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Can a Senator evaluate a Supreme Court Justice if the Senator is Sick

The republicans are spinning that they can hold zoom or remote site votes for sick republican senators to vote on Comey Barrett.

However, a line of attack that democratic pundits should use is not whether a sick senator can attend or vote but if the purpose of the judiciary committee is for each senator to form an independant evaluation and determination of a candidates fitness, is a person with covid symptoms or who is taking drugs able to fulfill this function?

We dont let Pilots fly when they are hung over or sick or on drugs. If you ask the common man whether they can do their best work when they are sick, they will say of course not. That is why the judiciary committee should not meet until all senators are no longer sick and therefore are capable of evaluating a candidate.

Remind Republicans looking for Government Action of Ronald Reagan

Republicans looking for government to work and help them should be reminded that they idolized Reagan whose statement was the scariest statement was "I am from the government and here to help". The diseased tree that is Trump and MAGA has its seed in long standing Republican positions and policies. It is not just Trump that is incompetent, it is the underlying philosophy of Republicanism starting before Reagan but flowering in the Reagan years followed by the Tea Party that Government is a problem rather than a source of helping people and that the Private Sector can solve national problems that really require government.

It is not Trump, it is the Republican party. If they expect Government to solve this, they should be reminded that they should exorcise that bad strain from their soul.

Saying NO ONE likes or likes working with Bernie is a lie --- Proof

Yesterday in total bad faith, one of the people who posts a lot of OP and response posts a day always bashing Bernie said it was truth and his proof was that every senator didn't bow down, jump on a soapbox and refute the statement. Well that's an exaggeration but the point should be obvious. When its pointed out that millions of people actually love and support him including some that might not even vote for him, the goal posts change and obviously its just his peers and why didn't each of them take off from their lives to jump on a soapbox..

Well today, Senator Klobucher on the debate stage disagreed with Hillarys statement and said she likes and has worked with Bernie including citing a specific issue they worked closely together on. Are you going to call her a liar because she refused to back up a total smear. Amy is Bernie's opponent too and disagrees with his issues which is fine but she does not do what the people on this site do which is lie, smear and twist every single mention of Bernie. Have concerns, disagree with his issues, but do not lie. This isthe problem with Hillary's comments. If she had said, I am slightly biased because I just got out of a contentious election with him or even said she doesn't like him that would be fine. Instead she said NOONE likes him. Not even SOME PEOPLE. Hillary is definitely entitled to her opinion of Bernie and can even not want him to be the Democratic candidate. However, she did not do that. She smeared him

Now to get to more proof than Amy.

Bernie was one of the founders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus which is composed of Bernie's Peers .

Here are the other founding members U.S. Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Obviously these people wanted to work with him. To forestall attacks. Theyse six didn't like working with him and didn't like him so much that they made him the Chairman of the caucus. After that many more members of Congress joined a caucus headed by Bernie Sanders a person NOONE of them liked or wanted to work with including …Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), __________(D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and ___________ (D-CA).

All fine progressive democrats who according to the people on this site are "NOONE". So obviously if they are to avoid being NOONE, they must have recognized pretty fast that they actually didn't like him and dont like working with him and history proves you are again correct. These fine democratic peers disliked Bernie so much that they made him chairman the next 7 years until he joined the Senate. Oh I forgot a few names Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank.

Hillary herself worked with Bernie and honestly thanked him for his hard work working with HER on health care. The recent problem with Hillary's comments are not that she said something but the fact that she deliberately exaggerated or lied with the purpose of smearing a leading candidate who may win the Primaries. If so, we need unity and popping in to smear someone with a lie (see above proofs that the use of NOONE is a lie). Its like thinking that everything your divorced friend says about his or her ex-spouse is 100% the truth. If you can not see that the use of NOONE turns something that is her experience and emotional belief into a total smear, you are being inauthentic.

