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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:36 AM

Obama on filling Ginsburg's seat: Apply rules with consistency

Source: nbc news




"A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment," Obama wrote.


Remembering the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sept. 19, 2020, 12:16 AM CDT By Phil Helsel

In paying tribute to the service and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former President Barack Obama also called on Senate Republicans to wait to fill the seat until after inauguration day.

"Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Garland, they invented the principle that the Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in," Obama wrote.

"A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment.

"The rule of law, the legitimacy of our courts, the fundamental workings of our democracy all depend on that basic principle. As votes are already being cast in this election, Republican Senators are now called to apply that standard," Obama wrote................................



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Reply Obama on filling Ginsburg's seat: Apply rules with consistency (Original post)
riversedge Sep 19 OP
CrispyQ Sep 19 #1
Thekaspervote Sep 19 #2
usaf-vet Sep 19 #3
Thomas Hurt Sep 19 #4
jalan48 Sep 19 #5
Walleye Sep 19 #6
niyad Sep 19 #7
rockfordfile Sep 19 #8
LisaM Sep 19 #9
Sneederbunk Sep 19 #10
Roy Rolling Sep 19 #11
bucolic_frolic Sep 19 #12
RANDYWILDMAN Sep 19 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 19 #14
volstork Sep 19 #15
Le Roi de Pot Sep 19 #16
dlk Sep 19 #17
Shermann Sep 19 #18
BeyondGeography Sep 19 #19
Kali Sep 19 #20
Yeehah Sep 19 #21
LudwigPastorius Sep 19 #22
tman Sep 19 #23
Capt. America Sep 20 #24
RBGForever Sep 20 #25
CrispyQ Sep 20 #26

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:38 AM

1. There are two sets of rules, though. IOKIYR. -nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:39 AM

2. ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:40 AM

3. Seriously?! President Obama FAIRNESS? Fairness is not in the Republican vocabulary then OR NOW!

Seriously?! President Obama FAIRNESS? Fairness is not in the Republican vocabulary then OR NOW!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:47 AM

4. To christofascist life is war, they are all heroes...

the war will not be won by consistency or fairness or failure to take and use an advantage.

Ethics and morals are relative even while they proclaim moral absolutism and family values.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:51 AM

5. LOL-right, that's going to happen.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:51 AM

6. Do they think we have amnesia?

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:59 AM

7. Yes, they do. They know their base is clueless, and assume that we are, as well.

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:03 PM

8. They're their base

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:04 PM

9. I wish he had fought back harder at the time.

I know it wasn't his style, but he should have taken the case to the people. It couldn't have hurt.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:19 PM

10. Me too.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:24 PM

11. Ha! I love Obama!

The optimism of youth! 😂😂

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:15 PM

12. The only consistency with Republicans is to do what benefits Republicans

Obama is screaming in the wind here, it's a very impractical idea that flies in the face of Republicans' actions over many decades.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:26 PM

13. Her is the bet...

They repubs reset the rules to benefit themselves and they say Ok, next time it will be fairly applied, all the while winking at their supporters.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:32 PM

14. Instead of invoking fairness,

Obama needs to point out the hypocrisy, and use that word.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:45 PM

15. Yeah,

good luck with that.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:49 PM

16. But they are applying the rules consistently!!

 

The only rule they follow is - bend /break/ create nee rules to get what you need .

So they are being consistent. No?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:11 PM

17. Who is he kidding?

McConnell would hold the vote on Monday, if he could.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:34 PM

18. This is the fox guarding the henhouse

The hens are going to have to form some sort of defense on their own here.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:45 PM

19. I hear the sound of McTurtle laughing

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:03 PM

20. more like this

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:14 PM

21. The only thing republicans do consistently

is to do anything and everything, no matter how low, to increase their power. The Dems have played nice with these motherfuckers for WAY too long.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:03 PM

22. High road taken...

But, he knows.

He has dealt with them on the state and federal level for 20 years. He knows that Republicans are a bunch of pig-fucking, lying shitbags.

He's just too classy to say it in public.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:42 PM

23. Some of you guys are not that sharp.

He's not speaking the congress, he's speaking to swing state voters.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:39 AM

24. I blame Obama for not shutting down everything for not getting Garland a vote.

That said, Ginsburg should have also retired during his term.
People please stop thinking that McConnell will uphold his own "rule". Republicans are immune to hypocrisy and so are their voters.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:43 AM

25. I think Obama underestimated the Republican's

 

He truly believed they would do their job and wouldn't try and make it political.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:25 AM

26. IOKIYR.

That's their only rule. Will we ever learn or will we always be looking forward in order to heal the nation? If we get the WH, the Senate & keep the House, the dems better go bold & prove once and for all there IS a difference between the two parties. I'm not holding my breath, since BOLD isn't our style. We haven't been bold since the 60s.

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