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Sat Feb 13, 2016, 10:52 PM

Pic Of The Moment: Grassley You Can't Be Serious

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Republicans already opposing any Obama Supreme Court nomination

Hypocrisy bonus round:

Mitch McConnell Voted To Confirm A Supreme Court Justice In Reagan's Final Year

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Grassley You Can't Be Serious (Original post)
EarlG Feb 2016 OP
63splitwindow Feb 2016 #1
Kennah Feb 2016 #2
SunSeeker Feb 2016 #3
mdbl Feb 2016 #4
63splitwindow Feb 2016 #18
NCjack Feb 2016 #42
msanthrope Feb 2016 #5
randys1 Feb 2016 #51
SusanaMontana41 Feb 2016 #52
Feeling the Bern Feb 2016 #6
turbinetree Feb 2016 #7
GoneFishin Feb 2016 #8
bvf Feb 2016 #31
liberal N proud Feb 2016 #9
Duppers Feb 2016 #11
Johonny Feb 2016 #14
yallerdawg Feb 2016 #10
jmowreader Feb 2016 #12
Chasstev365 Feb 2016 #13
PatrynXX Feb 2016 #15
Initech Feb 2016 #16
progressoid Feb 2016 #17
alp227 Feb 2016 #46
KG Feb 2016 #19
Monk06 Feb 2016 #32
ffr Feb 2016 #20
Bigredhunk Feb 2016 #21
faye Feb 2016 #57
GoCubsGo Feb 2016 #22
Person 2713 Feb 2016 #23
d_legendary1 Feb 2016 #24
Stargleamer Feb 2016 #49
erpowers Feb 2016 #25
bulloney Feb 2016 #53
erpowers Feb 2016 #56
avaistheone1 Feb 2016 #26
herding cats Feb 2016 #27
JimDandy Feb 2016 #28
father founding Feb 2016 #29
father founding Feb 2016 #30
Marcuse Feb 2016 #33
merrily Feb 2016 #61
JohnnyRingo Feb 2016 #34
underpants Feb 2016 #43
Kennah Feb 2016 #35
polynomial Feb 2016 #36
Major Hogwash Feb 2016 #37
NewJeffCT Feb 2016 #38
PatrynXX Feb 2016 #39
Roy Rolling Feb 2016 #40
stonecutter357 Feb 2016 #41
malthaussen Feb 2016 #44
malthaussen Feb 2016 #45
Lochloosa Feb 2016 #50
47of74 Feb 2016 #47
DirkGently Feb 2016 #48
bulloney Feb 2016 #54
wolfie001 Feb 2016 #55
KansDem Feb 2016 #58
MADem Feb 2016 #59
sulphurdunn Feb 2016 #60
dubyadiprecession Feb 2016 #62
The Wizard Feb 2016 #63
hakko936 Feb 2016 #64

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 10:57 PM

1. Watching him for decades on C-span at confirmation hearings...

 

I always wondered if his IQ was over 100. He's poster child for term limits.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 10:57 PM

2. And Frank Murphy

Nominated January 4, 1940
Confirmed January 16, 1940
Sworn in January 18, 1940

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 10:58 PM

3. Hypocrisy, it's what the GOP has cookin'

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 10:58 PM

4. Grassley has always beena dumbass

That's how he wins the repuglican elections in Iowa. He's a natural!

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Response to mdbl (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:47 PM

18. Even this guy pointed out that Chuck is not a smart man...

 

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Response to mdbl (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 09:20 AM

42. Grassley is the dumbest US Senator. But he offsets that with being strongly ignorant.

His staff is constantly cleaning up his mistakes. Regarding Pres. Obama's right to appoint a new Justice, he should exercise that right. However, the court running 3-3 is better than the 4-3 deal we had last week. I'm fine with 3-3 until we get the result of the 2016 election. So far, Pres. Obama's appointments in general are too pro business for my liking.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:00 PM

5. Yeah, but they were white. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:09 PM

51. If you thought the GOP displayed their hate and racism before, this will be a whole new level

which is why I say nominate this guy



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Response to randys1 (Reply #51)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:48 PM

52. Van would be awesome!

Thurgood would be pleased.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:01 PM

