Tuesday, August 25, 2009

DEMOCRATS CAPITULATE TO REPUBLICAN COUP D’ETAT - TIME TO VOTE THEM OUT

The Republican Senators Cornyn and Hutchison are holding President Obama hostage on the nomination of the US Attorneys for Texas and at least 4 judicial nominations. These Republicans who claim they support the constitution now declare that they will have nothing to do with respecting the right of the President to appoint US Attorneys and federal judges. These Senators are free to vote against the President’s nominations, but they are not free to use Senate rules to block the process and in effect outright block the nomination of US Attorneys and judges.
The Democrats in the Senate need to come forward with a clear statement of zero tolerance for these tactics. They will not. They want to make sure that if the tables are turned in the future they will be allowed to play the same games.

On the issue of healthcare, while it is true that Blue Dog Democrats have threaten to block President Obama, it is the radical voices of Republicans scaring the American people into submission of the Republican agenda. I do not want to hear from anyone, "I have read the Bill." No you have not unless you are an economist who has reviewed all of the documents related to the Bill and how the savings will or will not work. Congress has experts to help them interpret these Bill’s. They are complex with a ton of background information needed in order to be able to understand the full Bill. So unless you are an expert in economics, and have read all of the background information you have not read anything. The Bill in part refers directly and indirectly to other existing laws, such as the law which bans use of federal money for abortion.

We elect Congresspersons to make decisions. Intelligent people know and understand that these Bills are complex and require a level of expertise most people do not have in order to be able to read the Bills. Intelligent people understand that Congress has an entire staff of experts to help them understand the implications of these Bills. We the People do not have access to such experts. This is why we rely on Congress to do what is best for the people. If in the end, the law hurts the people, then the people retain the right to throw the members of Congress who voted for the Bill out of office.

The Democrats need to either put an end to this Republican coup or be forced out of office. What is the point of electing Democrats if they are just going to relinquish power to the Republicans? If our elected Democrats do not want to do what we elected them to do, then we need to replace them.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's your source on the hold ups? Funny, I don't remember you saying anything about hold ups of Bush nominees by senators. Please remind me with proof if you were for or against the full senate voting on Estrada and other Bush nominees? I must have missed your frustration over their treatment by one or two senators.

BobbyWC said...

"Cornyn also warned that senators have the power to block any home state nominee to judicial posts — a process known in Senate parlance as rendering a “blue slip.”"

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6559432.html

What part of my comment that the Democrats are remaining silent because they want to do the same thing when the tables are turned.

Both sides are guilty

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

"Cornyn also warned that senators have the power to block any home state nominee to judicial posts — a process known in Senate parlance as rendering a “blue slip.”"

That is different from they "ARE holding President Obama hostage on the nomination of the US Attorneys for Texas and at least 4 judicial nominations."

What your chron quote says is they have the power to use it but not that they are using it to block nominees. They are using the same oversight tool used before. Again, what's your source Cornyn and Hutchison are maliciously holding up nominees?

"Want to do the same" you say? Democrats already did it when they were in the minority, and they'll do it when a Republican is in the White House. It's Washington culture of corruption that Cornyn wants to clean up with his committee selecting the most qualified lawyers to recommend. I don't see any proof you were writing deep thoughts about it when Bush was president.

Your insufficient source quotes our congressman. He doesn't seem to be very open to bipartisanship. Why aren't you bitching about him in a long post? Hmmmmmm? Why do you reserve your anger towards Cornyn and Hutchinson? Hmmmmmmmm?

Fred D said...

Bobby I would agree wholeheartedly with you if the Texas Senators were to be replaced with only one from the largest third party (Libertarian). In any congress the only leverage the out "home party" has are rules like that, to achieve a particular goal ie 2 of yours for one of ours. Certainly not in the best intent of the Constitution but after watching the movie John Adams the politicos of bygone days were ingenious negotiators also.

BobbyWC said...

As always your rants are wrong - I posted a piece against Soloman Ortiz and why I voted against him. His vote for the stimulous package cost him my vote and I wrote about it.

