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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 06:44 PM

'Barrett Is So Extreme, McConnell Has To Rush Her Nomination To Prevent Pre-election Backlash'

'Barrett is so extreme, McConnell has to rush her nomination through to prevent preelection backlash.' Joan McCarter, Daily Kos, Sept. 30, 2020.



- 'Imagine accepting a Supreme Court nomination from that person.'

Amy Coney Barrett is not qualified to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Every circumstance of her acquiescence to this nomination disqualifies her. Her extremism disqualifies her. Her refusal to say she will not recuse herself from a challenge to the action from Donald Trump—the primary reason he wants her on the court—disqualifies her. It's all of those problems that are driving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham to jam her nomination through at breakneck speed.

By the end of Wednesday, Politico's Capitol Hill reporter Sarah Ferris reckons, Barrett will have met with about a third of Senate Republicans. She has already begun her hearing preparation, getting her schtick on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which she has called unconstitutional in previous statements, and Roe v. Wade—she is a rabid forced birther who belongs to an extreme charismatic Catholic sect. Her confirmation hearing is in 12 days, with McConnell and Graham fully intending to have her seated before the election, in time to hear arguments in Trump's challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 10 and in time to rule on a potential Trump challenge to the election results.

McConnell and Graham want—need—to get this done before the election. Graham is in a tight race and has got to have every Republican vote back home in South Carolina; seizing the SCOTUS majority with a partisan extremist will do it for him. McConnell knows that a delay until the lame duck session after the election will be too dangerous for that goal. There's no guarantee at all that he'd be able to get his 51 votes if the election swings as hard against Republicans as polls now suggest it will. As Barrett's past writings and decisions—as well as her 2017 confirmation hearings for the Appeals Court seat she now holds—receive more scrutiny, the need to ram this through at breakneck speed becomes even more apparent for Graham and McConnell.

Even Trump is aware of some potential hurdles, like abortion. He insisted in Tuesday night's debate that abortion wasn't on the ballot this election because of the Supreme Court and told Biden "you don't know her view on Roe v. Wade." At least it seems like that was what he was getting at. It was all pretty chaotic, but Trump did make sure to get that in.
Looking at her 2017 hearing, you can see how clever she was in walking a tightrope on the issue. In questioning from Sens. Mazie Hirono and Dianne Feinstein, Barrett was very careful to say that as an appellate judge, she would consider Roe a "super-precedent," more than 40 years old and having survived multiples challenges...

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https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/9/30/1982130/-McConnell-rushes-Barrett-nomination-he-doesn-t-want-Republicans-to-have-time-to-get-cold-feet

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Reply 'Barrett Is So Extreme, McConnell Has To Rush Her Nomination To Prevent Pre-election Backlash' (Original post)
appalachiablue Sep 2020 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2020 #1
appalachiablue Sep 2020 #5
dalton99a Sep 2020 #6
Blue Owl Sep 2020 #2
Karadeniz Sep 2020 #4
madaboutharry Sep 2020 #3
Karadeniz Sep 2020 #7
Hestia Oct 2020 #8

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 06:53 PM

1. This paragraph from the Daily Kos article jumped out at me:

The health coverage for something like 130 million people with medical histories that would have precluded them from having health insurance pre-ACA hangs in the balance with the Supreme Court. Women's bodily autonomy hangs in the balance. What's left of civil rights hangs in the balance. This seat flipping from humanitarian Ruth Bader Ginsburg to far-right extremist Amy Coney Barrett would be the most profound shift on the Supreme Court since Antonin Scalia was put on the court after Chief Justice Warren Burger's retirement in 1986.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 07:18 PM

5. Tx for posting, definately a great if scary passage,

worthy of a separate post. I met Warren Burger who was replaced by Scalia at a work event, early 1990s.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 07:21 PM

6. +1

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 06:58 PM

2. If tRump is proven to be the tax cheat, fraud, and criminal he is...

All of his SC picks should be retroactively negated. I wanna see Brett Kavanaugh weeping again...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 07:06 PM

4. This is what I've been saying. Justice demands that a proven law breaker not benefit from his

Crime. Trump needs to be convicted of an illegal campaign and therefore election. Things he's done as an illegal president are illegal...annul them.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 07:05 PM

3. Religious fanaticism is always dangerous, no matter

the religion. People who believe "that God is on their side" should never have power over the lives of other people.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 07:23 PM

7. Confirmation question: how would you, Barrett, describe Mitch McConnell 's decision to

Deny Obama a SCOTUS hearing because it was 9 months before an election? .............Would you say McConnell set a behavioral precedent for himself? What do you think of Graham s saying that he thought it inappropriate to install a justice in an election year? How would you justify their decision to get a hearing for you weeks before an election?.....Do you think the words hypocritical or lacking integrity or opportunist could be used to explain the GOP s contradictory actions?.....Why are you willing to take part in an appointment process denied a Democratic president, but acceptable for a GOP president? How do you feel about being an actor in a process tainted with hypocrisy and lack of integrity?

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:48 AM

8. +1 - Why, knowing this is a way to tear the country apart, are you sitting here at all? Why not

recuse yourself until after the new administration is sworn in?

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