194 Responses to “‘Supreme Court Credibility at Stake’”


    • 2 desertflower
      February 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      Fucking Amen!

    • 3 Dudette
      February 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      I wish it were that simple. He’s Senate Majority Leader in a Senate that is securely controlled by GOP (at least for now). Who’s gonna impeach him?

    • 4 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      CONGRATULATIONS TALLY….THE TURTLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOSSED OUT ON HIS FILL IN THE BLANK YEARS AGO!

    • 6 GGail
      February 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Hey Tally girl 🙂

    • 9 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      THERE IS TOO MUCH RED TAPE IN OUR GOVERNMENT..WE NEEDED TO GET RID OF THE SENATE AND CONGRESS A VERY LONG TIME AGO…FRANKLY…THE FIRST YEAR OF PBO’S WH SERVICE…THESE PEOPLE ARE CRIMINAL!..PERIOD!

    • 11 catrst
      February 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      I’ve been thinking of the Senate obstruction to the President’s constitutional authority to appoint a supreme court justice like a Cliven Bundy type occupation. They won’t comply with the law of the land, they won’t leave as in resign, so they just occupy federal land until they get their way. Meanwhile they defecate on our institutions of governement and they engage in anarchy in their own self interest. Some day soon they may call for a march on the capitol of all sovereign citizens to make their case.

      Should the world send them the same humiliating supplies and “snacks’ that they sent to cheer on the last group of anarchist slobs? If they act like Bundy they should be treated like Bundy. Oh and why not get Trump in there with them. He can be that nutty guy who demanded pizza and marijuana before giving up to the feds. Cruz can work the radio and preach to the paranoid mob. Rubio can hide under the blue tarp drinking water cuz he doesn’t like to make too much effort.

      • February 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm

        I’d love it if everyone sent them all a Bag of Dicks – they’re apparently very popular:

        http://bagofdicks.com
        http://dicksbymail.com
        http://shipabagofdicks.com

      • 15 jackiegrumbacher
        February 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

        Catrst, that’s a very apt comparison. Especially true is “they engage in anarchy in their own self interest.” They don’t even know how to pretend anymore that they have any concern for the country. They have now flat out admitted that playing politics is the only thing they know how to do and any other function they were supposedly elected to fill is just a charade. They are not senators, they are Republican operatives.

      • 16 Judith Fardig
        February 24, 2016 at 5:37 pm

        Catrst, if you live in Oregon, write this up as a letter to the editor of The Oregonian!

        • 17 catrst
          February 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm

          I don’t actually. I live in flyover country at the moment. You can have my byline if you want and expand on the idea. I think it is apt, I really do. The President is discussing the danger to the validity of the Supreme Court with this “occupation” of theirs so when I say defecate on hallowed ground I mean defecate. Why is it that the President has to clean up their you know what all the time?

      • 18 Wilson Michael
        February 25, 2016 at 12:36 am

        Quite aptly stated.!!!!

  1. 19 desertflower
    February 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Republicans wouldn’t know what good governance looked like if it crawled up their asses. I’m still livid.

  2. 20 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED…AMERICA HAS ALREADY LOST CREDIBILITY BY THE WAY IT HAS TREATED THIS PRESIDENT!

  3. 22 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    NOONE SHOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE TIME OR EFFORT TO IMPEACH..JUST PACK IT…AND STACK IT IN THE STREET!

  4. 28 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm

  5. 29 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:03 pm

  6. 30 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

  7. 31 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm

  8. 32 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:09 pm

  9. 33 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm

  10. 35 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    February 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    BBL……………………………..:)

  11. 36 desertflower
    February 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    They love him back

  12. 39 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Speaking of B’more…

    Direct link to the full (55 minutes) interview:
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/dan-rodricks-blog/bal-roughly-speaking-deray-mckesson-story.html

  13. 40 Allison
    February 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm

  14. 41 desertflower
    February 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Completely and utterly terrifying.

