Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS, 53-47
Collins, Murkowski, Romney voted yes.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 02:25pm 113 Comments
The Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS, 53-47. Republicans Collins, Murkowski, and Romney voted for her as they said they would.
Jackson will not take a seat on SCOTUS until Justice Stephen Breyer retires in either June or July when this term ends.
BREAKING: Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court in historic 53-47 vote.
Jackson will become first Black woman on the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/xUx7FLxJZo
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 7, 2022
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Another nail in the coffin
A long slow disaster is unfolding. Will this Affirmative shit finally piss of people enough to kill everything which is not based on merit?
At the end of the day she is going to be replacing a reliable left voting Justice. As bad as we may have found her nomination and the vote to confirm it doesn’t alter the ideological balance on the CT. It’s still at worst a 4/4/1 split and at best a 5/3/1. Roberts being the one. If this was to replace Justice Thomas for example then this would be an entirely different situation.
Glass half full? Overly optimistic? Meh, there’s always a silver lining and I prefer optimism to depression.
I agree, this is not a loss. She’ll vote as Breyer has. This wasn’t a fight for a solid conservative seat like that of Justice Scalia; it was a revolving leftie seat. That’s why Breyer did this and why the GOP didn’t bother to fight (apart from the fact they have so little fight in them). Breyer is the problem here, a partisan hack who pledged to retire only if his seat could be filled by an SJW and give FJB a DIE “win.” Disgusting.
The Silver Lining is how likely is Murkowski to keep her seat now?
Same way she did last time.
With the support of Bitch McConnell and the RINOs, she’ll lose her primary and stage another ‘write-in’ campaign where everything that could possibly contain a capital M was considered a vote for her, and be declared the winner.
Good thing that Mickey Mouse is expected to be significantly less popular in this year’s election.
Provide proof McConnell had something to do with her keeping her senate seat in 2010 then.
Alaska is dominated by Anchorage as 1/2 of the populations has always been in Anchorage The easy money from the oil royalties brought a different mix of population than before. Many people came up solely for all of the goodies Palin pushed for a natural gas pipeline but the Dems/OutsideInterests pushed back saying it would take 10 years to build and not needed. That was 10 years ago and ..gee..imagine how that would help out now? As the oil revenues drop… the Dems want higher taxes on oil….so… “Lisa” has many friends with hands out for money and others that hand her money.
Thanks for the answer. So from that she will still be hard to beat in the general election? If so I may have to take back what I said.
The right fought as did the center. Collins, Murkowski, and Romney are at best center left. I am not sure we can do better in Maine than Collins. Probably can do better in Alaska. Certainly can do better in Utah.
They don’t fight as dirty as the Dems…who tried to bork Kavanaugh because wahhhh wahhh we let Trump win and shift the SC right.
“”Certainly can do better in Utah.””
I wish you were right, but their governor is no better. Maybe too many California/Left Coast invaders?
Collins is always with us when her vote is the difference between victory or defeat and even sometimes when it isn’t but is still a very risky vote for her future.
I don’t think Larry Hogan would be able to win the MD senate seat but if he did you would see the difference between a prudent conservative from a blue state and a RINO in the senate.
A lot of people just don’t acknowledge what it takes to win in a blue state.
I still would have preferred less liberal. I think she will be the most radical on the court, worse in many ways that who she is replacing.
Oh, and the best thing that can happen to this Court is Roberts retiring. He’s sketchy as hell and needs to go . . . the next time we have a Republican prez and Senate.
Unfortunately, justices nominated by Republicans have a 50% record of being unreliable conservatives, as opposed to those nominated by Democrats, who have upwards of 80% records of liberalism.
You certainly couldn’t do worse than Roberts.
“there’s always a silver lining”
Yeah, but there’s an exception to every rule.
Even here there is a silver lining. The d/prog jumped feet first to protect and defend the sentencing record of the nominee. Now every Senator who voted to confirm and every d/prog politician or advocate who offered support is on record defending a Judge who decided to impose weak sentences on sexual deviants who prey on children.
They will have to go before the voters and defend that choice in their primary and general elections. It’s a foolish decision on their part. One that will make a difference in more than a few election contests.
Clouds have silver linings. But we’re not dealing with clouds. We are dealing with a human being who is going to be making decisions which will affect this nation for the next 30 to 40 years.
And of course the fact that Justice Jackson’s presence on the CT and the votes to confirm and the advocacy in support of her nomination are a matter of record. A record which these folks must be forced to defend.
