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The Thermonuclear Option for SCOTUS: 17 Days in January of 2017

Senate Republicans are pledging to block any Supreme Court nomination by President Barack Obama until after November, hoping a Republican will replace him and fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.

But even if the Senate refuses to confirm Obama's pick and a Republican wins the White House, there is one way Obama can still get his nominee confirmed.

It could all come down to 17 crucial days in January.

If Democrats win back the Senate and lose the White House in November, they would control both branches of government for about two weeks before Obama leaves office. That overlap in the transition of power is set in stone. The Constitution mandates the new Congress begins work on January 3, while President Obama stays in power until January 20.

So if Democrats take back the Senate, President Obama could send a Supreme Court nominee to that new Democratic majority, which would have 17 days to change the filibuster rules and ram in a vote before a new President takes power.

I think it is not likely to happen, but it is an interesting point of leverage. Only imagine this as Obama's farewell finger to the Reich Wing.

Denial of Legitimacy of Democratic Voters and Presidents by the Reich Wing

I remember Bob Dole saying Clinton wasn't a legitimate President because he failed to achieve 50% of the vote in 1992. Turtle McConnell saying the only priority he had was making sure President Obama failed in office. Later, the whole Birther nonsense and you lie shouts from the gallery. All of this is about silencing Democratic voices and votes. President Obama won the last election by 5 million votes. He has the Constitutional right to nominate the next Justice. To deny his nominee a vote is nothing but aftermath voter suppression.

Trumpster Fire has the Reich Wing cooking

tRump has the Reich Wing roasting as he has called Cruz a liar 52 times (someone is keeping count, apparently). Also, his callout of Shrub for not keeping the country safe because he ignored warnings to 9/11 and lied us into Iraq has the Rethugs clutching their pearls and fainting right and left, mostly right.


Chief of Staff Andy Card: September 11, 2001 was a spectacular day


Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card recalled on Monday that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 had been a “spectacular day” for President George W. Bush. “The reality is the world changed on that September 11th, 2001 day,” the former chief of staff said. “That was a spectacular day. And I whispered a second plane hit the second tower, America was under attack. That’s when the president of the United States had to step up and keep the oath of office that he took.”

Definition spectacular: beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way.

WTF is Card talking about. He found beauty in the crumbling of the towers, the raging fire at the Pentagon, or the smoking rubble in Pennsylvania. I always thought 9/11 was a horrible and evil act leading to untold misery. I guess the Reich Wing sees it differently.

If Reich Wing No Vote in 8th Year of Presidency Was Applied Generally:

Movies end with 20 minutes to go.

Milk expires weeks ahead of the date on the carton.

Planes put you out 3/4s of the way to your destination.

In baseball it's 2 strikes and your out.

To the sender of the heart--thanks very much.

Rethugs don't need to filibuster. They can vote down every nominee with 53 votes.

And then wait for Obama to leave office.

If the Oregon Bundy Saga becomes a feature length movie what would it be titled?

Welfare Moocher on a Hot Bird Sanctuary

The Incompetent, the Bad, and the Fugly.

Shitty, Shitty, Bang, Bang, what you mean I'm losing my gun rights.

Psycho-the Cowboy Hat Version

Midnight Cowboy in the Federal Prison

My Welfare Rancher

12 Stupid Angry Incarcerated Men

Gone with the Indictment

Many Flew into the Cuckoo's Nest

Always a Dumb ass Notion

The Stetson is the New Orange

Now that Chief Welfare Rancher Mooch Ammon is in jail...

should he write a rallying memoir form prison what would it be titled. I suggest:

Das Bundy

Mein Welfare Grass

Rethug Primary Now Officially a Horror Show

I’ve been writing about the Donald Trump phenomenon several times a week for seven months now. As his candidacy evolved from a bizarre spectacle to a serious campaign, it’s become clear that this is a pivotal moment in American politics. It’s not just that we have a shocking demagogue or a profane performer topping the polls in the Republican presidential race. It’s the alarming notion that a crude authoritarian white nationalist is appealing to a very large section of the American people. Even worse is the realization that there is a path for him to actually win the presidency.

It has come down to a gold plated imitation ll Duce or an Elmer Gantry Flimflam grifter of the phoniest order. I'll take my blindfold now, but I'll pass on the offered cigarette.
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