    Data from Public Policy Polling show that a third of Mr. Trump’s backers in South Carolina support barring gays and lesbians from entering the country. This is nearly twice the support for this idea (17 percent) among Ted Cruz’s and Marco Rubio’s voters and nearly five times the support of John Kasich’s and Ben Carson’s supporters (7 percent). Similarly, YouGov data reveal that a third of Mr. Trump’s (and Mr. Cruz’s) backers believe that Japanese internment during World War II was a good idea, while roughly 10 percent of Mr. Rubio’s and Mr. Kasich’s supporters do. Mr. Trump’s coalition is also more likely to disagree with the desegregation of the military (which was ordered in 1948 by Harry Truman) than other candidates’ supporters are. The P.P.P. poll asked voters if they thought whites were a superior race. Most Republican primary voters in South Carolina—78 percent—disagreed with this idea (10 percent agreed and 11 percent weren’t sure). But among Mr. Trump’s supporters, only 69 percent disagreed. Mr. Carson’s voters were the most opposed to the notion (99 percent), followed by Mr. Kasich and Mr. Cruz’s supporters at 92 and 89 percent. Mr. Rubio’s backers were close to the average level of disagreement (76 percent). According to P.P.P., 70 percent of Mr. Trump’s voters in South Carolina wish the Confederate battle flag were still flying on their statehouse grounds. (It was removed last summer less than a month after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston.) The polling firm says that 38 percent of them wish the South had won the Civil War. Only a quarter of Mr. Rubio’s supporters share that wish, and even fewer of Mr. Kasich’s and Mr. Carson’s do. Nationally, the YouGov data show a similar trend: Nearly 20 percent of Mr. Trump’s voters disagreed with the freeing of slaves in Southern states after the Civil War.

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a42416/how-to-stop-trump/

    • 42 GGail
      February 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      DF, this article supports the tweet you posted upthread…”I love the poorly educated” – @realDonaldTrump

  15. 43 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    As one of the respondents to this tweet mentioned “These people vote EVERY year” — but Democrats insist on perfect candidates that they’re in love with or they won’t bother coming to the polls. SMDH. Hoping we are not doomed.

  16. 44 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:24 pm

  17. 45 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Making Black History IN #BlackHistoryMonth ❤

  18. 46 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:27 pm

  19. 47 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Now there’s an idea! LOL! 😀

  20. February 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    DIRTY

    • February 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      So from what I saw, Bernie Sanders got more votes then Donald Trump and so did Hillary Clinton. So Hillary and Bernie would have defeated Trump. Hear that Republicans.

    • 51 MadameSoph
      February 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Wonder how many of the “Bernie Bros” are coming from a right wing “dirty tricks” source? I know there are plenty of far left/libertarian crazies out there, but I think there are also some right wing trollers trying to influence Dems to hate HRC, spout RW talking points and not vote in November.

      • 52 57andfemale
        February 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm

        Some are, to be sure, but I sure know a lot of Bernie supporters who should damn well know better. Older people who fall for his b.s.

  21. 53 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:31 pm

  22. 55 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2016 at 3:34 pm

  23. 64 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm

  24. February 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    • 66 No Child Left Behind
      February 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      I’ll never forget this Jordanian who personally drove PBO to the airport during his “foreign” tour in 2008. Since, I have had great affection for him. It was clear that he favored PBO over McLoss.

  25. 68 Ladyhawke
    February 24, 2016 at 3:43 pm

  26. 69 GGail
    February 24, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Chips, I just read your reply to me on the previous thread. I truly hope that this Aunt will claim Newbie and take him home. Otherwise, Danny is going to contact VC to represent him in his lawsuit against you and that damn Newbie 😯

  27. 73 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Always.

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  29. 75 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    What? No way.

    • 76 Dudette
      February 24, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      “Considering” does not mean he will be the eventual nominee. It’s a courtesy..

      … (at least that’s what I learned from watching The West Wing). 🙂

      • 77 57andfemale
        February 24, 2016 at 4:27 pm

        We don’t need these soundbites, however, Dudette. Unless there’s a strategy that I don’t yet see, I see no reason to consider a GOP nominee. He’s decent enough on social issues, he did accept Medicaid expansion, but he’s GOP through and through on labor. This is not someone who should be close to PBO’s legacy, not at this time.

        The knee jerk response from the GOP was that even a GOP nominee wouldn’t be considered, so there’s that, and the GOP Senate look like idiots and traitors, yet again. But I hate to give this kind of fodder to the looney left right now.