Somehow I doubt that defending powder puff sentences for those who prey on our children will be a winning campaign issue. The d/prog have handed r a club to beat them with; we should insist on using it.
It’s either that or start day drinking and wallow in a depressive stupor. Your choice.
“It’s either that or start day drinking and wallow in a depressive stupor.”
When you say there are only two options you just took your silver lining and threw it in the crapper. You are no longer talking like the CommoChief I know and love who is an eternal optimist.
Those seem to be the broad choices.
Either day drink, kick rocks and generally wallow in depression muttering to ourselves that life isn’t fair
Choose to pick up the club the d/prog just gave us and start bashing them with it to create a better outcome next election.
It’s always darkest before the dawn and so forth if that helps. Frankly I believe the d/prog have dug a hole they can’t climb out of with this + opposing parental rights + CRT/equity + soft on crime + out of control illegal immigration + trans activism + rampant inflation + obvious media bias. Other issues as well but IMO 2022 is the high water mark and a the midterms will be a wave election.
Thank you for those encouraging words. I certainly do hope you are right.
Now every Senator who voted to confirm and every d/prog politician or advocate who offered support is on record defending a Judge who decided to impose weak sentences on sexual deviants who prey on children.
You really believe that democrats care about their records or what voters might think? Just remember, these are the same voters that elected** a documented pedophile suffering from advanced dementia to the highest office in the United States. And they did so willingly. Without reservation. So if you think they care now that democrat senators have voted to confirm a woman that imposed weak sentences on child sexual predators. Or who cannot give a definition for the word “woman” while being a woman. Or doesn’t believe that we all hold God given natural rights and all rights are bestowed by government largess. Then you’re wrong. Dead wrong. They don’t care. The voters don’t care. And that’s why Collins, Murkowski, and Romney will have no problems, not problems whatsoever, in getting re-elected to office.
(** And please nobody spout that nonsense that the election was “stolen”. I don’t want to hear that nonsense. It’s far too late now to do anything about it. What is done is done and we need to look to the future and quit sniping about the past. That is all.)
The d/prog don’t care hell they are bragging about their abysmal record. Voters though seem less impressed. Kenosha just elected the first r as County executive in a quarter century. Voters around the Nation are voting out the current weirdo school board members. Even San Francisco. VA flipped from light blue to red in their gov race. Will it be enough? Only if we are determined to build upon these successes and stay involved.
Florida’s gov and legislature are showing the way. Lots of potential exists to use these new Florida statutes as model legislation, but only if the normal folks who usually don’t get involved decide to pushback and insist upon it.
I think that your reasonable position remains to be proven this November, by it not being a “wave” election. IMO 2020 was a vote against Trump. I told my wife soon after he was elected that he would not be re-elected unless he could become more Presidential. While his instincts and policies were excellent and his results very good, his personality was hard to tolerate. Trump’s wealthy father appears to have sent him to military school at 13 to straighten him out. IMO, in 2020, too many voters sent him to the woodshed for the only alternative available.
Affirmative action in action. I predict she will become the most reviled justice, not because of who she is (although considering how she got the position should be justification for revulsion), it because her opinions will wildly be seen as sophomoric and simple.
I’m hoping the other Justices will see her that way, and vote in opposition to her just to show the world they are not like her.
You really think Sotomayor is not like her?
We have 3 states that just never get it. They keep sending the same RINOs to Congress.
53 to 47.
Without the 3 RINOs defecting it would’ve been 50/50.
Now they will proclaim her appointment had bipartisan support.
To throw that back in your face this “bipartisan this bipartisan that” talk is a “nobody cares” thing. Nobody cares about that term, and using it in current environment comes across as pretentious lies and condescension.
Which is perzactly why the Democrats are doing it, just like Peabody predicted they would.
Told ya so.
Your instincts need to suck less.
From Jan 7th to now Democrats have lost almost every election outside of NJ and CA.
They lost Kenosha despite having held it for multiple decades, they lost VA despite it becoming a very blue state, they lost many South Texas elections, they are losing all over the place.
The coveted “bipartisanship” term is meaningless, nobody believes it when they hear it and frankly they don’t care.
Why exclude GA voters from the list?
Alaska will soon rectify its mistake. Utah just got suckered by a carpetbagger. Maine should just stop pussyfooting and select a bona fide Leftist and stop sending back the RINO garbage.
No, I would rather have the RINO from Maine if it lets the Senate be organized around the Republicans. She also occasionally votes our way on things.
