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2022-01-28 7:52:17 PM  
He already has unity on judges, or am I missing something? Manchin and Sinema are on point for judge approval.
 
2022-01-28 11:07:58 PM  
I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.
 
2022-01-28 11:12:30 PM  

Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.


I'm glad you're not on the fence about this.
 
2022-01-28 11:15:18 PM  
Isn't Durbin the whip? Why can't get get his people in line?
 
2022-01-28 11:16:40 PM  
I wonder if it will be a pro-corporate justice that Manchin will support or a pro-worker candidate that would make a difference?
 
2022-01-28 11:16:45 PM  

Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.


Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.
 
2022-01-28 11:18:35 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.


The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.
 
2022-01-28 11:19:53 PM  

Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.


Why would anyone buy an idiot or a shiatposter think a change in the make-up of the court was on the table here?
 
2022-01-28 11:21:44 PM  
Manchin is destroying democracy for money (his income is 100% embezzling massive quantities of public funds, and he can't do that without having the leverage to insert fake subsidies into random bills, which means he can't let the filibuster that gives him that leverage die), and there's no money in being an obstructive biatch about a seat that's going to go to a pro-embezzlement judge anyway since it'll be a Biden appointee.  Manchin will not make any trouble here, especially since the stupid way the media is going to react to him acting perfectly in line with the motives behind every other decision he's ever made in his entire career will provide him some narrative cover for a few more hundreds of millions in theft of public monies.

Sinema is a coward with no convictions who is only being a biatch to make headlines because she knows she can safely hide behind Manchin's obstructionism so a sufficient number of her stupidest constituents might not realize she's actually a Republican who de facto caucuses 100% exclusively with only the Republicans.  She won't have the guts to try to pull shiat alone.

So... Schumer is gonna have to appoint a new rotating villain to intentionally surrender this seat to a GOP-affiliated judge who is on camera raping a baby to death while discussing how much he hates apple pie, Jesus, and your grandma.  Yes, yours specifically.

It's cool, Schumer's pretty experienced, I have faith that he'll manage it.
 
2022-01-28 11:22:59 PM  

Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.

The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.


I don't think you're thinking long term enough
 
2022-01-28 11:23:00 PM  
Manchin said during an interview with West Virginia MetroNews's Hoppy Kercheval that he was open to supporting a nominee that is more ideologically liberal than he is, while quipping that "it's not too hard to get more liberal than me."

Was the interview between Popeye cartoons?
 
2022-01-28 11:24:04 PM  
I think any serious discussion about "unity" should start with Republicans extending the olive branch, considering their obvious attitudes regarding bipartisanship over the last 4 years (at least). Unless they make real, significant gestures towards demonstrating that they truly have the desire to work on mending our political fences, I think any similar gestures made by Democrats would only be viewed as an exploitable opportunity by the GOP.
 
2022-01-28 11:24:41 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.

The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.

I don't think you're thinking long term enough


People whose rights are at stake don't have the luxury of thinking long term when it comes to Supreme Court decisions.
 
2022-01-28 11:25:52 PM  

DoctorCal: Manchin said during an interview with West Virginia MetroNews's Hoppy Kercheval that he was open to supporting a nominee that is more ideologically liberal than he is, while quipping that "it's not too hard to get more liberal than me."

Was the interview between Popeye cartoons?


The guy also voted for an early framework of the BBB, said he supports what is in it and then offered his own version which he immediately killed.

He says a lot of things.
 
2022-01-28 11:26:28 PM  
The "unity" here is referring to the fact that the media can stfu with the "Dems in disarray" headlines for a month or two while this nomination goes through.
 
2022-01-28 11:30:03 PM  
What'll happen is this. Biden will nominate someone who is decent. Would easily pass the senate if the GOP wasn't crazy. The media wilL uncover some line from 25 years ago that is taken out of context and Manchin will hold out by taking a gop talking point. Biden's nominee will then withdraw their name as a defeat but centrist Dems will celebrate his second, compromise choice like their the greatest jurist since Earl Warren
 
2022-01-28 11:30:13 PM  
What are the odds Shumer lets Manchin ,Sinema, other conservatives and republicans run the clock out until after the mid-terms?
 
