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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:26 pm

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Postby NOLA » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:35 pm

Regular Show wrote:

How many percentage points do we shave off Biden's lead for voter suppression? What about foreign interference? No lead is safe.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:35 pm

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President Donald Trump's impact on the U.S. court system was cemented on Wednesday after his 200th judicial appointment was confirmed by the Senate.

The Senate confirmed Cory Wilson, a state court judge in Mississippi, to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in a 52-48 vote.

"No modern president has had this level of impact on the composition of the federal courts," said Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law professor at George Washington University. "This is a master footprint for any president on the judiciary."

Trump inherited 108 lifetime federal judicial vacancies when he entered office in 2017, the most for an incoming president since Bill Clinton in 1992. With the help of Republicans in Congress, Trump has been appointing federal judges at a historic pace.

In his first three and a half years in the Oval Office, Trump successfully appointed 53 circuit court judges, 143 trial court judges, two international trade court judges and two Supreme Court justices.

By comparison, in his eight years in the White House, President Barack Obama landed 55 circuit judges, 268 trial court judges, four international trade court judges and two Supreme Court justices.

Overall, Trump has appointed more than one-fifth of the entire judiciary. And Republicans have their eyes on even more confirmations before Election Day when Trump's chances of a second term and control of the Senate will be on the ballot. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said his "motto for the year is 'leave no vacancy behind.'"

Last month, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged older judges to retire so even more Trump appointees could be packed into the court system. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Graham said if you're a judge in your mid-to-late 60s, now would be a "good time" to retire if "you want to make sure the judiciary is right of center."
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby gflore34 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:36 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:horsefeathering VOTE



I've seen Trump supporters rationalize his lack of eloquence with he's getting things done that is, Obama was all style and no substance. Whereas, Trump is no style but, all substance, even if this was true, he would not engage is such incoherent babble as above. That's literally the "thought" train of someone who is losing his mind.

Also, I saw a Tweet - there's 8000 cases in the entirety of Baja California and 10000 in San Diego County - guess it's another example of his lack of eloquence.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:19 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qokhSFohOnc

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:35 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qokhSFohOnc

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The best stuff was the last quarter of this part 2.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby The_Achiever » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:50 pm

I don’t care what they have to do, getting rid of as many trump judges as possible should be one of the top priorities for Biden and co.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:14 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
WrigleyField 22 wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qokhSFohOnc

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The best stuff was the last quarter of this part 2.

Seriously what a turd.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:23 pm

Donald Ayer ain't horsefeathering around today.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby gflore34 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:30 pm

The_Achiever wrote:I don’t care what they have to do, getting rid of as many trump judges as possible should be one of the top priorities for Biden and co.



Exactly, its more McConnell and Graham' doing, Orange Dumb horsefeathers just rubber stamps their recommendations, its scary. They're going to systematically dismantle our ability to vote, more importantly, a person of color' ability to vote through "legal" channels.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:18 am

Free cooy of Boltons book


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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:44 pm

I've said it before, but one person (i.e. McConnell/Senate Majority Leader) should not have the power to just sit on House-passed bills indefinitely.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:56 pm



Lincoln Project is REALLY good at this
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby wvcbxl » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:59 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:


Please reassure me that someone already registered a Captain Jack Sparrow account to parlay the horsefeathers out of that site 8-)
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:06 pm

Derwood wrote:Lincoln Project is REALLY good at this

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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:45 pm

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OK, fine. I'm still nervous because *any* chance of reelection is too high, because races do tend to tighten, and because he does have an electoral college advantage.

But if you're going to get a blowout win, this is what it would look like in late June.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:30 pm

Derwood wrote:I've said it before, but one person (i.e. McConnell/Senate Majority Leader) should not have the power to just sit on House-passed bills indefinitely.


Never understood why there are no safeguards in place for that or for having a vote on nominated Supreme Court justices.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:58 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Derwood wrote:I've said it before, but one person (i.e. McConnell/Senate Majority Leader) should not have the power to just sit on House-passed bills indefinitely.


Never understood why there are no safeguards in place for that or for having a vote on nominated Supreme Court justices.


Because the Constitution was written by a bunch of dumb neckbeards and changing it after it's written requires the approval of the people who don't benefit from changing it.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:04 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Derwood wrote:I've said it before, but one person (i.e. McConnell/Senate Majority Leader) should not have the power to just sit on House-passed bills indefinitely.


Never understood why there are no safeguards in place for that or for having a vote on nominated Supreme Court justices.


Because the Constitution was written by a bunch of dumb neckbeards and changing it after it's written requires the approval of the people who don't benefit from changing it.


"What'll stop anyone from horsefeathering this up?"

"Uh....the honor system?"
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