Reid vows floor fight for nominees

Reid vows floor fight for nominees

There are 76 comments on the Politico story from Mar 12, 2012, titled Reid vows floor fight for nominees. In it, Politico reports that:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went public Monday with a threat he's been voicing privately for weeks: He'll take extraordinary procedural steps to confirm stalled judicial nominees even if it ties up the Senate floor.

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Ross

Ocala, FL

#1 Mar 12, 2012
That dumbass has already tied up the Senate. There are thirty five bills passed by the House that this piece of crap has tabled. Reid's middle name is "GRIDLOCK."

I hope the Nevada voters who voted for this piece of crap are proud of themselves.

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#2 Mar 12, 2012
Unlike the POS teabagger bils that have been passed out of the House, there's no controversy with any of the nominees.

The Repukes have been holding up the judges just to tie up the Senate. There's not a controversial nomination in the bunch....the vast majority were referred out of committee UNANIMOUSLY!

"Since Obama took office, the number of federal trial court vacancies has actually increased rather than decreased, the first time in recent history that’s occurred during a president’s term, according to a recent study by The Brookings Institution....

"Today, there are 83 vacancies on the federal bench – an intolerably high rate at any time. But this vacancy rate is particularly alarming, considering that by this time in President Bush’s first term, he had lowered the number of vacancies to 43."

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#3 Mar 12, 2012
Of the 22 judicial nominees currently awaiting an up-or-down vote in the Senate thanks to unprecedented Republican obstructionism:

10 were approved unanimously by both Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee
6 received just one “no” vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee
13 are from states with a Republican Senator who supports their nomination
11 would fill “emergency” vacancies, where the lack of a sufficient number of judges to hear cases is preventing courts from handling their caseloads — delaying or effectively denying the public access to the justice system.
9 are women
9 are minorities

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#4 Mar 12, 2012
Yeah - 'vast majority' was an overstatement....I was thinking of the 16 out of 22.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#5 Mar 12, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
Yeah -'vast majority' was an overstatement....I was thinking of the 16 out of 22.
I won't waste my time debunking your flawed ideology. Just an astute observation made over the years watching that piece of nasal slime Reid working in the Senate. The man is a miserable party hack who'd sell his favorite dog if it would advance his socialist agenda. The best service he could do for the country now is to have a very timely demise. I doubt many would miss that piece of goat feces.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#6 Mar 12, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
Unlike the POS teabagger bils that have been passed out of the House, there's no controversy with any of the nominees.
The Repukes have been holding up the judges just to tie up the Senate. There's not a controversial nomination in the bunch....the vast majority were referred out of committee UNANIMOUSLY!
"Since Obama took office, the number of federal trial court vacancies has actually increased rather than decreased, the first time in recent history that’s occurred during a president’s term, according to a recent study by The Brookings Institution....
"Today, there are 83 vacancies on the federal bench – an intolerably high rate at any time. But this vacancy rate is particularly alarming, considering that by this time in President Bush’s first term, he had lowered the number of vacancies to 43."
It doesn't matter if the bills are controversial, nor whether the judges are controversial. Reid should bring the House bills for vote, and the judges should get their vote, BUT as long as Reid refuses on the votes on the bills, the other side should balk at doing anything Reid wants done. It's that simple.

Reid, you want judges? Vote on the bills.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#7 Mar 12, 2012
Hey, he's growing a pair. It took 3 years!!!
kermitthefrog

London, KY

#8 Mar 12, 2012
as pelosi said there goes that horn toot toot ta toot.
Show Me

Lynwood, CA

#9 Mar 12, 2012
If Obama gets re-elected in 2012, he will be able to place TWO MORE SUPREME COURT JUDGES on the bench.

Lifetime liberal positions.

