Jeff Sessions shunned, slandered by longtime Senate Democrat collaborators
Senate Democrats are poised to throw away 20 years of friendship and a bipartisan working relationship with Sen. Jeff Sessions to wreak political vengeance on him this week as they consider his nomination for attorney general.
Highlighting the deep partisan divide and the bad blood between Democratic lawmakers and President-elect Donald Trump, the same senators who have socialized and co-authored reams of legislation with Mr. Sessions are under pressure from liberal interest groups to air accusations that he is a racist, a sexist and a homophobe....
This is not a bad review of a book about Barack Obama's Legacy. As the author pointed out it is still too early to determine what it's going to be. It does a pretty good job of pointing out where Obama fell down in getting what he wanted.ūüĎé
Who knows? Perhaps president Trump we'll build a republican Empire that will last a thousand years? for that matter.
Elaine Kamarck wrote: In the end there are only two ways a president can forge a legacy in U.S. politics: accomplish things with bipartisan support, or nurture his political party so that people are elected who will carry on and protect his accomplishments. Obama‚Äôs legacy is in trouble because he did neither. For him, the first path was difficult‚ÄĒand some would say impossible. He faced a Republican Party controlled by extremists determined to undermine him at all costs....
...Obama‚Äôs current pledge to nurture a new generation of leaders(through his foundation) and his support for former Attorney General Eric Holder‚Äôs campaign to fight gerrymandering are signs that he has come to the realization that his legacy depends on politics after all.....
--[URL=https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2018/04/06/the-fragile-legacy-of-barack-obama/]]] The fragile legacy of Barack Obama[/URL]
If I had seen this article earlier it would be something else I could have added about Obama -- unfortunately it applies to other presidents as well
Bill Moyer's & Company wrote: MIKE LOFGREN: It is the big story of our time. It is, I would say, the red thread that runs through the history of the last three decades. [and more!] It's how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion of our civil liberties, and perpetual war. ..... ... somehow, Obama can go into Libya. He can assassinate US citizens. He can collect all our phone records without a buy or a leave from anyone. He can even bring down a jet carrying a president of a sovereign country without asking anyone's permission. And no one seems to connect the two, the failure of our visible constitutional state and this other government that operates according to no constitutional rules or any constraint by the governed.
Penny, Senator Sessions was probably not a good pick, but perhaps time will tell something differently. This copy of the late 19th Century Senate of the "Gilded Age," isn't particularly amusing but does add some entertainment.
"The Hill" wrote: Immediately after Trump tapped him, Warren told her colleagues ‚Äúthere can be no compromise with racism; no negotiation with hate,‚ÄĚ a reference to allegedly racist statements Sessions made decades ago as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.
That call to arms put pressure on other Democrats to put up a fight against Trump‚Äôs nominees and led to one of the most contentious nomination process in recent memory. Only five of Trump‚Äôs Cabinet nominees had been confirmed as of Wednesday afternoon. President Obama had 12 confirmed at the same point in his first term, and President George W. Bush had 14.
---[URL=http://tinyurl.com/j223emp]]]Warren seizes spotlight after GOP rebuke[/URL]
Perhaps the Congressional channels on cable are getting more viewers now. This seem to got the bases for both parties fired up, not a supporter of either, I remain tepid.
You can relax, Penny, entirely on party lines, Sessions got confirmed. Time to reread Twain's "Gilded Age"?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Slander is in the eye of the beholder [URL=http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/politics/elizabeth-warren-silenced/]]]Silencing Elizabeth Warren backfires on Senate GOP[/URL]. Interesting opinions about Senator Sessions.
only interesting opinions are those that are factual, as videos resurfaced of sessions being thanked by MLK's wife.
ms. pochantas still cannot prove her ownself convincingly to people.
the problem they had with sessions is he will deliver justice color-blind.
no identity politics.
and here comes a trail of information regarding child trafficking that goes way up the chain, lets not forget hastings.
and here comes the trail of abortions and a nation that is ready to end it.
the problem they had with sessions is that they want abortion and their spirit cooking friends to have their parties.
Slander is in the eye of the beholder [URL=http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/politics/elizabeth-warren-silenced/]]]Silencing Elizabeth Warren backfires on Senate GOP[/URL]. Interesting opinions about Senator Sessions.
Michael Gryboski wrote: Fresh off of a presidential campaign that stressed bringing the country together, Obama opted to select Saddleback Church lead pastor Rick Warren to give the benediction prayer at the 2009 inauguration.