So I hope that I do not see this lie again but know that is a false hope because there are many people on this site who may honestly be concerned that he is not electable and may honestly not like his policies vs some other candidate but all they actually do is lie and smear against him and people who like him, creating division in the Democratic Party. Support your own candidate, don't tear down others.

Noone likes him or wants to work with him is a Lie --- proof

Yesterday in total bad faith, one of the people who posts a lot of OP and response posts a day always bashing Bernie said it was truth and his proof was that every senator didn't bow down, jump on a soapbox and refute the statement. Well that's an exaggeration but the point should be obvious. When its pointed out that millions of people actually love and support him including some that might not even vote for him, the goal posts change and obviously its just his peers and why didn't each of them take off from their lives to jump on a soapbox..

Well today, Senator Klobucher on the debate stage disagreed with Hillarys statement and said she likes has worked with Bernie including citing a specific issue they worked closely together on. Are you going to call her a liar because she refused to back up a total smear. Amy is Bernie's opponent too and disagrees with his issues which is fine but she does not do what the people on this site do which is lie, smear and twist every single mention of Bernie. Have concerns, disagree with his issues, but do not lie. This isthe problem with Hillary's comments. If she had said, I am slightly biased because I just got out of a contentious election with him or even said she doesn't like him that would be fine. Instead she said NOONE likes him. Not even SOME PEOPLE. Hillary is definitely entitled to her opinion of Bernie and can even not want him to be the Democratic candidate. However, she did not do that. She smeared him

Now to get to more proof than Amy.

Bernie was one of the founders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus which is composed of Bernie's Peers .

Here are the other founding members U.S. Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Obviously these people wanted to work with him. To forestall attacks. Theyse six didn't like working with him and didn't like him so much that they made him the Chairman of the caucus. After that many more members of Congress joined a caucus headed by Bernie Sanders a person NOONE of them liked or wanted to work with including …Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), __________(D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and ___________ (D-CA).

All fine progressive democrats who according to the people on this site are "NOONE". So obviously if they are to avoid being NOONE, they must have recognized pretty fast that they actually didn't like him and dont like working with him and history proves you are again correct. These fine democratic peers disliked Bernie so much that they made him chairman the next 7 years until he joined the Senate. Oh I forgot a few names Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank.

Hillary herself worked with Bernie and honestly thanked him for his hard work working with HER on health care. The recent problem with Hillary's comments are not that she said something but the fact that she deliberately exaggerated or lied with the purpose of smearing a leading candidate who may win the Primaries. If so, we need unity and popping in to smear someone with a lie (see above proofs that the use of NOONE is a lie). Its like thinking that everything your divorced friend says about his or her ex-spouse is 100% the truth. If you can not see that the use of NOONE turns something that is her experience and emotional belief into a total smear, you are being inauthentic.

So I hope that I do not see this lie again but know that is a false hope because there are many people on this site who may honestly be concerned that he is not electable and may honestly not like his policies vs some other candidate but all they actually do is lie and smear against him and people who like him, creating division in the Democratic Party. Support your own candidate, don't tear down others.

Would a viral poll against all Aquiting Senators help

Any tech person savvy enough to start one outside DU. Thinking it would simply contain a vow to vote against or contribute against any Senator voting to convict. Right now they are eatimating the fact of trump retaliation against possible voter reaction. If a poll went viral it might really show that the threat of Trump is less than the threat of voters. I am thinking of how the last episode of game of thronea got 3million signatures against the showrunners There were various public defenses but in fact star wars terminated their gig with star wars.

You dont need the Senate to Call Witnesses

The house continues to have constitutional investigative powers and oversight totally independant of the Senate Impeachment farce

If the Senate fails to call witnesses, the House should hold a press conference that very day saying the oversight committees will call the same witnesses to testify in open session. The Senate and McConnell can not say anything since its not in the Senate.

Now it wont be impeachment testimony but it will be public and Democratic pundits can say that even though the Senate refuses to obey its constitutional duty, the American People will still receive the information about their government that we deserve.
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