2022-01-28 11:32:19 PM  
Unity?  Sure, let's go for it.  As hive minds go, Unity is pretty good.
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2022-01-28 11:36:33 PM  

Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.


Sounds like you should go vote for the GOP. That will show them!
 
2022-01-28 11:39:14 PM  

cfreak: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Sounds like you should go vote for the GOP. That will show them!


I bet that sounded intelligent in your head.
 
2022-01-28 11:39:48 PM  

LurkerSupreme: I think any serious discussion about "unity" should start with Republicans extending the olive branch, considering their obvious attitudes regarding bipartisanship over the last 4 years (at least). Unless they make real, significant gestures towards demonstrating that they truly have the desire to work on mending our political fences, I think any similar gestures made by Democrats would only be viewed as an exploitable opportunity by the GOP.


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The republicans have been offering to move with the dems for years
 
2022-01-28 11:41:19 PM  

Aar1012: What'll happen is this. Biden will nominate someone who is decent. Would easily pass the senate if the GOP wasn't crazy. The media wilL uncover some line from 25 years ago that is taken out of context and Manchin will hold out by taking a gop talking point. Biden's nominee will then withdraw their name as a defeat but centrist Dems will celebrate his second, compromise choice like their the greatest jurist since Earl Warren


Biden has made clear the most important qualifications are skin colour and gender, so the backlash has already begun.  "Justice Diversity Candidate" or whatever bullshiat nickname will get bandied about and the nominee will be dragged through the mud by the press. You won't get any normal people willing to put up with that. I assume whomever gets the official nom won't have been the first choice, so maybe we'll skip right to the centrist favourites.
 
2022-01-28 11:43:12 PM  

Shaggy_C: Aar1012: What'll happen is this. Biden will nominate someone who is decent. Would easily pass the senate if the GOP wasn't crazy. The media wilL uncover some line from 25 years ago that is taken out of context and Manchin will hold out by taking a gop talking point. Biden's nominee will then withdraw their name as a defeat but centrist Dems will celebrate his second, compromise choice like their the greatest jurist since Earl Warren

Biden has made clear the most important qualifications are skin colour and gender, so the backlash has already begun.  "Justice Diversity Candidate" or whatever bullshiat nickname will get bandied about and the nominee will be dragged through the mud by the press. You won't get any normal people willing to put up with that. I assume whomever gets the official nom won't have been the first choice, so maybe we'll skip right to the centrist favourites.


I like where you said gender and color but ignored the part where President Biden said extremely qualified.
 
2022-01-28 11:43:18 PM  

Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.

The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.

I don't think you're thinking long term enough

People whose rights are at stake don't have the luxury of thinking long term when it comes to Supreme Court decisions.


No shiat. Life sucks. This is the best we can do.
 
2022-01-28 11:45:49 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Isn't Durbin the whip? Why can't get get his people in line?


Not having an arsenal of literal whips probably has something to do with it.
 
2022-01-28 11:47:10 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.


So some kind of fire and radiation hardened robot that runs on ambient heat? I don't think we have the technology.
 
2022-01-28 11:48:06 PM  

Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.


Yeah it'd be fine for it to extend to a 7-2 majority, dipshiat.
 
2022-01-28 11:49:17 PM  

Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.

The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.

I don't think you're thinking long term enough

People whose rights are at stake don't have the luxury of thinking long term when it comes to Supreme Court decisions.


You act like there is some other option. None of the justices who deserve to be removed will be. In a perfect world RGB would've retired under Obama and Al Gore would've beat W so we wouldn't have Roberts or Alito but this is where we are. No, people's who's rights are at stake don't have the luxury. But how are they supposed to be helped?

Having it be 6-3 with a younger justice is better than having Breyer. Maybe not much better but again, this is the best we can do. And hope for Thomas or Alito to die, or BeerBro to drunk drive his car into a ravine. Other than that, what do ya got?
 
2022-01-28 11:49:22 PM  

Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.

The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.


Yeah, no other justices will ever be confirmed. So it's not like ensuring it remains 6-3 now is important in case of other vacancies which could turn the court.

