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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:24 PM

Who agrees that NOW it the time to add Supreme Court judges?

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Reply Who agrees that NOW it the time to add Supreme Court judges? (Original post)
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 OP
Bluethroughu Sep 2021 #1
BlueGreenLady Sep 2021 #2
VarryOn Sep 2021 #3
lees1975 Sep 2021 #4
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #7
markpkessinger Sep 2021 #5
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #8
gldstwmn Sep 2021 #27
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #29
gldstwmn Sep 2021 #39
CrackityJones75 Sep 2021 #34
peppertree Sep 2021 #45
scipan Sep 2021 #62
Mary in S. Carolina Sep 2021 #6
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #9
Jakes Progress Sep 2021 #18
Mary in S. Carolina Sep 2021 #64
Budi Sep 2021 #10
monkeyman1 Sep 2021 #20
calimary Sep 2021 #35
d_r Sep 2021 #11
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #14
BootinUp Sep 2021 #12
Jakes Progress Sep 2021 #19
ecstatic Sep 2021 #52
BootinUp Sep 2021 #53
Takket Sep 2021 #13
Fullduplexxx Sep 2021 #15
Celerity Sep 2021 #16
Jakes Progress Sep 2021 #17
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #21
Skittles Sep 2021 #22
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #26
CrackityJones75 Sep 2021 #38
Skittles Sep 2021 #56
CrackityJones75 Sep 2021 #58
Skittles Sep 2021 #61
Marius25 Sep 2021 #54
monkeyman1 Sep 2021 #23
Tadpole Raisin Sep 2021 #24
gldstwmn Sep 2021 #25
Ferrets are Cool Sep 2021 #28
edhopper Sep 2021 #30
colsohlibgal Sep 2021 #31
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #32
lagomorph777 Sep 2021 #33
kyburbonkid Sep 2021 #40
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #46
herding cats Sep 2021 #36
budkin Sep 2021 #37
usaf-vet Sep 2021 #41
moondust Sep 2021 #42
ColinC Sep 2021 #43
Corgigal Sep 2021 #44
Mr. Evil Sep 2021 #47
AngryOldDem Sep 2021 #48
Kittycatkat Sep 2021 #49
roamer65 Sep 2021 #50
ecstatic Sep 2021 #51
calimary Sep 2021 #55
HAB911 Sep 2021 #57
Prichards115 Sep 2021 #59
Roisin Ni Fiachra Sep 2021 #60
Blue Owl Sep 2021 #63
Poiuyt Sep 2021 #65
LiberalFighter Sep 2021 #66
Calista241 Sep 2021 #67

Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:28 PM

1. Yesterday.

Stack it up!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:35 PM

2. Yes. Agreed. n/t

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:37 PM

3. After the midterms...

Losing issue.

When Democrats quieted down about it last year, not even all were on board.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:38 PM

4. Should have happened long before now

recognizing that there are two seats there stolen by the GOP, Biden needs to appoint at least three.

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Response to lees1975 (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:41 PM

7. yes!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:40 PM

5. Not only do I agree . . .

. . . but I think it is important to point out that if Democrats DON'T start taking some drastic measures as expanding the Court and eliminating the filibuster, many voters are going to start running out of patience with excuses for not taking action!

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:42 PM

8. Yes! What are we waiting for as we sit and watch our democracy diminish daily?

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:53 PM

27. This is exactly what is happening.

We have been on the slippery slope to fascism since that one guy from Texas was appointed president. After that they thought they could get away with anything and mostly did.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #27)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:59 PM

29. Yes, it started well before Trump, but Trump destroyed our levees, and here we are...

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #29)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:30 PM

39. They've seen their internal polling

and know they are losing Texas. That is why they are enacting all of these crazy laws. We must persevere. We got two Democrats elected to the Senate from Georgia we can make Texas blue again.

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:13 PM

34. How do we eliminate the filibuster?

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #34)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:15 PM

45. +1

As much as we need it right now, this idea doesn't stand a chance as long as Manchini and Sinema refuse to be onboard.

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #34)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 04:41 PM

62. I would not be adverse

to a little extortion of Manchin and Sinema. They must have some skeletons in their closets. Doing a bad thing for an extremely good outcome...our democracy is in jeopardy if voting rights aren't passed, especially those state laws that allow the legislatures to take over a free and fair election.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:40 PM

6. If there ever is a time,

it is now. Women are are going to rise up.

