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DeWine Leads GOP Field in OH, Trump Collapses In Latest Ras Poll

Governor John Kasich is on his way out and a new primary poll for the Republican side in Ohio from The Tarrance Group shows Mike DeWine in the lead.

GOVERNOR – OHIO – GOP PRIMARY (Tarrance)
Mike DeWine 47%
Jon Husted 18%
Mary Taylor 10%
Jim Renacci 4%

This poll was done January 23-26 among 800 likely Republican voters.

I am sure US Senator Jeff Flake in Arizona is watching these numbers showing how unpopular Donald Trump currently is in Arizona very closely.

By the way, all those Trump acolytes who were pushing Rasmussen Reports showing Trump with a supposed 59% job approval a mere five days ago are now dealing with the same pollster showing an 8% drop since then.

PRESIDENT TRUMP – JOB APPROVAL (Rasmussen)
Approve 51%
Disapprove 49%

Here are the trends showing the collapse in just five days.

Posted by Dave at 12:45 pm
Filed under: General | Comments (272)

272 Responses to “DeWine Leads GOP Field in OH, Trump Collapses In Latest Ras Poll”

  1. Robbie says:

    Matt K. Lewis ?@mattklewis 23m
    23 minutes ago

    More
    Smart GOP source emails me this #scotus take: “Gorsuch is Scalia 2.0…Hardiman has real potential to turn into a Kennedy or even worse.”

  2. Robbie says:

    I haven’t seen this anywhere. Please expand.

    Marc says:
    January 31, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    Fox News: White House sources say that Neil Gorsuch is the President pick for Supreme Court Justice.

  3. Trump says:

    Dave W still pushing fake polls.

    Can’t fix stupid.

  4. Barrett says:

    Trump at 51% approval is bad news? I would respectfully disagree.

    And for the record, Neil Gorsuch is an excellent pick. I think because Bunu hates him (correct me if I’m wrong on that).

  5. Robbie says:

    I always feel the need to scream into a pillow when I see otherwise smart people referencing Rasmussen polls.

  6. Barrett says:

    I hope that wasn’t directed at me Robbie. I am simply stating that IF Donald Trump is at 51% approval (regardless of which poll), i don’t view it as bad news.

    Is Rasmussen a less than credible pollster nowadays? Yes.

  7. Cash Cow TM says:

    from old thread.

    Posted there because non of you fools bothered to tell everyone there was a N/T…
    ______________________________
    Cash Cow TM says:
    January 31, 2017 at 12:48 pm
    Bitter says:

    “Alaska? Gold [No. right answer is ZINC!]
    NV? One-eyed Senators [NO. GOLD!]
    NH? Syrup (F off, Vermont) [NO. CELL PHONES]
    NY? Jewish people moving to Florida [NO. DIAMONDS]
    RI? Sailboats [NO. SCRAP GOLD]
    SD? Cattle [NO. BREWING DREGS i do not know what that is…]
    WY? Buffalo” [NO. SODA ASH]

    Thanks for playing.

    Anyone want to know the highest $ value EXPORT from any other states, just ask..contact the Cow Hotline…
    ______________________
    Robbie says:
    January 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    Matt K. Lewis ?@mattklewis 23m
    23 minutes ago

    More
    Smart GOP source emails me this #scotus take: “Gorsuch is Scalia 2.0…Hardiman has real potential to turn into a Kennedy or even worse.”
    __________________________
    Cash Cow TM says:
    January 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    COAL is the biggest EXPORT from WV (and WV is the leading state exporter.

    Guess which state is #2 in COAL exports?
    _________________________
    Cash Cow TM says:
    January 31, 2017 at 12:53 pm
    6 states have MEMORY CHIPS or MICROCHIPS as their largest EXPORT?

    Cow prefers potato chips. Utz.
    I am a putz for Utz.
    I will gobble a Gibbles, too.
    Regular or BBQ flavored.
    _____________________________
    Cash Cow TM says:
    January 31, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    President Donald J. Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

    Spontaneous Left Wing demonstrations praising DJT and blocking traffic and chanting “He’s my president now!” to erupt…immediately…very soon…give it about a week…never….

    Where will salmon sport coat wearing Michael be on this?
    Will it dramatically change his vehement opposition to DJTs presidency?

    The whole world is watching! (well at least the HHR world)
    _____________________________
    Cash Cow TM says:
    January 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm
    Or maybe Right Wingers will take to the streets in protest against DJT?

    Cash Cow TM says:
    January 31, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    Elaine Chao confirmed for Transportation.

    hat tip/ Jul
    ____________________________
    Cash Cow TM says:
    January 31, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    DeVos nomination approve by Senate committee by a party line 12-11 vote.

    Alaska Senator Murkowski (Supposedly R) voted for in committee, but said that is no guarantee she will vote yes on DeVos on Senate floor for confirmation. Says DeVos does not yet have her full support.
    ____________________
    hat tip/Jul (Facebook)

  8. Robbie says:

    Barrett says:
    January 31, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    I hope that wasn’t directed at me Robbie. I am simply stating that IF Donald Trump is at 51% approval (regardless of which poll), i don’t view it as bad news.
    Is Rasmussen a less than credible pollster nowadays? Yes.

    – No, it wasn’t directed at you. Rasmussen is a pet peeve of mine. I see them as the Zogby of the right.

    I suppose the reason Dave sees the 51% number as bad is last week it was 59%.

  9. Cash Cow TM says:

    THANKS, DAVE W., FOR THE CLEAN SHEET!

  10. Phil says:

    Gorsuch is an excellent pick. Super, in fact.

    It is a shame he will be filibustered and not confirmed.

    Democrats just need 41 votes to block. They start with 48 in their caucus. Outside of Manchin I only see them losing only his vote for sure. Takes it down to 47. Heitkamp, Tester and Donnelly are the next most logical to flip since they are up for reelection but no guarantees. Best case scenario that takes them to 44. McCaskill would be next logical to flip, but don’t count on it. She’s a lib. That would be 43. Outside chance at King but even if you got lucky there it only goes to 42. So there you have it. Sweep all the above and Democrats block with one vote to spare.

    Nuclear option? Collins, Murkowski, Graham, McCain and Hatch. Good luck with that.

  11. Bitterlaw says:

    Author is an interesting dude. He divides his time between hating Trump and loving fake wrestling.

    https://twitter.com/AuthorLMendez?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Strange cat.

  12. Cash Cow TM says:

    acolytes

    scaly toe
    toy scale
    colt’s aye
    sly e-taco
    a Style Co.
    locates Y
    Col. Yeast

  13. Phil says:

    Bitter, you got that right.

  14. Cash Cow TM says:

    Please remember that after the Nov. election Cow shared she foresaw lots of turmoil for next 4 years.

    Cow urged all to get seat belts cinched up.

    Cow’s eyes are bigger than humans and can see further into the future.