      • February 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm

        Exactly, just like Reid, members of Congress submit names to the President

    • 79 GGail
      February 24, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      I truly hate these types of leaks. Jerking people around, chasing the shiny object. Just wait till he drops the damn list! Grrrrr!!!

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  31. 81 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

  32. February 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I am physically ill with all of this. Our country is going backwards. It is all about the individual instead of the needs of all the people. What happened to “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free?” Trump, and the rest are against that. And, we got Barack Obama because Harry Reid was against Hillary Clinton leading up to the 2008 election.

    • February 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      I felt sickened all morning just confronting what a horrific monster Trump is and it’s only going to get worse as he seeks more attention. UGH UGH UGH

  33. 84 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm

  34. 85 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm

  35. 86 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Which is why I don’t pay a lick of attention to reports that don’t come directly from the White House…..

  36. 94 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    … but his face is not.

  37. 97 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    This should be on a 30s TV ad come the general elections.

  38. 102 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm

  39. 105 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 4:07 pm

  40. 106 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    • 107 jackiegrumbacher
      February 24, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you, Dudette. As in every professional, women do the hard work and men get the promotions. President Obama understands this and has nominated or appointed women to every significant office from national security to the Supreme Court. Nobody had better trip up this nomination of Carla Hayden. We are watching.

  41. February 24, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    On the subject of the party rank and file starting to line up behind Trump.

  42. 110 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Outgoing Librarian of Congress, James Billington (appointed by Reagan in 1987) refused to use email, preferred fax. Can you imagine?

    • 111 99ts
      February 24, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Often a control issue Dudette – hates that access to library contents could happen without his direct control. Reason so many GOPers fight technology.

  43. 112 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    He thought that one issue pony he was riding was going to carry the day. So now:

    • February 24, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      With all that is going on in the world, what did Sanders and his supporters think? Foreign policy doesn’t matter.

      • 114 No Child Left Behind
        February 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm

        No. It was a full blown class warfare against the millionaires and the billionaires, including their uncle Wall Street. Eh, let’s add the Democratic Establishment as condiment.

    • 115 GGail
      February 24, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      He and Trump can take Night Classes together

    • 121 jackiegrumbacher
      February 24, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Sanders can reach out for foreign policy help from now to doomsday and he still won’t hold a candle to Hillary Clinton’s mastery of the subject. Can’t wait for him to wash out as quickly as possible. On the other hand, he’s served as a decent foil for HRC and helped her to sharpen her debating points and her speeches. She’s a better candidate for this challenge, just as PBO predicted.

      • 122 No Child Left Behind
        February 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

        Indeed. Sanders played a positive role. That’s all I want to be grateful to him for, except for bringing his young, athletic revolutionaries into the big Democratic tent comes November. Then he should be made Minister of Wealth Gap and Wage Equality.

      • 123 99ts
        February 24, 2016 at 7:16 pm

        Near impossible to challance a SoS – Most Presidents (PBO excluded) would have less knowledge.

    • February 24, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Nobody running for POTUS should be ‘reaching out for foreign policy help’ at this point in the campaign. It shows how irrelevant foreign policy is to him. Does he think he will master it between now and January 20? I’m also a bit gob smacked that it’s irrelevant to so many of his supporters, even the older ones.

  44. 125 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

  45. February 24, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Melania Trump said she was attracted to Donald’s mind. Is that his money mind? His disgusting racists, sexists filthy loud mouth bullying mind?

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  48. 142 Dudette
    February 24, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Super huge, deeply sad, what-the-hell-have-I-done-with-my-life SIGH!

    I just made the mistake of peeking at the jobs of the Library of Congress website and just saw what would be my ultimate died-and-gone-to- heaven-dream job to pursue if I were like 20 years younger and knew that this would be something I could go for in my lifetime.

    ————–

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430313200

    “This position is located in the Music Division in the Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

    The Music Division in the Collections and Services Directorate is the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and references services dealing with the subjects of jazz music, theater, and dance. These collections consist of books, serials, and scores; and special collections that include scores, correspondence, writings and business papers, iconography, and musical instruments…

    …Serves as an expert in reference and information science, both on the structure of research and on its application in the field of jazz…

    …Develops programs to fill in gaps and augment jazz collections to improve services, based on a substantial depth of knowledge of the use of the collections and the scope of other research libraries’ resources. Determines the quality and usefulness of materials, advising on retention and preservation priorities…”

    ————–

    You read the rest of it. I can’t look at it anymore. Somebody just kill me know. I’m ruined forever. Ugh!