6. What? The GOP are filled with hypocrites? I'm shocked, shocked I tells ya.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:03 PM

7. Really, Grassley....................................

you really are a dirt bag, there is no other way to say it a bought off one..........................you really are a small person, with that logic

Now, you and the right wingers are going to be spitting nails, because of this death, its like the push pull polls by your right wing operatives with the Sanders Clinton Race--------------------you really are disgusting

Please tell the American Public in the 80 years you mention when a justice was not nominated during a campaign race for the presidency, and I want some MSM reporter to ask you to your face, date and time, lets say Samantha Bee, or Ruth Conniff-------------------lets hear the BS spew from your mouth

Oh by the way......................... time


Honk--------------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:04 PM

8. Jeebus you have to be a moron to buy what the Republicans are selling.

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Response to GoneFishin (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:31 AM

31. And morons won't question it for a second.

 

Trouble is, lotsa morons. Country's crawling with 'em.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:07 PM

9. That quote leaves off part of what Grassley said...

Here is how it really ends
...during a Presidential election year when a Black Democrat is President.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:10 PM

11. Lol...lol..lol.

That's what the scumbag really meant.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:23 PM

14. yup

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:09 PM

10. It also has to do with the timing of a vacancy.

Republicans never doubt how stoopid we are.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:12 PM

12. Most Supreme Court justices have the grace to not die during the last year of a president's term

So Chuck, what the hell is your point?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:22 PM

13. Pesky Facts

Never prevented Republicans from blatantly lying to the American public in the past. With the corporate media always covering their collective asses, why would they worry about facts?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:36 PM

15. yeah cause he doesn't even know what a death panel is was

So he can pull the plug on his brain X_X I thought it had happened before. and speaking of 80 yr precedent I thought they were all about going back to the 1700's would make it difficult if there's a vacancy for President not saying thing just being very sarcastic

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:42 PM

16. And stop calling me Grassley!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:46 PM

17. Didn't Cruz or Rubio say something similar during the debate tonight?

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Response to progressoid (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 11:12 AM

46. Rubio

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:51 PM

19. what's standard practice is outrageous republican lies

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Response to KG (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:15 AM

32. All of a sudden the Rs are not strict constituionalists but appeal to long standing practice

Which is actually not long standing or the result even of an agreed upon rule

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:51 PM

20. K&R

A weight has been lifted today.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:57 PM

21. Such An Embarrassment For My State

To say nothing of the fact that Chuckles turns 83 this September and is running for (and will easily win) another 6-year term, making him almost 90 by the end of it (at which time he'll run again).

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:58 PM

57. Our Senator

 

Not the first nor probably the last time The Honorable Senator Grassley has embarrassed Iowa.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:02 AM

22. They are so full of shit.

Every last one of them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:07 AM

23. FOX etc. will run with his false history tale as always the sheep will pass it on to other sheep

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:14 AM

24. CNN's Tom Foreman legitimized Rubio and Grassley's claim

based on the term "lame duck" which has no real definition. Talking about shilling for the right wing.

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Response to d_legendary1 (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 11:47 AM

49. and FDR was hardly a lame duck when he nominated Frank Murphy n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:38 AM

25. Talking Point

It seems that some Republican Party big whig sent out a talking point memo. How many of the Republicans in tonight's debate said the same thing? Maybe Senator Grassley is just repeating what he heard at the debate, but I assume someone sent out a memo pushing Republican to push this 80 years argument.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:36 PM

53. And the media gerbils will spread this lie to the masses

to the point where there is enough talking among the masses to convince themselves that Grassley's lie is fact.

That's how it has been working in this country for at least 35 years.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #53)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:23 PM

56. CBS Provides Mild Hope

The moderator at last nights debate attempted to point out that President Ronald Reagan nominated Anthony Kennedy in 1987 and that Kennedy was confirmed in 1988. It remains to be seen if others at CBS and other news channels and news shows will follow the moderator's lead.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:47 AM

26. Jeez...Chuck get your facts straights.

 

You republican looney tune!


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:56 AM

27. Some days I love your gifs

This is one of them.

