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Manchin Will Vote to Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS

Manchin Will Vote to Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS

Haven’t heard from any Republicans who will vote for her but I bet Mitt Romney will do it.

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Moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced he will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS.

“After meeting with her, considering her record, and closely monitoring her testimony and questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, I have determined I intend to vote for her nomination to serve on the Supreme Court,” wrote Manchin.

We don’t know how moderate Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will vote.

I doubt it goes to a tiebreak, which could cause chaos because it’s not clear if the Vice President can cast a tiebreak for a SCOTUS nominee.

I bet the usual Republican suspects vote for her: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins.

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The Gentle Grizzly | March 25, 2022 at 11:03 am

He may be a Democrat but I’m still disappointed in him.

    Blue Dog Democrat?

    That’s a fairy tale they tell little children.

    Even Manchin shivers and wets his pants when they flash the RACE CARD

      henrybowman in reply to Peabody. | March 25, 2022 at 3:14 pm

      Nope. His criterion is:
      “Does it threaten the coal business?
      The irony is, this does, but at enough of a remove that he can’t see it.
      Just like his own membership in the Democratic Party.
      A move and a half ahead is Joe’s limit.

    I’m trying to think who is dumber, Kamala Harris or Brown-Jackson?

      Harris, hands down. BJ is just trying to skitter onto the court with enough sane sounding stuff to lure the eager Mittens, et al. to vote for her. Harris would be: What is a woman? That’s a good question. We have long thought about what it means to be a woman. And if being a woman is really being a woman in a being a woman way. What is a woman? That’s a good question. Historically, women have been women for all of history, we know that because historians told us so. They excavated female skeletons, not that being a woman means you have any female . . . erm, historical artifacts. I’m also pretty sure that being a woman is centered on the age-old, historical question: what is a woman? That’s a good, good, good question.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to TheFineReport.com. | March 25, 2022 at 10:34 pm

      Running On Empty is a damn good song…

    I don’t understand. I am disappointed when I learn ANYONE is a democrat since I know what they believe.

Never pin your hopes on a moderate of any stripe.

    Peabody in reply to Whitewall. | March 25, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    If you look underneath the slick covering of a moderate you won’t like what you will see.

    Massinsanity in reply to Whitewall. | March 25, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Maybe I am missing something. If it’s not her the next nominee won’t be any better or Breyer stays put. This seems like a futile battle that could embolden Dems for the midterms should she be dinged.

      Whitewall in reply to Massinsanity. | March 25, 2022 at 5:20 pm

      I understand, anyone offered up by Biden’s people would be no better. Don’t worry about emboldened Dems, it’s Rs that have to stay motivated.

      henrybowman in reply to Massinsanity. | March 25, 2022 at 7:31 pm

      But the average voter won’t care — it’s not as if there is a real vacancy on the Court that desperately needs filling.

Well, that’s disappointing.

    Whitewall in reply to Exiliado. | March 25, 2022 at 11:36 am

    She is confined by her parties devotion to identity politics. ‘What is a woman’ may be the defining question for Dems through Nov. 2024. A minefield we should force them to walk through every day.

    Peabody in reply to Exiliado. | March 25, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Probably the most important thing he will ever vote on as a senator and he blew it. Other things may be changed later—but this is irreversible.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Peabody. | March 25, 2022 at 10:40 pm

      Long after I am dead, this assclown nominated to the SC will continue to be a nightmare. Our kids and grandkids will have television shows where no one will be allowed to state whether they are a man or a woman.

Proving (as if it was needed) that his positions are all about the politics, never really about what’s good for the country.

    mrtomsr in reply to irv. | March 25, 2022 at 11:23 am

    The count is, by now, well known by all the players. All of the players that need cover, and are in good standing with power can vote as needed to be re-elected. My guess is it won’t even be close. She will be “consented” by most of the republicans and at least, nearly all the democrats.

