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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:55 PM

65,915,796 Disenfranchised Voices

The numbers of votes President Obama received in 2012, and who will not have a say in selecting the next member of the Supreme Court of the United States because of Reich Wing blatant, unprecedented obstructionism.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:10 PM

1. Obstructing Constitutional prerogatives should be a crime. However, these fucks don't care. nt

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Response to thereismore (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:11 PM

2. It's the President's prerogative to nominate someone

which he's done. It's the Senate's prerogative to approve or not.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:14 PM

3. That is correct. The problem is, they do not want to vote him down, they want to obstruct. And THAT

should be illegal. I don't really have a problem if they disapproved of his choice in an actual vote.

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Response to thereismore (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:20 PM

4. unfortunately it is perfectly legal for the senate to never have a vote on a nominee nt

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Response to thereismore (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:21 PM

5. The problem is

that the Constitution gives no timeline on when they have to provide "advice and consent", so making it illegal is really not even an option.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:39 PM

6. Not the president's prerogative: It's his duty.

If he didn't name someone, it would be a dereliction of his duty.

At some point, maybe after the conventions, or maybe after General Election night, he should probably withdraw the nomination. I would so love to see who Prez-elect Sanders would nominate. Probably someone from the 9th Circuit, which would cause Repub heads to melt.

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