You know what you know shit about the selection process of judges and US attorneys - both side pick based on party loyalty - this is wrong - further Cornyn did not agree to a bipar committee until his hands were forced.

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

I think Texas would be well served with a true independent

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

I don't care what you did last spring. I don't care how many feets of snow you walked through barefooted when you were four years old. For all we know you were talking out of both sides of your mouth then as you tend to now. How am I wrong if I'm talking about your post yesterday?

If you are such an independent thinker, Solomon should get some of your foul breath. You refused yesterday, as you do today, even to go after Solomon for his harsh partisanship. You ignored him when he was cited in your source. Selective amnesia? When did BV forget Brownsville is it's name?

Go ahead. Attack Republicans to your overgrown heart's content. I really don't care, but don't pass yourself off as an independent socialist. If you're going to cite an article in which our congressmen is a principle player in, then for God's sake mention that.

Solomon should be focused on his district and not other nominees from across the state. He has no say in what happens in the Senate outside of his House District. And I know shit, right? I'm sure Solomon is crying over your nonvote.

You'd rather have your headline be two Republicans in a highly democrat environment. Are Democrats like White paying you to attack their opponents?

I know shit? I asked you for a source, and you didn't provide one that adequately supported your claims. I knew enough to know that Cornyn AND Hutchison are not holding anyone up. I notice all of your sourcing says Cornyn, not Hutchinson. Are you bringing her up because you sued her before and are still angry over the beat down?

Irrelevancy, thy name is Bobby. You aren't even a challenge.

BobbyWC said...

The bottom line is, there are no nominations before the Senate because of all of the threats by Cornyn - what part of me saying we should vote the Dems out a pro Dem statement?

You must stop listening to those voices in your head.

Also learn something about timelines - How could I vote against Ortiz for a vote he made in the Spring? He voted for Bush's stimulous package - I voted for the Republican because Ortiz voted with Bush.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

"The bottom line is, there are no nominations before the Senate because of all of the threats by Cornyn"

No the bottom line is Hutchinson has nothing to do with it but you insert her for no good reason in your post. "Threats" is a whole lot more different than actually "holding up" nominees.

"what part of me saying we should vote the Dems out a pro Dem statement?"

Nothing. It's ignoring the culpability of the Democrats like Ortiz and going after Hutchinson for no good reason that is an abstaintion of your alleged independent streak that causes de facto favortism of the Democrats. Sorry Fred, but you got to know the Libertarians are a third party that doesn't amount to a hill of beans in the long run. Essentially you, Bobby, attacking Republican Senators without proof or justification makes you favor Democrats. Socialists are more inclined to side with the Democrat Party anyway.

"How could I vote against Ortiz for a vote he made in the Spring? He voted for Bush's stimulous package - I voted for the Republican because Ortiz voted with Bush."

You talking pie-hole, I don't care what you did last year. What part of "it's what you're doing for me lately" don't you understand? That was the point of me talking about spring and your days in the snow. I didn't say Spring is when the Stimulus package was passed. Bush's "stimulous" [sic since it's misspelled you fuck] was for the banks anyway dumbshit.

BobbyWC said...

due those voices are making it impossible for you to function. You are so angry with my existence you cannot even read simple and plain Engish - what part of me saying the Dems are doing nothing because they want to be able to do the same thing when the tables are turned. The entire purpose of the piece was to put the primary blame on teh Dems and their interest in teh same tactics.

You can lie all you want and pretend to be ignorant but the truth is the truth about KBH

"Hutchison said in an interview with Main Justice that she and Cornyn held interviews this week with candidates from the Republican-backed screening committee. The Texas senator declined to comment on who they interviewed and the number of candidates they met on Capitol Hill"

Yes KBH is innocent and this article is a communist fabrication.

http://www.mainjustice.com/2009/07/23/texas-gop-screening-committee-interviewed-all-white-house-candidates/

As to a threat not being a hold up be real and stop pretending to be dumb as an ass. No one filibusters anymore, but the threat is enought to kill a nomination.

A threat of the rule is enough to get Obama to hold up the process until he has a commitment from the Senate Democrats that theu will move forward independent of the rule

Bobby WC

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