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Posted: 6/27/2018 5:05:53 PM
Justice Anthony Kennedy,the so called "swing voter" who provided key votes for same sex-marriage, abortion access and affirmative action... his retirement is effective July 31.

President Trump will select a candidate from the list of 25 people posted on White House website in November 2017..

Who will it be ?
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Posted: 6/27/2018 5:27:46 PM
Time for Democrats to FIGHT LIKE HELL for our democracy!!

Democrats should do EVERYTHING in their power to shut the Senate down. This is simple:

1) A literal Russian agent may actually be occupying the Oval Office.

2) It's the McConnell Doctrine—no SCOTUS nominations during an election year. 

GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that up out of whole cloth and now he should be stuck with it. If Democrats wonder why their base is heckling people—why voters seem especially restless or what some people are calling "uncivil"—it's precisely because our elected officials have failed to safeguard democracy at perhaps the darkest hour for our nation in nearly a century, if not more. 

Democrats just this week lamented that they didn't fight hard enough for President Obama's Supreme Court nomination. And Republicans have entirely abdicated their constitutional responsibility to serve a check on executive power.

In short, elected officials are no longer representing the wishes of a majority of voters—who also did not vote popular-vote loser Donald Trump into office. It’s a legitimate crisis of unrepresentative democracy.

Some will say, if the Senate Democrats take an unwavering stand, it will hurt red state Democrats this fall. Forget about it. SHUT IT DOWN by whatever means possible.

If ever there were a time to turn the Supreme Court into an electoral issue on the left, this is it. If ever there were a time to FIGHT LIKE HELL for our democracy, this is it. Prove to THE PEOPLE—who did not popularly elect Donald Trump—that you are up to this political moment and worthy of their support.

Nothing less than the Republic is at stake. 

And by god, no one who is still under suspicion of and investigation for obstructing justice and potentially being an agent of a foreign government should be allowed to nominate one of nine of the most powerful arbiters of fairness in our country. That is simply un-American.

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Posted: 6/27/2018 5:29:41 PM
Absolute stunner! The Dems want the replacement vote for the SCOTUS delayed!
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Posted: 6/27/2018 5:49:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Doubleadownon12:

Time for Democrats to FIGHT LIKE HELL for our democracy!!Democrats should do EVERYTHING in their power to shut the Senate down. This is simple:1) A literal Russian agent may actually be occupying the Oval Office.2) It's the McConnell Doctrine—no SCOTUS nominations during an election year. GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that up out of whole cloth and now he should be stuck with it. If Democrats wonder why their base is heckling people—why voters seem especially restless or what some people are calling "uncivil"—it's precisely because our elected officials have failed to safeguard democracy at perhaps the darkest hour for our nation in nearly a century, if not more. Democrats just this week lamented that they didn't fight hard enough for President Obama's Supreme Court nomination. And Republicans have entirely abdicated their constitutional responsibility to serve a check on executive power.In short, elected officials are no longer representing the wishes of a majority of voters—who also did not vote popular-vote loser Donald Trump into office. It’s a legitimate crisis of unrepresentative democracy.Some will say, if the Senate Democrats take an unwavering stand, it will hurt red state Democrats this fall. Forget about it. SHUT IT DOWN by whatever means possible.If ever there were a time to turn the Supreme Court into an electoral issue on the left, this is it. If ever there were a time to FIGHT LIKE HELL for our democracy, this is it. Prove to THE PEOPLE—who did not popularly elect Donald Trump—that you are up to this political moment and worthy of their support.Nothing less than the Republic is at stake. And by god, no one who is still under suspicion of and investigation for obstructing justice and potentially being an agent of a foreign government should be allowed to nominate one of nine of the most powerful arbiters of fairness in our country. That is simply un-American.

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Posted: 6/27/2018 6:12:48 PM
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2) It's the McConnell Doctrine—no SCOTUS nominations during an election year. 


He was speaking about .......... no Supreme Court Justices during a presidential election year...not mid-term elections........
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Posted: 6/27/2018 6:33:03 PM
How about Timothy Tymkovich, judge on 10th Circuit Court of Appeals he's on President Trump's  list ...and very qualified ..

Since he joined the Circuit, Judge Tymkovich has hosted judicial delegations from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan, and has also represented the United States in programs at Kiev and Yalta in the Ukraine.
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Posted: 6/27/2018 6:57:53 PM
The only candidate Trump should even consider is Merrick Garland. Plain and simple a SCOTUS seat was stolen and it's time for Trump to put his money where his mouth is about bipartisanship by righting the wrongs of the McConnell Coup D'etat. He can nominate whomever he wishes on the next vacancy and I guarantee he would get overwhelming support, a near unanimous vote I believe. If Trump knows anything about politics he would do well to remember what goes around comes around and it won't be too long before Dems will be in this position.
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Posted: 6/27/2018 7:08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Doubleadownon12:

The only candidate Trump should even consider is Merrick Garland. Plain and simple a SCOTUS seat was stolen and it's time for Trump to put his money where his mouth is about bipartisanship by righting the wrongs of the McConnell Coup D'etat. He can nominate whomever he wishes on the next vacancy and I guarantee he would get overwhelming support, a near unanimous vote I believe. If Trump knows anything about politics he would do well to remember what goes around comes around and it won't be too long before Dems will be in this position.

