Packing the Court Commie Threat

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    The switch in time that saved nine.......

    Another Communist Roberts was involved in that one.
     
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    when don't they threaten to implament a radical something I mean they are pro socialist trying to remove your rights and make the tax payers pay for the world to have heath care , while at the same time open the boarders of the country to anyone at any time and all while again the tax paying citizens foot the bill yea Id say they are radical enough let them get mad for a change watch them pop a few brain cells for a while , oh and they are willingly backed and funded by terrorist groups killing citizens what does a political party have to do before they are shot for treason ? or at least get charged for a crime anything . Trump should do it and push the dims while laughing directly in there faces I would anounce my pick today to hell with waiting , and while nancy was giving another speach on her bluster run up behind her and point and laugh at her gust for shits and giggles .
     
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    This isn’t even news. They have been doing it for years. What has them pissed is trump is doing exactly that too, but he has taken advantage of Obama and the rest of the Democrats thinking another Hillary would be the next president and left seats open. They got lazy with their agenda, a classic mistake of overconfidence. All they are saying with this is that they have gotten religion again. Nothing surprising.
     
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    Wouldn't this be a good thing? It'll end up with both parties invalidating the court in a few presidential terms by constantly stacking the court. It's not like they've done anything but legislate and ignoring the sacred texts anyways.

    Eventually every American will be a Supreme Court justice. I wouldn't mind a free gavel and a black silk robe.
     

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    Regardless what side you are on, everyone should be pissed about this. Why? Because gov is so ineffective now it’s useless. What does happen on the daily is largely a result of things governing themselves. Think about it, it’s always back and forth to the point where what anyone does it’s just undone later and was just a waste of time. How does it do any good if one group does something only to have it removed a short time later, then reinstated, then removed. It’s constantly back and forth to the point where nothing really gets done. The only ones that win are the ones that get paid for basically doing nothing. At the core, our system needs some major major revamping. Clearly, what we have is t working. Perhaps this is a result of them no longer following the rules the founders set or because of something else but it’s clearly in need of repair on many levels and the late majority of people don’t give a shit.
     
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    The federal government is largely LAWLESS. They have no consequences. Until they suffer heavy penalty for these types of actions, they will continue to run amok. Try as we may, to elect decent folks, WE THE PEOPLE keep getting screwed. I'll keep voting, but the vote is a weak tool, these days.
     

    Srgt. Hulka

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    "As President Trump moves to nominate a candidate to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, there are a growing number of Democrats threatening to implement a radical strategy and pack the Supreme Court if they take control of the White House and the Senate."

    Radical strategy? What? That's not a radical strategy, that's SOP for either side. Problem is, Obama couldn't get a supreme court nomination without murdering a Supreme Court Justice. Screw the Democrats. Get that seat filled ASAP.
     

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    Regardless what side you are on, everyone should be pissed about this. Why? Because gov is so ineffective now it’s useless. What does happen on the daily is largely a result of things governing themselves. Think about it, it’s always back and forth to the point where what anyone does it’s just undone later and was just a waste of time. How does it do any good if one group does something only to have it removed a short time later, then reinstated, then removed. It’s constantly back and forth to the point where nothing really gets done. The only ones that win are the ones that get paid for basically doing nothing. At the core, our system needs some major major revamping. Clearly, what we have is t working. Perhaps this is a result of them no longer following the rules the founders set or because of something else but it’s clearly in need of repair on many levels and the late majority of people don’t give a shit.
    A good start would be:
    1) term limits (though this wouldn't address the tit-for-tat lawmaking directly)
    2) balanced budget amendment
    3) No special treatment for Congress and staff (if you pass obamacare, you have to take it too). Social security exceptions, you name it.
    4) Any bill to be voted on cannot exceed the word count of The Constitution - we founded a whole country on the Constitution, does a bill need to be larger?
    5) Clean up the lobbying. If one is involved in past 10 years with being an employee of Gov't, they cannot lobby. That gives almost 2 senate terms to distance their contacts.
    6) Civil Servant reform - I've worked in this environment and it was truly disgusting to see the abuses. And these folks I worked with supposedly are smart - STEM, not the paper chasers. I see the abuse daily from my neighbor who's working from home, but outside my window playing with kids, painting bookshelves, etc.
    7) Maybe this is the key. Go to a more Texas style session. Granted, not every 2 years, but maybe Congress can only be in session 3 months (consecutive) a year unless a special session is called by POTUS, and that special session can be no more than 1 month. And, maybe a constitutional amendment for this as well. That'd be a game-changer.

    Just thoughts, none of which will be experimented with, let alone passed. Of all the ones I mentioned that'd help the most probably: 1,2,3,7.
     

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    I think not fixing the number of judges on the SC was a huge error of the founders. It's a scummy approach to this for sure. I have a feeling there will be hell to pay from Mitch if they do a stunt like that.