I mean if you think about it only five seconds into the future you're making a stellar point
 
2022-01-28 11:50:57 PM  

sinner4ever: DoctorCal: Manchin said during an interview with West Virginia MetroNews's Hoppy Kercheval that he was open to supporting a nominee that is more ideologically liberal than he is, while quipping that "it's not too hard to get more liberal than me."

Was the interview between Popeye cartoons?

The guy also voted for an early framework of the BBB, said he supports what is in it and then offered his own version which he immediately killed.

He says a lot of things.


This. I trust Manchin about as much as I trust any Republican. Good odds that he'll biatch about any nominee not being "bipartisan", let the GQP run out the clock, and then, well, the GQP will likely have control of Congress and will either only put forward fascists or will simply leave the seat open until '25.
 
2022-01-28 11:52:54 PM  
So Schumer might be able to achieve the congressional equivalent of Shaq dunking on your dead grandma, and we are calling that a win. OK, then.

That *might* is doing some heavy lifting, I'm not at all convinced that democrats can dunk on a dead grandmother without first emptying a full clip into their own feet.
 
2022-01-28 11:53:34 PM  

Jaesop: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Yeah it'd be fine for it to extend to a 7-2 majority, dipshiat.


If Democrats had the spine to do something that should have been done decades upon decades ago, they'd change a 6-3 majority to a 7-6, minimum. Or at least investigate and prosecute the flagrant corruption of Justices like Thomas and Kavanaugh.
 
2022-01-28 11:57:13 PM  

Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.

The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.

I don't think you're thinking long term enough

People whose rights are at stake don't have the luxury of thinking long term when it comes to Supreme Court decisions.


And that changes anything here how?
 
2022-01-29 12:00:01 AM  

GoldSpider: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.

The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.

I don't think you're thinking long term enough

People whose rights are at stake don't have the luxury of thinking long term when it comes to Supreme Court decisions.

And that changes anything here how?


We have done nothing for generations and we are all out of ideas.

But remember to vote harder for us.
 
2022-01-29 12:04:43 AM  

shinji3i: Shaggy_C: Aar1012: What'll happen is this. Biden will nominate someone who is decent. Would easily pass the senate if the GOP wasn't crazy. The media wilL uncover some line from 25 years ago that is taken out of context and Manchin will hold out by taking a gop talking point. Biden's nominee will then withdraw their name as a defeat but centrist Dems will celebrate his second, compromise choice like their the greatest jurist since Earl Warren

Biden has made clear the most important qualifications are skin colour and gender, so the backlash has already begun.  "Justice Diversity Candidate" or whatever bullshiat nickname will get bandied about and the nominee will be dragged through the mud by the press. You won't get any normal people willing to put up with that. I assume whomever gets the official nom won't have been the first choice, so maybe we'll skip right to the centrist favourites.

I like where you said gender and color but ignored the part where President Biden said extremely qualified.


Pretty sure Trump said "extremely qualified" too, when he stuck kavanaugh and barret on scotus, that didn't make it so. At least Trump based his picks on ideology, NOT affirmative action woke points.
 
2022-01-29 12:27:37 AM  

leeksfromchichis: LurkerSupreme: I think any serious discussion about "unity" should start with Republicans extending the olive branch, considering their obvious attitudes regarding bipartisanship over the last 4 years (at least). Unless they make real, significant gestures towards demonstrating that they truly have the desire to work on mending our political fences, I think any similar gestures made by Democrats would only be viewed as an exploitable opportunity by the GOP.

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The republicans have been offering to move with the dems for years


That's what I'm saying. Unless we see something that shows they won't try to take advantage of any Democratic attempts at "unity," I see no reason that we should expend any effort towards trying to appease them.

I think such a gesture from Republicans would be about as likely as the sun exploding tomorrow, but unless they make the first move, I don't see any reason we shouldn't respond in kind with the same "fark you, and your unity" attitude they've been giving us.
 
