Monday, September 21, 2020

The Party of Liars and Hypocrites

We all remember back in 2016, with ten months to go before the presidential election, that Moscow Mitch McConnell, AKA Putin’s Bitch McConnell, vowed that there would be no hearing about Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, because as Birch said, the American people should decide by electing the president of their choice.

And now, with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McConnell has once again weighed in on the upcoming election and the nominee to the court but, quelle surprise, he has flip-flopped, and now says, with just weeks to go before the election, the Senate will hold hearings about _____’s nominee.

And thanks to the Twitter feed of Power and Light, we now have a list some GOP flip-floppers, who said these things in 2016:

Cory Gardner, Republican from Colorado:

 “I think we’re too close to the election. The president who is elected in November should be the one who makes this decision.”

John Cornyn, Republican from Texas:

“I believe the American people deserve to have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice, and the best way to ensure that happens is to have the Senate consider a nomination made by the next President."

Ted Cruz, Republican from Texas:

“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.”

Lindsey Graham, Republican from South Carolina, said this in 2018, doubling down on his previous stance in 2016:

“If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the primary process has started, we’ll wait to the next election”

Marco Rubio, Republican from Florida:

“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 .”

Jim Inhofe, Republican from Oklahoma:

“Obama, Biden, Hillary Clinton (etc.) have all (said) that the Senate does not have to confirm presidential nominations in an election year. I will oppose this nomination as I firmly believe we must let the people decide the Supreme Court’s future.”

Chuck Grassley, Republican from Iowa:

“A lifetime appointment that could dramatically impact individual freedoms and change the direction of the court for at least a generation is too important to get bogged down in politics. The American people shouldn’t be denied a voice.”

Joni Ernst, Republican from Iowa:

“We will see what the people say this fall and our next president, regardless of party, will be making that nomination.”

Thom Tillis, Republican from North Carolina:

“The campaign is … underway. It is essential to 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.”

David Perdue, Republican from Georgia:

“The very balance of our nation’s highest court is in jeopardy. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I will do everything in my power to encourage the president and Senate leadership not to start this process until we hear from the American people.”

Tim Scott, Republican from South Carolina:

“The next President must nominate successor that upholds constitution, founding principles.”

Ron Johnson, Republican from Wisconsin:

“I strongly agree that the American people should decide the future direction of the Supreme Court by their votes for president and the majority party in the U.S. Senate.”

Pat Toomey, Republican from Pennsylvania:

“The next Court appointment should be made by the newly-elected president.”

Richard Burr, Republican from  North Carolina:

“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 by Justice Antonin Scalia should not be filled until there is a new president.”

Roy Blunt, Republican from Missouri:

“The Senate should not confirm a new Supreme Court justice until we have a new president.”

John Hoeven, Republican from North Dakota:

“There is 80 years of precedent for not nominating and confirming a new justice of the Supreme Court in the final year of a president’s term so that people can have a say in this very important decision.”

Rob Portman, Republican from Ohio:

"It is common practice for the Senate to stop acting on lifetime appointments during the last year of a presidential term, and it’s been 80 years since any president was permitted to immediately fill a vacancy that arose in a presidential election year.”

Sixteen ReTHUGlicans who demanded we follow the law, the Constitution, and let the American people decide the next president to select a Justice, and yet now they all sing a different tune/ I have never seen such a blatant group of liars and hypocrites in my life, and if you think they won’t continue to act in their interests and not our interests if they are reelected to office, you aren’t paying attention.

These asshats have decided to skip that old GOP mantra of ‘Party over country,’ to a new one,’_____ over country.’

Resist. Write your elected representatives and demand they follow the precedent they set in 2016, and if they don’t, vote them all out.

Vote Blue.


Do it for RBG. It’s what she would have wanted.


anne marie in philly said...

I already e-mailed my fuckhead toomey; I can't wait to get rid of him! he sucks dump dick.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Is the hypocrisy surprising? Nope.
Is it infuriating? Yes.
They need to be voted out. People need to go down the ballot and vote them all out. The Repug party is now the party of Putin’s bitch.


the dogs' mother said...

Should be a crazy show - lots of
ak-ness involved.
Both are Senators are Democrats
and women... :-)

Helen Lashbrook said...

It is crystal clear that anyone that the Hypocrite in Chief nominates, whether male or female (which seems even worse to me that a woman would agree that men should have the final say over female sexual organs), will be dedicated to overturning Roe -v- Wade which is what this has been about all along. And lifetime judgeships seem reckless, not least because anyone can become demented; how do you then stop that judge (especially on the Supreme Court) from coming to amazingly bad conclusions that defy all known legal precedents?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

None of them have any shame left, if indeed they had any in the beginning.

uptonking said...

The court has a history of not taking up causes settled in previous sessions unless new evidence warrants that they look at something. I would be rather surprised if the court would take up a case involving Roe-vs-Wade or gay marriage, as both are done business. I am surprised by the number of hypocrites asking that the orange ogre get to appoint someone again... but then, not surprised. I have a feeling what is really at stake here is the constitution and how we are governed. Most democracies don't last 200 years. This is a constitutional coup underway, with Moscow Mitch leading the way. Capitalism will be our new way of life... everything else be damned. VOTE THEM ALL OUT. CLEAN THE HOUSE. CLEAN THE SENATE. And defeat the orange ogre with a resounding landslide, one he can't possibly deny. We need to destroy the Republican party, folks. Otherwise, our way of life is doomed.

Raybeard said...

I've been following this unsavoury saga on YouTube - but only from 'liberal-minded' bodies, and it really does beat all - and what an 'all' there is to beat!

I'm wondering if Pope Frankie will wade in with a 'Vote ____' recommendation, or even instruction, in order for there to be a further(?) religious nutcase on SCOTUS, someone who would be crucial in the balance to overturn Roe v Wade. I somehow don't think he will, though I've no doubt that there'd be a huge number of clergy and busybodies under him who'd see this as, literally, a God-given opportunity to turn the clock back to an ignorant age.

Mistress Maddie said...

The shoe is ALWAYS different when it's own their foot. They always change their tune when it works to their advantage. How anyhow can vote for and respect these individual's is beyond me. We don't need flip flippers. Their all spineless cowards. They can all go to hell.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Oh if only we could dump ______ and turn the senate this year!

Dave R said...

Well, what did you expect? This party is so desperate to form their onw socially conservative dictatorship they will stop at nothing.

Bob said...

Both of our senators have proven themselves to be lying hypocritical fuckmonkeys on this issue, and I have e-mailed them both.

EXACTLY what you said!

Not here, sadly.

I'm not sure they would overturn Roe v Wade, but they'd make it very difficult for women who CHOOSE their own healthcare options.

The fact that they lie, and then when caught, suggest an alternative answer, which they have never uttered before, proves they are all vile pigs.

I agree, BUT they can establish those so-called religious freedom exceptions that allow people to deny healthcare to women, jobs, housing, services to the LGBTQ+ community.

It's a scary time for this country.

Lying hypocritical flip-flopping goose-stepping,______ over country fuckwads; the lot of them.

_____ may win, but if we take the Senate and the House, then we can stop him and his crime syndicate family.

I expect them to serve We The People, and not their own self0interest, or those of a traitorous lunatic.