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The SCOTUS Fight


143 Responses to “The SCOTUS Fight”


  1. April 3, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Monday morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and for the sacrifices you’re making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope that with your beautiful countenance you are not disdainfully arrogant, with all the good you have do not be selfish, and whatever your position in life is do not show haughtiness today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  2. April 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  3. April 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

    CALL CALL CALL, PEOPLE!!!!
    CALL THOSE SQUISHY SENATORS!!

    • April 3, 2017 at 11:38 am

      On Merrick Garland:
      LYING McConnell LYING to Todd yesterday when he said: “You don’t fill Supreme Court vacancies in the middle of a presidential election.”
      The Senate has confirmed Supreme Court nominees both in election years and in the last year of a presidency — as recently as 1988, a presidential election year when a Dem Senate confirmed Reagan’s nomination of Justice Kennedy in the final year of his administration.
      Grassley: “The reality is that the Senate has never stopped confirming judicial nominees during the last few months of a president’s term.”

      • April 3, 2017 at 11:38 am

        ILLEGITIMATE GORSUCH—NYET.
        NYET !!!

        • April 3, 2017 at 11:41 am

          NO to the ILLEGITIMATE PRESIDENT’S Supreme Court nominee.

          • April 3, 2017 at 11:58 am

            President Obama nominated Judge Garland on March 16 last year:
            310 days before Trump was inaugurated.

            • April 3, 2017 at 12:26 pm

              Seven nominees have been confirmed during Presidential election years including:
              (Pres. Reagan): Anthony Kennedy confirmed Feb 3, 1988 = 65 days.
              (Pres. Roosevelt): Frank Murphy confirmed Jan 18, 1940 = 12 days.
              SCOTUSBLOG:
              “The historical record does not reveal any instances since at least 1900 of the president failing to nominate and/or the Senate failing to confirm a nominee in a presidential election year because of the impending election. In that period, there were several nominations and confirmations of Justices during presidential election years. “

  4. 11 GGAIL
    April 3, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.
    Let’s make some calls today!

    Congrats ranman on First 🎉

  5. 12 cd4biden
    April 3, 2017 at 10:29 am

    If you need a break from all the cray cray in D.C., check out the 2 darling little fluff balls at dceaglecam.org. Mr President and First Lady, a pair of wild bald eagles, again have 2 darling babies, born a week ago, for us to watch grow up over the next 1O weeks. Lots of great info to read on that website.

    And if you live in the SF Bay Area you can watch the wild ospreys in Richmond sfbayospreys.org. They have laid 1 of a possible 3 eggs so far. These eggs will hatch in early May, so we have a bit of time before we get to enjoy the wobbly antics of newborns.

    Enjoy everyone, and have a great Monday. Let’s get this filibuster done!!

    • 13 GGAIL
      April 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Good morning Cathleen, I’ve been watching the D.C. Eagles since seeing TFL laid her eggs. The babies are named DC 4 & DC 5 and they are a handful and so cute! Definitely stress reliever 😊

  6. 20 desertflower
    April 3, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Gorsuch hearings happening now

  7. 21 desertflower
    April 3, 2017 at 10:45 am

  8. 22 joyfulmeme
    April 3, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Susan Rice is trending on Twitter. Fox is reporting that she unmasked names in security reports. I don’t know what that means; but, if she did what are the consequences?

  9. 23 desertflower
    April 3, 2017 at 10:47 am

    My head is exploding right now! These are my school kids!

  10. 29 Allison
    April 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

    • 30 cd4biden
      April 3, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Does this qualify for the theme of the last post, “Welcome April with Laughter?”

    • 31 CEB
      April 3, 2017 at 11:28 am

      This is too damn funny and much deserved, but also sad that this is where we are in regard to who is governing us. Love the lady who came to watch dressed in furs and sipping wine; this is how the wealthy ride.

    • 32 pkayden
      April 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Good. What qualifications (except being Trump’s daughter) does she have to hold a White House Office in the first place? Talk about entitlement syndrome.

  11. April 3, 2017 at 11:19 am

    • 34 pkayden
      April 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Good but it would have been great if Democrats as a whole had stood together against Gorsuch on the principle that Republicans don’t get to steal a SCOTUS vacancy from President Obama. Republicans would have done that. Look how Republicans stood together against President Obama over and over again.