NO in NOvember

End of an Error in 2012.
Show Me

Lynwood, CA

#10 Mar 12, 2012
And Harry Reid has yet to PASS A BUDGET SINCE OBAMA HAS BEEN PRESIDENT (he's afraid, they're all afraid)

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#11 Mar 12, 2012
Show Me wrote:
If Obama gets re-elected in 2012, he will be able to place TWO MORE SUPREME COURT JUDGES on the bench.
Lifetime liberal positions.
NO in NOvember
End of an Error in 2012.
When are you traitorous fools going to stop using such hackneyed slogans? You are boring.

I hope for the day when we have nine liberal Supreme Court Justices, so we can finally help put an end to your kind of hatred and bigotry. That will "Show you".
Sue Robbins

AOL

#12 Mar 12, 2012
Ross wrote:
That dumbass has already tied up the Senate. There are thirty five bills passed by the House that this piece of crap has tabled. Reid's middle name is "GRIDLOCK."
I hope the Nevada voters who voted for this piece of crap are proud of themselves.
No one expects Reid to follow the law. That is why more and more Americans are realizing that Obama must GO. His far left elitiest mob are simply terrifying to most rational Americans. Especially those who self identify as caring Parents and Grand Parents.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#13 Mar 12, 2012
The reams of Fleagagger toilet paper coming from the House are stopped, thankfully by Reid and his liberal firewall.

The Nazi style legislation eminating from the poop chute known as the Fascist Reich needs to be flushed like the crap it is.

Starting with the "Ryan" so-called "budget" which effectively ends Medicare, Social Security, and much else.

The focus of the Fascist Reich on tinkering with women's private parts, stopping blacks from voting, and forcing endless bullshit at our expense, they all need to be summarily fired.

Where are the JOBS, BONER?

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#14 Mar 12, 2012
Show Me wrote:
And Harry Reid has yet to PASS A BUDGET SINCE OBAMA HAS BEEN PRESIDENT (he's afraid, they're all afraid)
A budget bill is totally unnecessary.

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#15 Mar 12, 2012
Sue Robbins wrote:
<quoted text>
No one expects Reid to follow the law. That is why more and more Americans are realizing that Obama must GO. His far left elitiest mob are simply terrifying to most rational Americans. Especially those who self identify as caring Parents and Grand Parents.
Just for the hell of it, can you name on law Majority Leader Reid is not following?
see the Light

El Paso, TX

#16 Mar 12, 2012
Take that Alzeimer's patient back to the mental ward!

“Breitbart's New House”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#17 Mar 13, 2012
Show Me wrote:
If Obama gets re-elected in 2012, he will be able to place TWO MORE SUPREME COURT JUDGES on the bench.
Lifetime liberal positions.
NO in NOvember
End of an Error in 2012.
I hope Obama puts a black man in Thurgood Marhall's seat
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#18 Mar 13, 2012
ChildPlease wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope Obama puts a black man in Thurgood Marhall's seat
I'd like to see at least half of the judges be WOMEN, including the Supreme Court.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#19 Mar 13, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
Unlike the POS teabagger bils that have been passed out of the House, there's no controversy with any of the nominees.
The Repukes have been holding up the judges just to tie up the Senate. There's not a controversial nomination in the bunch....the vast majority were referred out of committee UNANIMOUSLY!
"Since Obama took office, the number of federal trial court vacancies has actually increased rather than decreased, the first time in recent history that’s occurred during a president’s term, according to a recent study by The Brookings Institution....
"Today, there are 83 vacancies on the federal bench – an intolerably high rate at any time. But this vacancy rate is particularly alarming, considering that by this time in President Bush’s first term, he had lowered the number of vacancies to 43."
PAIN IN THE PUMP!
OBAMA DOWN TO 41%

Obama Fares Worse Among Women after Month-Long Contraception Mandate Battle
Washington Post poll contradicts Washington Post narrative about female voters. What, liberals contradict their own propaganda.

Obama: No answer to how much Americans should pay for gas...But according to his Secretary of transportation it should be as high as in Europe, basically 8-10 dollars a gallon……….$140 a tank……how’s that hopey-changey working for you.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#20 Mar 13, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
More lies. Women are flocking to Obama due to the rewhiglicon war on women and families. But you just dream away and try to repress their votes, too.

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