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 caballerosiempre
Joined: 12/5/2015
Msg: 101
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^^^

"Expressing your heritage"??

Are you flying a Polish flag high, now??

Slave United? Greater Baltic Area?
 LiliMarleen
Joined: 5/24/2009
Msg: 102
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Posted: 2/17/2016 4:36:36 AM
He's angry because his good German mama mated with one of the Slavic Untermenschen and now he directs his self-hatred at other people.
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 103
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Posted: 2/17/2016 4:43:12 AM
From the which side of your mouth are you using now category , John McCain speaks on his new position about SCOTUS nominations:


Once McCain was a very prominent member of a bipartisan group of 14 senators who united in the second term of George W. Bush's presidency to ensure that the Senate dealt with judicial nominations.

The idea, as McCain has often said, was that elections have consequences, and that the president gets to have his nominees approved if they are qualified, regardless of whether senators like their politics. The gang of 14 eased the confirmations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.


But, that was then and this is now, so:


But McCain declared Monday that he supported the plan of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to refuse to even consider filling Scalia's seat.

“I believe that we should wait until after the next election and let the American people pick the next president, and we should consider who the next president of the United States nominates," McCain said on a Phoenix radio show.

That came as a surprise to many observers familiar with McCain's long-standing position that presidential nominees should receive a vote -- even some he didn't think were qualified.


It didn't take long for McCain's democrat challenger to note the senators flip-flop on SCOTUS nominations:


The campaign team for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), who's running to replace McCain, found the senator's switch so noteworthy that they went looking for those previous occasions when he explained why presidents deserve votes on nominees. And they found them.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-mccain-supreme-court-nominees_us_56c3ab12e4b0c3c550531205?ref=yfp

Any moderate or independent who was looking for a reason not to vote republicant just found another one.
 caballerosiempre
Joined: 12/5/2015
Msg: 104
New Hope Blooms Again
Posted: 2/17/2016 4:49:59 AM
You guys are hilarious.. So partisan..as if both major parties don't play political games, one- upmanship..the majority don't give 2 sh1ts about the country.. Only about getting ( re) elected..clinging to power..and money..
 deetristate
Joined: 12/4/2014
Msg: 105
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Posted: 2/17/2016 5:08:22 AM
Even if you are a Clinton supporter, you should want to give her the chance to appoint someone.

Whether it has happened before or not, no one should have that much influence, and it is purely political, on three Supreme Court appointments. Which will have an effect on the country for 20-40 years.

And there are people who will vote AGAINST republicans or not at all if they approve a s.ct. appointment by the president at this juncture.

Didn't the president answer "No" when asked whether he would nominate a moderate? That is what MSNBC reported yesterday.

What would be interesting is if whatever liberal he appoints turns dramatically once on the bench, like Brennan.
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 106
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Posted: 2/17/2016 5:29:05 AM

Even if you are a Clinton supporter, you should want to give her the chance to appoint someone.


Thank you for conceding that Ms. Clinton will be the next President. With 3 more SCOTUS nominations potentially arising in the near future, whomever is the next President will have ample opportunity.


And there are people who will vote AGAINST republicans or not at all if they approve a s.ct. appointment by the president at this juncture.


Basically, if republicants continue obstructionism they will lose moderate and independent voters and if they actually do their jiobs they will lose republicant votes...it's a lose lose situation for republicants.


Didn't the president answer "No" when asked whether he would nominate a moderate?


President Obama has said he will nominate the most qualified nominee. Apparently conservatives believe there are no qualified moderates.


What would be interesting is if whatever liberal he appoints turns dramatically once on the bench, like Brennan.


Then why all the republicant worry?
 00Spy
Joined: 4/13/2013
Msg: 107
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Posted: 2/17/2016 5:59:42 AM
I think in a gesture to bipartisanship both sides should just cool the rhetoric, forget that President Obama when Senator voted to filibuster the nomination of judge Alito, forget what Senator Schumer said, forget that the Republicans won the Senate in 2014, forget, forget, forget and let... the FBI decide make up of the next Supreme Court.
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 108
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Posted: 2/17/2016 6:14:37 AM

the nomination of judge Alito


Judge Alito was nominated for the Supreme court on October 31, of 2005. Judge Alito was then approved by the senate to the Supreme Court on January 31, 2006. In all Judge Alito was confirmed by the senate 3 months after nomination by a 58-42 vote.

Republicants are too busy to consider a Supreme Court nomination, they have several more opportunities to repeal ACA this year (like the 65 times before)...
 aj17225
Joined: 1/20/2016
Msg: 109
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Posted: 2/17/2016 6:24:17 AM
With all the hypocrisy out there, all the more reason for everyone to be calm and collected and wait until the republican nominee is elected president. This is an election year and very important to keep calm and let the nominee selected by the President know that there will be no selection this year. Nominating someone and also rejecting to confirm are both rights. Thank God we all know that to be fact.
 deetristate
Joined: 12/4/2014
Msg: 110
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Posted: 2/17/2016 6:25:21 AM
He'll recommend an Asian. He likes doing all that "first" stuff. Or an openly gay , mosrlt likely republican. Emphasis on "openly."

