Regarding the revisionist history promoted in Thomas Devane’s letter ("Women should vote accordingly on Election Day," The Daily News, Oct. 14), I would like to point out that it was Harry Reid, and the Democrats that implemented the nuclear option regarding filibusters for major federal appointments — and now that chicken has come home to roost.

Any chance of a full and complete hearing on Brett Kavanaugh that would allow the majority of us to come to our own conclusions on the nomination trying to listen to the hearing were null and void with the predeclared war by the demonstrators constant distractions during the hearings.

The dirty tricks by Dianne Feinstein to try and toss a grenade into the process by publicizing unsubstantiated allegations so late in the fray sealed the deal that the only outcome possible was a partisan one.

Elections have consequences.

David Blumentritt

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Emile Pope

You fail to mention that Reid did it because the Republicans refused to confirm President Obama nominees for federal courts. Or that McConnell was the one behind the decision to refuse to accept President Obama nominations. Or that McConnell refused to give President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a hearing and held the position open for almost a year until trump was allowed to name his own nominee. So accusing the Democrats of dirty tricks is absolutely ridiculous...

Kelly Naschke

Feinstein sat on the allegation and released it like a 4th quarter "Hail Mary". And Emile doesn't see this as a dirty trick? What else do you need to know about Emile?

Paul Hyatt

Ms. Pope it is such a shame that you know not your history. Look up then Sen. Biden as he was the one who Originally started that rule.

Emile Pope

He didn't start anything. It was just a suggestion that was ignored. It was never voted on and never used. And why is McConnell now saying that if an opening on the Supreme Court now presents itself during the election year that he will act on the nomination. More Republican hypocrisy...

Carlos Ponce

Emile posts, "You fail to mention that Reid did it because the Republicans refused to confirm President Obama nominees for federal courts."
And he forgets to mention George W Bush's "nominations for federal judgeships were blocked by the Senate Democrats either directly in the Senate Judiciary Committee or on the full Senate floor in various procedural moves, including the first use of a filibuster to block a Federal Appeals Court nominee."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush_judicial_appointment_controversies
And don't forget what happened to SCOTUS nominee Robert Bork. Democrat Ted Kennedy led the groundless attack on Robert Bork's nomination.
GW Bush did not get a lot of judicial nominees. Ronald Reagan's SCOTUS nominee was rejected 58-42.

Emile Pope

They at least got a hearing. McConnell refused to even meet with Garland or schedule a hearing. He basically refused to do his job for almost a year until trump was in office and nominated someone. Despicable...

Carlos Ponce

So you are posting that the Biden rule is "Despicable..".
And don't give us "The Biden Rule doesn't exist". It does. Senator Joe Biden gave plenty of precedent for his rule on the Senate Floor.

Emile Pope

Show me the rule, when it was enacted, and who was it used on...

Gary Miller

I am unsure who wrote the FORD letter. Was it by chance written by Finestine's staff? Anomomus is a favorite Democrat/Progressive tactic. When anonomus wasn't accepted Finestine found an aurthur with impeckable liberal background.

Gary Miller

Liberals ignore the fact DR. Fords testimony proved Kavanaugh was innocent.

George Croix

Yep.
Not allowing a hearing is just as bad as having one then ginning up 35 year old last minute allegations of serial rape with zero time, place, witnesses and death threats to a man's family, and a stain on his reputation for life, and mob violence and assault and harassment of political opposites.
Count on the Left for such 'equivalencies'....

Emile Pope

Wrong. At least he got a hearing...Garland wasn't even allowed to plead his case or get a decision.

George Croix

If you want to claim 'wrong' then you need to stop claiming equivalency, Pope.
By your thinking, no, by your words, being denied an interview is getting screwed as badly as someone given one, then insulted, trashed, attacked, vilified, his family threatened, and a mob of headcases waiting to assault and harass him and all supporting him.
That's very 'progressive', but also very much....bunk.....
IMO, as always....

Emile Pope

Pure garbage. At least he had a chance at the job. And unless I was misinformed he did get the job. So you think that being given a rough time to get a position is the same as being denied the position outright? Typical Republican hypocrisy...

Carlos Ponce

The hypocrisy is that Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee would not approve of anybody Trump nominated. Look at the opening of the "hearings". They wanted to delay, delay, delay pass the mid-terms with the idle hope they'd take over. And they won't.

Emile Pope

More garbage. The republicans didn't even grant a hearing to Garland...

Carlos Ponce

I guess some are too stubborn to accept the BIDEN RULE.

Emile Pope

Doesn’t exist. That’s why McConnell is planning to replace any Supreme Court justice who retires at any time...

Carlos Ponce

"Doesn’t exist. That’s why McConnell is planning to replace any Supreme Court justice who retires at any time..."
It does exist. Looks like we have a BIDEN RULE denier.
An if McConnell will push a judicial nominee it's because people like Emile Pope who despise the Biden rule have been effective. Be careful of what you wish for.
Since Emile says McConnell will still be in charge of the Senate that means he knows Republicans will keep the Senate after the midterms. Good for you, Emile ! You're catching on!

