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Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:16 PM

Emperor Mitch has ceded lots of power to the Executive Branch. For example, cabinet confirmations..

...are now optional. Joe should just appoint everybody he wants and move forward. Mitch can whine all he wants.

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Reply Emperor Mitch has ceded lots of power to the Executive Branch. For example, cabinet confirmations.. (Original post)
lagomorph777 Nov 2020 OP
MissB Nov 2020 #1
lagomorph777 Nov 2020 #2
CharleyDog Nov 2020 #3
jayfish Nov 2020 #4
lagomorph777 Nov 2020 #6
jayfish Nov 2020 #7
lagomorph777 Nov 2020 #9
kurtcagle Nov 2020 #5
jayfish Nov 2020 #8

Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:18 PM

1. I'm sure biden will come in with some moderate choices

that the republicans can live with. If they put up a fight, then Biden can just shift to plan B/C which is acting cabinet members (including those in plan C that Biden knows McConnell won’t pass)

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Response to MissB (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:20 PM

2. Mitch will block every single nomination, unconditionally. Don't even bother with him.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:21 PM

3. Joe has to be tough, please please let him be tough.

McConnell will try to claw back any power he can, and he's just so corrupt/evil. I'm sickened he's still infecting America, and his opponent was so terrific.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:31 PM

4. Also, Copious Use of EOs.

..for anything and everything.

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Response to jayfish (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:32 PM

6. Yup! Who needs the Senate - Mitch has enfeebled them and now they are irrelevant.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:35 PM

7. When Anyone in the Biden Admisnistration is Asked About It...

they should just quote Lump and his sycophants. They should all have a laminated cheat sheet of Dumps comments/tweets sorted by situation.

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Response to jayfish (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 03:16 PM

9. Perfect!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:32 PM

5. No

One of the most important things that Biden will need to do over the course of the next four years is to restore the integrity associated with the office of POTUS. Now, dealing with McConnell will be a pain, but there is a good reason for seeking Congressional approval: it proves the competence of the people that you are hiring, and gives competing interests the ability to interview them.

However, this also means walking a tight rope between propriety and reality. Biden knows McConnell as a colleague. He also knows associated carrots and sticks to working with the man. It's worth noting that while McConnell blocked a fair amount of Obama + Biden's legislation, they did get things passed. Biden is actually in a pretty rare position - he's worked with many of these same people for a long time, and he knows how to get things done. Trump bulldozed, but he actually got very little actual legislature passed.

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Response to kurtcagle (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:37 PM

8. Why?

So it can be un-restored by the next Chump? F that! Use the power they have ceded to the Executive until its' limited via SCOTUS.

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