Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Feinstein and the Blue Chip Curse

It is an outrage in the era of partisan gridlock
That 41 Senators can by filibuster an action block
We now find that it gets far, far worse
We now learn of the Blue Slip tradition curse
Any judicial nominee must receive two Blue Slips from the Senators of his or her home state
Or at the urging of Senator Feinstein a failed confirmation must be his or her fate
One Senator with the power to a confirmation fail
That’s a tradition or practice that must be run out of town on a rail
A qualified nominee David Gras who has the misfortune to live in a state with a comic disguised as a Senator
Has failed to get a Blue Slip from Al Franken who loves it when the feds are more lavish expenditors
How Feinstein can defend this practice because Senators are supposed to be in touch with their constituents is a joke
These senators are in touch only with the lobbyists and special interests that donate money—the policy should be revoked
Majority rule and the rule of law while observing Constitutionally protected minority rights
But not observing the rights of a minority of one, a Senator who is mortally infected with partisan blight
© September 6, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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