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The Brain Type Institute has made Brain Type® assessments on thousands of people–many well-known. Most of these “famous” persons were not evaluated in person but rather by video tape analysis using Brain Typing’s methodologies. These evaluations are based on BTI’s years of typological, scientific, and empirical studies. Though we believe the appraisals are correct, we do not want them held as absolute—lest people profiled be unfairly judged by those who do not fully understand Brain Types. BTI intends only for the positive application of this information and desires readers to grasp its essence—that each person possesses an inborn design, one of 16 individual Brain Types, which predisposes him or her to specific cognitive, physical, and spatial traits.

3/1/17 – Sammy Sosa and Jesus have what in common?

The #9 FCAR can have a tendency to say things that are not quite logical, or thoroughly thought out, or perhaps just a little extreme. Kanye West is one of the best examples, who has several times compared himself to Jesus. In fact, the lyrics to one of his songs reads, “I know he’s the most high, but I am a close high.”  West also has been pretty arrogant, stating on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, “For me to say I’m not a genius, I would just be lying about myself.”

Another #9 recently came out to compare himself to Jesus, though perhaps in a less braggadocios way. For years now, Sammy Sosa has maintained his innocence that he never took enhancing drugs during his baseball career. The 48-year-old Sosa compared the speculation over his usage to the persecution of Jesus Christ, saying to Chuck Wasserstrom, who used to work in the Chicago Cubs’ media relations department, “Chuck, it’s like Jesus Christ when he came to Jerusalem. Everybody thought Jesus Christ was a witch, and he was our savior. So if they talk [poop] about Jesus Christ, what about me? Are you kidding me?”

Actually, Sammy, are you kidding us?

As one author writes, “Sosa is among the sluggers synonymous with the ‘steroid era’ in MLB.” He finished his career with 609 home runs, 402 of which came after he turned 29. Indeed, the sudden spike was a bit noticeable to many. Interestingly, Jon Niednagel assisted Sosa around this time in the early 90s with the Chicago Cubs. Jon helped me a lot,” Sammy told reporters, “I like to talk to him because he’s a good guy.He can put you on track. So, was it Niednagel who in fact turned Sosa around? To be sure, Niednagel helped Sammy “a lot,” encouraging the big slugger to hit the ball to the opposite field, thereby causing Sammy to better utilize his gross motors (and wait for the ball!).

Immediately following Niednagel’s few days of assisting Sosa, Sammy raised his batting average some 30 points while hitting multiple HR’s to right field no less! Though Sammy’s animated and #9 BT would always struggle with patient at bats, he learned from Niednagel at the beginning of his career what was necessary to be a successful hitter for his unique makeup. So much so, when Sammy had his captivating competition with Mark McGwire (#2 BEAR) in 1998, Niednagel would contact him on occasion whenever Sosa would slump. Not surprisingly, Sammy would quickly snap out of it and go on another home run barrage.

Whether PEDs also helped turn around Sammy’s game, we’ll leave for our readers to decide. It’s been claimed he engaged in additional helps, but what BTI knows better than any, when Sammy disciplined himself to hit properly, escaping his abstract and Animate feelings while substituting visual rationale, he would immediately excel.

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2/27/17 – The death of Alan Colmes

In a bit of very sad news, Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes (#13 FCIR) passed away this morning after a “brief illness”, leaving behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley. His family issued the statement:

“Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Sean Hannity (#15 FCIL), best known as Colmes’ conservative counterpart in the former FoxNews show “Hannity and Colmes,” worked with Alan for years and said in a statement that he was “one of life’s most decent, kind and wonderful people you’d ever want to meet.” Those who watched Colmes over the years would likely agree, as he consistently kept his cool on national television even when Sean himself let his resolute, dominant Inanimate “black or white” Left brain get the best of him. Hannity concluded his statement, saying, “I’m truly heartbroken at the loss of a dear friend.”

No surprise to Brain Typists, Alan Colmes actually started his career as a stand-up comedian before changing direction to radio, and eventually television. Though a staunch liberal, Alan was a friend to many on the opposite side of the political spectrum. His behavior and nature in life certainly seemed to reflect the Proverb “… even his enemies are at peace with him.”

