Neither Lee is a good choice, and thankfully, neither will make it.
They are crying about Garland not being put up for a vote -- But he
wouldn't have gotten enough votes anyway. If a Democrat was president would
he nominate a conservative -- No he would not. As Obama said right after the
election -- Elections have consequences.-- Get over it
''Given Democratic intransigence'' says it all. Apparently,
there remains not one pro life Democrat in the Senate. Does the DesNews know who
the last Democrat was that was pro life? National security is not mentioned.
Nor economic growth. Nor any other moral issues. ''Given Democratic
intransigence'', DesNews should support the President's choice.
Ending a McCain like liberal Senator Bennett's run was a good idea.
I love Mike Lee as a U.S Senator. We need constitutionalists on the court. Mike
would not legislate from the bench. Sad to see him leave the Senate, but he
would be a great pick for The Supreme Court.
Complete non-starter, can't believe his name is even mentioned. His
Harvard: 6Yale: 3That's not the score of an Ivy League
baseball game; it's where the nine current Supreme Court justices
(including Anthony Kennedy) attended law school. So if there's
one consistency that Democratic and Republican presidents have shared, it's
selecting Supreme Court judges who attended one of these two law schools
(Justice Antonin Scalia was also a graduate of Harvard Law). Is this
a good thing, or a bad thing? Does it mean America is getting the finest legal
minds...regardless of political leanings...or does it mean that the Supreme
Court does not properly reflect most of America? And, no joke, would
this mean that a BYU graduate like Mike Lee, or any graduate of any law school
other than Harvard or Yale, would be less respected by his colleagues from Day
procuradorfiscal,The only dictator in our country, or at least the head
dictator, lives in the White House.
My opinion is that Sen Mike Lee takes himself out of the running because of his
obvious bias on public lands. No Senator we do not want Utah to be more
like Illinois and Ohio.
Kathy-The timing is suspicious? Mike Lee was on the list for the
last Supreme Court pick. That doesn’t sound very suspicious. And you
must remember the use of the filibuster rule breach by the democrats led by
Harry Reid when Obama tried to flood the lower courts with activist liberals
during his term. Mitch McConnell said this would come back to bite democrats
and now it has.You see liberals, this is what happens when you let
the pendulum swing too far. It always swings back the other way. And now it
has swings too far against you and there is weeping and wailing and gnashing of
teeth. You were warned not to let things go to far with obama but you were
getting your way. And now you are not. But the republicans are using the same
rules you did and you cry “not fair.” Another hypocrisy of the
Wrong Lee. Older brother Thomas Lee is the better choice.
Don't get your hopes up. This interview is just for show. Trump is
not going to nominate him anyway.
I have never forgiven Mike Lee and the tea party for the uncivil way they
treated Senator Bennett. I am not bitter that Bennett was voted out of office.
I am just disappointed that I never had the opportunity to vote yes or no on
whether to retain a sitting Senator. That decision was made by a handful of
right wing radicals at the party convention. Maybe Mike is a good person. I
just cannot see myself supporting his nomination to the SCOTUS or any other
Senator Lee's efforts to push for federal public lands to be turned over to
the various states will hurt him. While that may be popular with some in Utah,
to the rest of the nation's citizens who actually own those lands,
it's going to hurt him and be a point of contention, even among his own GOP
supporters. In Montana, a state that went for Trump by double
digits, Democrat senator Testor is leading his GOP opponent who supports the
giving of public lands to states effort. This stance is a loser for the GOP as
it alienates recreational users--many of whom are Republicans--who live in the
West because of public lands, not in spite of them.
Mike Lee would be he best choice. Mike is a real
Constitutionalist.This would help make America great again.
His failure to pay his debt of almost $500,000 to his mortgage company makes him
unacceptable for any federal office to me.
Mike Lee.....really? That is an absurd thought.
Mike Lee would be a poor choice for sitting on the Supreme Court which is not to
say that he has no chance of being tapped for the job for strictly political
Amazing, isn't it? Kathy openly portrays herself a bigot ("Lee's
faith makes him unacceptable!"). Dave wants the Supreme Court to punish the
right for referring to Democrats as "Communists" yet is perfectly happy
with all the "Hitler" and "Nazis" his side routinely throws
around. The right for a mother to kill her child is supposed to be
sacred, and disqualifying to even consider overturning it. Legalized murder as
a sacrament? Heck, why not bring back the Aztecs and let them do it--they at
least had a religious purpose. Or the Carthaginians. It certainly
should not be a litmus test for a judge to see if he or she endorses judicial
murder of the innocent like the left has as its key doctrine.
