Two D’s on the Senate Judiciary Committee Refuse to Meet with Amy Coney Barrett

 

They think they are snubbing her, however, they are really doing her a big favor. Judge Barrett will be spared the inane comments and ugly questions of Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii. Hirono is just stupid and Blumenthal is just mean. She doesn’t need to waste her valuable time meeting with them before the assault of the hearings. Gives Barrett more time to prepare.

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  1. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    Hirono is the dumbest Senator I have ever seen.

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  2. kedavis Member
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    She’s not all that much dumber than the other Dumbocrats.

    By the way, you’re sexist because she’s a woman, and racist because she’s Hawaiian, or whatever.

    Don’t believe me?  Just ask the other Dumbocrats.

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  3. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    You are both wrong. My senator Patty Murray is the dumbest in the Senate. Hirono may be second. 

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  4. Bishop Wash Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Hirono is the dumbest Senator I have ever seen.

    Mark Levin used to say that Biden was the dumbest Senator ever and then the dumbest Vice President. When Hirono started talking, I thought that there’s someone even dumber than Joe. 

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  5. Rodin Member
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    RushBabe49: Hirono is just stupid, and Blumenthal is just mean.

    And vice versa. Two despicables. ACB just caught a break. And we would all catch a break if the Dims would just boycott the Committee sessions and let ACB make her statement and the Repubs make some brief laudatory remarks and pass her on to the full Senate. She doesn’t have to listen to the Floor nonsense and can just wait for the call to be sworn in. 

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  6. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
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    RushBabe49: Hirono is just stupid, and Blumenthal is just mean.

    I think they are both of them both stupid and mean.

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  7. Scott Wilmot Member
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    Chuck Schumer is giving them a run for their money.

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  8. JoelB Member
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    The link in the first sentence takes me to a page about electric cars. I don’t think that was the intent.

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  9. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Are hearings even required? Why can’t they submit questions in writing and let Barrett reply in writing? I’m so, so tired of watching Democrats defame and slander conservatives in these sham hearings. Just skip the whole Q&A and take the damn vote.

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  10. Scott Wilmot Member
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    Blumenthal also has a case of the stupids:

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  11. Stad Coolidge
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    My hope is that Graham suspends the hearings the moment Senate Democrats show the first sign of disrespect.

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  12. Old Bathos Moderator
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    The office visits are a traditional act of courtesy by the judicial nominee, an acknowledgment that the Senate and the Judiciary Committee in particular get to decide and a chance to make personal contact.

    The refusal means that (a) they now choose to believe that their spin, their partisan preferences negate the actual text of the Constitution (b) per the Kavanaugh hearing, they are no longer under any obligation to respect the humanity of anyone affiliated with Donald Trump and (c) they lack the class and professionalism that was once expected in that office.

    Hirono is both malignant and stupid. Lenin, Goebbels and Mao’s Red Guards specifically recruited this kind of loser as a foot-soldier for any planned power grab. The overt lack of both conscience and independent thought moves this sort to the top of the list. She can justify any bad behavior by worsening whatever caricature she holds regarding her “enemy.” Hate first, think later—if at all.

    Blumenthal is merely an unprincipled hack. A normal human being would leave public office after the disgrace of being caught lying about military service. 

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  13. Retail Lawyer Inactive
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Hirono is the dumbest Senator I have ever seen.

    Have you seen Barbara Boxer?  Patty Murray?  Hirono is the most obnoxious, though.

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  14. Miffed White Male Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    My hope is that Graham suspends the hearings the moment Senate Democrats show the first sign of disrespect.

    My hope is they let the Dem Senators go completely insane in their questioning and then the Republicans make campaign commercials out of the clips.

     

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  15. Stad Coolidge
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    My hope is that Graham suspends the hearings the moment Senate Democrats show the first sign of disrespect.

    My hope is they let the Dem Senators go completely insane in their questioning and then the Republicans make campaign commercials out of the clips.

     

    Those would make good commercials.  I hope Amy is up to the challenge . . .

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  16. Jon1979 Lincoln
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    Blumenthal will flip on questioning ACB. He might not be as fast as Chuck Schumer is to get in front of a TV camera, but the speed difference is measured in just a few hundredths of seconds — with all the media focusing on the upcoming hearings, he’s not going to pass up the chance to showboat by throwing out angry talking points instead of actually asking questions.

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  17. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    Tammy Duckworth.  An actual duck has more brain power.

     

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  18. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Hirono is one of the most obnoxious people in the Senate, so not surprised. More than anything, it just shows her fear of facing an admirable candidate.

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  19. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    The link in the first sentence takes me to a page about electric cars. I don’t think that was the intent.

    Fixed.  Thank you for pointing this out!

