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2020-09-19 7:57:59 AM  
just from a pure "business" sense why would you not want to fill the position. if a store manager dies you don't wait months to fill the position, CEO passes away you don't wait months to fill the position, pretty much all jobs you fill the position


Now you don't make a public statement the same day as that persons death but behind the scenes you do start planning. 

that being said, ugh this is going to be ugly
 
2020-09-19 7:58:17 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Kavanaugh
Nominated: 7/9/18
Confirmed: 10/6/18


So does that...

Does that mean you're agreeing with me that since it's 106 days until a new Congress & they delayed the Kavanaugh confirmation ny 90 days, if she had died a couple weeks later, they could have delayed it a similar amount of time?

Or does that mean you think they can delay it longer, like they did for Thomas, at 99 days, & that they'll be able to push that to 106 days?

Or... you're not suggesting that 90 days is less than 45 days, right?
 
2020-09-19 7:58:28 AM  

MattytheMouse: qorkfiend: MattytheMouse: qorkfiend: MattytheMouse: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: So how's that protest vote working out for you?

Can we stop saying this as if the guy was voted into office, and instead be petty and biatchy over the fact that our electoral system works like a goddamn game of Quidditch?

Were we unaware of the system last time? No? Then we don't get to biatch about the rules now.

Uh, yeah, we should biatch about the rules. Now more than ever, in fact. 'Cause they're bad rules and I've had two presidents in my lifetime win by losing. This last time, by a pretty significant margin!

Great. And?

Was that possibility some sort of unknown? No, but the "protest voters" did their thing anyway and now we get to suffer the consequences? Cool.

Personally, I think it's more constructive to biatch about the system that allows somebody to win by losing by three million votes, than sniping at individuals that apparently didn't vote right, but that's just my opinion, I guess.


Why not both?

The system is awful and should. It work that way.

Anyone in 2016 who did not process that refusing to support the lesser of two evils means you support the greater if two evils deserves the current environment.
 
2020-09-19 7:58:41 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: So how's that protest vote working out for you?


If women actually cared about their reproductive rights, Republicans would never hold office again.
 
2020-09-19 7:59:26 AM  

MattytheMouse: t3knomanser: qorkfiend: Were we unaware of the system last time? No? Then we don't get to biatch about the rules now.

But the rules are objectively bad. We should be biatching about them perpetually. They're bad.

Like, yeah. We should be biatching about them, 'cause those rules are the only way this guy got elected in the first places, and it's the only way he faces reelection. It's not that people are voting wrong. It's that this is a big oopsie for democracy.


Actually it is that they're voting wrong when they fail to take into consideration the rules that have governed the system for close to two centuries
 
2020-09-19 8:00:21 AM  
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lol I never wanna get shiat for politicizing a death ever again.
 
2020-09-19 8:02:11 AM  

Gubbo: Leishu: Did anybody actually expect him to not be a hypocrite about this? The dude has the moral fortitude of a wet noodle.

It's a reminder, as if we needed one, that everything conservatives do is for their own power and benefit.

And when they try to take a moral stand, they can be told to go fark themselves in no uncertain terms.


And when they biatch and moan and call you uncivil, you laugh at them, and then again tell them to go fark themselves.


B...but Democrats can't tell them to fark themselves, that wouldn't be going high!
The Alt-Right Playbook: You Go High, We Go Low
Youtube MAbab8aP4_A
 
2020-09-19 8:03:00 AM  

Naido: LordBeavis:

as Yertle and Fat Turd have the guile and cunning of a wet sponge.

I despise the son of a biatch, but if Mitch has the guile and cunning of a wet sponge, how can you possibly come up with a comparison point lowly enough for where Democrats rank in that regard?


Hillary Clinton!
 
2020-09-19 8:03:41 AM  

Lexx0001: There are single issue voters for Trump. He gets another anti abortion vote on the SCOTUS, they may feel that he has nothing more to offer them. They might just stay home.

On the other hand, some might be more energized to vote.

We'll know for sure in six weeks or so.


Today, I learned my primary care doctor is a single issue anti-abortion voter who thinks socialized medicine is bad for everyone.
 
