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(MSN)   Murkowski still murky, says she hasn't changed her mind on a Barrett SCOTUS confirmation before the election   (msn.com) divider line
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2020-10-22 3:59:18 PM  
2 No's just isn;t enough.
 
2020-10-22 4:01:56 PM  
Despite the resistance from Murkowski and Collins, Republicans still have the necessary votes to confirm Barrett, which is expected to occur around 7 p.m. Monday. Democrats would still need two more GOP senators to cross the aisle and vote with them against her, a notion that does not appear feasible. The confirmation vote is expected to be 51-49.

I wonder how long it too McConnell to do the math and figure out who was going to be allowed to vote "no".

Dammit, if only 2 Republican Senators would either find their sense of decency or be indisposed on voting day.  Alas, that is very unlikely.

And I hope the Democrats impeach Kavanaugh and Barrett once they get into the majority.
 
2020-10-22 4:04:51 PM  
THIS IS MY HOUSE
 
2020-10-22 6:15:04 PM  
She's the designated Republican conscience for this nominee.
 
2020-10-22 8:19:13 PM  

edmo: She's the designated Republican conscience for this nominee.


Fake Republican conscience. She's either worried about her job and will vote "present" or will vote the party line like she always does after claiming she will do the opposite.
 
2020-10-22 8:21:23 PM  
Fark the GOP
 
2020-10-22 8:22:35 PM  
FTFA: Collins told Newsweek. "Obviously, I'm going to vote against the motion to proceed to the nomination when it comes up later this week."


So she's going to vote to confirm.
 
2020-10-22 8:23:16 PM  

NewportBarGuy: 2 No's just isn;t enough.


And she knows that, which is why she is saying it. If it really came down to it, I can practically guarantee you that she would not willingly be the deciding vote that prevents the GOPniks from gaining a stranglehold over the Supreme Court.
 
2020-10-22 8:26:46 PM  
Too little, too late.

And that's if she's not just lying, and votes yes at the last minute.
 
2020-10-22 8:27:15 PM  
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2020-10-22 8:27:28 PM  
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2020-10-22 8:28:17 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Despite the resistance from Murkowski and Collins, Republicans still have the necessary votes to confirm Barrett, which is expected to occur around 7 p.m. Monday. Democrats would still need two more GOP senators to cross the aisle and vote with them against her, a notion that does not appear feasible. The confirmation vote is expected to be 51-49.

I wonder how long it too McConnell to do the math and figure out who was going to be allowed to vote "no".

Dammit, if only 2 Republican Senators would either find their sense of decency or be indisposed on voting day.  Alas, that is very unlikely.

And I hope the Democrats impeach Kavanaugh and Barrett once they get into the majority.


Need 2/3rds for that. Good luck!
 
2020-10-22 8:28:40 PM  
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2020-10-22 8:28:41 PM  

Palined Parenthood: Fark the GOP


Yup.
Please vote.
 
2020-10-22 8:29:20 PM  

cltbuilder: FTFA: Collins told Newsweek. "Obviously, I'm going to vote against the motion to proceed to the nomination when it comes up later this week."


So she's going to vote to confirm.


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But she is very concerned
 
2020-10-22 8:32:28 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: Palined Parenthood: Fark the GOP

Yup.
Please vote.


Dropped my ballot off last week and received a text message confirming it was received and will be counted.
 
2020-10-22 8:32:39 PM  
And McCain was thumps down not because he disagreed on policy, but because he disagreed with subverting the process in the Senate. This is under-appreciated. He believed that the system should be allowed to operate, the honest debate should happen, and then a winner should be found. He believe that people should be held accountable for their votes.

I don't agree with many of his votes but I agree with the principle that it should be done in the open air with accountability for what people do.
 
2020-10-22 8:33:29 PM  

cltbuilder: FTFA: Collins told Newsweek. "Obviously, I'm going to vote against the motion to proceed to the nomination when it comes up later this week."


So she's going to vote to confirm.


I'd bet she won't.  If they've got the votes, a 'no' vote lets her keep her narrative in ME of being 'bipartisan' and an 'independent thinker'.  That's the angle she's taking in her campaign ads there (that and Sara Gideon = taxes *scary* crime *scary*).  I'd think a no vote is the safe vote for her with Gideon breathing down her neck.
 
2020-10-22 8:36:05 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Despite the resistance from Murkowski and Collins, Republicans still have the necessary votes to confirm Barrett, which is expected to occur around 7 p.m. Monday. Democrats would still need two more GOP senators to cross the aisle and vote with them against her, a notion that does not appear feasible. The confirmation vote is expected to be 51-49.

I wonder how long it too McConnell to do the math and figure out who was going to be allowed to vote "no".

Dammit, if only 2 Republican Senators would either find their sense of decency or be indisposed on voting day.  Alas, that is very unlikely.

And I hope the Democrats impeach Kavanaugh and Barrett once they get into the majority.


Came to say this. Murkowski is probably safe either way. Collins is likely toast but voting for this nomination and it would have been a forgone conclusion.

