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Re: Election thread
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2020, 06:59:46 PM »
Biden’s got to add some justices. He can’t say that now though. Would mobilize the one issue voters for trump. Only thing worse than Trump adding a justice is trump winning another term.
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2020, 07:18:23 PM »
It's the only play left. Win the presidency, take the senate, and pack the fucking court.

And while we're at it, statehood for DC and PR.

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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2020, 07:49:38 AM »
I am so depressed.  What a loss for our country.  I wish she could have held on for a couple more months.  That is a selfish thought, I know.  Looking back, I almost wish she would have retired under Obama so we wouldn't be in this position now.

Worst president ever gets to nominate 3 supreme court justices.  It's just devastating.  My hate for Mitch McConnell is probably higher than that for our idiot president right now.
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2020, 08:55:42 AM »
No guarantee McConnell would have seated her replacement, had she retired then. Murkowski and Collins have both said no vote before the election, though the gop can afford up to 3 defections, so unless two more join them it doesn’t matter. And then there’s the lame duck period.
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2020, 01:44:01 PM »
No guarantee McConnell would have seated her replacement, had she retired then. Murkowski and Collins have both said no vote before the election, though the gop can afford up to 3 defections, so unless two more join them it doesn’t matter. And then there’s the lame duck period.

Supposedly Chuck Grassley has also said no vote, but I can't find any confirmation. He did say that back in July, but July was 50 years ago.

And if they wait for the lame duck, McSally could be out of the equation. Since she's a replacement, if she loses (which she will), Mark Kelly gets seated immediately, as I understand it.

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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2020, 08:12:21 PM »
Collins today:
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In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd.

sorta surprised to see her make a statement like this. guess we'll see if she holds to it after she loses.

re Kelly, he likely gets seated end of November. earlier than a regular election, but maybe not fast enough to help.
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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2020, 09:21:45 PM »
Collins is useless and as trustworthy as Lucy holding a football for Charlie Brown.


Can't wait to vote her out of office... >.>

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2020, 09:46:17 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2020, 11:27:59 PM »
Oh well played.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2020, 10:17:59 AM »
Romney is in on filling the seat, too.

So, yeah. That's that.

Amy Barrett will be on scotus. FML.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2020, 03:41:54 PM »
Hopefully dems get control of senate, win presidency, and then add 4 or 6 seats to the court.  Screw those Republican bastards.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2020, 01:10:09 PM »
Won't Republican's just then add another 4-6 seats when they get in power again?

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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2020, 01:22:30 PM »
Possibly.  The goal is to get to 101 justices by the year 2100.

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Re: Election thread
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2020, 01:27:48 PM »
Won't Republican's just then add another 4-6 seats when they get in power again?

Without bullshit like gerrymandering and voter suppression, Republicans can't win. They represent a minority that's shrinking all the time. They know it (hence Trump saying the quiet part out loud once that "if everyone votes, Republicans would never be elected again").

The idea is to stack the court and then make voting easier/more accessible, and so on and oh look, they never get majority power again.