“If you don’t like who the Supreme Court nominees are, then win an election. You should have won in 2016 ... The reality is presidents are presidents for four years, You don’t have a sliding scale of diminished power the closer you get to someone else’s inauguration. ... This is President Trump’s pick and he’s entitled to a vote.” This quote is from Trey Gowdy, the former Republican House Oversight Committee chairman, in an interview on “Fox & Friends.”

The unbelievable hypocrisy of the modern Republican Party is something to behold.

They stand for nothing except maintaining their hold on power, and then using that power to enrich themselves through massive tax cuts, engage in corporate socialism (plenty of handouts for Wall Street), and placing young conservative judges on the federal bench (some of whom have never tried a case in their life). All this while only winning the popular vote in a presidential election once since 1988, that one being George W. Bush in 2004 following the "swiftboating" of John Kerry.

It isn't just Trump, it is the entire Republican Party and they need to go at every single level of government. Their silence against the abuses of power we witness on what seems to be a daily basis makes them all complicit and our only recourse is to make ourselves heard loud and clear at the ballot box this year.

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sdm817

That Trey Gowdy is a smart guy. His quote is the only sensible part of the letter.

wran

Democrats: I'll see your hypocrisy and raise 2. Republicans: Call. Independents Both of you are full of you know what.

panda599

Biden stated at the time, in 2016 “I made it absolutely clear that I would go forward with a confirmation process as [Senate Judiciary] chairman, even a few months before a presidential election if the nominee were chosen with the advice, and not merely the consent, of the Senate, just as the Constitution requires.”

This is the complete opposite what he argued on the Senate floor back 1992. - Truly the biggest hypocrite of them all.

Also Interesting how it doesn't seem to bother the democrats that one of his family members are raking in tens of millions of dollars from China, Ukraine and Russia just to name a few.

Greg F

Great selectivity of what you state for the subject. I need to remind you of Lindsay (Mr. Contradiction, himself) of his position on the SCOTUS nomination and that he now is 100% opposite. Hypocrite much? https://thehill.com/homenews/media/517247-video-of-lindsey-graham-arguing-against-nominating-a-supreme-court-justice-in

pdl603

Greggie, Wheezy is running for president not Lindsay.

Greg F

Piddle trump is a mysoginistic racist adulterer that pays porn stars while his wife nurses the baby upstairs and has massive questionable tax problems and peeps at nude minors. You have zip.

Greg F

Here's more about your GOP senators and their hypocrisy...that you conveniently seem to overlook. Go ahead...watch it...you won't...we all know that much. https://time.com/5892574/senate-republicans-supreme-court-vote/

Dwasserba

"It isn't just Trump, it is the entire Republican Party and they need to go at every single level of government." Bold and true. And so sad for America.

veritas

Agreed. This is exactly what the United States needs... to be governed top to bottom by single party ultra-progressive firebrands like, you know, California, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, New York, et al. Yessiree Bob, when Republicans are extinct, that will be one bright day indeed for America.

phydeaux994

Hmmm, last 5 Administrations, 2 highly successful, 1 unsuccessful, 2 DISASTERS by the 2 worst Presidents in HISTORY. Figure it out veritas.

phydeaux994

Two Republican Presidents elected by a contrived voting system designed in 1787 to keep America a slave owning Country forever to appease the Southern States so they would ratify the Constitution have turned our Country into a Racially divided Dictatorship designed to turn a majority of American citizens into powerless second-class serfs serving a mentally deranged madman and his Republican enablers. GOD help us.

Blueline

Well that's a stretch. Forever? Do you consider the US a slave owning country today?

Hayduke2

Exactly Blueline, that is why the EC is outdated and needs to be revisited. It's original purpose is no longer valid.

Greg F

Way to take things out of context bluebell.

phydeaux994

Blueline, the Electoral College and the 3/5 Compromise went hand in hand. The 3/5 Compromise allowed States to count their slaves as population and the Electoral College used population, not individual votes, to elect the President. Shazam!! Slaves voted for President. After slavery ended, and it took a Civil War to end it Blueline, the 3/5 Compromise was purged from the Constitution but not the EC because the Conservatives thought it might be useful for them down the road!!!!?? How can a fair voting system elect a President in a landslide while he loses the popular vote???? Rediculous.

gabrielshorn2013

Phy, it is up to the individual States to determine how their electoral votes are apportioned. So far only one state does that. There is nothing to stop the other states, Republican or Democrat majority, from doing the same. They all still do "winner take all". Why is that?

phydeaux994

And how do those States determine which Candidate gets ALL the Electoral Votes?? Surprise, Surprise.....by MAJORITY VOTE. How stupid is that. The shameful, Racist ELECTORAL COLLEGE has done horrible damage to our Country. And you want four more years of the SLIMEBALL that has done most of that damage. Have you been watching and listening the last five years gab?? How about the last five DAYS?? Not enough for you YET??