Yep keep Collins but drop Murkowski and Romney….also beat out Manchin and Sinema.
Pretty sure Romney is a native son. In Massachusetts, he was a carpetbagger.
Is it even possible to carpetbag the elitist North?
You forgot eternally self righteous and utterly convinced of their superiority …but elitist is a good place to start.
Hell, yes. Romney did it. Hillary did it.
Northern elites are some of the biggest suckers in America.
A common error today is thinking that things can’t get any worse.
Told you. Manchin and Sinema are snakes. They never had the slightest intention of voting against her.
And sweet fuck I am sick of Murkowski and Romney.
They never said they would vote against her. They are moderate Democrats and because it is them and not someone like any of the other 48 Democrat senators (Bernie Sanders and Angus King just like the letter I they are Democrats Bernie Sanders even runs in Democrat Presidential primaries) the court isn’t being packed and we haven’t lost the filibuster so have prevented Biden’s agenda becoming permanent law but they are Democrats.
Even with the worst case scenario not happening elections like Jan 5th have consequences and those consequences are dire.
I wouldn’t call that Jan 5th process in Georgia an election.
Seriously, anybody who thinks Sinema ever expressed the least interest in not voting for her hasn’t been paying attention.
It doesn’t make sense for Sinema to vote against her…Manchin made much more sense.
I’m willing to bet those two met with Romney, Collins, and Murkowski and some kind of taxpayer-funded lavish retreat.
The real question to my mind: is Breyer really going to retire or is this a stealth court packing ploy?
The number of Justices is set by law. They would actually have to pass a new law to increase the number of seats on the court.. If they thought that would work out for them they would have done so already.
We are talking Dem Facists here
Law, what freaking law!
It doesn’t matter how fascist they are, BIden simply can’t appoint someone to a vacancy that doesn’t exist. The law says the supreme court has nine justices, not ten, so with nine already there he can’t appoint a tenth. If he tried to it would be meaningless words, and the person he “appointed” would not be a justice and would not be allowed to set foot in the private areas of the supreme court.
This again? I seriously don’t understand how people can ask this question. How would Breyer not retiring result in the court being packed? If Breyer doesn’t retire then Biden can’t appoint Jackson, and this whole effort will have been for nothing. That would certainly piss the Dems off, and it’s not going to happen, but there’s no way it could hurt us.
The Dems wanted to pack the court, but Synema and Manchin wouldn’t go along with it, so they couldn’t and still can’t. They’ve given up on it, at least for the foreseeable future. This vote can’t possibly do anything to help them with that.
What would be truly funny is if Breyer decided to hold on for another couple years and retire in Trumps second term. Now THAT would throw a spanner in the works 🤣🤣
Bet he is gone July now he knows a Leftis will take his place, I’m on a streak on this matter.
It sure would, but why on earth would he want to do that to his Dems?
You know what else would be funny? If Biden had a sudden conversion and became a Republican. (Harris and the cabinet would try to 25th him, but if he took it to congress his new Republican friends would obviously vote to keep him, so he’d stay.) It would be funny in many ways, since it would suddenly be in the Dems’ interest to try impeaching him over all his corruption, and it would be in the Reps’ interest to protect him. But the bottom line is that it’s a stupid fantasy, and it’s just not going to happen.
It’s silly. We’d throw him right off the f*g helicopter.
You can’t entirely trash the USA in a single year, then say,
“I changed my mind, I’m one of you now.”
He’s the president. If he can stay alive, he’ll be president for almost three more years. If he suddenly said he’d had a change of heart and was now a Republican we’d swallow everything and embrace him. It would be stupid not to.
But of course it’s not going to happen.
Hmm … Yay for affirmative action I guess?
No intellectual worth his salt would contort himself as dems do just to get a job.
She doesn’t know what a “woman” is, my ass.
Worse, she seems to actually believe pedophilia is no worse than a parking ticket.
Dems appetite for power is so great, the destruction of the entire world except their enclave is acceptable to obtain it.
Predicted this very total on this and other sites
They are going to put a CRT Marxist on the Supreme Court. Can’t wait to see the verdicts from her .
Hopefully she will be kept in the minority so it won’t matter that she is there.
Sooner or later, she will cause problems.
The life I’m given has demonstrated the love of God and revealed Him foremost as a Father, How often I’ve marveled at life’s lessons and how they serve to form the character of a father in me.
