Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Midnight Meme Of The Day!


by Noah

What Republicans have said in the past about confirming a Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year will not haunt them. For that you need a conscience. You need a sense of responsibility. You need a sense of guilt. You also need enough loyalty to put the country first, before devotion to a lunatic and your bank accounts. What Republicans have said in the past about the subject means nothing to them. Why would it? When has any Republican in recent times exhibited any evidence that he or she has an ounce of character, honor or even a soul? I've gathered this list of quotes not because I would be foolish enough to think any of these slaves of Trump and Putin would have the integrity to honor their words. That's hard enough for anyone of the political persuasion, but a Republican? Hell will freeze over down to absolute zero before that. I just thought it would be good to gather these quotes all in one place for easy reference and possible use. The politicians who uttered these words are either true believers or they will claim they have no choice but to be cowards and do the filthy utilitarian work of their totalitarian emperor. Sad. Caesar's Senators had more honor and the gladiators of the time fought with honor and dignity to the last; and Trump is no Caesar no matter what he thinks in his severely damaged mind. Instead he is well on his way to being a modern day Caligula with no one in Washington or in the korporate media having the political courage to stop him.

These days we are all being reminded of what the maximum assclowns of the United States Senate said when, in February 2016, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland, a centrist at best, who had been approved of by numerous republicans on previous occasions. Moscow Mitch says his proudest moment in his life is when he got in Obama's face and told him he will never get to fill the vacancy back then. This time we're in September, only six weeks away, not nine months, from election day as in 2016 and people have already started to vote. Herr Trump will also nominate a conservative judge approved of by Republicans and, most likely, by the Heritage Society. The only difference that really matterered to Republicans was Obama's heritage.

Much is at stake, including workers rights, a woman's right to choose, health care, civil rights and voting rights issues, and environmental legislation.

The quotes below are all from 2016 when Justice Antonin Scalia's death created the vacancy that President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill. The quotes add up to even more political hot air of the reeking stench variety than ususal and, they must have stampeded each other to get to the microphone. It's what politicians of all stripes do but not all of them wish to be so destructive in the service of a madman and his master.

Let's start with $enator Lindsey Graham, the Chairman Of The $enate Judiciary Committee, man who has worked overtime in recent years to brand himself the queen of talking out of both sides of his ass. Don't forget his conflicting statements about his golf partner and master Herr Donald Trump being a "race-baiting xenophobic religious bigot."

1. $enator Lindsey Graham, 2016- "I want you to use my words against me. If there's a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let's let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination."

2. $enator Ted Cruz- "It has been 80 years since a Supreme Court vacancy was nominated and confirmed in an election year, There is a long tradition that you don't do this in an election year."

3. $enator Cory Gardner- "I think we're too close to the election. The president who is elected in November should be the one who makes this decision." (Hey, Cory, if February was too close to the election...)

4. $enator Marco Rubio- "I don't think we should be moving on a nominee in the last year of this president's term. I would say that if it was a Republican president."

5. $enator Rob Portman- "I believe the best thing for the country is to trust the American people to weigh in on who should make a lifetime appointment that could reshape the Supreme Court for generations. That wouldn't be unusual. It's common practice for the $enate to stop acting on lifetime appointments during the last year of a presidential term, and it's been nearly 80 years since any president was permitted to fill a vacancy that arose in a presidential election year." (Yo, Rob! It's 84 years now!)

6. $enator John Cornyn- "At this critical juncture in our nation's history, Texans and the American people deserve to have a say in the selection of the next lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court." (Notice that $en. Cornball makes a distinction between Texans and Americans. Also, just to split hairs, it would be more honest of everyone in Washington to admit that the only say we have is limited to which list we get to approve from. Don't expect that to change.)

7. $enator Deb Fischer- "It is crucial for Nebraskans and all Americans to have a voice in the selection of the next person to serve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, and there is precedent to do so. Therefore, I believe this position should not be filled until the election of a new president."

8. $enator Richard Shelby- "This critical decision should be made after the upcoming presidential election so that the American people have a voice."

9. $enator Roger Wicker- "The American people should have the opportunity to make their voices heard before filling a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court."

10. $enator John Thune- "Since the next presidential election is already underway, the next president should make this lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court." (It's even more underway this time, Johnboy.)

11. $enator Mike Rounds- "I believe that Justice Scalia's replacement should be nominated by the next president of the United States." (Mikey, you'll be happy to know that that can actually be arranged through a process of impeachment, four years later, but it's doable. Whadaya say?)

