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(AlterNet)   Yertle will stall Coronavirus aid for months but appoint Trump judges in a marathon sprint   (alternet.org) divider line
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2020-09-18 8:14:37 AM  
One action helps all Americans.
The other helps a few Americans tread on the rest of us.
 
2020-09-18 8:56:43 AM  
He has his priorities

You being alive isn't on the list.
 
2020-09-18 10:07:23 AM  
If Biden wins and RGB dies after election day we'll have a new justice within a day.
 
2020-09-18 11:22:30 AM  
What a glorious future we'll have, all Trump-like for eternity. I have a feeling Trumpers won't like Trumpworld near as much without Trump around.
 
2020-09-18 11:42:43 AM  

Shostie: If Biden wins and RGB dies after election day we'll have a new justice within a day.


And eleven justices by June.  The turtle knows this.
 
2020-09-18 12:47:50 PM  

Nocrash: Shostie: If Biden wins and RGB dies after election day we'll have a new justice within a day.

And eleven justices by June.  The turtle knows this.


Lol. You think Dems would have the spine to do this.

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2020-09-18 1:00:37 PM  
He needs to make sure he leaves as few vacancies for Biden to fill as possible.
 
2020-09-18 1:01:08 PM  

AsparagusFTW: Nocrash: Shostie: If Biden wins and RGB dies after election day we'll have a new justice within a day.

And eleven justices by June.  The turtle knows this.

Lol. You think Dems would have the spine to do this.

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One thing I always hated is the Democrats sense of fair play and lack of spine to commit to similar actions as the Republicans do, but for good. They won't use the Republican tactics against Republicans, even though it has been shown to be highly effective against themselves.
 
2020-09-18 1:02:50 PM  

edmo: What a glorious future we'll have, all Trump-like for eternity. I have a feeling Trumpers won't like Trumpworld near as much without Trump around.


I'm sure they'll find a way to blame Democrats for all the nasty consequences of Trump's reign of chaos. For a fascist, the only way fascism can fail is if the fascists are not given absolute power to do whatever they want. If Trump's policies screw them over in the end, they'll just believe that the problem was that people got in his way.
 
2020-09-18 1:02:56 PM  
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2020-09-18 1:03:02 PM  

Shostie: If Biden wins and RGB dies after election day we'll have a new justice within a day.


I don't care so much if #MoscowMitch tries to replace RGB, he'd probably lose that fight anyway. I do worry about him replacing the Notorious RBG.
 
2020-09-18 1:03:07 PM  
Turtle puts party above country.

Film at 11.
 
2020-09-18 1:04:14 PM  
People are going to celebrate when Trump finally meets his maker, but when it's McConnell's turn to croak, there's gonna be a nationwide lottery on who gets the right to take a sh*t on Mitch's grave.
 
2020-09-18 1:04:39 PM  
Turnabout is fair play, Mitch.
 
2020-09-18 1:05:21 PM  
So, 2 Supreme Court Justices and 300 Trump Federal judges during the term.

That article implied Trump and GOP will have installed 14 Federal judges in California during this term.

Gonna be about Federal judge impeachment time here in the 2020s
 
2020-09-18 1:05:34 PM  

shpritz: He needs to make sure he leaves as few vacancies for Biden to fill as possible.


Also keeping in a bunch of GOP/Trumpster cultist Federal Judges who need a 2/3rds majority of the Senate to remove, when it only took 1/2 + 1 of the Senate to install the judges, making it hard for the Democrats to undo many of Trump's damages to the country (lawsuits from Republicans will be the first thing to come, when Democrats make laws that don't fit the Republican agenda).
 
2020-09-18 1:06:06 PM  
Feature, not bug.
 
2020-09-18 1:07:05 PM  
Democrats have no leverage on McConnell if they keep separating out the Covid relief. He's up double digits in his own state, and most senators are safe, with very few toss-ups. I don't understand why Democrats keep thinking the court of public opinion alone is enough to convince Republicans to pass a separate Covid relief bill. Republicans are literally running on "fark your feelings," so why do Dems think that will change?
 
2020-09-18 1:07:50 PM  
I'm waiting for some third-party voters or the usual suspects to come in here and tell us how this could have all been avoided if we had voted green or that both sides are the same
 
2020-09-18 1:08:40 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: shpritz: He needs to make sure he leaves as few vacancies for Biden to fill as possible.

Also keeping in a bunch of GOP/Trumpster cultist Federal Judges who need a 2/3rds majority of the Senate to remove, when it only took 1/2 + 1 of the Senate to install the judges, making it hard for the Democrats to undo many of Trump's damages to the country (lawsuits from Republicans will be the first thing to come, when Democrats make laws that don't fit the Republican agenda).


I believe we were told that there's an amendment that could be used to fix that.
 
2020-09-18 1:10:37 PM  
Jokes on him. Dead people don't have to obey laws anymore.
 
2020-09-18 1:11:51 PM  

shpritz: He needs to make sure he leaves as few vacancies for Biden to fill as possible.


