Schumer Calls for Delay on Gorsuch

March 21, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Chuck Schumer, who I consider to be a New York machine hack, actually said something today with which I agree.  As long as Cheeto Jesus is under investigation by the FBI, the Senate should hold on any consideration of his nominees, especially that of Neil Gorsuch for SCOTUS.  Schumer said,

“There is a cloud now hanging over the head of the president, and while that’s happening, to have a lifetime appointment made by this president seems very unseemly and there ought to be a delay.”

This is rational.  After all, just consider the baying at the moon that Republicans would to doing if this was a Democratic president.

Am I regressing?

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20 Comments to “Schumer Calls for Delay on Gorsuch”


  1. charles phillips says:

    I would further suggest that a hold be put on all pending nominees and legislation until the investigation into Trump’s ties w/Russia are concluded.

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  2. Sounds like the signal for the GOP to whip it through as fast as possible, and for McConnell to make noises about Democratic “obstruction.”

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  3. Of course there will be Democratic obstruction. I wouldn’t settle for anything less.

    And the Dems should tar Gorsuch with Drumpf. And warm the tar every time he participates in an opinion. “Yes, but Gorsuch voted this way or that and y’know he’s a Trumpian mongrel on the hallowed SCOTUS.”

    And Dems can truthfully say, we tried but were overwhelmed. Send us some more Reps and Senators. We’ll do better.

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  4. e platypus onion says:

    Any delay will go over like a lead balloon. Wingnut’s demanding Dems do their advise and consent job will be sweet for these aging eyeballs.

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  5. I’ve heard this elsewhere today too. It makes a lot of sense, so of course the snacilbupeR will not like it.

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  6. Democrats need to stay home. They also need to put poster sized pictures of Merrick Garland in their seats.

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  7. @ angela—Amen to that.

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  8. AK Lynne says:

    The unfortunate thing is that the Republicans aren’t going to let anything hinder their agenda, including Trump. He’s serving their purpose right now. When they’re done ramming through everything they want (that especially includes SCOTUS), they’ll get all indignant about the scary nut in the White House and act like they are heroes if they get him out of there.

    Trump needs to be gone before he destroys us all. We have to fight back every way we can.

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  9. Sandridge says:

    Look, I agree with Sen. Chuck Schumer and second El Jefe’s thoughts on it.
    However, today I saw Schumer, actually at the podium, say it in a news clip (this is going to be a rant):
    WTMFH do most Democrats have such lousy gawddamned presentation skills? Chucky is one of the worst.
    He stood there looking like a bewildered ass, showing absolutely no visible leadership qualities or forcefulness, projecting INeffectiveness like a cheap wet paper towel; looking down at his script most of the time, waving his wimpy arms all around, speaking in a passive, squeaky voice, acting like a perfect Mr. Mitty*.
    And almost all the DC Democrats project the same feckless “image”. Why?
    WTH, in today’s FU’ed world, “image” is everything, ain’t it? Hell, the world’s biggest bullshitter, a massive POS, intellectually deficient to boot, now rules the whole effen country.
    Why? He’s apparently a ‘genius’ at “PR Imaging” (supposedly; I, among others, am immune to it).

    Contrast the Democrats with most of the damned Republikans, they might be spewing utter bullshit, know nothing of substance, can be deflecting, deceiving, and spinning like a dervish at 800 WPM.
    BUT, they project an image of absolute authority and certitude that can be very convincing to almost any average person.

    IMO, this whole “image” issue is a big part of why the Repukes are politically, totally dominant; and the milquetoast, wavering, meek and timid Democrats are getting their pasty hiney’s handed to them in more and more elections.
    We Dems have all the political advantages, logic, truth, honesty, etc., but without actually showing 100% firm leadership ability and projecting it all the time to the political world, we are doomed to get crushed over and over again.
    I suggest that, next lege break, the DC Dems line up some kickass DI’s to put them through a little boot hell and ram some obvious backbone into them.
    Personally, I’ve about had it, seeing a simpering Sen. Schumer (and his hapless ilk) on the teevee is getting to be a bridge too far. I’ll do the best I can, support them to the bitter end, but I’m doubling down on getting the F outta here in my escape pod ASAP.

