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Conservative Review, by Nate Madden

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Posted By:Tianne, 1/9/2017 5:49:44 AM

Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation is shaping up to be a political circus act as sources indicate Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa, (D, 66%) is expected to announce a special panel “to examine Sen. Sessions’ history on civil rights.” But in reality, the panel will only serve as a platform for smears, rumor, and spin. A special panel would go directly against the Iowa Republican’s previously expressed goal of avoiding the disaster confirmation hearings for President George W. Bush’s Attorney General John Ashcroft. In a statement in November, Grassley referred to Ashcroft’s confirmation hearings as a “reckless campaign that snowballed into

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/9/2017 5:54:26 AM     (No. 11100682)

Yet more proof that they don´t call them the Stupid Party for nothing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/9/2017 6:01:10 AM     (No. 11100686)

And yet they had no problem loving one of their own, Grand Dragon Robert Byrd.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KatieJo, 1/9/2017 7:06:21 AM     (No. 11100731)

Grassley may be a wobbly RINO, but he used to be a good man. I guess he´s been in DC too long, but he is still susceptible to pressure. I have dealt with him before and had an impact. I suggest that anyone who really cares about this call his office. It would likely make the difference.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/9/2017 7:25:28 AM     (No. 11100745)

Republicans still do not know how to lead....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: daisymay, 1/9/2017 7:46:50 AM     (No. 11100762)

Maybe Trump will call them into his office and rip them a good one on how to get his people confirmed. Anytime John Lewis is on a Panel, it means he will go on and on and on about Civil Rights. Jeesh! He seems to be doing all right for himself! I don´t see anyone holding him back! Get over it! Jeff Sessions is a good and decent man and he will be a great AG. Confirm him without all the theatrics!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jawone, 1/9/2017 9:48:26 AM     (No. 11100912)

This is a no-win situation for Grassley -- if he refuses to give the haters their own panel and fleeting moment of fame, it just gives the enemedia something to scream about. Grassley´s bigger problem is that the Judiciary Committee has long been a magnet for demagogues -- on both sides. (He has clowns like Graham and Flake, and the Dems have such towering figures of integrity and legal excellence as Crooked Dianne Feinstein and Al the genius Frankewn.). The best bet is to give them a lousy TV time, let them rant, and make sure that Cruz and Lee are on hand to correct the record. A stronger chairman would handle the matter by asking the oppo panel before they start if they have enough play-doh, coloring books, safety pins and hug-blankets to get them through their false witness smears-gabord against the good man Senator Sessions.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: saguni, 1/9/2017 10:34:37 AM     (No. 11100978)

Take names and record the questions. When the tide turns--and it always does--in 4, 8, or 12 years, pull out those notes.

Subject their nominees to the exact same witch hunt.

So, "In 2017, Sen. Blowhard asked Sen. Sessions in his confirmation hearing, ´when did you stop beating your wife?´ I now ask you, sir, when did you??"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/9/2017 10:38:40 AM     (No. 11100985)

Right #2. Also, don´t forget that Hillary used the ´´N´´ word, as well as ´´FJB´´.

Democrats display their hypocrisy again!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/9/2017 10:44:27 AM     (No. 11101000)

Ashcroft was accused of racism, remwmber?
And Ashcroft failed to point out that he was a member of a black church in the D.C. area, because he was not comfortable with a typical white, protestant church. (his father was a pastor of a pentecostal church, which Ashcroft grew up in.)
Sessions will fight back. But the Democratic senators who previously loved him, will be as cowardly as Comey.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dwa, 1/9/2017 11:22:33 AM     (No. 11101071)

Just another example of the lack of backbone in these old RHINOs. Every one of them who have been there more than 12 years should be removed at their next election. Trump´s problems will come more from these old GOPe´s than from the Democrats.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/9/2017 1:53:15 PM     (No. 11101348)

I would be very surprised if Grassley allowed this. People should contact him, if so, and let him know he would be well advised to change his mind if he wants to keep his job.

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