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(Politicus USA)   And Obama whispers, "Merrick Garland"   (politicususa.com) divider line
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2020-09-19 11:47:00 AM  
That would only fuel moscow mitch's hate for Obama.
 
2020-09-19 11:50:03 AM  
Yay Fartbongo.
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2020-09-19 12:02:02 PM  
And the wind screams Mary
 
2020-09-19 12:26:52 PM  
Moscow Mitch set the precedent with Merrick Garland, we Americans need to make sure that he abides by it.
Call, tweet, and as soon as possible, VOTE!
 
2020-09-19 12:36:41 PM  
Trump could throw everyone a curve ball by nominating Garland. It's not like his base will abandon him for that, or for anything else.

Of course he won't do that, but he could.
 
2020-09-19 1:21:36 PM  
"It's about who we are - and who we can be.

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I think we should aspire to be more than that.
 
2020-09-19 1:22:55 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Yay Fartbongo.
I miss reading Fartbongo

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2020-09-19 1:24:19 PM  
The moronic trash is already getting their talking points.

Derp, derp derp... Dems are talking about packing the courts and eliminating filibusters if they win to be mean to us... so we are totally justified in stealing SC spot...  derp derp derp... ignore that Dems only mentioned those things in relation to how to retaliate for aholes stealing SC spot in the first place.
 
2020-09-19 1:24:26 PM  
The problem is that people think that Republicans still worry about being called out on their hypocrisy. Twenty-five years ago, maybe, it might have slowed them down a bit before they found a more palatable rationale for their actions, but today being called out as a hypocrite isn't even a speed bump for them.
 
2020-09-19 1:24:35 PM  
Obama should've argued that the senate waived their advise and consent role by sitting on a nomination for a year, handed robes to Garland, and told him to report to work.

It probably wouldn't have succeeded, but it was worth a shot.
 
2020-09-19 1:24:48 PM  
People are insane if they think McConnell's hypocrisy will matter to anyone who's mind isn;t already made up.
 
2020-09-19 1:24:54 PM  
 Obama is trying to shame someone by pointing out the hypocrisy of their previous actions in hopes they feel suitably chastened into acting honorably.

The problem is McConnell has no shame, is perfectly content in his hypocrisy and is totally lacking in honor.
 
2020-09-19 1:25:31 PM  
silly rabbits, rules and principles are only for use against democrats.
 
2020-09-19 1:26:23 PM  
Read "Green Eggs and Ham" for 60 days or pack the court later.  Your Choice guys.
 
2020-09-19 1:26:45 PM  

VanillaEnvelope: People are insane if they think McConnell's hypocrisy will matter to anyone who's mind isn;t already made up.


It's all a bit depressing.
 
2020-09-19 1:26:55 PM  
File footage of Barack Obama fighting an annoying old white man who bends the rules to his whims and effects changes that negatively effect his own grandchildren.
Rick VS Obama
Youtube 5xVFV59DDjo
 
2020-09-19 1:29:05 PM  

LordOfThePings: "It's about who we are - and who we can be.

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I think we should aspire to be more than that.


Oh, come on!  As a true red-blooded, Coca-Cola "Taste the Feeling!" American citizen, I can stand here in my Nikes and say "Just Do It!"  We're all Built Ford Tough, and we can

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2020-09-19 1:29:18 PM  
Turtles do not feel shame.
 
2020-09-19 1:29:20 PM  
Sadly, locking down the Supreme Court for 30 years is a bigger win than winning the executive or legislative branch in the sort term.

They will not miss out on this opportunity just because they look bad.
 
2020-09-19 1:29:55 PM  

Purple_Urkle: File footage of Barack Obama fighting an annoying old white man who bends the rules to his whims and effects changes that negatively effect his own grandchildren.
[YouTube video: Rick VS Obama]


Technically the second use of "effect" might apply, given all the time travel, but probably "affect" was intended. First one's good.

/ yore welcome.
 
2020-09-19 1:30:19 PM  
Republicans are willing to endure another 4+ years of Trump, and countless more Corona deaths to stop abortion and eventually contraception. What if baby Jesus had been aborted? What if God's sperm had been killed by the day-after pill?
 
2020-09-19 1:30:25 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Read "Green Eggs and Ham" for 60 days or pack the court later.  Your Choice guys.


You'd need to find 3 Republicans to join the filibuster (assuming Sanders and King stand with the Dems which is reasonable)

During the Gorsuch nomination, Mitch set the bar for cloture to 51 votes.
 
2020-09-19 1:31:00 PM  

VanillaEnvelope: People are insane if they think McConnell's hypocrisy will matter to anyone who's mind isn;t already made up.


Like the article linked below, his shenanigans has already lit a fire under Democrats.  His behavior may not change the minds of Trumpets, but he just gave a sterling example of why voting matters to those that think their vote doesn't make a difference.
 
