Schumer slammed for citing skin color in vote against white judicial nominee

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer faced a stern rebuke from congressional colleagues for citing skin color in voting against a white federal judge nominee earlier this week.

Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor Wednesday that the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum, a white lawyer who is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Greenville, S.C., “speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum because he’s white. Schumer argued the nomination “speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary.”

He complained that many of Trump’s nominees have been white males. He also complained that Republicans previously held up two black judges nominated under the Obama administration for the position— which The Post and Courier notes has long been vacant.

“It is long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents,” Schumer said. “Having a diversity of views and experience on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”

The senator said that with Quattlebaum’s nomination, the Trump administration was “taking a giant step backwards” in terms of diversity.

Quattlebaum was ultimately confirmed to the district judgeship on Thursday, 69-29.

Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, slammed Schumer for his statements.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday it was actually Schumer’s vote against Quattlebaum that was “a massive step backward.”

While Schumer “is not a racist,” Graham tweeted, “this was an absolutely shameful reason to vote against a very qualified nominee like Marvin Quattlebaum.” He added, “Voting against a highly qualified nominee because of the color of his skin does nothing to bring our country and nation together.”

Sen. Tim Scott, also a Republican serving South Carolina and the GOP’s sole black senator, tweeted, “Perhaps Senate Democrats should be more worried about the lack of diversity on their own staffs than attacking an extremely well-qualified judicial nominee from the great state of South Carolina.”

Breaking: Trump Forces Schumer & Democrats To Surrender, End Shutdown Without Any DACA Concessions

Elder Patriot -For those who have convinced themselves that President Trump is a dunce who doesn’t have a clue how to get things done the following news will shock them to their core.

It appears that Trump got everything he wanted – a continuing resolution to fund the government – while Senate Minority Leader Schumer and the Dems got zip, zero, and nada.

And, here’s the shocking part, the vote was 81-18 to end cloture and move to a vote that Schumer has agreed to provide the votes to pass though likely not with as much bi-partisan support as the vote to end cloture received.  It’s all political posturing and face-saving from here. 

Schumer caved after being pelted by his fellow Democrat senators who were getting crushed back home for promoting the rights of illegal immigrants to be granted amnesty without any givebacks by his side.  In shutting down the government Schumer and the Dems put their support of DACA recipients ahead of paying of our military personnel – including those put in war zones by a Democratic president.

They were also facing their worst nightmare – another ad from Trump detailing how the Dems were reusing to fund the military that they had overseen the depletion of to pre-WWI preparedness levels under Obama.

Trump had already rocked the Dems with the release of this ad over the weekend:

It appears that Schumer is employing the Obama strategy of drawing lines in the sand that he knows he’s not prepared to defend.  In making the announcement that he had folded like a cheap suit, Schumer resorted to drawing another line that he can’t defend when he said, “The Republican majority now has 17 days to prevent the Dreamers from being deported.”

The fact is that’s another artificial deadline and it comes after President Trump delivers his State of the Union speech that he’ll use to lay out his immigration plan – not just his plans for DACA – to the people without the filter of the mainstream media matrix.

Trump refused to fold like previous Republican presidents. And despite negative comments from a number of GOP senators over the weekend – notably Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell – he knew he was holding a winning hand.

Trump was proven right when Susan Collins – a moderate to liberal Republican – put a stop to Schumer’s pointed diatribe against the president when she rose and politely asked Schumer to “Please stop.”

Finally Senate Majority Leader McConnell confirmed that Trump had successfully called Schumer’s bluff when he addressed the Senate before the vote:

“If we learned anything during this process, it’s that a strategy to shut down the federal government over the issue of illegal immigration is something the American people did not understand.”  That was McConnell’s polite way of saying Americans weren’t buying what Schumer was laying down.

“They’ve got no exit strategy.  They have no plan. You really need to ask yourself how does this end, and they really can’t answer that question. They can’t get what they want. They’ve taken a hostage they can’t shoot.”

Majority Whip John Cornyn was more concise when he said:

“I think people realize this is really a dumb move.”

Meanwhile immigrants’ rights groups encourage Democrats to die on this hill with future votes.  One such leader, Frank Sharry, said, “It’s really important Democrats continue to show the backbone they’ve shown to date to ensure this high-stakes move results in bipartisan breakthroughs,” 

President Trump – the low IQ, knuckle dragging, Neanderthal – has taken Chuck Schumer and the Dems to the woodshed and given them a beat down they’d like to forget.

President Trump had expressed his willingness to protect DACA recipients with amnesty but he demanded border security in return – something Americans can wrap their heads around. 

