Religious affiliation now a disqualifier for public service according to Democrats?

So say Leftists, to include Diane Feinstein.

From Breitbart.com:

Dianne Feinstein Interrogates Judicial Nominee’s Catholic Faith

by Joel B Pollak

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned whether the Catholic faith of a judicial nominee would disqualify her from carrying out the duties of her intended office.

Stop. My first thought? President John F Kennedy. A Democrat. Back in 1961. Have we not progressed from there? Or have we regressed? Not A, but B.

Feinstein told Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, that “the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for for years in this country.”

Let’s listen to Diane Feinstein.

Now let’s listen to Dick Durbin.

Furthermore, Demorats ask: “can a Catholic be a judge?” A far cry from a Catholic president, is it not? Back in 1961? Back then: “a Catholic will ruin our nation.”

Perhaps we should next rightly ask: can a Muslim be a member of Congress? If not a Christian, then why a Muslim? Or a Buddhist? Or a Shinto priest? Keith Ellison and Andre Carson, go away. Right? Because they are “religious.”

Or is this a Constitutional issue the likes of which persons such as Diane Feinstein don’t comprehend as illustrated by her discourse with the late Antonin Scalia?

Gorsuch also happened to school Diane Feinstein during hearings.

Are you, like me, beginning to question the validity and veracity of Diane Feinstein with regard to overall competence? If not, you certainly should. We continue.

Feinstein was referring to abortion, though her question was based on a law review article written by Barrett in 1998 that argued that Catholic judges who object to the death penalty should recuse themselves from cases in which it is a possible sentence because “litigants and the general public are entitled to impartial justice.”

But wait. There’s more.

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution provides that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States,” yet Feinstein and other Democrats on the panel effectively imposed a religious test on Barrett. It was the second time in recent months that the opposition had attempted to do so: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asked Russell Vought, nominated for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, about his Christian belief that salvation comes only through Jesus, as if that would be disqualifying.

Bottom line — the one that the American Media Maggots fail to report?

Barrett stated, “I would stress that my personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear on my duties as a judge.”

There was a bit of pushback, from Politico.com:

Senators take fire over questions for Catholic judicial nominee

by Josh Gerstein

At least two prominent university presidents are accusing senators of religious bias for challenging a Catholic judicial nominee over her faith-driven views during a confirmation hearing last week.

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins and Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber both wrote letters objecting to lawmakers’ pointed questions on the topic to Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett last week, whom President Donald Trump has nominated to the Chicago-based 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Jenkins wrote directly to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, taking issue with her statements that Barrett’s worldview seems strongly driven by “dogma.”

“Your concern, as you expressed it, is that ‘dogma lives loudly in [Professor Barrett], and that is a concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for years in this country,'” Jenkins wrote. “I am one in whose heart ‘dogma lives loudly,’ as it has for centuries in the lives of many Americans, some of whom have given their lives in service to this nation. Indeed, it lived loudly in the hearts of those who founded our nation as one where citizens could practice their faith freely and without apology.”

Look, this is truly nothing new in terms of today’s Demorats. Religion, with the exception of Islam, means nothing. Perhaps less than nothing, rolling over to subjugation and oppression.

If only Leftists would focus their critical eyes inwards.

Demorats fear the law. They only wish new interpretations and not decisions based but upon precedent.

BZ

 

The ultimate DC political truth finally revealed

This may be the most important post I’ll write the rest of the year.

And trust me, it is the Underlying Truth that essentially drives ALL of DC, no matter the issue, no matter the party.

I should note, however, that the GOP is particularly sensitive to this as they still want to be loved more than do the Demorats.

I found someone with the balls to state the Politically Obvious when I began researching the decision made by Jeff Sessions not to prosecute Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Let’s listen.

As Judge Andrew Napolitano stated,

“It’s an institutional culture in government. We don’t want to go after our predecessors because we don’t want our successors to come after us.”

And now you know the central theme in DC decision-making, at least predominantly on the side of the Republicans.

You may apply this to every situation in which you ask the question “so why was nothing done and why is no one accountable in DC for anything at any time?”

You can thank Judge Andrew Napolitano for providing the obvious answer.

Many of us intuited this; now there is no question.

“Drain the swamp”?

Now you know why that will never happen.

BZ

 

BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon radio show, Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Featuring Right thinking from a left brain, doing the job the American Media Maggots won’t, embracing ubiquitous, sagacious perspicacity and broadcasting behind enemy lines in Occupied Fornicalia from the veritable Belly of the Beast, the Bill Mill in Sacramento, Fornicalia, I continue to proffer my thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to utilize their studio and hijack their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to my shameless contract, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show each Wednesday evening.

