an upset victory over @HillaryClinton, in big part over a judicial fight,” Davis tweeted on Wednesday. “In 2018, @SenateDems lost 4 incumbents (even when the Ds won the House), in big part over a judicial fight. Do Democrats really want another judicial fight in 2020?”

One of the points made in the report about how McConnell is “betraying the vision of our founders” – specifically how “bipartisan cooperation around judicial confirmations was once the prevailing norm” – is how the Senate has recently done away with the practice of “blue slips.” Blue slips are the term for the practice of getting approval of a judge’s home-state senators regardless of party before moving forward with a nomination.

“For over a century, the Senate ‘blue slip’ process ensured that senators had a meaningful chance to provide input on nominations to judicial vacancies in their home states,” the report reads. “This informal veto power over home-state nominees forced compromise and moderation when the president and home-state senators belonged to opposing political parties.”

It added: “Thanks to Mitch McConnell, today all of this bipartisanship and moderation is a thing of the past…  Republicans – from their unprecedented stonewalling of Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, to their destruction of the Supreme Court filibuster, to their abandonment of the circuit court blue slip – have spent the last four years engaged in a scorched-earth judicial power grab.”

 

But again, the accusations Democrats make against Republicans go both ways.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., did away with the filibuster for lower-court nominees during the Obama administration, against warnings from McConnell at the time. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, while a senator, advocated against the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee in President George H.W. Bush’s last year. And Senate Democrats have stalled and voted against what are typically routine judicial confirmations at an unprecedented rate during Trump’s time in office.

On the blue slips, Carrie Severino, the president of the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, blamed Democrats for the practice’s demise.

“Senators [Charles] Grassley, [R-Iowa], and [Lindsey] Graham [R-S.C.], have been absolutely right to proceed with hearings for highly qualified nominees where the White House attempted to consult with home-state senators who have been nothing but obstructionist,” she said.

At this point in his first term, Trump and the Republican Senate have confirmed more than 190 judges to federal Article III courts overall – second only to Jimmy Carter – and 51 judges to the U.S. Courts of Appeals — one more than Carter and 16 more than the next-most successful president, George H.W. Bush

 

My bold there at the end.
190 Judges and counting
Trump has been dismantling the Left’s little army of Activist Judges since he got into office and has been replacing them one at a time with LIFETIME Conservative selections.
The Ninth Circus and the Supreme Court being the most high profile examples.
It appears that all of a sudden someone on The Left just started paying attention to this critical bit of strategy.
How ya liking that shit you Commie bastards?
Fucked ya at your own game, right?
Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin anew.
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9 thoughts on “Just Now Noticing This Are We?

  1. As we used to say in my Navy days, “Oh, Fukkin’ WAAAH!”

    Reid did away with the filibuster, thinking the Senate would always be in Democrat hands, and now they’re crying.

    I remember the days when they held President Bush’s nominations for up to two years, leaving judgeships vacant with cases piling up.

    NOW they want “bipartisanship.”

    Fuck ’em.

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    • Reid reaped what he sowed. Even if President Trump is not
      reelected in November, his lasting legacy will be the federal court
      seats he flipped. The Ninth Circus Court (of all places) is only a
      few seats short of flipping. What the Donks could not win at the
      ballot box or the legislative process, they won by left-wing judicial
      activism.

      The Republican party made a huge mistake after the death of
      Scalia. They held up a Ubangi SCOTUS nominee on the grounds
      that it was in an election year. This set a precedence that would
      not allow Trump to make an appointment if Ruth Baader Manheim
      fails to awaken from one of her frequent naps. If she takes a dirt
      nap between now and the November election, he cannot appoint
      a replacement.

      While I am certain that Slow Joe Biden is the weakest presidential
      candidate in American history, we had better hope and pray that
      President Trump is reelected. Trump was an unknown factor
      in the 2016 election, but I took a chance because Felonia von
      Pantsuit would have appointed a fellow Marxist radical to the
      Supreme Court. We dodged a bullet in 2016 because a single
      appointment to the Supreme Court would have resulted in the
      permanent one-party state that was the goal of FDR back in
      the 1930s with his attempt to stack the court.

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      • Darth Bader Ginsberg died a couple of years ago. The dems have been pulling a “Weekend at Bernie’s” ever since.

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      • I applaud your cogent writing, proving there is indeed at least ONE Democrat with a brain.”Felonia Von pantsuit” OMG you need to make a living with your writing, you are so so so good! SUCH a pleasure reading what you have to say. THANKS!

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