2022-01-29 12:49:11 AM  

larunu: shinji3i: Shaggy_C: Aar1012: What'll happen is this. Biden will nominate someone who is decent. Would easily pass the senate if the GOP wasn't crazy. The media wilL uncover some line from 25 years ago that is taken out of context and Manchin will hold out by taking a gop talking point. Biden's nominee will then withdraw their name as a defeat but centrist Dems will celebrate his second, compromise choice like their the greatest jurist since Earl Warren

Biden has made clear the most important qualifications are skin colour and gender, so the backlash has already begun.  "Justice Diversity Candidate" or whatever bullshiat nickname will get bandied about and the nominee will be dragged through the mud by the press. You won't get any normal people willing to put up with that. I assume whomever gets the official nom won't have been the first choice, so maybe we'll skip right to the centrist favourites.

I like where you said gender and color but ignored the part where President Biden said extremely qualified.

Pretty sure Trump said "extremely qualified" too, when he stuck kavanaugh and barret on scotus, that didn't make it so. At least Trump based his picks on ideology, NOT affirmative action woke points.


Wait, so you're saying that picking someone who is likely to rule against affirmative action, anti-discrimination laws, and voting rights is better than choosing one of the many well qualified people from a historically non-represented group? Or is that "woke"?

Or is this more of a "say what you like about the tenets of unbridled white nationalism, but hey, at least it's an ethos" kind of comment?
 
2022-01-29 1:00:26 AM  
Does no one here understand Weatherkiss's shtick?  Or is everyone here so angry with the SCOTUS nonsense that they forgot what Weatherkiss is all about?
 
2022-01-29 1:04:27 AM  

larunu: shinji3i: Shaggy_C: Aar1012: What'll happen is this. Biden will nominate someone who is decent. Would easily pass the senate if the GOP wasn't crazy. The media wilL uncover some line from 25 years ago that is taken out of context and Manchin will hold out by taking a gop talking point. Biden's nominee will then withdraw their name as a defeat but centrist Dems will celebrate his second, compromise choice like their the greatest jurist since Earl Warren

Biden has made clear the most important qualifications are skin colour and gender, so the backlash has already begun.  "Justice Diversity Candidate" or whatever bullshiat nickname will get bandied about and the nominee will be dragged through the mud by the press. You won't get any normal people willing to put up with that. I assume whomever gets the official nom won't have been the first choice, so maybe we'll skip right to the centrist favourites.

I like where you said gender and color but ignored the part where President Biden said extremely qualified.

Pretty sure Trump said "extremely qualified" too, when he stuck kavanaugh and barret on scotus, that didn't make it so. At least Trump based his picks on ideology, NOT affirmative action woke points.


Trump based his picks on whichever Federalist Society goon kissed his ass at the right time.

There's a huge pool of non-white women who are just as qualified as any white male candidate, if not moreso, but who are generally ignored because they are not white men. It's perfectly acceptable to use that pool to select a justice instead of assuming that someone who isn't a white dude is inherently less qualified.

Do I have any faith that Biden will choose a progressive or anyone actually worth a damn? Fark no. Manchin and Sinema will make damn sure that the only judges that even have a chance of getting on the bench are capitalist shills just like the rest, and since the Democrats won't expand the court as has been needed for a long time, it doesn't really matter anyway. But the fact that Biden isn't including white men in his search is not the problem.
 
2022-01-29 1:22:39 AM  

DoctorCal: Manchin said during an interview with West Virginia MetroNews's Hoppy Kercheval that he was open to supporting a nominee that is more ideologically liberal than he is, while quipping that "it's not too hard to get more liberal than me."

Was the interview between Popeye cartoons?


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2022-01-29 1:28:48 AM  
I have full faith that the Dems fark this up.
 
2022-01-29 1:56:10 AM  

LordJiro: Jaesop: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Yeah it'd be fine for it to extend to a 7-2 majority, dipshiat.

If Democrats had the spine to do something that should have been done decades upon decades ago, they'd change a 6-3 majority to a 7-6, minimum. Or at least investigate and prosecute the flagrant corruption of Justices like Thomas and Kavanaugh.


Hey, guess who's against doing that?

/hint:  it's not the progressives
 
2022-01-29 2:07:31 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.

The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.

I don't think you're thinking long term enough

People whose rights are at stake don't have the luxury of thinking long term when it comes to Supreme Court decisions.

