Kavanaugh: This is NOT okay

Jets

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#6
If he upholds the law, but doesn't personally feel gay marriage should be legitimate, does it rule him out for the Supreme Court?
That’s the catch 22 when anyone is asked to contrast their own personal beliefs vs legal application. It seems people tend to object based on what the issue is and/or which side they fall on.

My two cents...
 
Jul 2013
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#7
If he upholds the law, but doesn't personally feel gay marriage should be legitimate, does it rule him out for the Supreme Court?
I agree with "The Rude Pundit"
It goes without saying that, in this fight and the Gorsuch fight, Democrats were playing catch-up for the mistakes they made in not blowing up the Senate over the Republicans' refusal to even consider the nomination by Barack Obama of Merrick Garland in 2016. By putting up only a relatively minor fuss with the hope that Hillary Clinton would be elected and thus would put more liberals on the court, Democrats gambled and lost hugely. Of course, they were also hoping that, post-election, Republicans would be honorable in their actions, and that fuckin' unicorn was murdered sometime around 2009, if not before.

Republicans were never going to be honorable. They were going to fuck shit up and then pretend that Democrats did it first, always going back to the Robert Bork hearings and vote in 1987, always forgetting that Bork had six Republicans vote against his nomination (and that Democrats were in control of the Senate). When Harriet Miers had to withdraw her nomination in 2005, Republicans were in the majority in the Senate. So where is the blame there?

Besides, Republicans kept talking about the sanctity of the process when every fucking one of those pricks blocked Garland's nomination, even when they admitted he was totally qualified. The worst was querulous worm Lindsey Graham, who had the audacity to say to Democrats, "You had a chance and you lost. If you want to pick judges from your way of thinking you better win an election." This bitch-faced cockscab had no problem preventing President Obama from appointing judges. Jesus, what life must be like for these jackoffs with their heads pressed so hard on Mitch McConnell's anus that they can't breathe.

So what are Democrats to do? We could fight now, however useless the battle. Hell, push Republicans to say stupid shit, like Sasse whining that pro-choice protesters are "hysterical," and use it in ads. Get Kavanaugh on record saying that he won't recuse himself from cases that involve Trump personally. One senator could make a big show, like refuse to stop talking until he or she is dragged out by security. Or all of them could just refuse to participate. Walk the fuck out and flip off the majority. Fuck, that's way more interesting than watching Republicans circle jerk around Kavanaugh as they drool over a future where women die from unsafe, illegal abortions and environmental regulations are ground into asbestos dust.

Or you could think ahead. And that's where you gotta get fucking badass. What if Democrats issued a statement saying that, if they get a majority or one or both chambers of Congress, they will launch an investigation of the records that were kept from them? That they will crawl into the asses of every judge appointed by Trump and, if they find any reason to, have them charged with contempt or perjury for the answers given under oath? For instance, you know, like Kavanaugh seems to have done in 2006. And that if they get enough Democrats elected, they will impeach and remove from the bench any Supreme Court justices appointed by Trump because Republicans have so tainted the process?

Can they do all that? Who the fuck cares? You think Republicans wonder if they can get away with shit before they do it? They fuckin' do it and let the chips fall where they may. If they wreck something on the way, then they say it deserved wrecking.

Playing nice has lost us the Supreme Court. You wanna get it back? Stop playing and start behaving like there are lives at stake.
The Rude Pundit
 
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I agree with "The Rude Pundit"

The Rude Pundit
So nuke process, decorum, proper procedure, precedent and just hold your breath and not allow him to get seated on the Bench?

Bad form, and the voters would take it out on the Democratic Party's ass. Not that I would mind seeing that, but it comes off as offensive, boorish and obstructionist. That didn't help Schumer the first time he tried it. The Schumer shutdown was a calamity.
 
Jul 2013
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So nuke process, decorum, proper procedure, precedent and just hold your breath and not allow him to get seated on the Bench?

Bad form, and the voters would take it out on the Democratic Party's ass. Not that I would mind seeing that, but it comes off as offensive, boorish and obstructionist. That didn't help Schumer the first time he tried it. The Schumer shutdown was a calamity.
After the Merrick Garland fiasco, who gives a shit what Republicans think, pay back is a bitch, and the GOP has earned a shit load of payback, and are earning more every single day...see you in November...
 

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