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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:30 PM

Four important articles about what's next with the Supreme court seat on Slate - all worth reading

Why Are Democrats Defending McConnell's Bogus Principles? (to me, this is the most important since I am so frustrated with how we get played time and time again)

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/rbg-vacant-seat-merrick-garland-mcconnell-principles.html?via=taps_top

The Top Contender for RBG's Seat Has a Fundamentally Cruel Vision of the Law


https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/amy-coney-barrett-ginsburg-scotus-future.html?via=taps_top

Lindsey Graham Goes Back on His Word, Vows to Vote for Replacement Before Election

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/lindsey-graham-backtracks-vote-ginsburg-seat-trump.html?via=taps_top

McConnell is Inventing Excuses to Grab Ginsburg's Seat

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/mcconnell-excuses-ginsburg-supreme-court.html?via=taps_top

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:56 PM

1. Barret is a monster (second linked essay).

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She is very likely to be the nominee.

-Laelth

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:45 PM

2. kick for visibility

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:55 PM

3. For that first one, we're actually not. What we ARE doing...

...is underscoring the (bullshit) "principle" they went on and on about to not consider Obama's pick, to insist they keep to the "rules" they themselves insisted were so important.

Only a few wild-eyed optimist think it might shame them into not pushing ahead. But you do have to lay the groundwork for making it clear to any fence-sitters that what they are doing is a naked power-play, and it justifies the power-plays needed to counteract it, both now and later.

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