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Monday, April 3, 2017

Nomination of Judge Gorsuch

For John, BLUFMake them talk.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Today, 3 April, at 2:45 PM EDT, from the Associated Press, by Ms Mary Clare Jalonick.

And here is an opinion piece by Mr Marc Thiessen, who writes a weekly column for The Post.  He is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.  It explains some of the back story to the discussion.

Do Democrats really want to provoke an unprecedented showdown over Gorsuch?
My personal hope is that the Senate Majority Leader, Mr Mitch McConnell, will ask for the Democrats to actually execute their threatened filibuster.  That is to say, force them to talk on and on and on in order to stifle a vote.  Then come later in the month, ask them to pause while the Continuing Resolution is considered.  Of course, if they are paranoid they might say no, thus shutting down the Federal Government.  Then, for a long period of time, during which pundits on the Conservative side remind the People that the filibuster was "invented" by the democrats to stop the curtailment of slavery.  And then, later, to stifle civil rights for Republicans.

Then the Republicans can use the Reid Option.

Hat tip to the Drudge Report.

Regards  —  Cliff

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