Day 2860: Use my words against me

“Use my words against me” is something that wordy U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said in 2016 when he opposed giving a hearing to President Obama’s pick for Supreme Court Justice, the honorable Merrick Garland.

Here are more of Lindsey Graham’s words, which I would like to use against him:

“I want you to use my words against me,” Graham said during a 2016 Senate meeting. “If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.”

Not only is the vacancy occurring — because of the death of the honorable Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — in the last year of a Republican President’s first term, it is occurring mere weeks before the Presidential election. Therefore, many people are using Lindsey Graham’s words against him. But that’s not stopping Lindsey Graham from using more words to declare that he will vote to confirm Donald Trump’s conservative pick to replace liberal icon RBG, even before he’s heard any words about who that person would be.

So I would love to use Lindsey Graham’s words against him, but I don’t know how, since his new words indicate that he is against many words I am for, including honor, honesty, and justice.

Yesterday, when the former words of many other wordy Republican Senators were being used against them to no avail, I decided to go for a walk looking for other words to use against them. Specifically, I was looking for these words:

“Don’t let them win.”

I couldn’t find those words, but I found other words instead.

I am doing my best to use words against many U.S Republican senators , including their own from 2016:

Feel free to use my words against me, including these words of gratitude:

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27 thoughts on “Day 2860: Use my words against me

  1. I liked the plate with potatoes, green beans and fish ! What a delight! πŸ™‚ Where is the white wine ?

  2. Some people have no shame

  3. The choosers are raging for certain, Ann.

  4. The whole thing makes my head spin. The moral compass in the Senate has gone missing in 2020.

  5. On this occasion Words Fail Me – and words fail the American people.

  6. puella33

    The other countries are looking at us from askance regarding the Corona virus especially, among other things, I emphasis the words other things. The Republicans are greedy with their seats, so they lie. Its amazing to me how they underestimate the intelligence of the people…There\s only one thing to do- – vote. Unfortunately, Massachusetts doens’t carry many electoral votes.

  7. Ah, politics. It is a two edged sword. When there is debate over what is or has been said and its meaning for stability’s sake one must look to the rules. The constitution says that during the term of a President when a SCOTUS seat opens it is the President’s duty to fill it. And the President’s duty does not end until his term does. If all judges had held to their oath as if all Congressmen and Congresswomen held to theirs we’d not have this conflict of interests. But reality being a thing of time and circumstance we are where we are because beneath those black robes are not impartial umpires calling balls and strikes according to the rules of the game(Constitution as written), but rather those whose decisions are influenced by the team they most favor.

    So we are left with seeking an imbalance of power to a branch of government who have taken it upon themselves to legislate from the bench when it is not their duty to do so.

    That being said: regardless of who said what when; we look at the circumstances of our present reality. A GOP President with a GOP senate who has the authority by the Constitution to either act on the nomination or not. If the shoe was on the other foot it would be the GOP, not on sound legal ground, screaming foul. President Obama was not denied his right to put forth his nominee in 2016. But he had a GOP senate. So, no go. Shoe on the other foot again; also would be a no go for Trump. There is one unique difference here, and that is that Obama was leaving office due to the end of his 2nd term. Trump is the incumbent and is running for re-election.

    The argument being made that the people should decide is fruitless, then with Obama and now. Why? Because the President in power has the authority of the people already who put him where he is at the moment. Who may vote for the next President is irrelevant. All that matters by law is who is in charge at the time of the opening.

    And with our most unusual circumstances due to the virus’ effect on the normal electoral process, a full SCOTUS is vital. Because hoards of lawyers are swooping in.

    All we know for sure is this, as I have said earlier, if all played by the rules and truly honored their oaths of office, which is meant to avoid such turmoil, I’d simply be complimenting you on a neat looking face mask and another delicious dinner.
    -Alan

  8. Words only matter to those who value honesty and integrity.
    I believe that’s all that can be said about Lindsey Graham, except that, despite his claims to the contrary, he only values power.

  9. It’s a sad situation we find ourselves in on many fronts. I pray we can end this disastrous Trump reign and peacefully transition back into decency, honesty, and sanity.

  10. It reflects on the illogic of Trump supporters that they would have his name above the slogan “No More B***S***t.” I was a little thrown by that, wondering if it were an ironic thing from the other side, i.e., a Biden poster, in a way. Well, all we can do is vote and keep using our words as best we can. I voted last Friday!

  11. word are so easily swallowed whole by those who have no heart or soul to block them going back down

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  13. I’m with you for honor, honesty, and justice, my dear friend. I think we should use our sWords against him. ( ᐛ )و( ᐛ )و (Β΄βˆ‡οΎ‰ο½€*)γƒŽ

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