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Celerity

(44,469 posts)
Mon Apr 29, 2019, 08:10 PM Apr 2019

I don't think we'll ever see a Dem POTUS's SCOTUS nominee approved by a Rethug-led Senate again.

We can win the POTUS in 2020, but not take back the Senate, then have a SCOTUS justice retire or die (especially RBG, Breyer or Sotomayor) the day after our Democratic President is sworn it, and the Rethugs will simply refuse to vote on the new nominee for the next 2 years (or all four if they keep the majority after the 2022 mid-terms.) If we win re-election (POTUS) in 2024, but still do not re-take the Senate, they will do the same for the next 2 years, then again (if we fail again to re-take in 2026) for another 2 years, until 2028. Rinse wash repeat, until we get a Rethug POTUS again or retake the Senate.

Am I wrong?

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I don't think we'll ever see a Dem POTUS's SCOTUS nominee approved by a Rethug-led Senate again. (Original Post) Celerity Apr 2019 OP
If we DO NOT take the white house AND senate bluestarone Apr 2019 #1
they might approve one, but only if it's "acceptable" unblock Apr 2019 #2
AI think the Pub Senators would sure try, but I also intend to push napi21 Apr 2019 #3
They got away with stealing a SCOTUS seat before why would they doc03 Apr 2019 #4

unblock

(52,856 posts)
2. they might approve one, but only if it's "acceptable"
Mon Apr 29, 2019, 08:17 PM
Apr 2019

they'll never approve anyone as liberal as rbg, certainly.

they'll definitely play hardball but i think they'll approve someone if they can convince the democratic president to nominate someone like kennedy, who we always thought of as rather right-wing, until the court became so insanely right-wing that he became a swing vote....

napi21

(45,806 posts)
3. AI think the Pub Senators would sure try, but I also intend to push
Mon Apr 29, 2019, 08:20 PM
Apr 2019

the Dems in every position to take it to the Courts! I believe if they had taken this issue to the Courts when Obama's choice was nominated, Garland would be on the court today!

I feel bad saying this, but the Dems HAVE TO STOP being nice!!!

They are always nice, honest, and courteous, and they loose every time to the ruthless arrogant and evil Pubs! I never promote meaness, but in this case, if we don't sharpen our swords, we will never win!

doc03

(35,587 posts)
4. They got away with stealing a SCOTUS seat before why would they
Mon Apr 29, 2019, 08:24 PM
Apr 2019

ever approve another Democratic nominee?

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