Senate unlikely to confirm an Obama Supreme Court nominee

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    Feb 13, 2016 11:57 PM GMT
    Wasn't it Obama who said elections have consequences?

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/02/13/senate-unlikely-confirm-obama-supreme-court-nominee/80351274/
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:00 AM GMT
    Late breaking news Senate says no new nominees will be confirmed.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:22 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness saidWasn't it Obama who said elections have consequences?

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/02/13/senate-unlikely-confirm-obama-supreme-court-nominee/80351274/


    Yep. It appears Mitch McConnell is going to do the right thing for once.


    Good! I heard Donald Trump say he'd rescind Obama's executive orders within 10 minutes of taking the oath of office.

    Can he do that? Does that mean a President Trump would set up a table on the inaugural dais....so he could reverse the Obama reign of terror, he as ex-President looks on?
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:25 AM GMT
    McConnell: 'New president' should name Scalia's successor
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4754351896001/mcconnell-new-president-should-name-scalias-successor/?intcmp=hpbt1#sp=show-clips
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:28 AM GMT
    Just imaging the comments from the left at the Senate refusal to approve an Obama nominee:

    Racist
    Fascist
    Un-American
    Nazi
    Hitler-like
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:33 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Just imaging the comments from the left at the Senate refusal to approve an Obama nominee:

    Racist
    Fascist
    Un-American
    Nazi
    Hitler-like

    The same charges Republicans would make if a Republican President was blocked by enough Democrats for HIS Supreme Court nominee.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:35 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidMcConnell: 'New president' should name Scalia's successor
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4754351896001/mcconnell-new-president-should-name-scalias-successor/?intcmp=hpbt1#sp=show-clips


    Grassley head of the Judiciary Cmte has also just come out saying the post won't be filled this year. Via MSNBC who are hopping mad about it! icon_lol.gif


    Smart move. Election day is less than 9 months away, and the senators will be busy running for office, etc.

    Sorry liberals. Time is just not on your side.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:37 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness saidJust imaging the comments from the left at the Senate refusal to approve an Obama nominee:

    Racist
    Fascist
    Un-American
    Nazi
    Hitler-like


    Yep, and "unconstitutional" is being bandied about in the Scalia topic in the All Things Gay forum.

    Apparently political topics CAN be posted in the All Things Gay forum. I shall have to keep that in mind for the future.

    There is a possible innocent explanation to the post being there, even from a long time RJ member. That folder is the default and you have to remember to change it. I'm thinking the thread originator, excited enough to post in all upper case, was too emotionally involved and excited to remember that detail. Just a possibility.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:43 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness saidMcConnell: 'New president' should name Scalia's successor
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4754351896001/mcconnell-new-president-should-name-scalias-successor/?intcmp=hpbt1#sp=show-clips


    Grassley head of the Judiciary Cmte has also just come out saying the post won't be filled this year. Via MSNBC who are hopping mad about it! icon_lol.gif

    In addition to Grassley, a number of others including GOP Presidential candidates have said same. The numbers should help McConnell borrow a spine so he doesn't cower to the Dems this time.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:47 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness saidJust imaging the comments from the left at the Senate refusal to approve an Obama nominee:

    Racist
    Fascist
    Un-American
    Nazi
    Hitler-like


    Yep, and "unconstitutional" is being bandied about in the Scalia topic in the All Things Gay forum.

    Apparently political topics CAN be posted in the All Things Gay forum. I shall have to keep that in mind for the future.

    There is a possible innocent explanation to the post being there, even from a long time RJ member. That folder is the default and you have to remember to change it. I'm thinking the thread originator, excited enough to post in all upper case, was too emotionally involved and excited to remember that detail. Just a possibility.


    There's some risk in Borking the nominee. Could make it more likely that we lose the Senate and presidency. Then president Sanders could nominate a far more leftist jurist.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:50 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    socalfitness said
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness saidJust imaging the comments from the left at the Senate refusal to approve an Obama nominee:

    Racist
    Fascist
    Un-American
    Nazi
    Hitler-like


    Yep, and "unconstitutional" is being bandied about in the Scalia topic in the All Things Gay forum.

    Apparently political topics CAN be posted in the All Things Gay forum. I shall have to keep that in mind for the future.

    There is a possible innocent explanation to the post being there, even from a long time RJ member. That folder is the default and you have to remember to change it. I'm thinking the thread originator, excited enough to post in all upper case, was too emotionally involved and excited to remember that detail. Just a possibility.