2020-09-19 1:31:44 PM  

kbronsito: The moronic trash is already getting their talking points.

Derp, derp derp... Dems are talking about packing the courts and eliminating filibusters if they win to be mean to us... so we are totally justified in stealing SC spot...  derp derp derp... ignore that Dems only mentioned those things in relation to how to retaliate for aholes stealing SC spot in the first place.


All of the GOP actions were in open retaliation of earlier Dem actions which in themselves were retaliation of earlier GOP actions and so on and so on and you're adopted.
 
2020-09-19 1:32:22 PM  

ssaoi: Sadly, locking down the Supreme Court for 30 years is a bigger win than winning the executive or legislative branch in the sort term.

They will not miss out on this opportunity just because they look bad.


Yep, but does this motivate the turnout to flip the senate and take the white house? If so, that's invitation to pack the courts, get statehood for DC and PR, and 4 more senators...which may happen regardless.  McConnell says screw it, and goes for the Court.
 
2020-09-19 1:32:46 PM  

toraque: LordOfThePings: "It's about who we are - and who we can be.

Advertisements"

I think we should aspire to be more than that.

Oh, come on!  As a true red-blooded, Coca-Cola "Taste the Feeling!" American citizen, I can stand here in my Nikes and say "Just Do It!"  We're all Built Ford Tough, and we can

Please stand by for a brief message from our sponsors!

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and so we can be sure that Truth, Justice, and the American Way will reign supreme*.

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I thought TFers didn't get advertisements.
 
2020-09-19 1:33:25 PM  
And McConnell will just chuckle as he rams through another Trump nominee.  He doesn't give a shiat about the optics of this, all he cares about is stacking SCOTUS in his team's favor.
 
2020-09-19 1:33:26 PM  

fallingcow: Purple_Urkle: File footage of Barack Obama fighting an annoying old white man who bends the rules to his whims and effects changes that negatively effect his own grandchildren.
[YouTube video: Rick VS Obama]

Technically the second use of "effect" might apply, given all the time travel, but probably "affect" was intended. First one's good.

/ yore welcome.


Effecting change is a pretty common phrase, so I assumed it was intended that way.
 
2020-09-19 1:34:07 PM  

Jackal_N: Moscow Mitch set the precedent with Merrick Garland, we Americans need to make sure that he abides by it.
Call, tweet, and as soon as possible, VOTE!


You are hopelessly naive. McConnell has already said he's going to vote in whoever Trump appoints. McConnell will allow maybe as many as three "moderate" Republicans (Murkowski, Collins and Romney most likely) to "object" and "protest" by voting against the nomination while Pence breaks the tie and approves the nomination. We'll have a new Justice by the end of October at the very latest.

There will be obvious election fraud in every state close enough for it to affect the outcome. The results will get challenged up to the Supreme Court and with a now certain five pro-Republican votes the election will be handed to Trump.

American democracy is already over, they're just waiting to pull the mask off and go openly authoritarian dictatorship.
 
2020-09-19 1:34:43 PM  

toraque: LordOfThePings: "It's about who we are - and who we can be.

Advertisements"

I think we should aspire to be more than that.

Oh, come on!  As a true red-blooded, Coca-Cola "Taste the Feeling!" American citizen, I can stand here in my Nikes and say "Just Do It!"  We're all Built Ford Tough, and we can

Please stand by for a brief message from our sponsors!

[Fark user image image 385x500]

and so we can be sure that Truth, Justice, and the American Way will reign supreme*.

*offer not valid in United States


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2020-09-19 1:37:00 PM  

FnkyTwn: Republicans are willing to endure another 4+ years of Trump, and countless more Corona deaths to stop abortion and eventually contraception. What if baby Jesus had been aborted? What if God's sperm had been killed by the day-after pill?


"Right to life" was never about the potential infant. It was always about punishing women and keeping them down and in the kitchen.
 
2020-09-19 1:37:28 PM  
"Obama is shamelessly politicizing her death!" in

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2020-09-19 1:37:49 PM  
The trouble is now that the Republican party has abandoned all platforms except owning the libs, McConnell stealing a supreme court nomination from Obama, and then through blatant hypocrisy reversing his reasoning and ramming through an SC pick in the 11th hour of Trumps term, is EXACTLY their platform. It's owning the libs. The Trumpers will all laugh and dance that McConnell managed to fark democrats out of 2 supreme court nominations, and then celebrate that they can use those courts like a sword to enact regressive policies.

The 3% of independents who aren't independents because they're just ashamed to call themselves Republicans in polite company, will balk at this and maybe be incentivized to vote democrat, but then the democrats will suggest we actually tax enough to pay for services to help people, and that same 3% will remember that both sides are bad so vote Republican.