12. $enator David Perdue- "The very balance of our nation's highest court is in serious jeopardy. As a member of the $enate Judiciary Committee, I will do everything in my power to encourage the president and $enate leadership not to start this process until we hear from the American people."

13. $enator Thom Tillis- "The campaign is already underway. It is essential to the institution of the $enate and to the very health of our republic to not launch our nation into a partisan, divisive confirmation battle during the very same time the American people are casting their ballots to elect our next president." (The hypocritical bullshit is particularly high with you Thom. Kudos!

14. $enator Richard Burr- "In this election year, the American people will have an opportunity to have their say in the future direction of our country. For this reason, I believe the vacancy left open by Justice Antonin Scalia should not be filled until there is a new president."

15. $enator Roy Blunt- "The $enate should not confirm a new Supreme Court justice until we have a new president."

16. $enator Cory Gardner- "I think we're too close to the election. The president who is elected in November should be the one who makes this decision."

17. $enator Joni Ernst- "We will see what the people say this fall, and our next president, regardless of party, will be making that nomination." (Here's a fine example of the rampant hypocrisy and insincerity of this list of goons. If they truly meant that the American people should have the decision... well several million more of them voted for Hillary Clinton and not Herr Trump.)

18. $enator Ron Johnson- "I strongly agree that the American people should be allowed to decide the future direction of the Supreme Court by their votes for president and the majority party in the U.S. $enate."

19. $enator John Barrasso- "The American people will soon decide our next president. That person should get to choose the next Supreme Court nominee."

20. Senator Pat Roberts- "It is not in the Constitution that the $enate must vote."

21. $enator Dan Sullivan- "The decision to withhold advancement of Mr. Garland's nomination isn't about the individual, it's about the principle. Alsaskans, like all Americans, are in the midst of an important national election. The next Supreme Court justice could fundamentally change the direction of the court for years to come." (Yeesh! This assclown can't even begin to hide his contempt for the American people. And, he can't even bring himself to refer to Judge Garland by his title.)

22. $enator Pat Toomey- "With the U.S. Supreme Court's balance at stake, and with a presidential election fewer than eight months away, it is wise to give the American people a more direct voice in the selection and confirmation of the next justice." (I see. 8 months is a no-go. Less than 2 months is a full speed ahead. That's pretty good Pat. You're headed to the top regions of the $enate Asshole list. Congrats! You've worked hard. You deserve it!)

23. $enator Steve Daines- "The American people have already begun voting on who the next president will be, and their voice should continue to be reflected in a process that will have lasting implications on our nation." (That's right $enator, the American people, this time 4 years later, have already begun voting, so...)

24. $enator John Boozman- "Our country is very split and we are in the midst of a highly contested presidential election. My colleagues and I are committed to giving the American people a voice in the direction the court will take for generations to come."

25. $enator Lamar Alexander- "This debate is not about Judge Garland. It's about whether to give the American people a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice."

Here's a couple of real winners, from Oklahoma. It took 2 of them to come up with an 18 word sentence. Congratulations guys.

26. $enator Jim Inhofe and $enator James Lankford- "A presidential election year is not the right time to start a nomination process for the Supreme Court."

And, more recently this past May:

27. $enator Chuck Grasshole- "You can't have one rule for Democratic presidents and another rule for Republican presidents." (Yeah Chucky, sure, whatever you say but you and your colleagues think your president is above the law even to the point of treason so...)

And, just this past weekend:

28. $enator Lisa Murkowski- "I would not vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee. We are 50 some days away from an election."

And, no list of completely insincere, duplicitous senatorial a-holes commenting on the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice right before an election could be complete without hearing from Lindsey Graham's number one competitor in Congress's daily talking out of both sides of the ass competition. Ladies and Gentlemen, the rape endorsing pride of Maine:

29. $enator Susan Collins- "I think that's too close, I really do."

And special bonus quote of significance from this past weekend on FOX "News":

30. $enator Tom Cotton- "Democrats are threatening to riot in the streets." (Tom, baby, hundreds of people spontaneously appearing in front of the Supreme Court building as the news of RBG's death broke on Friday night, is not a riot, but, it was a message that you and your repug brethren are too thick to understand.)