    There's some risk in Borking the nominee. Could make it more likely that we lose the Senate and presidency. They president Sanders could nominate a far more leftist justw

    I don't think it will have an impact. Even Dems believe no chance Sanders would be elected or even get the nomination. More likely Biden will be nominee.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:53 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness said
    freedomisntfree said
    socalfitness said
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness saidJust imaging the comments from the left at the Senate refusal to approve an Obama nominee:

    Racist
    Fascist
    Un-American
    Nazi
    Hitler-like


    Yep, and "unconstitutional" is being bandied about in the Scalia topic in the All Things Gay forum.

    Apparently political topics CAN be posted in the All Things Gay forum. I shall have to keep that in mind for the future.

    There is a possible innocent explanation to the post being there, even from a long time RJ member. That folder is the default and you have to remember to change it. I'm thinking the thread originator, excited enough to post in all upper case, was too emotionally involved and excited to remember that detail. Just a possibility.

    There's some risk in Borking the nominee. Could make it more likely that we lose the Senate and presidency. They president Sanders could nominate a far more leftist justw

    I don't think it will have an impact. Even Dems believe no chance Sanders would be elected or even get the nomination. More likely Biden will be nominee.

    Yep, better to just say "no" right now and it will be forgotten by the public. If they went through the process of rejecting nominees through the next few months, it keeps the story in front of the public.

    Exactly - just sit on any nominee. The tantrums will fade from the news cycles and the public will become bored and focus on other stuff.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:57 AM GMT
    I'm surprised by the immediate obstinance, unless it's a strategy. From a conservative perspective, in these circumstances the best bet would be to consider a moderate nominee from Obama now. I doubt Trump would nominate an ideologue but both Sanders and Clinton undoubtedly would. If Obama nominates someone now without an agenda, the great majority in the middle would sigh in relief; myself included.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:59 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    freedomisntfree said
    socalfitness said
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness saidJust imaging the comments from the left at the Senate refusal to approve an Obama nominee:

    Racist
    Fascist
    Un-American
    Nazi
    Hitler-like


    Yep, and "unconstitutional" is being bandied about in the Scalia topic in the All Things Gay forum.

    Apparently political topics CAN be posted in the All Things Gay forum. I shall have to keep that in mind for the future.

    There is a possible innocent explanation to the post being there, even from a long time RJ member. That folder is the default and you have to remember to change it. I'm thinking the thread originator, excited enough to post in all upper case, was too emotionally involved and excited to remember that detail. Just a possibility.

    There's some risk in Borking the nominee. Could make it more likely that we lose the Senate and presidency. They president Sanders could nominate a far more leftist justw

    I don't think it will have an impact. Even Dems believe no chance Sanders would be elected or even get the nomination. More likely Biden will be nominee.


    Biden has got to get on state ballets and quickly. If he does everyone will know. We need to wrap this up one way or another. I don't want to repeat 1972 - 1974. To hard on the economy and everything else.
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:02 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidBiden has got to get on state ballets and quickly. If he does everyone will know. We need to wrap this up one way or another. I don't want to repeat 1972 - 1974. To hard on the economy and everything else.

    Some analysts say the rules could be modified in extraordinary circumstances if Biden did need to step in.
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:03 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    wild_sky360 saidI'm surprised by the immediate obstinance, unless it's a strategy. From a conservative perspective, in these circumstances the best bet would be to consider a moderate nominee from Obama now. I doubt Trump would nominate an ideologue but both Sanders and Clinton undoubtedly would. If Obama nominates someone now without an agenda, the great majority in the middle would sigh in relief; myself included.

    Obama would NEVER nominate anyone but a radical leftist like himself.

    Nothing precludes considering a nominee in the extremely unlikely event that Obama nominated someone acceptable to the Senate majority.
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:12 AM GMT
    Look at the rj conservatives running scared. The senate and the house blocking President Obama's right to nominate a replacement for the high court will ensure a democrat in the White House in 2016.This rationale will settled by democrats and independents going to the polls in droves...you heard it here first.
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    mybud saidLook at the rj conservatives running scared. The senate and the house blocking President Obama's right to nominate a replacement for the high court will ensure a democrat in the White House in 2016.This rationale will settled by democrats and independents going to the polls in droves...you heard it here first.

    Pure nonsense. Look who is running scared. The Democratic Party is in disarray for obvious reasons. Most say country on wrong track. Keeping same party in the WH very unlikely.
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:15 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    socalfitness said
    freedomisntfree said
    socalfitness said
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness saidJust imaging the comments from the left at the Senate refusal to approve an Obama nominee:

    Racist
    Fascist
    Un-American
    Nazi
    Hitler-like


    Yep, and "unconstitutional" is being bandied about in the Scalia topic in the All Things Gay forum.

