Vicious shenanigans abound as SCOTUS vote looms

McCain aids in partisan skew led by his Gang of 8 amnesty pal Schumer

With liberals ferociously mobilized against confirming Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, simply because he is President Trump’s nominee, the Hillary Clinton endorsing Arizona Republic jumps into the fray with an implausible report. Headlined, “How McCain complicates court process,” filled with preposterous assertions, passing as news.

Acknowledging that John McCain hasn’t been seen in the nation’s capitol since late last year, which the duo of reporters refers to as an “extended absence,” they coyly add he has “health challenges.”

If what his Scottsdale Mayo doctors termed a “significant surgery” to remove a “malignant glioblastoma” described as an “aggressive form of brain cancer,” is “a health challenge,” the reporters engage in absurd understatement.

They follow that with “there has been no widespread public demand for McCain to resign.”  It is widely acknowledged that between the absent McCain and lame-duck Jeff Flake — not running for reelection due to appalling 18% approval ratings — Arizonans have no senate representation. Flake showboats by bashing President Trump at every opportunity, often doing so on far left networks CNN and MSNBC.  Obstinate McCain hasn’t the dignity to resign.

Though he has not been seen since December, the newspaper account inanely states, “McCain cannot vote from Arizona, but has otherwise remained engaged with his job, putting out official statements and commenting on twitter.”

The fact is, his D.C. staff is still being paid and they are busily engaged on his behalf, making him appear relevant. McCain is a seriously ill man, earlier reported to be planning his own funeral. Republicans hold a razor thin 51-49 majority in the senate and every vote is needed.  Left-leaning Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are considered pivotal as the confirmation process plays out. Democrat Senators from states that voted overwhelming for Donald Trump in 2016, face tough personal decisions, choosing to represent the voters in their states or fall in line with Chuck Schumer’s dictates and risk their jobs when they stand for reelection in November. Three Senators — Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN), and Joe Manchin (WV) — voted for Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s previous Supreme Court nominee, last year. View the 54-45 roll call vote.

Dem duplicity is blatantly evident. When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2006, he was confirmed by a vote of 57- 36 — 7 did not vote. Four Democrats bolted and voted with the Republicans for confirmation. View the list of senators and their roll call votes.

Donald Trump is now President of the United States. Petulant Democrats need to accept the fact that scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton lost, and lost big.


7 Responses to Vicious shenanigans abound as SCOTUS vote looms

  1. Michael Schmitz says:

    I find it curious that the Arizona Repulsive has not called for the absent MeCain to resign. If he were conservative and championing better border security, the shouts for his resignation would be deafening.

    • East Valley Conservative says:

      I agree that the calls for the resignation of a conservative would hit fever pitch, just as the newspaper has editorialized that conservative Ken Bennett has no business running against Doug McDucey, The newspaper’s fear is showing.

      McCain is a deity to the AZ Repulsive. The editorial staff wants to know with certainty who would replace him, so timing is paramount. If Bennett is elected governor, it would not be Cindy McCain. Bennett’s already made that clear. If Ducey is reelected, the chances are good it would either be Cindy or someone equally unpalatable, such as his chief of staff Kirk Adams, who previously ran a losing congressional campaign.

      This is hardball. I’m a conservative and will not only vote for Ken Bennett, I’m encouraging others to do the same. He’s got excellent credentials, which makes him an easy sell. Ducey gave away the store to the striking teachers who now want more and are following the Marxist scheme of redistribution of wealth with a ballot initiative. Vote NO!!

  2. Jake sez says:

    You answered your own question. Dual tier indignation.

  3. D. B. Cooper says:

    The radical left wing group Act Blue is supporting Heidi Hietkamp and raising money for her. That definitely makes her untrustworthy.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    The AZ rag will Never call for a resignation re: ourshame.

    The paper is owned by Gannett. They have a Long history with
    the Hensley family back when AZ (particularly Phx and Tucson) was rough and tumble, to put it mildly.
    Ourshame just capitalized on the pre-existing relationship.
    You probably will not get to see the awesomeness going on in Europe. Trump is a steamroller—-gonna roll right over them. Take a look, complete with transcript of one man playing chess and another playing tiddly-winks:

    (Ever take notice of the way that Angie holds her hands?
    Theresa May and more recently Macron and Just In from Canada, also—but they are not the only ones, not by a long shot.
    It means something, and it ain’t good.)

    It is not surprising that the queen has put off meeting Trump.
    He knows. . . . . .every little thing.

  5. Trevor says:

    I remember McCain and his mini me Lindsey Graham (Who is clearly trying to suck up to President Trump because of his Senate re election come 2020) was blocking Kavanaugh through the Gang Of 14 with Collins and Lieberman.

  6. Capt. Marvel says:

    Republicans were unhappy with Barack Obama’s and Bill Clinton’s picks for the Supreme Court. We didn’t vote for either of them for president and certainly didn’t support Hillary.

    We have jobs and don’t engage in riots. We waited until the next election and worked to get Republicans elected. McCain and Flake each said they and their families would not vote for Trump. It turns out they were inconsequential. The rest of us did.