To be fair, the whole plan seems politically boneheaded to me - what's the downside to just dragging out the hearings? On the other hand, there isn't too much downside McConnell's plan, since Democrats don't have a Bork to rally around and aren't as enthusiastic about the Court.
Freepers, of course, love McConnell's plan, though out of spite not tactics. They love it almost as much as they love proclaiming that it's doomed because the GOP sucks.
fwdude knows all obstructionism is good because Obama is always bad:
Who wouldn’t be proud to be seen as “obstructionist” when what we’re obstructing is open Marxism?HombreSecreto:
Kill any and all nominees in the committee.rktman has contempt for Congressmen worrying about reelection:
In fact, NO judges get through the Senate this year.
None. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
Geez. Are the pubbie senators afraid it’ll go on their permanent record too? Idiots. Why did we gain “control” of the house and senate again?bkopto gets to the bottom of this - spite over something that happened almost 30 years ago.
Its time to repay the Rats for their Borking of Judge Bork and for the filibuster of Miguel Estrada.Skooz holds his breath and threatens to not vote for Republicans:
No lifetime appointments for lame-duck Bath House!
I have been a loyal Republican for decades.Not even sure what Kenny is referring to:
Though I detest the GOPe, I have remained loyal through the last few years of weakness of acquiescence to the repulsive Obumagabe regime — holding out hope that they will shake off the McConnell malaise and come to their senses and once again fight for conservatism.
I am at my last straw.
If the GOP caves on this nominee, they are dead to me.
I hate the phony arguments, the WH/media created arguments. What a bunch of traitors.Brian Griffin has only one issue left that he cares about:
The only issue of concern is the nominee’s support of the individual right to bear arms. This should be evidenced by repeated personal background checks undergone spanning at least fifteen years.Voting rights? Immigration regulations? Affirmative Action? Nope, just guns.
The leftists have got pretty much everything else already:
baby murder - yes
state-sanctioned sodomy - yes
PPACA fines - yes
Because Freepers see all compromise as surrender to the impure, Extremely Extreme Extremist hamhandedly tries to turn the tables:
No, don’t obstruct! Work with the president in a bipartisan manner. Ask the president if he really wants to be bipartisan and promote civility in Washington, he will nominate a strict constitutionalist. It will honor Scalia’s legacy and promote bipartisanship. The people want Washington to work together!mkjessup's sentence is hard to parse, but I love his assumption that every Republican Senator sees the conspiracy::
No, this isn’t sarcasm. Play the bipartisan game against the Rats!
I think every American who gives a damn about the Constitution and who gets appointed to replace Justice Scalia should be sending those spineless GOP Senators pillows by UPS with the message "they got Scalia, who will be next?"1Old Pro invites the hated McConnell to martyr himself for Freepers:
McConell can take all the arrows, don’t even bring it to the committee.