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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:57 PM

Chuck Schumer serves notice to Republicans: 'Nothing is off the table' if they force Ginsburg replac

Chuck Schumer serves notice to Republicans: ‘Nothing is off the table’ if they force Ginsburg replacement vote

Schumer’s comments signal an apparent willingness to pursue drastic reforms to the Supreme Court, including expanding the number of justices on the bench. Some Democratic senators have directly threatened this as a possibility.



https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/chuck-schumer-serves-notice-to-republicans-nothing-is-off-the-table-if-they-force-ginsburg-replacement-vote/

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Reply Chuck Schumer serves notice to Republicans: 'Nothing is off the table' if they force Ginsburg replac (Original post)
UCmeNdc Sep 19 OP
regnaD kciN Sep 19 #1
Cha Sep 19 #2
Gore1FL Sep 19 #20
CCExile Sep 19 #3
Greg K Sep 19 #4
onetexan Sep 19 #14
smirkymonkey Sep 19 #23
bluecollar2 Sep 19 #5
demtenjeep Sep 19 #6
paleotn Sep 19 #7
jmowreader Sep 19 #8
still_one Sep 19 #9
jorgevlorgan Sep 19 #12
Greg K Sep 19 #18
jorgevlorgan Sep 19 #19
Greg K Sep 19 #26
Rizen Sep 19 #10
Gore1FL Sep 19 #22
RANDYWILDMAN Sep 19 #11
onetexan Sep 19 #15
TalenaGor Sep 19 #13
elleng Sep 19 #16
BannonsLiver Sep 19 #17
elleng Sep 19 #21
BannonsLiver Sep 19 #24
JI7 Sep 19 #27
elleng Sep 19 #28
NoRoadUntravelled Sep 19 #25
Blue Owl Sep 20 #29

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:04 PM

1. Good to see the leadership doing this...

I'm sure Biden will demur and distance himself from this a bit, but it's important that this is coming from people at the upper echelons of the Party, not just a few back-bench liberals.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:12 PM

2. you're so "sure" Joe Biden will "demur" are you? Why?

Demur

raise doubts or objections or
show reluctance.
"normally she would have accepted the challenge, but she demurred"
synonyms:
raise objections · object · take exception · take issue · protest

Source Google.

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:26 PM

20. He said so in the fourth debate.

BIDEN: I would not get into court packing. We had three justices. Next time around, we lose control, they add three justices. We begin to lose any credibility the court has at all.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/15/october-democratic-debate-transcript/

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:49 PM

3. We should do it anyway, after the election is over.

And all the new ones should be 35-45 year olds.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:00 PM

4. Impeach Kavanaugh

Sure the Republicans would be less than helpful and may give him a pass anyway, but there is a lot of shady shit there with how his debts were paid off, that needs to be exposed. And they won't be able to block subpoenas.

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Response to Greg K (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:07 PM

14. +1 K&R. Abolish the lifetime appointments altogether & restrict term limits to 8-10 years for

all federal appointed judicial seats.
Expand the SCOTUS to 13 & lower court appointments to 100 - all DEMS!!
Abolish the EC & reverse all the Con's harmful policies.

There is so much for Joe & Kamala to do. Dear Lord please make November the Con's death knell.

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Response to Greg K (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:28 PM

23. +1000

There is a lot that was very fishy about the Kavanaugh appointment. I'm sure it won't take too much digging to find many illegal actions that occurred to make that happen.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:00 PM

5. I've seen this movie before...

It doesn't end well.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:00 PM

6. threats without follow through

mean NOTHING

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:07 PM

7. Pack SCOTUS

Pack the Circuits. Dilute the bastards.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:21 PM

8. There's a plausible case for impeaching both Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas

Kavanaugh lied his way onto the Court, and Thomas has conflicts of interest through his wife.

Plus, knowing Trump anyone he puts up will be dirty. So, we're potentially looking at three impeachable justices, and maybe we can also find some shit on Gorsuch.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:25 PM

9. you need 2/3 to convict in the Senate, and that isn't going to happen

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:36 PM

12. We aren't going to get the 66 votes needed to do that.

But we will likely have the 51 votes needed to add seats, states and pass democratic election rules like the Wyoming rule to make sure that a small minority of the country cannot dictate for the majority ever again.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:23 PM

18. But we could have a real trial that they couldn't obstruct. Needs to be done to expose them.

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Response to Greg K (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:25 PM

19. ...and an unadulterated, decontaminated Justice Department!

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:46 PM

26. Exactly. Also I don't think the DOJ rule on not indicting would apply to a SCOTUS justice.

And if it does, that rule needs to go.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:26 PM

10. Good, we can't hold back when fighting those republican bastards.

We also need to adjust the voting districts so a Republican can't lose the popular vote by 3 million and win the election again.

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Response to Rizen (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:27 PM

22. The "voting districts" you refer to are states.

I'm not sure how we adjust those.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:26 PM

11. You only beat a dirty fighter by fighting dirty !

It's all they understand.

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Response to RANDYWILDMAN (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:08 PM

15. Desperate times calls for desperate measures. We're in the fight for our lives & this nation's

democracy. Actions need to be drastic given we're facing fascism here.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:59 PM

13. I kind of want them to do it so moderate Republicans no longer have a reason to vote for him

And then we have a reason to expand the court when we take over

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:22 PM

16. Does Schumer have the necessary strategy-smarts?

I hope so.

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Response to elleng (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:23 PM

17. I dunno

Harry Reid would have. I sure miss him.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:26 PM

21. Reid appeared to,

but his 'quietness' frustrated many, as I recall.

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Response to elleng (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:28 PM

24. He ran hot when he needed to

His style was different than Schumer’s. Will leave it at that.

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Response to elleng (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:51 PM

27. Because some mostly pay attention to politics for entertainment

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Response to JI7 (Reply #27)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:09 PM

28. Some may, but many try to understand what's happening.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:38 PM

25. Good. We've had enough of Moscow Mitch's destructive ways.

We may not have another opportunity if we miss this one.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:46 PM

29. As it should be

n/t

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