2020-09-19 8:04:19 AM  

NobleHam: mrwknd: Merrick Garland or no one.

Fark that. Merrick Garland was a sensible moderate, an olive branch to the Republicans saying "we're not going to replace Scalia with a total liberal." They didn't take the olive branch then, they shouldn't get it now. If Ginsburg gets replaced with a boring-ass swing-vote moderate, it will be a disgrace.


You, good Sir, are entirely correct.
 
2020-09-19 8:04:21 AM  

EvilEgg: Yay, a new Justice picked by a President who got a minority of the vote and confirmed by Senators who Represent the minority of the voters to enshrine opinions antithetical to the majority of the country.

Stupid has won. I don't know what we can do about it.


Nothing, as long as you think "the law" is more important than defeating fascism.
 
2020-09-19 8:04:34 AM  

NobleHam: mrwknd: Merrick Garland or no one.

Fark that. ... If Ginsburg gets replaced with a boring-ass swing-vote moderate, it will be a disgrace.


The issue, though, is that the Enemy will not try to replace her with a "boring-ass moderate", but with a full on Trumpist, probably someone egregious enough to argue that the 22nd Amendment doesn't apply to Trump.

Of course this is going to be a national disgrace; the Enemy doesn't care. Unless you can literally imprison the entire Republican national caucus, milquetoast is the best option, with open treason far more likely.
 
2020-09-19 8:04:52 AM  
The loss of RBG is huge in a multitude of ways. She'd have been tough to replace in quality even if the libbiest libs controlled every aspect of the government. She was a unique and rare person. Her kind does come along often.

The fact that she'll be replaced by some unqualified gop stooge, a trump stooge no less, really is tough. We've got trump appointees who are literally illegally occupying the position and nothing is done. The jokes about Falwell aren't that funny because they'll probably try to get the same type. We've plenty of evidence they don't even care about finding qualified people to fill roles.

America deserves better than what they're going to give us. Even pigfarking trump voters deserve better even if I don't care if they're eventually farked over by all this too. A group of the most disingenuous, corrupt, unethical pieces of garbage are going to put the same on the bench and then try to run our lives. No sane person should be ok with this.
 
2020-09-19 8:06:15 AM  

JimmyTheHutt: willwall: koder: It remains unclear whether Republicans would have the votes to make a new appointment before Nov. 3.

Oh they'll have the votes. The entire election hinges on prematurely declaring Trump the winner. They'll call all The Families in for every Favor.

They don't want to fill it before the election.
Trump's only hope is everyone who supports him turns out. The best way to turn out evangelicals is to have that open seat in jeopardy.

They can get the best of both worlds by waiting until the election. If they win they can say they were being honorable and letting the people choose. If they lose they can pass a judge through a lame duck session and have avoided a lot of the fallout during the campaign

They can't guarantee the election win without having someone in that seat.


They have a 5-3 majority right now. 2 being Trump appointments, thomas having voted for bush v gore and roberts and alito having been appointed by the guy who won it.

They don't need the extra vote, and their other efforts to disrupt the election are more likely to swing it well before it gets to the SC.
 
2020-09-19 8:06:36 AM  

andrewagill: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Kavanaugh
Nominated: 7/9/18
Confirmed: 10/6/18

So does that...

Does that mean you're agreeing with me that since it's 106 days until a new Congress & they delayed the Kavanaugh confirmation ny 90 days, if she had died a couple weeks later, they could have delayed it a similar amount of time?

Or does that mean you think they can delay it longer, like they did for Thomas, at 99 days, & that they'll be able to push that to 106 days?

Or... you're not suggesting that 90 days is less than 45 days, right?


I thought it might be comforting to know that even the most recent guy took almost 3 months to confirm. People keep saying McConnell will have this done within a week, but the process definitely takes way longer than that, unless there's some special legislative power he's hiding up his sleeve.
 
2020-09-19 8:09:16 AM  

Farkin_Crazy: twat_waffle: Alphax: danvon: MindStalker: danvon: The only way to prevent this is to find four Republican senators who are capable of being shamed.

