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Old 01-04-2017, 10:48am   #1
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THIS is one of them. Wanted to be Senate Majority Leader SO bad.

Schumer promises to block Trump’s Supreme Court pick | New York Post

Schumer promises to block Trump’s Supreme Court pick

By Daniel Halper

January 4, 2017 | 7:57am






The top Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer of New York, is promising to block one of President-elect Donald Trump’s first big initiatives — naming a ninth member to the Supreme Court.

“It’s hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support,” Schumer said in an interview Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Asked whether he’ll do his “best to hold the seat open” on the Supreme Court, Schumer responded, “Absolutely.”

For Schumer, it’s about retribution. The Republican-controlled Senate failed even to vote on President Obama’s last nomination to the highest court, Merrick Garland, who was put up for the job after the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Republicans instead made the Supreme Court a campaign issue, saying whoever was elected president would get to nominate Scalia’s replacement.

The Democratic Senate leader told host Maddow that Republicans got away with not voting on Obama’s nominee, but that “the consequences will be down the road.

But in June, Schumer sang a different tune, blasting Republicans for not doing their duty and for creating “chaos.”

“Senate Republicans need to do their job and give Judge Garland the hearing and vote he deserves because the American people deserve a fully functioning court,” said Schumer in a June 8, 2016, press release.

“Having a deadlocked, 4-4 court could lead to judicial chaos surrounding environmental protections, voting rights, and so many other issues that are important to everyday Americans. This delay has gone on long enough, it’s time for the Senate to do the job we were elected to do,” he added.
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Played his hand too soon. He's on record now as saying he'll try to block anybody that Trump chooses. Which means he can't claim any sort of objectivity now. His arguments no longer have merit. Also, he thinks that all Democrats are galvanized against Trump. He may find that that may not be the case, they have to reform their game or risk losing more seats. So it is in their best interest to play ball.
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He can't block dick.

He must have forgotten that House & Senate are Republican controlled. As long as Trumps pick has no skeletons in the closet, he/she will be confirmed.
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He can't block dick.

He must have forgotten that House & Senate are Republican controlled. As long as Trumps pick has no skeletons in the closet, he/she will be confirmed.
Pretty much sums it up.

Grandstanding: When you're ahead by three touchdowns with 30 seconds left to play and the team you're beating calls a time out.
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He can't block dick.

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Pretty much sums it up.

Grandstanding: When you're ahead by three touchdowns with 30 seconds left to play and the team you're beating calls a time out.
I think he's hoping that there is enough Trump-hate among Republicans to hold things up. I seriously doubt that's going to happen. The Supreme Court seat is probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest opportunity/consequence to come out of the election. I don't think Republicans are going to piss it away.
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Played his hand to soon. He's on record now as saying he'll try to block anybody that Trump chooses. Which means he can't claim any sort of objectivity now. His arguments no longer have merit. Also, he thinks that all Democrats are galvanized against Trump. He may find that that may not be the case, they have to reform their game or risk losing more seats. So it is in their best interest to play ball.
There are a bunch of democrat senators up for re-election in 2018 and most are in red states. Already nearly every democrat senator who voted for Obamacare is gone. They may want to rethink this.
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There are a bunch of democrat senators up for re-election in 2018 and most are in red states. Already nearly every democrat senator who voted for Obamacare is gone. They may want to rethink this.
It seems like this would boil down to how much of an issue is ObamaCare to each individual voter. There are some winners with ObamaCare, and some losers. The losers are the masses that had their premiums skyrocket. The winners are the folks that got free or reduced price insurance out of it, i.e. added to the Medicare rolls or got a subsidy (read: welfare). Winners are people previously uninsurable because of previously existing conditions. Losers are young people that previously ran bare and are now taxed for not buying something they should have, but don't want.

Losers also may include people who have coverage now, but still can't afford to go to the doctor because they can't pay the deductible.
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