---[URL=http://www.christianpost.com/news/10-times-barack-obama-pleased-evangelicals-172965/page2.html]]]10 Times Barack Obama Pleased Evangelicals[/URL] that did? At least he wasn't a Catholic and it was a "he." Point #9 also is very bad! [URL=http://www.adl.org/religious_freedom/resource_kit/faith_based_initiative.asp]]]The Faith-Based Initiative and ‚ÄėCharitable Choice‚Äô: Harmful to Religious Liberty and Civil Rights[/URL]
Michael Gryboski wrote: Despite the major outcry over the nightmarish conditions of Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic, the White House initially declined to comment on the case when asked about it, especially in light of Obama's history of opposing legislation mandating that a doctor save the life of a baby who survives an abortion.
---[URL=http://www.christianpost.com/news/10-times-barack-obama-disappointed-evangelicals-172963/page2.html]]]10 Times Barack Obama Disappointed Evangelicals[/URL] Hmm, the above is a good list.
John Yurich USA wrote: The majority of Catholics in the United States are not pro homo. Only liberal Catholics in the United States are pro homo. Conservative Catholics in the United States are against homosexuality,...
Pew Research wrote: Regardless of age, seven-in-ten Catholics ‚Äď whose church teaches that homosexual behavior is ‚Äúintrinsically disordered‚ÄĚ ‚Äď say that homosexuality should be accepted by society, a 12-percentage-point increase since 2007. Similar jumps have occurred among mainline Protestants (from 56% to 66%), Orthodox Christians (from 48% to 62%) and members of the historically black Protestant tradition (from 39% to 51%).
Most Mormons and evangelical Protestants still say homosexuality should be discouraged by society...
---[URL=http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/12/18/most-u-s-christian-groups-grow-more-accepting-of-homosexuality/]]]Most U.S. Christian groups grow more accepting of homosexuality[/URL]
Adriel, I suggest you re-read the Gallup poll data in my earlier message.
Jim Lincoln wrote: That means the majority of Catholics are pro-homo, John Y., As you are probably all too well aware, if a Catholic observes the [URL=http://xcjournal.org/the-errors-of-catholicism/precepts-of-the-church/]]]The Five Precepts of the Romish Church[/URL], he's in good standing. This is why Nancy Pelosi is just as good Catholic as Paul Ryan.
The majority of Catholics in the United States are not pro homo. Only liberal Catholics in the United States are pro homo. Conservative Catholics in the United States are against homosexuality, abortion and artificial birth control. And conservative Catholics in the United States believe that liberal Catholic politicians in the United States are not in good standing with the Catholic Church. And conservative Catholics in the United States wish that liberal Catholic politicians and liberal Catholic laity would be told by their Bishops to either fall in line with Catholic teaching and be against abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control or be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Of course advanced countries such as Canada, Australia, and England have universal healthcare
There are major problems in Britain with its "National Health" The most obvious is that it is getting too expensive for tax payers. Now that the generation of "oldies" are flooding the Health service and the young tax payers are getting fewer the balance is getting to be precarious and in the future they will have to think again. Socialism does not work! So stop supporting the Democrats Jim.
All authority comes from God. Government, Law and order, education, defence, and of course 'health' - Today in western nations all authorities and their institutions are failing. Perhaps the end is nearer than we think?
It's obvious not all things that Obama did I disapproved of, point #9 [URL=http://tinyurl.com/j225q5a]]] (Obama's top 10 accomplishments -- according to Obama)[/URL] "9. "More Americans getting health insurance coverage" The main problem with Obamacare, it wasn't Romneycare. Of course advanced countries such as Canada, Australia, and England have universal healthcare [URL=http://tinyurl.com/6rhyyvp]]]If ObamaCare Is So Bad, How Does RomneyCare Survive?[/URL]
Rick Blizzard--Gallup Poll wrote: Looking at the other side of the coin, 44% of Americans are very dissatisfied with the availability of affordable healthcare, and nearly three-fourths (72%) are either somewhat or very dissatisfied. The 44% in the United States who are very dissatisfied with healthcare availability is significantly higher than corresponding figures in either Canada (17%) or Great Britain (25%).
excerpt from, [URL=http://www.gallup.com/poll/8056/healthcare-system-ratings-us-great-britain-canada.aspx]]]Healthcare System Ratings: U.S., Great Britain, Canada[/URL]
Mike, Nebraska may be the most Red State of all the Red States, Missouri may have us beat?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- In this part of world, and I do think New York state is not entirely paved over, have some farms, farmers in Nebraska at least would be unhappy if the USDA was shut down, q.v., [URL=https://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=cooperative_research_extension_services.xml]]] Cooperative Research and Extension Services[/URL] Farmers around here are particularly interested who President Trump is going to pick for Sec. of Ag. It should be noted Nebraska, is brilliant crimson color but even anarchy is not pushed that much. ---
You are correct, NY is not entirely paved at all. Excellent fruit, dairy, and vegetable farms all over the State. Lots of vineyards, and we got maple syrup as well. And I am a fan of the Co-Op Extension Service, located in my county at the County Fair Grounds. Not a fan of paying farmers to not grow crops, however. The USDA is mostly ok, but there should be closed some of the power-mad alphabet agencies who attach to us like leeches. We'd all be better off for it.
