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  • Ferd Berfel (3315 posts)
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    Got an email from "Chuck Schumer" today

    From: “Chuck Schumer” <[email protected]>
    To: 
    Subject: Here’s where things stand on Judge Gorsuch:
    Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:58 AM

    Friend —

    I wanted to give you an update on where things stand with Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

    Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings that will let us better understand his record and his judicial philosophy.

    But I want to be clear: To this point, we’ve seen plenty of evidence that should make us skeptical about Judge Gorsuch’s willingness to side with average Americans over the powerful.

    Indeed, in many of his most prominent decisions, Gorsuch has shown that he’s inclined to favor CEOs over citizens, executives over employers, and corporations over consumers.

    So, in these hearings, Senate Democrats are going to work to get answers. And then, we’re going to require Mitch McConnell to find at least 60 votes to see Gorsuch confirmed.

    President Trump’s allies are actively targeting Democrats in the Senate because they think they can limit the effectiveness of our opposition.

    One group of conservative activists started planning the campaign to see Gorsuch confirmed well before his nomination became public. The day after Trump named his pick, they announced their intention to spend at least $10 million on an advertising campaign largely focused on Democratic senators in five states that had voted for Trump in the 2016 election.

    This fight won’t be easy, and we need to make sure our lawmakers know we have their backs. Chip in $1 right now.

    (snip)

    Now The Washington Post is reporting that conservative groups are outspending progressives twenty to one in the battle for the Supreme Court.

    The hearings that begin today are an opportunity to learn the truth about Gorsuch, but as of today, we’re in danger of getting completely drowned out by these conservative ideologues.

    And by the way, Republicans are hoping for Gorsuch to get a vote as soon as April 7. So we don’t have much time.

    Those are all the reasons why I’m asking for your help. Will you make sure Democrats have the resources we need?

    (snip)

    Thank you,
    Chuck

     


    My response:  (Thanks Pacco Fransisco for the image. Chuckles has it now)

    Dear Chuck,
    Call me after you buy your soul back. To me you’re just another corporate whore.

    Spanishprof27, Jefferson23, Enthusiast and 27 otherscaliny, WillyT, KauaiK, disillusioned73, ChiciB1, JEB, Late Bloomer, joentokyo, incognito, Silver Witch, Two way street, Xyzse, PADemD, twenty, Ohio Barbarian, SandersDem, Coyote Walks, 3FingerBrown, djean111, The Crone, OzoneTom, jwirr, mmonk, GoodWitch, ThouArtThat, dlegendary1, NV Wino like this
    …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? Know yourself. And if you need help, call the FBI.

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  • The Crone (2793 posts)
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    1. Right you are. Chuck steps up to the plate

    And delivers for the Big Health Care Industry time and again.

    And Gorsuch himself has sided with the notion that any employee at any level who does not approve of a certain health treatment, medicine or procedure, for moral reasons, then can refuse to process or deliver or perform such a situation.

    Which means that if they are a pharmacy tech, and don’t approve of the vicodin your dentist ordered for the week after a tooth extraction, maybe you won’t get your prescription. Or that maybe they won’t carry birth control devices if they own the pharmacy. And Goddess help us women  if they are an ob/gyn specialsit who doesn’t approve of ever doing a D & C!

    "Let us not seek the Republican answer nor the Democratic answer but the right answer." John F. Kennedy   America is the only country that has real   lemons in its furniture polish, and artificial lemon flavoring  in its lemonade!
    • ChiciB1 (524 posts)
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      7. These Paragraphs Concern Me…

      Have a question as to WHY they are just now deciding to get “to work to get answers” And THEN want to require McConnell “to find at least 60 votes” to get Gorsuch confirmed!  Hmmm, kind of think they knew for some time now that Gorsuch was T-Punk’s choice.  Decided “T-Punk” is the name I prefer to use instead of 45.  I really should be a good citizen and address him by the office he holds, just hard for me to do. My bad and reflects badly on me.

      So, in these hearings, Senate Democrats are going to work to get answers. And then, we’re going to require Mitch McConnell to find at least 60 votes to see Gorsuch confirmed.

      President Trump’s allies are actively targeting Democrats in the Senate because they think they can limit the effectiveness of our opposition.

      One group of conservative activists started planning the campaign to see Gorsuch confirmed well before his nomination became public. The day after Trump named his pick, they announced their intention to spend at least $10 million on an advertising campaign largely focused on Democratic senators in five states that had voted for Trump in the 2016 election.

      Yeah, conservatives DID plan well before his nomination!  Way to step up and fight back now Schumer, JUST NOW!  I could have read his meaning wrong and they’ve been planning to do this for a while, but if not they’re rather later on the uptake!

  • TwilightSporkle (1644 posts)
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    2. The man is a leaky scab.

