Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:27 PM Mar 2022

If you were a gambling person, would you bet that Ketanji Brown Jackson will be confirmed?

In theory, it shouldn't be an issue. But the Senate is apparently Crazytown.


49 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
I'd bet she'll be confirmed
48 (98%)
I'd bet against her confirmation
1 (2%)
Show usernames
Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll
16 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
If you were a gambling person, would you bet that Ketanji Brown Jackson will be confirmed? (Original Post) Algernon Moncrieff Mar 2022 OP
I feel like I'm finishing up a semester in law school. L. Coyote Mar 2022 #1
I think she will but what I wonder is if Thomas steps down would Republicans dem4decades Mar 2022 #2
If it happens in the next year it will be a battle royale. Algernon Moncrieff Mar 2022 #3
I was hoping for next week. dem4decades Mar 2022 #5
This week ain't over yet. mobeau69 Mar 2022 #8
Does prayer work? dem4decades Mar 2022 #10
Can't hurt. 🙏 mobeau69 Mar 2022 #11
She's a lock budkin Mar 2022 #4
Both have voted for every one of Biden's judicial picks. I would comradebillyboy Mar 2022 #9
Senator Booker would say so! He's inspiring her w/ 5 senators left today Deuxcents Mar 2022 #6
The bigger question is what happens if Mother Nature decides to put Clarence Thomas out to pasture DFW Mar 2022 #7
I think his legacy matters to him leftstreet Mar 2022 #12
He only gets that after Jackson is confirmed AND Thomas retires DFW Mar 2022 #13
she's got this Skittles Mar 2022 #14
Why are the R's acting like they are doing the D' a huge favor here ? RANDYWILDMAN Mar 2022 #15
If the two jokers are in the deck, I don't have much hope. TheBlackAdder Mar 2022 #16

L. Coyote

(51,129 posts)
1. I feel like I'm finishing up a semester in law school.
Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:30 PM
Mar 2022

And a couple of Republicans are definitely flunking out this semester.

dem4decades

(11,372 posts)
2. I think she will but what I wonder is if Thomas steps down would Republicans
Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:31 PM
Mar 2022

Allow him to be replaced by Biden?

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
3. If it happens in the next year it will be a battle royale.
Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:35 PM
Mar 2022

Manchin and Sinema would heavily influence the pick if it were to have any chance. Sad to say but true.

comradebillyboy

(10,232 posts)
9. Both have voted for every one of Biden's judicial picks. I would
Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:55 PM
Mar 2022

expect them to continue supporting their president.

DFW

(54,909 posts)
7. The bigger question is what happens if Mother Nature decides to put Clarence Thomas out to pasture
Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:54 PM
Mar 2022

Replacing his extremist rightist ass with a centrist would still not swing the balance our way, but it WOULD give Roberts the chance to give himself a legacy he could be comfortable with leaving, instead of the black mark his Court has mostly been (admittedly, with the occasional bright spot shining through, though they have been the exception, not the rule, and ALL provided by him personally).

Alito, Gorsuch, Thomas, Kavanaugh and Phony Carrot are a solidly right wing monolith. Kagan, Sotomayor and Jackson would continue to be the doomed 300 Spartans without a fourth center/center-left balance. Roberts would have to move from the right to the center to even make a difference, but he has shown traces of humanity peeking through now and again. Maybe he would be more motivated to do so if he were to become a true swing vote instead of "that guy on the right who threw the libbruls a (usually insignificant) bone every now and then."

leftstreet

(36,128 posts)
12. I think his legacy matters to him
Wed Mar 23, 2022, 06:01 PM
Mar 2022

I don't really know, just a hunch

The SC has become more visible under his watch, and not necessarily in a good way. Kavanaugh's antics grabbed headlines and clicks, and more people are now debating and meme-making this relatively mysterious and allegedly lofty organization.

I agree he'd see a chance to be a swing vote and influence his legacy

DFW

(54,909 posts)
13. He only gets that after Jackson is confirmed AND Thomas retires
Wed Mar 23, 2022, 06:06 PM
Mar 2022

However, something like that could all come to pass inside of three weeks, and catch us all off-guard. I can't believe Roberts is dim enough not to have considered that as well.

RANDYWILDMAN

(2,729 posts)
15. Why are the R's acting like they are doing the D' a huge favor here ?
Wed Mar 23, 2022, 06:21 PM
Mar 2022

I freakin hate them. Gorsuch was sham, Kav was a sham and Phoney barrett was a total sham. Judge Jackson is a real judge. not a partisan hack !!!

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»If you were a gambling pe...