Steven Brizel | March 25, 2022 at 11:15 am

Right now, Jackson will be part of the liberal minority on SCOTUS , That means that a Republican regaining control of Congress and the Presidency is of huge importance to prevent similar judges who are radicals masquerading as moderates from being nominated and confirmed

    alaskabob in reply to Steven Brizel. | March 25, 2022 at 11:28 am

    What of Justice Thomas? Something isn’t quite right. Did the “infection” develop from an underlying problem such as cancer. The nefarious part of me thinks of the “Pelican Brief”.

      Peabody in reply to alaskabob. | March 25, 2022 at 12:17 pm

      “The nefarious part of me…”

      That’s no longer nefarious. That’s looking both ways before you cross the road.

    Peabody in reply to Steven Brizel. | March 25, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Liberal minority now, but in a few years they will be majority. That’s how it works.

I blame the people of West Virginia. They shouldn’t expect anything different – a Supreme Court Justice who loathes white people – if they continue to send Democrats to DC to represent their interests.

Wait until they see how she votes on energy policies.

    Peabody in reply to TargaGTS. | March 25, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    This is a wake up call for West Virginia.

    CommoChief in reply to TargaGTS. | March 25, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Agreed. The voters need to take notice of every Senator who votes to confirm a SCOTUS nominee who refuses to admit the definition of woman. This sort of ignore the reality when it furthers ideology will absolutely be repeated when confirmed.

    The easiest grounds possible exist to oppose her; she doesn’t meet one of the characteristics Biden set out; a woman. Until to the nominee and the Administration admit that the nominee is in fact a woman and agree that the basic biological definition is the official policy of the Admin then refuse her and any subsequent nominee. Let the d/prog try and spin their way out of the hole.

      henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | March 25, 2022 at 3:20 pm

      ‘The voters need to take notice of every Senator who votes to confirm a SCOTUS nominee who refuses to admit the definition of woman.”

      But a significant percentage of the voters are these people.
      If the Democrats voted to burn down the Library of Congress, they’d parrot all the reasons it was a good idea.
      Hell, they don’t even need to look hard. That place is so WHITE.

Oh this is terrible news

thalesofmiletus | March 25, 2022 at 11:29 am

“Do you know where your head is?”

“No, I’m not a proctologist.”

    What you wrote made me smile.

    But Manchin is not confused. He knows exactly what he is doing and he is doing it anyway. He’s a snake for crying out loud. When push comes to shove, he knows which side he’s on. He’s one of the bad guys.

      Gosport in reply to Peabody. | March 25, 2022 at 2:26 pm

      The fact that he made an announcement about it is important. There is an underlying purpose here. He could have kept his mouth shut and not really been noticed in the backwash of the vote.

    How can a woman vote for someone who is obviously not going to protect women?

At least we can laugh every time the MSM crows that she’s the first WOMAN SCOTUS justice of a certain ethnicity. As if ethnicity itself were clearly defined.

Kamala is our saving grace here. She has proven that choosing a person for a serious job based on color and gender alone is a BAD BAD BAD BAD …well you get it. Hope the Senate gets it.

    henrybowman in reply to Andy. | March 25, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Probably a bad example. The D senators love her — she rubber-stamps all their tie votes.

This Country really is doomed

This is a lifetime appointment that will screw our country for many many many years to come in ways we cannot even imagine right now.

Comical. The Senate oversight is a total sham if they green light a judge that can’t define a woman.

Told you.

Manchin is a fucking snake. He WILL NEVER BE the deciding vote in favor of conservatives, unless he has been given permission to do so, or is fronting for more Democrats that don’t actually want to admit they oppose something.

Manchin is a Democrat, and when his vote is actually needed, he votes like the good little dog he is.

Don’t kid yourself. Manchin may occasionally irritate the Democrat leadership but he is 100% Fascist when it counts. So is Sinema.

Bruce Hayden | March 25, 2022 at 1:37 pm

That’s probably game, set, and match there. With The VP breaking ties, Jackson can be confirmed with only Dem votes, and that gives a couple Republicans cover for voting along side them.

    randian in reply to Bruce Hayden. | March 25, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    that gives a couple Republicans cover for voting along side them

    They shouldn’t do that and force the Democrats to own what they’re doing and use the VP vote. That they won’t says that the GOP should expel Murkowski, Collins, and Romney.

