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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    There used to be. You need to pay attention.
    There never was. Conservatives lie when it suits them.
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    The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves.

    That Is All.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    There never was. Conservatives lie when it suits them.
    Criminy, crepitus, in response to your earlier outburst, I quoted Biden's speech on court nominations with an election coming up. That, Biden, is the source of what's called the Biden Rule.



    More: Joe Biden Argued for Delaying Supreme Court Picks in 1992, Joe Biden explains why Senate Republicans citing the 'Biden rule' is 'ridiculous', Schumer Demands Congress Use 'Biden Rule' in Choosing Kennedy Replacement.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripmeister View Post
    I've always been surprised that the strict Constitutionalists would be for anything than what the Constitution says and that is the sitting POTUS should nominate and the Senate should consider it.
    Advise and consent is more than just consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Advise and consent is more than just consideration.
    True but doing nothing but stonewalling I don't think is what they had in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Mitch McConnell Refuses To Rule Out Senate Confirming A Supreme Court Pick In 2020

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been peddling a new story about his decision to block President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in 2016.

    McConnell declined to allow any hearings on Garland after Obama chose him in March 2016 as his pick for the high court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The Senate leader claimed the vacancy shouldn’t be filled in the months leading up to a presidential election, citing historical precedent.


    But on Sunday, McConnell offered a revised version of his reasoning and refused to say he wouldn’t push for confirmation of a potential Supreme Court nominee from President Donald Trump in 2020.

    Discussing Brett Kavanaugh’s Saturday confirmation to the court, Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked McConnell to respond to a clip of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) slamming the Kentucky lawmaker’s handling of the Garland nomination.

    “We didn’t attack Merrick Garland’s background and try to destroy him,” McConnell responded on “Fox News Sunday.” “We simply followed the tradition in America, which is that if you have... a Senate of a different party than the president you don’t fill a vacancy created in a presidential year. That went all the way back to 1888.”


    Wallace, picking up on McConnell’s revised version of his rationale for blocking Garland, pressed him on his mention of party difference.


    “When you blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination from President Obama, you basically said that we don’t do this in a presidential election year, and that we wait until the election and then whoever the people choose (for the White House), they get to pick the Supreme Court nominee,” Wallace said. “But what you just said now was it’s a question of whether or not the party in control of the Senate is different than the president.”

    “If Donald Trump were to name somebody in the final year of his first term in 2020, are you saying that you would go ahead with that nomination?” he asked McConnell.

    McConnell danced around the inquiry, pointing again to the Senate’s voting record in the 1880s. When Wallace tried to ask the question again, McConnell interrupted him: “The answer to your question is we’ll see whether there’s a vacancy in 2020.”


    Later Sunday, CBS News’ John Dickerson continued to grill McConnell about his reason for blocking Garland’s nomination.


    “Your decision to block Merrick Garland is something [Democrats] see as having kicked off a new stage in the partisanship associated with Supreme Court nominees,” Dickerson said on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”


    McConnell claimed again that he had been merely following historical precedent, but Dickerson challenged him on the facts.

    “John you are not listening to me,” McConnell said. “The history is exactly as I told you.” Dickerson responded that they “have a disagreement about the history.”

    The Republican senator’s remarks on Sunday echoed his response to reporters a day earlier when asked a similar question about a potential 2020 Supreme Court nominee.

    “We’ll see what it looks like in 2020,” McConnell said.



    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b028e1fe3e6eab




    And we just know that if the parties were or are ever switched the Democrats will act totally different, right? IF Dems hold the Senate in 2020 and Trump picks a candidate to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate Dems will interview him/her, hold the hearings and take the vote, correct? They'd only do that if they were absolutely positive they had the NO vote in the bag. otherwise they'd do exactly what Mc'Connell did. You know it and I know it. As a matter of fact Joe Biden as chair of the Judicial Committee a decade or so ago recommended the same thing Mc'Connell did. The situation just never came to fact.
    Last edited by Robo; 10-14-2018 at 05:43 PM.
    Government is force by definition and corruption by nature. The Bigger the government the greater the force and the greater the corruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripmeister View Post
    I've always been surprised that the strict Constitutionalists would be for anything than what the Constitution says and that is the sitting POTUS should nominate and the Senate should consider it.
    The Constitution doesn't say WHEN it should be considered. I'd be willing to bet that if the Democrats take the Senate in this midterm, and hold it through however long Trump is President, they'll never confirm another Trump candidate as long as he's President. You wantta see some low-life Senate back stabbing and payback, just watch the Democrats act if they ever get the chance. They have no stoop too low to shove it up anybody's ass. They proved that with Kavanaugh.
    Government is force by definition and corruption by nature. The Bigger the government the greater the force and the greater the corruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    There is no such thing as "the Biden rule". Lying does no one any good. I would have thought you'd figured that out by now.
    Go to Youtube and type in "The Biden Rule" and see what comes up. I've seen the video evidence of the Biden Rule.
    Government is force by definition and corruption by nature. The Bigger the government the greater the force and the greater the corruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I will simply make the following prediction. Assuming that Trump is still the President in 2020, should he then be given the opportunity to appoint another Supreme Court justice and the Democrats hold the Senate, there isn't one chance in a thousand that his candidate will be so much as acknowledged. Should the Republicans still have a Senate majority in that situation and they attempt to push an appointee through, what happens next will make the Kavanaugh hearings seem like a rerun of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
    It only takes about 3 seconds to come up with that opinion. It's an automatic no-brainer. It's called "Swamp Politics."
    Government is force by definition and corruption by nature. The Bigger the government the greater the force and the greater the corruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    It would be nice to have a Supreme Court which ensures our law makers do not exceed their constitutional authority.
    They already have countless times!
    Government is force by definition and corruption by nature. The Bigger the government the greater the force and the greater the corruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robo View Post
    They already have countless times!
    They need to continue that.

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