I wonder how much Romney's conscience was worth. Probably only about $3.50
 
2020-10-22 8:38:02 PM  
All planned beforehand, all managed to maximize R potential to hold the Senate.

The Ds do this too. Manchin is given the green light to vote against D policy if his vote will not make a difference.

Only believe votes when they *matter*. This one doesn't. McConnell already has the votes he needs.
 
2020-10-22 8:51:57 PM  
IMPEACH THESE BASTARDS.

I like having rights, such as they are. I'd like more rights, equal rights please.  I'd rather not have fewer rights.  Thx.
 
2020-10-22 8:55:31 PM  
As one of the moderates in the Senate Republican Conference, Murkowski is often a swing vote on contentious issues.

Do tell. Really, how often? When has Murkowski ever cast the deciding vote against party lines?
 
2020-10-22 9:05:42 PM  
I want to see someone
 
2020-10-22 9:07:01 PM  

palelizard: As one of the moderates in the Senate Republican Conference, Murkowski is often a swing vote on contentious issues.

Do tell. Really, how often? When has Murkowski ever cast the deciding vote against party lines?


The ACA repeal vote failed by one.
 
2020-10-22 9:07:47 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I want to see someone


Argh.

I want to see someone pull a McCain and walk out there and give a thumbs down and sink the whole thing.

Or possibly a Covid outbreak that prevents enough Republicans from voting.
 
2020-10-22 9:08:18 PM  
Damn, Mitch's handlers must have gotten angry with him.

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2020-10-22 9:25:32 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Despite the resistance from Murkowski and Collins, Republicans still have the necessary votes to confirm Barrett, which is expected to occur around 7 p.m. Monday. Democrats would still need two more GOP senators to cross the aisle and vote with them against her, a notion that does not appear feasible. The confirmation vote is expected to be 51-49.

I wonder how long it too McConnell to do the math and figure out who was going to be allowed to vote "no".

Dammit, if only 2 Republican Senators would either find their sense of decency or be indisposed on voting day.  Alas, that is very unlikely.

And I hope the Democrats impeach Kavanaugh and Barrett once they get into the majority.


If they're able to prove trump's crimes, could they void the appointments?
 
2020-10-22 9:26:57 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: Benevolent Misanthrope: Despite the resistance from Murkowski and Collins, Republicans still have the necessary votes to confirm Barrett, which is expected to occur around 7 p.m. Monday. Democrats would still need two more GOP senators to cross the aisle and vote with them against her, a notion that does not appear feasible. The confirmation vote is expected to be 51-49.

I wonder how long it too McConnell to do the math and figure out who was going to be allowed to vote "no".

Dammit, if only 2 Republican Senators would either find their sense of decency or be indisposed on voting day.  Alas, that is very unlikely.

And I hope the Democrats impeach Kavanaugh and Barrett once they get into the majority.

Need 2/3rds for that. Good luck!


Rules can be changed providing that they are not stated in the constitution.
 
2020-10-22 9:32:56 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: Benevolent Misanthrope: Despite the resistance from Murkowski and Collins, Republicans still have the necessary votes to confirm Barrett, which is expected to occur around 7 p.m. Monday. Democrats would still need two more GOP senators to cross the aisle and vote with them against her, a notion that does not appear feasible. The confirmation vote is expected to be 51-49.

I wonder how long it too McConnell to do the math and figure out who was going to be allowed to vote "no".

Dammit, if only 2 Republican Senators would either find their sense of decency or be indisposed on voting day.  Alas, that is very unlikely.

And I hope the Democrats impeach Kavanaugh and Barrett once they get into the majority.

Need 2/3rds for that. Good luck!


A Truth and Reconciliation commission might put a lot of Republicans in prison. It's extremely theoretically possible.
 
2020-10-22 9:35:06 PM  

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It took that motherfarker his entire sniveling, hyper-partisan career to work himself up to doing that. And he only did it when he was inevitably going to die. It was a pretty cool video clip, but it changes absolutely nothing about what that "maverick" did to our country over and over again right up to that point.
 
2020-10-22 11:26:35 PM  
Oh how brave of them
Give them a bit of political cover when it's meaningless
 
2020-10-22 11:55:07 PM  

Dafatone: palelizard: As one of the moderates in the Senate Republican Conference, Murkowski is often a swing vote on contentious issues.

Do tell. Really, how often? When has Murkowski ever cast the deciding vote against party lines?

The ACA repeal vote failed by one.


Fair enough.

https://projects.propublica.org/repre​s​ent/members/M001153-lisa-murkowski/vot​es-against-party/116
 
2020-10-23 1:10:50 AM  
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2020-10-23 2:25:31 AM  
Collins might vote no to try to save her skin but only because she knows Mitch has the votes making hers meaningless.

Murkowski is the same, pretty much.

ACB is going on SCOTUS is my sad point here.
 
2020-10-23 6:52:28 AM  
So. Much. Concern!
 
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