The Schumer Doctrine

First there was the Biden Doctrine.

Then-Senator, Joe Biden, intoned in 1992 that President George H.W. Bush should “not name a nominee until after the November election is completed.”

Even more, the Senate Judicial Committee “should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until AFTER the political campaign season is over.” [Emphasis mine.]

In other words, if a vacancy arose on the Court during an election year, the current president should take a pass on nominating a replacement and defer to the newly-elected president.

In 2007, Chuck Schumer embraced the Biden Doctrine, doubling down on their obstructionist philosophy in this speech to the American Constitution Society…

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God help us find another Scalia

Justice Sonia Sotomayo demands more diversity on the Supreme Court.

Says the justice:

“I … think there is a disadvantage from having (five) Catholics, three Jews, everyone from an Ivy League school.”

I have a legitimate question for the Justice Sotomayo: why?

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Reactions to the Supreme Court’s (so-called) gay marriage decision

“Some will rejoice in today’s decision, and some will despair at it; that is the nature of a controversy that matters so much to so many. But the Court has cheated both sides, robbing the winners of an honest victory, and the losers of the peace that comes from a fair defeat. We owed both of them better. I dissent.” — Justice Anthony Scalia

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3 positive take-away points from yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling

I oppose Obamacare. It is an immoral piece of legislative chutzpah that hides taxpayer-funded abortion in its 2700 pages of Rube Goldberg-inspired legalese. It has led to the imposition of services on Catholics and other people of faith that force them to violate their conscience or face severe sanctions from the State. And it was sold as a way to reduce our federal deficits. It turns out, according to the Congressional Budget Office, that the president and his party were wrong. Obamacare is going to bust our already shattered bank and grind us into the scrap heap of history. Nonetheless, there are three positives that I believe will flow from yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court decision …

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The Obamacare “no tax” con

Obamacare stands. In a narrow 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the key “mandate” provision. The mandate is the funding engine of this sprawling piece of legislation. The public was never presented with a faithful account of what was in this bill. Rather, it was sold with smoke and mirrors. It was based on a con …

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The risk to the nation if the Court strikes down the Obamacare Mandate

We’re faced with three possible outcomes as the Supreme Court weighs the Obamacare Mandate. The Court could uphold the mandate and Obamacare just as it is. The Court can strike down the entire Obamacare piece of legislation, all 2700 pages of it. Or they can strike down the mandate only, while retaining the rest of the legislation. It is this last possibility that is troubling …

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Should morality be the basis for legislation?

By Tom Quiner Judge Vaughn Walker says no.  He’s the judge in California who struck down Proposition 8 which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The openly gay jurist said; “A private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite-sex couples is not a proper basis for legislation.” It’s…

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