    Cow has her:

    ear to the ground,
    eye on the ball,
    shoulder to the wheel,
    nose to the grindstone,
    finger (actually hoof) in the wind

    and sees bad things on horizon.
    Worse things than this past couple weeks.
    Bad things…bad things…

  15. Cash Cow TM says:

    And do not get on the wrong side of me and attack me, thinking I am a defenseless cow…

    An estimated 20 people a year are killed by cows in the U.S. each year.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/trampled-death-cows-it-happens-more-often-you-think-844859

  16. Phil says:

    Why in the world would Trump invite both the nominee and a runner up to Washington to announce his pick?

    I am confused.

  17. janz says:

    While 51% is not a “bad” number, it still is a “falling” one. With all the s**t being kicked up by the dems, their dysfunctional opposition to seating a president’s government, it will become more and more disheartening for the public to process, which will most likely lead to a continuing decrease of approval during Trump’s bumpy transition into office. Even the stock market is reflecting more uncertainty, in lieu of all the negativity being deliberately generated in DC.

    And, this is exactly what toxic dems want — to create chaos and obnoxious, lawless dissent in the streets, bringing the government close to the brink of not being able to adequately lead and protect the country from it’s tantrums, nor the lack of security such behavior creates both here and abroad.

    Today’s event, where no dems showed up for Price’s and Mnuchin’s vote is just another delay tactic being imposed on most of Trump’s nominees. For these shallow, partisan dems, it’s all about dismantling republican’s election victory and putting tack strips in front of an agenda before it can be activated and legitimately appraised. It really stinks!

  18. janz says:

    #16 Phil, my guess is that Trump wants to generate both suspense and enthusiasm for his nominees. The press, in trying to 2nd guess Trump’s final choice, has been looking at both these jurist’s work schedules, as well as who books a flight to DC. By having them “both” come to DC, it puts a fly in the ointment of such speculation.

  19. Bitterlaw says:

    Phil – Trump is a jerk. Simple as that.

  20. Cash Cow TM says:

    Perhaps he will behead the other one, or throw him off a tall building because he is not good enough to get the nomination…?
    _____________
    Maybe he invites both because if protesters encircling D.C. capture (or worse) one of them, then the other one who gets through enemy lines safely will get the nomination (sort of having a spare tire…)?

  21. Cash Cow TM says:

    I agree with Bitter in #19.

    But maybe the other will get a consolation prize lesser appointment.?

  22. Conservative Populist says:

    Sessions vote delayed again! Same with Price and Mnuchin. And where the hell is Tillerson’s floor vote?!! It’s total bs that the GOP lets the Dems bollix up the works. McConnell et al more concerned with the “institution” than shutting down Dem antics. Congressional GOP proving to be weakest link in making America great again…No surprise.

  23. Cash Cow TM says:

    Maybe DJT should bring in twenty people for his announcement of one of them as SCOTUS nominee.

    Causes press to have to work 20 times as hard to get all the scuttlebutt and negative info about the eventual nominee?

  24. Cash Cow TM says:

    bollix

    ox bill
    ill box
    lox lib

  25. janz says:

    Despite all your humor, cash cow, you may be right, regarding the 2nd-in-line candidate having either another appointment, or an agreement that they would become first-in-line when the next SCOTUS vacancy comes up. But, who knows…?

  26. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    ‘It is always important to accept polling data as true, and set your policies by them’ —

    Hillary Clinton

  27. Cash Cow TM says:

    Janz,

    Cash Cow is always dead serious.

    Walt is the one who sometimes jokes around.

  28. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Thatcher already held the unpopularity record when she scored a 25% satisfied rating in Gallup and Market Opinion and Research International polls in 1981 when the effects of her tight-money policies sent unemployment soaring.”

    Trump rolled out his immigration policies in a bad way. But do people really want open borders; and maybe a couple of million immigrants from the Mideast in the U.S.? There is a difference between being a leader and being a politician. a leader looks at what is best in the long-term.

  29. janz says:

    The biggest difference, IMO, between dems and republicans, is that the former knows no bounds in their egregious, drama-filled method of “winning.” The latter, OTOH, is constantly checking the lint on their jackets, making sure their appearances are tidy and correct. That’s probably why Trump is such an outlier and opined as a “jerk” by many — as his actions, words, and dramatic presentations resemble that of how democrat’s compete and conquer, rather than how the R’s routinely act out their leadership roles.

  30. Greymarch says:

    Its Gorsuch:

    http://ijr.com/2017/01/790802-exclusive-president-trumps-supreme-court-pick-confirmed/

    Good. Gorsuch > Hardiman, although both are fine picks.

  31. janz says:

    cash cow, I think differently, finding your out-of-the-box, generously wry comments very effective in breaking up the mood around here.

  32. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Here is how political correctness works with immigration in Germany:

    “This puts a liberal western society, which values women’s rights, and admits men from countries that don’t, in a bit of a bind, to put it mildly. It’s difficult to raise the issue without being howled down by cries of “Islamophobia”. Sensitivities were already running high in Germany following Angela Merkel’s open invitation to refugees, which saw more than a million people arrive over the past twelve months. Shamefully, it took several days for the German news media to mention the Cologne assaults. As for the police, they issued a comically self-satisfied report saying that a jolly, peaceful time had been had by all. Apart from the girls who had fingers stuck in their most intimate parts, presumably.
    It soon became impossible to ignore the gravity of what had happened. Even then, the authorities’ default position was denial. On Tuesday, Henriette Reker, the Mayor of Cologne, made a statement which I sincerely hope will haunt her till her dying day. Asked how women were supposed to cope with this menace, the mayor proposed a new “code of conduct” for young women and girls “so that such things do not happen to them”. In particular, she suggested that women maintain an arm’s length from strangers. This caused a storm of sarcasm on Twitter where the German for arm’s length – #einearmlange – was soon trending. The idea that a woman ambushed by a Moroccan gang should inform them, politely and Germanically, that she was staying at arm’s length to avoid sexual harassment would have been a joke, had the threat not been so real and frightening. Meanwhile, reports of similar attacks were coming in from Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.”

  33. janz says:

    I hope you’re right, Graymarch.

  34. janz says:

    SanDiego,

    We have a German friend, who was a harbor master of a small pier in Northern CA. Most of his family, however, still reside in a small German town. He visits frequently, and has noticed major changes in the lifestyle of his hometown ever since Merkel’s immigration policies emerged. The town has become over-run by Syrian immigrants. Crime has soared. People now lock their doors, whereas before they didn’t. It’s become a whole different community atmosphere — the ambiance of the old being forcibly replaced (and often brutalized) by the customs and actions of new displaced immigrants.

  35. janz says:

    As people are awaiting verification of Trump’s SCOTUS pick, the Althouse blog muses about this.

  36. Cash Cow TM says:

    Thank you, janz.
    __________________

    Gorsuch

    go crush
    grouch’s
    hog curs

  37. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    34. Thanks Janz.

    I don’t like Trump at all, and believe often he is a buffoon and otherwise unlikable. I didn’t vote for him.

    But you have to put policies above personality; it is critical that the U.S. move away from the leftist tilt that Obama & Clinton were taking the country. Trump is doing that, and his brashness makes him more fearless in doing so. You support the policies over the man.

  38. Barrett says:

    If you analyze this ban in it’s complete context, the ban makes sense, and is not discriminatory.