You can stop laughing now.

Two are on the record as not supporting a nomination this year. Need to find 2 more. Technically 1 more is enough for a 50/50 vote. I assume the VP would be the tie breaker? Wonder if there is a way to stop that???

I saw Murkowsky say that, who was the other one? As far as I know, the VP would be a tie breaker.

Another thread said Mitt Romney.. and a couple others.  Perhaps even Lindsey Graham.. which sounds like a long shot, but he may be desperate enough to keep his 'job'.

Gardner and Collins would probably defect out of self-preservation, too.

After the election, though? All bets are off. The Democrats would be wise to kidnap three or four Republican senators, stash them someplace safe and disconnected from the outside world, and then stay in their states until January 3rd.

If there are defectors, they will come from Romney, Murkowski (she's already said she won't vote for a nominee that is rammed through at this late date), Gardner, and who the fark knows about Collins.

One other nugget to keep in mind. Since Mark Kelly and McSally are a special election, the winner can be sworn in almost immediately. They don't have to wait until January.


Collins said a few weeks ago that she wouldn't support placing a new nominee. But yeah, doesn't mean she won't change her mind.
 
2020-09-19 8:09:18 AM  
The only way McConnell won't get the votes is if Trump nominates Ted Cruz. So, root for that?
 
2020-09-19 8:09:23 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Kavanaugh
Nominated: 7/9/18
Confirmed: 10/6/18

So does that...

Does that mean you're agreeing with me that since it's 106 days until a new Congress & they delayed the Kavanaugh confirmation ny 90 days, if she had died a couple weeks later, they could have delayed it a similar amount of time?

Or does that mean you think they can delay it longer, like they did for Thomas, at 99 days, & that they'll be able to push that to 106 days?

Or... you're not suggesting that 90 days is less than 45 days, right?

I thought it might be comforting to know that even the most recent guy took almost 3 months to confirm. People keep saying McConnell will have this done within a week, but the process definitely takes way longer than that, unless there's some special legislative power he's hiding up his sleeve.


McConnell is bringing back the filibuster, and it's mutated into something new!
 
2020-09-19 8:10:06 AM  
Shame on republicans for doing things legally the way it's described in the constitution.

We should do a bunch of illegal things or change all the rules, Like adding a bunch of new justices.  Or murdering all Republicans!
 
2020-09-19 8:10:31 AM  

Biohazard Banana Suit: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: So how's that protest vote working out for you?

Who are you talking to, exactly? Jill Stein voters?


Democrats still can't handle the fact that Hillary ran a terrible campaign, and was generally a terrible choice for President. So they blame anything else they can think of, including the candidate who got less votes than "write in".
 
2020-09-19 8:10:42 AM  

AnEasyTarget: Stephen Miller is getting the nomination

Or Ivanka.  Or Jared.

Book it. Done.


How about Sheriff Joe? Let's go full "burn down the Republic."
 
2020-09-19 8:10:51 AM  

andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.


Ginsburg's seat will be filled by Friday.

Announce pick Monday
Have "hearings" Wednesday
Vote to finish hearings Thursday
Vote to confirm Friday, with all The voting yes because of course they will.
 
2020-09-19 8:11:11 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Kavanaugh
Nominated: 7/9/18
Confirmed: 10/6/18

So does that...

Does that mean you're agreeing with me that since it's 106 days until a new Congress & they delayed the Kavanaugh confirmation ny 90 days, if she had died a couple weeks later, they could have delayed it a similar amount of time?

Or does that mean you think they can delay it longer, like they did for Thomas, at 99 days, & that they'll be able to push that to 106 days?

Or... you're not suggesting that 90 days is less than 45 days, right?

I thought it might be comforting to know that even the most recent guy took almost 3 months to confirm. People keep saying McConnell will have this done within a week, but the process definitely takes way longer than that, unless there's some special legislative power he's hiding up his sleeve.


Now is when I miss Harry Reid in the Senate.

If there were an obscure rule buried somewhere that could be used to block this power play, he'd know about it and use it at the most opportune time.
 
