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Thu May 27, 2021, 06:40 PM

Should Pres Biden appoint a republican senator to something

so that the democratic governor can appoint his/her replacement? Obviously, MoscowMitch or RandPutin would need to be fired shortly after being hired, but thankfully there's precedent for that. Ask drump.

Just looking for ideas and solutions here.

GOVERNOR APPOINTS, NO RESTRICTIONS ON PARTY: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR, 2 REPUBLICAN SENATORS (3 STATES)

Kansas – Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran

Kentucky – Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul

Louisiana – John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy


GOVERNOR APPOINTS, NO RESTRICTIONS ON PARTY: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR, 1 REPUBLICAN SENATOR (2 STATES)

Maine – Susan Collins

Pennsylvania – Pat Toomey

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Reply Should Pres Biden appoint a republican senator to something (Original post)
ecstatic May 27 OP
SoCalDavidS May 27 #1
Drunken Irishman May 27 #2
whathehell May 27 #6
Drunken Irishman May 27 #8
whathehell May 27 #20
left-of-center2012 May 28 #31
whathehell May 28 #33
exboyfil May 27 #7
Drunken Irishman May 27 #17
NightWatcher May 27 #3
ecstatic May 27 #21
denbot May 27 #4
sop May 27 #5
KentuckyWoman May 27 #18
ecstatic May 27 #22
left-of-center2012 May 28 #32
Autumn May 27 #9
ecstatic May 27 #24
Autumn May 27 #28
StarfishSaver May 28 #35
milestogo May 27 #10
In It to Win It May 27 #11
ColinC May 27 #12
ecstatic May 27 #26
ColinC May 27 #29
roamer65 May 27 #13
ColinC May 27 #14
Callado119 May 27 #15
BlueIdaho May 27 #16
TxGuitar May 27 #19
WhiskeyGrinder May 27 #23
WarGamer May 27 #25
ecstatic May 27 #27
demtenjeep May 27 #30
Aristus May 28 #34

Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:42 PM

1. You Really Think The Party Of NO Is Going To Allow That?

Try again.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:42 PM

2. What inventive do any of those Republicans have for doing it?

The only possible candidate would be Toomey, who's not running for reelection. Everyone else has no reason to accept an offer to join the administration. And it's not like Biden can force them to.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:55 PM

6. Do you mean "incentive"?

Sorry, but I'm not sure what an "inventive" is.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #6)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:12 PM

8. I'll let you guess...

If I pronounce incentive 'inventive' or if it was a typo.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #8)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:45 PM

20. Gee..I was trying to be polite

rather than literal..Oh well..

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Response to whathehell (Reply #20)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:07 AM

31. Your response made sense to me

But I have noted lately that people are getting a lot more insensitive.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #31)

Fri May 28, 2021, 11:23 AM

33. Some people..

take themselves VERY seriously.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:58 PM

7. I thought Toomey for Commerce

In the wake of the insurrection, it might have worked. 51 is far more powerful than 50 (and unfortunately we really have 48 +2 sometimes right now).

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #7)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:49 PM

17. The fact Toomey won't even sign on to the Jan. 6th commission tells you all you need to know.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:43 PM

3. Mitch and Rand promoted to Space Admirals in Space Force and shot out into space?

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #3)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:55 PM

21. lol! Perfect! nt

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:43 PM

4. Senior Florence Supermax Lead Trustee?

Other than that, nope.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:46 PM

5. He can appoint Susan Collins as Secretary of the Department of Concern.

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Response to sop (Reply #5)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:51 PM

18. Beat me to it.

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Response to sop (Reply #5)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:56 PM

22. lol! nt

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Response to sop (Reply #5)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:08 AM

32. Collins for Secretary of Da Fence

I've heard so many times how she is sitting on the fence before making a decision.
But she always seems to tumble off on the Republican side.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:15 PM

9. No. Fuck Republicans. All of them.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #9)

Thu May 27, 2021, 09:00 PM

24. I agree! But Manchin and others are holding us hostage

We just need enough votes to overturn the filibuster so that we can move forward. If democrats don't pass the voting rights and George Floyd laws, it's over. Nobody will turn out in '22.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #24)

Thu May 27, 2021, 09:24 PM

28. What are the plans for Feinstein,Sinema and Manchin? They aren't going to go along with it.

Remember the good old days when the Grand Old Pigs could get everything they wanted with 50 votes?

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #24)

Fri May 28, 2021, 11:38 AM

35. That's not true

Black and other minority voters ALWAYS go the extra mile to try to overcome voter suppression. As we say, we find a way out of no way. We turn out no matter what.

Perhaps you mean that lots of white voters won't turn out because they think the obstacles are too daunting. That may be true, but it doesn't have to be.

This may be the first time that many white voters face obstacles to voting and they aren't used to that. But if these bills don't get passed - although I think they will eventually get through - these white voters are going to need to suck it up and vote like Black and Brown people always have had to. If that means standing in 8 hour lines, they need to go stand in 8 hour lines. If that means figuring out how to get registered using the more complicated processes, that means doing that, even if it's harder. If that means checking and rechecking and rechecking their registrations to make sure they didn't get purged and If they did, to register again, it means doing all that.

White voters have enjoyed a great privilege of not being targeted by and subjected to these oppressive tactics that many Black, Brown and minority voters just take for granted and work around without complaining and without giving up and walking away. This time around, they may have to work harder and go through more inconvenience to vote. If that's the case, they need to do it, just like we always have.

If it comes to that, it might wake up more white voters out of their complacency and get them to work harder to protect voting rights in the future - which includes not sitting out elections because a candidate doesn't tickle every single one of their fancies.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:17 PM

10. He should report a Republican senator to NOTHING.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:19 PM

11. None of them will leave the Senate

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:21 PM

12. Kentucky has changed. The governor is now limited to approval by the state legislature

Of an appointee

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Response to ColinC (Reply #12)

Thu May 27, 2021, 09:02 PM

26. Wow, ok. Well mitch and rand are too deplorable anyway

I can't think of anything they could realistically be appointed to.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #26)

Thu May 27, 2021, 09:30 PM

29. Yeah. This law is brand new. McConnell has been pushing it for his possible departure

That being said, I don't see why the governor would have any obligation to appoint anybody if he doesn't like the choices

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:22 PM

13. As the republic dies, the Senate will show the signs of dysfunction first.

The spats between states will show up there and be amplified.

We will soon see the true uselessness of the US Senate.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:23 PM

14. I think he should appoint all of any of them who are willing

Although I doubt any would be willing, unfortunately

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:26 PM

15. None of them would even consider it..

..and even if they did from any of those first 3 states’ Republican legislatures with their super majorities would simply pass a law to force the democratic governor to appoint a republican..

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:28 PM

16. Maybe Republicans should earn some trust

Before we talk about treating them like responsible citizens?

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:58 PM

19. Pardon me but

Jesus fucking christ on a horse driven sidecar Biden needs to give nothing to the Republicans. Why in the world would anyone suggest this?

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:57 PM

23. lolwut

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 09:01 PM

25. Why would they accept?

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #25)

Thu May 27, 2021, 09:07 PM

27. Some of them may be tired of being trump flunkies. A switch to a non-voting

position that is still somewhat high profile might be enough of a carrot.

I believe a lot of them are being blackmailed too, so the switch would have to be immediate to catch trumputin off guard.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 11:18 PM

30. it isn't pat roberts

we now have trumplicker roger marshall

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 11:25 AM

34. The Republicans are stupid, but I don't think even they would fall for something so transparent.

And I don't think President Biden would risk getting egg on his face by trying.

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