Sen. Comm. Pushes Sessions Thru to Full Vote

Jeff Sessions will be a terrible Attorney General. (I've written about him many times, I'm not spending any more keyboard strokes than I have to on him.)

The Senate passed him through committee today.

These are the views of the man about to become Attorney General (from his grilling of Justice Sotomeyer during her nomination hearing.) His best quote (although the munchkin s too brainless to realize it applies to him):

I want to be clear:

I wil1 not vote for-and no senator should vote for-an individual nominated by any President who is not fully committed to fairness and impartia1ity towru·d every person who appears before them.[More...]

Here's his comment in context.

Down the other path lies a Brave New World where words have no true meaning and judges are free to decide what facts they choose to see. In this world, a judge is free to push his or her own
political or social agenda. I reject that view, and Americans reject that view.

We have seen Federal judges force their own political and social agenda on the Nation, dictating that the words "under God" be removed
from the Pledge of Allegiance and barring students from even private-even silent prayer in schools.

Judges have dismissed the people's right to their property, saying the Government can take a person's home for the purpose of developing
a private shopping center.

Judges have - contrary to longstanding rules of war - created a right for terrorists, captured on a foreign battlefield, to sue the United States Government in our own country.

Judges have cited foreign laws, world opinion, and a United Nations resolution to determine that a State death penalty law was unconstitutional.

I am afraid our system will only be further corrupted, I have to say, as a result of President Obama's views that in tough cases, the critical ingredient for a judge is the "depth and breadth of one's empathy," as well as, his word, "their broader vision of what America should be."

Like the American people, I have watched this process for a number of years, and I fear that this "empathy standard" is another step down the road to a liberal activist, results-oriented, and
relativistic world where laws lose their fixed meaning, unelected judges set policy, Americans are seen as members of separate groups rather than as simply Americans, and where the constitutional
limits on Government power are ignored when politicians want to buy out private companies. So we have reached a fork in the road, I think, and there are stark differences.

I want to be clear:

I wil1 not vote for-and no senator should vote for-an individual nominated by any President who is not fully committed to fairness and impartiality toward every person who appears before them. (my emphasis)

(Availble on lexis.com, it's 1208 pages and security is locked so you can't cut, paste or print it. I had to take a screen grab of this particular page, save it as jpg and then Adobe and then OCR it.

As for drug laws, if you get a chance watch the you tube clip of his marijuana remarks, saying good people don't smoke marijuana. He is a deplorable on immigration.

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    ... is emblematic of the very worst that Southern politics has to offer.

    What did someone say about Jefferson Davis? (none / 0) (#4)
    by jondee on Wed Feb 01, 2017 at 12:18:17 PM EST
    "as cold as a lizard, and as ambitious as Lucifer".

    Be careful who you name your kids after.


    all our yesterdays (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by jondee on Wed Feb 01, 2017 at 12:57:49 PM EST
    have lighted fools the way to dusty death.

    Yeah man... (none / 0) (#7)
    by kdog on Wed Feb 01, 2017 at 01:08:48 PM EST
    and my rule of thumb is the more roman numerals after the name, the douchier the recipient of said roman-numeraled name is.

    Please tell me there is no JBS IV...or I'm gonna need an I.V.!!


    Let the GOP (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Feb 01, 2017 at 11:30:58 AM EST
    own a neo confederate like Sessions. They are really just showing the entire country who they are. I'm quite sure all the Republicans will vote for him.

    In the words of the late great... (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Wed Feb 01, 2017 at 11:42:48 AM EST
    Muhammad Ali...I'm a baaadddd maaannnn!!!

    What has Ali got to do with it? (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by MKS on Wed Feb 01, 2017 at 12:58:14 PM EST
    He has nothing in common with Sessions.  

    K-dog, I am not in agreement with you that all Republicans and Democrats are alike....and only the pure Leftist Libertarians are worth anything.

    You seem amused by this whole Trump sh*tshow.  

    I am not amused.



    Lighten up my friend... (none / 0) (#8)
    by kdog on Wed Feb 01, 2017 at 01:14:44 PM EST
    It's a joke, maybe too much of an inside joke...that Jeff Sessions thinks my people, the potheads, are bad people.  Hence, I am a bad man.

    I'm not amused by this horror show, but I am not above or below seeing the humor in this horror show.  Or any horror show in this millennia old human tragic comedy.  Call it a coping mechanism, if you will.


    By Sessions' lights, (none / 0) (#9)
    by KeysDan on Wed Feb 01, 2017 at 03:07:35 PM EST
    marijuana is enemy No. 1.  And, Sessions is quite the joker about it all: "the KKK was OK until I found out they smoked pot;"  " good people don't smoke marijuana;"  "Marijuana can't be safer than alcohol because Lady Gaga says she's addicted to it, and its harmless."

     Maybe Sessions tried pot once upon a time and found it to be a gateway drug--a gateway to his ignorance.  

    Parody and satire were always difficult with Trump and his crowd. Hard to top the real thing. And, humor as a coping mechanism is getting more difficult as well.

     For any president other than Trump, it would be troubling that so many Americans are frightened and scared of him and what he might do. And, it is not just because their candidate lost and someone like Romney won. The fear is palpable.