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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:23 PM

so objectively Trump and McConnel stole three supreme court seats.

First by denying Merrick Garland, then getting Anthony Kennedy to retire under suspicious circumstances and now trying to appoint a replacement for RBG days before an election.

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Reply so objectively Trump and McConnel stole three supreme court seats. (Original post)
drray23 Sep 2020 OP
TwilightZone Sep 2020 #1
drray23 Sep 2020 #2
JHB Sep 2020 #3
TwilightZone Sep 2020 #4

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:27 PM

1. Kennedy wasn't really a surprise.

He was bound to leave before Trump's first term ended, regardless. It was probably hastened a bit, but I think he wanted to ensure that he be replaced by another conservative, in this case, his hand-picked frat boy. Lucky for him, the Federalist Society already had their eyes on him.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:29 PM

2. his son got a sweet deal when he retired.

its well documented.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:33 PM

3. I know we have this compulsion to want all the facts neatly arranged, but...

...just let a good symbolic argument stand.

There is some dodgyness to the circumstances of Kennedy's departure, so let's highlight that part, yes?

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Response to JHB (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:52 PM

4. It's not either/or

It can be a symbolic argument, certainly, but that doesn't preclude understanding the circumstances. I would argue that the theft of the seat was placing Kavanaugh in it more than Kennedy's departure.

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