      • February 24, 2016 at 4:50 pm

        DITTO!!! GO FOR IT, Dudette!!!!

        • 145 Dudette
          February 24, 2016 at 5:11 pm

          Bless both you lovely people {{{{{ Meta and Bob }}}}}

          However, I am so woefully unqualified, these folks would laugh giant belly laughs at my totally irrelevant credentials, as they lit them on fire and watched the paper burn to ashes. I’m pretty sure love of music is not enough, you also have know what the hell you’re doing with respect to research. Not any damn fool can be a librarian, at least not a good one.

          Trust me, if it was the Bush admin where competence was of no consequence, if I lived in DC (and if I hadn’t moved my entire immediate family to Georgia so they could be close to me), I might try to bribe my way in. 😀 😀 😀

    • 146 Dudette
      February 24, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      … kill me *NOW*! Good gawd, I can’t even get that right. 🙄
      ——————————–

      Qualifications Required: Ability to communicate effectively in writing. << I am, therefore, DISQUALIFIED outright!

    • 149 Judith Fardig
      February 24, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Nothing ventured, nothing gained, Dudette! If this is your dream job, just give it your best shot.

      • 150 Dudette
        February 24, 2016 at 6:07 pm

        Thanks JF, but that ship has sailed, the die is cast, the train has left the station, the sun has set, the wolves and the wind are howling,…
        I’m stuck like Chuck. It’s okay, I’ll be alright! It’s not like I haven’t had other disappointments in life. [sniffle, sniffle]

  49. February 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Oh, dear.

  50. February 24, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    bbl ….

  51. 154 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    … the same one he successfully hid when he was unsuccessful in his run for the WH.

  52. 161 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    This is the society that Trump would create for us. Meanwhile our media ignores this stuff and will say both sides do it. smh/

    http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#ec=4wajc5MTE6pDlcylHZRClVSr8G2HjAhN&pbid=65279b80531146eea3c65f3510b1c4b9

  53. February 24, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  54. 166 Grab a Mop Grace
    February 24, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    I’m gonna make a hat that says “Make Congress Great Again -Vote Democratic”

    • 167 Dudette
      February 24, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      GREAT IDEA!
      Didn’t one of our TOD family do some PBO t-shirts in 2008/2009? Speak up, whoever it was!
      Can ya do hats? This would be awesome! I’d order a bunch of them!

  55. 168 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm

  56. 169 Allison
    February 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    • 170 No Child Left Behind
      February 24, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      What an indictment of Palin’s daughter, and by ricochet, of Sarah herself! Women usually win custody. Wow!

      And to think that the GOP wanted to trust this woman with American children (as part of her VP title)!

    • 171 Dudette
      February 24, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      Clearly the judge thought this was in the best interest of the child. From the little I’ve seen of this woman and her family, I’d tend to agree.

    • February 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      I remember Levi Johnston was a mess, he had no education, no job, but yet he was given custody. What happen, has he turn his life around so much so the Judge thought he would be a better parent.

      • 173 Dudette
        February 24, 2016 at 6:42 pm

        Have you seen the kind of stuff that’s gotten the Palin family in the news lately? Levi probably looks like an upstanding citizen compared to those yahoos!

      • 174 99ts
        February 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

        He nearly always had a job bella – and yes – he has settled down & done well – married, has 2 other children & works to support them & paid both legal fees & child maintenance to Palin. By far the adult parent.

  57. 175 57andfemale
    February 24, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  58. 176 57andfemale
    February 24, 2016 at 5:10 pm

  59. 178 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm

  60. 179 Allison
    February 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

  61. 180 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 5:23 pm

  62. 184 Allison
    February 24, 2016 at 5:26 pm

  63. 185 Allison
    February 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Hey Chips!!!

  64. 187 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  65. 190 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Oh, don’t ask me!

  66. 191 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I love all PBO Press Secretaries!

  67. 193 No Child Left Behind
    February 24, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Make it snow, make it white…


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