    *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Life_of_Walter_Mitty
    “The name Walter Mitty and the derivative word “Mittyesque”[6] have entered the English language, denoting an ineffectual person who spends more time in heroic daydreams than paying attention to the real world, or more seriously, one who intentionally attempts to mislead or convince others that he is something that he is not.”
    .

    I don’t much care for Mewl Yawk Chitty Schumer, but we ain’t got much, so he’s a top Democrat. WASF

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  10. @ Sandridge 9 — A thousand “likes” and thunderous applause. And a generous helping of OH HELL YES!!!!!

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  11. Sandridge
    Amen and thank you.

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  12. Tilphousia says:

    Thanks guys. Nailed well as usual. But Micr you forgot the feathers. In the good ole days, snake oil salesmen like cockwomble, lyin Ryan and mcturtle would be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail. Now they get fat pensions on our money. You’re damn right the democrats had better obstruct and get the traitors who collude with Russia out of government and into prison!

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  13. treehugger says:

    Amen and AMEN.

    Also agree with comment in other post about the DNC’s cowardly election of the old guard as new leader. Another group that needs some bitchslappin’ (sorry Momma). It is unbelievable that there are not good Dem candidates in the running to fight for every available seat in every state.

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  14. Sandridge says:

    RA and Crone, mahalo.
    I realize that maybe Schumer, and Harry Reid before, might be behind the scenes wizards and tactical geniuses. But that isn’t what they present to the rest of us, nor what the Democratic “image” needs most today, particularly in tv sound bites. We need actual effective public leaders, messaging a coherent, resonant, fairly uniform and solid set of daily ‘talking points’. Reaching and connecting with enough ‘Joe and Jenny Sixpaks’ to get a bunch of upcoming elections won. Or WASF.

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  15. charles phillips says:

    Preaching to the choir Brother Sandridge, preaching to the choir.

    Now, if E. Warren were our Minority Leader…

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  16. Amen. And where are Perez, Ellison and the rest of the so-called Dem leaders? Al Franken is now my first choice to run for Pres. next go round. We are in Idaho (yeah, but in a blue county) and get lots of Washington State news. We like the WA Governor and atty gen.

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  17. Been watching Al a lot over the past 2 years. Funny and effective! Really appreciated his hard work on the committee hearing for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. And JBS has a lot to answer for!

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  18. Old Quaker (Colorado) says:

    Al Franken for Prez. I love it!

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  19. Jane & PKM says:

    Before the Senators vote on Neil, they need to take another look see at his rulings. SCOTUS (as Neil was testifying before the Senate) overturned his ruling in Thompson R2-J School District v. Luke P. citing Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.

    IDEA, the federal law Betsy DeVos didn’t know and the one Neil does not comprehend.

    “All eight justices rejected Gorsuch’s approach. IDEA, Chief Justice Roberts wrote, “is markedly more demanding than the ‘merely more than de minimis’ test applied by the Tenth Circuit.” Indeed, Roberts added, Gorsuch’s approach would effectively strip many disabled students of their right to an education. Roberts went on:

    When all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing “merely more than de minimis” progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all. For children with disabilities, receiving instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to “sitting idly . . . awaiting the time when they were old enough to ‘drop out.’ ”

    https://thinkprogress.org/while-gorusch-was-testifying-the-supreme-court-unanimously-said-he-was-wrong-33b9ff7eca77#.henxje52b

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  20. L'Angelomisterioso says:

    @Rhea#2- Pretty good bet since all Sen. Yurtle ever gives forth is noise. He’s forced by his position to make certain noises, I believe the best thing to “tar” Gorsuch with is Gorsuch. It’s enough that dRUMPf nominated him.
    Jane & PKM- Not many people outside of the square state know what the Douglas County School Board dispute is all about. Not that many people within the state understand it. Your contention reinforces my point that knowing Gorsuch is doom for him, his latest “charm” offensive not withstanding.He is,as people, particularly Juan Cole, have pointed out- not the reincarnation of Antonin Scalia- but another John Roberts.

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