    What if I want to tell you to leave me and my beloved ones in peace

    But you only understand the language of the sword

    I let the blade do the talking

    So my tongue shall become iron

    And my words the mighty roar of war

  • Betty Karlson (3022 posts)
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    3. I miss Cory Booker on that list.

    He is not reprieve as far as I am concerned.

    "Someone hacks the DNC allowing all of America to see how the DNC operates as one of the most corrupt political machines in national history. Ergo, Hillary Clinton should be installed as President by judicial fiat. And if you do not agree to this scheme you deserve to be brought up on charges of treason because fascism." - NUGrrl, december 2016 “Once a person has been determined to be an UNTRUSTWORTHY LIAR, their pretend stances on important issues are simply not relevant to rational discussion.” – Ida Briggs, September 2016
  • Cassiopeia (1596 posts)
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    4. I can fully agree with these two paragraphs.

    I would simply change a name:

    But I want to be clear: To this point, we’ve seen plenty of evidence that should make us skeptical about Judge Gorsuch’s Chuch Shumer’s willingness to side with average Americans over the powerful.

    Indeed, in many of his most prominent decisions, Gorsuch Shumer has shown that he’s inclined to favor CEOs over citizens, executives over employers, and corporations over consumers.

    “Instead of them doing an investigation on and discovering how in the FUCK the most qualified candidate for President ever lost to a game show host, They’re gonna do this shit instead.”  JDS ("this shit" is blaming everything and everyone except herself)
  • Xyzse (1872 posts)
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    5. Nice! Thing is, I have to ask…

    What do they use this money for?  They obviously aren’t doing much in terms of grass-roots organizing.

    Technically, when dealing with Progressive organization, it seems to be very low-overhead at this time.

    Heck, set up a meet-up in Facebook, twitter, even MeetUp.com, a huge group of people can get together in a small area, even a damn Panera.

    The fact that many of them even avoid Town-Halls makes no sense to me.

    So, yes, again, other than spending this on their analysts that don’t really work and have proven as failures, what’s the point?

    • PennLawyer (1901 posts)
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      8. Schumer uses all $$$ to fund primary opponents to progressive Dems

      because Schumer would rather lose to a Republican than see a Senate seat go to a Democrat who would not act as Schumer’s sock puppet.  So never, Never, NEVER donate a single centime to the Senate or House Democratic Campaign Committees.  We had a superior in every way Dem. primary candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania – retired Admiral and former Congressman, Joe Sestak.    When Sestak refused to agree to Schumer’s demand: “If you’re elected, I will tell you how to vote, and when I do so, the only word I want to hear from you is Yes”, Schumer set aside $4 million contributed by Dems. across the nation to the Senate Democratic campaign fund.

       It was meant to be spent in the general election.  Instead Schumer used that $4 million trolling for a primary opponent to run against Sestak.  After being turned down by 8 of the leading Dems. in the state (because they liked and respected Sestak, and thought he had the name recognition to beat GOP Senator Toomey), Schumer finally found a willing sock puppet in Katie McGinty, who had never held elective office and had been censured by the state ethics committee for funneling a couple of million of state tax dollars via state contracts with the Big Energy clients of her lobbyist husband , Karl Hausker.

      In 2007, while McGinty was serving as Pennsylvania’s Environmental Protection Secretary, a state ethics panel investigated circumstances under which her office granted $2.8 million to two non-profit environmental advisory firms for which Hausker had been contracted as a consultant. Hausker himself had been paid approximately $4,000 out of these state funds.

      The panel unanimously ruled that “Cabinet secretaries in the future should have no role in grants that benefit spouses” and any violation of this law could results in fines and a prison sentence. The panel’s rule was challenged by then-Governor Rendell, but in 2009 was upheld in the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court.

      • Xyzse (1872 posts)
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        9. That's disgusting.

        Sorry, not you, but what they do.

        I mean, there really is no defending that.

  • Late Bloomer (212 posts)
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    6. DNC character for Crisis = (fundraising) opportunity.

  • B Calm (752 posts)
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    10. So he needs more of our money to do his job.

    “When I was a kid growing up, I think my instincts always were for the underdog.” – Bernie Sanders    
  • Enthusiast (6654 posts)
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    11. He means executives over employees rather than executives over employers.

    I believe. Chuck, you schmuck.

    Chuck is dead to me because he said:

    Chuck Schumer said, “For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs,”

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
    • Ferd Berfel (3315 posts)
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      12. Yep.

      And how’d THAT work out for ’em

      …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? Know yourself. And if you need help, call the FBI.
      • Enthusiast (6654 posts)
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        13. It didn't work at all.

        But the DNC remains stupid as hell. Or corporate oriented, if you prefer.

        "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church