With all the goings on since the last election, I’ve been mostly at peace for the simple reason that God loves and cares for me and mine. Yet I find myself wrestling in spirit over KBJ’s confirmation – where one dream in particular involved shouting out a dire warning about her and pleading with officials NOT to confirm her for the sake of children. Specifically, objecting to her because she is an enabler of pedophiles.
The older I get, the more I am convinced that main reason God stays his hand of judgement over mankind, is because we too are father’s and mothers, who love and care for our children, protect and even lay down our lives for them (like God did for us in Jesus). In that way, we reflect God’s character back to Him – and it pleases Him.
In that way, I’ve been encouraged to see parents fighting back at school boards to stop LGBTQ and CRT ideology, pulling their kids from public schools and home schooling them instead, sacking school board members, etc. But I fear the confirmation of KBJ and the dispicable votes of Collins, Murkowski and Romney may well provoke God’s righteous response. Whether in this life or the next, I don’t know.
Nevertheless, I hope to soon see the Father begin tying millstones to the necks of baby murderers and pedophiles, and their enablers, especially traitors like C, M and R. I can’t begin to fathom how they justify their actions and choices. Perhaps they are simply godless – wolves in sheeps clothing. Rinos seems too vague. They are tools in the devil’s hands as far as I am concerned. Suffice to say, I’m deeply grieved and have been for a long time. Todays vote makes me want to hurl.
Matthew 8:6 :10 :14 …
“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea … “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven … Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.”
No offense but it’s quite possible the creative entity responsible for the origin of this universe simply doesn’t care.
No offense taken.
No offense, but can you cite where the creative entity responsible for the origin of this universe may not care for the issues MrE listed. But what does the entity in your mind care for, if at all and why?
I don’t have an entity in mind….there are multiple possibilities for that entity and I pointed out that the possibility that that entity just might not care.
Again, this is not meant to be an attack on Christianity but just a reminder that you can’t just sit by and wait for a possible higher power to intervene.
Greetings Jacque, I reckon experience has everything to do with perspective. As much as I’d like to claim credit for what I believe, it’s witnessing benevolent intervention in times of crisis and brushes with foreknowledge that made a believer of this doubting Thomas. Another influence on my perspective, is metaphor in scripture, which often likens the Creator (God – Gen 1:1) and this earth to a gardener and his garden. Isaiah 61 likens God’s children to “oaks of righteousness” – a “planting for the display of His (God’s) splendor”. What makes an oak of righteousness? The seed of God planted within the heart of a man (Eze 36:24-28, et al).
In retirement, my wife and I love to garden which has enhanced our perspective – by how we focus (care) for an individual plant or particular patch, while letting the garden as a whole, fend for itself. In the end, we harvest what we want from all that we planted, and leave the excess for the deer, birds and other critters. I can imagine that the bed of horseradish thinks I’m indifferent because I haven’t touched it but to spread some rotted manure over it once a year. But it’s there if ever I want it. My italian plum tree is a whole ‘nother story – bringing it back from the brink and restoring it to a beautiful tree and great producer after nearly being swallowed up in moss, lichens, etc.
All that to say, I appreciate that within the same garden, one planting might view the gardener as loving and attentive, and another as indifferent. I’m sure the weeds think I’m a real jerk, whenever I wield my propane weed burner. 😉
That was Jefferson’s take on things, after all.
Yes indeed. Deism was followed by many of the founders. That’s why the Declaration of independence uses Creator v God.
No, it wasn’t. The Washington/Jefferson group definitely believed that the Creator takes a keen interest in our doings, judges us, hears and accepts our prayers, and guides our destiny. Regardless of what they officially called themselves, they were basically Unitarians (the old kind, not UU).
Paine was the Deist, and that was one of the reasons they despised him and kept him out of their group.
Are you telling me National Treasure was a documentary??
why don’t we just cut to chase and give the wide latinx 2 votes
wont make a bit of difference
and you save time and money
How do they know KBJ is a woman is the headline written by a biologist.
And are they sure she is black she might not have voted for Joe Biden.
That vote only cost Murkowski the lead and about 22 points in the polls.
Looks like Warnock is going to lose to Hershel Walker which will give the GOP a majority in the Senate.
Bullshit. The Dominion allegations are not only garbage but dangerous garbage, because they tanked any tiny chance Trump ever had of proving fraud. By chasing this fantasy and putting all his resources and his publicity into it, he diverted them from the actual fraud. Not that there was ever any realistic chance of proving the actual fraud in time for it to matter, but at least it existed. The Dominion stuff didn’t.