2020-09-19 8:11:26 AM  

rhodabear: Lexx0001: There are single issue voters for Trump. He gets another anti abortion vote on the SCOTUS, they may feel that he has nothing more to offer them. They might just stay home.

On the other hand, some might be more energized to vote.

We'll know for sure in six weeks or so.

Today, I learned my primary care doctor is a single issue anti-abortion voter who thinks socialized medicine is bad for everyone.


I'd suggest looking for a new doctor.
 
2020-09-19 8:12:01 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Shame on republicans for doing things legally the way it's described in the constitution.

We should do a bunch of illegal things or change all the rules, Like adding a bunch of new justices.  Or murdering all Republicans!


Merrick Garland would like a word.
 
2020-09-19 8:12:12 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Biohazard Banana Suit: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: So how's that protest vote working out for you?

Who are you talking to, exactly? Jill Stein voters?

Democrats still can't handle the fact that Hillary ran a terrible campaign, and was generally a terrible choice for President. So they blame anything else they can think of, including the candidate who got less votes than "write in".


Democrats didn't have a choice, Hillary picked herself and the voters were stuck with her or Orange Hitler.

The rest is history.
 
2020-09-19 8:12:32 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: GrizzlyPouch: Shame on republicans for doing things legally the way it's described in the constitution.

We should do a bunch of illegal things or change all the rules, Like adding a bunch of new justices.  Or murdering all Republicans!

Merrick Garland would like a word.


Please ignore the worst troll Fark has ever had.
 
2020-09-19 8:12:54 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Kavanaugh
Nominated: 7/9/18
Confirmed: 10/6/18

So does that...

Does that mean you're agreeing with me that since it's 106 days until a new Congress & they delayed the Kavanaugh confirmation ny 90 days, if she had died a couple weeks later, they could have delayed it a similar amount of time?

Or does that mean you think they can delay it longer, like they did for Thomas, at 99 days, & that they'll be able to push that to 106 days?

Or... you're not suggesting that 90 days is less than 45 days, right?

I thought it might be comforting to know that even the most recent guy took almost 3 months to confirm. People keep saying McConnell will have this done within a week, but the process definitely takes way longer than that, unless there's some special legislative power he's hiding up his sleeve.


Ah.

I'm used to people dropping random facts into a reply without context with an implication that I'm wrong.

You're echoing the exact same point I keep making.
 
2020-09-19 8:13:12 AM  
Sigh, no they won't.  It's phenomenally stupid to do it before the election, when the lame duck session is available.  Republicans are evil, NOT stupid.
 
2020-09-19 8:13:34 AM  

Professor Duck: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Ginsburg's seat will be filled by Friday.

Announce pick Monday
Have "hearings" Wednesday
Vote to finish hearings Thursday
Vote to confirm Friday, with all The voting yes because of course they will.


If this all plays out like that, the Senate will easily turn blue. Voters will make the GOP pay for their hypocrisy.

And the court will be expanded. Quickly.
 
2020-09-19 8:13:37 AM  

Uncle Eazy: They would be smart to wait until after the election. There may be a few R senators that would be hesitant to rubber stamp some Trump lunatic with an election in six weeks.

After the election it won't matter. Either they won and are in for another six years, or they lost and they're out and they'll be happy to burn the place down on the way out.


Which Senators? Is Susan Collins concerned?
 
2020-09-19 8:13:41 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Shame on republicans for doing things legally the way it's described in the constitution.

We should do a bunch of illegal things or change all the rules, Like adding a bunch of new justices.  Or murdering all Republicans!


Here's a deal. You can have your sc vote but all the Republicans who were derelict in their constitutional duty for the gorsuch nomination need to step down and leave the Senate. Sound fair?
 
2020-09-19 8:14:40 AM  

ChrisDe: Uncle Eazy: They would be smart to wait until after the election. There may be a few R senators that would be hesitant to rubber stamp some Trump lunatic with an election in six weeks.

After the election it won't matter. Either they won and are in for another six years, or they lost and they're out and they'll be happy to burn the place down on the way out.

Which Senators? Is Susan Collins concerned?


Murkowski and Romney at the moment.
 