Doesn't matter what happened in the past. There is no requirement that congress consent or have hearings within any set amount of time.

Clearly with the results of the 2014 elections, the people bothering to vote wanted a congressional check on the president

Check.

At thus point, the republicans should just stop talking about it. And just drawer any nominee.
 00Spy
Joined: 4/13/2013
Msg: 111
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Posted: 2/17/2016 6:46:42 AM
I believe that the Republicans will ultimately hear the case for the nomination and vote it down. Certainly it is their Constitutional and election mandated right to either vote down or abstain. They will also lengthen the time frame out so as to only end up with one nominee and thus only one down vote prior to the election. The danger is and with Obama's history of end arounds on the Constitution a recess appointement. There is right now an open window for him to appoint with both Houses in recess until Monday February 22.
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 112
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Posted: 2/17/2016 6:55:35 AM

I believe that the Republicans will ultimately hear the case for the nomination and vote it down.


Of course the President will nominate and the republicant senate will reject...it's the 1.1 version of McConnell's we won't consider a nominee. Then the democrats will make political hay with the do nothing congress.


The danger is and with Obama's history of end arounds on the Constitution a recess appointement. There is right now an open window for him to appoint with both Houses in recess until Monday February 22.


Clearly, you're not up with current news (or what the White House said yesterday)


The White House says the president will not move to appoint a Supreme Court replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia while the Senate is in recess this week.

In an interview with ABC News, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Obama would would wait to announce his nominee until Congress returns from its break later this month. In an email to NPR, Schultz said the White House had ruled out a recess appointment "this week."
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/15/466849025/white-house-seems-to-rule-out-recess-appointment-to-replace-scalia
 marilyncollet
Joined: 2/5/2016
Msg: 113
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Posted: 2/17/2016 6:58:06 AM
Politicizing the Supreme Court more than it already is simply expands contempt for the courts. And once the courts lose too much moral authority, the rule of law will be dead
 aj17225
Joined: 1/20/2016
Msg: 114
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Posted: 2/17/2016 7:03:35 AM
If there are hearings and the nominee is rejected, that is something that has happened time and time and time again in the past. When a President nominates, that does not mean that that person is an automatic confirmation. Not sure why liberals are "now" thinking it has to be, no matter what. Never has in the past.
 sundownertoo
Joined: 1/27/2016
Msg: 115
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Posted: 2/17/2016 7:22:37 AM
I don't want Trump selecting a tie to go with my suit let alone a SC nominee. Mind you, I don't think we will have to worry much, if Trump is elected I give him about six months before he calls the dude from North Korea a "fat little good faggot" or something just as wonderful, and we will have WW3. The man is a walking time bomb. Rude and ignorant .

This is a task for the sitting President.
 00Spy
Joined: 4/13/2013
Msg: 116
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Posted: 2/17/2016 7:27:38 AM
NPR said... Thats funny.
However I actually watched the press conference and lately the White House spokesperson and the President have not always been on the same page.
So how about we consider his actual words or for that matter... lack of words;
When asked directly about a recess appointment 16:20 he says he thinks there is time to go through the regular process of nominate, Senates hearings, vote. However he does not say no! Then he sidesteps the question asked about his vote to filibuster Judge Alito. So until Monday the Republicans are not out of the woods.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2016/02/16/president-holds-press-conference-california

Perhaps he won't but if I am Mitch McConnell I'm not sleeping soundly until Monday.
 Canandaigua_Momma
Joined: 12/16/2015
Msg: 117
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Posted: 2/17/2016 12:15:59 PM
TO: Sundownertoo

The current crop of candidates, for the most part, dress pretty sharply.
Bernie Sanders is a bit dowdy....while Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump have the sharpest garments.
Everyone else is pretty much middle-of-the-road with their clothing choices.
 sundownertoo
Joined: 1/27/2016
Msg: 118
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Posted: 2/17/2016 12:25:08 PM
^^^^ I will let you do your presidential selection based on how they dress. Don't worry your pretty little head about the important stuff like selecting a Supreme Court replacement, we can leave that to the smart people. The people that care how the country is run.
 Tootiefrutie1
Joined: 12/8/2015
Msg: 119
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Posted: 2/17/2016 1:00:12 PM
"The current crop of candidates, for the most part, dress pretty sharply."

When I read this I thought how little women have come since the 50's. It is amazing that men allow us to vote.

"Don't worry your pretty little head about the important stuff like selecting a Supreme Court replacement, we can leave that to the smart people."

Big Laugh!!! Oh that IS choice. Thank you SD2
 00Spy
Joined: 4/13/2013
Msg: 120
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Posted: 2/17/2016 1:45:06 PM
Smart people eh?
Smart people that use terms like
"fat little good faggot" ?

Lets hope there are more people voting who say "dress pretty sharply" then like sun who says
"fat little good faggot"

All in all it may be the pant suited wonder who gets the final say on the nomination and then no one will care how they dress... not that there is anything wrong with that!

