Robert Ariail for March 17, 2016

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    pam Miner  over 8 years ago

    McConnell is such a stubborn partison player. He puts partisanship above the good of the natiom.Being the 1 who put the No in the republicon. The one who had the all of the swear an oath to make as their 1st priority to make Obama a 1 term president.Which made the good of the nation a second place.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Too bad the pay is not proportional to getting work done.

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    kline0800  over 8 years ago

    http://cnsnews.com/print/939156printed 2 pages 3/17/16, written by 2 attorneys,“5 Truths About Senate Confirmation of Supreme Court Nominees”-@Radish’s 63% poll number of “the public” thinking the Senate should have a hearing on Obama’s nominee to the USSC, and the Democrat Senators trying to wangle a swindle on the citizens of this Republic by stacking the Supreme Court with a SuperMajority of Liberal Justices,are all wrong, incorrect, and merely making a lifetime appointment process into a political gain farce, IMO.-Fact: Senate history shows that the last date of an opposition Senate filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year was 1888.-The Democrat Con-men are contradicting their own reasoning and their own actions in the recent past on this issue. 1992 Senator Joe Biden (whose video is shown on TV these days) took the same procedure that the GOP is trying to take on filling the Scalia Conservative seat on the Court.Hypocrites are using scorn, threats and untruths to get their way to insure a lifetime Liberal SuperMajority “making law” that would undo our Founding Principles, IMO.

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    californicated1  over 8 years ago

    Every Senator needs to be held accountable for their actions in this crisis, it doesn’t matter what their political leanings or party affiliations—they are all equally guilty in this crisis, even Senators Boxer and Feinstein, who are supposed to represent the People of the State of California, both residents, transplants and natives alike.Every Senator is complicit in this wanton act of Treason and Sedition against the US Constitution, against the country, and against The People of the United States of America and should face impeachment to get them out of these seats, and their own trial under Due Process Of Law for their role in this crisis.ALL Senators must be held accountable for their actions or even their lack of action in this crisis.And ALL Senators must be replaced because of this crisis, including Senators Boxer and Feinstein, the ones supposed to be representing me and my neighbors here in California.

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    j  over 8 years ago

    36% of the public couldn’t pass a junior high civics test. Oh wait, that subject wasn’t lost to no child left behind was it?

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    retpost  over 8 years ago

    The are right,not in a election year. This is proof positive the Republicans can not walk and chew gum at the same tome.

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    Frankfreak  over 8 years ago

    How many judicial appointments did the Democrats obstruct during the Bush administration?

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_12/unprecedented_obstruction_and033982.php

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    Mr. Blawt  over 8 years ago

    The current President has the prerogative to nominate a Justice. The Senate has to confirm the pick or not. The Republicans have just decided they will not – they will wait for the next president and hope it is someone more ideologically suited to them. 24 Republicans running for Senate seats this year and only 10 Dems. When Trump gets swamped the Senate will switch control and Clinton will be able to nominate which ever young leftist liberal “activist” justice she wants.

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    BE THIS GUY  over 8 years ago

    Bork had hearing and an up and down vote in which 6 Republicans voted against him.

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    BE THIS GUY  over 8 years ago

    http://ropercenter.cornell.edu/public-opinion-on-civil-rights-reflections-on-the-civil-rights-act-of-1964/

    The polls regarding Civil Rights Act went up and down, but the month that it was signed only one-third of Americans opposed the Civil Rights Act according to the polls.This also reflects the results of the 1964 Presidential when LBJ won the highest percentage of the popular vote in American history.

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    oneoldhat  over 8 years ago

    i was hoping for a reasonable moderate // another dream shattered

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    edward thomas Premium Member over 8 years ago

    And LBJ said “We’ve lost the South for a generation.” He was optimistic!

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    BE THIS GUY  over 8 years ago

    It had more to do with LBJ,being the most dominant Majority Leader in Senate history (1955-1961), knew how to get legislation passed that Kennedy didn’t know. It was also LBJ that got Medicare and Medicaid passed, which Kennedy was unable to do.The week prior to Kennedy’s assassination, there was an article in New York Times about how frustrated the members of the Kennedy administration were in not having their legislative agenda advance in Congress.

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    edward thomas Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Our Constitution says the President SHALL nominate, and the Senate SHALL give advice and consent. However, NOT giving advice is not the same. The two words go together.And the “Biden Rule” was never truly implemented. And if Bork hadn’t been such an a** during his hearings, we may not have had Scalia!And the “Biden Rule” was just an opinion.

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    oneoldhat  over 8 years ago

    dear frankfreak deciding that not even an off duty police officer can have a gun is very extreme

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    superposition  over 8 years ago

    “63% of the public believes the senate should have a hearing.”The problem seems to be that the current president has brown eyes. There is probabaly some innocent physiological reason why congress is paralyzed.“Eye color might be a factor in the success of a US presidential candidate. Less than 17% of people in the United States have blue eyes, but all but six of the first 43 presidents are believed to have had blue or gray eyes. Only five — Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Chester A. Arthur,Andrew Johnson and John Quincy Adams — had brown eyes. Nobody is quite sure as to why this is, although some people have suggested that blue eyes might be considered more attractive than brown, black or hazel eyes. It is important to note that there is a wide range of eye colors, and when it comes to presidents who served before color photography, their exact eye colors are not easy to determine.” http://www.wisegeek.com/how-many-us-presidents-had-brown-eyes.htm

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member over 8 years ago

    “About the same percentage back in the 60’s who believed that Civil Rights legislation should not pass. That is why we elect representatives and have a Republic, as opposed to being subject to the daily whims of the mob.”That’s a fair point. We don’t rule by polls. But, the Senate has a nominee now. Their job now is to advise & choose whether or not to give their consent on Merrick.Merrick will get a hearing. My suggestion is that the Republicans carefully consider whether Clinton or even Trump would nominate someone they think is better.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member over 8 years ago

    " As a Northerner, Kennedy could never have gotten it past a southern democrat filibuster led by Senator Robert Byrd (D-KKK)."<brByrd expressed a great deal of remorse over his actions at the time. He had a change of heart soon after. If he hadn’t he could have switched parties like Strom Thurmond.Pretty much every member of Congress from the South was against the Civil Rights act, regardless of political party. Go figure.You do realize every time you post this nonsense, it only serves to underscore how southern racists abandoned the Democratic party for the GOP in the 70’s & 80’s, don’t you?I think of Everett Dirksen’s choice to bring his support to the Civil Rights Act as the last decent moment of the Republican Party.

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    dickmitsch Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Republicans ight want to give this nominee serious consideration! I Hillary should be elected president, she just might nominate Obama!

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    oneoldhat  over 8 years ago

    dear ff dist of columbia vs heller

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    oneoldhat  over 8 years ago

    the " conservative " judge is called that due to his opposition to obumcare

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    oneoldhat  over 8 years ago

    google

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