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    Default Wondering about although tired of wondering about RBG's seat

    Pretty much all of the discussion seems to center around how Collins (for example) will vote on a nominee before the election.

    FACT is even if she loses, she's a senator til the end of the year.

    I wonder is her re-election is not matter a factor, because she's lost or she's won, if she'll confirm another pro-life justice.
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    Doesn't matter. I don't think there are enough Republican senators with enough honor to block this.
    Moscow Mitch and his felloe Republicans would sell their wives and children into slavery if it means getting an ultra-right Supreme Court for the next few decades.
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    Default Re: Wondering about although tired of wondering about RBG's seat

    Friends present and past is this division..... going to last?
    Will my anger and the rhetoric scurry... will it continue to burn unrestrained
    down the rabbit hole or through the looking glass,


    Insistence on resistance to increase the distance from hope and pride
    increases the tension and burns my hide
    A correction in the direction for the in flurry of American rage at the madman on the stage,
    too shift and a grasp at democracy anew,
    Finding that lever to pull us in place and bring us forward to one we can face without disgrace.
    Can it be so? Is it us?

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    Default Re: Wondering about although tired of wondering about RBG's seat

    It is so incredibly detrimental that SCOTUS is so utterly political.
    That simply cannot be constructive.

    Even if separation of powers is not 100% possible, there should at least be some aspiration to it.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Default Re: Wondering about although tired of wondering about RBG's seat

    The true irony would be that lame duck Senators, after being voted out, would still be able to confirm a Trump appointee. This after denying Obama a choice with some 9 months until the election and the hyperbole about letting the people decide. You can bet that there's a lot of money behind the scenes at work.

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    Default Re: Wondering about although tired of wondering about RBG's seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    The true irony would be that lame duck Senators, after being voted out, would still be able to confirm a Trump appointee. This after denying Obama a choice with some 9 months until the election and the hyperbole about letting the people decide. You can bet that there's a lot of money behind the scenes at work.
    That's the part that's an open question. Win or lose, if the election is behind them, what do they do?
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    Default Re: Wondering about although tired of wondering about RBG's seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    The true irony would be that lame duck Senators, after being voted out, would still be able to confirm a Trump appointee. This after denying Obama a choice with some 9 months until the election and the hyperbole about letting the people decide. You can bet that there's a lot of money behind the scenes at work.
    Or, of they lose their seat will their integrity suddenly reappear
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    Default Re: Wondering about although tired of wondering about RBG's seat

    Nothing to do with traditional Republican vs. Democrat or liberal vs. conservative thinking - a mixture of which has usually served this country well. When enough people place loyalty to a person or party above basic competence, integrity, principle, and the rule of law, it's just a matter of time before democracy in that country and society crashes. It may still call itself a democracy or "great", but it's neither. And that is just the fact of the matter.

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    Default Re: Wondering about although tired of wondering about RBG's seat

    Quote Originally Posted by sonofswen View Post
    Friends present and past is this division..... going to last?
    Will my anger and the rhetoric scurry... will it continue to burn unrestrained
    down the rabbit hole or through the looking glass,


    Insistence on resistance to increase the distance from hope and pride
    increases the tension and burns my hide
    A correction in the direction for the in flurry of American rage at the madman on the stage,
    too shift and a grasp at democracy anew,
    Finding that lever to pull us in place and bring us forward to one we can face without disgrace.
    Can it be so? Is it us?
    Not bad.

    Thanks for that!
    Rattling the teacups.

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