There was never a chance regardless. No court was ever going to give him a fair hearing, the fix for the pedophile was in.
You’d never believe it.
We are choking on that one.
That is good news, Warnock is a real POS.
I fully expected she would be confirmed. This doesn’t upset the republicans at all. They didn’t want to fight against her anyway. Time to move on to the next phase of destroying the USA.
They started with a pool of the least qualified, and sorted their way to the bottom of that.
She won’t take a seat until the term ends, but what forces Breyer to quit, and what forces Congress and POTUS not to replace him when he does? This gives the Democrats an 8-seat SCOTUS by the back door.
Breyer will approve and quit.
He only held that option for the eventuality that a Conservative was confirmed.
Nothing forces him to quit, but why would he not? Why would he embarrass and anger his own Dems by pulling the rug out from under them and saying “April Fools, you just went through all of that for nothing”? It makes no sense.
Nothing forces Biden to replace him when he does quit (I assume “not to replace him” was a typo on your part), but again, why would he not?
If Biden wanted an 8-seat SCOTUS he could easily have one by simply not filling Breyer’s seat when he quits. But (1) why on earth would he want that? And (2) if he did want it why would he go through the rigmarole of nominating Jackson? Just to play a prank on Breyer?!
I’m afraid there’s a major miscommunication happening here, because there’s something that one of us is just not getting and I don’t know what it is.
Okay 53 groomers.
Be nice to elect enough Trumpers to offices to be able to impeach her. I’d even suggest the headline Affirmative Action Activist Ousted from Supreme Court.
She can only be removed for “bad behavior”. She hasn’t done anything yet, and there’s no reason to suppose she will. And decisions congress doesn’t like don’t constitute “bad behavior”; that was established with the failed impeachment of Samuel Chase.
That theory about impeachements went out the window when the communists impeached Trump twice for nothing.
It wasn’t for nothing. The incidents occurred. We merely differed over whether there was anything wrong with them, and if so how wrong.
Jackson hasn’t even been appointed yet, so how can you anticipate that she’ll be caught in some “bad behavior”?
Nah, this is a dumb tactics and just opens the door for Democrats when they eventually get a turn in power.
Its better keeping her vote irrelevant, as it is right now.
Is there a resident troll/leftie (i.e. Milhouse) on every halfway decent non-prog site? Seems so, at least in my decade long experience on sites dedicated to politics. Must be a strange character trait that has some psychological basis.
Fuck off you piece of shit. How dare you call me a leftie? On what possible basis?
The most difficult thing with answering that is:
Where to start…
Well, there’s your support for genocide and your insistence on making false accusations of people being nazis.
Act like a communist, get compared to one I guess.
You can fuck off too, antisemite.
I’ve had to tell you more than once already: I am not an anti-semite.
Unlike the state of Israel I don’t treat people differently based on their racial heritage.
You believe that Jews, members of the indigenous people of Judaea, who live peacefully in their own homes in that area, should be forcibly expelled and made homeless simply because that area must be strictly Judenrein. That is the definition of antisemitism.
Sigh. We’ve been here before. No, I think that Israel should stop breaking international law.
You keep blaming Jewish people for the crimes of Israel, not me. Guess what that makes you.
You believe that so-called “international law” requires Israel to forcibly prevent Jews from living in Judaea, and expel Jews from their homes there. That is antisemtism. There is no such “international law”, but if there were one it would be antisemitic and Israel would have no right to obey it.
So not only are you an antisemite, you support the enforcement of antisemitic laws, which you suppose to exist.
Awe, listen to the little bitch whine 🤣🤣
You can go to Hell too. Quickly, please.
Milhouse isn’t a leftist. He can at times be abrasive and might be perceived by some as condescending and arrogant. Even when I disagree with him, which is often about the minutiae of a particular issue and not the general thrust of the issue, I enjoy and welcome someone who is willing to state their sometimes unpopular opinion.
I don’t see Milhouse as a lefty….just a very obtuse individual.
He’s intelligent but lacks decorum and the ability to nuance at times.
Just live and let live.
After giving it more thought, it is better that she be there than on a bench by herself, being the lone decider of someone’s fate. She should not be able to wear any robes, but now her decisions will be tempered by 8 others.
The problem is if there are three or four more like her that get in. She starts a precedent of effed up decisions in the highest court in the land.
Does this vote mean the Democrat party and three RINOs support pedophilia? Could some of them be pedophiles?
Asking for my great grandchildren.
Biden needs someone on the court that goes easy on pedos….just in case.