July 13, 2009, - 11:45 am

Hopeless GOP Hopes Only Half of Its 40 Senators Vote No on Sonia From the Block

By Debbie Schlussel
We all know the Republican Party–especially those in the U.S. Congress–are woefully entrenched in a bottomless downward spiral.
Today’s hearings on President Barack Hussein Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a/k/a So-So are a demonstration of how far the “loyal opposition” has fallen.
Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that Republicans hope that at least 23 Senators vote “no” on Justice J-Lo. But there are 40 Republicans in the Senate. It’s pretty pathetic when you only hope that half of your flock will go your way. That means the Grand Ghould Party will struggle just to get half of its members to say no to this uber-liberal, something that should be a no-brainer for all of them, even the liberals like Olympia Snowe and Susan “Constipation Voice” Collins of Maine.

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Opponents of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court suggested they would consider it a victory if more than half of the Senate’s 40 Republicans voted against her in this week’s confirmation hearing, as the GOP grapples with how aggressively to challenge the nominee.
Many Republicans said they viewed 23 “no” votes as a benchmark, because that would be one more than Chief Justice John Roberts received in 2005 and would reflect a significant protest vote.

The article claims the GOP hopes for a Democrat or two to say no on So-So. But I’m not holding my breath. The Republicans are so wounded, in such a political coma, that they will likely not get a single Democrat to vote no on So-So and are hoping for only half of their own to say “nay” on Sonia from the Block. Pathetic. This isn’t a loyal opposition or a check on the majority. This is–as I like to say–the equivalent of an insect urinating on the Senate floor. Unless you have a microscope and are looking in precisely the right place, no-one will notice. It’s the sound of one-hand clapping.
Contrast this with the 1987 Ronald Reagan nomination of Judge Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although Bork–a brilliant legal mind skyscrapers above that of So-So in every single way–had his nomination go down in flames, Democrats had party discipline. They voted uniformly against Bork and carried some Republicans with them.
Yes, the Democrats in contemporary decades have been strong in their uniformity against conservatives with great qualifications for the highest bench and in favor of liberals with lackluster ones. Republicans? Well, if your life depended on it, I wouldn’t rely on them to save you from a burning building.
They would have to first take a poll and find out how it would look in the eyes of illegal aliens and traditional Democrat voting blocs who won’t vote for them no matter what.
This is why I am not a Republican (and in the late ’80s I won the “Outstanding Teen Age Republican in the Nation” award). I am a conservative. But we don’t have a party. And it looks like our new titular leader is an uber-selfish airhead with boundless ambition and equally boundless emptiness and ignorance.
And that’s why I don’t look for today’s GOP So-So hopes to only get half of its members to vote no to change any time in the next eight years.
We only keep going down from here.
Today, Justice J-Lo. Tomorrow, Justices Diddy and “Bruno.”

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(Graphic from the Wall Street Journal)

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17 Responses

Don’t forget President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.
Let’s kick back a Brawndo!

cirrus1701 on July 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm

We are living in the age of apathy, ignorance, and self preservation.

wolf2012 on July 13, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Yup.
Sen. Graham already assured sotomayor she would get the nomination provided she didn’t have some sort of meltdown.
Loyal opposition indeed.

tatosian on July 13, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Sen. Sessions sounded like he “gets it” and made that clear in what he bloviated to start the dissent. Then Hatch seemed to get it (wonder how he can break away from dealing with the NCAA playoffs next January?).
You are no doubt correct about the Republicans, major wafflers/traitor of the Constitution–but if they want to have a chance to make a point, to begin to STAND for something again, this losing process should a repeat of the dissent that was given to the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas–only it is legit this time. It should be relentless, and keep the issues–the CONSTITUTION, the rule of law, not legislating from the bench, not justifying quota preferences, etc–FRONT and CENTER. But, in the end most will play the suck up game and vote for this unqualified dolt, anyway.

BB on July 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm

To the people of South Carolina…FIRE THAT ELITE MEMBER GRAHMNESTY! FIRE HIM NOW YOU PEOPLE IN MYRTLE BEACH, CHARLESTON, GREENVILLE AND COLUMBIA! AND WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, YOU CAN DO THE SAME TO THAT PLAYA GUBNOR Y’ALL HAVE!
RON PAUL/CHUCK BALDWIN 2012!!!!!!!

NEPatriot on July 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Debbie–
The only bright spot here, if you can call it that, is that after Kelo v New London, it is inconceivable that the Court can get any worse, no matter who is on it.
Kelo was probably the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.
Nine Sotomayors could do no worse.

