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AMOD: Why the Confirmation of a Ginsburg Replacement before the Election is the Right Thing to do! Two Wrongs Never Make a Right!!

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Added: Saturday, September 19th 2020 at 10:46am by AMODPOVW
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PERSONAL OPINION/COMMENTARY:

This is not a difficult decision to make....it is not even a difficult decision to defend, because the Constitution says that the President shall nominate individuals to be confirmed to seats on the Supreme Court...it does not give a timeframe.   In reality there is no "Biden Rule" and there never was one.

Mitch McConnell did what he did in 2016, refusing to even meet with an Obama Nominee, because he could.  Was he right to do it....No!!  Did he break the rules....in a way yes!!

McConnell does not need to justify what he did by giving some lame excuse like he did yesterday, just stand up and say I did it:

McConnell can’t say he is flip-flopping on his 2016 position about election-year court vacancies because doing so benefits him politically now. So he has offered some logic that does little to disguise its political convenience: This time is different because the Senate and the presidency are held by the same party, which wasn’t the case when there was a vacancy in the last year of Obama’s presidency.

“Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year,” McConnell said in his Friday statement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/18/why-mitch-mcconnell-intends-confirm-new-supreme-court-justice-now-when-he-wouldnt-2016/

Lenzy Graham does not need to give some lame excuse for changing his position from 2016 where he said you could use his words against him, by saying that the Kavanaugh Confirmation changed everything....just stand up and say I did what I did!

Trump has the right to nominate people to fill vacancies on the Court, period full stop!

Just because Obama was treated poorly in 2016 does not justify Trump being treated poorly in 2020!

Sometimes, somebody has to do the right thing regardless of how poorly the other person has acted.  Two wrongs never make a right!

 

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I, on the other hand, think that the Democrats should fight any nomination made in the next two weeks with every tool at their disposal. My hope and yes PRAYER is that the nation will have come to its senses, and will vote both the man currently in the White House and Moscow Mitch out.  

Make that 2 months...but then I still consider trump to be unworthy of the job, and not deserving to put another blemish on the moral fiber of the nation...but have to admit Kavanaugh surprised me in a good way...more conscious of the human rights issues that the country has always said it stood for than I would have expected out of a trump pick.

SFTL I understand your frustration, but to conduct a public fight over this issue is to play into Trumps hand....just let it go and continue to focus on the winning topics that are working for you.

This one is over!{#basic-cool.gif}

Obviously you know I am going to disagree with that.  It is the Senate's job to make sure that a person put on the Supreme Court is willing to do the right thing...as the law and the Constitution says.  

Now we know that the republicans are by and large a wholy owned subsidy of trump world, but the Democrats are an independent group that should work for the people.  And we might get lucky and find a few republicans that still know that they are supposed to do the people's will and not a wannabe dictator that happens to have got himself put into the White House.

Who was it that said "I have not yet begun to fight?"  I agree with that person as regards endangering the value of our nation for the current misbegotten administration.

Nation and Constitution (including the philosophy if "all persons created equal") over the right wing demogograry of trump and his minions and those complicit with him. Hopefully again, there will be some few republicans that will break with this onslaught and put nation over party....although many of those who have said they would, have failed to do so when the rubber hit the road.

If trump does manage to win again (with help from all sorts of antics) and manages to stack the SC with trumpian "judges" who are the very opposite of  what they should be...then the nation is lost anyway...in my not so humble opinion.

Sorry, Amod, this is an issue that you and I will have to personally have to agree to disagress as respectfully as possible on.  {#basic-cool.gif}

 

Oh, and you yourself say the names of 4 of those hopefully statesman-like Senators that might break with the push by trump and Moscow Mitch.  Who knows they might show a backbone this time.

Oh, and don't get me wrong, I don't care if people are suggested and the Senate discussed...let him recommend and nominate, just don't let any of them slide without a thorough examination.  Both parties SHOULD want a person that is not ideologically baised against the very substance of the Constitution and law as it has come down to us.

In other words, no White Nationalist should be allowed on the Supreme Court nor anyone that consistently rules in their favor.  Because that is the opposite of what this country is supposed to be about as defined by laws passed by Congress at the will of the people, besides being consistent with the Constitution.

John Paul Jones was who said I have not yet begun to fight!!!{#rofl.gif}

Hey, just call me John Paul.  {#bag-on-head.gif}

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I think Independent voters will see the hypocricy of the Republicans and it may hurt them this election year, but it may be Trump's last chance to secure his legacy.

Totally agree about Independent voters....the Republican Party is dying a slow death with Trump!

There is still a chance although slim that Collins, Mykowsky, Romney, and Lamar Alexander still might step up to save the Republicans from themselves!{#basic-cool.gif}

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