George Croix

Rough time?
Pure Democrat relativism.....
Rough time....now THAT's funny, I don't care who ya are....[whistling]

Diane Turski

Dr. Ford's testimony did NOT prove that Kavanaugh was innocent! That is just another of Trump's lies!

Claudia Burnam

Diane, since he wasn't found guilty that means he is innocent. Every person is innoccent until proven guilty. So.......

Emile Pope

He wasn’t accused of a crime. It was a job interview...

Carlos Ponce

He was accused of attempted rape and attempted murder! The job interview was conducted by the president, investigated by the FBI. The Senator's role was to advise and consent. But as soon as the job became open Democrat Senators said "We WILL NOT approve of (FILL IN THE BLANK).. It didn't matter who Trump nominated. They would vote "NO" to anybody.

Emile Pope

So when was the charge filed? Where is the police report? No, he was questioned about something in his past during a job interview.

George Croix

"So when was the charge filed? Where is the police report?'
There were none, Pope.
NO normal person would expect anyone accused of such heinous activity to be allowed to skate for decades, and get by 6 previous FBI checks unscathed - notice I said no normal person, which excludes the 'resistance' ....
Exactly the main reason why the phony accusations of rape or attempted rape, which are crimes, and even serial rape, an even bigger crime. didn't hold up. Thirty five years, and not a single report or accusation made, until suddenly the 5/4 SCOTUS majority is in play against the left, and only after a senator who isn't even backed by her own Party for election this time sat on the first accusation for 6 weeks, while contacting the accuser and recommending a lawyer - dirty and stinking to high heaven. Then ALL so-called witnesses refute the accusers 100%. And HUNDREDS of women/men positive character references FOR the judge.
'Most' believed SOMETHING happened to Ford - only the hard core could possibly allow totally uncorroborated claims to ruin a man, of which, of course, there were still many in the 'gotta believe the woman' camp - which, of course, is the ultimate in sexism, which supposedly those particular women have fought against, yet now do themselves -
The Democrat Senate Judiciary Committee members and Soros' paid thugs have done more to derail the MeToo movement than ANYBODY else possibly could -0 only the most deranged person believes in guilty until the accused proves themselves innocent....
Of course, there are plenty of such.........

Carlos Ponce

A person is innocent unless proven guilty. Ford's testimony did not prove him guilty. Therefore he was innocent before, during and after the hearings.

Emile Pope

Guilt or innocence is determined at a trial. Where was the trial?

Carlos Ponce

The Court of public opinion.

Emile Pope

Then he lost. Most people were against him and believed Ford...

Carlos Ponce

Do you believe that? Oh well, It's a free country. You can believe in anything you want. No proof of that. Just nonsense polls skewed to the Left.

George Croix

OK.
So, anyone claiming Dianne Turski is a guilty of a serious crime,
multiple times,
from decades ago,
with ZERO specifics and all claimed witnesses refute the claim,
and whose lawyer was recommended by a person in a position of power with a LOT to gain by seeing Turski get knocked out of a job and that same person sat on the claim for weeks,
THAT allegation must be believed? Because, well....just because.....
And if found later that there is no proof of anything,
and the circumstances of the whole mess bring up other things hazy on details or outright don't add up, such to cast doubt on the veracity of the accuser,
we should STILL consider you guilty, because there has been no proof you are not guilty, and YOU could not prove you are innocent?????

A perfect example of the way forward with the 'resistance' in power....
OK for thee but not for me.....very 'progressive'.....

George Croix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8E_zMLCRNg

Emile Pope

You made that up...

George Croix

What, Pope, the post or the cricket?
Try to be specific for once.
The post?
Of COURSE it's made up - it's a 'what-if-this-happened-to-you- would-you-still-have-the-same-position example. The non-answer was, of course, the answer....
The cricket?
NO.
It's from You Tube, published June 14, 2008 by somebody calling themselves Neintjah.
I just toss it over a fence to see which dog barks when hit...or refuses to walk their talk.....

Jarvis Buckley

David I think you hit the nail on the head.
Democrats , just don't get it.
Communism & socialism is not USA
values. There is a red wave coming.

Carol Dean

BTW, Emile, would you ask your democrat friends to quit posting their "vote democratic" signs illegally? Tx.DOT frowns on signs posted in the right of ways and easements. Don't be surprised if you start seeing some of them coming down.

George Croix

There are no rights of way, Carol....the open borders bunch doesn't believe in any impediments to their agenda, like the rule of law....

Carol Dean

Tell that to Tx.DOT!

Carol Dean

Thank you, Carlos! I think those words are even usually printed on most political signs. I didn't take the time to read the fine print on the dem signs.

Carlos Ponce

" putting campaign signs on public lands is illegal"
https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/right-of-way/campaign-signs.html

George Croix

The TXDoT has no sense of humor.....

George Croix

Correction from the Leftist Rule Book:
There are no illegal signs, there are only undocumented signs.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPkDLkqYKeQ

IMO, as always.....


Carlos Ponce

Video of Liberal ripping up Ted Cruz signs on private property.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dZohdTHZf0

Carlos Ponce

Video of "Blue Wave"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-65-nxQyH6Q

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