Forbes reports DHS is compiling lists of people in the media who are influential
- reporters, pundits, bloggers etc. Fro what purpose? If the worst possible
use were made of these lists would Mike Lee defend those attacked or jailed?
The one and only question on Trump's mind and those of these potential
nominees is whether or not. POTUS can pardon himself.
No! No! No and NO!Let's hope reports that he's no longer
in the running are correct.
Kathy, trump doesn't need to woo anyone. Romney already has this election
wrapped up. He would win at this point even if he never said another word about
it. As for Roe v Wade, just you wait. The short list will end up
only being candidates that oppose it. If the democrats vote one down, the next
on the list will be even less desirable for them. Like it or not, Trump knows
how to play the game and you can bet he's going to win it one way or
another. If the democrats aren't careful, they may end up with an extreme
right-wing justice (which isn't good for anyone).
I agree with Tucker, it will be Barrett. It makes the most sense. But when
Trump gets his 3rd Justice, which I'm betting he will, it could very well
Re: "Garland would have brought a balance to the court rather than a rabid
politicalization . . . ."Balance? How could replacing a
committed conservative justice with a committed liberal justice bring
balance?What you meant to say, of course, is that Garland would have
shifted the Court's politics sharply and reliably to the left -- carving in
stone a score of politically decided court cases that were decided in violation
of the justices' oaths of office, the Constitution, and the separation of
powers doctrine upon which it was founded.That's the
left's agenda -- replace the elected representatives of the people with
unelected, black-robed dictators, appointed for life by committed, partisan
leftists, selected for their demonstrated commitment to ignore the Constitution
to rule from the bench.
Re: Yuge Opportunity. And why shouldn't Democrats cry "Garland"?
The Republicans changed the filibuster rule that had been in place since 1806 to
manipulate their way into not even interviewing Merrick Garland. Republicans
seem to think our institutions are only temporarily in place for when it suits
them. Garland would have brought a balance to the court rather than a rabid
politicalization rendering the court impotent -- no longer a reliable,
intellectual, and thoughtful body, but rather a kangaroo court like we see in
Russia, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines......and the rest of Trump's new
The best ideas to solving America's problems will not be found in
Washington but that of regular Americans. The current big money politics,
approved by SCOTUS, prevents regular Americans to have access to lawmakers. Every day, thousands of Americans will be diagnosed to have type-2
diabetes because of the obesity epidemic and making it that even more likely the
Medicare bankruptcy problem will NOT ever be solved. Every day,
thousands of families are breaking up, and hundreds of teens are joining gangs,
because of lack of good pre-schools, no max interest rates banks can charge on
their credit cards for missing a payment. Every day, our hate filled
words toward fellow Americans we disagree, just spills over to Iraq and
Afghanistan, making it less likely our troops can ever leave. As you can't
yell fire in a theater, SCOTUS could rule Conservative media can no longer use
Nasty divorce mode way of words, those liberals, those communist Democrats,
against fellow Americans, conservative media can only use "we Americans"
instead. It's time to move on. The hate toward our fellow
Americans is so high these issues will never be addressed. The US will be no
longer. How sad.
No way a BYU law school grad makes it to the SCOTUS. It'll go to the Yalie.
I know his name is not at the top of the list, but the President could not
possibly do better with any of his other candidates.Here's
The timing of this is very suspicious. Trump is wooing the LDS/Romney vote. He
isn't going to pick Lee, and if there is any blowback on it, Trump will
think of a belittling nickname so the country can snicker at him. The
conservative end-run on this Supreme Court pick is that it shouldn't be
someone that has shown hostility to any legal precedent, specifically Roe v
Wade. We certainly already know that Lee, by virtue of his religion and his
stated position, is anti-choice.
As much as I would love to see Mike Lee on the Supreme Court, my money is on Amy
Coney Barrett.The only concern I have about her is the whole middle
name thing. It's a little pretentious, isn't it? Perhaps there are a
plethora of Amy Barretts.
The article states that Trump will need to woo some Democrats to get his pick
confirmed.I'm persuaded that there is no way to get any nominee
confirmed by Democrats in this election year. They will cry, "Garland,"
every day of hearings, and the press will cover it.No matter who he
chooses, the senate will need the nuclear option to confirm. Conservatives are
fine with that.