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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:57 PM

Did McConnell stop Obama from appointing judges? Why

we're there so many openings? Obama is practically perfect in my eyes, but this is something I frequently ponder.

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Reply Did McConnell stop Obama from appointing judges? Why (Original post)
dewsgirl Nov 2019 OP
Flaleftist Nov 2019 #1
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #5
hlthe2b Nov 2019 #8
fescuerescue Nov 2019 #16
leftieNanner Nov 2019 #2
shraby Nov 2019 #3
AncientGeezer Nov 2019 #10
madaboutharry Nov 2019 #4
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #6
AncientGeezer Nov 2019 #15
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #17
AncientGeezer Nov 2019 #12
bigbrother05 Nov 2019 #7
trueblue2007 Nov 2019 #11
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #14
polichick Nov 2019 #9
StarfishSaver Nov 2019 #29
polichick Nov 2019 #33
StarfishSaver Nov 2019 #34
polichick Nov 2019 #35
StarfishSaver Nov 2019 #36
polichick Nov 2019 #37
StarfishSaver Nov 2019 #38
polichick Nov 2019 #39
wiggs Nov 2019 #13
Tennessee Hillbilly Nov 2019 #18
AncientGeezer Nov 2019 #19
Tennessee Hillbilly Nov 2019 #20
AncientGeezer Nov 2019 #21
Tennessee Hillbilly Nov 2019 #22
AncientGeezer Nov 2019 #23
Tennessee Hillbilly Nov 2019 #24
AncientGeezer Nov 2019 #25
Kurt V. Nov 2019 #28
Kurt V. Nov 2019 #26
jberryhill Nov 2019 #27
Skittles Nov 2019 #30
budkin Nov 2019 #31
Hekate Nov 2019 #32

Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:58 PM

1. Yes. Because he wanted right-wing judges and he could.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:00 PM

5. I figured that was likely it. I hope since many are unqualified,

something will be done, after this nightmare is over.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:05 PM

8. They are appointed for life, so there is virtually nothing to be done.

Impeachment for judges can occur, but it is a very steep bar and occurs rarely. Further, it would have to be for cause occurring since they were advanced to the court.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:52 PM

16. Won't be till for another 30 years

The people appointed are here to stay.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:59 PM

2. Oh yes!

That's why Harry Reid had to get rid of the judicial filibuster. Mitch was blocking virtually every nominee.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:59 PM

3. He wouldn't hold hearings to confirm them.

Reid finally had to make a deal of some sort to get a bunch through.

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Response to shraby (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:37 PM

10. He didn't make a deal....he went nuke.

 

Made lower court nominees a simple majority confirmation....then friggin' turtle said let's make that a SCOTUS rule also... the minute dumpster nominated a SCOTUS justice.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:00 PM

4. McConnell stonewalled holding hearings

for Obamaís nominees. He was purposely running out the clock and kept judgeships vacant so they could be filled by a republican president. It was a disgrace.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:02 PM

6. Devastating, I hope when the dems take back the Senate

they will not play nice. None of this when they go low, we go high crap. Look where that has got us.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:40 PM

15. We did just THAT...Senator Reid as Majority ldr. pulled the nuke trigger for judicial nominees

 

and got a crap ton confirmed.
Then turtle pulled the same crap for SCOTUS nominees once dumpster won.

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:56 PM

17. I had no idea. Thank you.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:40 PM

12. Except Seator Reid played the Nuke card..He got a crapton of Pres. Obama's judges confirmed.

 

Turtle was Sen.Leader for the last 2 of Pres Obama's 8yrs....

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:02 PM

7. Obama nominated, McConnell refused to confirm, ie Garland

He delayed or outright refused to hold hearings for many.

With the current admin, people rated unqualified are rammed through.

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:40 PM

11. I AM REMEMBER THIS and crying. I feel deep grief over what EVIL McConnell has done to our country.

He is of the Devil.

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:45 PM

14. I remember this. I just wasn't that involved in politics then.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:12 PM

9. The American people really dropped the ball...

McConnell shouldnít be able to leave his house without being cursed out and ridiculed.

(Democratic leaders also dropped the ball - they should have called for action in loud, bold terms.)

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Response to polichick (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:45 PM

29. Because "calling for action in bold terms" has proven enormously effective against McConnell

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:29 PM

33. It doesn't help that Dem leaders are so accepting of McConnell's Senate perversions...

This man should be held accountable - but Dem leaders donít actually lead on this issue.

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Response to polichick (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:32 PM

34. What exactly do you propose they do that will "hold him accountable"?

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:42 PM

35. For many years, Dems have rolled over when RepubliCONs grab for power...

...when McConnell stole a SC seat, when Kerry and Gore had elections stolen from them, etc., etc.