  12. 35 CEB
    April 3, 2017 at 11:31 am

    In all of this reporting and speculation about why so many whites voted for the deplorable one is disingenuous. The only thing that people need to know is why 99% Black people and 67% brown people and others did not.

  13. 43 57andfemale
    April 3, 2017 at 11:32 am

  14. April 3, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Bennet is a YES on Gorsuch.

  15. 55 Judith Fardig
    April 3, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    So WaPo saying Cardin, Coons, King, and Menendez are still wavering. Michael Bennet has said he won’t support the filibuster, but did he say he is a YES on Gorsuch? Come on, Democrats, don’t join Heitkamp, Manchin, and Donnelly in going GOP on this critical vote!

    • 56 pkayden
      April 3, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Yep. Democrats have no problem confirming a stolen SCOTUS vacancy and thus supporting a President who is under investigation for treason. Just called and left a voicemail with Cardin. I’m shocked that he’s “wavering”. Wavering about what? He has really been disappointing and I hope someone runs against him next time around.

  16. April 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    41st Dem Senator to vote NO on Gorsuch nomination

  17. April 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    • 59 COS
      April 3, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      They may take it as a badge of honor, but there are Democrats in red states also. Republicans stick together, while Democrats take their base for granted.

      • April 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm

        there were Dems in PA who voted for Trump and Stein…not sure i know what it means to be a DEM any more…i know about the principles and issues that Democrats claim to believe in…but how much do they really believe it…

        • 61 COS
          April 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm

          This!!!! In spite of all of the protests and pleas to the Dems to stick together and not vote for Gorsuch, they ignore us.

  18. April 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm

  19. 68 57andfemale
    April 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm

  20. 69 CEB
    April 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    The deplorable one and his wealthy wrecking crew make up the real so-called “imperial presidency.” When they lobbed this designation at PBO it was a dog-whistle for a Black man not “knowing his place” and for “uppity.” Well, 44 who was a true servant of the people and a constitutional leader, is off enjoying his retirement on a Polynesian Island as the bucks and the accolades roll in, while the one so many chose is ripping them off and trying to destroy everything that benefit us all. When the wrecking ball crashes through, it takes down everything in its path. So those who voted to take the rights of others away and to make life more difficult for those they hated are now finding that they are part of the rubble as well. Karma is a bitch that cannot and will not be controlled; she will come for you.

  21. April 3, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    On Gorusuch: “The reality is that when it comes to choosing between acts of Congress, legal protections and everyday Americans, or corporations, he’s going to find a way to rule with the corporations almost every single time.”
    (Goldberg, legal director Alliance for Justice.)

    • April 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Gorsuch would compromise the health and safety of our environment:
      –Gorsuch has “dangerous views” which “favor polluters and industry over the rights of the people.” The organization says he would undermine “the health and safety of the environment” by preventing “agencies like the EPA from fulfilling their mission and doing their job to protect our air, water, and health.” (Sierra Club)
      –Gorsuch ruled to make it harder for women to access contraception – he was on the original Hobby Lobby case, criticized marriage equality, repeatedly ruled against the rights of disabled students.

  22. 75 JER
    April 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm


    Remembering our unannounced trip to Iraq in 2009. petesouza

    • 76 JER
      April 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      A real leader makes the trip himself.

    • 77 CEB
      April 3, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I fell out laughing when I saw this on Instagram earlier. A president with full authority and knowledge, elected by the people in an electoral and popular vote landslide, visits the troops in his constitutional role as Commander-in-Chief as opposed to the weasley, ignorant, greedy and unelected son-in-law of an incompetent president without a mandate. I just love Pete’s classy shade.

  23. 78 JER
    April 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm

  24. 84 JER
    April 3, 2017 at 1:56 pm

  25. 86 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Magic Number is #41
    OK!
    Hello TODbots. The Dems in the Senate have finally done it! They are fighting. To Fight & Lose is Honorable. To spout & back dow is deplorable. Thank you Senate Dems!
    Congrats, RanMan on your Solid Au ⭐
    Thanks to Chips, NW & our Awesome TOD Twitter Brigades, TOD simply ROCKs!

  26. April 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Can’t help but post this every time I see it.

  27. April 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm

  28. 96 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 2:37 pm

  29. 97 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    • April 3, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Were the FACTS reported in the Kansas media? Such as Medicaid Expansion is federally funded and health care is a big job creator.
      GOP against saving lives and the quality of life, like Brownback, predictably give the lie about “burdens”.

