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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:06 PM

It's done. McConnell has written the epitaph.

It’s done. McConnell has written the epitaph.

The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett is about more than filling the ninth seat at the Supreme Court. It is, in reality, a transferring of the diseased rot of a dying republican party, extending from Capitol Hill to the bench of the highest court, where the moral emaciation will continue, and the ensuing exhalations will carry the obvious stench of decay.

Rather than continuing as an institution that seeks the ideals of justice, the court now becomes just another instrument of the Republicans’ exertion of power gained at any cost. The effect of that misbegotten quest will be a toxic presence, blighting the court for years to come, perhaps for generations, thanks to Mitch McConnell and his grasping collaborators. The Barrett confirmation is nothing less than the death rattle of what used to be known as the “grand old party.”


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Reply It's done. McConnell has written the epitaph. (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Oct 26 OP
leftieNanner Oct 26 #1
roamer65 Oct 26 #2
Mr.Bill Oct 26 #22
bdamomma Oct 26 #3
Blue Owl Oct 26 #4
renate Oct 26 #5
BigmanPigman Oct 26 #16
KS Toronado Oct 26 #23
Baked Potato Oct 26 #6
DBoon Oct 26 #9
Baked Potato Oct 26 #36
onetexan Oct 26 #7
Steelrolled Oct 26 #12
onetexan Oct 26 #14
yellowdogintexas Oct 26 #26
Crunchy Frog Oct 26 #15
Codeine Oct 26 #21
Steelrolled Oct 26 #33
stlstdg Oct 26 #31
Steelrolled Oct 26 #35
DBoon Oct 26 #8
Initech Oct 26 #10
C Moon Oct 26 #30
DinahMoeHum Oct 26 #11
Crunchy Frog Oct 26 #13
moose65 Oct 26 #20
Arazi Oct 26 #29
rickford66 Oct 26 #17
calimary Oct 26 #18
Orrex Oct 26 #19
Pepsidog Oct 26 #24
aggiesal Oct 26 #25
Moostache Oct 26 #27
DallasNE Oct 26 #28
yaesu Oct 26 #32
mvd Oct 26 #34
GeorgeGist Oct 27 #37

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:09 PM

1. Well Said, Madame!

This makes me truly sick. Heart broken.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:11 PM

2. As soon as Roe v Wade is overturned I will give to groups that get women to abortion legal states.

ABORTION ON DEMAND NOW!

KILL THE FILIBUSTER AND PASS ABORTION ON DEMAND.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:10 PM

22. Give them a chance and they will pass a federal law

against it someday if we don't do something about it.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:13 PM

3. We need to get them

OUT!!!!!

Repigs are vile POS.

I want repigs to pay dearly.


I am so upset we need to get that fucking McConnell OUT!!!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:19 PM

4. When do the witch dunking tanks roll out?

n/t

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:23 PM

5. I'm glad it happened in this way--so cynically and in-your-face and smugly

If it had any veneer of legitimacy (yes, it was legal obviously, but it was illegitimate after what McConnell did to Merrick Garland), that would be one thing. We'd have to just put up with it.

But this absolutely smacks of "whaddaya gonna do about it"? Well, you'll find out, Mitch. This absolutely provides a reason for the Supreme Court to go from nine to eleven. Only six of the nine justices on the court were nominated by presidents who had won the popular vote in their most recent election. That's a problem.

Also, this will motivate young voters and people worried about losing their coverage for pre-existing conditions. I don't know why the GOP didn't wait for nine days to do this, because they certainly could have and gotten the same result, but if this were going to happen I'm glad it's happening now. It's just one more disgusting reason to get out there and vote.

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Response to renate (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:48 PM

16. Makes me want to punch him IN HIS FACE

Make those bruises from last week look good in comparison. And I am a pacifist too. His smug evil grin brings out the worst in me in a nanosecond.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:12 PM

23. My words and feelings exactly, hope all those bruises cost him his reelection bid, he needs to go

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:24 PM

6. Well said, and now Democrats must not ever turn their backs on Republicans,

for they are a natural enemy of fairness and decency and survival. They must never be trusted in any circumstance, because to trust them is to leave the good people unprotected. It is now the survival of America which is at stake.

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:46 PM

9. when at a meeting with republicans

always make sure your back is against the wall

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Response to DBoon (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 11:00 PM

36. Yep, very prudent!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:29 PM

7. Speaker Pelosi is on Chris Hayes now saying essentially she supports expansion of the courts,

down to the district courts & also making sure the judges reveal their holdings as well to avoid conflicts of interest. I have hope Dems will right the ship and rebalance the courts.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:57 PM

12. She feels pressure to say this now

but I don't believe it will ever happen. It makes no sense.

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Response to Steelrolled (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:06 PM

14. why dont u believe it will happen? I believe it to my core Dems will do this, plus grant statehoods

to DC & PR and thus gain 4 more Senatorial seats.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:21 PM

26. if we pull off a good solid majority in the Senate I also believe this could happen nt

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Response to Steelrolled (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:09 PM

15. So now we're just expecting to live under the beneficent dictatorship...

Of an extreme right wing, activist SC, and not fight back? I don't think that makes any sense.

