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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed As Supreme Court Justice

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2 minutes ago, Lyndsey33 said:

Why, because she has morals and is actually a good person?

no---this is just a viewpoint shared  by many in our nation.  You make a good point = she IS a good person with strong convictions.  Her past writings and decisions concern many Americans....

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7 minutes ago, jaman said:

Nice diversion from the Squad press conference. I wont waste my time posting the video. to make to you look like a fool again. But hence, you may get your socialism. Today is the 2 year anniversary of you winning anything. 

 

I am well aware of what they have said, but I do not succumb to Trump's scare tactics, no more than I would join his cult.  This is not the debate forum, so there is no winning/losing.

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6 minutes ago, conservativeman633 said:

I am well aware of what they have said, but I do not succumb to Trump's scare tactics, no more than I would join his cult.  This is not the debate forum, so there is no winning/losing.

I hit the wrong thread. And take responsibility for that in heat of the battle. But the court stacking point stands.

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1 minute ago, jaman said:

I hit the wrong thread. And take responsibility for that in heat of the battle. But the court stacking point stands.

Not sure how it would play out legally, but it could happen (on either side)..........the whole idea could have been prevented if "power-play" politics were put aside....

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Seriously, the woman is likely the smartest and most capable person on the bench right now and people are mad because the timing doesn't suit some.  Get over it.  It's done.  She wasn't rammed down your throat.  She went through the process with grace and dignity.  I suspect some people are mad because they couldn't scream "she raped me 20 years ago!!" to try to stall the process. But ultimately some of you are mad because TRUMP nominated her--and for no other reason.


"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse." - Thomas Jefferson

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4 minutes ago, conservativeman633 said:

Not sure how it would play out legally, but it could happen (on either side)..........the whole idea could have been prevented if "power-play" politics were put aside....

I reserve further comment to debate thread.

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14 hours ago, conservativeman633 said:

She is well qualified.

The problem was the purposeful "ramming" by the GOP..........sure to help continue the poor relations.

Barrett might have surprised the world by taking the courageous 'high road' and simply refused to be appointed until after the election. This would be painful for her since she would have risked a certain appointment, however much good would have resulted in this kind of heroic decision.......

Several reasons :  1. She would show that she will not be party to the low-life maneuvers of the GOP(or any other party) since 50 million have already cast their votes.......she might have shown she would honor the democratic process and wait to see what the people wanted---things have changed dramatically since 2016......

2. ... the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish was that her seat on the court remain open until a new president was installed. At Barrett's nomination ceremony at the White House, she praised Justice Ginsburg as “a woman of enormous talent and consequence, whose life of public service serves as an example to us all.”  Her nomination just days after Ginsburg’s death was unseemly and a repudiation of her legacy. Given her admiration for Justice Ginsburg, she could have  repaired the injury to her memory by calling for a pause in the nomination until the next president is decided...

 

3. 

......Barrett's  nomination comes at a treacherous moment in the United States =  polarization, mistrust, and fevered conspiracy theories &  pandemics and economic suffering & violence in the streets ----This nomination, as she surely knows, will inflame our civic wounds, undermine confidence in the court, and deepen the divide among  citizens, especially if you are seated by a Republican Senate a week before the election of a Democratic president and congress. She had the opportunity to offer an alternative to all that by demanding that her nomination be suspended until after the election. 

Yeah---this would be asking a lot.  But there was much to be gained by risking her seat = earning the respect of fair-minded people everywhere;  being a model of civic selflessness (how much we need this now !!);  inspiring Americans and the world toward a commitment to the common good----imagine that in the Age of Trump !!?

 

We need heroes now more than ever........

 

 

I agree she is well qualified. 

I also believe much would have been accomplished in helping to heal our country if she would have stated the importance of waiting until after the election to move forward with her nomination.

I know this would have been a risk for her to do so, but the respect she would have gained from the citizens of this country  would have been enormous, and helpful in bringing people together.

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3 hours ago, Polo said:

We all know that if the shoe was on the other foot, and a Democrat was the current President, they would not have waited until the election to swear in a new judge.  And that, folks, is the honest truth!  Don't doubt it for one second!

And that is the concern. Neither party is working with the other party to do the right thing for the common good. I think the majority of people are tired of the lack of civility between the parties and are "hungry" to see our elected officials work together. Both parties need to look in the mirror, and ask themselves "who are we as a country"? Stop the finger pointing!

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8 minutes ago, Traveler said:

And that is the concern. Neither party is working with the other party to do the right thing for the common good. I think the majority of people are tired of the lack of civility between the parties and are "hungry" to see our elected officials work together. Both parties need to look in the mirror, and ask themselves "who are we as a country"? Stop the finger pointing!

This is very well said. I can count at least a dozen people on both sides of the isle that push and facilitate with enthusiasm the dirty, hateful, and lie filled rhetoric we see today. Both candidates are, for lack of a better term, garbage. When it comes down to it, I guess ya gotta find the core of your livelihood and see who has the best platform to support that core. That’s how I see it anyway. 