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2/21/17 – Donald Trump’s “Apprentice” news conference

It was a sudden news conference he called for last week, and after an hour and 15 minutes of talking and answering questions, we again were shown how the #15 FCIL is the master BT on their feet in terms of articulating contextual logic, keeping command of their audience, and simply being so blunt that they are downright hilarious at times. Yes, it was like watching “The Apprentice” all over again, with Trump telling most of the media “you’re fired.”

We are not saying Trump was fool-proof, or didn’t tactically dodge a few curve balls he was thrown. After all, when asked why he keeps repeating the inaccurate statistic that he had the biggest electoral win since Reagan, he stated, “I was given that information” and quickly moved on. But in the end, Donald came out virtually unscathed.

Trump reiterated during the conference that he is simply fulfilling the promises he made to the American people while campaigning, and that he has their full-support (or majority support) to do so. Whether on immigration (conducting ICE raids), Obamacare (instructing the HHSD to “grant exceptions from” or “delay” the enforcement of the mandate), or cutting down regulations (taking away 2 regulations for every 1 added), Donald has certainly been a busy #15 bee since making the White House his home.

Relentlessly, Trump called out the media again and again, stating, “Nobody mentions that Hillary received the question to the debates. Can you imagine if I received the debate questions beforehand like Hillary? You would have called for the re-institution of the electric chair.” He also reminded the everyone that, “Hillary gave Russia 20% of the uranium in our country … I haven’t done a thing for Russia.”

Trump went on to tell Jim Acosta at CNN, “You have a lower approval rate than Congress.” A little later, Another reporter asked him, “Is it fake news or real leaks? There seems to be a disconnect.” The ill-thought-through-question was an easy one to answer for Trump, who replied, “Well, it was real leaks but fake news.” Meaning, the leaks occurred, but the way they were twisted and/or reinterpreted by the media was fake, or in Trump’s words, “Very fake.”

Lastly, Trump had folks laughing pretty good when he stated midway through the conference, “Tomorrow the headlines are going to read, ‘Donald Trump rants and raves.’ I’m not ranting and raving. I’m having a good time!”

Lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes, he certainly did seem to be having a good time!

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2/20/17 – John Daly tosses club in lake

You’re angry. Your body hurts. You’re playing golf, and you’re playing terribly at that. You’re #5 FEIR John Daly, so what do you do? You throw your club in the lake and walk off the course.

Daly was struggling with some back issues and not playing great golf. After back-to-back bogeys at 6 and 7, Daly decided he had had enough, withdrawing and citing a problem with his Sciatic Nerve. Visibly frustrated, Daly threw his putter into the lake behind the 7th green, adding one more to the list of blowups and club tosses in his long career. Daly immediately left the course without speaking.

It was Daly’s final round at the Allianz Championship Sunday in Florida, and he certainly went out in “in-the-moment” FEIR fashion. Act now, deal with the consequences later!

Of course, every Brain Type has the capacity to be impulsive, but some more than others, and in various ways. Had Daly been a #16 BCIL, he likely would have given the matter a few moments of thought, telling himself, “Hmm … this club is worth $500. Maybe I’ll go sell it on Ebay instead.”

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2/16/17 – Steve Young and Left brain quarterbacks

Try finding Left brain dominant quarterbacks in the NFL in 2017 and you’ll be truly hard-pressed. (There is only 1 such QB among the 30 teams–#4 BEAL Carson Palmer.) Left brainers could play QB in NFL antiquity much easier than in today’s fast moving, sophisticated game; nonetheless, try finding any Left brain dominant quarterbacks who have actually done well in their careers and you’ll be equally hard-pressed. That is why when #15 FCIL Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers led his team to 3 Super Bowls in the 1980s, while also becoming only one of two QBs in history to lead the NFL in passing six times, you just have to stand back and give him a hearty congratulations. In 2005, he was also inducted into the Hall of Fame as the first left-handed quarterback in NFL history.

By the way, notice he is left-handed? Just like fellow #15 Phil Mickelson of the PGA Tour, Young no doubt found greater success by being a Left brained ‘lefty’, thereby enabling him to better utilize the Right hemisphere of the brain to control his motor skills (the Right brain largely controls the left side of the body).Young’s atypical lefty gross motor adeptness helped him in both passing and running the ball.

