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(The Week)   Yertle's smartest move would be to unexpectedly de-escalate the battle to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Might even save him from the turtle soup pot   (theweek.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Supreme Court of the United States, Democratic Party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President of the United States, United States Senate, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, GOP's hold  
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2020-09-21 9:00:49 AM  
8 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: You know that a-hole who speeds past you every morning on the interstate?


This hurts.  I haven't driven a car in 6 months, but yeah, I remember that guy.
 
2020-09-21 8:58:31 AM  
8 votes:
You know that a-hole who speeds past you every morning on the interstate?  I mean, like 100 mph?  One day, you see him pulled over by the state troopers and you think "Ha!  His uppance has finally come!  But the very next day:  A-hole going 100 mph.

That's turtleman.

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Turtleman went back to the bastard coating room for three extra coats.
 
2020-09-21 6:52:53 AM  
7 votes:
What? Evacuate? In his moment of triumph?
 
2020-09-21 9:42:55 AM  
2 votes:

snowshovel: Pushing through a SCOTUS member right now: This will cause Democrats to come out and vote in droves, probably lose a lot of the suburban independent women over "fairness" that they have been actively courting. Republican voters probably don't change much...the sense of urgency is over as they "have finally won". Doing this basically signifies that Republicans think that Trump is toast no matter what he does, and they are going to willingly sacrifice him to the electoral gods.

Waiting on a SCOTUS member: Energizes the republican base ( and possibly even more so) just as much as Democrats, you probably win over more of the suburban women this way with a sense gracious sense of fairness. This make the election entirely about the Supreme Court, and every other single bad thing that Trump has done disappears for the next month. If Republicans think they can salvage Trump's re-election chances, this is the path you take.

Of course, the fly in the ointment is that Trump REALLY REALLY REALLY wants to do this now, because he has the impulse control of a toddler.


Correct, which is why I hope the hyper-derp faction of the Know Nothing Party forces through the most ultra reactionary POS with a law degree they can find.   Abortion totally outlawed.  All environmental laws scrapped.  All worker protections scrapped.   All laws guaranteeing access to health care scrapped.  All gun laws declared unconstitutional.    Not only will Trump lose, but it will make it nearly impossible for the GOP to regain control in Washington for decades.  Yes the damage done in the short term will be enormous, but in the long term we'll finally be rid of the GOP once and for all.
 
2020-09-21 9:19:38 AM  
2 votes:
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2020-09-21 8:57:50 AM  
2 votes:
Mitch already knows they are losing the Senate.
 
2020-09-21 12:28:07 PM  
1 vote:

Farkin_Crazy: Lumbar Puncture: Farkin_Crazy: Lumbar Puncture: Decorus: Mitch already knows they are losing the Senate.

And he did the math between losing temporary Senate seats and a lifetime Judge appointment

But he's not accounting for an expanded court if Dems win the Senate.

Biden isn't going to push for that. But he won't veto it if it gets dropped on his desk.

But realistically what're the odds of the Dems doing that? I'd love for it to happen, and for DC and PR to be officially considered states worthy of representation of their populations, but I wouldn't put money on it even in a best case scenario.

I don't know what the chances are.

But if the ACA and abortion are on the cutting block, they'd goddamn well better have plan for stopping it if possible. Or at least a favorable court when they take up both issues after they are discarded. And expanding the court would serve that purpose.


If he shoves through Offred and then loses the Presidency...it wont matter much, because suddenly, like Kegbro and Gorsuch, she won't be beholden to him. She'll have Kagan and Sotomayor on her back instead, and they will make her tenure a living hell, to say nothing of Roberts.

Mitch is suddenly in a very unpleasing position.
 
2020-09-21 11:35:38 AM  
1 vote:

IndyJohn: He's getting reelected regardless.


Happy to break it to you, but when Trump wins, all those down-ballots go with him. Making the Senate a lock and the House in play.
 
2020-09-21 11:13:38 AM  
1 vote:

Farkin_Crazy: Farkin_Crazy: Devo: What they lose the Senate Majority for two years? Big Deal.

The court gets expanded and Puerto Rico becomes a state.

Oh, and D.C. too.


User name checks out.
 
2020-09-21 10:59:47 AM  
1 vote:

Devo: What they lose the Senate Majority for two years? Big Deal.


The court gets expanded and Puerto Rico becomes a state.
 
2020-09-21 10:02:32 AM  
1 vote:
It only looks like Mitch is putting party before country, but the two actually go hand in hand in this case. If Democrats are able to steal the election, at least we'll have another constitutionalist justice added.

Meanwhile, Collins and Murkowski are putting their own political future ahead of country or party.
 
2020-09-21 9:29:05 AM  
1 vote:

Farkin_Crazy: Lumbar Puncture: Farkin_Crazy: Lumbar Puncture: Decorus: Mitch already knows they are losing the Senate.

And he did the math between losing temporary Senate seats and a lifetime Judge appointment

But he's not accounting for an expanded court if Dems win the Senate.

Biden isn't going to push for that. But he won't veto it if it gets dropped on his desk.

But realistically what're the odds of the Dems doing that? I'd love for it to happen, and for DC and PR to be officially considered states worthy of representation of their populations, but I wouldn't put money on it even in a best case scenario.

I don't know what the chances are.

But if the ACA and abortion are on the cutting block, they'd goddamn well better have plan for stopping it if possible. Or at least a favorable court when they take up both issues after they are discarded. And expanding the court would serve that purpose.


Democrats don't care about abortion - they invited an anti-choice Republican to speak at the convention for a reason. And they don't really care about the ACA except the politics of it, that it's their one legislative accomplishment in decades.
 
2020-09-21 9:16:04 AM  
1 vote:

Earguy: McConnell is heavily favored to retain his seat. A more realistic scenario is that the Ds win control of the Senate and Moscow Mitch becomes far less relevant.


Then he can go back to filibustering everything just like the Obama years. He's the most consequential politician in the last 20 years. I hate his politics, but damned if I'm not impressed by his success.
 
2020-09-21 9:14:52 AM  
1 vote:
Pushing through a SCOTUS member right now: This will cause Democrats to come out and vote in droves, probably lose a lot of the suburban independent women over "fairness" that they have been actively courting. Republican voters probably don't change much...the sense of urgency is over as they "have finally won". Doing this basically signifies that Republicans think that Trump is toast no matter what he does, and they are going to willingly sacrifice him to the electoral gods.

Waiting on a SCOTUS member: Energizes the republican base ( and possibly even more so) just as much as Democrats, you probably win over more of the suburban women this way with a sense gracious sense of fairness. This make the election entirely about the Supreme Court, and every other single bad thing that Trump has done disappears for the next month. If Republicans think they can salvage Trump's re-election chances, this is the path you take.

Of course, the fly in the ointment is that Trump REALLY REALLY REALLY wants to do this now, because he has the impulse control of a toddler.
 
2020-09-21 9:12:06 AM  
1 vote:
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De-escalate, evacuate, etc.
 
2020-09-21 9:04:58 AM  
1 vote:
the lady who couldn't beat Andy Barr in a single congressional district for goddamn sure was a terrible choice that should have been obvious from a mile away
 
2020-09-21 9:04:21 AM  
1 vote:

b0rg9: They're ramming that Catholic lady through. It'll all be done by mid October.


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