You act like there is some other option. None of the justices who deserve to be removed will be. In a perfect world RGB would've retired under Obama and Al Gore would've beat W so we wouldn't have Roberts or Alito but this is where we are. No, people's who's rights are at stake don't have the luxury. But how are they supposed to be helped?

Having it be 6-3 with a younger justice is better than having Breyer. Maybe not much better but again, this is the best we can do. And hope for Thomas or Alito to die, or BeerBro to drunk drive his car into a ravine. Other than that, what do ya got?


Justice handmaid could have her husband tell her she's retiring.
 
2022-01-29 2:50:08 AM  
I was so sure that the last word in this headline was going to be "erection".
 
2022-01-29 7:51:54 AM  
 

Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: Karma Chameleon: Weatherkiss: I'm glad to see Democrats united when it comes to shaking up the judiciary and changing a 6-3 Republican majority to a 6-3 Republican majority. This is the kind of change and reform we voted for in 2020. The mid-terms are in the bag.

Better to have someone who's not likely to die during the second Trump administration.

The legislative change of having a 7-2 majority and a 6-3 majority is pretty miniscule.

I don't think you're thinking long term enough

People whose rights are at stake don't have the luxury of thinking long term when it comes to Supreme Court decisions.

You act like there is some other option. None of the justices who deserve to be removed will be. In a perfect world RGB would've retired under Obama and Al Gore would've beat W so we wouldn't have Roberts or Alito but this is where we are. No, people's who's rights are at stake don't have the luxury. But how are they supposed to be helped?

Having it be 6-3 with a younger justice is better than having Breyer. Maybe not much better but again, this is the best we can do. And hope for Thomas or Alito to die, or BeerBro to drunk drive his car into a ravine. Other than that, what do ya got?


Someone should definitely have leaned on several of the liberal wing to retire in the first year of Obama's first term so that the nominations could be rammed through and younger bodies be on the bench. But hindsight is 20/20, dontchaknow. The composition of the SCOTUS is one of the hot button issues that keeps me voting Democratic and not throwing my vote away to third party windmill chasers, even after I moved to DC and could safely do so because Massa doesn't think us folks deserve a vote in Congress.
 
2022-01-29 8:00:04 AM  

LurkerSupreme: leeksfromchichis: LurkerSupreme: I think any serious discussion about "unity" should start with Republicans extending the olive branch, considering their obvious attitudes regarding bipartisanship over the last 4 years (at least). Unless they make real, significant gestures towards demonstrating that they truly have the desire to work on mending our political fences, I think any similar gestures made by Democrats would only be viewed as an exploitable opportunity by the GOP.

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The republicans have been offering to move with the dems for years

That's what I'm saying. Unless we see something that shows they won't try to take advantage of any Democratic attempts at "unity," I see no reason that we should expend any effort towards trying to appease them.

I think such a gesture from Republicans would be about as likely as the sun exploding tomorrow, but unless they make the first move, I don't see any reason we shouldn't respond in kind with the same "fark you, and your unity" attitude they've been giving us.


Literally no one is saying that unity includes the GOP
 
2022-01-29 8:19:36 AM  
They need to get on this as fast as possible. Biden is saying he'll have a selection by the end of next month, but he needs to make that announcement NEXT WEEK. I mean, it's gonna be Jackson -- which is fine -- so why delay? Have the vote the following week and they'll be covered.Schumer can tuck the confirmation in his desk drawer until Breyer cleans out his desk at the end of the term.

There are a lot of old Democratic senators and all it will take is one heart attack to make a Democratic majority vote unreachable and to block filling the seat until 2029.
 
2022-01-29 8:39:34 AM  

larunu: At least [TFG] based his picks on ideology, NOT affirmative action woke points.


We get it. People Who Are Not Like Us scare you.
 
2022-01-29 8:59:07 AM  

ThunderPelvis: "without first emptying a full clip into their own feet."


magazine. Clips are for hair. But yeah,  this
 
2022-01-29 9:01:42 AM  

Hence the Name...: ThunderPelvis: "without first emptying a full clip into their own feet."

magazine. Clips are for hair. But yeah,  this


Clip. Magazines are for reading. But yeah, this.
 
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