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comment by tacocat

    Who is responsible for that development is its own debate.

I'd say it's the fault of Mitch "No, I'm not Yertle the Turtle brought to life" McConnell. But I'm not in the mood at the moment to back up that argument.

b_b  ·  370 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I mostly agree. There's an argument that the Democrats shouldn't have removed cancelled the filibuster for non supreme Court seats a few years back. GOP was blocking almost 100% of Obama's picks for no other reason than to strangle the government, but still I think it would have made a better campaign issue. Hard to say. On the other hand, even if they didn't do that probably McConnell would have changed the rule to confirm Gorsuch anyway. McConnell is a next level piece of shit, possibly the most horrible person in government in a very crowded field. Whatever the case, impeaching Gorsuch would cause me great joy.

tacocat  ·  370 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"We can't have a confirmation vote during an election year" is some expert level spin. Not that it hides the intent all that well. It was just so boldly false. McConnell, Kennedy, Ryan and a bunch of others seem way too cocky about the party's long term success or entirely don't care about their legacy. I singled out McConnell because he's made a series of decisions that have amped up the hostility. I also hate his face