“The Constitution vests in the president the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead.”
And the battle is on, right?
Reading those words probably results in Trump supporters saying “that’s right,” and truly angers Biden supporters for the arrogance of the President.
I get it, and by the way that quote is from President Obama in 2016.
Just a daily reminder that both sides changed sides on the supreme court, no matter what the MSM and print leaders are telling you.
Here’s some more for you:
“The president has the constitutional duty to nominate; the Senate has the constitutional obligation to provide advice and consent. It is written plainly in the Constitution that both presidents and senators swear an oath to uphold and defend. No meetings. No hearings. No votes. Nothing. It is an unprecedented act of obstruction. And it risks a stain on the legacy of all those complicit in carrying out this plan. I would go forward with a confirmation process as chairman, even a few months before a presidential election.”
Who said that in 2016? Joe Biden.
now the arrogance
Republicans are using the power of winning the elections for the Presidency and Senate to push this through. They are taking delight in repeating another Obama phrase: “elections have consequences.” It hurt them when he said that to Senator McCain, and it hurts Democrats to hear it now.
So we hear them threatening to “pack the court.” Add six new members to turn it left again. That is the height of arrogance. The court has been nine justices for 150 years, and your reason to change is because it might be right leaning for the first time in 50 years? You better not run on that.
And by the way, where does it say the court must be liberal?
Then saying they can impeach the President for this? For what reason is that? Doing his job is why he is paid. (All of which he gives to charity.)
A final point that struck me as arrogant yesterday was former A.G. Eric Holder. He said beating Trump is paramount because Barr must be removed. He claims the A.G. has weaponized the office and that supports the President. ” The department has to be restored,” he said. “There is an obvious morale problem that has to be dealt with and the department has to be righted.” He called Barr out for supporting the President and noted the A.G. should be neutral.
Coming from the A.G. who called himself Obama’s “Wingman,” I find that highly laughable.
in his united nations speech
The president addressed the Coronavirus (he called it the China Virus in his address) and said this:
“In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world. The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions.”
In that simple sentence he places blame squarely where it should be – on China. They lied to the World Health Organization, too, and to blame anyone or anything else is wrong.
China owns the deaths in 118 countries and the turmoil in the world. End.
avoiding a shutdown
The House passed an emergency short-term funding bill Tuesday night.
This was interesting because they added the farm support back into the bill just hours after Mitch McConnell took to the floor and said Pelosi “told the famers to drop dead.”
The bill passed 359-57 and funds the government until December 11. It goes to the senate now for approval.
In addition to funding the government, the bill includes $8 billion in nutrition assistance, a Democratic priority, and billions of dollars for trade-relief payments to farmers hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, which was a top priority for the White House.
Interesting isn’t it?
the senate report on ukraine and biden
The report was released this AM as we went to press. Early reads said that some Obama officials raised concerns to the White House in 2015 about Hunter Biden serving on a Ukrainian natural-gas company’s board while his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, led U.S. policy efforts toward the country.
I don’t think it had any wrong doing concerning the Burisma controversy.
No doubt there will be coverage during the day and tonight on this.
louisville on edge
Louisville was awaiting the decision by Kentucky’s attorney general about whether his office will bring charges against the police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor inside her home in March. In preparation the town was bordered up, police vacations and off days cancelled and businesses closed.
This case has been in the forefront following the George Floyd case. Here’s a thought. An innocent woman was killed. Why? The police were given a no knock warrant and went in. Taylor’s boyfriend, hearing the break-in, shot at the police (wounding one), and police fired back killing the innocent woman.
In my opinion the person responsible is whoever designed that warrant and sent the police to the wrong house. Of course the residents are going to protect themselves. Of course the police thinking they are in the right place would shoot back.
It would seem to me if you are going to assign and send police on a no knock arrest you better have the right information. It would seem to me that the person who failed there is at fault.
one final story
I keep hearing on some stations that the stories about NYC being dangerous these days is a right wing conspiracy. Then I see the shooting and murder numbers and don’t think so. We’ve talked here of the no bail, let prisoners out of jail and police reduction. Well here’s another NY (or California) story.
Federal agents say they finally have caught an undocumented immigrant they’ve been after for several years but who was released 10 times by police in New York under sanctuary city policies.
ICE says New York police departments had Mr. Soto-Ubaldo in their custody at least 10 times dating to June 2018, when he was first arrested in Queens. But he was released despite an ICE request that he be turned over.
Two months later, he was again arrested on local charges and then released without ICE being notified. In 2019, he was arrested six times, with ICE requesting notice each time of his release and authorities defying the requests.
Two more arrests came this year on charges of possession of stolen property and assault.
The question is are you for Sanctuary Cities that do not turn over criminals?
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