      Milhouse in reply to randian. | March 26, 2022 at 11:02 pm

      What does that mean, exactly? Do you mean that the GOP senate caucus should expel them? Or what? In what other way can a party “expel” someone? I’m being 100% serious; in the USA the major parties do not have membership, and therefore can’t expel people.

There will be four women on the SC now, three of them hard core left. Amy is yet to be figured out, but I can see her becoming part of a new gender block on certain cases. The feminization of America rides on.

    henrybowman in reply to Titan28. | March 25, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Plus Roberts, who identifies as a sheep.
    No, really. David Codrea believes Epstein had the pictures.

    randian in reply to Titan28. | March 25, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    And with current politics that even the fools in the GOP follow they can’t ever be replaced with a man. Once there are 5 women on the court it’s basically over, permanent liberal majority. Sure, allegedly conservative men on the court do end up jumping to the dark side too, but they don’t have the female solidarity phenomenon to pull them left. Barrett will obviously end up being a progressive vote given her votes so far, I don’t know what Trump’s advisers were telling him about her.

    Milhouse in reply to Titan28. | March 26, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t think Kagan is hard-core left. Left yes, but not hard-core.

I called a couple of his offices, of course no one is answering
They don’t answer to the American citizen anymore, they answer to the globalists and we are disposable, the sooner the better
Let’s divide this Country, it’s over

There is one last chance (Sinema).

    henrybowman in reply to Danny. | March 25, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    You’re deluding yourself. Sinema will be 100% on board with this. She may have chosen a couple of strange hills for a Democrat to fight on, but this isn’t one of them.

    Gosport in reply to Danny. | March 25, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    You are assuming that Romney, Collins, and Murkowski have a sudden onset rare bout of integrity to their voters that day.

This is what you get when you keep electing people who possess no coherent political philosophy. I fail to see why WV keeps sending this guy back to washington time and time again.

    henrybowman in reply to aslannn. | March 25, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Because he control one of the biggest, if not the biggest, coal producers in the state.
    Coming from a state that wanted not to have to return McCain to congress time after time, I sympathize with the people of WV.

The Packetman | March 25, 2022 at 2:36 pm

“Haven’t heard from any Republicans who will vote for her but I bet Mitt Romney will do it.”

You can count on Romney, Graham, Murkowski, and Collins at a minimum voting to confirm.

Steven Brizel | March 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Manchin being the ultimate Senator who looks at which battles are worth fighting probably thought that he should save his ammunition for the next attempt at BBB .

healthguyfsu | March 25, 2022 at 3:52 pm

This is actually interesting. The new strategy should be to build a base of DINOs. The country is screaming for centrists right now…heck they wanted one in Biden but didnt get it. If applied carefully we could have DINOs that vote more right than the RINOs. One could easily unseat Manchin and prob Sinema.

Use the fashionable moniker of Dem (esp among young people) to turn more of the malleable wing of that party away from its cliff dive into leftist hell. The big prob is keeping them from corruption. RINOs are only allowed to exist as such bc of the powerful connections that such corruption brings.

    henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 25, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Youngsters aren’t die-hard Democrats, they’re die-hard Socialists. Their goal is Marxism. The Democratic Party is just the bus they ride to get there. If it stops going there, they’ll abandon it for a Bernie bus, or whatever.

      healthguyfsu in reply to henrybowman. | March 25, 2022 at 8:20 pm

      I spend a lot of time around today’s young in college. They are almost like hippies…poorly informed and all positive all the time (almost scared to appear negative). When the realities of a turn to Marxism hit them, at least half will change their minds. Right now, they are seduced by a lot of fake promises that they will become disillusioned with in a few years.

      That said, I do see your point. Dem is not as fashionable as GOP/Rep is unfashionable (and downright scornful). That’s more of what I meant by that comment.

See? Voting for a CRT Marxist, yeah he is ready to play nice.

Google Heather Bresch. Tells you all you need to know about Manchin.

