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Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:24 PM

NEVER FORGET: Back when the GOP thought Hillary was going to win---

THEY WERE GOING TO DENY HER NOMINATION FOR HER ENTIRE FIRST TERM



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Reply NEVER FORGET: Back when the GOP thought Hillary was going to win--- (Original post)
Blue_Tires Jun 2018 OP
Raven123 Jun 2018 #1
Exotica Jun 2018 #2
progressoid Jun 2018 #3
Exotica Jun 2018 #4
UTUSN Jun 2018 #5
Moostache Jun 2018 #6
DesertRat Jun 2018 #7
welivetotreadonkings Jun 2018 #8
Drunken Irishman Jun 2018 #9

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:27 PM

1. You have to have the Senate votes

They did/do.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:29 PM

2. Our tripartite system of checks and balances is being eviscerated

 

by a small minority of RW racist loons and goons who have spent 50 years gaming the system at every level and now are laying the whip hand down like an iron glove.

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Response to Exotica (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:35 PM

3. Not a small minority.

While there may be a minority leading the charge, the rest don't seem to have a problem falling in line.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:48 PM

4. yes, I meant the top string-pullers, but also look at the small amount of eligible voters

 

(certainly nowhere near 50% total) who have put the Rethugs in power in absolute majorities in the majority of state houses, governorship's, statewide elected other offices, plus Congress and POTUS. (these voters are not the soul reason, but they are important to a large point, then add in many other factors like vote suppression, caging, purging, gerrymandering, etc involved too)

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:51 PM

5. K&R

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:54 PM

6. It is time for direct election of Supreme Court Justices and 10 year, 1-term limit

This is ripping apart the separation of powers and making a mockery of our entire government.

The ONLY nominee that should receive so much as a hearing is Merrick Garland, period.
Otherwise, shut it ALL down...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 07:01 PM

7. It only takes 51 votes now so we have no leverage

BUT we can argue that if the basis of your entire presidency is under investigation by the FBI, you can't nominate a SCOTUS candidate.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 07:01 PM

8. Think about it often...

Even "moderate" John McCain was ready to do this. Dems need to start fighting harder on this, I'm getting really tired of trying to play nice with the GOP when they've been spitting in our faces for years.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 08:13 PM

9. The issue is who controls the Senate. Democrats don't.

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