As a #15 FCIL, Young is all business, and says he would have likely left his job at ESPN if his partners at HGGC didn’t use his celebrity to invite potential clients to their various stadium suites. My wife hates football, and my kids don’t really care, Young said recently. I see myself as a deal guy first. I’ve put football behind me. Roger Staubach once told me and I’ll never forget it: When you retire, run. Never look back. Good advice from another fellow #15 FCIL! As BT students know, #15s strive for future success; the past is essentially contemplated for lessons learned.

It’s hilarious what Young confesses to about his current job. He says he “puts the minimum effort into his analyst job, spending barely two hours on game preparation and bolting to the suite after he appears on air to try to lock up deals. He said he rarely even watches the game a negligence you’d think would be a deal-breaker for the Worldwide Leader, which prides itself on its NFL coverage, particularly in Monday’s prime-time slot.”

Since #15s are tops at orally communicating big-picture logic especially in sequential order, it’s easy to see why former QB Steve can just show up on set and sound intelligent. (Al Michaels and Bob Costas are also #15s.)

Not surprisingly, after football, Young got his law degree from BYU and has since been successful in corporate finance, becoming his passion. “He even tries to persuade other former NFL players to get involved with the firm.”

Leave it to the persuasive #15 to sell you on a dream or idea (a la Donald Trump)!

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2/14/17 – Doug Christie won’t offend anyone

Yesterday we touched upon former NBA star #6 BEIR Bill Walton, now a sports television commentator known for his frank words and candid opinions. But, what happens when you take a #1O BCAR and put a microphone in front of him? Usually, nothing much.

That is, nothing too controversial. Does anyone remember #10 Doug Christie, former Laker and King’s player? He’s now a co-host of KHTK’s late afternoon show with Grant Napear. In the booth, Christie says he walks a fine line. I don’t want to throw players under the bus because I know they’re not trying to do things incorrectly. This is a game of mistakes and it happens, but the same time, I try to be as truthful as possible. Do I love the Kings? I do, but sometimes I think you need to be honest because of that love.

The dominant Animate Christie says he hasn’t had a single player approach him yet who was upset with his commentary. To many, that means you’re doing something wrong, but Christie insists if someone wants to talk to him he’s ready and open. Hey, we’re talking basketball. I love to talk basketball. I try not to make it personal; it’s just an evaluation based on what I’m seeing.

We think it’s safe to say a few people have likely approached Mr. Walton during his career in media. “I don’t sleep much,” says Walton. “I’m on the go. My mind is racing. My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine. So, yeah, I think about everything.” Leave it to the dominant Inanimate!

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2/13/17 – Bill Walton and overcoming Brain Type

At times we are asked, “Can’t Brain Typing be used as a crutch?”  That is, once one discovers one’s inborn design, an excuse can be developed to limit self as far as what can and cannot be accomplished. Such an excuse is exaggerated, especially as it pertains to every day life, as opposed to sports. In sports, you wouldn’t tell 18-year old Johnny who is 5 foot 5 that he could be a star center in the NBA. In the same way, we wouldn’t tell a #12 BCAL 18-year old Johnny that he could be a star quarterback in the NFL. So in that sense, yes, there are limits, but those limits are greatly restricted.

When it comes to everyday life, on the other hand, there are few things any Brain Type cannot accomplish. Take former NBA star and current NBA commentator Bill Walton, a #6 BEIR, and what he had to share recently. I’m a stutterer. I never spoke to anybody. I lived most of my life by myself. But as soon as I got on the court I was fine. But in life, being so self conscious, red hair, big nose, freckles and goofy, nerdy looking face and can’t talk at all. I was incredibly shy and never said a word. Then, when I was 28 I learned how to speak. It’s become my greatest accomplishment of my life and everybody else’s biggest nightmare.

The #6 BEIR is rarely an accomplished orator, and Walton is no exception. (The #6‘s main brain locale is Q2, the most laconic region of the brain; Q1 and Q3 do the talking and Q4 supplies the appropriate words.) Coupled with a 7-foot lanky frame and looks that could intimidate, Walton had every reason to cast himself into the shadows of his Back brain introversion. After all, that is the way he was designed, right? No, rather, Walton pushed himself not only to become a great basketball player, but

an accomplished spokesman on national television and “everybody else’s biggest nightmare.”

lol, too funny. Though Bill dropped his inferior speech, he certainly didn’t drop his #6 inner thoughts which have finally gone public.

