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Dems in Senate passed a resolution in 1960 against election year Supreme Court appointments. What goes around comes around. If this is correct the Democrats bit themselves in their own asses.

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BlizzardCreek February 16, 2016 at 8:27 pm

“Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he had not ruled out holding hearings on Mr. Obama’s eventual nominee to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/17/us/politics/senator-charles-grassley-hearings-supreme-court-nominee.html

There it starts! Obama is going to get a nominee though. I’m calling it now.

CO2Insanity February 16, 2016 at 9:06 pm
poppajoe49 February 17, 2016 at 6:33 am

No, I saw Grassley talking about it on the news this morning. However, I think it’s just a stalling tactic to shut up the left that are screaming about how unfair it is that the right is using their own tactics against them. Besides, Cruz has promised to filibuster any of Barky’s nominees, and since he’s running for president, you know he’ll keep this promise.

flashingscotsman February 17, 2016 at 8:49 am
whiskeyriver February 15, 2016 at 4:13 pm

A resolution doesn’t mean anything, it is not a constitutional amendment. All a resolution means is the party will not support whatever action they are talking about or try to push that action against the opposing party.

As such, there is nothing stopping BitchyMitchy from helping Reid push through an Obummer nominee for the Supreme Court. If he had any balls though he could bring up the old resolution so the younger Senators could have a way to justify their actions if the Big O does decide to screw us one last time before he is kicked out of the Oval Office.

danybhoy February 15, 2016 at 7:10 am

The Dems don’t follow the rules, nor do they follow THEIR rules, & McConnell & the GOP leadership will get rolled because they have no balls & no fight.

poppajoe49 February 15, 2016 at 3:25 pm

You would think by now, that someone in the leadership would have figured this out.

Frostproof February 15, 2016 at 6:37 am

Maybe I haven\’t had enough coffee this morning. Following the link, it says the resolution was defeated 52 (D) to 33 (R). Am I reading this wrong?

Actually, followed the link contained in the IHTM link.

poppajoe49 February 15, 2016 at 2:03 pm

This vote was to kill a nonbinding resolution proposed by the Democrats who hoped to prevent President Eisenhower from using recess appointments to fill a vacancy in the Supreme Court. (This vote failed, and the resolution was subsequently passed.)

Extirpates February 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm

That can be easily overlooked as ancient history.

stinkfoot February 14, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Precisely. These goons haven’t let the inconvenience of the rule of law stop them, does anyone really expect for them to be stopped by some old Senate resolution?

poppajoe49 February 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm

No problem, Mitch the Bitch will team up with Dingy Harry and overturn this in record time.

deepthinker February 14, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Boy those hidden dip shit rules come back to kick them right in the balls. Great. Dingy and Chuckkes can now STFU. RIP Justice Scalia. You sir understood the US Constitution and what makes this country exceptional.

Now Droopy, McInsane and Grahmnesty need to grow some gonads and a spine

flashingscotsman February 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm

I don’t see much chance of the gonads and spine thing.

Progressive Hemrrhoid February 15, 2016 at 3:49 pm

It would take a whole shitload of RINOs to have enough backbone to create even 1 vertebra.