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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 11:41 AM

The term "Pack the court"

The republicans are emphasizing that this is what the democrats may do, while claiming they (the Repugs) have done no such thing.
And what the Repugs have done might not meet the historical definition.
A more accurate terminology for what the Repugs have done could be "Hijack the Courts".
Democrats are now attempting to Free the Courts from this successful hijacking at the hands of procedural terrorists -- - McConnell and his cronies, and the dark forces behind them.

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RockCreek Oct 2020 OP
StClone Oct 2020 #1
orangecrush Oct 2020 #2
tman Oct 2020 #3
magicarpet Oct 2020 #4
StClone Oct 2020 #8
magicarpet Oct 2020 #10
Layzeebeaver Oct 2020 #5
Chainfire Oct 2020 #6
JCMach1 Oct 2020 #7
RGTIndy Oct 2020 #9
magicarpet Oct 2020 #11

Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 11:43 AM

1. We are going to UNpack the court.

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 11:50 AM

2. They have been getting away with this crap


Since Reagan.

Now they cry when the tables might be turned

Too bad.

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 11:50 AM

3. Republicans are great at framing the issues.

and putting democrats on the back foot.

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Response to tman (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:09 PM

4. We Democrats do not think through the consequences of our verbal utterences.

Before we realize a nasty albatross is placed around our necks.

Fore thought is better than hind sight,...but they (Fascist Republicans) excell at the wordsmith/word framing game,.. light years ahead of us. They keep it simple, basic, a bit surly and often as a crouched offensive attack.

The is why they often win the war and nearly each and every battle.

We need a Frank Luntz on our payroll,.. better yet a couple of dozen would be devine.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:41 PM

8. Idle Rich vs. Working Class

We lose this word war because we are too busy with life. With plenty of time on their hands, money at their disposal to hire the best linguists, pollster, data miners, the idle rich have the means to frame, defame and out shout the needs of the lessers.

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Response to StClone (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:47 PM

10. Bingo....

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:17 PM

5. Based only on the most recent confirmation...

I suggest the phrase should actually be...

“Boofing the court”

Badum tish!!!

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 01:40 PM

6. The Republicans have thrown away the rule books

so they will have no standing to complain about us not following the rules in Jan.

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 01:55 PM

7. End the meme. Also, just reduce SCOTUS to 6. All Trump train riders off on JAN 21, 2021

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:45 PM

9. I haven't seen any polling on this

 

but I just don't believe that this "issue" resonates negatively for Biden with anyone other that hard core anti-abortion zealots and beltway pundits. All the handwringing by said pundits is laughable. There isn't a single reachable undecided voter that gives two shits about "court packing".

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Response to RockCreek (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 04:01 PM

11. Some people calibrate and tune in their radar for the here and now.


A better tactician would focus their radar on the distant horizon. You want to see and predict your enemies next move long before you are bumping elbows.

You want to see what is coming down the road before it ever gets to you. That is called defensive driving.

No one says there is anything wrong with defensive living. Early warning protective systems are everywhere,... it is a sin upon yourself not to employ them.

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