Schumer believed he could snooker Trump like a previous Democratic Congress snookered President Reagan into granting amnesty with a false promise to get to security issues separately. 

Thirty years later we’re still waiting for even the slightest improvement in border security despite the threat of terrorism that has grown in the interim.

Schumer remained unwilling to negotiate on anything other than a standalone DACA bill.  And, like a petulant child with too much power, he shut the government down.

Trump made him pay a steep political price that becomes even more costly the closer to the midterm elections we get.

Deep State Patriot Reveals Contents of House Intelligence Committee Memo: Evidence of Plan to End the United States – Explains Why Schumer Shut it Down!

Elder Patriot – QAnon is reputed to be a patriot with extensive evidence of the Deep State’s war on President Trump.  He took to the Internet yesterday to reveal what will be revealed either directly in the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence memo or as a result of the investigation that will result from it.. 

QAnon’s post requires some explanation but it makes clear that the information detailed in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is going to blow the lid off the treasonous intent of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Obama, the highest levels of his administration, and the entire Democratic Party.

QAnon’s Internet post yesterday exposes all of they key points in their plot to take down the United States.

QAnon begins by asking “Does Sessions have the courage to bring criminal investigations against Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, as well as criminal elements in the DNC, the FBI, and the DOJ?”

He says that if Sessions lacks the nerve after the “Nunes Memo” has been made public, President Trump will be forced to replace him as Attorney General.

He then confirms that the memo is so damning that the entire Russian collusion narrative will be blown out of the water and that the result will:

  • Have Sessions reinstated with full authority including over the Russia probe.
  • Provide undeniable evidence of collusion between the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC.
  • Provide undeniable evidence that Obama administration appointees John Brennan (CIA), James Clapper (DNI), Susan Rice (NSA), James Comey (FBI), and Loretta Lynch (Attorney General) along with many underlings conspired to create a false sense that Donald Trump a Russian plant.
  • Reveal absolute proof that the Obama administration knowingly provided a FISA court with false documentation to obtain the warrant that illegally authorized surveillance of the Trump campaign.

QAnon says their brazen disregard for the law was based on their belief that Hillary was a slam-dunk to be elected and that they would never be held accountable.

The Deep State patriot then outlines the Obama-Clinton 16-year plan to destroy America.  Nothing QAnon posted contradicts a briefing I sat through during Obama’s first term discussing some of the very same issues.

The plan called for a complete infiltration of rogue elements, including Muslim Brotherhood operatives – elected and appointed – throughout every level of government.

The multi-point plan called for:

  • Leaking intelligence – especially military intelligence regarding assets and methods.
  • Cutting and gutting the military.  Cut spending and deplete and degrade military assets through endless and unwinnable (because of strategy and rules of engagement) war.  Obama left the military at pre-WWI levels of preparedness when he left the White House at the same time we were fighting on multiple fronts. NOW CHUCK SCHUMER HAS CUT OFF ALL MILITARY SPENDING!
  • Purging qualified Generals to strengthen civilian command over military decisions within the White House.
  • Placing Chief of Staff Valerie Jarrett in charge of determining any “Good Guys” either in the military, among elected Republicans, or within the permanent bureaucracy, and find a way to have them removed.
  • Compromising all Special Asset Program (SAP) highly sensitive intelligence protocols and SAP actors (spies) worldwide as Clinton did with her private server that she maintained with Obama’s approval.
  • Edward Snowden providing open source access to highly sensitive information that has proven catastrophic to our military.
  • Obama ordered the targeting of Conservatives both inside and outside of the federal bureaucracy.  From the IRS targeting Conservatives and Libertarians to reinstating Project Mockingbird funding of leftists journalists, authors, and the MSM, to Net Neutrality rules that provided Internet edge providers with the power to censor conservative content.  The Obama administration allowed the Internet giant edge providers to dominate the Internet content and revenue (space advertising) without fear of DOJ or Federal Trade Commission anti-trust lawsuits.
  • Flood the United States with illegals to insure the Dems’ voting base grew larger.
  • Maintaining a hands-off approach to North Korea’s developing nuclear weapons program.
  • Funding the development of Iran’s nuclear capabilities while arming and subsidizing their minion terrorist wing ISIS.
  • Instilling uncertainty in the US population by targeting conservative and libertarian leaders and media for removal while promoting hard-left Marxist groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa to create fear.
  • Strangle the economy through massive regulation, high taxes, and outsourcing jobs and manufacturing.

