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The Supreme Court Fight is On. The Divide Worsens


#2510

That and I think he can pander even more to his base after re-election. He doesn’t need folks towards the middle after a re-election.


#2511

Depending on where you sit…that can be a very scary thought…


#2512

I think the GOP maintaining the Senate is, almost, guaranteed this cycle.


#2513

Another thing (I just saw it briefly)…

I think Trump and Congress have filled something like 15 more Federal Court Vacancies.

The “wins” keep piling up for the GOP/Conservatives.


#2514

McConnell has made transformation of the American judiciary HIS legacy. Expect more of it if he retains the leadership.

Also, a bill is on the floor of the congress regarding immigration. Ryan may be moving this cycle to a referendum on this issue. It has 0 downsides for him, if they retain the house, then that has been a historic result, if they lose it, no biggie, they don’t have to deliver.

All shaking up to be very interesting.


#2515

I tell you guys…McConnell may LOOK like Jar-Jar Binks…but this guy is good…

He is on record as saying that after the Mid-Terms, the Republicans are going to fight hard to get Trump his Wall funding.

I take things Trump says with a grain of Salt…

McConnell? You best listen carefully to the guy when he speaks…


#2516

Anyone who thinks that the majority or minority leadership aren’t polished Machiavellian actors is kidding themselves. I think McConnell, Ryan, Schumer and Pelosi are all far cleverer than credited. Or, if not smart, politically savvy.


#2517

No question.

Love 'em or Hate 'em…they are good at what they do.


#2518

Electing a New Yorker shows that.


#2519

To be fair, throwing welfare at farmers doesn’t seem to be such a bad move.


#2520

They did reject a Chicagoan, to be fair.


#2521

A winning strategy, regardless of demographic.


#2522

I didn’t see her having to defend fart jokes in a freshman yearbook or being accused of 10-12 drugging gang rapes by some nut with a porno lawyer (with no evidence and no corroboration) in easily one of the lowest points of the Senate history.

That said, Kavenaugh actually authored an article stating his intent to not bring politics into his Court decisions, notwithstanding the partisan witch hunt he endured.


#2523

And you think he should get some sort of kudos for this?


#2524

Well yeah. It was basically a pinkie promise. That’s some serious shit.

As opposed to all of the other pols who told everyone ‘i plan to be partisan as hell, vote fa me’


#2525

If he does this, @Jewbacca…(and I’m not saying he won’t)…he has greater character than a large number of people.

It goes back to an age-old question…

Will this “partisan Witch Hunt” he went through ultimately push him to be partisan himself…or did it merely reveal something that was already there?

I think that after the shameful display put on by the DEMS, it’s going to be hard to know for sure.


#2526

Sorry, but I don’t believe in giving people kudos for meeting the absolute minimum requirement of their job. Bar’s a little higher than that for me.