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Sat Sep 29, 2018, 11:45 AM

Why are republicons "RAMMING JUDGE KAVANUAGHTY DOWN OUR THROATS"


The America people should DECIDE, right Mitch.

Let's wait since this is SO close to the elections.

Let the America People DECIDE, Mitch.









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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 11:49 AM

1. 5 Quotes Mitch sent regarding his Supreme Court thinking process


Leader McConnell

@senatemajldr
The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. #Scalia https://www.facebook.com/mitchmcconnell/posts/1021148581257166

7:35 PM - Feb 13, 2016


Leader McConnell

@senatemajldr
At the @WhiteHouse today, @ChuckGrassley and I will reiterate that the American people will have a voice in filling the #SCOTUS vacancy.

10:34 AM - Mar 1, 2016



Leader McConnell

@senatemajldr
.@VP - "once the political season is under way...action on a Supreme Court nom. must be put off until after the election campaign is over.”

3:28 PM - Mar 2, 2016
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Leader McConnell

@senatemajldr
The next justice could dramatically change the direction of #SCOTUS for decades. The American people deserve a voice in that conversation.

9:04 AM - Mar 15, 2016




Sen. McConnell Press

@McConnellPress
.@SenateMajLdr McConnell comments on Supreme Court nomination here: http://1.usa.gov/21vgey1 #SCOTUSnominee

10:56 AM - Mar 16, 2016

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 11:56 AM

2. It's about Trump's get-out-of-jail-free cards that he wants to hand out to family & friends.

The confirmation of Kavanaugh is about Gamble vs United States, & Trump's get-out-of-jail-free cards that he wants to pass out to family & friends. If the stacked SCOTUS implements the rest of the GOP agenda, so be it, but for Trump, this is what it's about.

A Supreme Court Case Could Liberate Trump to Pardon His Associates
Gamble v. United States isn’t related to the Russia investigation. But the outcome—which one senior Republican senator has tried to influence—could still have consequences for the probe.

NATASHA BERTRAND
SEP 25, 2018


https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/09/trump-pardon-orrin-hatch-supreme-court/571285/

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If Trump were to shut down the investigation or pardon his associates, “the escape hatch, then, is for cases to be farmed out or picked up by state-level attorneys general, who cannot be shut down by Trump and who generally—but with some existing limits—can charge state crimes even after a federal pardon,” explained Elie Honig, a former assistant U.S. attorney in New Jersey. “If Hatch gets his way, however, a federal pardon would essentially block a subsequent state-level prosecution.”

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 12:17 PM

5. 100% plus he has shown he is willing to punish democrats, you did hear him say

"what goes around comes around"

He plans on ruling against any and all issues democrats are involved in.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 12:08 PM

3. Here's my take

http://eureka.news/free-parking-50/

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Like today’s oligarchs, Buchanan wanted a private, elite, corporate government totally shielded from public view and accountability. Stacking the courts, suppressing voters, gerrymandering, changing legislative processes, militarizing police, sowing public distrust of government institutions – these are all tactics toward that goal; but, their “Holy Grail” is rewriting the Constitution.

To achieve their goal of subverting our democratic Constitution, the Kochs have worked assiduously since they embraced the Libertarian Party in the 1970s; later funding George Mason University, American Legislative Exchange Council and the Tea Party. Now that Putin has installed his clown/puppet to provide the circus, the Kochs are moving in for the kill.

snip

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:33 PM

9. Those like the kochs will have to banished from our society and nation.

If they are not, then it will be drastic times.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 12:17 PM

4. I hate Mitch McConnell with a passion.

The man has done more to destroy our democracy than almost any other politician I can think of right now.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 12:18 PM

6. He is a fucking enemy of decent human beings everywhere.

I just want to live long enough to see him and the other criminals pay, pay something, somehow.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 12:39 PM

8. +1 - I hate him most of all.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 12:19 PM

7. And it's not just the Supreme Court:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/07/04/why-koch-brothers-want-kill-obscure-senate-rule-help-shape-federal-courts/441424001/
Why the Koch brothers want to kill an obscure Senate rule to help shape the federal courts
Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY
Published 8:00 a.m. ET July 4, 2017 | Updated 10:25 p.m. ET July 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — The influential donor network tied to billionaire Charles Koch is taking aim at a longstanding Senate tradition that allows Democratic senators to block judicial nominees from their states, as conservatives race to seize on one-party control of Washington to rapidly reshape the federal judiciary.

Their target: The “blue-slip” process, which keeps judicial nominees from moving forward in Senate confirmation if a home-state senator raises an objection. Since Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 majority in the Senate, honoring the practice could give Democrats significant power to delay confirmation of President Trump’s nominees.

“Having a home-state senator have the ability to slow down the process, in our opinion, doesn’t make sense under the Constitution,” Mark Holden, a top official in the Koch network, told USA TODAY. “If you look at why (President) Trump won, he wanted to change the culture of D.C. and what’s going on there.

“Some of these arcane rules in the Senate, they don’t make a lot of sense,” Holden said.


https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-01-30/senate-confirms-first-judge-nominee-without-blue-slip
Senate Confirms First Judge Nominee Without Blue Slip
Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley abruptly declared last year he would not recognize the century-old tradition.

By Joseph P. Williams, Staff Writer Jan. 30, 2018, at 4:46 p.m.

An important, centuries-old norm came to an end Tuesday when lawmakers in the Republican-majority Senate voted to confirm one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, even though the candidate didn't get a "blue slip" – a traditional consent form handed in or withheld by the home state senator.

In a largely party-line vote, the Senate elevated David Stras of Minnesota to a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, making him the first nominee to be confirmed despite the missing paper.

Stras' confirmation continues the Senate's fast-tracking of Trump's highly conservative judicial nominees, part of a long-term plan to anchor the federal court system on the right. It also escalates the war with Senate Democrats to block the process by any means necessary – and makes good on a promise by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican.


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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:34 PM

10. Because they are hiding something, and the fact that they let Dr. Ford testify means that

whatever they are hiding is even worse.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:37 PM

11. Because then they can claim "consent" after the fact. It's just how they roll. nt

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:36 PM

12. Corruption personified.

K/R

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