A Mostly Untold Story

This article is only the latest on the Party of No. The GOP leaders seem to have no constructive ideas at all and have spent their time on such negativities as privatizing Social Security to make it Social Insecurity (the stock market) and neutering the EPA. (Lead in the water? What lead?) Anyway, if you need one more reason to vote Democrat, here it is.

The Erstwhile Conservative: A Blog of Repentance

As Drumpf spends his face time on TV racially attacking a federal judge appointed by Barack Obama, we get almost no information about the larger problem with the judicial nomination process. From Democratic Underground:

Header and subheader of the Daily Beast article on which the above graphic is based:

It’s Not Just Merrick Garland: Republicans Are Blocking So Many Nominees It’s Caused a Judicial Emergency

The judicial confirmation rate under the Republican-controlled Senate is less than half of what it was when Democrats held power under George W. Bush. There are so few judges that it’s hurting the country.

Finally, an important paragraph from the article showing how conservatives in the Senate still think our first African-American president is only three-fifths of a man:

And it’s not just judges. The Congressional Research Service found that President Obama has had the fewest presidential nominees confirmed in decades: 198, compared with 345 for…

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About Jim Wheeler

U. S. Naval Academy, BS, Engineering, 1959; Naval line officer and submariner, 1959 -1981, Commander, USN; The George Washington U., MSA, Management Eng.; Aerospace Engineer, 1981-1999; Resident Gadfly, 1999 - present. Political affiliation: Democratic.
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7 Responses to A Mostly Untold Story

  1. I hear chatter that Trump could be held in contempt of court for this. I don’t know the law, or whether that’s possible or likely. Trump is scary, since in the end, our constitution means only what the Supreme Court ( with Trump appointments?) says it means. A quote from law prof Orin Kerr on appointments to supreme court:
    If Trump has a choice between an originalist conservative with sterling credentials who would often block Trump, and buddy of his who hasn’t read the Constitution but would let Trump do what he wants, who do you think Trump would pick?


  2. Jim Ruebush says:

    Unfortunately, Jim, the head of the Judiciary Comm. is Sen. Chuck Grassley from the great state of Iowa. He vows to do nothing. I’ve written him several times over the years about several issues, this one included. All I get back is the yadda-yadda letter with his twisted reasoning. We used to like Chuck. He has past his governing prime and doesn’t seem to care.


  3. PiedType says:

    GOP obstructionism in the last 8 years has been extremely frustrating and reached new heights (or depths) when they actually shut down the government for two weeks in October 2013. But none of it approaches the decades-long consequnces if they get to appoint two or three Supreme Court justices.


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