Fed. Judge Neil Gorsuch named to replace Scalia

Fulfilling yet another campaign promise for his first 100 days in office, Pres. Donald Trump has nominated federal judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia unexpectedly passed away last February.

Gorsuch was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by Pres. George W. Bush on May 10, 2006 and was confirmed by a unanimous voice vote. 

SCOTUS blog, in an earlier profile of Judge Gorsuch notes “his background is filled with sterling legal and academic credentials.”

Now, however, in a purely partisan effort, the same senate Democrats who joined in giving Judge Gorsuch unanimous approval to the federal appellate bench are posed to attempt to scuttle his Supreme Court nomination.

It’s worthy of note, that while in the U.S. Senate Barack Obama voted against Bush Supreme Court appointees John Roberts and Samuel Alito, both of whom were confirmed.

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19 Responses to Fed. Judge Neil Gorsuch named to replace Scalia

  1. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I didn’t know it, but it’s no surprise that Obama would vote against two white males for the Supreme Court, but somehow he was able to ‘use’ Roberts when he needed him (Obamacare). Heard on a radio show that Roberts, under pressure to change the meaning of ‘tax,’ appeared like he was up all nightlong rewriting – face was red and had puffy eyes the next day. And why two try’s at Obama’s inauguration swear-in? We never did get the skinny on that.

    Trump is doing incredibly well with his campaign promises and Judge Neil Gorsuch sounds like a solid constitutionalist. It’s driving the progressives crazy. Speaking of crazy, Nancy Pelosi is all over TV babbling like an idiot, while Chuck (don’t get between me and a camera) Schumer fake-cries.

    The Left is unglued.

  2. azgary says:

    for the #NeverTrumpers #AlwaysHillaryers.

    Yes to you Levin (and his disciples) hewitt, erckson, will, kristol, shapiro, pavlich, loesh, cruz ETC……

    Sorry #NeverTrumpers But You Don’t Get To Dismount Your High Horse Today…

    you don”t get to dismount your high horse and celebrate the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch today. This is NOT your victory, this is ours!

    There is a gobsmacking level of pontificating self-righteousness visible from the collective proletariat within your crony-conservative movement who made the decision to formulate their political argument from a position of opposition.

    Perhaps it would be different if you framed your antagonism from a position of advocacy, but that wasn’t the direction you chose. No, you chose a specific position of opposition as clearly evident within your chosen mantra “Never Trump”.

    Perhaps it would be different if you ever had a come-to-Jesus moment and apologized immediately following the November election. Then again, when your opinion of your own self-importance is this high, those humble words are just as foreign as your understanding of the movement that won.

    You don’t get to frame the entire construct of your argument around opposition to a team, and then claim benefit to the outcome of victory. Stay on your high-horse, move along and ride off into that proverbial land of irrelevance; you’re dead here.

    Save your dismount for another defining “conservative” assembly where you can gather at CPAC again and give a standing ovation to House Speaker Paul Ryan a month after he eliminates the debt ceiling and passes a $2 trillion OmniBus spending bill, funding all of the progressive priorities you hypocritically claim to oppose; you’re good at that.

    That particular circle of crazy just doesn’t sell here any longer.

    Save up your fiscal hypocrisy, you’ll need it. Because in less than two months our victorious bastard will deliver a budget that cuts a trillion “per year” out of the federal coffers…. and there is no doubt the beneficiary of your prior applause will be counting on your fiscally conservative sensibilities to protest for more spending on his behalf.

    Oh, and keep your newest VAT tax construct. We’ll bring the sledgehammer, save your gilded and monogrammed tweezers for a swamp audience stupid enough to believe it – Thank you.

    Oh, and don’t go getting all pearl-clutchy. This isn’t anger directed toward you, this is far, far worse. This is a very targeted and deliberate Cold Anger surrounding you and the swamp creatures of your affiliation. This sensibility never forgets.