    Apparently political topics CAN be posted in the All Things Gay forum. I shall have to keep that in mind for the future.

    There is a possible innocent explanation to the post being there, even from a long time RJ member. That folder is the default and you have to remember to change it. I'm thinking the thread originator, excited enough to post in all upper case, was too emotionally involved and excited to remember that detail. Just a possibility.

    There's some risk in Borking the nominee. Could make it more likely that we lose the Senate and presidency. They president Sanders could nominate a far more leftist justw

    I don't think it will have an impact. Even Dems believe no chance Sanders would be elected or even get the nomination. More likely Biden will be nominee.


    Biden has got to get on state ballets and quickly. If he does everyone will know. We need to wrap this up one way or another. I don't want to repeat 1972 - 1974. To hard on the economy and everything else.


    This is turning into a disaster for the democrats. Biden makes the most sense, but he knows Obama is leaving a mess...$20 trillion debt, foreign policy disasters, etc....so maybe not up to it. The rank and file are nuts about un-electable Sanders. And the donors have too much invested to give up on Hillary, regardless of her scandals. Hmm...not a deep bench.
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:20 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    mybud saidLook at the rj conservatives running scared. The senate and the house blocking President Obama's right to nominate a replacement for the high court will ensure a democrat in the White House in 2016.This rationale will settled by democrats and independents going to the polls in droves...you heard it here first.


    Gawd. You are the stupidest elbow I've ever seen. The "house" has nothing to do with SCOTUS nominees.
    And the cheap hair dye makes you look like Rose on the Golden girls.
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:20 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    wild_sky360 saidI'm surprised by the immediate obstinance, unless it's a strategy. From a conservative perspective, in these circumstances the best bet would be to consider a moderate nominee from Obama now. I doubt Trump would nominate an ideologue but both Sanders and Clinton undoubtedly would. If Obama nominates someone now without an agenda, the great majority in the middle would sigh in relief; myself included.


    Obama would NEVER nominate anyone but a radical leftist like himself.

    If he wants to succeed in the current environment he would have to. It's the only way to outflank the procedure to delay.

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    Feb 14, 2016 1:22 AM GMT
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    southbeach1500 said
    mybud saidLook at the rj conservatives running scared. The senate and the house blocking President Obama's right to nominate a replacement for the high court will ensure a democrat in the White House in 2016.This rationale will settled by democrats and independents going to the polls in droves...you heard it here first.

    Gawd. You are the stupidest elbow I've ever seen. The "house" has nothing to do with SCOTUS nominees.
    And the cheap hair dye makes you look like Rose on the Golden girls.

    Typical example when an ignorant liberal is exposed. Make personal attacks. I think he's a teacher. Doesn't that explain how our schools are seriously lacking?
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:24 AM GMT
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    southbeach1500 said
    wild_sky360 saidI'm surprised by the immediate obstinance, unless it's a strategy. From a conservative perspective, in these circumstances the best bet would be to consider a moderate nominee from Obama now. I doubt Trump would nominate an ideologue but both Sanders and Clinton undoubtedly would. If Obama nominates someone now without an agenda, the great majority in the middle would sigh in relief; myself included.

    Obama would NEVER nominate anyone but a radical leftist like himself.

    If he wants to succeed in the current environment he would have to. It's the only way to outflank the procedure to delay.

    He's never demonstrated anything other than being a combative ideologue, so I doubt he considers success the way most would.
  • wild_sky360

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    Feb 14, 2016 1:24 AM GMT
    Honestly, what conservative here would really like a Scalia wannabe replacement. He never belonged on that court in the first place. I want someone who supports the constitution and holds back the loonie agendas on both the left and the right.
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:27 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    wild_sky360 said
    southbeach1500 said
    wild_sky360 saidI'm surprised by the immediate obstinance, unless it's a strategy. From a conservative perspective, in these circumstances the best bet would be to consider a moderate nominee from Obama now. I doubt Trump would nominate an ideologue but both Sanders and Clinton undoubtedly would. If Obama nominates someone now without an agenda, the great majority in the middle would sigh in relief; myself included.

    Obama would NEVER nominate anyone but a radical leftist like himself.

    If he wants to succeed in the current environment he would have to. It's the only way to outflank the procedure to delay.

    He's never demonstrated anything other than being a combative ideologue, so I doubt he considers success the way most would.

    No argument on his temperament here but a certain pragmatism has to be considered in this circumstance. He's already made a mark on the court twice.