Clinton was going to continue leading the American decline using the same plan that Obama had implemented but with her eye on unfinished business:

  • Overturn the Bill of Rights either by packing the Supreme Court with Marxist sympathizers, using the judicial appointments already in place to stifle court actions – like we’re witnessing now with Trump’s immigration Executive Orders – through legislative action or by unchallenged and unconstitutional Executive Decree similar to how Obama established DACA.  This would include:
    • Banning personal firearm sales.
    • Ending Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful search and seizure
    • Forever ending the Tenth Amendment that protects the rights of the states and individuals.
    • Ending the Electoral College so that sanctuary states would determine the president
  • Finally from a March 13, 2013 HRC intercept; throw Black voters – who they kept “starving”, “blind” and “stupid” all of these years – overboard.

Dr. Jerome Corsi, a terrific investigative reporter provides greater details here:

  Qanon Decode Four Posts Sunday Jan 21 2018 Will Sessions Drop the Hammer Vers 17.0 Jan 21 2018 by Jerome Corsi on Scribd

Any one or even two of these points could be chalked up to a miscalculation by the Obama administration but the totality of all of these policy decisions is roadmap that points to TREASON. 

That means that every Democrat – because not a single one raised any red flags along the way – was complicit in TREASON.

It doesn’t end there.  Where were the Republicans who sat in the majority and did nothing but pay lip service to us?  Remember, without a scintilla of evidence of wrongdoing the Democrats are committed to impeaching President Trump if they gain control of the House. 

Either Republicans shirked their Constitutional mandate or they are too stupid to recognize a pattern of TREASON right under their collective noses.

In any event it’s time to clean Congress’ house.

BREAKING!!! IT’S HAPPENING NOW After Shutdown!! BLOOD Is On Schumer’s Hands!

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to social media to make a point about the government shutdown. She has been tweeting out messages against Senate Democrats who refused to vote for the continuing resolution that would fund the government for another month as well as CHIP for another six years.

The Gateway Pundit reported,

The House budget resolution failed a cloture vote in the Senate on a largely party-line vote, 50 to 49. The Schumer Shutdown went into effect shortly after midnight Saturday. The Democrats chose illegal aliens over our wonderful men and women serving in the Military. Let that sink in.

On Saturday, Sarah Sanders tweeted out a photo sent to her from an infantryman serving in Afghanistan. Thank you, Chuck Schumer and Democrats! This is all on you!
American Forces Network provides entertainment and other services to our service members overseas. Due to Schumer’s shutdown, our men and women overseas currently do not have access to this network.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted, “I received this from a young infantryman serving in Afghanistan this morning. Sad that the men and women who have sacrificed so much are deprived of even the most basic connection to home bc Democrats are playing political games. #SchumerShutdown.””

The Independent Journal Review noted,

When the government began its shutdown Friday, people on both sides of the political aisle tossed blame at one another. The impact the shutdown has on government services is far-reaching. The suspension of federal funding makes things especially difficult for our men and women in uniform.

According to Pew Research, there were 1.3 million active duty members of the U.S. military in 2016, and in August, the Pentagon announced there were 11,000 troops serving in Afghanistan.If Congress fails to pass a provision for the military and the shutdown extends through Feb. 1, it will have a devastating impact on military pay. But as it turns out, services to our troops are already being cut.

It didn’t take long for some DOD operations to grind to a halt: American Forces Network, which provides entertainment and command information to U.S. servicemembers worldwide through its television and radio services, was dark early Saturday morning in Europe.

Classical music was playing on its radio and television stations and the network posted a message online that said AFN services were not available due to the government shutdown. Sanders isn’t the only one in the White House to go after Democrats for the shutdown. On Saturday, President Donald Trump said Democrats in Congress were taking the military “hostage” over their desire to keep “unchecked illegal immigration.””

Even though troops won’t have regular access to the internet, ESPN came to save the day for the upcoming NFL championships.

The American Forces Network will broadcast the NFL’s conference championship games despite the federal government shutdown. There was some question about access to the games for military outside the U.S. after the AFN put a message on its Facebook page on Saturday that its services would not be available because of the shutdown. The network airs American radio and television programming in Europe and other locations outside the U.S..

But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted Sunday on her Twitter account that the AFN had been restored. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy also tweeted that the games would be on the network and called it “great news.” New England takes on Jacksonville in the AFC Championship Game, and Minnesota faces Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game.”

The shutdown not only threatens our military but so many other aspects of our society such as passport services, Secret Service detail, capitol security, veterans benefits Medicare benefits, Medicaid benefits, and the salaries of hundreds of thousands of American citizens who work for the state and federal government.

Senate Democrats have placed our military personnel in danger by shutting down the government as well as many American citizens. If our military doesn’t have the resources to self-sustain they will not be able to carry out our missions while overseas placing not only them but the United States in danger.