    The ban doesn’t even touch the countries with the largest Muslim populations
    #1 – Indonesia – 204,847,000 (87.2% of country)
    #2 – Pakistan – 178,000,000 (96.4% of country)
    #3 – India – 172,000,000 (14.2% of country)
    #4 – Bangladesh- 145,607,000 (86.3% of country)
    #5 – Nigeria – 93,839,000 (50.4% of country)

    That totals 794,293,000 Muslims.

    So let’s look at how many Muslims are in the countries affected by the travel ban.

    #1 – Libya – 6,325,000 (99.6% of country)
    #2 – Iran – 74,819,000 (99.7% of country)
    #3 – Iraq – 31,108,000 (98.9% of country)
    #4 – Syria – 20,895,000 (89.8% of country)
    #5 – Yemen – 24,023,000 (99.7% of country)
    #6 – Sudan – 39,027,950 (97.0% of country)
    #7 – Somalia- 9,231,000 (98.5% of country)

    The total for this category is 205,428,950. This is not even 1/3 of the former category, and not even a significant fraction of the words muslim population. The numbers just don’t add up to call it discrimination.

  39. NYCmike says:

    I am liking Trump more and more.

    What some of you look at as craziness and fighting seems like just another day in NYC.

    Eat you people up, and spit you out!

    As for Congress, I do not mind delays, as long as McConnell and others are out there every day, repeating the same things over and over: “Obama had 9 Cabinet appointees on Day ONE, while President Trump only has (fill in number). Democrats need to be called out for these delay tactics, and they need to be investigated fully!”

  40. NYCmike says:

    “If you analyze this ban in it’s complete context, the ban makes sense, and is not discriminatory.”

    -Barrett,
    Thanks for, once again, providing facts and figures which blow a hole in the arguments of the Democrats, and the worry-warts on the Republican side.

    Stay strong, steadfast, and kick Schumer every chance you get!

  41. NYCmike says:

    Wissing and Robbie don’t believe the 59% popularity mark, but then contrast it now with a 51% mark.

    The next election for President is in 2020.

    Bring up Presidential popularity polls in 2019.

    Basic.

  42. NYCmike says:

    Real, or “fake”?

  43. NYCmike says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/30/dem-congresswoman-forced-to-face-her-own-voting-history-after-calling-trumps-travel-ban-horrifying/

    -Trump ACTS, then Democrats respond with hysteria, then, slowly, FACTS come out, and show the Democrats for what they are.

    Then, Trump acts again.

    Repeat.

    So far so good!*

    *Do not understand the 2 justices going to White House, but unlike Bitter, will wait for the event to take place before rendering judgment.

  44. NYCmike says:

    Love what is happening in Britain as well: there are dueling petitions, each with over 100,000 signatures.

    1 is for Trump to visit.
    1 is for May to dis-invite Trump

  45. NYCmike says:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/260471-schumer-refugee-pause-may-be-necessary

    -Schumer, about 14 months ago. What changed, other than Trump got elected?

    To people like Robbie, who can’t stop their belly-aching, SHADDUP, and be patient! Trump is right to do what he is doing. If he is doing something unconstitutional, point it out and he will lose support from me, and most likely many others.

    Until then, I support these actions, and am enjoying the daily hysteria.

  46. JulStol says:

    Walt/Cash,

    Was wondering how you were enjoying my updates. 😉

  47. NYCmike says:

    As for the poll on the top of the thread, is that the same DeVine that was Senator from Ohio, or a relative of his?

  48. Trump says:

    48:

    It’s the same Mike Dewine. He is currently the state attorney general.

  49. NYCmike says:

    You LI!

  50. NYCmike says:

    It is the same guy? Ee gads!

    How old is he? Do these people ever go away?

  51. JulStol says:

    He’s 70

  52. NYCmike says:

    I do not like the comparisons to Scalia. I hope they are similar, and also similar to Thomas and Alito, but let them be their own person.

    If a conservative woman is nominated, I want her to be one arrogant, egotistical biatch, but with an independent mind who is not looking to change human behavior all on her own.

  53. NYCmike says:

    70? Same as Trump?

    Damn, I was going to say too old!

  54. Bitterlaw says:

    I would be happy if Trump nominated a black, Jewish lesbian in a wheelchair as long as she is conservative.

  55. Hugh says:

    10. Phil. I think you are wrong about getting moderate republicans to go along. Since the dems are fighting everyone and everything I suspect even the squishes will go along with it. I think they understand that if the shoe were on the other foot the dems would also go nuclear. Dems were actually ok with garland not getting a hearing because they were sure they would win. And guess what? They would have dropped garland in a heartbeat. This sup ct nominee avoiding some hidden scandal will be approved with some dems voting for him. Maybe less than 60 but it will not matter.

  56. DW says:

    from what I am reading, Gorsuch would be great…and only 49 years old. Could sit on the bench for 30+ years.

  57. Hugh says:

    56. Me too it fact I would love it.

  58. Paul says:

    Sounds like Trump is planning to have both Hardiman and Gorsuch attend the prime time SCOTUS cage match. I wonder if Trump will hand a rose to the one he finally chooses?

  59. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    If Harry Reid had a 52-48 majority in the Senate, he would have happily exercised the “nuclear option” to get an Obama candidate appointed.

  60. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump is going to appoint them both.

    10 justices, bitches.

  61. janz says:

    #37. SanDiego, your take on Trump is almost identical to my own, except that I did vote for Trump, looking primarily at his stances, choices for SCOTUS, and denying HRC an opportunity to push forward even more damaging social progressive policies. Consequently, Trump’s personality and behavioral lapses became secondary to these more important concerns.

    Now that Trump is president, his hubris and confrontational style may be an antidote to the dem’s dependable responses of calling everyone, with an R behind their name, the most vile names known to mankind. It may take a bully, over a nice guy, to be able to take the abuse of other bullies.

  62. lisab says:

    which gop senators will vote against trumps picks?

    mccain, rubio and cruz?

  63. Mr.Vito says:

    Hardiman, Gorusch, and Garland

    Package deal.

  64. lisab says:

    hrc would have picked the same scotus judge as trump

  65. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump is going to reveal that Kennedy actually died 3 years ago.

  66. Mr.Vito says:

    The pick is the animatronic Lincoln from the Hall of Presidents.

  67. lisab says:

    uh oh, gorsuch had sex with a woman in his own marriage bed

  68. Mr.Vito says:

    It’s Judge Reinhold!

  69. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump picked Jesus.

    Let’s see them filibuster that.

  70. janz says:

    McCain and Graham are the grumpy old men of the GOP, and could vote against trump policies and nominees, as they simply don’t like him.

  71. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    64. Janz, TOTALLY agree with what you said.

    I voted for Evan McMullin. In California my vote did not matter, as Clinton was going to carry it.

  72. NYCmike says:

    Mr. Vito is on a roll! MD must have hit the extra spin cycle.

  73. NYCmike says:

    “McCain and Graham are the grumpy old men of the GOP, and could vote against trump policies and nominees, as they simply don’t like him.”

    -BUT they should NEVER be primaried!

  74. Marc says:

    Promise made, promise kept. Thank You President Trump

  75. NYCmike says:

    “in his own marriage bed”

    -Disgusting.

