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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump makes the Senate do its job

The whining you heard this week was the wail of schoolchildren going back to school. Retirees, the streets are ours again from 9 to 3.

In Washington, however, it was the sound of senators who instead of campaigning will spend most of September doing their jobs. Oh dear!

Roll Call reported, "Senate Could Be Tied up For Weeks Voting on Trump Nominees."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to stop the stalling and vote on five political appointments and a dozen judicial nominations. The filibuster is over.

"If senators were to object to time agreements, the Senate could literally spend weeks doing little other than considering the nominations, a move that complicates much of the legislative agenda for the rest of the year, particularly when it comes to finishing consideration of government spending bills before the end of the fiscal year on September 30," Roll Call reported.

With the Senate split 50-49 (John McCain refuses to resign, although he is incapacitated), Democrats want to be out campaigning to keep their seats, particularly Joe Manchin, D-EpiPen.

And the big one not on this list is the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

That one Democrats want to stall.

USA Today reported, "Democratic senators are using the news of Paul Manafort's criminal convictions and Michael Cohen's guilty pleas as a reason to try to delay a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, announced Wednesday that she was cancelling her meeting with Kavanaugh because President Donald Trump 'does not deserve' a meeting with his nominee after Tuesday's news about Manafort and Cohen. She called Trump 'an unindicted co-conspirator,' apparently referring to the Cohen case."

She tweeted:

I have cancelled my meeting with Judge Kavanaugh. , who is an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal matter, does not deserve the courtesy of a meeting with his nominee—purposely selected to protect, as we say in Hawaii, his own okole.

Between its judges and senators, why did we make Hawai'i a state?

But for that real dingbat experience, you need a white male from Massachusetts.

John Kerry's successor tweeted:

I will not take a meeting with Brett Kavanaugh. He has been nominated by someone implicated, and all but named as a co-conspirator, in federal crimes. His nomination is tainted and should be considered illegitimate.

Tainted nomination.

When I was a child, we had a Senate peopled by men who put the country first: Everett Dirksen, Scoop Jackson, and Mike Mansfield.

Now we EpiPen salesmen and Wannabe John Kerrys.

When you put it in that perspective, you better appreciate Mitch McConnell.


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  1. Party before country. That is the Dimocrat way. And don't forget their campaign slogan: "America was never great." - GOC

    1. The Republican way: "Money and little boys before country"

    2. Harry Reid was a Republican?

      -Mikey NTH

    3. Must be an offshoot of "muh party switch"

    4. I didn't know the #MeToo perverts are Republicans. LOL. Projection is a dangerous thing. So is anonymity.

  2. Well, we won’t have to worry about Hawaii for much longer. Lane will take care of them. Score one for God! As for Markey, he can lead the MA secessionist movement and then run from the sting of battle the way Boltneck did.

    1. I'm only in favor of letting Massachusetts secede if they promise to take Vermont with them.

  3. They should just kick mccain to the curb. Other than screwing things up by reducing the republic majority there is no reason for him to continue.
    If the dems don't want to meet Kavanaugh McConnell should just schedule the vote and tell them "you had your chance!"

  4. When I was a child, we Senate people by men who put the country first: Everett Dirksen, Scoop Jackson, and Mike Mansfield.
    -----------something not right here, Don

  5. It used to be called the world’s most deliverative body. It is now the USA’s most dysfunctional body - tho there is a lot of competition.

  6. "With the Senate split 50-49 (John McCain refuses to resign, although he is incapacitated)"

    The family announced McCain will not be taking anymore treatments for his brain tumor. If he one shred of class and decency he would resign - NOW! Perhaps Gov. Ducey would appoint a more reliable senator than McCain.