This, when they go low, we go high shiat only works if people care about integrity. And the fact that we're still nearly 50/50 split in the electorate proves that not enough do.
 
2020-09-19 1:38:22 PM  

LordOfThePings: "It's about who we are - and who we can be.

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I think we should aspire to be more than that.


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2020-09-19 1:38:28 PM  
See!  I say again, Obama needs to be hog tied and forced into the vacant seat.  He made a vow, and just like old soldiers were dragged back after S-11, he needs to be dragged back and shoved into that Supreme Court seat.
 
2020-09-19 1:38:36 PM  
We do not expect the Turtle or the Orange One to do anything BUT push a republican nominee through to the SCOTUS.

Nothing is more important to them than this, and you all know it.

Us norwegians cry for the notorious RBG and for the implosion of america.
 
2020-09-19 1:39:48 PM  
1. Mitch doesn't care if you call him a hypocrite.  He thinks the double standard is what should be

2. He's already made a statement saying "What I meant was that when the Senate has right party and the President has the wrong one, the Senate can tell him to beat feet."
 
2020-09-19 1:40:16 PM  
Mmm just because I just found him and am surprised at how good at it he is:

Trump: Constitution is outdated! Cancels Election! First US President for Life!
Youtube JJBjZOTEXCE
 
2020-09-19 1:40:21 PM  

rjakobi: I thought TFers didn't get advertisements.


That's only on Fark.  Once you click on a link, you're no longer on Fark and BF doesn't stop those ads.
 
2020-09-19 1:42:09 PM  

toraque: LordOfThePings: "It's about who we are - and who we can be.

Advertisements"

I think we should aspire to be more than that.

Oh, come on!  As a true red-blooded, Coca-Cola "Taste the Feeling!" American citizen, I can stand here in my Nikes and say "Just Do It!"  We're all Built Ford Tough, and we can

Please stand by for a brief message from our sponsors!

[Fark user image image 385x500]

and so we can be sure that Truth, Justice, and the American Way will reign supreme*.

*offer not valid in United States


Behold the power of cheese.
 
2020-09-19 1:45:02 PM  
This strategy only works if Turtle Boy and the Republicans are the least bit concerned with being viewed as hypocrites. They embrace a pathological liar as their leader, they are perfectly fine having their senate leadership promoting a "legislative graveyard", with over 400 bills sitting in limbo on Turtle Boy's desk, and they embrace the worst factions of their "base", the QAnon, white-supremacist, conspiracy nut jobs, all to whore themselves out for the votes of the most reprehensible and willfully ignorant elements of American society.

Does this sound like a party worried about being hypocrites? They crossed that bridge a long time ago, and burned it behind them.
 
2020-09-19 1:47:58 PM  
I think Mitch has no problem temporarily surrendering the Senate in exchange for having a 6-3 majority for at least the next ten years.

These are the people he's counting on to see elections that they're supposed to certify and simply say, "naah," if it doesn't go their way.
 
2020-09-19 1:49:10 PM  
Taking the seat while enraging the country isn't a nightmare scenario for Republicans.  That's a win for them.
 
2020-09-19 1:50:20 PM  

SpaceyCat: rjakobi: I thought TFers didn't get advertisements.

That's only on Fark.  Once you click on a link, you're no longer on Fark and BF doesn't stop those ads.


It actually says "advertisement" for me, due to my ad blockers.
 
2020-09-19 1:50:42 PM  
It doesn't matter what President Obama says now. In a matter of weeks there will be a new sitting Supreme Court Justice installed in record time by the Republicans who probably came all over themselves when they heard RBG passed yesterday. Only their removal in the next few days would stop that & it ain't gonna happen.
 
2020-09-19 1:52:31 PM  
You know I must have watched too much tv, I keep assuming some deep state covert operative or Dexter, will deal with this problem and make it look like natural causes.  Alas here we are and all my dreams are ashes.
 
2020-09-19 1:52:34 PM  

ssaoi: Sadly, locking down the Supreme Court for 30 years is a bigger win than winning the executive or legislative branch in the sort term.

They will not miss out on this opportunity just because they look bad.


Unless Democrats expand the SCOTUS or possibly go after Keganaugh for lying under oath and remove him from the bench.

It would probably result in some losses in 2022, but Democrats need to systematically destroy everything that anti-American terrorist rapepublicans have done since 2016.

/including every EO Dotard has signed
//and the tax scam they passed
 
2020-09-19 1:52:58 PM  
Flipping the Senate is imperative. At least this may galvanize the vote.

/grasping at straws and Space Gems for breakfast
 
2020-09-19 1:53:08 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Yay Fartbongo.
I miss reading Fartbongo

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2020-09-19 1:55:01 PM  
So...
How did the Republican's kill RBG?

/Don't give that story she was old.
 
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