    Every real man knows you are supposed to do it with the wife in her bed, when she wants, so that his bed is clean and comfortable for a good nights sleep, since he will have to wake up and work the next day!

  76. lisab says:

    breaking on buzzfeed

    gorsuch had sex with chinese acrobats in nigeria in 1987

    they have proof

  77. NYCmike says:

    What was Hardiman doing there? Did they say? Did he get the thorns?

  78. Marc says:

    Justice Gorsuch, god willing, will help usher in 40 years of conservative judicial prudence. Such a wonderful pick.

  79. NYCmike says:

    MD, Author, Corey, etc – Just imagine Hillary giving this speech!

  80. JulStol says:

    But Jason said Trump would pick liberal judges? What happened?

  81. Bitterlaw says:

    WTF. I thought that I was getting the nomination. I was the ultimate stealth pick.

  82. Mr.Vito says:

    CNN anonymous source: a dossier of compromising Russian intelligence has been presented to Judge Gorsuch from a second anonymous source within an unnamed intelligence agency.

    Another black eye for Donald Trump.

  83. SoHope says:

    Per Buz.zfeed – Gorsuch got a gol.den sh.ower on his wedding night

  84. Phil says:

    ……..and there it is folks. Tonight is the exact reason I voted for Donald Trump and the reason I was not a Never Trumper last fall. This pick was just too important.

  85. Mr.Vito says:

    “they have proof”

    Well, that would be a step up from last time…

  86. NYCmike says:

    He will be confirmed. There will be no filibuster.

    Red state Democrats will NOT go that route with a Supreme Court nominee.

  87. NYCmike says:

    “……..and there it is folks. Tonight is the exact reason I voted for Donald Trump and the reason I was not a Never Trumper last fall. This pick was just too important.”

    -B O O M ! !

  88. lisab says:

    “I thought that I was getting the nomination. I was the ultimate stealth pick.”

    someone snitched on you being a closet yankees fan

    i won’t say who

  89. Mr.Vito says:

    “WTF. I thought that I was getting the nomination. I was the ultimate stealth pick.”

    Your health was too risky…

  90. lisab says:

    trump’s first pick

    an old white guy who believes in god

    when was the last time a dem president did that?

  91. lisab says:

    gorsuch is such a white privilege pick

  92. NYCmike says:

    That is a winning slogan for Dems:

    “Check your privilege, Gorsuch!”

  93. janz says:

    I’m ecstatic Gorsuch was the one who got the nomination. It was a soft spoken intro from Trump, and a solid, humble acceptance from Gorsuch.

  94. lisab says:

    white **MALE** privilege pick

    ginsberg should really tell him to keep his mouth shut

  95. Robbie says:

    GRANDSLAM HOMERUN PICK BY TRUMP!

    Neil Gorsuch is fantastic. He is a mini-Scalia.

  96. NYCmike says:

    Trump looked, to me, similar to times when a long negotiation had taken place between government officials, planning boards, community groups, etc, and the plan had been approved and work would start, with all parties getting something and giving something.

    I feel like I have spoken about this before…….maybe scooter and/or jason would remember.

  97. NYCmike says:

    “He is a mini-Scalia.”

    -He looked taller that Scalia.

  98. PresidentPaul! says:

    I agree Gorsuch looks good as well. I don’t think the dems will filibuster him just because much like Roberts he has sterling credentials and I don’t they will find any real inflammatory statements.

    btw supposedly there is a rule where each senator is only allowed 2 speeches per day so this is another work around the filibuster. He could also make them talk all night.

  99. Marc says:

    Now Justice Kennedy, Thomas and hopefully Ginsberg are on the retirement clock.

  100. Trump says:

    Poor Mr Bitterlaw, passed over again!

  101. PresidentPaul! says:

    McConnell continues to look stalwart in all this as he resisted the NeverTrumpers Flake, McCAin, etc all demanding Gardland get a hearing.

    He also never takes the bate at every random Trump controversy unlike Ryan who is bushwacked at every turn.

  102. Marc says:

    Conservatives judicial networks will have to find a African American Judge in the mold of Justice Thomas very soon I think.

  103. lisab says:

    protest tomorrow!

    protesters are to meet outside the court houses in dc, nyc, los angeles, boston and chicago

    that will teach those rethugs!

  104. Bitterlaw says:

    lisab – They wrote the script on November 9th.

  105. CashCow TM says:

    Maybe British leader May may invite Trump to come in May.

    (no I did not misspell any four letter words.
    Get your minds out of the gutter. I mean to visit.}

  106. CashCow TM says:

    JulStol says:
    January 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm
    Walt/Cash,
    Was wondering how you were enjoying my updates.
    ____________
    Keep ’em coming, Jul! 🙂

  107. Bitterlaw says:

    I wonder how MD likes the pick. I know that his hatred of Trump has not diminished at all.

  108. NYCmike says:

    “I know that his hatred of Trump has not diminished at all.”

    -How do you know that?

    And, it would also make sense.

    Trump is making MD’s judgment look worse and worse with every passing day.

  109. NYCmike says:

    I hope MD made lots of money selling his knitted-pink-ovary-hats last week.

  110. Trump says:

    Sen Sherrod Brown says American people hav spoken, and it is time to nominate Gorsuch to the SC.

    Must be the 2018 elections.

  111. NYCmike says:

    Kind of crazy that Clarence Thomas was confirmed at 43 years old.

  112. lisab says:

    “Judge Gorsuch has repeatedly sided with corporations over working people, demonstrated a hostility toward women’s rights, and most troubling, hewed to an ideological approach to jurisprudence that makes me skeptical that he can be a strong, independent Justice on the Court,” Schumer

  113. NYCmike says:

    Schumer is done. Trump knows how to deal with him.

  114. NYCmike says:

    Wherever MD is, this is him at the top of his game:

    MD says:
    March 30, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Another puss@ vanquished.

    -Pure class, through and through.

    Others who shined on that thread: jason and scooterboy.

    I have to admit, in that thread, I was looking to get rid of Trump. My bad.

  115. NYCmike says:

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4351026/clinton-1995-immigration-sotu

    -Good find.

    Have to say: Clinton was a master, much better than Obama.

  116. NYCmike says:

    Trump should pull a “Melania” and simply plagiarize parts of Clinton’s speech for his SOTU address.

  117. Bitterlaw says:

    Schumer is done. Trump knows how to deal with him.

    Maybe Trump will threaten Schumer with cutting off his donations if he doesn’t vote for his nominees.

  118. Bitterlaw says:

    -How do you know that?

    A-holes are tight, NYC.

  119. CashCow TM says:

    I think it is fitting that the Philly A-holes club house I in Philly where the Liberty Bell is (the one with the BIG CRACK).

    But the Philly A-holes COLLECTIVELY will never have a crack as big as the one in the Liberty Bell.

  120. Marc says:

    On Nightmare Earth, President Hillary just picked Goodwin Liu

  121. PresidentPaul! says:

    Will be interesting to see if the right still gets judges with sterling credentials like this the coming decades.

    L&S departments are now declaring open war on the existence of conservatives especially people who were activist at the time like Gorlusch. Professors will hunt them with targeted low grades and career destruction as punishment.

