Barbra Streisand urges Obama to bypass Senate, appoint Supreme Court justice unilaterally

By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

There’s been no word so far from Barbra Streisand on whether she will make good on her pledge to leave the country, but she does want President Obama to bypass the Senate and appoint a Supreme Court justice before leaving office.

Ms. Streisand is championing a White House “We the People” petition calling on the Democratic president to appoint Merrick Garland without the confirmation of the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans.

In March, Mr. Obama nominated Mr. Garland, chief justice of the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but Senate Republicans have refused to hold hearings or vote on his nomination.

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“If you are concerned about the Supreme Court, please consider going to this website and signing a petition asking President Obama to ‘appoint’ Merrick Garland,” said Ms. Streisand on Facebook.

“According to the Washington Post, he has the power to do this since Congress has refused to vote, and apparently that can be considered a waiver of its rights to advise and consent,” she said.

Her Washington Post citation referred to an April 8 op-ed by Gregory L. Diskant, a national board member of the liberal advocacy group Common Cause, who argued that the Senate would have “waived its right” to confirm a justice if it failed to do so in a “reasonable amount of time.”

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Democrats’ new Senate leader open to filibustering Trump’s Supreme Court picks

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Senate Democrats’ new leader claimed the right Wednesday to filibuster Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, making clear Democrats won’t give the president-elect much of a honeymoon on the most significant of his upcoming appointments.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said nominations to the high court should get support from both parties, and said the filibuster is a way to enforce that on a president. He pointedly noted that when his party changed filibuster rules three years ago, they left intact the ability to filibuster at the Supreme Court level.

“I’ll underline that we did not change the rules for Supreme Court because we thought on something as important as this, there should be some degree of bipartisan agreement,” Mr. Schumer said.


Republicans will hold a 52-48 seat edge in the new Congress, making the filibuster one of the few tools that Mr. Schumer and his fellow Democrats can rely on to gum up the agenda being pushed by Senate GOP leaders.

Both parties have relied on the filibuster to block picks to the executive branch and independent agencies.

Democrats, though, set the precedent for partisan filibusters of federal judges under President George W. Bush by blocking a series of his circuit court nominees. That launched a new phase in partisan wars on Capitol Hill — though both parties have generally steered clear of filibusters when it comes to Supreme Court picks.

The glaring exception came in 2006 when Mr. Schumer and the rest of Democrats’ new leadership team — Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Patty Murray of Washington and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan — tried to filibuster the nomination Justice Samuel Alito.

Their attempt, which failed, was also joined by then-Sens. Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Obama has since said he regretted the move.

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Frank strikes again!  Go, Frank!!

I think we should sign a Petition to keep Hollywood actors OUT of Politics!

“According to the Washington Post, he has the power to do this since Congress has refused to vote, and apparently that can be considered a waiver of its rights to advise and consent,” she said.

Her Washington Post citation referred to an April 8 op-ed by Gregory L. Diskant, a national board member of the liberal advocacy group Common Cause, who argued that the Senate would have “waived its right” to confirm a justice if it failed to do so in a “reasonable amount of time.”

In OUR Contitutional Republic We The People call The United States of America power is given to CONGRESS to confirm or denay a presidential appointment  - - It is called Checks & Balances within our Federal government namely the TOP THREE Branches of OUR Federal Government . . . .

IF Ms. Streisand were to learn about OUR government she would know this BUT since she is LEAVING THIS COUNTRY maybe she WILL LEARN about her NEW Country . .  

Hey Barbara!  THOUGHT u were leaving!!!

Now the Stars are telling everyone what to do.

WE WILL remember the Hollywood Stars, what a bunch.  Boycott them all.

shouldn't she be packing her bags

This stupid bitch is ubber ignorant and self absorbed...leftist piggy  what a chump

Leave my country,you sack of trash .

GET A NOSE JOB...BITCH.

Hey Barbra

CANADA WANTS   Y O U  !!!

Yah ! And take Ted Cruz with you I hear he was born there . Maybe he can run for Canadian president ! Oh ! Wait they don't have a president do they ! I hear the queen calling ! 

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Joe Biden On Violence Against Women:   We Have To Keep ‘Punching At It, And Punching At It, And Punching At It’

 The audience laughed as he said this.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said that America needs to be “punching” back to combat violence against women during Wednesday’s Democratic debate.

Biden was asked if he would tackle specific issues regarding the #MeToo movement at the beginning of his presidency, if he were to be elected. The former vice president previously sponsored the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which aimed to protect victims of domestic violence.

The presidential candidate responded to the question about assaulting women by using the phrase “punching” repeatedly, apparently not thinking about the implications of using such a word.

“No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs,” Biden said. “So we have to just change the culture, period, and keep punching at it and punching at it and punching at it. No, I really mean it.”

A few people laughed in the audience as he said this.

Biden added that it is important to pass the Violence Against Women Act, which has passed in the House and held up in the Senate. The former Vice President also suggested that America has to “fundamentally change the culture” of how women are treated, noting that it is “everyone’s responsibility.”

“It’s a gigantic issue, and we have to make it clear from the top, from the president on down that we will not tolerate it,” Biden said. “We will not tolerate this culture.”

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