    You had a choice. You chose a direction, you lost; and you damn near lost the entire friggin’ country. Just because the team you ridiculed and attacked has overcome all opposition and gained victory, that doesn’t mean you get to backtrack now and expect the bruised and bloodied recipients to forget those who launched the stones and arrows.

    Save your wine-spritzers and crust-less triangle sandwiches. We didn’t have well financed high-horses, we launched boots, well-worn boots, scratched, clawed and advanced despite your hoighty-toighty principles, intransigence and unwillingness to cuss or get your hands dirty.

    Good grief, your insufferable sensibilities were frightened of frog memes, FROG MEMES!

    It was our deplorable and calloused hands that volunteered, opened our piggy banks, and held firm to support each other and our vulgarian candidate against all opposition. You were part of that opposition.

    While we were getting bloodied in Chicago, Virginia and California your ilk were worried about our tone and political sensibilities. But worse than that, much much worse than that, you #NeverTrumpers broke the cardinal rule of grassroots camaraderie, you aided the other side.

    While our candidate was wearing a friggin’ bullet-proof-vest to deliver Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, you took every opportunity to broadcast your litmus-test purist antagonism in every outlet you could muster.

    Your arrogant self-righteous efforts not only didn’t help, but they actually opposed our common sense objective. You were as much a benefit to Hillary Clinton and Mitch McConnell as Media Matters and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, perhaps even more.

    No, today you don’t get to rejoice in victory – it isn’t yours. You are worse than the enemy. At least a righteous enemy claims opposition from outside the wire, wears identifiable uniforms and looks you in the eye. Your choice of opposition was to lay toxic land mines inside our own territory, obstruct us at every engagement, and sit back gleefully predicting our defeat.

    This victory today is ours. The victory belongs to all the Donald Trump supporters who absorbed your constant ridicule as fuel. The team who battled through the ridicule of the media and the ridicule of the elitist class, and stood in cold Virgina fields at 2am because we knew we needed to keep moving forward despite your efforts.

    You #NeverTrump crony-constitutional purists were then, and are now, just as much a part of the problem as before – there is no place for you here, we’re deplorable. Put on your pussy hats and just go join the other side. We didn’t get your support in 2016 and we won’t need it in 2020.

    Shut up. Be thankful, quietly.

    We’ve got this, and much more yet to come…
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/01/sorry-nevertrumpers-but-you-dont-get-to-dismount-your-high-horse-today/

    • Kathy says:

      Great article and so TRUE!!!!! All NeverTrumpers were and are against We the People and only out for themselves. Warning – they will continue fighting against President Trump and We the People. We must keep fighting!

    • Hunter says:

      Get over yourselves!

      Conservative pressure is what got Trump to come up with such a good list of Supreme Court potential nominees. Otherwise, he would have nominated his sister (or sister-in-law). Many of the people in that list of alleged Never Trumpers supported Trump over Clinton. Without conservatives who decided that Clinton was totally unacceptable and would be clearly worse than Trump, the outcome of the election would probably have been different.

      You populist Trump worshipers are the sorest winners in decades. And you wouldn’t have won if conservatives had not voted for Trump in the general election.

      • Kathy says:

        Hunter – Amazing a blanket statement, when you don’t even know who I am or my convictions or beliefs. I supported Ted Cruz for 2 years until he turned on We the People and sided with Soros backed protestors. Trump was my 2nd choice – which in my opinion was a wise choice.

        I ask you what have so-called conservative politicians done over the years – higher debt, out of control spending, growing government, governing against We the People, supporting all of Obama’s agenda, etc. It is very difficult to find actual conservative politicians.

        By the way, I don’t put my faith in men I put my faith in God.

      • Casper says:

        Having a bad day, are you, Hunter? A laxative.might help what ails you. It sounds like you’re full of sh*t.

      • azgary says:

        LOL.

        you need your play doh and coloring book?

        safe space is that way ———–>

      • Joseph Bickley, Sr. says:

        This is intuitive and beyond brilliant: Trump people would not have won if conservatives [Trump people] had not voted for Trump! The unassailable logic is profound. In other words, the person who won the election would not have won if people had not voted for him. My, my, Hunter, you’ve unloaded a goldmine of revelation there.