    Even in the past 10 years the environment has become so radicalized compared to 10 years ago compared to when Laura Ingraham or Gorsuch was there.

  122. DW says:

    Assuming Gorsuch is confirmed and serves with distinction for decades on the high court, Trump already has a lasting legacy no matter what else comes. Not bad for just a week and a half into the job.

    This pick has confirmed my vote for him was the right call. Of course none of Virginia’s electoral votes went for Trump, so my vote was worthless, but it was the right call.

  123. lisab says:

    “worst scotus pick in us history” ny times

  124. lisab says:

    “throwback to days of segregation and back alley abortions” ny times

  125. NYCmike says:

    “This pick has confirmed my vote for him was the right call. Of course none of Virginia’s electoral votes went for Trump, so my vote was worthless, but it was the right call.”

    -Stepping stones to getting VA back in the red.

  126. PresidentPaul! says:

    http://heavy.com/news/2017/01/neil-gorsuch-education-school-background-where-did-graduate-law-degree-georgetown-columbia-harvard-oxford/

    Gorusch as an undergrad apparently started a right wing newspaper called the Fed.

    How was it that such racist and sexist speech was tolerated back in the day on campus?

    After graduating from Georgetown Preparatory School, Gorsuch enrolled in Columbia University, an Ivy League college in New York City.

    While attending Columbia, Gorsuch wrote for the student newspaper, the Columbia Daily Spectator. Then, in 1986, he founded his own student newspaper called The Federalist, also known as The Fed.

    This newspaper was initially referred to as the “Federalist Paper,” and it described itself as being inspired by Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. The paper tended to lean conservative, although it said that its founding members were a libertarian, a conservative, and a socialist. Presumably, Gorsuch was the conservative.

    “The paper’s original mission was to be ‘classically liberal’; that is, to be content neutral, to print any intelligent and well-written opinion, regardless of its political slant,” The Fed says on its website.

    The Federalist is still being published today; it is now led by Adam Kelly-Penso and McKenzie Fritz.

  127. Bitterlaw says:

    Uh oh. New York Times says that Gorsuch is conservative but not seen as divisive.

    https://www.nytimes.com/

  128. Bitterlaw says:

    I think lisab is making stuff up.

  129. NYCmike says:

    How is it that the Senate did not confirm Sessions yet?

  130. NYCmike says:

    Hey, you wrote “stuff”.

  131. Tina says:

    Can rino mitchie shepared this pick onto the court. Obumblercare should be old news.

    Leave it to the rinos, goiber, more flake, and mcamnesty to phuq thimgs up.

  132. NYCmike says:

    Wow, so did I!

    What is going on!

    More Trump winning!

  133. lisab says:

    “I think lisab is making stuff up.”

    have you never read the ny times?

  134. Proud Obamacon says:

    FILIBUSTER NOW AND ALWAYS!

    Court stays 4-4 .. bitches. Suck on that.

  135. PresidentPaul! says:

    “FILIBUSTER NOW AND ALWAYS!”

    Hopefully so.

    It would be best to have that fight now rather than in future Ginsburg or some other justice retires that is considered a swing vote.

    Plus it would be an ideal election issue for 2018.

  136. NYCmike says:

    PO? or B. O.?

  137. Robbie says:

    My guess is Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch because their base will demand it. Democrats now face what Republicans faced: the fear of a primary challenge if they stray.

    A filibuster is really a no-win situation for Democrats, though. If they do, McConnell and Republicans will nuke it (I hope). If they don’t filibuster Gorsuch, the base will go berserk.

    If Democrats let Gorsuch through and then block the next choice, McConnell will nuke it then. Again, a no-win situation.

    All that said, just imagine if Trump acts the way he did tonight for the rest of his presidency? It would be a home run for him and the party. He was on top form.

  138. DW says:

    Robbie, bunu, Bitterlaw, Tina, NYCMike, Cash Cow, Janz, Mr. Vito, and I all agree on something? All agree on the Gorsuch pick? This is a rare moment indeed.

  139. PresidentPaul! says:

    “A filibuster is really a no-win situation for Democrats, though. If they do, McConnell and Republicans will nuke it (I hope). If they don’t filibuster Gorsuch, the base will go berserk.”

    Ya idk I wouldn’t mind a circus for a while with a second nomination. That takes up time and prevents them from doing infrastructure bill etc or any other bad legislation the republicans or democrats have planned.

    And a second nomination fight would be great for the midterms. But ya I think he gets through no matter what also.

  140. Proud Obamacon says:

    Mitchie, please go nuclear . Pleeeeeease I’m begging you !

  141. lisab says:

    “there will be no change to filibuster rules” mccain

  142. lisab says:

    McCain said that the nuclear option changed the Senate entirely, causing “great damage to the institution itself.”

  143. Tina says:

    Mitchie wont go nuclear. He is a wimp.

  144. Proud Obamacon says:

    Go nuclear and install Gorsuck. It’s better for us in the long run. Do it Mitchie

  145. Tina says:

    Yup, dw. The right of hhr is united again. As mark levine said, its about the sc.

  146. Bitterlaw says:

    Tina also thought McConnell would cave and give Garland a vote. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  147. GF says:

    Keep the filibuster; makes the Dems talk until they lose heir voices, and then force a vote.

    Show the American people what these folks truly are. That will reap dividends in the long run.

  148. Proud Obamacon says:

    Good, no justice is seated until 2021 at the earliest. Suck on that looosahs

  149. Bitterlaw says:

    Horse has seems solid. Author hardest hit.

  150. Bitterlaw says:

    Gorsuch was autocorrected to Horse has.

  151. PresidentPaul! says:

    Fox is saying 7 democrats have already said that they won’t filibuster rather that he deserves a vote.

    So that’s 59 votes for cloture? Or maybe Sessions is gone by then so 58 assuming that holds?

  152. Bitterlaw says:

    Find 8 Dem Senators who need to pretend to be bipartisan in 2018. No need to go nuclear.

  153. Robbie says:

    The New York Times has written its first story tonight making a subtle plea to Anthony Kennedy not to retire. They quoted law clerks who suggest Trump’s vulgarity will turn off Kennedy.

  154. Robbie says:

    The big opportunity/fight will come with Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. It will be the chance to fundamentally change the Court.

    If the filibuster is still in effect, the smart play would be to nominate a woman and force Democrats to deny a woman. War on women, right?

    My top choices in order, though, for Kennedy’s seat are Raymond Kethledge (a Kennedy clerk), Joan Larsen of the Michigan State Supreme Court, and then Diane Sykes.

    Both Kethledge and Larsen are in their 40’s. Larsen is a Scalia clerk and was the only former clerk to speak at his memorial. Sykes is 60 and that is the one drawback for her.

  155. marc says:

    Perusing the leftist blogs, the “resistance” has they call themselves are mad has hell and want Senate Dems to kill this nomination, any way possible and will primary any Democrat who doesn’t.

  156. Proud Obamacon says:

    The FILIBUSTER is on. Two can play this game loosahs. Garland or Filibuster. You choose.

