It’s the way things are going to be from now on. Theoretically two minority members are supposed to be present when a senate committee forwards a Presidential cabinet nominee to the full senate.Except when they aren’t. This past week.
Supposedly it takes 60 votes to stop a filibuster. Think a Democrats filibuster will prevent the approval of about- -to- be Justice Gorsuch? Along with believing in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy.
He's about to be as I just designated him: Justice Gorsuch.Get over it. You can read on any right wing blog the array of parliamentary maneuvers available to McConnell to end a filibuster without actually "cancelling the right to filibuster".
What Donald wants, Donald will get. For the next 22 months.Or how long it takes us to elect a Democratic majority..
What can we do in the interim? All contributions gratefully received.
o Later, for the criticisms of Pelosi and Schumer. They're perfect.You don't think so? Start thinking so.
o Forget about challenging any incumbent Democrat.For any office. They're also perfect. See above.
o And voting for an "Independent." i.e. throwing away your vote.
o Mobilizing the base? Yawn. Only if that can be done without adding a f
ew more, any votes to the side that beat us in November. If Sam and Emily Member of the Base are unable to realize that they must defeat Trump maybe we're better off if they remain unmobilized
o Demonstrations: Fine . Wonderful . Provided they stay on the sidewalks. Don't stop traffic. End in 47 hours. Max.
Americans are marvellous.sympathetic people. Who sympathize with demonstrators who don't inconvenience them. At all.
o Debate? Is what we do. We let the other side talk. And talk. And talk. We don't chant so they can't be heard. And carry shields and paint our faces and all that childish nonsense.Let the fascists speak. Then answer them. It may be that means we won't be on the 11 O'clock News. Great! Any night that the fascists are on the news and not us is a night we gain votes.
o In summary. Grow up.
edited to correct the last sentence FL