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    RBG dead at 87

    Justice Ginsburg died this evening.

    I didnít know she was that ill with cancer. I figured she would chug along a while longer.

    I doubt the Democrats are gonna let President Trump choose her successor.

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    Things are going to get worse in America now. Rob

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    If you don’t think the Dems would be acting the same way if parties were reversed, you are sadly mistaken.

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    Devastating for women in this country.

    Mitch McConnell has already reversed his position statement declared in February of 2016. Double standards and lying are prolific among the Reds!

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    McConnell wouldn’t let Obama choose a justice 10 months before the election and a moderate Republican at that. No democrats wouldn’t be trying this crap. She was awesome and it’s really sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    McConnell wouldn’t let Obama choose a justice 10 months before the election and a moderate Republican at that. No democrats wouldn’t be trying this crap. She was awesome and it’s really sad.
    Oh we both know Harry Reid would have done the same if given the opportunity and I believe if you went back to Biden's time in the Senate it was he that suggested that a split White House/Senate shouldn't confirm. This White House/Senate are not split.

    The really interesting thing now will be watching those of you who were adamant that McConnell should allow confirmation hearings 4 years ago reverse course and become even more adamant that he shouldn't. Politics may be a nasty business but it's endlessly entertaining.
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    It seems to me that we should play by the rules that were set in 2016. For the republicans to do otherwise would be pure hypocrisy. I realize, of course, that Moscow Mitch, not to mention all but one of the current republican senators, has absolutely no morals or ethics so I fully expect a nominee by the end of the week and a vote on that nominee a few hours later.

    The only way the above wonít play out is if enough of the endangered and currently up for re-election republicans senators say Ďpump the brakes on the Lada Mitch! I canít do something this hypocritical and high profile and still have a chance of winning re-election.í

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    I think conservative commentator Charlie Sykes got it about right in his tweet:

    Political fallout from quick nomination:

    1. Firm up conservative base.
    2. Give anti-anti-Trumpers the cover they have been yearning for.
    3. Mobilize Democrats in a way that Biden alone never could.
    4. Kill GOP among suburban women.

    Long term fallout for court. Much worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Long term fallout for court. Much worse.
    I actually think the court is harmed by activist judges such as RBG since activism politicizes the court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I actually think the court is harmed by activist judges such as RBG since activism politicizes the court.
    Iíd love to hear where she was an activist rather than following the constitution.

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