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sofa king

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11. I say let 'em be dicks, and destroy them for it.
Fri Mar 11, 2016, 05:28 PM
Mar 2016

There is a 17 day overlap in January, 2017 between President Obama's term and the new 115th Congress. So let the GOP do what they do best and be dicks, kick 'em the hell out, win the Senate back, touch off the nuclear option for Supreme Court nominees, and approve President Obama's nomination in January, 2017.

In the meantime, we get to F the conservatives in the A all year, because they deliberately granted cert to a giant raft of shitty cases that Scalia was going to use to legislate from the bench. Now, ties in the Supreme Court default to the winner in the Court of Appeals, but does not set a precedent, so we get to kill the conservative position now AND THEN kill them forever with Obama's and Sanders'/Clinton's nominees.

They obstruct, we nullify the right wing judicial agenda, they give us the Senate, we get our nominee, then nail the coffin shut on Ronald Reagan's evil legacy forever. And all we have to do is let them be their racist idiot selves for another nine months.

In a democracy, that's what would happen. dchill Mar 2016 #1
Has the President picked a nominee? nm rhett o rick Mar 2016 #2
I am looking forward to his nominee, NHprogressive Mar 2016 #3
The discussion is moot if he doesn't choose a nominee. nm rhett o rick Mar 2016 #6
You're obviously right, but I'm not sure I'm catching your meaning: NHprogressive Mar 2016 #7
Quite the contrary, I think he should nominate someone soon. The longer he waits the rhett o rick Mar 2016 #9
Ah. Got it. NHprogressive Mar 2016 #19
Yes, he needs to do that, pronto! mountain grammy Mar 2016 #4
Oh, he shall. He SHALL! sofa king Mar 2016 #12
I heard he is considering a Hispanic Female Republican and will reveal just before the election. nm rhett o rick Mar 2016 #13
It's possible. sofa king Mar 2016 #16
Dysfunction Junction......................................... turbinetree Mar 2016 #5
The GOP senate needs to do their job Gothmog Mar 2016 #8
This message was self-deleted by its author Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2016 #10
I say let 'em be dicks, and destroy them for it. sofa king Mar 2016 #11
Absolutely. Obama gets his pick and the Senate can't sit on their hands and wait it out. CTyankee Mar 2016 #14
I think nominees can be resubmitted, too. sofa king Mar 2016 #21
Amen. n/t NHprogressive Mar 2016 #20
but the Republican Senate does not represent 2/3 of Americans maxsolomon Mar 2016 #15
A big HELL YEAH! Reagan did it. Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #17
I want hom to nominate Sandra Day O'Connor FreedomRain Mar 2016 #18
GIVE'EM HELL PRESIDENT OBAMA! davidpdx Mar 2016 #22
So what will the political-cost be to the Republicans? n/t PoliticAverse Mar 2016 #23
As if what we think matters in this system nt LiberalElite Mar 2016 #24
US Senators are required to take the Oath of Office, I don't understand why they get a pass. n/t Umbral18 Mar 2016 #25
They swear to uphold the Constitution, then ignore it and say they're following it, clear? LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2016 #26
Not worried in the least Mr. Brutus Mar 2016 #27
Come on, do you really think they care what the American people want ! Get real ! Cosmic Dancer Mar 2016 #28
Clearly the R's believe they're on the verge of oblivion unflapped Mar 2016 #29
Above all else Rethugs fear Primary Challenges, they will never hold a hearing. kairos12 Mar 2016 #30
Republicans don't care what Americans think and they're controlling it. Vinca Mar 2016 #31
Americans, phffft. Who cares what they want? When they can buy elections, the assholes valerief Mar 2016 #32
Sign Elizabeth Warren's Petition: Senate Republicans Do Your Job & Vote on Supreme Court Nominee red dog 1 Mar 2016 #33
Looking good that Pres. Sanders will be leading the charge to fill the vacancy. /nt NCjack Mar 2016 #34
So, one in three don't understand the Constitution, I guess. spooky3 Mar 2016 #35
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