  157. marc says:

    I’m predicting Thomas, Kennedy and Ginsberg will all leave the Court during Trump term.

  158. marc says:

    Proud Obamacon says:
    January 31, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    The FILIBUSTER is on. Two can play this game loosahs. Garland or Filibuster. You choose.

    —————————–

    In the words of a former President..’Please proceed”

    This can only end two ways for the Democrats and both end badly.

  159. Proud Obamacon says:

    Proceeding .. FILIBUSTER BABY. Go ahead and go nuclear.. please proceed!!

  160. marc says:

    The further left the “resistance” goes, the harder and harder it will be for red state Democrats like Heidi Heitkamp, Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester, Joe Donnelly etec.

  161. Proud Obamacon says:

    The further loonie the Orange Groper goes, the easier it will be for Dems to hold their seats and for the House to be put in play.

  162. Proud Obamacon says:

    Want to take away healthecare from 20 million, please proceed!
    Want to build the wall and have Americans pay, please proceed!
    Think you can really bring back all the manufacturing jobs, please proceed!

    Please proceed!!!!!!

  163. Proud Obamacon says:

    Want to cut taxes and spend $1T on infra at the same time, please proceed!

  164. Proud Obamacon says:

    Orange Pussy Grabber killing 8 yr old American girl in Yemen.. sick

  165. Proud Obamacon says:

    Please proceed and it will all be back in our hands by 2020. And kill the FILIBUSTER for us, thanks.

    #resist

  166. Phil says:

    House to “be put in play”??

    Disconnected from reality. Must live in Hollywood, Seattle, or Portland. Seriously, is that what your lefty friends are telling each other…..that the House is in play?

  167. NYCmike says:

    “Keep the filibuster; makes the Dems talk until they lose heir voices, and then force a vote.”

    -GF has it right.

    This is where Trump will be an asset. He will go after Schumer (if Chuckie threatens a filibuster) on Twitter, directing the media and the public to sources of information which will show that the nominee is qualified in temperament, intelligence, and scholarship.

    Besides the ones which were obvious before (Senators in MO, OH, FL, etc), you now have to watch the voters in MI, MN, WI, and PA.

    I am still waiting to hear what Casey has to say about all of the goings-on.

  168. Michael says:

    Hello

  169. NYCmike says:

    I think P.O. means to say “Me and the protesters are getting together to “play house” tomorrow.”

    That is the Dem version of Author’s Disney World trips??

  170. NYCmike says:

    MD’s mentee is back!

  171. NYCmike says:

    How it goes Michael?

  172. JulStol says:

    Sup, Comrade Michael?

  173. NYCmike says:

    Are you still strictly self-identified by your sexual preference?

  174. NYCmike says:

    That was wrong….please excuse my rudeness.

  175. Robbie says:

    Wow! This comes as a surprise to me. The Washington Post says Amul Thapar was one of four in-person interviews Trump conducted for SCOTUS. He is a district court judge in Kentucky and was on Trump’s list. Here’s a story from my local paper about Thapar.

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/09/ky-judge-trumps-short-list-high-court/95139578/

    I will definitely do some research on Thapar in the coming weeks. If Trump were to nominate a judge of Indian heritage, it would throw the Democrats into chaos. Would they really stop a minority candidate like this?

  176. marc says:

    If he is an originalist conservative the adminstration should keep his name in the draw if care someone like Thomas retires, since there is a lack of conservative African American judges.

  177. NYCmike says:

    Robbie,

    In all seriousness, because maybe I missed it, but during the past 11 days, when has Trump acted differently than what you wrote above:

    “All that said, just imagine if Trump acts the way he did tonight for the rest of his presidency? It would be a home run for him and the party. He was on top form.”

    I do agree that he was in top form, but it was a totally different setting from anything else that has happened. YES, while nominating a SC justice is a political act, it is vastly different from setting a political agenda at the start of a Presidential term.

    What exactly did Trump do in the prior 10 days that was so offensive and “un-Presiential”?

  178. BayernFan says:

    clarence Thomas is only 68. Why would he retire?

  179. Tina says:

    Hopefully, he has no rino tendencies like roberts.

  180. marc says:

    Thomas is 68, yet has been on the Court for 27 years, by the end of this Presidential term it will be 30. It is known within the judicial community that he doesn’t want to be a Court lifer. He wants to write books and teach etec etec ala Sandra Day O’Conner.

  181. Walt says:

    Bad news.

    There was a big federal facility in WV up for Internet auction.

    I put in a bid in hopes of getting it for the HHR community to move there. It would have provided ample room for club houses for both the HOBOs and the A-Holes, nice office building for the HHR elected officials, homes for EVERY poster, a broadcasting station for Dave W. the Wizard…so much more.

    My bid was for $3,999,999.
    The winning bid was for $4 million.

    Take a look at what I ALMOST had for all of us.

    https://youtu.be/ggtQlDqR9LY

  182. BayernFan says:

    I think after 30 years of The Federalist Society training legal minds and inculcating Original Understanding jurisprudence that there is less liklihood of david souters. Certainly not impossible, but we’ve done well with Thomas, Alito, and even Roberts.

  183. Wes says:

    Durbin commits to up-or-down vote on Gorsuch. Unlike Phil and Proud Obamacon, Senate Democrats understood the dangers of their filibustering a nominee Trump would simply recess appoint if McConnell didn’t end the judicial filibuster. Thus, they raised the white flag.

  184. marc says:

    That was exactly my point earlier today Bayern, a lot has changed for conservative judicial education and mentor-ship since 1990, with Souter.

  185. marc says:

    The “resistance” which is the base of the Democrat Party now will be even more angry.

  186. BayernFan says:

    188 where did you see that about durbin?

  187. NYCmike says:

    “Trump would simply recess appoint”

    -What does that get the nominee? Until the end of the 2 year session? Then what happens if Dems make gains? It would be even harder.

    NO, do as GF said, be patient, BUT if it does come down to it, NUKE IT.

    And if someone like McCain goes against that even then, I’ll wait for Wes and Bitterlaw to tell me, once again, why incumbents should not be challenged in a primary.

  188. BayernFan says:

    ok i see it… his statement.

  189. CashCow TM says:

    Fun Facts:

    FF #1: Walt’s bid for that facility in WV was rejected because it was all in Monopoly money. I told him they would not accept either Confederate money OR Monopoly money.

    FF#2: Walt is actually older than SCOTUS Justice C. Thomas, but younger than DJT. (Walt’s age sorta reset, you know…like a car odometer does when it reaches all “9”s and then flips to show all 0000000.0 and starts over again.

    FF#3: I am not really sure how old Walt is.
    I will check his teeth.
    When he goes to bed tonight, I will get them out of that glass of fluid he soaks them in nd examine thoroughly…

  190. CashCow TM says:

    Wes,

    You make good points.
    Kudos.

    I like that scenario….

    Here is a cow lick for you.

  191. marc says:

    Now that the Supreme Court pick is done, Trump needs to get nominees for these Appeals Court and District Courts. Right now there are 117 vacancies with another 100 vacancies expected in the next 2 years.

  192. Phil says:

    Wes. Oh, I understand the dangers. I also understand that unlike Republicans, Democrats seldom back down from a fight. They play to win.

