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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:36 pm

Single senate terms are a terrible idea, IMO. I could see limiting it to 2-4 terms.
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:00 am

Speaking to both Fox News and CBS News on Sunday, McConnell would not rule out seeking to confirm a nominee if there is a Supreme Court vacancy in the final year of President Donald Trump's first term in 2020, assuming the GOP holds onto the Senate in this November's midterms.


Honestly, sometimes I think I dislike McConnell more than Trump
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:52 am

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Speaking to both Fox News and CBS News on Sunday, McConnell would not rule out seeking to confirm a nominee if there is a Supreme Court vacancy in the final year of President Donald Trump's first term in 2020, assuming the GOP holds onto the Senate in this November's midterms.


Honestly, sometimes I think I dislike McConnell more than Trump

he's awful and i will be sending angry e-mails to any prominent democrats who, after he dies, say anything more positive about him than "i'm sorry for his family that he is dead."
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby TruffleShuffle » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:56 am

taylor swift has endorsed the democrats running for house and senate in tennessee, which i guess is notable because she usually stays out of this horsefeathers. this was my favorite hot take:



yeah she's really struggled to sell albums and concert tickets since the whole kanye thing. :lol:
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Postby snoodmonger » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:30 pm

Maybe this makes me a terrible person, but there are several prominent republicans who, if they were to die in a car accident, I would feel zero remorse and would likely actually be uplifted by it.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:48 pm

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The Kavanaugh stuff seemingly course-corrected all of his poll numbers and then some.
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Postby Derwood » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:34 pm

The age of bipartisanship and compromise is long over. Washington politics has turned into a zero-sum game of wins and losses. We went from Ginsberg being confirmed 93-7 to Kavanaugh winning 50-48. I don’t see us ever getting back to Congress working as a whole for the improvement of the country
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Postby UK » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:12 pm

Derwood wrote:The age of bipartisanship and compromise is long over. Washington politics has turned into a zero-sum game of wins and losses. We went from Ginsberg being confirmed 93-7 to Kavanaugh winning 50-48. I don’t see us ever getting back to Congress working as a whole for the improvement of the country



You have a party in charge that has no identity but just focuses on winning and will support and elect rapists, will wirk with enemies like Russia, and rape our country to win. Politics is a sport, nothing more/nothing less. The trash that solely focus their lives around sports have the same limited mentality as the majority in politics.
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Postby UK » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:46 pm

snoodmonger wrote:Maybe this makes me a terrible person, but there are several prominent republicans who, if they were to die in a car accident, I would feel zero remorse and would likely actually be uplifted by it.


No matter when, Trump, Ryan, and McConnell die, I would hope for two things... painful and should've happened much sooner.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:55 am

snoodmonger wrote:Maybe this makes me a terrible person, but there are several prominent republicans who, if they were to die in a car accident, I would feel zero remorse and would likely actually be uplifted by it.

i feel that way about like 80% of their senators. :lol:
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UK » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:46 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Single senate terms are a terrible idea, IMO. I could see limiting it to 2-4 terms.


I'd rather see SC justices be limited to 18 years rather than some odd term limit, it's an odd talking point that sounds better in theory than practicality.

Of course, one of the 1st things a Democratic president should do is eliminate the filibuster in the law that states there should only be 9 on the SC. If the Dems control everything. I would filibuster that horsefeathers, turn it into a majority only (50+) and bump the SC up to 13 with 4 of the most liberal and younger possible candidates.

Of course, whoever becomes the next president from the left will want to hold hands and heal with the GOP, while getting stabbed by them.
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Postby Banedon » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 pm

Vote.org says it has seen an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations since Taylor Swift on Sunday broke her career-long silence on politics to encourage her 112 million followers to register to vote.

“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post,” Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org, told Buzzfeed News in a report published on Monday night.

“Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor's post," Guthrie continued.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:28 pm

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Vote.org says it has seen an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations since Taylor Swift on Sunday broke her career-long silence on politics to encourage her 112 million followers to register to vote.

“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post,” Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org, told Buzzfeed News in a report published on Monday night.

“Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor's post," Guthrie continued.

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Postby squally1313 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:26 pm

UK wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Single senate terms are a terrible idea, IMO. I could see limiting it to 2-4 terms.


I'd rather see SC justices be limited to 18 years rather than some odd term limit, it's an odd talking point that sounds better in theory than practicality.

Of course, one of the 1st things a Democratic president should do is eliminate the filibuster in the law that states there should only be 9 on the SC. If the Dems control everything. I would filibuster that horsefeathers, turn it into a majority only (50+) and bump the SC up to 13 with 4 of the most liberal and younger possible candidates.

Of course, whoever becomes the next president from the left will want to hold hands and heal with the GOP, while getting stabbed by them.


My SC term limit idea is that you get to nominate/confirm a new one every four years, with the longest ranking member getting kicked out at that point. If someone dies, the spot stays open through the next presidential election so that people are aware that they are voting for a president who will get two nominations.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:28 pm

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby treebird » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:35 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:


it is going to take me a long time to get used to the fact that i like taylor swift and hate kanye west.
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Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:47 pm

treebird wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:


it is going to take me a long time to get used to the fact that i like taylor swift and hate kanye west.


just shake it off
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Postby squally1313 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:06 pm

treebird wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:


it is going to take me a long time to get used to the fact that i like taylor swift and hate kanye west.


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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:08 pm

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Banedon wrote:
Vote.org says it has seen an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations since Taylor Swift on Sunday broke her career-long silence on politics to encourage her 112 million followers to register to vote.

“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post,” Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org, told Buzzfeed News in a report published on Monday night.

“Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor's post," Guthrie continued.

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a Swift vs. Kanye election would pretty much end this country.
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