They are placing the lives of 650,000 DACA recipients above the 9,500,000 children who are recipients of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The simple math is pretty easy to figure out that these children’s lives are the most important. It should go without saying, it’s self-explanatory.

People can die over these types of issues yet over the weekend both sides of the aisle were busy arguing over whether the shutdown was the Schumer Shutdown or Trump Shutdown. Instead of debating and negotiating to bring the government back into business. While there has been another vote scheduled it appears that no headway has been made and our military will be left to continue to suffer.

Share if you agree the shutdown was the responsibility of the Democrats.

Rush Limbaugh Just Said What Nobody Else in the Media Has The Balls To Say About Schumer’s Gov’t Shutdown

Elder Patriot – Rush Limbaugh dedicated a good portion of his show yesterday explaining the Dems decision to shutdown the federal government and just what it means for Americans:

“Folks, …the government doesn’t really shut down. Not the way the word implies. It does not close. Entitlement checks or deposits continue. There’s not a welfare recipient out there that will not get his welfare. There’s not a food stamp recipient that will not get his debit card. There’s not a Social Security recipient who will not get their check. There’s not one interruption to any entitlement payment to anybody. They do not lock the government, and it does not cease operations.

“The president gets up and goes to work and the House and Senate will get up and go to work. It’s a political construct created by the Democrats, aided and abetted and amplified by the media, to try to demonstrate Republicans hate government and hate all that government does for people. And only government does things for people in the Democrat world. And so when government shuts down, people are hurt. When government shuts down, people are in pain. When government shuts down, people are locked out of resources and benefits.

“And that is the lying, stinking political message that the Democrats and the media promulgate.”

Except, the pay of military members ceases.  And Rush had something to say about the Democrats’ conundrum when it comes to how Trump can fashion this message:

“So basically what you have here, led by President Trump, is an anti-shutdown message, blaming the Democrats for it. And the message is Democrats are putting 800,000 illegal immigrants ahead of active duty military members. That’s what this is about.”

“In fact, they might even want to run an ad. Shouldn’t be hard to put together. “This is the Democrat Party. They are the anti-prosperity party. They are the anti-security party. They are the pro-illegal immigration party. They are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions of dollars, forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay –” although they will be paid “– in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants.”

Obama’s creation of DACA was arguably unconstitutional so you would think Trump’s magnanimous offer to grant them – and them alone – amnesty in exchange for the border security Trump was elected to deliver would’ve been received with gracious thanks.  That is what compromise is all about, no? Not so.

Rush explained why the Dems chose to shutdown the government instead:

“The political debate over the fate of ‘DREAMers’ — undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — has overlooked just how many there are in the country today: about 3.6 million.

“So how does this number of 800,000 get tossed out? Because 800,000 is how many Obama let in. So 800,000 is the number. It’s 3.6 million. And chain migration is expected to add eight million potential foreign born voters to the American electorate over the next 20 years. And, bingo, here you have what this is all about.

“Chain migration. The DREAMers getting to bring mom and dad. The DREAMers getting to make a phone call, bring in brother and sister. The DREAMers getting to bring in grandma and grandpa and Uncle Jose and Aunt Inez. Come on in! Eight million potential foreign born.”

“The Democrats need their permanent underclass. Not the same people, but they need a certain number of illiterate, uneducated, can’t speak English, poor people to whom an entry-level job picking crops is the best day of their lives. And the Democrat Party is preparing to shut down the government over to make sure those people continue to get into the country free of charge.

“The Democrat Party is willing it shut down the government, not over your kids and their future. The Democrat Party doesn’t care right now about your kids and their future. The Democrat Party is willing to shut down this government in the name of 800,000 DREAMer-DACA kids and however many more that would mean when you add the chain to it.”

The fact is the Schumer Shutdown was completely unnecessary and only made possible because Schumer had enough votes to block the continuing resolution to fund the government for another month.  That’s all this was – a temporary spending resolution to fund existing programs.  Negotiations on new spending should not have been a part of Schumer’s calculus.

Schumer’s strong-arm tactics ignored the fact that DACA doesn’t expire until March and then only because Trump handed the DACA negotiations back to Congress where it should’ve been in the first place had Obama followed the Constitution.

There was no need to shut the government down.  These kinds of tactics worked in the past when Republicans shrunk from the ensuing media disinformation campaign that was guaranteed to follow.  That’s no longer possible with Trump in charge.

Still, the Democrats have so little political ammunition left at their disposal this is the best they can muster.

This is what winning looks like.