2020-09-19 8:14:41 AM  

fzumrk: Hand Banana: Why can't Mitch McConnell just die? That piece of shiat has been screwing up our country for nearly years, enough already.

This whole thing is just another sad example of how there is no karmic justice or fairness in this world.  We have a damn pandemic of a fatal disease going on, with these chucklefarks flouting the safety rules on top of that.  Many of these guys are super old and in poor health.  Yet not a single major player among these guys has gotten even a bad case of it (Herman Cane doesn't count).  Meanwhile we lose RBG, John Lewis, and a long list of artists and entertainers who where positive contributors to society.
While Trump and his people have had a tremendous political advantage, they've also been lucky at every turn since the 2016 election.  They've gone through scandal after scandal with no real consequence. Surely they would fark up so bad at least one of these times there would be some real repercussions.  Nope.  Endless bad results, no karmic balance.
Anyway.  I just needed to rant a little.  The situation sucks and will continue to get worse for the foreseeable future.  I plan on voting and giving to various charities and democratic campaigns in the meantime. I'm going to continue to try to look for a bright side to this situation, but its been real hard.


If you think this has a happy ending you haven't been paying attention.
 
2020-09-19 8:15:48 AM  
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2020-09-19 8:16:30 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: GrizzlyPouch: Shame on republicans for doing things legally the way it's described in the constitution.

We should do a bunch of illegal things or change all the rules, Like adding a bunch of new justices.  Or murdering all Republicans!

Merrick Garland would like a word.


The guy was nominated, That's all the president gets to do.  It's very simple.

Obama could've easily sat down with Republicans, came up with a list and nominated somebody they'd actually confirm.

He chose to play politics with the pick, Republicans reciprocated, and he lost.
 
2020-09-19 8:18:55 AM  
 
2020-09-19 8:19:25 AM  

andrewagill: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: Steampunk Gallagher: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Kavanaugh
Nominated: 7/9/18
Confirmed: 10/6/18

So does that...

Does that mean you're agreeing with me that since it's 106 days until a new Congress & they delayed the Kavanaugh confirmation ny 90 days, if she had died a couple weeks later, they could have delayed it a similar amount of time?

Or does that mean you think they can delay it longer, like they did for Thomas, at 99 days, & that they'll be able to push that to 106 days?

Or... you're not suggesting that 90 days is less than 45 days, right?

I thought it might be comforting to know that even the most recent guy took almost 3 months to confirm. People keep saying McConnell will have this done within a week, but the process definitely takes way longer than that, unless there's some special legislative power he's hiding up his sleeve.

Ah.

I'm used to people dropping random facts into a reply without context with an implication that I'm wrong.

You're echoing the exact same point I keep making.


I realize that my Weeners should have included a line with "the pattern holds up".
 
2020-09-19 8:19:29 AM  

Farkin_Crazy: If this all plays out like that, the Senate will easily turn blue. Voters will make the GOP pay for their hypocrisy.

And the court will be expanded. Quickly.


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Alright...name the states where the voters will "make them pay" as opposed to cheering this as a win for "Amurcan values".

This is a flyover country senate year. We're farked.
 
2020-09-19 8:19:46 AM  
oh for the unsuffering love of f*ck!

I'm not even American and I valued RBG extremely highly, and admired her approach to justice and gender issues.

To see the Trumpist GOP piss on that legacy makes me want to vomit. There is not a shred of decency to be found there, only hypocrisy and self-interest.
 
2020-09-19 8:19:49 AM  

willwall: JimmyTheHutt: willwall: koder: It remains unclear whether Republicans would have the votes to make a new appointment before Nov. 3.

Oh they'll have the votes. The entire election hinges on prematurely declaring Trump the winner. They'll call all The Families in for every Favor.

They don't want to fill it before the election.
Trump's only hope is everyone who supports him turns out. The best way to turn out evangelicals is to have that open seat in jeopardy.

They can get the best of both worlds by waiting until the election. If they win they can say they were being honorable and letting the people choose. If they lose they can pass a judge through a lame duck session and have avoided a lot of the fallout during the campaign

They can't guarantee the election win without having someone in that seat.

