Yes, of course. The Far Right thing.
That SENILE , LYING OLD BASTARD has ALREADY SAID that he is going to try to RAM THROUGH a Senate Confirmation vote on a replacement for Justice Ginsberg BEFORE THE ELECTION!!!! Never mind that he ALSO SAID in 2016 that there should be NO vote on a Supreme Court Replacement DURING AN ELECTION YEAR!!!! That was ONLY BECAUSE it was a DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT that had the chance to choose a new Justice.
NEVER FORGET HIS LYING AND DUPLICITY!! DITCH PUTIN’S BITCH MITCH 2020!!
Our fate is in their hands.
There’s blood in the water. The sharks are here.
not Mitch however 4 senators GOP said they would wait so there is hope
This is what we have to fear when a lunatic like Trump has a bunch of sleazy guys doing his dirty work. McConnell and Barr are going to make it next to impossible for the Dems to stop the appointment of another conservative Supreme Court justice.
We live in interesting times and I feel sorry for us.
McConnell is a malignant narcissist who has no more decency, empathy or concern for anything but himself in much the same category as Trump. The thought of replacing Ginsburg with someone like Ted Cruz or Tom Cotton, touted as possible nominees by Trump, is as disgusting as the replacement of Thurgood Marshall with Clarence Thomas or even worse.
Time for the Democrats to get serious about the courts. At ALL levels. If the republicans are going to use the courts for their sandbox it’s time to take them back. Vote blue, especially in your Senate race if you are voting for a Senator this cycle.
So, Dump, win or lose the November election, gets to choose another supreme court justice. And he’ll probably be another Roe hater, destined to put abortions into the back alleys of society. But, wait, I seem to remember Roberts was a strong conservative, a real Roe hater, but he sees Roe as being established law and not removable. Already, some of the other conservatives, like Gorsuch, have voted with the liberals. I remember one of our Repub presidents bemoaning some of Rehnquist’s decisions because he was supposed to be conservative.
The thing is that most of our justices, regardless of their brand, tend to judge each case as it stands. Sometimes the wording of the case plus the wording of the lower court’s decision guides the justices in their decisions. So it may seem, from time to time, that a justice has switched sides when all he/she has done is judged the case as it stands.
Am I worried about Dump’s next pick for the high court? A little, but not overly so.
You mean like he should reverse the democratic position he took the last time this happened?
I hope he gets paralyzed. And with his primo medical care, I hope he lives till age 100 in his diapers and wheelchair. Along with that eunuch anthropoid he sucks up to all the time.
Expect the new justice to be “sworn” in by Tuesday afternoon.
So, now their hypocrisy has a chance to sink them over one last judge, leaving little time to forget before the election.
A liar is not to be trusted, even when he tells the truth. Justice should know this; there is no reason to trust McConnell to do anything he says. Deeds, not words.
So, the next session of the Supreme Court begins in October with one of many cases already before it being whether the Affordable Care Act will be allowed to continue to exist. (I realize that Trump keeps saying they’re about to unveil the republican Health Plan – doesn’t anyone realize this is yet ANOTHER empty promise and that there really ISN’T a republican health plan and never WILL be – they don’t believe in giving anything to anybody!)
So Mitch has come up with an explanation for how this is completely different from 2016. I believe that’s what we call “ weasel words” down South!
The short-sighted GOP does not realize tha, when the pendulum swings the other way, they will not be able to argue against a “lame-duck” appointment by a Democratic President.
Starting Monday (sooner?) call just 5 Senators a day and say, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.” [Mitch McConnell, 2016]
McConnell has never done the right thing in his life, unless it was for the wrong reasons.
America is going to need a full healthy court to stop the whining when Democrats refuses to concede the butt wooping the Harris/Biden ticket is about to get. Trump isn’t going away until January 2025. It didn’t need to be this way, why o why did they run Uncle Joe, say it ain’t so. Democrats can ruin a wet dream.
Ha, he didn’t do that the first time. he has no honor or integrity. Moscow Mitch, only cares about power in his diminishing party.
Yes. The right thing. The correct thing. Placing another Justice who applies the Constitution on the SCOTUS.
Applying the document and its Amendments as WRITTEN, as INTENDED, is neither radical nor extreme. It is not Left Wing or Right Wing. It is the correct way for a Justice to behave.
