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Monday, September 21, 2020

Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said he is calling on the Senate to vote on a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, reversing the 2016 stand he and his fellow Republicans made to block the confirmation hearing of President Barack Obama's pick for the high court in an election year.



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The Republicans are mostly all just proving themselves to be utter hypocrites. I honestly think they are actually going to help the Democrats win this election because Americans can clearly see what partisan hacks they really are.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-21 09:36 AM | Reply

"Pick me! Pick me!"

What a 'ho

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-09-21 09:53 AM | Reply

January 2021... Dems pack the Supreme Court to 13

February 2021... California becomes 3 states

March 2021... Washington DC becomes a state

April 2021... Trump goes on trial for tax evasion.

May 2021... green new deal

And to finish it off might as well legalize weed.

All we need for this is good voter turnout.

Like Trump says... " bring it on"

#3 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-09-21 09:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#3 | Posted by 503jc69

That is a work of Fiction through and through.

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-09-21 11:39 AM | Reply

No mention by Cruz regarding how he advocated permanently denying Hillary any SCOTUS appointments if she had won in 2016.

His current hypocritical legal gymnastics aside, Cruz is advocating blatant disregard for the appointment power of the presidency when it rests in Dem hands. That is where the Repubs are, violating all political norms to cling to power.

#5 | Posted by censored at 2020-09-21 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

of course. IF they didnt nominate and try to vote on somebody their base would turn on them. Then they would have no chance at the presidency or the senate.

#6 | Posted by Doem at 2020-09-21 02:01 PM | Reply

We are headed toward a sort of apartheid in America. 66% of SCOTUS will represent the views of no more than 40% of citizens. The GOP is all about minority rule. In poll after poll, Americans by overwhelming margins support Roe, yet SCOTUS will strike it down likely next year. Currently, because of the anti-democratic EC and the anti-democratic way that Senate seats are not apportioned by population, the GOP, which is quickly becoming a permanent minority party, has outsized power. That plus the GOP supporting full-blown autocracy makes these dangerous times.

#7 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-09-21 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Weird how no one was worried about a contested election in 2016.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-21 02:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Make DC and Puerto Rico states. Maybe throw in American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.

GOP loses the Senate forever.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-09-21 02:51 PM | Reply

I will be happy after Election Day. I will be able to stop wasting my energy hating people like Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham. Right now they are too front and center to easily be ignored.

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-09-21 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Counter point.

The Chances of a 4-4 Supreme Court Split on Election Issues is Not a Reason to Rush a Supreme Court Confirmation; It's a Reason to Wait to Confirm a Justice

Within minutes of the announcement of Justice Ginsburg's death, we started seeing the argument advanced that a Supreme Court confirmation needs to be rushed so that a Justice is in place before the election, so as to break a potential 4-4 tie on an 8-Justice Supreme Court. President Trump made the point on "Fox & Friends" this morning. The argument is nonsense.

#11 | Posted by et_al at 2020-09-21 02:57 PM | Reply

In my honest opinion, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands genuinely should be States. They have the population compared to places like Wyoming and Alaska. And they are all pretty much completely under the thumb of the USA. Partisan politics be damned. Make'em all States.

#12 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-09-21 02:57 PM | Reply

Pretty much the entire GOP is wearing Flip Flops on this issue.
It would be funny if it weren't so predictably sad.

A man's word means nothing anymore.
Congratulations, Republicans.
You built that.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-21 03:10 PM | Reply

Weird how no one was worried about a contested election in 2016.

They assumed Trump would lose in a landslide and that there'd be nothing close enough to litigate over.

Now that they realize there are enough stupid people in America to potentially re-elect Trump, or at least put him within a distance that a reactionary rightwing SCOTUS can close for him, a 4-4 tie could be devastating for them.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2020-09-21 03:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pretty much the entire GOP is wearing Flip Flops on this issue.

#13 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2020-09-21 03:10 PM | FLAG:

They stole them off of RGB's corpse. Put them on with her dying wish.

Shame her ego wouldn't let her retire with Obama in office after the second or third round of cancer. More shame on the people that defended her not retiring. It was a stupid strategy.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-09-22 09:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#15 - I gave you a NW flag but I also think that the GOP would have still played games in order to not fill her seat...

#16 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2020-09-22 09:35 AM | Reply

In the interview I saw yesterday from Cruz, he almost looks like he's cracking a smile over his answer of "of constitutional crisis" of not having nine justices, and putting a justice in now is what the people voted for.

When we went 14 months without last time around...........

Honestly, I'll trade a justice for full control across the board: Senate, House, White House.

But ya know what, Trump has F'd everything up so bad, who the hell would want to inherit this's almost like you want to see him drown in his own vomit.

#17 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-09-22 11:43 AM | Reply

Re: #17

On national TV

#18 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-09-22 11:46 AM | Reply

"Shame her ego wouldn't let her retire with Obama in office"

If she had retired, the GOP would have just blocked two Obama nominees instead of one.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-22 12:26 PM | Reply

Generally speaking, I lean conservative. I am not libertarian than Republican, but whatever. I try to be fair and judge everyone and everything on its merits and not worry about the lens of politics, especially party based politics.

This is unconscionable. Truly. I would never accept my children compromising their integrity, morals, ethics, or anything else in the name of winning.... I can't advocate for it in my politicians.

If 4 years ago, it's not right to appoint a nominee because it's too close to the election, that's fine. I wasn't too furious because precedent can change. Be rules established. But to then turn around in the very next election completely ignore every argument you made and take the exact opposite position just because it's advantageous?

In the immortal words of the Dude: this aggression will not stand, man.

I wouldn't accept this from my children on the football field, why is everyone so wish to throw away their moral compass just to win?

I.... can't.... with this.

I am disgusted.

#20 | Posted by ABH at 2020-09-22 02:36 PM | Reply

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