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2/7/17 – Patriots grill ‘Matty Melt’ in Super Bowl 51

Like the shocking victory of comeback kid Donald Trump (#15 FCIL), the New England Patriots and their master strategist, Bill Belichick (another #15!), rallied to stun a world audience and its NFL foe, the Atlanta Falcons. Trailing 25 points in the third quarter, somehow, someway, the Pats rose from the ruins as Falcons QB, known previously as Matty Ice, was anything but. Scores of circumstances ultimately led to this Atlanta debacle, but we’ll try to contextualize the game to narrow the major causes for this epic meltdown.

The Falcons lost the game more than the Pats won it, but both teams did their contrary bests to achieve the final outcome. Starting with the victors, leave it to one of the rare Left Brained NFL Head Coaches, and the only #15 Head Coach. The highly organized field marshal and CEO Bill Belichick once again out-witted a #13 FCIR coaching opponent. What’s more, Bill’s relentless defense caused the 2016 MVP #13 QB Matt Ryan to short-circuit in the game’s pressure-packed second half, ensuring the Pats conquest.

Before we cover that issue, who was the latest and unheralded Pats player to shine in yesterday’s game? All this no-name nobody did was set a Super Bowl record of 14 receptions while scoring 3 TD’s! What’s more, he’s not a receiver but a running back! That’s unheard of, you may say. Yes, it is, unless he’s being coached by the NFL’s best (by far) coach. James White was drafted by the Pats in 2014, the 130th pick. Prior to his 14 catches Sunday, he had totaled 60 the previous 16 games. How can this happen? Can you say Mastermind, Bill Belichick While we are at it, we should all say Bill’s name 5 times!

Coach Belichick deserved the game MVP, not one of his players. Every game the Pats play, he is MVP first and foremost. After that realization, let’s next look for secondary performers. Oh yes, most of his players had very good games at SB 51, but they all did what he’s trained them like robots to do unlike any other NFL coach. Sunday, White was the exceptional performer, the week before was obscure Chris Hogan, and on and on it goes. (And did you see Julian Edelman‘s SB immaculate reception, as well as his previous games? Not bad for a converted QB.) What did no-name backup QB, Jimmy Garoppolo, do in his 2 lone starts at the season’s beginning (when #9 FCAR Tom Brady was in NFL purgatory)? Not much other than winning his games with a pass completion percentage of over 70% and a QB rating exceeding 120!

Tom Brady played very well in SB 51, that is in the second-half. He was Pop Warner-like in crucial areas of the first-half. Missing receivers by wide margins, throwing into coverage while open receivers ran in his limited #9 BT periphery, he even threw a pick-6 after freezing on what to do during the play all these occurring after the pass rush was finally getting to him. Anxiety caused Brady’s dominant Conceptual brain to kick into high gear, and he started imagining what could be rather than (Empirically) seeing what was before him. The function also engulfed Matty Melt, unfortunately, for him in the second half. (We warned of this unwanted potential overcoming the 2 dominant QBs in last week’s article.)

But after Coach Belichick calmed the team at halftime and scripted safe plays to get back in the game, the Pats and Brady made their comeback. Did you notice Bill’s first 2-point conversion? It was a short sideways pass with 2 other wideouts running interference. This coaching ingenuity makes for an easy score and paralleled many other successful passes throughout the game. Not only does New England have top receivers at every position (in mindset and exact route running especially), but no NFL receivers are consistently more open as a team. Why? The foxy field marshal’s script often replicates the double picks for an NBA shooter. These screens are virtually impossible to stop, freeing the receiver for a wide-open reception.

No NFL team is better at rub routes than the Pats. Additionally, they have just average receivers, yet they know how to get open better than any, and their hands are normally sure. The Falcons defense ran out of gas as the game wore on, and Terrific Tommy had all day to find his receivers which he normally did. As we have proclaimed for many a moon, Brady has exceptional, inborn neurotransmitters and receptor sites enabling him and fellow #9 Drew Brees (with similar neurochemical health) to have the only #9 successful NFL careers. Among many positive attributes, all #9s can coordinate gross and fine motors better than any of the 16 inborn Brain Types. With much practice, this enables them to make highly accurate throws if relaxed and the brain is calm.

