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(The Hill)   Ted Cruz says he wouldn't accept SCOTUS nomination, even though he would have a prime opportunity to kill again   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-09-14 11:01:50 AM  
Senator is a soft gig. Who wants a job after that?
 
2020-09-14 12:03:53 PM  
That's a great idea for a book. An alien in an ill-fitting skin suit scouting the planet for invasion somehow rises to the pinnacle of government in the most powerful nation on said planet...and undoes it all with his unquenchable lust for murder.
 
2020-09-14 12:43:26 PM  
He's afraid he has enough enemies in the Senate who hate him enough to break with Senate tradition (of confirming Senators for any nomination) and deny him confirmation. That would be almost as embarrassing as forgetting to zip his Humon suit.
 
2020-09-14 1:43:56 PM  
Does Ted Cruz have a reason to think republican senators might not treat him kindly during confirmation hearings?
 
2020-09-14 1:45:00 PM  
Yeah, he wouldn't accept it.

Because it would give his Senate peers the opportunity to vote 99-0 to deny.
 
2020-09-14 1:45:28 PM  
Ted is also an unprincipled lying sack of shiat.

/his inclusion was to help Trump in Texas
 
2020-09-14 1:45:52 PM  

abb3w: He's afraid he has enough enemies in the Senate who hate him enough to break with Senate tradition (of confirming Senators for any nomination) and deny him confirmation. That would be almost as embarrassing as forgetting to zip his Humon suit.


He'd get unanimous approval on the grounds of the fact that he'd no longer be a Senator. The people of Texas won't vote him out, so the Senate will fail his ass upwards to be rid of him. It's the American way.
 
2020-09-14 1:46:08 PM  
"Here's the thing you have to understand about Ted Cruz. I like Ted Cruz more than most of my other colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz."

-Senator Al Franken
 
2020-09-14 1:47:23 PM  
Cruz? Out of his political coma? Oh, he'knows he'll get ripped to shreds during the confirmation hearing.

/...and they'll find the bodies...
 
2020-09-14 1:48:08 PM  
Ted still looks in the mirror and sees a lizard president-in-waiting.  SCOTUS would be an off-ramp to that goal.
 
2020-09-14 1:49:49 PM  
He knows justice kegstand got confirmed but he wouldn't, and forever he'll be compared to that yardstick
 
2020-09-14 1:50:06 PM  

edmo: Senator is a soft gig. Who wants a job after that?


An even softer job that is for life and pays just as well.  Thomas has proven you can sleep through the whole thing, have the secretary scrawl Omegaverse fanfics for opinions, and cash a check.  Raphie would fit right in.
 
2020-09-14 1:51:41 PM  
B.S.  Wanna know why?

1 - Life time gig.
2 - Will vote to kill RvW.
3 - Give final say on banning vibrators.
 
2020-09-14 1:52:43 PM  
"But it's not the desire of my heart," he added. "I want to be in the political fight. I want to be fighting to nominate and confirm three, four, five principled constitutionalist justices, and being able to return home to my ugly ass wife every night."
 
2020-09-14 1:54:54 PM  

Svingen999: Ted still looks in the mirror and sees a lizard president-in-waiting.  SCOTUS would be an off-ramp to that goal.


Not at all.  Several Supreme Court Justices have run for elected office.  John Jay ran for Governor of New York twice while still on the Court - and only resigned after he won the second time.  Charles Evans Hughes ran for President, then served as Sec of State, and a couple other positions before returning to SCOTUS.  Being on SCOTUS isn't even an off-ramp for getting on SCOTUS.
 
2020-09-14 1:56:36 PM  

yakmans_dad: Yeah, he wouldn't accept it.

Because it would give his Senate peers the opportunity to vote 99-0 to deny.


Or they could see it as voting 99-0 to not have to work directly with Ted Cruz anymore.
 
2020-09-14 1:59:09 PM  
How do you skim off 10% of an re-election fund when you don't run for re-election?
Black really isn't his color.  Is shiny green and scaly a color?  Cause that's Ted's color.
 
2020-09-14 2:06:06 PM  
Really, Ted? Seriously - it would be a good offer. Everyone hates you in the Senate, and you could hide out at the SCOTUS for the rest of your life.

My preferred scenario is no more GOP appointments occur for the foreseeable future - but if the offer comes along, son, you should definitely take it.
 
2020-09-14 2:16:11 PM  
His words mean nothing.  Why bother reporting whatever shiat he is saying today?
 
2020-09-14 2:20:05 PM  
What an idiot.

From the bench he could exact his revenge on Trump without repercussion, and sandbag every case that would protect him or fulfil his policy goals.
 
2020-09-14 2:41:56 PM  
Don't pretty much all of his Senate colleagues hate him?  Good luck getting through the nomination process, ZK.
 
2020-09-14 4:14:55 PM  
That's nice.  I also wouldn't accept a SCOTUS nomination.
 
2020-09-14 4:21:13 PM  

SomeAmerican: That's nice.  I also wouldn't accept a SCOTUS nomination.


Hell I wouldn't accept the next level up at work.  I'm as far up the responsibility chain as I ever want to be.
 
2020-09-14 4:23:17 PM  

abb3w: He's afraid he has enough enemies in the Senate who hate him enough to break with Senate tradition (of confirming Senators for any nomination) and deny him confirmation. That would be almost as embarrassing as forgetting to zip his Humon suit.


"If Ted Cruz was murdered right on the floor of the Senate while its in session, you couldn't find enough witnesses to convict." ~ Lindsay Graham
 
2020-09-14 7:34:37 PM  

webron: His words mean nothing.  Why bother reporting whatever shiat he is saying today?


THIS!!!

Cruz said he would never support Trump after he insulted his wife.  He asked his wife whether or not he should support Trump.  She said, "Neeeeiiiigh," and stamped her hoof.  And yet here we are.
 
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