They have a 5-3 majority right now. 2 being Trump appointments, thomas having voted for bush v gore and roberts and alito having been appointed by the guy who won it.

They don't need the extra vote, and their other efforts to disrupt the election are more likely to swing it well before it gets to the SC.


No matter how the election goes, it will end up in front of the Supreme Court and Roberts is unreliable.
 
2020-09-19 8:20:09 AM  

willwall: GrizzlyPouch: Shame on republicans for doing things legally the way it's described in the constitution.

We should do a bunch of illegal things or change all the rules, Like adding a bunch of new justices.  Or murdering all Republicans!

Here's a deal. You can have your sc vote but all the Republicans who were derelict in their constitutional duty for the gorsuch nomination need to step down and leave the Senate. Sound fair?


Merrick Garland*

/Need coffee
 
2020-09-19 8:20:22 AM  
But surely he wont go back on his word about not nominating people for the SCOTUS because of tradition or something during and election year. Why couldn't it have been Mitch? Is that why the right hate abortion they need all those unwanted babies to feast on to extend their lives?
 
2020-09-19 8:20:23 AM  
Prediction: McConnell won't have the votes to confirm a nominee because vulnerable Republicans will reject the idea of hitting the blue voter hornets nest with a stick because they are already swarming enough as it is. That said, on November 4th after it doesn't matter, those votes will magically materialize regardless of the outcome because the senators will have either lost and go into lame duck mode or they will have won and go into "this is the will of the people" mode.
 
2020-09-19 8:20:30 AM  

willwall: GrizzlyPouch: Shame on republicans for doing things legally the way it's described in the constitution.

We should do a bunch of illegal things or change all the rules, Like adding a bunch of new justices.  Or murdering all Republicans!

Here's a deal. You can have your sc vote but all the Republicans who were derelict in their constitutional duty for the gorsuch nomination need to step down and leave the Senate. Sound fair?


The only person derelict was Obama.  He nominates, senates decides whether to confirm.  It's been like this going on 300 yrs now.

He could've easily nominated somebody with an actual chance of being confirmed.
 
2020-09-19 8:21:00 AM  

theinsultabot9000: Anyone in 2016 who did not process that refusing to support the lesser of two evils means you support the greater if two evils deserves the current environment.


But hey, they got to keep their moral purity intact and their hands clean - that's what really matters.

Also they can act all smug when they tell us that both sides are just as bad.
 
2020-09-19 8:21:21 AM  

Leishu: Did anybody actually expect him to not be a hypocrite about this? The dude has the moral fortitude of a wet noodle.


"OMG CAN U BELIEB!!!11" is the biggest participatory sport among the non-MAGA. Yep. I can totally believe they do things they say they are gonna do. And they have been saying they'd do this particular thing for years. It's a large part of why they support him. Meanwhile, the uninspired left is hoping Schoolhouse Rock will explain to them how elections have consequences.

/no, moron, both sides aren't bad
//one side is right and naive, the other side is wrong, cruel, and super on-message
///three
 
2020-09-19 8:21:33 AM  

Farkin_Crazy: Professor Duck: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x444]

It's 106 days until a new Congress.

They won't be able to delay it that long but they will be able to delay it past the election in 45 days.

If she had died a couple weeks later I'd have said it was too late.

Ginsburg's seat will be filled by Friday.

Announce pick Monday
Have "hearings" Wednesday
Vote to finish hearings Thursday
Vote to confirm Friday, with all The voting yes because of course they will.

If this all plays out like that, the Senate will easily turn blue. Voters will make the GOP pay for their hypocrisy.

And the court will be expanded. Quickly.


How?  Trump will be President in 2021 no matter what now.
 
2020-09-19 8:22:08 AM  

Uranus: oh for the unsuffering love of f*ck!

I'm not even American and I valued RBG extremely highly, and admired her approach to justice and gender issues.

To see the Trumpist GOP piss on that legacy makes me want to vomit. There is not a shred of decency to be found there, only hypocrisy and self-interest.


You should have participated in the election like other foreign powers did. You have no one to blame but yourself!
 
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