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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Daily Combover - January 31, 2017 - 9PM Late Edition

Today more details were uncovered about the Muslim Ban. We learned that the Trump Administration enlisted Hill staffers to secretly work on the text of the executive order, and that plan was likely either conceived by Sessions directly or at the very least by Sessions and Trump aide Stephen Miller.

So where does that leave us? As Agent Orange continues to pressure the Senate to move quickly on the Sessions confirmation, the reluctance to support him continues to grow. 

Sorry Dear Leader, it took them nearly 50 years but it appears the Democrats have found the backbone they lost in 1968. And it's not just Yates's martyrdom. The Democrats are standing up to Trump by embracing the grassroots marchers and even joining them at a recent rally in DC.

So Trump did what he does best, turn to insults. He has a new one for Schumer, penned after Schumer cried on Holocaust Remembrance Day:
The dark memories of losing 10 of your ancestors is never pleasant. But, if Trump learned one thing from his Klan-supporting father, it's that the deaths of "sub-humans" like Jews don't matter.

Unfortunately for our collective human capital, Betsy DeVos was not DeNied after all. Trump proudly announced her as the Secretary of Plagiarism Education, at least until the two of them eliminate the Department of Education and a half million teacher's jobs along with it. As I said yesterday:
For someone who wants 4% GDP growth, he really does not understand the first thing about Human Capital -- something that economists have been telling the public for nearly 60 years -- there is empirical proof that education increases human capital which then increases GDP. There's no better way to achieve growth than to educate your populace.
And that leaves us with the big story of the day. Who will Trump nominate to steal the Supreme Court seat that rightfully belongs to Merrick Garland?
We'll watch the clock and update when it's announced.

UPDATE and it's more awful than you'd expect. Trump is turning it into a reality show:
And the winner is: Neil Gorsuch!

Here's a list of his accomplishments:
1. He clerked for Justices White and Kennedy.
2. SCOTUSblog calls him a Scalia clone.
SCOTUSblog, the leading Supreme Court blog, described some of Gorsuch's parallels to Scalia as "eerie."
"He is an ardent textualist (like Scalia); he believes criminal laws should be clear and interpreted in favor of defendants even if that hurts government prosecutions (like Scalia); he is skeptical of efforts to purge religious expression from public spaces (like Scalia); he is highly dubious of legislative history (like Scalia); and he is less than enamored of the dormant commerce clause (like Scalia)," the blog wrote.
3. Oh yeah, he's also the guy that decided for Hobby Lobby on behalf of "religious freedom" when they didn't want to provide contraceptive health care coverage. So I guess that makes him somewhat of a Pence clone as well.

To summarize, Scalia and Pence had a baby and named it Gorsuch. And now we're fucked.

More as it comes. Until then, catch you on the flip side.

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