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2 hours ago, conservativeman633 said:

no---this is just a viewpoint shared  by many in our nation.  You make a good point = she IS a good person with strong convictions.  Her past writings and decisions concern many Americans....

If the show was on the other foot.....................

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52 minutes ago, Traveler said:

And that is the concern. Neither party is working with the other party to do the right thing for the common good. I think the majority of people are tired of the lack of civility between the parties and are "hungry" to see our elected officials work together. Both parties need to look in the mirror, and ask themselves "who are we as a country"? Stop the finger pointing!

I know that Trump is far from perfect.  But I do believe this is what he means by draining the swamp.  RHINOS are not happy with him because he has upset the status quo.  Both parties are, for the most part, stealing us all blind with ridiculous pork in their bills that benefit them and their families in one way or another and have been for an exceptionally long time.  No one wants the water shut off at the spigot and that is what is happening to both parties.  We need term limits.  We need good, honest people to step up and run for offices.  We need good honest representation.  We don't need greed and criminal activity to continue to run rampant.  We cannot continue to let career politicians at the helm.  It's time to drain the swamp of the red fish and the blue fish that are swimming in the cleanest water.


"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse." - Thomas Jefferson

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3 hours ago, conservativeman633 said:

Not sure how it would play out legally, but it could happen (on either side)..........the whole idea could have been prevented if "power-play" politics were put aside....

You can thank Harry Reid. It should have taken 60 votes. Both parties suck, and one of them was going to cheat eventually, but Harry Reid pulled the trigger on the nuclear option. Mitch McConnell was the first to say “You’ll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think”.

It’s the exact same bull:censored: 16 years later, except the shoes are on opposite feet. Either party would have done it given the opportunity. If Obama had the Senate in 2016 we would have Justice Garland. 
Enjoy your new justice. Go vote Tuesday. Maybe we will know who the president is by January

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5 hours ago, conservativeman633 said:

no---this is just a viewpoint shared  by many in our nation.  You make a good point = she IS a good person with strong convictions.  Her past writings and decisions concern many Americans....

Let me rephrase that for you.... concerns many Democrats... there it is fixed.

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3 hours ago, disgruntled said:

I know that Trump is far from perfect.  But I do believe this is what he means by draining the swamp.  RHINOS are not happy with him because he has upset the status quo.  Both parties are, for the most part, stealing us all blind with ridiculous pork in their bills that benefit them and their families in one way or another and have been for an exceptionally long time.  No one wants the water shut off at the spigot and that is what is happening to both parties.  We need term limits.  We need good, honest people to step up and run for offices.  We need good honest representation.  We don't need greed and criminal activity to continue to run rampant.  We cannot continue to let career politicians at the helm.  It's time to drain the swamp of the red fish and the blue fish that are swimming in the cleanest water.

Need a applaud meme now! You are dead on!

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8 hours ago, Traveler said:

I agree she is well qualified. 

I also believe much would have been accomplished in helping to heal our country if she would have stated the importance of waiting until after the election to move forward with her nomination.

I know this would have been a risk for her to do so, but the respect she would have gained from the citizens of this country  would have been enormous, and helpful in bringing people together.

Yes---that is in what I wrote here.......good point...

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8 hours ago, Traveler said:

And that is the concern. Neither party is working with the other party to do the right thing for the common good. I think the majority of people are tired of the lack of civility between the parties and are "hungry" to see our elected officials work together. Both parties need to look in the mirror, and ask themselves "who are we as a country"? Stop the finger pointing!

Yes----and Barrett could have done something to help this issue----it would have taken lots of courage to do so, however.....

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15 hours ago, disgruntled said:

I know that Trump is far from perfect.  But I do believe this is what he means by draining the swamp.  RHINOS are not happy with him because he has upset the status quo.  Both parties are, for the most part, stealing us all blind with ridiculous pork in their bills that benefit them and their families in one way or another and have been for an exceptionally long time.  No one wants the water shut off at the spigot and that is what is happening to both parties.  We need term limits.  We need good, honest people to step up and run for offices.  We need good honest representation.  We don't need greed and criminal activity to continue to run rampant.  We cannot continue to let career politicians at the helm.  It's time to drain the swamp of the red fish and the blue fish that are swimming in the cleanest water.

Absolutely correct. 
 

Think about it. How does a man working in politics for 40 years making between $150k - $300k a year end up being worth $40 million?

Absolute corruption. That’s what they are afraid of. The well drying up. 

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1 hour ago, Sambo148 said:

Absolutely correct. 
 

Think about it. How does a man working in politics for 40 years making between $150k - $300k a year end up being worth $40 million?

Absolute corruption. That’s what they are afraid of. The well drying up. 

Do you know how many times I have asked the same thing and no response at all!

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