Crimson but...? The anarchists are the ones in the blue streets protesting Trump.
Maybe our difference in how we see things is, you judge govt in light of its intention, I judge it in light of its results.
The best way to get balance is to get some moderates in government -- but that won't happen.
Sorry, Mike, I don't accept your hypothesis that the government does no good, or for that matter in the balance it does more harm than good -- though I would agree in some instances it can turn out that way.
In this part of world, and I do think New York state is not entirely paved over, have some farms, farmers in Nebraska at least would be unhappy if the USDA was shut down, q.v., [URL=https://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=cooperative_research_extension_services.xml]]] Cooperative Research and Extension Services[/URL] Farmers around here are particularly interested who President Trump is going to pick for Sec. of Ag. It should be noted Nebraska, is brilliant crimson color but even anarchy is not pushed that much.
By the way, I just emphasize enough the stupidity of [URL=http://tinyurl.com/j225q5a]]] (Obama's top 10 accomplishments -- according to Obama)[/URL] Now, if Obama wanted to be a leader, he could have at least dug in his heels on this and dragged him kicking and screaming into the nonsense of point #2
Demos, aren't going to win pushing this obscenity. I'm going to have to mention that in several later messages as well.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- (Obama's top 10 accomplishments -- according to Obama)[/URL] #3 Bipartisan budget and education deals A rarity, it must have slipped by me. I know the public was sick of Ted Cruz using blackmail tactics in shutting down the government, and the extreme selfishness of the GOP to refuse to do anything with Obama, admittedly something a cold personality to be in politics, even it harmed the nation. So, perhaps the GOP was temporarily tired of "just saying no"?
I look at the so-called shutting down the government like this- Since some kind of damage to the country is done by govt every day, a day shut down would be a day with no damage. Sounds like a plan, don't you think? Besides, the reason the left hates the idea is not that needful services will be lost, but that people will begin to see that their world didn't end after all. The left can't let that happen, so they go on with the stories of Grandma eating dog food and people dying in the street if the millionaires in Washington aren't paid for a day.
To your question "So why do I want a left-wingnut when we have plenty of right-wingnuts in this state."
If you don't like taxes, do like us Plutocrats, do Mike, we have long term capital gains, so the great unwashed (which apparently contains a lot of Evangelicals) can pay them. I admit we of the superior class can give them a benign laugh. :-7
We had our own native Nebraskan come from N.Y., tor run for the Senate, one Bob Kerry (even went to high school with him) of course--in my opinion--he shot himself in both feet before he started out running by supporting the queer movement! In this state we had a state constitutional only recognizing actual, normal marriages.
So why do I want a left-wingnut when we have plenty of right-wingnuts in this state.
Continuing with, [URL=http://tinyurl.com/j225q5a]]] (Obama's top 10 accomplishments -- according to Obama)[/URL]
#3 Bipartisan budget and education deals
A rarity, it must have slipped by me. I know the public was sick of Ted Cruz using blackmail tactics in shutting down the government, and the extreme selfishness of the GOP to refuse to do anything with Obama, admittedly something a cold personality to be in politics, even it harmed the nation. So, perhaps the GOP was temporarily tired of "just saying no"?
"Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk‚ÄĒno action or results. Sad!"
"Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!"
[URL=https://www.thenation.com/article/fifty-years-after-march-selma-everything-and-nothing-has-changed/]]]Selma stinketh- the Nation[/URL]
Fifty Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has Changed
Racism, segregation and inequality persist in this civil-rights battleground.
"Dallas County was the poorest in Alabama last year, with unemployment double the state and national average. More than 40 percent of families live below the poverty line. The violent crime rate is five times the state average. The Alabama Policy Institute named Selma the ‚Äúleast Business-Friendly City‚ÄĚ in the state." Selma- a 3rd world city -Lewis' fault- not Sessions.
From what I see Senator Chuck Schumer had a very good comment. apparently he didn't mention queer rights for once. the nonsense that help do in the Democratic Party and President Obama's Legacy. however Obama's Legacy on queer rights needed to be done in [URL=http://tinyurl.com/jpyo6qz]]]Senator Schumer says Democratic party will recommit to 'Economic Justice'[/URL]
I see he does mention the support of queers. I guess they'll never learn.
FG, as I said President Trump does not have any record on his influence on the economy because he hasn't been President that long. However, one thing I can say is that he is certainly has been good for the stock market-- and that has been quite good for me. for example. So I have nothing at the moment to complain about at all.