Imagine if they had walk-thru lie detectors at the entrances of the Capitol Building. None of these slimy little fetid worms would ever get in. Majority Leader Moscow Mitch has already gleefully contradicted his words from 2016 (See the meme above.) He didn't even wait until RBG's body was cold. Moscow Mitch is that far gone into goonland. He just had to get on his knees and please the freaky orange object of his affections. Expect the others to also do the wrong thing in the service of the wrong president. Donald Trump has been the most obvious symptom of the Republican disease. The people above and those who vote for them are the disease itself. Those who tolerate this disease are guilty in a separate but equally deadly way.

An additional point to consider: As shown above, both Collins and Murkowski are on record the last few days as saying that they are of the opinion that there should be no voting on a new court nominee until after the election. The media hacks have parroted their words. Big fucking deal. As usual, too many people are buying the bullshit and rolling around in it. They look at $enators Collins and Murkowski and naively think that's two republican no votes of the four that would be needed to stop whatever nazi nutbag Herr Trump nominates and cheers along with his crass "Fill That Seat" slogan. That's assuming a lot. Who would be the other two? $enatorCollins' male counterpart $enator Mittens Romney? He's already said he's on board the Trump train to Hell. And what of fake Democrats such as $enators Joe Manchin and Doug Jones? The two special elections, Georgia and Arizona? The winners of each could theoretically be sitting in the $enate immediately after the election but will either Democratic candidate even be elected. Mark Kelly in Arizona, possibly. Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia? Georgia? That's a big maybe. So where's the four no votes? Spin the wheel.

Even if Biden manages to win, there are nearly 3 months called November, December and January where the $enators who are currently in place or something very close to that could and would vote the exact same way as they can before the election. As a practical matter, there seems to be no difference. Only after the inauguration are there likely possible meaningful differences that could alter the end result and few people in Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar being one very rare exception, or the media are pointing that out. After the inauguration is what people should be calling for and outright demanding. Once again, the korporate media has eagerly bought into political obfuscation. It's ridiculous. It's Washington. It's what the idiot voting public falls for every time. Suckers! And definitely, losers!

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At 1:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never matters what a Republican once said or did. What matters now is what will benefit the Party the most right now.

The Democrats refuse to learn this, and have allowed this nation to become a fascist corporatocracy while under their delusion.

At 6:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

au contraire, 1:16. the democraps are equal to the Nazis in 'party first' ratfucking of America.

they refused to impeach cheney and W so they could run against them and win the white house in 2008.

they refused to impeach trump until he threatened to expose truths about the bidens' corruption... and still refused to impeach him on kidnapping, murder, collusion, treason, FEC violations, emoluments and money laundering... only exposing truths about the bidens' corruption. And they nominated their "best candidate", you know, the lifelong racist misogynist corrupt neoliberal fascist dotard to run against trump and the Nazis -- the only way possible for any democrap to win... maybe... it didn't work in 2016... but it should work this time... maybe... unless voters don't show up... again and still... because the democraps...

They'll happily lose another election and/or let the Nazis end all elections rather than allow THEIR PARTY to be led by Bernie.

you can't get more 'party first' than that.

At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I support a Public Option" -- obamanation

note: this lie was committed, at least twice, AFTER he'd already vowed to the relevant lobbies that no PO would ever be in obamneycare.

yep. them Nazis sure are hypocrites and liars. what we need are lots more democraps like the sainted barack.

fuck you're stupid!!

At 8:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The topic of the post, 6:57, was about the Republican Senators. My comment, while directed at the useless and feckless Democrats, was about the Republican Senators.

I agree totally with your comments regarding the useless and feckless Democrats. I just don't see any rebuttal of my comment being called for in your comment. Do explain if you are of a mind to do so. I'm honestly curious.

At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this: "...What matters now is what will benefit the (Nazi) Party the most right now. .. The (democraps) refuse to learn this"

thus: "the democraps are equal to the Nazis in 'party first' ratfucking of America."

The connection on the topic of party-firstness may not have been intended, but it was how I took it.

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Nazis blocked garland in '16. the democraps did nothing but whine.

the Nazis will hypocritically push through their latest Nazi in '20. the democraps will do nothing.

is all that... "nothing" what you really want?

rhetorical... since it was what you potted plants 'wanted' in '16 because you all still voted for all that "nothing". just not quite enough to beat trump.

let me repeat that for effect:

not enough to beat FUCKING TRUMP!!!

your party is so great you can't beat fucking trump?

be proud?


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