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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:52 PM

Howard Schultz says John Roberts an example of a 'consensus' SCOTUS pick

Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO mulling an Independent presidential bid in 2020, said he thinks Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is a good example of a “consensus” pick for the high court.

“Well, I think Justice Roberts has proven to be a wonderful example of what we are talking about and I think he has the temperament of humility and he has demonstrated time and time again, especially in recent cases, his ability to rise above politics,” Schultz said on the Fox News radio show “Benson and Harf.”

Schultz’s comments about Roberts, a George W. Bush nominee, could further chafe the Democratic base after concerns erupted earlier this year that the former businessman could split the anti-Trump vote.

His comments follow a vow he made during the South by Southwest Festival saying he would only nominate Supreme Court justices who can be confirmed by two-thirds of the Senate and sign legislation that has bipartisan support.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/434178-schultz-says-john-roberts-an-example-of-a-consensus-scotus-pick

Keep digging Howard.

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Reply Howard Schultz says John Roberts an example of a 'consensus' SCOTUS pick (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Thursday OP
JI7 Thursday #1
Jake Stern Thursday #2
DrToast Thursday #4
elleng Thursday #5
JI7 Thursday #10
AlexSFCA Thursday #13
dalton99a Thursday #3
Freethinker65 Thursday #6
Snackshack Thursday #7
DrToast Thursday #15
Snackshack Thursday #17
rurallib Thursday #8
procon Thursday #9
madinmaryland Thursday #11
Jake Stern Thursday #14
madinmaryland Thursday #18
Trumpocalypse Thursday #12
zaj Thursday #16
shanny Thursday #19
struggle4progress Thursday #20

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:53 PM

1. Who ?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:55 PM

2. Hate to agree with the guy but John Roberts has bailed our asses out at SCOTUS more than a few times

Considering he's as "moderate" as we'll ever get from the right it's best not to piss too much on him.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:58 PM

4. He's proven to be the fairest of the conservatives on the Court, but that's a low bar to clear

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:02 PM

5. Right

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:27 PM

10. he is ok for a republican appointment but he should NOT be what we look for

when we make our choices.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:37 PM

13. Kennedy was better

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:56 PM

3. Fucking moron

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:09 PM

6. Roberts was qualified.

He personally leans right but also understands the role of the Supreme Court is to determine if laws are constitutional. The Supreme Court, and all courts are supposed to be non-partisan.

Unfortunately, our system of justice has been corrupted. Refusing a vote on centrist Merrick Garland sealed the fate of the current court.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:21 PM

7. I'm not so sure.

While the Chief Justice has ruled in favor of some progressive issues I am not sure that should be attributed to him being an impartial jurist. I think he just does not want to be remembered as the Chief Justice who turned the Supreme Court into an extension of the republican party on his watch.

Maybe I am wrong, time will tell.

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Response to Snackshack (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:53 PM

15. I don't think he likes what's happening to his party

If I recall, he is also friends with Merrick Garland and knew it was wrong what they did to him.

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Response to DrToast (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:04 PM

17. I don't think he does either.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:22 PM

8. Makes me wonder if Schultz knows which one Roberts is

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:26 PM

9. Poor Howard, please excuse him,

he was absent the day his 5th grade class learned the difference between Democrats and Republicans.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:28 PM

11. Two words. "Citizens United". Fuck both Schultz and Roberts.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:51 PM

14. Two names: "Stephen Breyer" and "Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

They joined with the majority in Citizens United so fuck them too?

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:51 PM

18. Huh? It was a 5-4 decision. All five republics voted for the decision. RBG did not vote for it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:30 PM

12. Once again he proves my signature

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:59 PM

16. He should run as a liberal republican in the GOP primary.

He would serve the world well that way.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:08 PM

19. ...



that is all

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:17 PM

20. I think Earl Warren was a brilliant consensus pick

The guy ran for governor of California as both a Republican and a Democrat

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