Thursday, April 23, 2015

Loretta Lynch Finally Got A Vote!

About damn time. The Senate confirms U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

We can finally have a replacement. Eric Holder will finally retire. Holder was a scourge of the Republicans and his departure will not be missed among them.

Republicans now will have a new scourge. The first Black woman to be appointed the U.S. Attorney General is confirmed finally after 5 months of waiting. With partisan trickery, Mitch The Majority Turtle (R-KY) finally got the ball rolling on this.

Over 166 days. A damn shame.

But in the minds of Republicans, it's payback.

Then majority leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) pushed the nuclear option. It ended the filibuster rule when it came to nominees who were stalled by senators who refused to vote on confirmation.

He tried to do a gesture of goodwill by allowing the new Congress to take up the Lynch vote. He made a grave mistake.
What will the Majority Leader stall next?
The Turtle vowed to get back at the president and Reid by stalling legislation and nominees. He knows that in the few years left of President Barack Obama's term, more controversial bills, a federal judge appointment or Supreme Court justice could become an issue. He'll run the clock out at his own peril.

Lynch was a relatively safe choice. But to the racist right, she's a radical Black racist.

Lynch was confirmed by the Senate by a 56-43 vote, making her the first African-American woman to serve in this position.

Despite the partisan bitching from the agitators, Lynch did sail through the needed votes.

Nine Republicans and the Turtle finally got Lynch confirmed.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Now who's up for reelection are Ayotte, Kirk, Johnson and Portman. They are going to be top priority for the Democrats. The Democrats have a chance in Illinois and Wisconsin. But the other two are going to be pretty damn difficult.

The whining began when Lynch agreed with the president over his executive order. The executive order was to grant illegal immigrants living in the country for five years to get a reprieve.

Those three nitwits (aka The Stallmigos) along with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) voted against Lynch.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) either voted against or didn't show up for the vote. Worthless politicos.

Can't wait to see what happens if one of these nitwits become president. The Democrats are going to make them suffer.

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