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A key piece of American Government are unaccountable judges whose rulings effectively make law.

Donald Trump appointed 11 more Judges to the Federal Bench. His first batch are all being filibustered and delayed by the democrats. Expect this batch to be as well.

The Supreme Court could revisit a 40-year-old precedent that allows government agencies to force public sector workers to pay union dues, an issue the court deadlocked on in 2016 following the sudden death of Antonin Scalia.

The National Right to Work Foundation will file two petitions on Tuesday with the high court challenging coercive dues schemes for government employees (Janus v. AFSCME), as well as monopoly bargaining rights for home health aides that receive Medicaid dollars (Hill v. SEIU). The suits seek to overturn Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, a 1977 case that enabled government agencies to require the payment of union dues or fees as conditions of employment.

The cases are huge. They could decimate Unions across the country. When Wisconsin enacted their reforms – the number of Union Members paying dues dropped by 1/3. Read more here.

This is amongst the reasons why the democrats are on tilt trying to stop judges and why they forced the filibuster rules to be shredded by the Republicans on behalf of Justice Gorsuch.

One tactic the democrats are using is fake spam bots in order to give the appearance of support that does not really exist for their agenda. One key item to the democrats is Net Neutrality – a policy that was intended to lead to regulation of content on the internet. Since the right has to rely heavily on the internet to balance the broadcast media, this is a big deal.

Fake comments supporting Net Neutrality flooding in from Russia.

The latest analysis shows over a seven-day period 92,161 comments were submitted using a French domain extension; 84,618 from a German domain extension; and 60,220 from a Russian domain extension.

Read the story, and you will see that the comments are also full of racial slurs against Ajit Pai, the FCC Chairman.

Democrat Senators making as many as 30 Requests for Information one-at-a-time from Trump Nominees. They have been on a rampage against the EPA, which was their most effective policy-making entity under obama.

“We’ve received 20 letters from Senator Carper and 10 have already received a detailed response,” said Jahan Wilcox, an EPA spokesman. “Of the remaining 10 letters: Seven were received in the past month and we are working to respond as quickly as possible.”

and this:

Requests submitted by the committee included an inquiry about a Politicoarticle suggesting the EPA is considering hiring private lawyers to rewrite the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States regulation. The EPA sent its response on May 17.

Other requests that have been fulfilled included documents related to Pruitt’s decision to not attend the Oklahoma GOP fundraising gala. The response was delivered June 1.

Another response, dealing with documents about Pruitt’s ethics agreement, was fulfilled in three days. The committee sent a letter on May 2 regarding Pruitt’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the EPA’s 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone while he was attorney general of Oklahoma. The EPA sent a final response on May 5.

An additional response to a Senate inquiry will be mailed on Friday.

Get the idea?

Donald Trump himself has finally started engaging the obstructionists himself:

And the GOP said those confirmations Mr. Schumer is touting only came after a series of roadblocks erected by Democrats on Capitol Hill. More than 60 percent of the president’s picks have faced Democratic-led filibusters, and his Cabinet saw the largest number of “No” votes of any president in modern history.

Democrats have used parliamentary tactics to try to delay many of Mr. Trump’s appointments, asking for delays in committee and forcing filibuster voters on the Senate floor.

Mr. Trump’s solicitor general and two other high-profile Justice Department appointments have been awaiting a vote in the Judiciary Committee for weeks, with Democrats exercising their right under committee rules to demand a delay.

This will not play well for the democrats in 2018. Independents do not like stagnation without a message.

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