So much fun.
 sundownertoo
Joined: 1/27/2016
Msg: 121
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Posted: 2/17/2016 1:52:38 PM
Does that man, Trump, not terrify you? The world is laughing. Many are scared of a man like him having his finger on the trigger that could start a world war. Look how he talks to his fellow candidates ; how will he speak to Assad or other semi crazy world leaders? So no, I don't want him picking out anything for me, especially something as important as a replacement for Scalia. Trump is a loose cannon.
 Tootiefrutie1
Joined: 12/8/2015
Msg: 122
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Posted: 2/17/2016 1:52:51 PM
"if Trump is elected I give him about six months before he calls the dude from North Korea a "fat little good faggot" or something just as wonderful, and we will have WW3."

Yes, that does sound like something Mr. trump would say.

"Smart people that use terms like
"fat little good faggot" ?"

No, but people like Mr. Trump do. But, I think Mr. Trump admires Kim Jong Un

"If you look at North Korea, this guy, I mean, he's like a maniac, OK? And you've got to give him credit. How many young guys — he was like 26 or 25 when his father died — take over these tough generals," Trump said in Ottumwa, Iowa.
 HawkingJr
Joined: 4/16/2007
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Posted: 2/17/2016 1:55:31 PM
The most absurd thing I heard about this situation is the distinct possibility that Ted Cruz might get to interrogate and vote on the justice who casts the deciding vote on whether he’s eligible to be president, because he’s not only in the Senate but on the judiciary committee, and it’s 100% likely that if he’s the Republican nominee, someone will file a valid lawsuit that is immediately appealed to the Supreme Court declaring that he’s not a “natural born citizen,” since that has never been defined by the court and he was born in Canada. So he should probably recuse himself. But we know he won't -- he's already told us, he will filibuster whatever candidate Obama sends them... so I think it would be quite interesting if the candidate declares to Cruz that he's eligible to be president.

Although I think the true practical implications are much stronger if he is actually elected VP. Why? Obama is unlikely to nominate someone who likes Cruz (though that doesn’t mean he/she still wouldn’t vote to declare him “eligible” if that’s what he/she thought the Constitution meant), the Senate is unlikely to confirm anyone and the question of Cruz’s eligibility would have to be decided before he’s elected president. However, he could be elected vice-president, he’s refused the swearing-in due to eligibility questions, Senator Cruz tells President Trump who to appoint, Senator Cruz votes for the candidate, who becomes a justice and casts the deciding vote that states that Senator Cruz is eligible to be VP... and American Democracy becomes a joke. Excuse me, a bigger joke.

There are also all kinds of conspiracy theories floating around on the internet about Scalia’s death. So ridiculous – he was an old man with a lot of health warning signs that he mostly chose to ignore, why wouldn’t he die suddenly of a natural death? If his enemies were going to knock him off, you’d think they would have picked a better time to do it, like early in Obama’s first time, as this is absolutely the worst time for this to happen since there is almost zero chance Obama will be able to replace him. Nevertheless, they should have just done the autoposy anyway. Scalia was a very dislikable person (like many in this thread) but the worst thing about him was how much he contradicted himself in his opinions to fulfill his political philosophy, and then accuse others of the same thing while declaring himself innocent. Strangely, I’m largely an "originalist" myself, but also recognize that the founders made the Constitution a little too hard to amend (27 in 227 years?!) and without some flexibility, we wouldn’t be able to own a gun without being a part of a well-regulated militia, we’d be able to yell “fire” in a crowded theater while slandering whoever we wanted and I’d still be counted as three-fifths of a person (okay, maybe more like 14/15ths of a person since I am one-third white).

The best thing Obama could do is quickly appoint someone like Sri Srinivasan who is moderate, has worked for both parties, has outstanding credentials... and most importantly, was recently confirmed to the D.C. circuit court of appeals by a 97-0 vote. That would put the Republicans in a very awkward position of having to explain why he was good enough for a unanimous vote less than 3 years ago but now he doesn’t even deserve a hearing. I have little doubt the Democratic nominee is going to win regardless of how this plays out or who the candidates are because Electoral College demographics have been heavily stacked in their favor for years now (economy issues or war could change things), but having them reject Srinivasan or someone similar would be powerful ammunition for the Democratic candidate to use in pointing out Republican hypocrisy... especially if it’s Cruz.
 caballerosiempre
Joined: 12/5/2015
Msg: 124
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Posted: 2/17/2016 2:38:57 PM
well a previous President NIXON..had pretty loose lips at least in private

rumored to have a serious drinking problem..alkie/ don't know..

on the infamous White House Tapes he could be heard calling Kissinger " that Jew assh0le" or similar

referring to Canada's then PM, P. Trudeau as that " fukkin' Fr0g assh0le "..etc..
 00Spy
Joined: 4/13/2013
Msg: 125
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Posted: 2/17/2016 2:50:05 PM
No Trump does not scare me.
They said the same thing about Reagan and that worked out pretty good especially when he accidentally on purpose told Gorbachev and the Soviet Union on an open mic "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."
Funny the Iranians released the hostages the day Reagan took office and funny how there is no more Soviet Union even despite Putnin, Obama and Hillary's best attempts to put it back to its Socialist best days.
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