The Signs of GOP Obstruction For A Clinton Presidency Gathering

Not long ago, in a land far far away, I predicted the Republicans would continue to block any Supreme Court nominations from Democratic White House. They obstructed President Obama and progressive legislation for eight years but for the voters out there who imagine Hillary Clinton is going to save us from all that I would say, those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

First it was the Venerable Senator from Arizona, John McCain, who accidentally spoke the truth. Carl Rove should tell GOP leadership to get another chubby finger in the dike, cause the waters still leaking. Ted Cruz of Texas and now Richard Burr of North Carolina, CNN reported Monday, talked up the idea at a private event over the weekend.

“If Hillary Clinton becomes president, I am going to do everything I can do to make sure four years from now, we still got an opening on the Supreme Court,” Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told a group of Republican volunteers, according to CNN.

Marco Rubio, the wonderboy who can’t commit to a full term in office, but is determined to run for re-election anyway, said he wouldn’t block everyone, just those who didn’t meet his conservative criteria. [hint hint,wink wink]

“If it’s someone good who understands that their job is to apply the constitution, according to its original intent, then that will be a welcome surprise,” he said. “But barring whether it’s Republican or a Democrat, if they appoint someone who I believe doesn’t meet that standard I’ll oppose that nominee.”

When the opposition begins in earnest, as I have every reason to believe it will after the “Selection”, I’m going to have an I told you so moment. Meanwhile, all the Democratic Party loyalists can pat themselves on the back for a job well done. They’ll have another go at crippling democracy in 2020. You see, the White House will inevitably swing back to the GOP. Hillary’s a one term President [if she gets “Selected”]. Indications are that the GOP will maintain their majorities. Whose “turn” is it for the Dems? Who is the progressive Moses to lead us to the promised land? Oh. There. isn’t. one. I guess that’s why they say opportunity knocks once.
RIP Sanders 2016.

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4 Responses to The Signs of GOP Obstruction For A Clinton Presidency Gathering

  1. judyt54 says:

    This is undoubtedly the messiest most painful election we’ve had. Vicious doesnt even come close. I think Im settling on Hillary, if only because she handles herself well against the Donald. if she can rise above THAT she can deal with anything. However, women voting for Hillary are seen as Women Voting for a Woman. Many of them, sadly, are just that. They figure it’s time for a woman to step up and be counted or some such nonsense. No matter who or what she’s done.

    Which is almost as stupid as voting for Trump because he said “I love America’ even though he sells it right down the tubes every night on his fireside rambles.

    Anyone who pays attention to Ted Cruz or Rubio should be forced to spend quality time with both of them. I feel sorry for Obama, he had some good ideas and every damn one of them was stonewalled, so at the end he becomes the do-nothing president who just couldn’t cut it in Washington.

    It shouldnt matter this much, and yet it should, in another direction, and I suspect I’ll go have a good cry when its finally over, if only because I won’t have to hang up on another telemarketer for maybe three more years.

    exit stage left, dragging the podium with her…

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    • persedeplume says:

      You have my sympathy, Judy. A good many people have been left without a choice this cycle. Not only have the primaries been horrible, but the consequences of what they’ve done will be with us for a very long time.

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      • judyt54 says:

        i keep remembering the Nixon Kennedy debates. They had podiums and stood behind them. I don’t remember fact checkers, although they may have been there, but I do know no one had to remind either of the candidates to behave themselves. Truly dull, but that’s the way these things should be. Not that ‘roaming the stage’ thing that Trump was doing.
        The only choices were and are “neither” and “none”. I only vote this time because I will not allow my husband’s vote carry this household, lol. My one civic duty at this stage is to cancel his vote with mine.

        As Terry Pratchett was fond of saying, “sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel turns out to be a flamethrower…”

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