Politics A good piece on scalia

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  1. Beth143nacho

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    No. 1: No nominee for the high court can get through the Senate before the election. No one.

    No. 2: President Obama and the Democratic candidates for president know that. So do Republicans. All God’s children know it.

    No. 3: Since the nominee will not be approved, Obama will use the opportunity to advance other goals. He will propose someone who burnishes his own progressive credentials and shows why control of the court depends on the November election. Putting Senate Republicans in an awkward position would be a nice bonus. But the target is November.

    No. 4: Obama will nominate someone whose demographic characteristics help in the contests for president and U.S. Senate. That is not just his main criterion. It is his only one. The candidate could be from a purple state. Or a Latino. Or openly gay. Having finished law school would be a plus.

    No. 5: The proposed candidate will not receive a Senate vote before the election or in the lame-duck session. If Mitch McConnell even considered it, he would become the former majority leader.

    No. 6: Democrats and Republicans will both use the issue to show voters why it is crucial to elect them -- and not the other party. Democrats will add that this again shows we have a "do nothing" Congress. Republicans will say it shows we have “do too much” judges.

    No. 7: All the rest is political theater, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
     
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    No. 6 and 7....................And I don't care anymore........You'll understand later.............
     
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    Yep
     
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    smellynugget Well-Known Member

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    The only good piece on Scalia is soon to be eaten by worms...
     
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    You are so fucking stupid.
     
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    that's not well written. It's just snarky whining.
     
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    here's an actual well written article about this, just pure facts. From a liberal source but contains little to no opinion, just news.

    http://www.npr.org/2016/02/14/46672...residential-appointments-to-the-supreme-court


    Basically the longest approval time in history has been 125 days and there's 300 plus left in Obama's presidency. America will not side with the Republicans if they truly block this for a year, it will undermine any last chance for a moderate like Rubio to win a general election.
     
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    If you bothered to read past point 1, you would see that the longest vacancy was 27 months, or 391 days after the court went to 9 justices. 125 days was the longest it took for a single nominee to be approved, not the longest time the court went without a full bar. We would have to go till March 12, 2017 for any kind of record to be broken.
     
  10. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    Biased piece of shit fantasy writing. I should neg you.
     
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    MilkyDischarge Proud Schtick POTY 2016 Gold

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