Ok. So you don’t want Jackson confirmed.
What, then, would be your alternative?
You’re not going to get someone you actually like.
Would you rather someone further left?
The Democrats control the White House for 3 more years (minimum).
What is the alternative that Biden would actually nominate?

    henrybowman in reply to Bob. | March 25, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Turn down enough of the space cadets, and he’ll have to nominate someone more bipartisanly* palatable or give up. It worked with Garland, Bork, Carswell, and many others, and it still works.

    *Hey, have you noticed we haven’t heard the Democrats use that word in a while? Especially when it comes to the Supreme Court nomination? Wonder why that is. Coincidence, I’m sure.

Manchin will have to live with of “Ketenji-isms”, like “Free speech is permitted.”

So here are a few suggested Kentenji-isms:

“Large things are usually bigger than things they are smaller then.”

“I would define ‘definition’, but I am not a dictionary.”

“Fatal wounds usually kill.”

“I have argued that the First Amendment was enacted before the Second Amendment.”

“Sometimes, equity is not fair.”

“Of course we know the Constitution is a living document: because care is taken not to let mold grow on it.”

“The Declaration of Independence” is just a rehash of the Constitution.”

“Freedom of Religion is permitted.”

    henrybowman in reply to TheFineReport.com. | March 25, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    “I have argued that the First Amendment was enacted before the Second Amendment.”

    Very fun fact: the actual, original first amendment wasn’t enacted until 1992, and is currently our last amendment.

I doubt it goes to a tiebreak, which could cause chaos because it’s not clear if the Vice President can cast a tiebreak for a SCOTUS nominee.

If you read the constitution it’s very clear that she can. The constitution says she gets a vote whenever the senate is tied. There is not one word limiting it to certain kinds of votes. The VP is a senator, but a non-voting one unless there’s a tie.

    George_Kaplan in reply to Milhouse. | March 25, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Millhouse, would you mind pointing out the relevant clause for that? I’m assuming you’re referring to Article 1, Section 3, Clause 4 except Article 2, Section 2 states the president “… by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint … Judges of the supreme Court …”

    If the VP gets a vote then it’s not just the Senate getting involved. Alexander Hamilton rejected the idea of the VP getting a deciding vote back in 1788, and no tie-breaker has ever been invoked in Supreme Court nominations. Article 1 addresses legislative power where the VP may get a say, Article 2 deals with executive matters – something the VP does not get a say in.

    Ultimately it’s likely SCOTUS needs to rule one way or the other, but given it’s such a political hot potato, no court will want to do so!

      Milhouse in reply to George_Kaplan. | March 26, 2022 at 10:33 pm

      The relevant clause is “The vice president of the united states shall be president of the senate, but shall have no vote unless they be equally divided”. Full stop. Whenever the senators are equally divided the VP gets a vote. There is no reason a vote to consent to the president’s proposed appointment should be any different.

      Milhouse in reply to George_Kaplan. | March 26, 2022 at 10:34 pm

      Ultimately it’s likely SCOTUS needs to rule one way or the other,

      Nope. It’s a matter for the political branches, so the judiciary can’t get involved.

Friends of Manchin?

White House celebrates Maoist Yuri Kochiyama who cheered bin Laden, communist massacre in Peru:
https://www.foxnews.com/us/white-house-celebrates-maoist-yuri-kochiyama-praised-bin-laden-communist-massacre-peru

George_Kaplan | March 25, 2022 at 7:54 pm

“I bet the usual Republican suspects vote for her: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins.”

I know Democrats are renown for their multiple voting but are some RiNOs too? 😀

Manchin will not be the deciding vote on anything. Even with the filibuster issue last year he wasn’t really the deciding vote as there was at least one other democrat not willing to go there. He does, however, enjoy the power of no and will use it to get concessions when he can.

The assumption is that she gets the female solidarity vote from Sinema, Murkowski, and Collins.

Subotai Bahadur | March 25, 2022 at 10:01 pm

No matter that Manchin will sometimes hint at not being a total collectivist socialist; he is a Democrat and it is all Maskirova. Believing that any Democrat will vote for liberty or the Constitution in anything is fantasy,

Subotai Bahadur