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Thu Oct 30, 2014, 05:18 PM

The Revenge Of Mitch McConnell: GOP Senate Will Halt Obama Nominations: What to expect if Dems don't

... get out the vote (i.e. not one Democrat stays home on election day).

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/republican-senate-obama-legacy



If Republicans win control of the Senate next week, as many expect, they will gain a powerful weapon to reshape President Barack Obama's legacy in his final two years: the authority to block his nominations.

Under a Democratic-led Senate, Obama has enjoyed remarkable success in confirming his executive appointees and remaking the federal courts in his image.

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That streak could screech to a halt if Republicans win the net six seats needed to take the Senate come January. In that scenario, probable Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) could prevent any nomination from coming up in committee, and probable Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) could block anyone from receiving a full Senate vote.

"My guess is Obama would have to present nominees that are much much more acceptable to Republicans, or they won't even schedule hearings," Barnett said.
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Bill USA Oct 2014 OP
Wellstone ruled Oct 2014 #1
4dsc Oct 2014 #2
Bill USA Oct 2014 #4
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 06:22 PM

1. Pretty much as I expect.

 

McTurtle has a track record of retaliation. Notice the source of this story and they get it right.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 07:34 AM

2. But it would backfire on them in 2016

 

not like that matters to these rethugs.

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Response to 4dsc (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 04:07 PM

4. that's what I figure too.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 08:33 AM

3. Revenge

Is, of course, a purely legitimate reason to run for/be elected to public office.

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