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Response to Mary in S. Carolina (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:45 PM

9. And while we're at it we need to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, I thinks it's about time.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:38 PM

18. If we don't fix the courts, passing ERA would be futile.

In 18 months, whatever good is passed will be tossed out.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:29 PM

64. Absolutely

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:46 PM

10. Had to burn it all down first right?

Hello susan? Ain't heard much from her on todays hellhole.

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Response to Budi (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:42 PM

20. oh wait , I'm concerned ?

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:14 PM

35. NO!!!!! I don't want to wait!

We need this fixed NOW!!!!


NOW!!!!!!!!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:46 PM

11. we have wasted time

in making PR and DC states

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Response to d_r (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:49 PM

14. Yes. We have many avenues but little time.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:47 PM

12. Emotions say yes...cold logic says: not yet. The holy hand grenade

must be thrown at the right time.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:38 PM

19. And that would be after the next republican is installed in Oval?

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:23 AM

52. We're hanging on to our so-called majority by a thread

Any one of them could die at any moment. Meanwhile our right to vote (and have it count) and women's rights are circling the drain.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #52)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:27 AM

53. Im not going to walk through the

relevant facts tonight. Maybe later

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:47 PM

13. we can't even get all the Democrats behind ensuring their own constituants have the right to vote

There is no way in hell court expansion will ever happen. manchin and sinema will have none of it, and others too i think.

I believe Biden still has a commission "looking into it" but it won't go anywhere.

if women want to protect their rights they are going to need to give us more power in the Senate. That's the message for 2022.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:05 PM

15. I know who doesn't.... the people who can make it happen

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:08 PM

16. not enough Senators do (atm) to make it so, so it is a clusterfuck

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:36 PM

17. Who could possibly be so out of touch

that they would think it is not time to fix the republican infected SC?

If we don't do that and reinstate the Voting Rights Act in the next months, we have lost all. Nothing this administration does will matter, because it will all go away in 18 months.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:44 PM

21. I'm getting my Irish Citizenship just in case I have to move out of the US.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:45 PM

22. NEVER abandon to fascists

STAY AND FIGHT

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Response to Skittles (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:51 PM

26. Your right. I'm just scared of what this country may look like if...

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Response to Skittles (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:24 PM

38. I used to think that.

I have young kids. Why should they be subjected to this fight? The U.S. is increasingly becoming a dangerous place for them and increasingly becoming a place not suitable to raise my kids in.

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #38)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:50 AM

56. so go, and let others do the fighting

that's typically the way it works anyways

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Response to Skittles (Reply #56)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 08:28 AM

58. How inflammatory.

It is a decision that we all have to make for our own families. I have a daughter who is 14. Roe is falling right before our eyes. I have a son who has basically only known a country run by Trump and the hate he brought with him that persists into a time where a man ending a 20 year war is vilified. I watch how these things are having a real effect on their childhoods versus mine. And yeah, I have to ask the question. Is it fair to them to be raised in this environment simply because they were born in a fucked up time?

It is a massive and heart wrenching decision and frankly your response is insulting. The glibness is offensive. It would be beyond selfish for me to deny them a childhood and a better upbringing. And it isn’t an easy decision to come to. Nor did I say that I have come to that decision fully. I served in the military (and no I am not asking for military fawning) because I believe in this country. But that was before becoming a parent.

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #58)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 03:28 PM

61. it is the truth

I knew that when I served in the military

over and OUT

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:27 AM

54. I'm jealous. I really want to move, but Israel is my only easy option.

I don't have family connections to a place like Ireland.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:45 PM

23. get rid of & start over ! robert's , ol'kegger , the female bible thumper .

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:48 PM

24. Can Biden make any executive order regarding SCOTUS?

Could he expand ethics rules to include the Supremes?

Can he mandate retirement age? In guessing not.

We should be able to justify expansion of the court by population increases alone.

There should be only 1 judge for every regional (circuit?) court unless a regional court is small and so one judge might take 2.

If any of this has to go through Congress the republicans will not allow it!

