- Jun 21, 2014
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So the GOP is now the party where the ends justifying the means? I guess you can no longer condemn the Dems for ANYTHING they do to get into power.From your link:I could find no quote by Biden that contains the caveat "when senate and presidency are held by different parties". I'm pretty sure one of you is lying. Let me rephrase that, both of you are lying."You can disagree with the McConnell rule, which was previously known as the Biden rule, but you should describe it accurately. It's no confirmations in a presidential election year *when senate and presidency are held by different parties.* Doesn't apply this year."
11:42 PM · Sep 18, 2020
"The difference between 2016 and 2020, of course, is that the Republicans control both the Senate and the White House, meaning, the American majority’s will is clearly represented in the federal government. In 2016, the government was divided, and the will of the public was much less discernible. This was always McConnell's argument. He made it clear in 2016 that because the White House and Senate were controlled by different parties, he could not allow Garland's confirmation to move forward. That is no longer the case, as McConnell made clear in his statement Friday night.
"In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia's death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame duck president's second term. Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president's Supreme court nominee in a presidential election year," McConnell said. "By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise."
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87, just a few months before the presidential election.www.washingtonexaminer.com
In 2016, McConnell invoked comments that then-Sen. Joe Biden had made on the Senate floor in June 1992 in the wake of Justice Clarence Thomas’s contentious confirmation hearing. The Senate should hold off on additional confirmation hearings until after the 1992 presidential election, Biden argued, citing the combative nature of Thomas’s confirmation. It was this rule that McConnell cited four years ago.“The Senate will continue to observe the ‘Biden rule’ so that the American people have a voice in this momentous decision,” McConnell explained.
I see you could not find a quote from either Biden or McConnell where either defined the Biden Rule as Mitch has done.
I guess that is as close as you'll ever come to honesty, kind of a drive-by shooting of it. Mitch would be proud of you.
This is an opportunity that the Republicans will have cause to regret if they allow it to get away unresolved.
While evil.....you and the rest of the Democrats... will eventually win, I suspect, grabbing this open seat on the Court will postpone the destruction you presage for some time, perhaps a generation.
There is no way to define this other than the march of evil:
The Democrat Party is now running on full-blown anti-white racism, socialism, infanticide, opposition to free speech, substituting illegal alien voters for the American citizenry, support for rioters, arsonists, murderers, and anarchists, and anti-Semitism… the knuckle-dragging, atavistic pagan party.