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Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:52 PM

Norm Ornstein is on to something here

Norman Ornstein @NormOrnstein 1h
Note to Schumer: here is what McConnell would do if situation reversed. 53 Ds, 5 or more quarantined. Keep Senate in session, bring in all Rs, replace you as leader, change committee chairs, direct Sergeant at arms to bar entry to any with Covid, reject SCt nominee. Just sayin.


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Reply Norm Ornstein is on to something here (Original post)
bigtree Oct 2020 OP
Nevilledog Oct 2020 #1
cayugafalls Oct 2020 #2
Nevilledog Oct 2020 #4
Post removed Oct 2020 #3
Sneederbunk Oct 2020 #5
bigtree Oct 2020 #6
Name removed Oct 2020 #7
bigtree Oct 2020 #9
Renew Deal Oct 2020 #8
Caliman73 Oct 2020 #23
bucolic_frolic Oct 2020 #10
ehrnst Oct 2020 #20
ffr Oct 2020 #11
gratuitous Oct 2020 #12
TheDemsshouldhireme Oct 2020 #13
LuvNewcastle Oct 2020 #14
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2020 #27
world wide wally Oct 2020 #15
Efilroft Sul Oct 2020 #17
H2O Man Oct 2020 #16
SCantiGOP Oct 2020 #18
Caliman73 Oct 2020 #24
ehrnst Oct 2020 #19
mikelgb Oct 2020 #22
Hortensis Oct 2020 #25
crud Oct 2020 #26
warmfeet Oct 2020 #21

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:54 PM

1. Just once I want us to be Lucy.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 03:57 PM

2. ...

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 04:13 PM

4. Just. Like. That.

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Sat Oct 3, 2020, 04:14 PM

5. +100

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Response to Post removed (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 04:15 PM

6. bold move slamming our side when the focus should be on the GOP traitors

...political brilliance at work.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:14 PM

9. listen to yourself

...acknowledging that republicans have held absolute power over the Senate, with little opportunity for Senate Dems to do more than object.

That Ornstein sees some daylight in republicans' actual infirmity should inform you about the intransigent nature of the republican majority.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 04:18 PM

8. Couldn't they just renominate her if she was rejected?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:51 PM

23. Possibly, but not in time for the election.

They want her on the bench for the election so that if there are any rulings that need to be made in Trump's favor, they will have a larger majority.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:21 PM

10. THIS could be held over McConnell's head! THIS is how you play hardball!

Just mentioning it is a grand movement. Norm Ornstein is a tireless crusader

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:48 PM

20. Like mentioning McConnell's own words in 2016 over his head did all that good?

 

McConnell doesn't give a single shit about being shamed with his own hippocrisy.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:32 PM

11. Hell yeah!

Just sayin!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:39 PM

12. An intruiging idea

I would absolutely love the ineffectual whining and yammering from the Republicans if Schumer pulled it off. Republican caterwauling about "norms" and "customs" and "courtesy" and "the world's greatest deliberative body" would be so much music to my ears.

Senate Republicans are owed nothing at this time. No courtesy, no consideration, no norms, no nothing. Shove Robert's Rules of Order right down McConnell's throat.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:51 PM

13. Hes exactly right

and his supporters would cheer him on. Do it!!!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:57 PM

14. Schumer should say that the Deity has given

Democrats power over the Senate at this time and we must do His will.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 4, 2020, 01:33 PM

27. Funny how they never say it's god's will when bad things happen to RWers.

Delusional cult.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:02 PM

15. Do it!

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:22 PM

17. Not just do it, but a Shia LeBeouf do it!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:06 PM

16. Recommended.

Mr. Ornstein has long impressed me with both his intelligence and his decency. Nothing but respect.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:31 PM

18. ????? These numbers don't work

53 minus 5 is 48, so the Rs would still prevail by 48-47.
Right?

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:54 PM

24. This is still at committee level.

Republicans do not have a quorum at committee because 3 of their members are out with COVID-19. Dems can just show up for the regular process, not have a quorum, then the time runs out and the nomination has to go through the process again.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:46 PM

19. Well, Schumer isn't the Senate Majority Leader, so the situation can't be "reversed."

 

So, no, he can't change places with McConnell, and can't mirror McConnells actions...

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:51 PM

22. Senate Majority Leader is not a constitutional role. It is one of those quaint traditions

that Rebuplicons like to ignore. Fuck decorum, reject unanimous consent on everything.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:57 PM

25. He's not the VP either,

Something else hed find hard to reverse.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 07:04 PM

26. He's sayin if the roles were reversed...

If McConnell can't get a R majority because 5 are out w CV, Schumer could pull a fast one, a switcheroo, shut down stuff and all that senaty stuff....because that's what McConnell would do if he were in Schumer's shoes.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:48 PM

21. Hardball, from here on out.

Push them to the breaking point, then break them. It's what needs to be done. That's not our way, you say. Well, good luck living under putins thumb from now on.

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