Arrghh!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:50 PM

25. There is no time like the present.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:57 PM

28. K and R

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:01 PM

30. Sure

But it will never happen.
We will never have the votes to do it.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:02 PM

31. Of Course

The trick will be getting it done.....but we should because of Mitch McConnell’s shenanigans concerning confirming Supremes, he effectively stole 2 seats.....and of course a “man” who had no business being President getting 3 Justices on there.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #31)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:05 PM

32. oh good god, that happened

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:11 PM

33. Add four, as quickly as possible.

Even if one of them has to be Manchin.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #33)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:51 PM

40. I agree...

The tyranny of the minority needs to stop... Just add more to weaken the corrupted logic and influence of the feeble ones.

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Response to kyburbonkid (Reply #40)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:16 PM

46. Yes, the electoral college must go! 1 person 1 vote.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:19 PM

36. Fact is, we failed to elect a highly qualified Democrat in 2016

We screwed up, despite multiple people warning us of the repercussions of our apathy, and foolishness. The potential decimation of the SC was front and center back then, even if it fell on too many deaf ears. Now we're reaping what we sowed, as we were warned we would.

There's not an easy fix here, sadly. Not that I don't wish there was. We broke it and the only way to fix it is by getting out there and voting for the most electable Democrats on every ticket. I doubt we will, we're way too salty for serious pragmatism, but that's how we work to repair this damage down the road. There's no quick triage of our self inflicted wounds. There will be no immediate expansion of the SC. There is no quick fix here, the numbers do not exist for such.

We lost in the 2020 census, too. Gerrymandering will be brutal, and some will be overturned, but not as much as previously due to the courts. Republicans who didn't even like Trump knew this when they voted for him.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:20 PM

37. Yea but it's never happening

You think Manchin and Sinema would agree to that?

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:56 PM

41. We NEED to a way to balance the lopsided SC that McTurtle and the GOP have stacked.

Playing checkers while the GOP has been playing by a set of rules that they bend to fit the need of the day.

If we don't balance the court now, it is highly likely; we won't get a chance ever to bring it back into equilibrium.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:07 PM

42. Moscow Mitch deserves it!

Time to teach him a good hard lesson for his crooked, unAmerican behavior.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:11 PM

43. Yep

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:12 PM

44. Yes,

I asked my son who has a bachelors in history. Does it ever work out when the minority rules the majority, he thought about it and said no.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:31 PM

47. It's way past time to get down and dirty with republicans.

They've passed highly restrictive voter suppression laws in several states.
They've passed that horrific anti-abortion law in Texas (with other states soon to follow).
They revel in hypocrisy.
They pass laws overnight to repress safety measures during a deadly pandemic.
They break laws with impunity and flaunt their corruption.

The time has come for all of us to not shame them for they have none but, to shame their benefactors. All the corporations that contribute to these depraved people must be shamed. They must be boycotted relentlessly. Divest from them (if by chance you are invested in them). The time has come to get ruthless with these monsters. If we don't then next year when they decide that they've won all the elections, regardless of the actual vote counts, we will be seriously fucked.

The SCOTUS must be expanded!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:50 PM

48. Academic argument.

Maybe when the true consequences of not voting — or voting against one’s best interests — become real, people will wake up.

How many SC justices are enough? When cases are decided by quorum?

Hate to say it, but with Kavanaugh and Barrett — especially Barrett — Roe’s days may be numbered.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #48)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:55 PM

49. We have 2 rapist's on the supreme court legislating women's bodies. This here is some sick shit!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:02 AM

50. I was there after Merrick Garland.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:20 AM

51. With the members we have now?

manchin and sinema are complicit. They won't even vote to protect basic voting rights in this country. Do you think they give a shit about rightwing Supreme Court rulings?

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:34 AM

55. Me! HERE! RIGHT HERE!!! ME!!!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 07:01 AM

57. Vote YES. Vote often

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 08:39 AM

59. yep

 

add 4 seats

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:54 AM

60. Me. nt

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 06:19 PM

63. Fuck Mitch McConnell and his hypocrisy

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:34 PM

65. There definitely needs to be reform in the Supreme Court

I think I've heard some ideas that would make it better without increasing the size, but I don't recall what they were.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:41 PM

66. There should be at least one for each circuit court. 13

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 09:52 PM

67. We can't even get all Dems behind a $15 minimum wage.

What makes anyone think we can get political power behind remaking our judiciary?

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