President Trump has a knowledge deficit about our political system.... he's not a politician...so he will nominate who ever he wishes ..
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Posted: 6/27/2018 7:14:19 PM
I bet he doesn't even know the names of any of the nominees. Trust that it will be McConnell and the Heritage Society making this selection. 
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Posted: 6/27/2018 7:30:05 PM

Trump is single handedly destroying the Democratic  Party. Trump  owes the Dems nothing. The propagandists on MSNBC and CNN are almost as emotionally distraught as they were on election night broadcasting the landslide victory by President Trump.

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Posted: 6/27/2018 8:01:34 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by sundance:

Trump is single handedly destroying the Democratic  Party. Trump  owes the Dems nothing. The propagandists on MSNBC and CNN are almost as emotionally distraught as they were on election night broadcasting the landslide victory by President Trump.

 2years ago the GOP despised Trump and now there all licking his Anus ! That politicians for you!
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Posted: 6/28/2018 12:48:20 AM
Women Finna lose control of their Bodies ...

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Posted: 6/28/2018 1:10:53 AM
If the left is in a dither now over another  President Trump Supreme Court judge appointment....what will happen,, if he gets the opportunity to appoint two more Supreme's ?  Heads will explode..

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg looks like she can hardly get out of bed by herself in the morning and Justice Sonia Sotomayor is battling Type 1 diabetes....and paramedics were already called to her home this year, to treat her for low blood sugar..

Is a SC that is 7-2 in the future ?
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Posted: 6/28/2018 1:22:25 AM
Don't worry the next Democratic President can just dissolve SCOTUS at their discretion. It won't last.
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Posted: 6/28/2018 1:25:15 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Doubleadownon12:

Time for Democrats to FIGHT LIKE HELL for our democracy!!

Democrats should do EVERYTHING in their power to shut the Senate down. This is simple:

1) A literal Russian agent may actually be occupying the Oval Office.

2) It's the McConnell Doctrine—no SCOTUS nominations during an election year. 

GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that up out of whole cloth and now he should be stuck with it. If Democrats wonder why their base is heckling people—why voters seem especially restless or what some people are calling "uncivil"—it's precisely because our elected officials have failed to safeguard democracy at perhaps the darkest hour for our nation in nearly a century, if not more. 

Democrats just this week lamented that they didn't fight hard enough for President Obama's Supreme Court nomination. And Republicans have entirely abdicated their constitutional responsibility to serve a check on executive power.

In short, elected officials are no longer representing the wishes of a majority of voters—who also did not vote popular-vote loser Donald Trump into office. It’s a legitimate crisis of unrepresentative democracy.

Some will say, if the Senate Democrats take an unwavering stand, it will hurt red state Democrats this fall. Forget about it. SHUT IT DOWN by whatever means possible.

If ever there were a time to turn the Supreme Court into an electoral issue on the left, this is it. If ever there were a time to FIGHT LIKE HELL for our democracy, this is it. Prove to THE PEOPLE—who did not popularly elect Donald Trump—that you are up to this political moment and worthy of their support.

Nothing less than the Republic is at stake. 

And by god, no one who is still under suspicion of and investigation for obstructing justice and potentially being an agent of a foreign government should be allowed to nominate one of nine of the most powerful arbiters of fairness in our country. That is simply un-American.


When you copied & pasted this little diatribe from the Daily Koz website  ..you should have,,, at least include what they had at the end of the rant ...

Help stop another Trump Supreme Court nominee. Please give $3 today and help take back the Senate this fall.
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Posted: 6/28/2018 8:08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by sundance:

Trump is single handedly destroying the Democratic  Party. Trump  owes the Dems nothing. The propagandists on MSNBC and CNN are almost as emotionally distraught as they were on election night broadcasting the landslide victory by President Trump.

The DNC did it to themselves...they chose to back the wrong candidate and destroyed the only person's campaign who would have beat Trump easily:

https://www.google.ca/amp/amp.timeinc.net/time/4422715/bernie-sanders-dnc-apology-leaked-emails

 

I love how the circus act lefts on this site never wants to blame their own party for allowing Trump to win an election which he wouldve lost vs Bernie...the DNC chose to rather lose with Hillary than to win with Bernie because Bernie didnt "fit their typical mold" of a Dem...looking back oh boy what the Dems would now do to have Bernie in the Oval office instead of what Wasserman ended up doing.

