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....
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 The Five Precepts of the Romish Church, 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?
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%).
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., Cooperative Research and Extension Services 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., Cooperative Research and Extension Services 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.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- (Obama's top 10 accomplishments -- according to Obama) #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.
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!"
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.
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.