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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:13 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if Mitch tossed Kavanaugh under the bus

Kav is rightwing, but he's not as rightwing as what Mitch and the ultra right were hoping for. MoscowMitch could toss Kav aside and try to get someone more rightwing appointed before trump is impeached.

The court’s new median justice is Kavanaugh, continuing a trend to the right

Last year, we wrote that Roberts would likely land at the ideological center of the court in Kennedy’s absence, and he did — but so did Kavanaugh, who voted in almost total lock-step with Roberts. In fact, Kavanaugh was actually slightly closer to the center than Roberts was, according to their Martin-Quinn scores, a prominent measure of judicial ideology calculated by scholars Lee Epstein and Andrew Martin of Washington University in St. Louis and Kevin Quinn of the University of Michigan using data from the Supreme Court Database. As the chart below shows, their scores were almost indistinguishable:



https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-supreme-court-might-have-three-swing-justices-now/


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Reply I wouldn't be surprised if Mitch tossed Kavanaugh under the bus (Original post)
ecstatic Sep 16 OP
FBaggins Sep 16 #1
Xipe Totec Sep 16 #6
FBaggins Sep 16 #8
TwilightZone Sep 16 #2
ecstatic Sep 16 #7
guillaumeb Sep 16 #3
TwilightZone Sep 16 #4
MyOwnPeace Sep 16 #5
Cracklin Charlie Sep 16 #9

Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:16 PM

1. Not a chance

He’s plenty conservative

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:22 PM

6. Forget conservative - Mitch has skin in the game. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:51 PM

8. True enough... and it wouldn't make sense anyway

They have our attention, so the energy levels are back up... but the current claims add essentially nothing to what we had heard during the hearings (in fact - they probably subtract). It would make little sense for them to change course at this point.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:16 PM

2. In my opinion, Kavanaugh's early votes are cover for moving right later.

I think he's putting on a front so he can shift right when people stop paying attention. I doubt that he remains in the Roberts realm long-term.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:23 PM

7. I was thinking that too... nt

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:18 PM

3. But that could set a precedent.

McConnell has no respect for the Democrats, or for public opinion in general. He is a bought and paid for shill for the rich.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:18 PM

4. "try to get someone more rightwing appointed before trump is impeached."

Presidents under impeachment can still nominate justices. And Mitch would no doubt still rubber-stamp them.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:21 PM

5. Oh, don't tease me!

Ain't NO way Moscow Mitch would allow anything to happen to one of his prize puppies!

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 11:57 PM

9. I have thought that for a couple days now.

They seem to have hit on a distraction that may outlast a 24 hour news cycle.

Sucks to be Brett.

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