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Hugh Hewitt: ‘Senators Will Lose Their Jobs If They Block The Blockade’

Unhinged conservatives rant on the airwaves. It must be Sunday morning.
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Conservative radio talk show host, and pundit who's always wrong, promised Armageddon if any Republican senator dared to end the 'blockade' of an as yet unnamed Obama Supreme Court nominee.

Oddly enough though, he brought up the Robert Bork example from 1987, saying he was also "blocked", when in fact Bork did receive a vote, garnering only 42 votes in support, and even six Republicans voted against. Hewitt and these other clowns are talking about not even having hearings, a complete abdication of their responsibilities.

And of course Anthony Kennedy was confirmed on Feb. 3, 1988 by a then 'lame duck' Ronald Reagan.

Finally, how does one 'block a blockade'? Isn't that a double negative?

Via our dear friends at The Daily Caller

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that any Republican senator who does not actively block President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination will be voted out of office.

HUGH HEWITT: If I were a Republican, whether the majority leader all the way down to the county clerk and every nominee, I would say very simply, no hearings, no votes. Lame ducks don't make lifetime appointments. And I would say that again --

DANA BASH (HOST): And he's a lame duck even a year out?

HEWITT: Easily. The last time -- Justice Kennedy has been referred to a lot -- was nominated in November of 1987 after Judge Bork had been blocked. That vacancy occurred in June of 1987. So there is no precedent. And I would simply add, the base will not forgive anyone. Senators will lose their jobs if they block the blockade. There should be an absolute blockade on this. And [Sen.] Patrick Leahy [(D-VT)], who was your guest earlier, voted 27 times to deny a vote or a hearing to Republican nominees between 2001 and 2003. Patrick Leahy created the conditions that he was decrying right now.


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