Trump is not a politician per se, but in everyday life, we all play political strategic games when making important life decisions...if you removed all mass media, and just looked at what hes done in his short time in the office, without prejudice or party allegiances whether you agree or disagree, its quite remarkable and historic all the things hes been willing to do as a president without the common "party shackles" limiting his decisions, versus all his recent predecessors who simply played the political game to ultimately stuff their pockets with millions of dollars while in the office making only the well known presidential salary....someone made a great point here recently...Obama came into the office relatively middle class in terms of overall wealth, yet left with a net worth of 50 million??? Exactly how did that happen? But who cares right? He got a general pass because he was likeable in this modern social media era...now Obama is stuck for the rest of his life being in limbo within his own party because as time goes by, more truths will always come out making him look like the typical politican hypocrite which they all are...the Dems are in real trouble and likely wont stand a chance until 2024, and even by then, i doubt any form of true leader will emerge unless some current millenial gains traction over the next several years as the new fresh face of the party....time will tell 

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Posted: 6/28/2018 9:39:47 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by SarasotaSlim:


When you copied & pasted this little diatribe from the Daily Koz website  ..you should have,,, at least include what they had at the end of the rant ...

Help stop another Trump Supreme Court nominee. Please give $3 today and help take back the Senate this fall.


You'd be better off doubling down on 12 with that money than to give it to the Democraps.....

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Posted: 6/28/2018 11:05:16 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by GimmeMoneyNow:



You'd be better off doubling down on 12 with that money than to give it to the Democraps.....

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Had a guy on my left doubling down and splitting face cards last time i was at the casino 
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Posted: 6/28/2018 1:52:31 PM
Reported odds for President Trump's pick for SC judge.

Brett Kavanaugh (2.5:1.fmr. clerk for SC judge Anthony Kennedy,
Amul Thapar (3.6:1)
Amy Coney Barrett (4.0:1)
Raymond Kethledge (5.0:1)
Kevin Newsom (6.0:1)
Patrick Wyrick (8.0:1)
Britt Grant (8.0:1)
Thomas Hardiman (9.5:1)
Mike Lee (9.5:1)
William Pryor (10.0:1)

With two justices 80 years or older by the start of the next term, it’s likely Trump will have the opportunity for another nomination or two in the future.
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Posted: 6/28/2018 8:27:00 PM
Not if both Trump and Pence are impeached next year. Then it would be up to President Pelosi to exact her revenge.
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Posted: 6/28/2018 8:32:59 PM
Dream type moment for conservatives.  Golden age of conservatism.
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Posted: 6/28/2018 8:36:28 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by SarasotaSlim:

If the left is in a dither now over another  President Trump Supreme Court judge appointment....what will happen,, if he gets the opportunity to appoint two more Supreme's ?  Heads will explode..

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg looks like she can hardly get out of bed by herself in the morning and Justice Sonia Sotomayor is battling Type 1 diabetes....and paramedics were already called to her home this year, to treat her for low blood sugar..

Is a SC that is 7-2 in the future ?



Ginsberg is on wobbly legs.  Should retire with some kind of grace.  Should be 6-4 before the first term is over.  It’s the Dems fault they find themselves in this situation.
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Posted: 6/28/2018 8:37:34 PM
I meant 6-3.
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Posted: 6/28/2018 8:47:56 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by SarasotaSlim:

Reported odds for President Trump's pick for SC judge.

Brett Kavanaugh (2.5:1.fmr. clerk for SC judge Anthony Kennedy,
Amul Thapar (3.6:1)
Amy Coney Barrett (4.0:1)
Raymond Kethledge (5.0:1)
Kevin Newsom (6.0:1)
Patrick Wyrick (8.0:1)
Britt Grant (8.0:1)
Thomas Hardiman (9.5:1)
Mike Lee (9.5:1)
William Pryor (10.0:1)

With two justices 80 years or older by the start of the next term, it’s likely Trump will have the opportunity for another nomination or two in the future.

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At this price, give me a few bucks on Judge Hardiman, last time's runner-up. Excellent jurist, and President Trump doesn't seem the type to go through all over again the same vetting he did a short while ago. Would be a very solid choice.


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Posted: 6/28/2018 9:14:57 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by packersbackers:

The DNC did it to themselves...they chose to back the wrong candidate and destroyed the only person's campaign who would have beat Trump easily:


I don't see it.  If Bernie could not beat Hillary..how in thee hell could he have beaten Donald Trump ?

Bernie Sanders, didn't have the infrastructure to win a long campaign vs. Donald Trump and to fully represent a party that he wasn't theoretically a member. Even If he some how bet Hillary in the primaries... fo sizzle he would not get the full support of the Democrat Party that would have been needed to go against DJT..

Although, Sanders came across as a more passionate speaker than Hillary and inspired a great deal of passion in his young supporters...His socialist rhetoric would have been too difficult to overcome in presidential general election..

To assume that Bernie would have beaten Donald Trump easily you would have to believe in a bunch of "What If's" ..
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