Red Ryder on July 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Off topic but worth a mention anyway—
“Moscow circus presents monkeys as Jews”
( http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3745700,00.html )

tatosian on July 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Also – Witnesses Announced For Sotomayor Hearing
http://judiciary.senate.gov/

tatosian on July 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Justice J-Lo?
How is that not racist?
[S: 1) SINCE WHEN IS PUERTO RICAN A RACE? 2) WHEN SHE IS PICKED SOLELY B/C SHE IS A FEMALE PUERTO RICAN FROM THE S. BRONX (A LA J-LO) AND THEY SHAMELESSLY TELL US SO, IT IS FAIR GAME. IDENTITY POLITICS BREEDS IDENTITY POLITICS. I ADDRESSED THIS ON THIS SITE A LONG TIME AGO.
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2009/05/so-so_sonia_fro.html
GET A CLUE. DS]

sirkowski on July 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Leftist mag Slate engages in gutter politics against Frank Ricci!
http://www.slate.com/id/2222087/
if you ask me, Ricci should run against New Haven, CT’s illegal alien ass kissing “Mayor” Juan Carlos Perez DeCuellar DeStefano! Then again, New Haven is home to leftist elite college Yale!

NEPatriot on July 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Sirkowski–
OK, I’ll bite…
How is comparing one Puerto Rican woman to another “racist”?
Consider that Sotomayor’s entire appeal here is that she is Puerto Rican. She surely is not the most qualified jurist otherwise available in the entire US.
Absent her race, she wouldn’t have been noticed. SO–who is the racist?

Red Ryder on July 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm

The Republican party is over with. No wonder the real minds have left the party. It isn’t strong enough. The GOP is in last throes. But oh well when the people vote for Presidents (Bush and Obama) who just print more money, then we all know the end of the country is coming soon.
Well Justice So-So “Better Conclusion” will bring her activism to the Supreme Court. Hopefully, KING HUSSEIN COBRAMA will only replace liberals and his effect is somewhat thwarted.
NEPatriot that Slate article is intellectually dishonest. The author is equating a disability like dyslexia to being born of a certain color. Having dyslexia is a medical condition recognized by medical professions. Being born of certain pigmentation is not a disability. Obviously the Left has no regard for people of color that she compares minorities as disabled. Now who is the real racist?
By the way Debbie, I know you could say “I told you so” about Sarah Palin. You haven’t written an article about her resignation. Hmmmm….? Alan Keyes just wrote an article on Sarah Palin about her being derelict in duty. He is being attacked by the Palinbots. I am looking forward to your assessment on her actions.

californiascreaming on July 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

“NEPatriot that Slate article is intellectually dishonest. The author is equating a disability like dyslexia to being born of a certain color. Having dyslexia is a medical condition recognized by medical professions. Being born of certain pigmentation is not a disability. Obviously the Left has no regard for people of color that she compares minorities as disabled. Now who is the real racist?”
calscreaming, you are on the money on this one. Same could be said for people with Autism like myself. Though I have a borderline diagnosis–perhaps drive by those injections I got at a younger age, everytime I go into the Dept of Social Services, I get very depressed. And in terms of that article, it amounts to DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER of the Mr. Ricci/
And in my past comment I called for Paul/Baldwin 2012…well I am throwing Ambassador Keyes in for the Constitution Party as well!!

NEPatriot on July 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Debbie, most everything happening now is a disgrace and the politicians are just getting warmed up. If I find another young America out there we should move, as you are an extremely cute person.

Anonymous1 on July 13, 2009 at 10:23 pm

It does look like the time is coming when the Republican Party will have to look for burial plot. As it stands, I do not see them lasting long after the 2012 election as a major party.

Worry01 on July 14, 2009 at 3:20 am

I see that the nomination of Sotomayor mirrors the Obama profile in the sense that they both are not the best qualified candidates, but somehow their “inspirational” backgrounds and smooth talk dupe dumb people into putting them on an altar. In my view, both are equally full of hot air. It’s easy to see why Obama nominated her. Her “wise latina” comment is ridiculous and I think it really paints her in her true colors.
OTOH I like what I have read about Regina Benjamin, Obama’s nominate for surgeon general. She appears to be the real thing and not just an empty suit. What you think?

Luis form Mexico on July 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Any Senator that votes for this racist bigot should be asked if they would vote to put David Duke on the Supreme Court as well.

ScottyDog on July 15, 2009 at 3:07 pm

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