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Sat Oct 10, 2020, 08:53 AM

Re Expanding The Courts

Last edited Mon Oct 12, 2020, 07:40 AM - Edit history (2)

Regarding packing the courts, why can't Biden/Harris say something like

"Senator McConnell denied President Obama's right to even have a hearing for his nomination because McConnell thought that shouldn't be allowed during an election year. Obviously, that really is not truly an issue for him because he now wants to ram someone through to be a Justice, within a month of the election. It was a false excuse. And it is now a false excuse for him to claim that it can be now allowed because the Senate and the Presidency are of the same party. They never brought that up as a reason during the time of Obama's nomination of Garland. The only excuse that McConnell brought up was the part about it being an election year. McConnell is now grabbing at any excuse he can to justify his decision to ram Judge Barrett through. McConnell also made it difficult for Obama to fill vacancies for federal court judges, yet McConnell has now been filling federal judge vacancies in record number. So for all of this double standard behavior on the part of McConnell, are we Democrats supposed to be weak and just roll over and take it?? Should we allow someone to take advantage of us like this, or should we have a spine and stand up for ourselves and say, 'You are not going to walk all over me!' In any relationship, we teach our children to be strong and to not be unfairly taken advantage of, and to stick up for ourselves. And, that is exactly what we are doing! We Democrats are now coming up with various ideas for some type of justice to the obvious and flagrant continual inequities and dominance that McConnell is bestowing upon us Democrats. So when you ask us if we are going to expand the courts, the reason we can't give you a definitive answer is that we haven't made a decision. Expanding the courts is just one of the ideas that we are mulling over. It is just one of the many ideas that we are considering to confront the dirty politics that McConnell is playing!"

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DemUnleashed Oct 2020 OP
mahina Oct 2020 #1
SharonClark Oct 2020 #2
badgolfer Oct 2020 #3
Greybnk48 Oct 2020 #4
tarheelsunc Oct 2020 #5
JCMach1 Oct 2020 #6
Shermann Oct 2020 #7
Shermann Oct 2020 #9
DemUnleashed Oct 2020 #8
DemUnleashed Oct 2020 #10

Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 09:11 AM

1. Perfect.

And in case it needs saying I am hundred percent down for the packing the court

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 09:14 AM

2. Quit using their language.

Itís EXPANDING the court.
Packing is what they did.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 09:41 AM

3. Packing courts

Right, Democrats can't pack the courts like McConnell has been doing for past several years.

He blocked Obama for not only a Supreme Court position but other Federal Courts positions.

Democrats don't listen to this crap!!

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 09:43 AM

4. Everyone know who the real judge packers are.

McConnell and the Koch brothers.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 09:54 AM

5. I feel like the messaging should be pretty easy.

Adding two seats rights Mitch's wrongs. If Garland had been seated and Barrett is confirmed, conservatives would have a 5-4 advantage. Instead, they will have a 6-3 advantage because Gorsuch was handed Garland's stolen seat. Adding two more liberal judges leaves the conservatives with a 6-5 advantage, the same 1-seat advantage they would have if Moscow Mitch had any integrity.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 10:13 AM

6. GOP cannot randomly pick and choose rules to PACK the Court

It's a repair of what the GOP broke.

Joe will fix it

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 10:23 AM

7. It's propaganda designed to avoid dead air

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The Republican spin doctors are just like the disc jockeys on the radio...they avoid dead air at all costs.

There is an obvious hypocrisy going on that is impossible to justify. But when it is challenged, the response can't be chirping crickets. There has to be SOMETHING to say. So you have this narrative about the Senate and the Presidency being of the same party. It's pretzel logic of course, but it gives the base something to parrot back when confronted at the water cooler.

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Response to Shermann (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 10:38 AM

9. Another example of this is that California "forest management" nonsense nt

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 10:25 AM

8. To SharonClark

I changed the title of my post to use the word EXPANDING

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:01 AM

10. To badgolfer

You're right! But I changed the title of the post anyway

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