  193. CashCow TM says:

    Walt is working on things related to his part time temporary job he starts tomorrow as well as multi-tasking and working on an agenda for the meeting next Friday of the group that roped him into being Chairman.

    But I am telling him what is going on here.

    When I mentioned what was said about Durbin, Walt said:

    “Durbin?”
    “Durbin’s a Dick.”
    “They ought to get a doctor and a big tub of water and have the doc duck Dick.”

    For an old guy, Walt is ironically perceptive and makes you think.

  194. marc says:

    The Federalist Society should have names for the Administration for every judicial vacancy, with some of them being African Americans

  195. NYCmike says:

    “doc duck Dick”

    -say that 5 times fast!

  196. NYCmike says:

    Uh oh, Maddow is calling Gorsuch a “mainstream pick”.

    Damn, they got the Republican President again!

  197. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    169. “Proud Obamacon says:Orange Pussy Grabber killing 8 yr old American girl in Yemen.. sick:

    Obamacon, the raid was likely planned during the Obama administration. All military actions have risks, but they need to be taken. Lets at least try and not politicize things when brave Americans lose their lives defending their country.

  198. CashCow TM says:

    “Orange Pu$$y Grabber” would be a great name for a race horse.

    So would “Grab ’em By The Pu$$y”

    Especially when during a race they ‘grab’ the lead.

  199. janz says:

    This American Thinker commentary seems to think Trump may be giving the left some Saul Alinsky heartburn.

    “Again and again we see leftists flailing helplessly, shouting their own coarse vulgarities. (Recall the sign reading “f— you, you f—— f—” poetically marched down Washington’s streets during the women’s march.). Just as Alinsky foretold, behavior such as this deeply undermines claims to sanity and legitimacy and simultaneously forces its believers to consume precious time and energy defending their way of life.

    Perhaps inadvertently, Politico Magazine portrayed the left’s confusion and anxiety when it published these words: “It’s hard to know when Trump is just being Trump and when he’s fundamentally transforming the American experiment.”

    Whether or not the president knows it, he is giving Alinsky a run for his money.”

  200. CashCow TM says:

    Cow is prophetic.
    A seer and predictor of the future.

    Just saw an ad on Jimmy Kimmel Show paid for by Phoenix University.

    It has almost no voice audio, but shows a struggling young Hispanic who as a young boy labors the U.S. fields harvesting crops by day and also studying hard at night. He eventually becomes a medical doctor and is practicing in the U.S. today.

    At the end the letters on the screen says
    “WE RISE”

    I TOLD you we would begin seeing things on TV pushing a pro-immigration theme. And this is just an AD for University of Phoenix. Wait till the TV and movie left wingers start cranking things out.

  201. janz says:

    “The Federalist Society should have names for the Administration for every judicial vacancy, with some of them being African Americans.”

    Not only should there be a healthy mix of people for the over 100 judicial vacancies, they should submit the entire list at one time, overwhelming the dems.

  202. NYCmike says:

    janz,

    I believe everything that has gone on for the last week was designed to get liberals and Democrats to react.

    Simple as that.

    Alinsky-ite tactics are brilliant, except for the fact that he would try to use them to destroy a county’s democratic institutions. The problem for Alinsky, and Democrats, is the NY-born Trump does not shy away from that type of confrontation.

    In fact, I think he relishes it.

  203. NYCmike says:

    I forgot if it was Alinsky, or someone else, but they had a great idea to piss off and make a mockery of certain parts of the federal government.

    One of them was to send out mail, with the intended person being the return address, and a fake address in the body of the envelope, with ZERO postage. The post office would get the letter, see no postage, and then return it to the “sender”. 🙂

  204. CashCow TM says:

    “Phil A Buster” would also be a good name for a race horse.

    Can’t you hear the announcer at the track:

    “And they’re OFF!”
    “Phil A. Buster BUSTS out of the gate to take the lead…”
    And then another horse named “Cloture” puts down Phil A. Buster in the back stretch.

  205. lisab says:

    I TOLD you we would begin seeing things on TV pushing a pro-immigration theme.
    ——————-

    there is already a superbowl ad

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR0gDb186NQ

  206. lisab says:

    the dems are hurting on this one

    if they don’t filibuster, the youngsters will be demoralized

    if the filibuster is not sustained, the youngsters will be demoralized and then steamrolled in many many votes

  207. NYCmike says:

    Trump has done nothing which is anti-immigrant.

    He has done something about unfettered, unchecked, and irresponsible immigration policies which depend upon the refusal to enforce Constitutionally-passed law.

    As for Budweiser, I don’t see anti-Trump at all. I see a good story, which has nothing to do with current political reality.

  208. janz says:

    Ironically, there is tape on Schumer, back in 2015 (I think), saying he thought there should be a pause in refugee immigration, as a security measure for the US.

    My, that sounds so current “Trumpian,” except there were no protests or press criticism then, as there is now. Hmmmmm……

  209. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    208. “NY-born Trump does not shy away from that type of confrontation. In fact, I think he relishes it.:

    Think you right. It also hardens and mobilizes his base.

  210. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    214. A quote from the link:

    “A new Rasmussen poll finds that 57 per cent of Americans support President Trump’s travel ban on people arriving from terror-linked countries, with just 33 per cent opposing the measure.”

    Bet Trump’s pollsters, who were accurate during the campaign in identifying the states Trump was able to carry in the Midwest, had this type of polling prior to Trump’s executive order.

  211. NYCmike says:

    janz,

    Posted that Schumer video above, I believe.

  212. NYCmike says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpXaMXfS8Js

    -Somehow, looking at videos of certain things, I clicked on this Tucker Carlson/Paul Bagala Crossfire from 2004, with John Stewart as a guest host.

    Is it me, or is John Stewart an unfunny, sanctimonious prick?

  213. NYCmike says:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-31/trumps-latest-fan-buffett-bought-12-billion-stock-election

    -“2% will produce miracles!”

    You may not like his politics, but his business acumen is second to none.

  214. ???? says:

    ??????????????????????

  215. NYCmike says:

    !!!!!

  216. NYCmike says:

    Good night all!

  217. SoHope says:

    Why won’t the Senate recess appoint the key cabinet members that are being held up. Their appointment would last to the end long enough for them to do their 30 minutes of debate required and they can permanently confirm them at their leisure.

  218. Wes says:

    SoHope, the Senate can’t make recess appointments. Only Trump can do that. Of course McConnell has to recess the Senate first for Trump to make a recess appointment.

  219. SoHope says:

    I meant collude with the president to get them through by recess appointment

  220. SoHope says:

    And I meant 30 hours of debate.

  221. Bitterlaw says:

    Poor Corey. He was looking forward to a pragmatic moderate pick by Hillary.

  222. Mr.Vito says:

    No one mentioned gallups new state party affiliation numbers yesterday.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/203117/gop-maintains-edge-state-party-affiliation-2016.aspx

  223. Barrett says:

    Gallup Poll 42% 51% 7%
    Rasmussen Reports 51% 49% 0%
    Quinnipiac 36% 44% 19%

    Approval as of January 29th (averaged)
    Approve – 43%
    Disapprove – 48
    Unsure – 9%

    About Par for the course

  224. Barrett says:

    Apologies, that should be as of January 31st

  225. marc says:

    Senate Finance Committee via unanimous consent changes rules and approve Sec of Treasury and HHS Mnunchin and Price, confronting Democrat boycott.