      • Hunter says:

        I was responding to AZGARY’s post, but you all qualify as well.

        You brilliant trumpsters are soooo smart! The article said that Trump didn’t need conservative support to win. That’s false. If he hadn’t published his list of potential Supreme Court nominees at the behest of conservatives to gain their support, there is a fair chance Clinton would have won. Conservatives were willing to take a chance on Trump when he made that commitment. It was evidence that he wouldn’t just be a Hillary-lite. To his credit, Trump is living up to his promises.

        I share your frustration with so-called conservatives voting for big government and not having the nerve to roll back Obamacare and immediately cut taxes and spending. They are not real conservatives, though. It is people like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. Ted Cruz was willing to shut down the government in order to try to kill Obamacare; it was the big government Republican Congressional “leadership” that was most loudly complaining about that.

        By the way, when I say conservatives, I mean real conservatives as opposed to populists who think they are conservatives.

        Anyone who supports a $1 Trillion Federal infrastructure program which will give big government politicians more graft and corruption to profit from is not really a conservative. Most of the infrastructure projects should have no Federal government involvement at all. State governments or the private sector should do them, if they have any value, with their own money.

        You trumpsters need to get over your rage. You are almost as bad as the leftists with Trump derangement syndrome – except you won which make you, in some respects, either crazier or just vengeful in addition to be obnoxious and having poor reading comprehension skills.

  3. Doc says:

    Sidebar having ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with SRAZ’s as-usual fine post, I saw this & thought all here would get a kick out of PROOF that Astronaut Mark Kelly (Gabby Giffords husband) is a small brained liberal:

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/02/01/space-flight-changes-astronauts-brains-research-reveals.html

    …whooda’ thunk?

    • Matt DeGennaro says:

      Thanks for the reveal, Doc! Not much of a surprise to those of us who are “on to” this grandstanding liberal, who was polishing Obama’s apple at every opportunity. With his severely injured wife unable to campaign and run, I actually thought he would trade in his G-suit for a navy blue pinstripe and hit the campaign trail himself— a revolting thought if ever there was one.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Trump’s Supreme Court Pick–He Delivers | National Review
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/444459/trumps-supreme-court-pick-he-delivers

    Rich Lowry – one of Trump’s most virulent critics gives his “blessing.” If it were up to NeverTrumpers like him, we’d be stuck with Clinton and Garland. Go away – you’re never to be forgiven.

    • azgary says:

      NRO is just a group of seditionist, sorry wont be giving their page a view.

      they need to go the way of the dodo.

  5. Frankly Speaking says:

    If I were able to make an appointment to the Supreme Court, I would first and foremost look for evidence of someone who would faithfully seek to interpret the Constitution. From all I have read and heard, that description fits Judge Neil Gorsuch. We were skunked by Chief Justice John Roberts who was responsible for foisting the imposition of Obamacare on the American people via his faulty interpretation of the fines being “taxes.”

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ilyashapiro/2014/05/12/the-obamacare-tax-that-chief-justice-roberts-invented-is-still-unconstitutional/#432e47a52a67

    I can’t even stand to look at photos of that snake John Roberts.

  6. azgary says:

    Governor McDucey will CHEER, he flake and mccain might just have spontaneous “emissions” along with the CoC

    Phoenix city council to vote on becoming sanctuary city in two weeks
    http://ktar.com/story/1445323/phoenix-city-council-vote-becoming-sanctuary-city-two-weeks/

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      This will be very interesting……a state that voted for Trump even thinking about the capital city becoming a sanctuary city? The Democrats in Phoenix better think about this one very carefully.

      • azgary says:

        bad thing is the governor will do nothing, the new azgop chair is in mccains pocket so no help there.

        even IF the legislature were to do something with teeth, would the executive branch enforce it?

        best guess, McDucey never would, but hed give lip service.

        they WANT us to become a blue state