There is actually a simple way to fix this, and it'll be the most cruel thing possible for everyone involved:

All Federal Judicial appointments are for 10 years, with only one possible appointment. There is no more single US Supreme Court, it is instead made of judges (including the chief justice) chosen by lottery of those whom haven't been picked yet, and whom have not ruled on a particular case. When the "hopper" of available justices to hear a Supreme Court case is empty, everyone is put back in and the process starts over.

You want to see federal judicial appointments become a non-thing, this is it. Who cares if your judge is thirty or seventy? They only get one ten year term, maximum, at any federal level. There are no more Supreme Court slap fights. Oh and if you think passing a law in Texass or Loo-ez-anna is going to do shiat about abortion, keep in mind that non of the local federal judges will have a chance to rule on it since they will have heard the case already, which means you'll probably end up being told "How about no? Does "no" work for you Texass?"
 
2020-09-18 1:13:22 PM  
Looks like litigation as far as the eye can see.
 
2020-09-18 1:13:46 PM  
For anyone who's counting, a marathon pace at 30 hours is 0.87 mph or a 1-hour and 9-minute mile pace.

Which is precisely how fast I expect Yertle the Turdle to complete an actual marathon.
 
2020-09-18 1:19:53 PM  

jchic: DarkSoulNoHope: shpritz: He needs to make sure he leaves as few vacancies for Biden to fill as possible.

Also keeping in a bunch of GOP/Trumpster cultist Federal Judges who need a 2/3rds majority of the Senate to remove, when it only took 1/2 + 1 of the Senate to install the judges, making it hard for the Democrats to undo many of Trump's damages to the country (lawsuits from Republicans will be the first thing to come, when Democrats make laws that don't fit the Republican agenda).

I believe we were told that there's an amendment that could be used to fix that.


Yeah, but it doesn't require 2/3rds to expand the courts (last done in Carter's administration).

That said, Schumer usually has no balls.
 
2020-09-18 1:25:11 PM  
Yertle may be an asshole, but he's not all that stupid.  He knows that after this year, it may be a while before Repubs get a chance to nominate another judge for a while (FSM willing)
 
2020-09-18 1:26:33 PM  
One more reason the whole change of government shouldnt take months to happen but days.
 
2020-09-18 1:37:37 PM  

acouvis: jchic: DarkSoulNoHope: shpritz: He needs to make sure he leaves as few vacancies for Biden to fill as possible.

Also keeping in a bunch of GOP/Trumpster cultist Federal Judges who need a 2/3rds majority of the Senate to remove, when it only took 1/2 + 1 of the Senate to install the judges, making it hard for the Democrats to undo many of Trump's damages to the country (lawsuits from Republicans will be the first thing to come, when Democrats make laws that don't fit the Republican agenda).

I believe we were told that there's an amendment that could be used to fix that.

Yeah, but it doesn't require 2/3rds to expand the courts (last done in Carter's administration).

That said, Schumer usually has no balls.


No balls, no brains, no results, no fight, no communication skills, and no fitting pair of glasses.

A solid blue state like New York should be able to do better than Schumer.
 
2020-09-18 2:02:45 PM  

edmo: What a glorious future we'll have, all Trump-like for eternity. I have a feeling Trumpers won't like Trumpworld near as much without Trump around.


They'll just latch on to an even bigger fascist.
 
2020-09-18 2:04:24 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: AsparagusFTW: Nocrash: Shostie: If Biden wins and RGB dies after election day we'll have a new justice within a day.

And eleven justices by June.  The turtle knows this.

Lol. You think Dems would have the spine to do this.

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One thing I always hated is the Democrats sense of fair play and lack of spine to commit to similar actions as the Republicans do, but for good. They won't use the Republican tactics against Republicans, even though it has been shown to be highly effective against themselves.


It's a massive problem.
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2020-09-18 2:09:40 PM  
Marathon sprint?

Ugh.
 
2020-09-18 2:12:01 PM  

inglixthemad: Shostie: If Biden wins and RGB dies after election day we'll have a new justice within a day.

I don't care so much if #MoscowMitch tries to replace RGB, he'd probably lose that fight anyway. I do worry about him replacing the Notorious RBG.


HSL forever!
 
2020-09-18 2:38:01 PM  
Thanks Schumer.
 
2020-09-18 3:02:27 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Notorious RBG.

HSL forever!


LCH you coward.
 
2020-09-18 3:39:06 PM  
I have a feeling this "lifetime appointment" idea will be tested within the next 5 years.
 
2020-09-18 3:48:40 PM  

Saiga410: Thanks Schumer.


Proud Boys Apologist says what??
 
2020-09-18 5:52:16 PM  
Judges can be removed, you have to put effort in and not immediately throw up your hands and go "OH WELL" but it can be done.
 
2020-09-18 9:30:10 PM  
Now he certainly will show his hypocrisy and intent on getting his way by appointing a new Supreme Court Justice now that RBG is dead.
 
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