gabrielshorn2013

I'll note that you failed to respond to the question I posed to you. Instead you go on a TDS rant. Once again, I didn't vote for Trump in '16, and won't in '20. Jo Jorgenson in '20.

phydeaux994

I don’t know gab, now you answer mine, which you never do, you just put up a bunch of links and a three paragraph explanation. The Electoral College is a serious blemish on our Founding Fathers and it may not have kept America a slave owning Nation forever but it certainly has kept our Country a Hater and Oppressor of the Black Race and minorities. Deny that.

gabrielshorn2013

That is your opinion phy, and you are certainly entitled to it. Your thesis was, and continues to be that the EC was only established to maintain slavery. That is false. I have repeatedly told you, and given you references to the statements from the smaller states (DE, SC, NH) that they did not want to be overwhelmed by the larger states (VA, PA, NY, MA, and NC). The "vote disparity" is not due to the House, where population is considered. It is due to the Senate, where small states truly have parity with the large states. If you do not believe that it is fair, the Constitution offers a way to change that. Get after it.

phydeaux994

And so explain to me how the EC has helped any small States, ever. In 1787 there were 13 States, all small. Seems like the EC and the 3/5 Compromise turned Virginia into the largest State that elected 4 of the first 5 Presidents and elected the President of the United States for 32 of the first 36 years of the Nation. And the EC elected the most horrible President in the History of the Nation. Didn’t the “Debate” tonight make you cry for our Country? What a terrible JOKE the EC has pulled on America. Are we better off now then we were on January 20, 2017 at 11:59 a.m.? BTW, a vote for Jo Jorgensen is a vote for Trump. Have at it gab.

gabrielshorn2013

If you cannot see how parity in the Senate helps small states, there is no use in continuing this conversation. Your bigotry is noted. Please explain how voting for a candidate that reflects my values is a vote for anyone else. Or is this just another of your addled attempts at an insult?

phydeaux994

No gab, I don’t understand the EC and you can’t name one Election that it elected a President from a small State. The old jsk ruse of “if you are too stupid to understand it, it’s no use me trying to explain it to you”. YOU CAN’T explain it because it’s BS. Explain how the Founding Fathers knew in 1787 about the East Coast West Coast Big Cities Rural America phenomenon. Give it a try gab, it’ll be good for a chuckle. And a vote for a third Party is a vote for Trump. Remember 2000 and Ralph Nader??? VOTE FOR AMERICA gab!!!

awteam2000

Lindsey Graham has said multiple times that if a vacancy opened up in the run-up to a presidential election, he would hold off on confirmation.

"I want you to use my words against me. If there's a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said, 'Let's let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination,' " he said in 2016 shortly after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. "And you could use my words against me and you'd be absolutely right."

Well, we are 38 days away from the next election, not 10 months. Unmistakably hypocrisy!

pdl603

Funny how RBG said the same thing and Bradley didn’t have anything bad to say about that. Bradley, is just a sore loser, low info Party member and someone whose head will explode with four more years of President Trump at the helm.

Hayduke2

I'd be willing to bet the education/information levels of Democrats against the Trump supporters anytime bro.

pdl603

Hey prat, do ever check out anything you read in NYT or WAPO or hear on CNN or MSNBC for accuracy? Apparently, not based on your comments, o yes I’ll take that bet.

Hayduke2

I do - often use bbc, pbs, npr and others. Willing to bet you don’t.

bosco

Would that be the MSNBC whose talking head had to help Biden remember what he was talking about?

[ninja]

Greg F

I'll take PEW Research's view...and the view that is common knowledge that red states are overwhelmingly less educated than blue states https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/22/democrats-more-educated-republicans-pew-research-c/

Greg F

Funny, piddle, how your senators overwhelmingly didn't want it in 2016 https://time.com/5892574/senate-republicans-supreme-court-vote/

pdl603

deflect much greggie?

Reader1954

democrats are just sore losers

Greg F

That's such a well thought out response there. You should frame it.

niceund

I think if this writer changed his capital R to a capital D, he would have the correct observation. You can't run from video of democratic hypocrisy.

bosco

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] niceund. [ninja]

Greg F

Tell that to McConnel and Graham. Never been this rushed in history.

public-redux

“Depublican”

That sounds about right. No point in sullying the name of the formerly Grand Old Party.

Greg F

Gaggle Of Pigs....more like it.

JerryR

Pure TDS...

Hayduke2

Hey Republicans - here is what was said in 2016. This is the textbook definition of HYPOCRISY from the new Republican party ( because they sure aren't the reasoned party of the near past ). https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-every-republican-senator-has-said-about-filling-a-supreme-court-vacancy-in-an-election-year RUN from this boys.

Greg F

GOP hypocrisy, anyone....Bueller...anyone...Lindsay Graham...McConnell...GOP Senate..anyone... https://time.com/5892574/senate-republicans-supreme-court-vote/

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