  226. Trump says:

    They should also have docked the Dems’ pay checks.

  227. Trump says:

    And voted to impeach and remove the missing Dems.

  228. Trump says:

    And assigned them all the to-do’s.

  229. DW says:

    Clearly Trump not likely done making SCOTUS picks. Ages of sitting judges:

    56 – Elana Kagan
    62 – John Roberts
    62 – Sonia Sotomayor
    66 – Samuel Alito
    68 – Clarence Thomas
    78 – Stephen Breyer
    80 – Anthony Kennedy
    83 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    For the life of me I have no idea why Ginsburg didn’t step down a few years ago to take one for the team.

  230. marc says:

    Good to see Kelly Ayotte back on the hill, hopefully this will lead to an appointment whether to an administration post or a judicial post.

  231. marc says:

    Democrats boycotting EPA Admin committee vote.

  232. janz says:

    I think the Dems are overplaying their hands, demonstrating more faux contentiousness than legitimate reasons for concerns. This may very well lower their public approval levels, as they may be increasingly seen as dishonest, lacking credibility, and serving their own egos rather than the needs of the people they were elected to serve.

  233. janz says:

    #236 According to that list, Breyer, Kennedy and Ginsburg certainly are approaching an expiration date. However, a surprise retirement could be Clarence Thomas, as he earlier has expressed a fading desire to be on the court following Scalia’s death.

  234. marc says:

    Senate Judiciary committee vote 11-9 to send AG nominee Senator Jeff Sessions to full Senate vote.

  235. Mr.Vito says:

    Hatch should get credit from Utahns for moving Price and Mnuchin forward…

  236. DW says:

    239 – was no accident that Trump mentioned Gorsuch’s prior 95-0 senate confirmation.

  237. Mr.Vito says:

    It is funny that by not showing up, the Republicans are just going from member to member making all the points, taking all the shots, and getting all the sound bites.

  238. Mr.Vito says:

    Mitch McConnell clearly should be getting a lot of props for making these things go through also…

  239. janz says:

    I caught Trump’s mention of Gorsuch’s record, DW. However, Dems are besmirching such overwhelming bipartisan support as being irrelevant when judging the man for the life long job of SCOTUS.

  240. janz says:

    I think a worrisome element is how social justice warriors (sjw) are growing in numbers, shadowing Trump events with raucous protests. Recently, the WH cancelled a planned event, in a Milwaukee motorcycle factory, because the owner didn’t want the bad publicity that threatened protests would cause. This is outright intimidation by the left!

  241. Wes says:

    The American Left is unhinged and out of control. Trump and the GOP will benefit massively from their antics.

  242. Phil says:

    I’ve changed my mind.

    No filibuster will take place.

  243. Bitterlaw says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4180290/Man-guilty-shooting-dead-wife-slept.html

    There is a risk to having stripper girlfriends. At least for wives.

  244. Barrett says:

    #247 – The SJW’s can eat sh!t. They are scary violent people. This is reality, not a comic book.

  245. lisab says:

    No one mentioned gallups new state party affiliation numbers yesterday.
    —————————–

    my state second most democratic!!!

    Massachusetts +24.9 democratic woohoo!!!!!

    behind Vermont … which barely counts as a state anyways

  246. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    If Schumer doesn’t like the nuclear option, he should take it up with Harry Reid. All McConnell would be doing is completing Reid’s work. If there was a Democratic majority of 52 last year, there is no question that Reid would have used the nuclear option to appoint Garland.

  247. lisab says:

    if mccnnell is smart he should try to provoke the dems to walk out, and as soon as they are gone vote on something that will drive the left crazy

    like drilling in anwr or something

    so that the dems get blamed for not being there

    much like what happened to the Russians on the Korean war vote in the un

  248. Wes says:

    How can Vermont have party affiliation numbers with no party registration?

    Assuming we can get affiliation numbers there, how is Hawaii not more Democrat than Vermont?

  249. EML says:

    It’s a poll that Gallup has been doing every year since 2002. Looking at the numbers, Hawaii appears to have the highest number of people that Gallup does not classify as Democrat/Lean Democrat or Republican/Lean Republican. A little more than 80% of Hawaiian respondents classify themselves in one of those categories. No doubt that a majority of the “independents” vote down the line Democrat.

  250. messy says:

    Kelly Ayotte is NOT a Senator anymore. She LOST.

  251. messy says:

    39. Look how long obama’s last AG nomination was delayed and look what was done to the last SCOTUS nominee…for this very seat.

  252. messy says:

    248. This what the GOP did just last year. They never did apologize for saying Obama was foreign.

  253. janz says:

    #251. Barrett, I’m starting to feel the same way you do. As Obama was so fond of saying, “Enough is enough!”

  254. messy says:

    246. It doesn’t matter, as all that does was what happened to Merrick Garland. SAY IT. Merrick Garland deserved a vote last year.

    No new Scotus votes until Garland gets one.

  255. messy says:

    #251. Barrett, isn’t that what the so-called TEA PARTY did for eight years?

  256. messy says:

    The President never apologized to the 3 million people he claimed to be voting illegally and didn’t.

  257. Wes says:

    Garland deserved a vote as much as Miguel Estrada and all other GWB appointees. What was good for them was good for him.

  258. janz says:

    There was an 80 year precedent, plus Joe Biden’s words decrying the nomination of a SCOTUS candidate during, not 9 mos before a presidential term ends, but rather 18 mos, which takes the wind out Dems sails when comparing the Dems vitriol to the R’s dismissal of Gardner.

    Also, Obama, himself, lent much confusion to the birthright controversy by allowing a book jacket, from one of his 1st publications, continue to describe him as being “born in Kenya.”. This went on for over a decade before being changed, in 2007, right before he announced his candidacy for president. There are other murkey details, obfuscation of school records, lots of far left associations, holes and fictional composites in his biography that also fed all kinds of speculation regarding his past.

  259. EML says:

    If Obama wanted to get a nominee through, he should’ve nominated gorsuch.

  260. wraith says:

    Is it me, or is John Stewart an unfunny, sanctimonious prick? nymike

    All of the above.

  261. Bitterlaw says:

    I think that Jon Stewart is hilarious when he wants to make fun of everybody. He is annoying when he just makes political speeches.

  262. jason says:

    But Jason said Trump would pick liberal judges? What happened?”

    Have no idea.

    I guess I took him at his word when he said his sister, a flaming liberal, would be a great SCOTUS pick.

    I got to stop believing him….

  263. Phil says:

    “No new Scotus votes until Garland gets one”

    Wanna bet?

    Suck it, messy.

  264. Wes says:

    Gorsuch will be confirmed, probably with 55-58 votes.

  265. Wes says:

    Jon Stewart was far more brutal on Kerry than on GWB in 2004. I have to imagine Stewart found better material in the Kerry campaign.