After Tom’s dismal first half, he was determined to excel within Coach Belichick’s second-half strategy. Q1 is the most hyped part of the brain, and the #9 can be more motivated than any of the other 4 Typess located there. As dominant C‘s and goal-driven Animates, #9‘s sustained passion is unparalleled. Couple this with the potential to get a 5th Super Bowl ring, Brady had mega-amped motivation as the game drew to a close. And fortunately for him, he had ALL his fellow teammates excelling in their individual play, as they had each been taught. Yes, the Pats team won the Super Bowl, not any individual players. For those who do not get this fact, football is not the same as golf or tennis, nor is basketball akin with only 5 players carrying the load. No, football requires a minimum of 23 players collectively fulfilling their roles (which includes the kicker).

Joe Montana (#5 FEIR) should not be considered the all-time great quarterback because he won 4 Super Bowls. Of course that won’t harm his resume, but the proper measurement for any QB is what he does with what he has around him. Unfortunately, few grasp this simple reality especially among the sports media. Additionally, what does a QB’s coaching staff do to develop him and all the other players, on both sides of the ball? Factor in, too, what is the coach’s philosophy, on both sides of the ball? How good a strategist, tactician, and play-caller is he?

What a joke it is to determine the top QB of all time based upon Super Bowl rings. Folks would do well to sequence reality and to strive for the patience and objectivity necessary for carefully weighing all these relevant factors.

Sticking with football, doesn’t it makes just as much sense, or more, to say who is the greatest NFL receiver of all time as well as the QB? A receiver is much more dependent on self to be successful than a quarterback. His speed, agility, hands, route running, cunning and toughness are some of the areas in which he needs to excel. Yet if he has a QB who can’t get him the ball, or a coach who cannot utilize his special giftedness, he may always dwell in mediocrity when he shouldn’t.

Suffice it to say, whenever someone claims so-and-so is the best QB based upon team success or rings, you know you are speaking with someone who’s looking only at the head of a pin.Yet perhaps they are open to grasping the larger view while putting all relevant matters into proper context.

And finally, a few words on Matty Ice becoming Matty Melt. Among many situations on Sunday, one especially memorable moment was in the 4th quarter, second down and 11 (and in easy field goal range that would seal the Falcons win). Matty Melt inexplicably took a QB sack the equivalent of a 7-step drop (and a yardage loss halfway to Dallas)! Yes, coaches Shanahan and Quinn could have better chosen a run play or a quick, short pass, but touted cerebral Ryan would know better than any in a classroom to throw the ball away; yet as the intense pressure overwhelmed him, he isolated in his function and tossed his vision to the wind (where #1‘s and #5 BTs excel). While this can be a definite plus in the classroom, on the sports field it often does not bode well for people.

Just two plays before this major mistake, Matty M made another horrible throwing decision but was bailed out by a nearly impossible Julio Jones (#1 FEAR) catch. Just in front of Jones was a defender with his sights fixated on Matt, and another DB closing fast. Nonetheless, the vision-impaired #13 QB threw it anyway but was saved by heaven no less. Matty also took an unnecessary sack and fumbled the ball, setting up a quick Pats TD. He once again lost his visual acuity, never seeing the edge rush while holding the ball too long. Mr. Ryan will have a long, difficult offseason. As a #13, he’ll replay the game in his mind endless times. If his anterior cingulate (the brain’s gear shifter) gets too hot, which occurs with many #13s, he’ll relive this fateful day even more. For his sake, we sure hope this doesn’t occur. From afar, he seems like a really good and thoughtful person.

We close with a lesson for all BT students. BTI’s upcoming book release and DVD/ internet video series will amplify this issue much further, yet for now, we offer this simple illustration. We have long taught that an empirical way to ascertain another’s neural health is to carefully study his or her face and its many on-and-off nuances. Urine, blood, or sputum samples can accurately reveal a person’s neurochemical condition, but few folks will be making those body substances available to you. Thus, you must rely on viewing their outward mannerisms, especially of the face. Particularly with big picture Conceptual BTs, notice their eyes where, when, and how they focus. Are they wide-eyed, sort of bug-eyed? Do their gazes jump around a lot, etc.,? The more their face strays from the normal person’s look, the more abstract they likely are either a result of extra C neurons or less-then-optimal neurotransmitter health.

