Comments for: U.S. Senate is wrong to block Maine man’s judicial appointment

Posted Nov. 27, 2012, at 1:48 p.m.

It is nonsensical that the U.S. Senate has held up for so long the confirmation of William Kayatta Jr., of Cape Elizabeth, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First District. Even though he was approved by a bipartisan majority of the Senate Judiciary Committee, his nomination has sat …

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  • Anonymous

    McConnell is a throwback to yesteryear’s scorched earth politics. The GOP would do well to elect some more enlightened leaders who can put the nation’s interests before their own ultra-narrow agendas, and advance their own party in the process..

    • Anonymous

      and the Dems don’t do the same things, yea right.
      though it doens’t mean it is right. Though we do have enough Liberals on the bench.

      • Anonymous

        When you win the Presidency and the Senate, you get to choose who gets nominated — otherwise, be diligent and fair, don’t abuse the blocking power.

        • Anonymous

          I wonder if that is why they have litmust test, it was like Bork, because he did not believe in abortion they blocked his confirmation, even though he would uphold the law of the land. Now if someone is for abortion, they have little problem if any,

          • CPPray

            I do not agree with either side playing the blocking game – vote on them – up or down, but vote.

            Bork was not blocked from receiving a vote, the U.S. Senate voted against his confirmation.

          • Anonymous

            Bork was rejected, not blocked.

  • Cecil Gray

    It’s not the U.S. Senate it’s the obstructing GOP.

    • Anonymous

      Dems dont’ do the same thing?

      • Cecil Gray

        Harry Reid has been the head of the Senate the same amount of time that LBJ held the post. LBJ saw 1 filibuster, Reid has seen 386; time for some action.

    • Anonymous

      The Rs, especially the TP, the Party of No (in this case no vote).

  • Anonymous

    Kayatta is a pal of Chief Justice Roberts: Wonder what the problem is?

    • Anonymous

      We know what the real problem is: McConnell and his ilk. Maybe he should start governing since he couldn’t limit Obama to one term.

  • Anonymous

    Republicans have been abusing the filibuster and so, the country is going to lose it. Sorry — you abuse power when it’s not even necessary, in this case on non-controversial measures just to harm the Presidents, you lose it. The Senate is going to reform the rules soon and this nonsense will end. Thank God.

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