Tonight in the Saloon:

  • Unfortunately Dan Butcher was unable to phone into the Saloon with a Texas update on Hurricane Harvey; telephone issues;
  • Harvey victims become frustrated with the American Media Maggots;
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott thanks President Trump for the advance work done by the Trump administration and cabinet members, as well as coordination;
  • ABC reporter condemned as a “looter snitch” by Leftist media for turning in criminals sacking a nearby supermarket; what a comment is that on the media;
  • North Korea fires a missile directly over the Japanese island of Hokkaido;
  • What to do about North Korea aggression? Sooner or later we must address it;
  • Russia is moving citizens away from the Russia/North Korea border; a clue;
  • I cork off on Antifa;
  • I cork off on Leftists;
  • I cork off on Demorats;
  • I cork off on anarchists;
  • I cork off on the City of Berkeley Police Department;
  • We finally discover: they were ordered to stand down in the face of Antifa.

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Too good to pass up

Don’t you occasionally see a video and think: “I just have to pass that thing along”?

This would be my applicable video today.

Yes, there was a carbonated beverage at hand on my desk and, luckily, I was not drinking it when I watched the video, otherwise it would have been blown out my nose and onto the computer screen before me. Think of the tragedy.

BZ

P.S.

In response to the actual video itself, the schadenfreude is beyond sweet. Who would otherwise try to run over a motorcyclist?

 

Democrats: “money can’t buy me love”

$23 million dollars gone. Ouch. That’s gotta hurt. Money certainly ain’t buying much Demorat love in Georgia.

Demorats are now 0 for 4 in special elections. In the Jon Ossoff loss, how could the Demorat not walk away with the election considering this is an area where Donald Trump did poorly and, in terms of pushback on Trump, should have kicked The Donald to the curb? Jon Ossoff outspent Karen Handel 7 to 1.

Particularly in light of the fact that two special elections went down the rabbit hole for the Demorats in one night — meaning they lost — and in one Georgia election $23 million dollars was spent by the DNC and George Soros and Leftists the world over. Ossoff outspent Handel 7 to 1. And still they couldn’t defeat one measly Republican chick. Who won, incidentally, by more than five points. From CNN.com:

Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?

by Eric Bradner

Atlanta (CNN)Democrats tried an inoffensive moderate message in Georgia. They ran a banjo-strumming populist in Montana. They called in the cavalry in South Carolina and tried to catch their foe sleeping through a long-shot in Kansas.

None of it worked.

In the special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4.

Now, party officials, strategists and candidates are pondering what went wrong — and how they can turn it around in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

Jon Ossoff’s loss Tuesday night in a hyper-competitive Georgia race — the most expensive in history — “better be a wake up call for Democrats,” Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, an emerging Democratic leader said.

“We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent,” he wrote, “not an smaller one. Focus on the future.”

Uh oh. That “speaking truth to power” thingie.

Bad enough. But then — shock of shocks — it somehow goes personal when certain Demorat personnel kindly suggest that it’s time for the ancient and doddering Nancy Pelosi to step aside as she doesn’t truly seem to be doing much for her Leftist party.

Nancy’s reply? To double down on incompetency, citing her masterful legislating, et al — in response to her insistence on not stepping aside. This is absolutely glorious.

“Well, I’m a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. … My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our elections.”

Ah, nothing like the embodiment of the phrase “the definition of stupidity.” A concept they clearly have not accepted as they continue to prove my definition of Historical Alzheimers by failing to recognize that, yes, they well and truly did lost the presidential election on November 8th of 2016. Let’s see, that’s 226 days or 7 months and 14 days later. They still refuse to acknowledge reality.

I once again deploy Tucker Carlson to explain.

But wait; is sometimes losing actually winning? It can be if you’re a Mothership. From the WashingtonFreeBeacon.com:

Former DCCC Insiders’ Firm Banked Millions From Ossoff’s Failed Campaign

by Joe Schoffstall

Ossoff paid Dem firm more than Republican Karen Handel’s campaign spent the entire election

A firm started by former insiders for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hauled in millions of dollars from the failed campaign of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, Federal Election Commission records show.

Ossoff’s campaign pulled in more than $23 million in contributions during the record-breaking special election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. The campaign disbursed $22.5 million and had $1 million left on hand at the time of its latest filings to the FEC.

The astronomical expenditures from the Ossoff campaign turned into a bonanza for a firm that was launched by veterans of the DCCC.

See? Losing can be winning.

The Demorats themselves have nothing. They are the Party of No. All they possess is obstruction, obfuscation, undermining. They have no cogent thoughts or ideas. They have Russia. They cannot even admit that Ossoff lost fair and square. They chalked his loss up to weather.

I wasn’t kidding.

BZ