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Old 09-21-2020, 07:38 PM   #961
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I'm curious if court packing will now become a mainstream position shared by most Democrats. Overtuning Roe is such a huge rallying cry for Democrats that I find it impossible that even such a shy party even when it is in power would not use the nuclear option. Like, Republicans would likely get away with it if Roe wasn't on the table - and Dems would allow the Court to gradually keep destroying voting rights, protect big corporations, gerrymandering, etc. But the threat of overturning Roe, combined with the knowledge that Democrats need 6-7% landslides to win the Senate, puts all options on the table in my view.
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I'm curious if court packing will now become a mainstream position shared by most Democrats. Overtuning Roe is such a huge rallying cry for Democrats that I find it impossible that even such a shy party even when it is in power would not use the nuclear option. Like, Republicans would likely get away with it if Roe wasn't on the table - and Dems would allow the Court to gradually keep destroying voting rights, protect big corporations, gerrymandering, etc. But the threat of overturning Roe, combined with the knowledge that Democrats need 6-7% landslides to win the Senate, puts all options on the table in my view.
If the Democrats do miraculously manage to win in November, I think we also need to do everything we can to ensure that Roe vs. Wade can't ever be overturned or chipped away at in any way, shape, or form ever again. Make it so that the GOP never gets a chance to even get at it.

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Oh, hell...

2020, can you just fucking STOP already, goddamn?
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It’s also that Democratic voters have not been driven by SCOTUS composition as a major issue the way Republicans have. They have been single issue voters on this for decades.

If this lights a fire under the left’s ass, the GOP will be in massive trouble. But we’ll still have to live with McTurtle’s hypocrisy.
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If Trump wins, and we move further into punitive minortiy rule, they will come for me.

I might. It be first in line, and they may not succeed. Political unpopularity does t matter when the system is rigged to reward rural voters.

I will be in their crosshairs.


As someone retired on SS, with Medicare, and Medicaid it'll be a few years later.
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Oh, I forgot about that!
Earlier on Monday night on DU someone tweeted about how protective measures were being set up around the buildings.
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A $1 billion fund Congress gave the Pentagon in March to build up the country’s supplies of medical equipment has instead been mostly funneled to defense contractors and used for making things such as jet engine parts, body armor and dress uniforms.
Unimaginable corruption.
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This is a useful thing that Bloombie is doing: paying the poll tax for folks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit....co/FQBX33h8bX
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This is a useful thing that Bloombie is doing: paying the poll tax for folks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit....co/FQBX33h8bX
best use of money yet! Glad to see my skepticism was wrong.
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Two polls out this morning - GA tied and the highly regarded, sometimes conservative Seltzer poll has IA tied.

https://twitter.com/Nate_Cohn/status...68429620121606

The world where Biden's basically tied in GA/TX/IA/OH but can't claim a clear 5 point lead in PA/FL averages is one *really* easy for the race to either turn into a total blowout or a highly competitive contest, with a big popular vote-Electoral College gap

A different way to think about it:
--If Biden outperforms the polls by 2, he's the winner on 11/3 with a FL call at 8PM and--no joke--a TX call possibly making Biden pres-elect.
--If Trump outperforms by 2, we've got to wait days for Biden to squeak out PA/MI/WI w mail votes
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--If Trump outperforms by 2, we've got to wait days for Biden to squeak out PA/MI/WI w mail votes

and this is where a 6-3 conservative supermajority SCOTUS steps in.
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Romney's spine only goes so far, it seems.
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Even mitt Romney is on board! This proves that not a single republican has a spine! Everyone of them is a hypocrite coward! All talk talk talk to look good but no action! Trump will get his wish (yet again!)
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Romney's spine only goes so far, it seems.


I think he clearly made his comments such that he can continue to be a pain in Trump’s ass if the candidate isn’t to his liking.
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Honestly?

They have every right to do this.

What they didn't have a right to do was block Garland. That was the crime, and the Democrats didn't fight it harder because they just assumed Clinton was going to win.

And so many voted third party or sat it out in 2016 because oh golly gee they're both the same and Clinton's going to win anyways so what does it matter?

So here we are.
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I think he clearly made his comments such that he can continue to be a pain in Trump’s ass if the candidate isn’t to his liking.
Super stoked that he's leaving an out in case Trump nominates Ivanka or Community Theater Wolverine.
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Super stoked that he's leaving an out in case Trump nominates Ivanka or Community Theater Wolverine.


Lol I’m not defending him.
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Romney's spine only goes so far, it seems.
The only silver lining I see here is that they are going to try and do this before the election. I don't understand why they would go this route, but it looks like they are.

Already Dems are more motivated by this as seen by unprecedented fundraising in the moments after RGB's death. Public opinion is firmly against this happening, even 50% of republicans.

The seat was going to filled either way, before or after the election. Doing it before, pretty much kicks an already furious hornets nest of Dem voters. And I think you said something a couple days ago that makes sense. If the seat is filled, then what is the incentive for Reps to be fired up and elect Trump?

This pretty much will seal the fate of Gardner, McSally, Tillis, Collins, and most likely Ernst, and could very well be the thing that gives Dems the win in MT and both GA races and give Lady G the boot. Beyond that it looks like Alaska's Senate seat is now neck and neck and Cornyn is weakening in TX.

So if we lose Doug Jones, - defeat Gardner, McSally, Tillis, Collins, that gives 50-50 Senate with hopefully Dems being the decider with a Dem presidency.

Say Dems get just a quarter of the other close races, picking up 2 more seats, we would have 52-48. And I think that is looking quite likely, if not more.

Beyond that, this will also effect Congressional and state level races.
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