The left loves to claim that the Constitution is a “living document” subject to situational interpretation based on the societal whims of the moment. And in fact, they are partially correct.
The Constitution CAN be changed. New rights CAN be created, and old practices CAN be eliminated. We call this the Amendment process. But it caters to great and sweeping movements, not to the latest fad or catch phrase. Dramatic change requires very broad consensus.
A good Judge or Justice understands that only the Legislative branch or the States can make new law. When a subject or issue is important enough to gain a SUPERMAJORITY, the Constitution can be changed. Has been changed 17 times since the founding. It is not impossible, but it must be supported by more than a thin simple majority.
One of the greatest strengths of our system is the safeguards that prevent tyranny by a majority. The SCOTUS was intended to enforce the safeguards our Constitution created. RGB was the queen of activist Justices. The embodiment of everything the founders did NOT want in a Justice. She and her “fellows” on the left view the Constitution as suggestions, at least when it does not support their views.
^Yeah, who needs equal rights?
People on the right are overjoyed that they can now have another “conservative” judge on the Supreme Court. But after four years of Trump, we know what conservatism means.
Conservatism is taking away affordable health insurance from millions of people during a pandemic.
Conservatism is ripping children away from the arms of mothers and putting them in cages and then losing them.
Conservatism is ignoring years of scientific evidence that chlorpyrifos caused neurological damage to children because Dow chemical gave millions to Trump’s campaign fund.
Conservatism is betraying your allies and supporting your enemies in the world. Even letting the Turks and Russians kill and rape the brave Kurds that were fighting on our side against ISIS.
Conservatism is dead chickens in the mail.
Conservatism is letting “Doctor Vagina” perform unwanted hysterectomies on incarcerated women because they were the wrong color.
Conservatism is a future polluted and hot planet inhospitable to human life because the former inhabitants of the most powerful country on the world were not capable of understanding basic science.
RGB was confirmed 42 days after she was nominated.
Last I heard, the President was elected for a four year term and Senators were elected for 6 year terms. I don’t recall, almost 4 years or almost 6 years.
McConnell is a slimy rat’s ass and that’s being insulting to the rat and the slime.
Isn’t what Barr is doing seditious?
As you well know Jeff, moscow-mitch wouldn’t know the right thing if it bit him on the A$$
Imagine the excellent opportunity for Trump and the GOP! Trump nominates himself, and the Senate Republicans ram it through. Trump gets a high position for life that he can use to avoid prosecution, stay in the limelight, and keep his grifting going strong. Republicans get a patsy whom they know they can manipulate to vote how they want on every case. Neither of them have to face the embarrassment of Trump losing to Biden. Trumpers get to cheer and jeer. It’s winning, Trump style!
Hold it, Justice isn’t blind . . . . she can see the thief that’s selling America. Now we need the Attorney General to “Lock Him Up” ! . . .Lock him up, lock him up, lock him up.
What Mr. President ? Oh, okay. Re-elect Mitch, re-elect Mitch, re-elect Mitch.
I wonder if the new appointee will have to swear the loyalty oath to the Orange Man!!!!
It’s a shame the USA doesn’t have the Separation of Powers doctrine in place which means Government, the Judiciary and Law are all independent of each other and one cannot interfere with another. First thing Trump did when he got in was obstructed justice and has been doing so ever since. If the Law has any sense or morality they will hit him hard for what he has done.
He forgot to have McConnell flipping her off.
A republican’t doing the right thing? Are you delusional!?
I always go back to the comment that Barack Obama made: “…You mean it took you THIS LONG to see that Donald Trump is not the man for this job???” Especially NOW since this maniac has caused all this grief and practically all but destroyed this country with his “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” bullcrap??
No, they won’t appoint a new Supreme Court judge before November 3rd. It could hurt their reelection bids. But that certainly tops the list of the damage they are going to do between November and January. It’s going to be a very bad couple of months.
Remember St. Ronald of Reagan’s “Axis of Evil” We now have a new one…Trump, Barr. McConnell…Dark Days.
Maybe whatever he thinks is the right thing – hence, surely the wrong thing. But the FAR Right thing..Mitch is the single most catastrophic “thing” to come out of Alabama. Makes George Wallace look damn near decent..
John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are dead, and Yurtle McTurtle is still breathing and moving. Sigh……