Spot on, EarlG!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:09 AM

28. Good Find! You almost always have such great front-pager zingers. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:15 AM

29. "f "standard practice

 

Who really cares what this hick thinks ?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:24 AM

30. can I borrow your hat pin dear ?

 

Can you see the pubes down in texas sticking pins in the body to make sure he is really dead ?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:47 AM

33. October surprise :1956

President Eisenhower not only nominated William Brennan on October 16, 1956, he made a recess appointment less than three weeks before the election to achieve a political advantage. Ike thought that appointing a Democrat would promote his re-election. Times have changed.

McConnell's and Grassley's statements are the senatorial equivalent of McCarthy's candid admission that this Republican Congress proudly abuses its Constitutional powers (Benghazi!) for partisan purposes.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 09:17 PM

61. Times haven't changed that much. Candidates for POTUS still do whatever to realize their

ambition.

Truman wanted Eisenhower to run as a Democrat--and the candidate Truman backed (Stevenson) got the nomination that year, even though Kefauver had won all but three primaries.. Eisenhower refused, choosing instead to run as a Republican. Did he do that because he thought, after 20 years of Democrats in the Oval Office had a better chance of being elected, or did he do that because he really believed the Republicans were better for the country than Democrats? We will never know for sure.

However, if Ike believed the Republican Party was better, then he was willing to sell out the country for who as many years as Brennan might be on the Court in order to improve his (Eisenhower's) own chances of re-election, which were very high anyway. (The only states Ike lost in 1952 were nine Southern States, the "Solid South" then being solidly Democratic.) And, if he didn't believe Republicans were better for the country, why did he, as a World War II hero and NATO commander, help them out by running as a Republican?

Anyway, the consistent strain is that he did what he thought would help him get elected, even if it was not, in his mind, that great for the country. And many politicians still do that.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:55 AM

34. If The Almighty didn't want Obama to appoint a successor...

...He would have waited until next year to take Scalia.
After all, this wasn't an act of man, God decided it was his time.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 10:05 AM

43. They just simply won't accept that Obama is President

By TWO landslides no less

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 03:06 AM

35. Arguably Rehnquist as well

Confirmed on December 10, 1971
Seated on January 7, 1972
As an Associate Justice

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 03:07 AM

36. Political balance could shift in the Court

The media is going to have the best revenue year in its existance.

Grassley as the Republican Chairman of the Judiciary Committee to say its standard practice not to confirm Supreme Court Nominees during a presidential year is personification of a self-serving reprobate.

Grassley has been a long time disservice to Iowa and America. His soapbox pitch or sermonizing to conflate what is proper political power saving tactics obviously shows he is more than worried about the fate of the Republican Party.

Grassley is a political knot head in bowdlerized fashion to deliberately obscure that reality, Grassley is an elected official bound in duties to vote for issues in government. Yet, gambles to play this opportunity, to grid lock the courts, to impose more power at the expense of the American people.

Yet in a crafty machination, design rhetoric as the political connoisseur, the expert authority in practice and order. Now, stumping spewing a quandary of uncertainty, playing the Republican game the archetype coalescing habits that practice loyalty to the one percent Republicans.

Grassley gives a glaring bigoted impression, with a smile, the (N-word) President picked enough Supreme Court Justices, so elect a white Republican as President,

One way to eliminate money in politics is to make an amendment that political debates and commentary are free balanced time on the media. The money will disappear and most of all so will hate radio.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 03:24 AM

37. Do you know how you can tell if Grassley was lying when he said that?

His lips were moving.

This outrageous lie, which is obviously easily debunked after just a few minutes of research, will jettison the Republican party towards their inevitable end as a national political party.

The fact that Justice Kennedy was confirmed - just a short 28 years ago - is not even a long enough period of time in our country's history for dismal denizens of gloom and doom like Charles Krauthammer to be able to conveniently pretend to forget, and formulate cloudy histories of thick fog in order to cover the asses of the current Republican Senators who want to put off President Obama's appointment for a year or more.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 07:34 AM

38. 60 years ago

Dwight D Eisenhower used a recess appointment to seat William Brennan on the Supreme Court in October of 1956 - less than a month before the presidential election.