This is of special significance in sports, where these sub-optimal cognitive conditions can be an athletic hindrance particularly in big-pressured situations. Though a person with these conditions can excel in less-stressful athletic situations, the Super Bowl and other sports finals will surely reveal an athlete’s neurochemical health. This is why a #5 QB (the BT with the most highly-celebrated QBs of all time and many without SB rings), with top neural health, can rise above all other BTs at this position (even acknowledged by the masses if he can make it to the final dance). It also reveals how BT’s #9 and #13 (and all others) are at a greater disadvantage placed in these same circumstances even if they have optimal neural health. First and foremost for a QB is spatial superiority, where #1s and #5s are scientifically the best. Though few #1s excel at QB, due to their emotional decision making, they make superior point guards in hoops since the game moves much faster and then they heavily rely on their dominant, Right brain vision unless they get mad. Their gross motor fluidity also dominates in hoops.

Watch the following Youtube video interviews with T. Brady and M. Ryan. See if you can notice their differing facial nuances. Which of the 2 appears to have a more relaxed face and eyes, etc.? Anyone who truly wants to be able to accurately read the various BTs in their public endeavors will need to develop this ability. The effort will be worth it, since it is far more useful that an American Express or VISA card; whatever you do, you do not want leave home or country without these enhanced BT analyzing abilities.

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2/6/17 – The tragic death of Yordano Ventura

In a bit of sad news, Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car crash on Sunday while in the Dominican Republic. We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Andy Marte and Yordano Ventura, players union executive Tony Clark said. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families, friends, teammates and fans throughout the United States and Latin America.

Ventura, a #13 FCIR, was only 25 years old. He was given the nickname Ace shortly after coming into the league with his 100 mph fastball “and an explosive attitude to match.”  He was “a fierce competitor who was always willing to challenge hitters inside, then deal with the ramifications when they decided to charge the mound.”

The #13 FCIRs continue to dominate the mound in professional baseball with their pliable, rubber-band arms, flexible motor-skills throughout their bodies, and highly strategic minds. Being fine-motor more than gross motor, they can nonetheless grip a baseball lightly like holding a baby bird, enabling them to have good velocity and significant movement. They are also the premier knuckleball pitchers!

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2/2/17 – Neil Gorsuch, and the rule that could bite Harry Reid in the butt

The battle now begins as President Donald Trump (#15 FCIL) has nominated Neil Gorsuch to be the new Supreme Court Justice of the United States. Gorsuch is an affable #13 FCIR with a conservative record that looks to match that of Antonio Scalia (#13 FCIR) whom he will be potentially replacing. Most democrats plan to fight tooth and nail to block Neil’s entry, though as one author writes, “Gorsuch has not given Democrats much to work with. He hasn’t ruled directly on cases involving abortion and gay rights, and he won Senate confirmation a decade ago on a voice vote with no opposition.”

Yes, all the democratic senators in 2006 supported Gorsuch for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Among many others, this also included Barack Obama (#13 FCIR), Joe Biden (#13 FCIR), Hillary Clinton (#15 FCIL), John Kerry (#13 FCIR), Dianne Feinstein (#15 FCIL), Patrick Leahy, Patty Murray, Dick Durbin, and even now Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer! Don’t you just love politics, especially now that Chuck and co. are trying to paint the squeaky-clean and upright Justice as out of touch and against the people?

There are now threats of a filibuster, but Trump and his Republicans could use the nuclear or constitutional option, which is a parliamentary procedure that allows the U.S. Senate to override a rule or precedent by a simple majority of 51 votes, instead of by a supermajority of 60 votes. The irony? It was #16 BCIL Harry Reid who spearheaded its implementation just a few years ago. “Reid and his Democrat colleagues changed the rules so that all that was needed was a simple majority of 51 Senators, coincidentally the number of senators Republicans now have.”

At the time, Reid stated, This is not about Democrats versus Republicans. This is about making Washington work regardless of who is in the White House or who controls the Senate. Yet also stated at the time were the haunting words of Alabama Senator Richard Shelby-, who said, Democrats won’t be in power in perpetuity. This is a mistake a big one for the long run. Maybe not for the short run. Short-term gains, but I think it changes the Senate tremendously in a bad way.”

Boy was he right!

Trump’s #15 “let’s get things done” train is continuing to chug along full speed ahead unlike any President in U.S. history, some are saying. No surprise here as we consider Trump two “Bs” … background and Brain Type!

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