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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:07 PM

Reza Aslan declares war on Republicans if they 'even TRY to replace" Ruth Bader Ginsburg


In a blunt tweet drawing the battle lines over the plan by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to force through a vote to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, former CNN contributor and religion expert Reza Aslan predicted all-out war on the Republican Party.

According to Aslan, even an attempt to replace the Supreme Court justice known as "RBG" would be greeted with fierce resistance.

"If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire fucking thing down," he tweeted late Friday night after McConnell announced plans to replace her as soon as possible.


https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/democrats-will-stop-at-nothing-to-pay-republicans-back-if-they-force-vote-on-ginsburg-replacement-election-forecaster/


And I agree !00%. No more Mr. nice guys when dealing with the Republican party.

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Reply Reza Aslan declares war on Republicans if they 'even TRY to replace" Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Original post)
UCmeNdc Sep 19 OP
XanaDUer2 Sep 19 #1
Raven123 Sep 19 #2
Thekaspervote Sep 19 #4
LW1977 Sep 19 #10
Eyeball_Kid Sep 19 #3
Thekaspervote Sep 19 #5
Eyeball_Kid Sep 19 #6
mjvpi Sep 19 #17
wnylib Sep 19 #7
fierywoman Sep 19 #9
wnylib Sep 19 #13
paleotn Sep 19 #15
aggiesal Sep 19 #19
paleotn Sep 19 #21
wnylib Sep 19 #22
aggiesal Sep 19 #18
RhodeIslandOne Sep 19 #8
Loki Liesmith Sep 19 #11
bucolic_frolic Sep 19 #12
Fla Dem Sep 19 #14
BlueWavePsych Sep 19 #20
matt819 Sep 19 #16

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:11 PM

1. You dont bring a slingshot to a gunfight

Nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:13 PM

2. I disagree 100%. The tweet is irresponsible emoting IMO.

You can be angry and call out the hypocrisy, But the language of destruction plays into GOP hands and offers no viable response to the challenge.

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:39 PM

4. RBG would not want violence! Very irresponsible.. they will use any violent acts against us!

They want this!!! It could possibly change the outcome of races including the presidency.

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:10 PM

10. Thank you for your "concern"

This is why we lose elections! Tired of pearl clutchers and concern trolls!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:34 PM

3. Aslan has no power. And he's declaring war?

Whatís the point?

What must happen is the end of the filibuster and adding to the USSC. No compromises.

Barr and President Pennywise MUST be prosecuted.

And if there ever were poetic justice, Graham and McConnell will lose their elections. Iíd love to know that they lost their power and are no longer protected by that treasure trove of scum.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:43 PM

5. Here's another comforting thought. So, they don't lose, but then forced to watch as the 400+

Bills sitting on mcturtleís desk are passed into law because they are the minority. Hope the f..ker has a stroke and dies

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:45 PM

6. Others may know better, but

unsigned bills or shelved bills do NOT survive the opening of a new Congress, which begins in January of next year. So those 400+ bills will simply die or they have to be resubmitted by the new Congress with a new bill number.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:05 PM

17. You are correct, but I'm with Kaspervote in spirit!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:47 PM

7. From all reports I have heard or read on

the nomination of RBG's replacement, it will occur AFTER the election, not before.

To do it before the election would hurt R's and they know that. But to do it after the election will give them the court they need to rule in favor of election challenges filed by Trump and R's who lose. This is the immediate danger of the appointment - that it could be used to give Trump and others an illegal win that would make 2000 pale in comparison.

But, there is an appropriations vote coming up. December, I think. Maybe Dems should be the ones to shut the government down this time around.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:53 PM

9. Don't the new senators get sworn in Jan 3? Between the election and then, there's Thanksgiving

and Xmas, which all cut into session time -- I can't imagine the mofus giving up time off.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:17 PM

13. I don't know the swearing in date.

You may be right about the date being Jan 3.

But, regarding whether they will rush through a nomination and confirmation even over the holidays, yes, I think they might try since there is so much at stake for them and they are ruthlessly indifferent to norms when seeking to get and hold control.

Or, they might try to delay the swearing in with the claim that the vote results are "too uncertain."

Now, as I type, NPR is saying that Moscow Mitch and the impeached traitor have said they will not wait for the election. Maybe they think it does not matter if it hurts them at the polls, so long as they have the SC in their pocket.

One thing is certain. They will ruthlessly act outside of all norms, whether legal or not. We have to be prepated for anything and act strongly.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:28 PM

15. They will start the process before the election...

but the vote won't be until after. Donnie is falling all over himself wanting to nominate someone as quickly as possible, so we'll know who it is prior to election day. The sooner, the better I think, giving us plenty of time to go on the attack.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:12 PM

19. We'll know by Monday! If it's leaked maybe before the end of the weekend. ...

Last week he provided a list of 10 possible SCJ candidates, so they're ready to roll.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:20 PM

21. Yep. He's really chomping at the bit to nominate another.

And against wiser council, he's nominate well before the Nov. election.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:43 PM

22. Since my previous post, I heard on NPR

what you said, that the process will begin before the election.

I'd like to see Biden repeat Moscow Mitch's words - often - that we should let the people decide.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:10 PM

18. The Supreme Court starts to listen to case arguments the first Monday in Oct. ...

Senate won't make it by then, but they'll want to sit a new SC Justice in time for the election,
so that when Pendejo45 takes the election to the Supreme Court, they'll have a 6-3 majority.
Even if CJ Roberts descents it would still be 5-4.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:52 PM

8. There are thousands of people who say stupid shit on Twitter every day.

 

Most are Rethugs.

I have no idea who this person is, but thanks.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:13 PM

11. Asian is not the most intimidating dude

This just sounds silly.

Just be clear and firm that we will pack the court.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:13 PM

12. I don't know what war means in this context

and I'm sure Asian doesn't either. Just a vague bluster from what I can tell.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:27 PM

14. This is just what Trump's mob wants. Overt calls for violence.

I don't know who this clown is, but we don't need him to incite violence on behalf of Democrats. Just what Trump and the Republicans would love.

We do need for Chuck Schumer and the Democratic party to be fierce in calling out the hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell, and of Lindsey Graham if he supports McConnell after he said he would not support a late term SC appointment. No more nice guys and gals, but w/o violence. Flood their states with hard hitting campaign ads

Then when we regain the Senate and WH, increase the seats on the SC, begin the process to remove the Electoral College from the Constitution, and throw all the crooks in prison.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:15 PM

20. Yes. Channel all the anger to GOTV.

Make sure everyone you know that will be voting blue does so!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:43 PM

16. Reza Aslan- not just some guy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reza_Aslan?wprov=sfti1

Heís a smart guy. And obviously heís an angry guy, as are many here.

The last thing we need now is the Democratic equivalent of Susan Collins. We also donít need threats about what Democrats will do in January. We need Schumer et al to fight fire with fire, whatever that may mean. Maybe itís leverage on more republicans so that they follow Romney, Murkowski, and (shockingly) Collins. Whatever that leverage may be. Professional. Political. Personal. Maybe itís directing millions in advertising and on the ground efforts against graham, mcsally, and others.

Shame doesnít work. Appeals to integrity and honor donít work. They are shameless. They are traitorous. And honor and integrity are no longer even in the rest view mirror.

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