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Response to Steelrolled (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:07 PM

21. Makes no sense?

 

Elucidate.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:36 PM

33. What happens when the republicans regain the presidency and senate?

It will be a race to how many justices you can add. Who is going to win this game? This would be a true constitutional crisis. I cannot believe Joe would want this as his legacy.

The way we got into this mess was simple - supreme court justices tend not to give up their seat until death, and the republicans got lucky under Trump, and pulled off a sleazy, but legal, confirmation at the end.

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Response to Steelrolled (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:56 PM

31. If Biden/Harris win and the Dems win the Senate it's hard to see how it doesn't.

No one is going to accept any "process" or "institutional" arguments for why we should
simply swallow this, and live with the threat this conservative majority will pose for
decades to come.

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Response to stlstdg (Reply #31)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:37 PM

35. Joe will not go for it.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:45 PM

8. Here is what to do

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/amymcgrathkentucky

He may be re-elected but he will have to fight for it

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:48 PM

10. Mitch McConnell is the biggest scumbag in this country.

Fuck him and his whole damn party. ```

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Response to Initech (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:50 PM

30. And every single person who voted for him.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:53 PM

11. Dear GOP: We. Will. Break. You.



Signed,
The American People

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:58 PM

13. Amy Covid "Ofdonald" Barrett.

Now let's just pray that they don't pull off a literal coupe in the aftermath of the election.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:05 PM

20. Ofdonald - that is spot on!

Under his (orange) eye (bags) 😆

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:46 PM

29. She's now and forevermore to be called The Handmaiden by me

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:57 PM

17. She shall from this day forth be referred to as Amy Covid.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 08:59 PM

18. Um... and... uh... we're just gonna leave it that way?

I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:03 PM

19. I've been hearing about the GOP's immanent death for 30+ years

They control three branches of government, most of the press and much of the military.

I'd like to see every last member of that cancerous party run out of the country, at the very least, but it serves absolutely no purpose to pretend that the party is dying. They have grown stronger and more toxic and more pervasive and more bold with each passing year.

Let every last one of those miserable fuckers expire painfully, choking on blood or phlegm or whatever bullshit suffuses their vile bodies.


But until that day, let us not be foolish enough to pretend that they are dead or even dying.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:19 PM

24. You are correct. After Bush it was Republican Party Is finished. If Dems win and don't expand the

court, abolish the filibuster and pass sweeping, transformational legislation their first 2 years then I’m done as a Dem. Day 1 Biden must say something so shocking, so earth-shattering that every Republican shits their pants. Start with SCOTUS reform, Russian collusion prosecutions, abolish the filibuster, Medicare for all announce that this will be fine within the first 100 Days. And, a presidential commission to investigate Trump’s crime’s, pardoned or not.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:19 PM

25. That's a great, well said, 2 paragraph essay. You should send it to the NYT, WP or ...

even your local papers "Letters to the Editor"

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:23 PM

27. So who are the 4 liberal judges under 45 we can expect to join the court next year?

I am not sure who they are, but I know their required qualifications:

1) a 0% rating from the NRA
2) a 0% rating from the Federalist Society
3) under the age of 45
4) avowed support for reinstating Roe
5) avowed support of Public Option plans
6) confirmed hostility to Citizens United

As long as they check those boxes, don't even bother with hearings or committee votes or even a floor vote...just seat them and move on...

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:36 PM

28. The Rot Really Started With Richard Nixon

He developed the southern strategy that defined race as the top issue. It only had a couple of stumbles along the way. A new breed of Democrat emerged in the South, embodied in Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. For a time it looked like the only way a Democrat could win is by nominating a southern Democrat. Indeed, since John F. Kennedy the only northern Democrat to win was Barack Obama. That is how effective the southern strategy has been over the years. But demographics and women in politics have weakened that near stranglehold. Republicans read the fig leaves when Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the presidency and they moved to press the Citizens United case in court - Roberts very first case. The near stranglehold is now Citizens United and how that just makes it extremely hard for Democrats to win, particularly in the Senate. Democrats will find it very hard to govern given the issue with the Senate. These obstacles remain in place and Trump will soon be history but Democrats will have trouble following his demise. Sure, a Republican Senator will be a challenge in 2024 so they will give the nod to a Republican Governor. Can't pin Trump on a Republican Governor - perhaps from a state like Utah. Remember, the rot from Nixon didn't last past 1976.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:05 PM

32. Tonight I am working on a rewrite of one of my fav Carpenter songs to more match reality

We've only just begun, to live
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way
In the fascist USA

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:36 PM

34. Yes I am trying to think of the positives

Because this is an awful moment for our country.

Roberts might try to save some dignity, but good luck peeling off votes. Thomas and Alito are out. Based on today, Kavanaugh looks out. Barrett very little chance. Gorsuch probably very rarely.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 05:47 AM

37. RIP

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