Brennan was later confirmed after Ike won reelection in March of 1957

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 08:57 AM

39. Huffpo tried to go along with him :(

like okay technically Kennedy was Reagans third pick but it took them till Feb to finally vote on someone so "Tradition it is not" it's less of a tradition as the state of the union address.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 09:04 AM

40. "Standard Practice".

Scalia violated that "standard practice" by dying in office during an election year.

Couldn't he have just waited a year to die?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 09:08 AM

41. K&R!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 10:24 AM

44. They just make shit up.

No doubt his statement was not intended to be taken as factually accurate.

-- Mal

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 10:26 AM

45. What's the protocol on a tie?

Supposing there are only 8 Justices and they split 4-4, what is the protocol? Does the Chief Justice break the tie?

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:04 PM

50. No. The lower court ruling stands.

Has to be a majority to override.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 11:22 AM

47. I live in Iowa. He, Sen Cutyernutzoff, and the Stunning Steve King...

...make me so fucking embarrassed to be from Iowa.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 11:28 AM

48. How tasteful of the Republicans

to wait literal minutes after news of the passing of one of their legal heroes to begin lying about history to try to subvert the legal process itself in order to try to snatch an advantage to which they are not entitled.

Grassley's quite a piece of work. I recall him jumping on the "death panels" bandwagon regarding the ACA, actually laughing as he talked about "killing grandma" because he knew what crazed nonsense it was, and also knowing his smirk wouldn't translate into print.

He is also the father of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, a destructive piling on of bureaucracy to the bankruptcy laws widely viewed as a straight-up gift to credit card lenders. Thanks to him, people facing bankruptcy must now go through a farcical "credit counseling" process " then jump through a series of means testing hoops to prove they cannot pay 20% of their unsecured debt before filing for Ch. 7, or else must file a repayment plan bankruptcy under Ch. 13

And he's considered one of the fairly normal, pre-Tea Party Republicans.

Rest in peace, Scalia. You are better off not seeing the circus your greatest admirers have planned at your parting.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #48)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:47 PM

54. Immediately after learing of Scalia's death, a RW neighbor immediately said he hopes the Senate

blocks any attempt from Obama to fill Scalia's seat because Obama will try to appoint someone who supports abortion rights.

GEEZUS, I thought. Never mind Gore v. Bush. Never mind Citizens United. Never mind the times Scalia openly flaunted himself at political fundraisers and all of the activist judge behavior Scalia displayed during his SCOTUS career. All they're worried about in my neck of the woods is overturning Roe v. Wade. Why? Because it's probably the "purest" Republican issue out there. Never mind the Roman Catholic Church (which is the religion of most of these people I'm referring to) has been opposed to issues supported by the Right like capital punishment and the Iraq invasion. All that matters to them is abortion. It gives them the excuse to vote straight Republican ticket every election.

I've told more than one of these people that if they're half as loyal to their faith as they are to their politics, they'd be up for sainthood.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:19 PM

55. Hasn't this asshole done a few 180's to justify his complete lack of integrity?!

Thanks Iowa........not!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 03:02 PM

58. GOP = "Gang Of hyPocrites"

Or, "Gang Of 'Pocrites," if you prefer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 03:30 PM

59. Never on Sunday or if the POTUS is black and a Dem, is

what he really means!!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 08:18 PM

60. Being a republican means

 

pulling anything out of your ass that is politically expedient to say at the moment and then shamelessly doubling down on it or denying you ever said it when the facts call bullshit on it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 06:44 AM

62. Not nominating someone to the supreme court will be as unpopular like shutting down the government..

The Republicans will still look like obstructionist who put their own political needs above the nations, and they will lose up and down the Ballot in november. They have 9 months to sink in the polls by doing nothing or blocking a nominee!

McConnell and grassly are idiots!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:50 AM

63. This is the same scumbag

who said affordable health care was "pulling the plug on Grandma." Fuck this jackoff and the rest of the filth in that cult. Yes they are a cult, nothing more or less.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 11:27 AM

64. Let's be honest about it.....

...Kennedy was nominated in November 1987 AFTER Regan nominated Bork in July of 1987 and D. Ginsburg was nominated in October of 1987.

None of these nominations occurred in the same year as the election which was 1988.

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