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Mon Oct 12, 2020, 10:38 PM

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearing is a formality. But Democrats have one last card.

We need to apply the lessons from 2016 to this fight and hit Senate Republicans where it hurts over and over again.

Oct. 12, 2020, 3:30 AM CDT

By Zac Petkanas, president, Petkanas Strategies LLC and former senior aide to Hillary Clinton

It's time to face a hard truth about the Supreme Court fight that begins this week. There is no secret trick to stopping President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans from jamming through Judge Amy Coney Barrett as a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

There is no last-minute magic parliamentary maneuver that Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., can use to stop the process. The rules allow him to slow it down a little, but that's it.

And there's no argument that's going to be persuasive enough to shame Senate Republicans to look within themselves and do the right thing.

They just don't care.

No, the only thing that can stop Barrett's nomination now is if we make a vote to confirm her so toxic that senators worry about dooming the Republican Party if they go through with it.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/amy-coney-barrett-s-supreme-court-hearing-formality-democrats-have-ncna1242888

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Judi Lynn Oct 12 OP
Beartracks Oct 12 #1
BigmanPigman Oct 12 #2
speaknow Oct 13 #3
scarletwoman Oct 13 #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 10:59 PM

1. "It's easier to define your opponent if you have one message instead of two dozen.'

So true.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 11:21 PM

2. Call the Senate (202)224-3121

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214276300
Project Payback...contact the 12 GOP senators who will decide our future...
https://www.paybackproject.org/

Indivisible and Americans thank you!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 12:58 AM

3. We know the fix is in, and

it could be up to the State's to in act their own
health care like Ma and Ri did.
As for Roe vWade that was based on a woman's right
of privacy..
In 2000 they SCOTUS did not pick the President
they kicked it back to the state. Judge Scalia
many times said "STATES RIGHTS"
So well have to see one at a time.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 01:11 AM

4. Good article - thanks for posting it!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:52 AM

5. "...senators worry about dooming the Republican Party..."

I think we passed that milepost 3 years ago. They're all-in on their current "strategy" - support Trump no matter what and hope it works.

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