Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

Walmart Closes Four Locations in Chicago Due to Incessant Looting and No Police Protection.
"Community Activists" Demand That Walmart Remain Open and Just Let People Steal As They Wish.
| Main | Father of Jewish Man Beaten in Vicious Anti-Semitic Attack Rips Alvin Bragg for "Doing Nothing," and Rips Charles Schumer and Jerry Nadler for Refusing to Condemn the Antisemitic Attack
April 17, 2023

The Democrats' Scheme to Replace Dianne Feinstein on the Judiciary Committee, Temporarily, Requires Republicans to Assent to the Scheme.They Should Refuse that Assent.

It is an open secret that Dianne Feinstein is even more mentally incapacitated than Joe Biden. But she hails from a one-party state, and that party has been covering up her dementia for a decade.

She's 89. Just a few years older than Biden.

She's now been out of the Senate for six weeks due to shingles, and Democrats are calling for her resignation, as, without her vote on the Judiciary Committee, they can't pass through all of Biden's unqualified leftwing diversity checklist picks.

She refused to resign -- or her handlers refused on her behalf, wanting to keep their jobs -- but allowed that she would deign to someone replacing her on the Committee on a temporary basis.

But, Christopher Bedford points out, that scheme requires Republicans to cooperate.

And they should refuse that cooperation.

Republicans have the power, too: Committee assignments are decided at the beginning of the session, either by unanimous consent or, if contested, by the vote of at least 60 senators. Democrats certainly hope they can just brush this through under the former, but what reason does Sen. Josh Hawley, or maybe Sen. Mike Lee, or Sen. J.D. Vance have to let that one pass them by?

Then if one senator says no, the whole thing's got to come to a vote, and while people like Sen. Mitt Romney might be happy to fill benches with left-wing judges in the name of "decency" or some other principle long ago extinguished by left-wing activists, getting nine other Republicans to join him might prove more difficult.

I'm less and less interested in what the indecent Pierre Delicto thinks constitutes "decency."

The task of persuading 10 Republicans to cooperate with the president's judicial agenda will prove even more difficult if Sen. Mitch McConnell -- himself just out of the hospital (and seven years older than Josef Stalin was when he died) -- holds the line. While populist conservatives may have little love for the minority leader, they must give him credit for hard-nosed judiciary tactics.

No one's talking about government funding here, or defense, or some other thing sacred to the old guard of the GOP. At issue is an essentially lawless administration seeding the court with the types of judges who will uphold their lawlessness. Why cooperate in that?

Weak-kneed Republicans might suggest not cooperating with the Democrats on this issue would be poor form or set a bad precedent. Those Republicans might need reminding that mild-mannered Brett Kavanaugh was falsely accused of being a serial rapist in front of the entire country. Poor form? Bad precedents? In the context of today's political battles, those ideas hold little sway.

And let no man mention "normalcy."

digg this
posted by Ace at 02:39 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
18-1: "[i]What inthefuck is a "ghost gun?"[/i] It shoo ..."

Tech Sgt. Chen: "no seriel number, home made guns ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (Jh5b+)[/s][/u]: "I've seen his pic. No way that fuckstick is a Repu ..."

Aetius451AD: "General questions like longest rifle get crap resu ..."

JackStraw: "Last week The New Republic put a picture of Trump ..."

SMH at what's coming: "@irving_nicholas A guy w/ a rifle got within 15 ..."

javems: "Last report is that the shooter was 130 yards away ..."

Soothsayer: " "ghost gun" sounds like an urban dictionary disg ..."

Ferd Berfall: "What's next ?? The video was a Cheap Fake ????? ..."

Soothsayer: " What inthefuck is a "ghost gun?" ..."

Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, : "Tulsi as VP would be an invitation to betrayals an ..."

whig: "Aetius451, General questions like longest rifle ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64