    If they want to bitch about the number of liberal judges on the court they can have Roberts for all I care. Provided we get an originalist to replace RBG.
     
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    I think not fixing the number of judges on the SC was a huge error of the founders. It's a scummy approach to this for sure. I have a feeling there will be hell to pay from Mitch if they do a stunt like that.

    If they want to bitch about the number of liberal judges on the court they can have Roberts for all I care. Provided we get an originalist to replace RBG.
    They already have Roberts. Somebody has some serious dirt on Roberts. He's already compromised, so we can depend on nothing from him.
     

    Disfunctional_Engineer

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    They already have Roberts. Somebody has some serious dirt on Roberts. He's already compromised, so we can depend on nothing from him.
    I know that, I'm just saying we can make it official so they don't feel as much loss? 🤷‍♂️

    Who knows, supposedly there's a law suit to get the roster from Epstien's flights made public. I know precisely shit about shit but it's an interesting point of speculation in the most literal conspiracy theory sense.
     
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    Regardless what side you are on, everyone should be pissed about this. Why? Because gov is so ineffective now it’s useless. What does happen on the daily is largely a result of things governing themselves. Think about it, it’s always back and forth to the point where what anyone does it’s just undone later and was just a waste of time. How does it do any good if one group does something only to have it removed a short time later, then reinstated, then removed. It’s constantly back and forth to the point where nothing really gets done. The only ones that win are the ones that get paid for basically doing nothing. At the core, our system needs some major major revamping. Clearly, what we have is t working. Perhaps this is a result of them no longer following the rules the founders set or because of something else but it’s clearly in need of repair on many levels and the late majority of people don’t give a shit.
    America's Government, virtually one and all, work for Billionaires and Oligarchs. We are living in a failed state because our Government has failed the people. Vote how the fuck you want - all of them work for the .01% and they want America's wealth. They want yer 401K, your SS, your savings, your home, your kids college fund...they want Americas wealth. And they are gonna get it no matter how you vote, what you think/want, or your political affiliations.

    The Republic is failing and the Government needs to be fixed/replaced.

    VooDoo
     
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    America's Government, virtually one and all, work for Billionaires and Oligarchs. We are living in a failed state because our Government has failed the people. Vote how the fuck you want - all of them work for the .01% and they want America's wealth. They want yer 401K, your SS, your savings, your home, your kids college fund...they want Americas wealth. And they are gonna get it no matter how you vote, what you think/want, or your political affiliations.

    The Republic is failing and the Government needs to be fixed/replaced.

    VooDoo
    When do we get started?
     

    Vodoun daVinci

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    Started at What? We have no options....we think we will vote our asses out of this mess but our Government is owned and operated by people who have all the money and power.

    Buckle up.

    VooDoo
     
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    They'd do it regardless if given the chance.

    The only difference here is, now they're threatening us like they've been taking the high road or some shit all this time. Meanwhile, they'd just continue with their bullshit 'this is the best way forward for Americans' and jam in whatever liberal disaster they could.

    Its the same thing.
     

    srtsam

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    i think its important to remember a few things about the dimocrats
    1. fuck them
    2. fuck them
    3. fuck them
    they will fuck us given the opportunity and turn the country into CA or NY where there is no coming back short of a war.
     

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    They'd do it regardless if given the chance.

    The only difference here is, now they're threatening us like they've been taking the high road or some shit all this time. Meanwhile, they'd just continue with their bullshit 'this is the best way forward for Americans' and jam in whatever liberal disaster they could.

    Its the same thing.
    Exactly this. We already know they will do it, because they have already done it in the past.

    They are threatening us with a forgone conclusion.
     

    vh20

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    They'd do it regardless if given the chance.

    The only difference here is, now they're threatening us like they've been taking the high road or some shit all this time. Meanwhile, they'd just continue with their bullshit 'this is the best way forward for Americans' and jam in whatever liberal disaster they could.

    Its the same thing.
    I was just going to type, "Spoiler Alert - They're going to do it anyway." But you fleshed it out a bit more. They have proven they'll do ANYTHING they can get away with, and threatening Trump with this against his making a nomination is like a thug who points a gun at you and says, "Your wallet or your life," knowing all the while that he's going to pull the trigger on you the instant you hand it over.
     

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    You are correct this is a no loss situation.

    Next move set the court at nine.
     
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    I can't remember if I have memory loss or not iether.
     

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    "Elections have consequences"- B. Obama 2010

    Until conservatives/republicans can get together to keep the libs and dems out of office we will have to deal with the Dem/Lib bullshit.
    If the republicans cannot get their shit together they may become the new third party when the Librials like AOC splinter off from the democrat's and elections become a race between democrat's and liberal socialist.

    Republicans cannot stick together like the Dems do. We already have 2 republican Senators saying that they will not vote is there is a new SC nomination by Trump, that is pure horseshit.
     

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