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  1. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Why can’t the Democrats get the Senate working ?

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Okay, trolls, take a look at the cartoon for a change. No one stalled on Obama’s nominees — who are extremely well qualified — except the GOP. Their plan is simple: if you don’t allow him to put in lifetime judge appointments, then maybe Republicans will be able to put some in. At the moment our justice system is overweighted with Republicans, and they hope to keep it that way. This is, at the very least, a travesty of democracy and certainly a violation of their oaths to follow the Constitution.

  3. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 2 years ago

    I’d take the position more seriously if the Republicans offered a bill to officially shrink the DC circuit court to 6 justices. Otherwise it looks like they’re just trying to keep the seats open until they have someone in position to fill them.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Simple fact: the “inferior courts” under the SCOTUS don’t have the staffing to keep up with the load, and the Republicans don’t want any liberals, OR CENTRISTS, appointed to those district and appeals courts.


    Just a note: those appointments state “while on good behavior”, not “for life”, and a good many justices should have been impeached a long time ago, as well as those who should have been removed from the lower courts.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    For those who think incorrectly that it’s somehow payback time for Democrats’ bad behavior, try reading this:
    “Overall, [Obama’s] judicial nominees wait an average of 116 days on the Senate floor for a vote—three times longer than Bush’s average judicial nominee wait time. When the 112th Congress ended in December, the Senate had approved 175 of Obama’s judges. By contrast, Bush had 206 judges approved in his first term, and President Clinton had 204.”
    There’s really no question about it: the GOP has been ridiculously obstructionist to Obama, and to a degree far worse than previous administrations of either party has experienced.
    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/04/judicial-nomination-obama-dc-circuit

  6. tedsini

    tedsini said, over 2 years ago

    How about using a link next time instead of posting an entire article?

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Debt Free: ^ and ^^ you seem to be totally incapable of following your own advice. Plus throw in all your personal insults against any poster who know more facts than you, which is just about everyone here.(especially those nasty “lefties”)

  8. lectricdude

    lectricdude said, over 2 years ago

    …the RWNJ’s seem to be like “concrete”…all mixed up and permanently set…and also rigid, inflexible, brittle and quickly shattered under “pointed” pressure…

  9. jobdevaa

    jobdevaa said, over 2 years ago

    Trusted, the correct term is reactionaries. They have no consistent ideology to speak of. They are angry and frustrated. Policy is an elitist concept to them. They’re not even good trolls, they just spew Bill Buckley and Barry Goldwater are rolling in their graves. There’s a reason you don’t hear much from George Will these days. He’s worried about guilt by association.

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