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2016 Postmortem

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:01 PM Dec 2015

Who would you rather see choose the next 3 USSC Justices? [View all]

I get all the reasons why people hate HRC and lerv Bernie. I lerv Bernie too. To those that think HRC is no better than a republican, please consider this poll.

Antonin Scalia is currently the justice on the court the longest. In 2016, it will be 30 years he's sat on the court and weighed in on decisions for the past (almost) 30 years. Most of those decisions where he has been in the majority have been damaging to the fabric of our nation (Citizens United as one example). What decisions would a right-dominated USSC look like in 2046?

But to not consider the very real possibility that the next President will pick up to 3 (or more) justices is short-sighted and very dangerous to our nation. I fear for women, I fear for the poor, I fear for the common man and I especially fear for my LGBT brethren should a Republican get to make those choices.

So please, think about the options I've provided in the poll.

I purposefully didn't give the option of "other" because there is no "other" option. You either get a Republican or a Democratic nominee (or Independent but that's only happened once in recent memory) in the Presidential election (I'm not ignoring write-ins either but they only make enough difference to sway the election to one of the major parties).

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Ted Cruz
0 (0%)
Donald Trump
0 (0%)
Marco Rubio
0 (0%)
Ben Carson
1 (33%)
Chris Christie
0 (0%)
Jeb Bush
0 (0%)
Any Democratic nominee
2 (67%)
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