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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:29 PM

Politico: Dems struggle over SCOTUS opposition strategy

The Democratic Party is splintering over its strategy for handling President Donald Trumpís Supreme Court nominee, with liberals upset that Senate Democrats arenít taking a harder line and moderates fretting about appearing too obstructive.

In the middle is Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who's facing one of the biggest moments in his career. Battles over Supreme Court nominees are epic struggles between the parties, and emotions are running hotter than normal this time around after Republicans blocked President Barack Obamaís nominee Merrick Garland from even getting a hearing for almost all of last year.

Some Democrats want to reprise those same hardball tactics. But Schumer and his allies are trying to convince all the factions in his party to move deliberately, and wait to mount any full-scale opposition until after a pick has been named and they've had a chance to dig into nominee's record.

Schumer, for his part, has repeatedly said he will fight any nomination that isn't "mainstream," declining to match McConnell's strategy of a unilateral blockade so early in the process.

more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trump-supreme-court-democrats-strategy-234441

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Reply Politico: Dems struggle over SCOTUS opposition strategy (Original post)
Jose Garcia Jan 2017 OP
CincyDem Jan 2017 #1
JHan Jan 2017 #2
dalton99a Jan 2017 #6
vlyons Jan 2017 #3
Me. Jan 2017 #4
dalton99a Jan 2017 #5

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:31 PM

1. Because god knows we don't want to emulate a strategy that was successful with no negatives. n/t



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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:31 PM

2. Just say No. It's really that simple.

They stole a SCOTUS seat FFS.

Do we need to draw a goddamn map ??

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Response to JHan (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:44 PM

6. But you see, it might hurt their feelings.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:34 PM

3. I agree with Schumer, but that's only because I already know

that the Pussy-Grabber's pick will be a totally unacceptable dork. Give the Senate Dems time to dig into the nominee's record, past, and conflicts. Then we can REVEAL the slimey facts about the nominee.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:38 PM

4. I Don't See The Problem With Waiting Until Someone Is Actually Named

It seems rather logical as long as after a name is offered they put up a strong opposition

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:41 PM

5. You can't be nice with evil.

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