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  20. Jim McConnell Member
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    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Hirono is the dumbest Senator I have ever seen.

    Have you seen Barbara Boxer? Patty Murray? Hirono is the most obnoxious, though.

    Stupid and self-righteous is a very unpleasant combination, and the Democrats have an abundance of both.

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  21. JoelB Member
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    Blumenthal’s scary rant in the linked article about millions of Americans losing their health coverage  is not only ridiculous, but just plain evil. The Supreme Court could not do that. Any case regarding health care would have to make its way up through lower courts – an unlikely and time-consuming process.

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  22. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    Blumenthal also has a case of the stupids:

    That’s no way to talk about a war hero…(much sarcasm intended)

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  23. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    My hope is that Graham suspends the hearings the moment Senate Democrats show the first sign of disrespect.

    Hopefully he won’t do it until Sheldon Whitehouse has a chance to thumb through ACB’s high school yearbook and ask idiotic, irrelevant questions.

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  24. kedavis Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    My hope is that Graham suspends the hearings the moment Senate Democrats show the first sign of disrespect.

    Hopefully he won’t do it until Sheldon Whitehouse has a chance to thumb through ACB’s high school yearbook and ask idiotic, irrelevant questions.

    Another rule of life: All Sheldons are annoying twits.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD8H9tczxqE

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  25. Chuck Thatcher
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Are hearings even required? Why can’t they submit questions in writing and let Barrett reply in writing? I’m so, so tired of watching Democrats defame and slander conservatives in these sham hearings. Just skip the whole Q&A and take the damn vote.

    Excellent suggestion!  (I started to ask how the Dims could ever object, but never mind.)

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  26. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    Blumenthal’s scary rant in the linked article about millions of Americans losing their health coverage is not only ridiculous, but just plain evil. The Supreme Court could not do that. Any case regarding health care would have to make its way up through lower courts – an unlikely and time-consuming process.

    I don’t know what he said, but the idea that a SCOTUS decision could cause millions to lose coverage is not ridiculous. This was the issue in the Obamacare case.

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  27. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Blumenthal’s scary rant in the linked article about millions of Americans losing their health coverage is not only ridiculous, but just plain evil. The Supreme Court could not do that. Any case regarding health care would have to make its way up through lower courts – an unlikely and time-consuming process.

    I don’t know what he said, but the idea that a SCOTUS decision could cause millions to lose coverage is not ridiculous. This was the issue in the Obamacare case.

    Obamacare is a classic lefty government program — millions lose coverage with Obamacare, then millions lose coverage without it. Lose lose. SOP.

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  28. Freeven Inactive
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Blumenthal’s scary rant in the linked article about millions of Americans losing their health coverage is not only ridiculous, but just plain evil. The Supreme Court could not do that. Any case regarding health care would have to make its way up through lower courts – an unlikely and time-consuming process.

    I don’t know what he said, but the idea that a SCOTUS decision could cause millions to lose coverage is not ridiculous. This was the issue in the Obamacare case.

    Obamacare is a classic lefty government program — millions lose coverage with Obamacare, then millions lose coverage without it. Lose lose. SOP.

    And in either case, the “solution” will be to expand government. Win-win (for the Dems).

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  29. kedavis Member
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    Freeven (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Blumenthal’s scary rant in the linked article about millions of Americans losing their health coverage is not only ridiculous, but just plain evil. The Supreme Court could not do that. Any case regarding health care would have to make its way up through lower courts – an unlikely and time-consuming process.

    I don’t know what he said, but the idea that a SCOTUS decision could cause millions to lose coverage is not ridiculous. This was the issue in the Obamacare case.

    Obamacare is a classic lefty government program — millions lose coverage with Obamacare, then millions lose coverage without it. Lose lose. SOP.

    And in either case, the “solution” will be to expand government. Win-win (for the Dems).

    It was the same thing with “The Coming Ice Age” in the 70s, and then “global warming” which morphed into “climate change.”

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  30. Western Chauvinist Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Blumenthal’s scary rant in the linked article about millions of Americans losing their health coverage is not only ridiculous, but just plain evil. The Supreme Court could not do that. Any case regarding health care would have to make its way up through lower courts – an unlikely and time-consuming process.

    I don’t know what he said, but the idea that a SCOTUS decision could cause millions to lose coverage is not ridiculous. This was the issue in the Obamacare case.

    Obamacare is a classic lefty government program — millions lose coverage with Obamacare, then millions lose coverage without it. Lose lose. SOP.

    And in either case, the “solution” will be to expand government. Win-win (for the Dems).

    It was the same thing with “The Coming Ice Age” in the 70s, and then “global warming” which morphed into “climate change.”

    Your first clue that environmentalism is cover for leftism is that all the “solutions” are more government.

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