    • 99 pkayden
      April 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Good but when do Kansans stop voting for Republicans and start voting for a party which has their best interests at heart? Democrats are not perfect but they don’t actively seek to harm people.

  30. 100 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm

  31. 101 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm

  32. 102 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Hmm?
    Folks, this is some Bat Poop.
    #Liar45* is sure looking for an excuse to use a Nuke.

  33. 104 ydavis00
    April 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm

  34. 105 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I hope it works for them.

  35. April 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    These guys are just totally ridiculous.

  36. 107 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Though Great for April. As an analyst, Yup! Great!
    I am not in favor of more Pd Contributors.

  37. April 3, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  38. 109 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 3:07 pm

  39. 110 Allison
    April 3, 2017 at 3:17 pm

  40. 111 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 3:18 pm

  41. April 3, 2017 at 3:23 pm

  42. 113 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Pardon me…..I am repeating myself. My late Dad’s Favorite Actress.

  43. 114 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 3:33 pm

  44. 115 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 3:34 pm

  45. 117 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Wow!

  46. April 3, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Hello TODers!!

    Usually, I am the one telling everyone I know to hang in there, it will be OK. Today, I just feel this dread and a sadness I can’t shake. Everyday the country seem to be in high anxiety. I want to go to sleep and wake up and this whole thing is a dream.

    I just feel like crying. I am in my office by myself today and this just hit me like a ton of bricks.

    I hate what’s happening. It all feels so helpless.

    Whew.

    • 119 No Child Left Behind
      April 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      You’re not alone. I have to tune out from time to time because the “Breaking News” that happens every hour sends me into panic mode even before I read what happens and where it’s happening, fearing that it always leads to the WH…

      But hang in there. However taxing it is and long it feels, this administration will go away, one way or the other.

    • 121 sherijr
      April 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      I will say also- Africa, hang in there. I felt exactly that way Thursday and just had to walk away from it all. I went to a ‘show” at my son’s school on Friday- a 3 hr “floetry” concert that took my mind away… Saturday I zoned out on the show “Rosewood”, drooling over extreme men 🙂 and yesterday I cleaned like a maniac. Today I feel better. Rejuvinated. So do what you must to get back to you.. the battle will be here and so will we. And like NCLB said- this will go away one way or the other.

      • April 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm

        SheriJr, thanks. I typically try to look for something to uplift my soul, drown myself in it and laugh a lot. Today, somehow, I just got lost. But thank you again so much. I appreciate it.

        • 123 sherijr
          April 3, 2017 at 5:19 pm

          No problem, Africa- I literally felt just that way last week- and frankly too many times to count since the election.

    • April 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      My response to you disappeared but let me just say I agree with what others have said. We’ll get through this together. HOPE.

      • April 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

        Thanks, Meta. I have faith. Today, I just seemed to get down, especially while following the SCOTUS process.

        • April 3, 2017 at 5:34 pm

          Every day we wake up to some new outrageous pummeling from the ignorant but all powerful far right. It’s excruciating to watch our cherished values get stomped on right in broad daylight. I definitely have days when it feels like we are sliding further into the swamp. But it’s important to regain our equilibrium and fight back. We’ll defeat them in good time. I just know we will.

    • 127 whenpamelawandered
      April 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      {{{ ❤ africatimes2 ❤ }}}
      #bevigilant #dontbeafraid

      PBO said this so we could hold on when it came to this.

      Anchor the Light. Keep You The ❤️

    • 129 pkayden
      April 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      I woke up on Saturday morning in a panic when I thought about all the damage Trump is doing but I’m okay now. We will have to survive this together and continue to #Resist. Do our part in calling our representatives to do the right thing and get out there and vote every chance we get.

      ((africatimes2)). We’re going to get through this together.

  47. 130 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 3:54 pm

  48. 133 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm

  49. April 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Afternoon TOD folks! Just watched the replay of the People Mag interview with the Obamas. I don’t feel better about them being out of the public eye but I did enjoy the memories of how wonderful and down to earth they were and how much pleasure they gave to so many people over nearly 10 years. Thanks for reposting Nerdy.

  50. 136 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm

  51. 137 Allison
    April 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm

  52. 138 desertflower
    April 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Smile. Sometimes life is wonderful:)

  53. 139 Nena20409
    April 3, 2017 at 4:46 pm

  54. 143 sjterrid
    April 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I just called Senator Menendez’s office in DC, and left a message with aide. She said he still hasn’t said how he’ll vote.


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