Dems bring slingshots to gunfights, while we lose more and more of our democracy.

Dem leaders can make people aware of what RepubliCONs are doing, and inspire them to fight, rather than roll over. In the cases mentioned above, activists wanted to fight and leaders asked them to stand down - thatís how we got here.

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Response to polichick (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 05:07 PM

36. How should they "make people aware of what RepubliCONs are doing, and inspire them to fight"?

 

You already seen to know what the GOP is doing, so who else are they supposed to be communicating this information to and how exactly do you suggest they do it?

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:18 PM

37. How about treating these things as emergencies...

rather than acting like business-as-usual and taking scheduled breaks?

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Response to polichick (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:36 PM

38. That's not an answer to my question

 

You seem very certain they're doing it all wrong but seem unable to articulate what they're actually supposed to do differently.

That's not an uncommon phenomenon around here.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:29 AM

39. Read more carefully - purposely not understanding is also common here.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:43 PM

13. McConnell knew delay would result in gop nominating judges, not Hillary. IMHO. nt

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:58 PM

18. Don't Blame Harry Reid

McConnell and the repugs were using stall tactics to block all of Obama's nominees at all levels.

Reid realized that the repugs would probably win control of the Senate in 2014. That would mean that Obama wouldn't get any judges confirmed at all for the last four years of his presidency. This would leave a huge number of vacancies for the next president to fill.

So Reid changed the rules in order to get as many judges confirmed as he could in the short time remaining before the repugs gained control in 2014. If he hadn't done so, things would be far worse now even than they are.

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Response to Tennessee Hillbilly (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:13 PM

19. R's didn't take control until Jan 2015...

 

2 yrs of POTUS Obama's 2 terms....not 4

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:12 PM

20. That's true but

That's why Reid changed the rules and rushed to fill as many vacancies as he could before the repugs took control. If he hadn't done so, it would have been the last four years of Obama's presidency.

In fact that's what I said -- it wasn't the last four years but it would have been if Reid hadn't done what he did.

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Response to Tennessee Hillbilly (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:17 PM

21. What???

 

Senator Reid changed the rules in 2013.....the r's didn't take the Senate until Jan'15......your math doesn't work.

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:40 PM

22. Please stop mis-representing what I said.

The repugs were in control for the last TWO Years. That's what I said in both of my posts.

So please stop mis-representing what I said.

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Response to Tennessee Hillbilly (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:47 PM

23. No you didn't.....this is EXACTLY what you said...and I quote..

 

"Reid realized that the repugs would probably win control of the Senate in 2014. That would mean that Obama wouldn't get any judges confirmed at all for the last four years of his presidency."

I can read that....doesn't say last TWO years...it says, and I quote You... "..last four years of his presidency."

Edit to add.....the r's didn't take over the Senate until 2015....you typed.."..before the repugs gained control in 2014."

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:59 PM

24. You're still mis-representing what I said

For that reason I'm not going to waste any more of my time on you. Goodbye

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Response to Tennessee Hillbilly (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:13 PM

25. I can't mis represent you....I QUOTED you... word for word

 

That's on you.....maybe delete the post I'm quoting you from....before I c&p it for everyone to see.

Too late..I just did....

Tennessee Hillbilly (160 posts)
18. Don't Blame Harry Reid

McConnell and the repugs were using stall tactics to block all of Obama's nominees at all levels.

Reid realized that the repugs would probably win control of the Senate in 2014. That would mean that Obama wouldn't get any judges confirmed at all for the last four years of his presidency. This would leave a huge number of vacancies for the next president to fill.

So Reid changed the rules in order to get as many judges confirmed as he could in the short time remaining before the repugs gained control in 2014. If he hadn't done so, things would be far worse now even than they are.

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:41 PM

28. calm down :)

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Response to Tennessee Hillbilly (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:19 PM

26. exactly right. thank you.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:35 PM

27. Do you remember Merrick Garland?

 

Aside from the many, many other nominations that were helped up, surely you recall MConnellís outright refusal to advance a Supreme Court nomination.

People like to complain that things move too slowly in the federal courts.

The fact is, the courts are enormously backed up, underfunded, and understaffed, and have been that way for a long, long time.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:07 PM

30. he was able to stop Obama from appointing a SUPREME COURT JUDGE

I imagine regular judges were just as easy.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:14 PM

31. Yes

And itís worked out splendidly for him.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:21 PM

32. Yes, McConnell did. He has the majority in the Senate, so he can. Also, he is evil, so he will. nt

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