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RELM_buttonWater Boring: Trump Wins the Nevada Caucus; Senate GOP Pledges to Not Hold Hearings on Obama SCOTUS Nominee; Obama’s New Plan to Close Gitmo; Trump Attacks NBC Reporter; Jeb is Out of the Race; Are the Dems Prepared to Run Against Trump?; Ben Carson Proposes Truth Serum Instead of Waterboarding; Ben Carson Says Obama Isn’t Black Enough; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the BobCesca.com Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • Nightshift

    So Bob has the hots for Judge Judy??? Are we sure there’s not a stash of GRILF porn in Bob’s apartment? 😉

  • Badgerite

    WTF. “Did not address the human rights concerns?” Here is the thing. You close the damn thing and THEN look to address the “human rights concerns”. Tell me again how Sanders will get his agenda through an obstructionist, GOP controlled Congress. ‘Action Alerts’?

    • Scopedog

      What’s more, something I don’t think the Sanders supporters consider is that if Sanders wins the nomination and loses the general election, liberalism could be set back a generation or more.

      Badgerite, the scary thing for me is that I believe that some of them DO realize what will happen if Sanders wins the nom but loses the general. But what terrifies me is that they simply do not care if everything goes down the s#@!er if Trump or a Republican becomes the President. They didn’t care back in 2000 and even in 2004, in the aftermath of 9-11 and Afghanistan and Iraq, they still didn’t care.

      Perhaps they feel that when the GOP guts everything, when it becomes too unbearable, then the public will finally rise up and overthrow both parties and the hated “establishment” and finally put in a true blue liberal utopia. But they will ignore (or will not care much for) the heavy price that will be paid should the GOP get the whole ball of wax in 2016. Sure, they’ll howl on about how 2020 will be the time to take it back, but it will take decades to repair the damage…if most of it can be repaired at all.

      Tell me again how Sanders will get his agenda through an obstructionist, GOP controlled Congress. ‘Action Alerts’?

      Well, that’s what they think will work–“Action Alerts” and marches. Of course, the true way to get things done–elect liberal, pragmatic candidates that can win and put more of them in Congress and at the state and local level–will not be considered because it requires hard work and long term thinking.

  • Badgerite

    In the vein of Reality Show Politics, I think Trump beating up on a female reporter is a test run for future attacks on Hilary Clinton. If you will recall her Senate run in 2000, her GOP opponent lost support for berating her in a serious way. Maybe Trump is checking out a buffoon approach to see if that will be more
    effective. I think you are right that she should begin checking out a way to counter that particular approach.

  • Badgerite

    “A bad stand up comedian” , Borchst Belt style. Yeah, that’s Trump. He really isn’t ‘entertaining’. He is just
    a boring, bully. You can listen to the same sh-t from intoxicated bar patrons. I can’t imagine what these people go to see. I would rather watch paint peal, as it would be infinitely more informative and entertaining than having to listen to Trump. His only competition in that regard would be Sarah Palin.
    I think it has to do with the GOP idea that rich people get rich because they deserve it so they just trust that he will find some way to “make America (white) great again.” I also think these people think that Americans occupy the planet alone. We don’t.

  • Correct me if I am wrong but didn’t SCOTUS rule that the President can’t make an appointment on any recess less than 10 days long? I don’t think he can use a Recess Appointment (but I’m clearly not a lawyer).

    • i_a_c

      The question was over whether the bogus “pro forma” sessions clearly designed to prevent recess appointments constituted being in session or not. The ruling was that the Senate is the body who decides whether or not it’s in recess. There wasn’t a time limit that I recall.

      • According to Scotusblog.com they said that any recess less than 10 days wasn’t “enough” time to consider the Senate out of the office so any appointment made therein would be questionable. Anyway, I don’t think that the President will even try a recess appointment until he has proposed someone and the Senate ignores him for some period of time.

  • Cindy C. Strait

    Finally had time to listen to The Bob & Chez Show and it was great. With the hostility of the primaries, it was refreshing to hear some rational and reasonable conversations with a touch of humor to lighten things up. I’ll be tuning in more just to keep my sanity.

  • katanahamon

    Well, maybe the solution to the Supreme Court problem will be for each side to obstruct nominees until all of the justices have died. Problem solved!

  • katanahamon

    Great article on Banter, Chez, but you’re right..it’s best to not go to the comments. I did battle for a while, but they are completely illogical..”it’s all rigged against Bernie, we will vote for Trump!” Where will it all end? Add in the Trump rally violence, and I never thought I would see anything like this in my lifetime.

  • muselet

    Chez, I’m not surprised the South Point Hotel would have a Trump for President message on its sign. The owner, Michael Gaughan, inherited the casino and real estate business his father, John “Jackie” Gaughan, established. Michael Gaughan sees Donald Trump as a kindred spirit (apart from the short-fingered vulgarian’s multiple bankruptcies).

    The various networks and cable news channels are terrified of being denied access to Trump, so they’d rather have a few frightened or even injured worker bees—and hire an extra makeup artist to cover up the brown on the noses of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski—than piss him off. It’s hard to see that as a good decision, at least if one looks beyond the bottom line.

    The other party’s candidates for President are expected to run down a sitting President’s accomplishments. Intra-party attacks like this year’s are new and, frankly, odd. Of course, Bernie Sanders isn’t actually a D, so that has something to do with it. Regardless, it needs to stop.

    Once a week? Bob, a President Donald John Trump *urp* would have daily events to moan about all the people who’d failed to meet his demanding standards for sycophancy.

    If the world hadn’t gone completely mad, I’d say the right way to deal with Trump would be to gently apply the needle, let him explode—which he would, since he’s so thin-skinned—and then question whether his volatile temperament disqualifies him from the Presidency. Since the world has gone mad, and Trump’s supporters would cheer him on as he raged, that might not be the right approach.

    Josh Marshall last week pointed to a quote in a piece by Bloomberg News’s Sahil Kapur:

    “Our strongest strategy is to not have hearings,” Curt Levey, the executive director of FreedomWorks Foundation and a veteran of past Supreme Court nomination fights, told reporters on a conference call. “This is about the right of the American people to wait until November. … To hold a hearing is to put the focus on the nominee rather than the situation.”

    In a blog post on Tuesday titled “How Republicans Can Win the Supreme Court Media Battle,” GOP communications strategist Rory Cooper argues that Republicans should seek to “starve the media of this story” by avoiding any discussion of “the credentials of the nominee.”

    “So, no statements, no meetings with the nominee, no hearings, no comment on his or her qualifications…no oxygen. Stick to the process,” he wrote. “And make it boring.”

    [link omitted]

    Clearly, the Rs believe there is little potential cost to blatant and unremitting obstruction (Mitch McConnell won’t even commit to meetings, hearings or votes on the next President’s nominee). And I can’t find the piece at the moment, but someone sensible said the Rs might be right, since most people don’t pay attention to process stories, no matter how important (and some Righty insisted the Supreme Court is more important than the presidency or the Senate, which may be true but sounds an awful lot like whistling past a graveyard).

    Bob, majority opinion doesn’t really matter; majority voting matters.

    Ben Carson believing he still has a chance at the R nomination doesn’t make him nuts, exactly, but it does make him delusional. Believing sodium amytal and the suchlike—truth serum, I ask you—represent some kind of science, that makes him nuts.

    Can we go back to ignoring Mental Ben now?

    (Bob, you missed Chez’s fucking at 52:07.)

    –alopecia