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    It's sad - at one time, I thought that Mitch McConnell would be the conscience of the Congress. Mainly because he looks like Jiminy Crickett:

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    God damn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idunno View Post
    I say erotic asphyxiation performed by an underage rent boy.
    Or possible an over-aggressive turndown service from the maid. Did they find a chocolate on him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    It's not like he has 11 days left in office…it's 11 months. This is his job. Let him do his job for fuck's sake. I am so sick of the stonewalling. I'm also sick of the Constitution being used when it is convenient. It was so completely disrespectful and in poor taste for McConnell to come out and say they were going to block the nomination before the body was even cold.
    Agreed.

    Interesting about-face, McConnell...

    "Sen. Mitch McConnell, in 2005, defending the absolute right of a sitting president to nominate judges.

    "The Constitution of the United States is at stake. Article II, Section 2 clearly provides that the President, and the President alone, nominates judges. The Senate is empowered to give advice and consent. But my Democratic colleagues want to change the rules. They want to reinterpret the Constitution to require a supermajority for confirmation. In effect, they would take away the power to nominate from the President and grant it to a minority of 41 Senators."
    T]he Republican conference intends to restore the principle that, regardless of party, any President's judicial nominees, after full debate, deserve a simple up-or-down vote. I know that some of our colleagues wish that restoration of this principle were not required. But it is a measured step that my friends on the other side of the aisle have unfortunately made necessary. For the first time in 214 years, they have changed the Senate's 'advise and consent' responsibilities to 'advise and obstruct.'"
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    I remember a justice some years ago waiting until after the presidential elections to announce retiring. Said it would make a mess of the elections otherwise. I guess so! I'm sick of Congress, the candidates and politicians. We must look like absolute idiots to the world.
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    I believe RBG has felt some pressure to retire so that Obama would have the opportunity to replace her, rather than risk her passing away during the next potentially Republican administration. (Given all her health issues.) But she hasn't - and long may she continue.

    I'm sure Scalia would have held off dying if he could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBDSP View Post
    I believe RBG has felt some pressure to retire so that Obama would have the opportunity to replace her, rather than risk her passing away during the next potentially Republican administration. (Given all her health issues.) But she hasn't - and long may she continue.

    I'm sure Scalia would have held off dying if he could.
    thankfully that will be a long while off.
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    It's those murderous Clinton bastards!!

    But honestly, I think it shows how low the right has gotten that they're even suggesting Obama wait until a new president is in office to appoint a SCOTUS justice. He's still a sitting president, lame duck or not, and still has almost a year left to serve. It's his job and his right to appoint a new justice.
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    good riddance to this pos.

    some of the "lovely" things he's had to say about the LGBT community.

    The 9 Worst Terrible, Awful, Stupid Things Antonio Scalia Said About All Things LGBTQ / Queerty

    the ‘life partner’ of a homosexual” is equivalent to “the long time roommate of a non-homosexual.”

    Homosexuality is comparable to “murder, for example, or polygamy, or cruelty to animals.”
    Being gay is like “prostitution, recreational use of heroin, and, for that matter, working more than 60 hours per week in a bakery.”

    “Many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their business, as scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children’s schools, or as boarders in their home.”
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    And you know if Obama said he wouldn't appoint someone because of the election Congress would have blasted him for not doing his job! He has a responsibility to appoint a new justice and will, period.
    Technically, the term "lame duck" is the time between a presidential election in November and the innaguration of a new president in January. It's been overused for any president nearing the end of a 2nd term.
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    ^^^ My point was there is no way a new SCOTUS justice isn't going to go through a looong hearing and confirmation process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    I don't think I ever agreed with him but his dissents were a treat, the man was brilliant and had a bitchy sense of humour and was a great writer. Even if I didn't agree with his views, the world lost a brilliant legal mind today.
    You make him sound like some kind of Professor Kingsfield.



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    Obama could nominate Mother Teresa, and the Republicans would likely stonewall it until after the next election.
    & rightly so. Mother Theresa would be unqualified (she wasn't a lawyer).

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    Can u imagine if trump picks the next SCOTUS? We're likely to end up with judge Judy!
    Especially during sweeps week!

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    Chronic illnesses can be so tragic.

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    Scalia was found with a pillow on top of his head. And there will be no autopsy. They are going to turn Scalia into the right wing's JFK.
    Who else is following the conspiracy theories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    he'll need to wear shorts and a tank top where he's headed.
    oh that really would be hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentOrange View Post
    & rightly so. Mother Theresa would be unqualified (she wasn't a lawyer).
    and she's dead. If we're going to start nominating the deceased, Scalia looks like a good candidate for the position.
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