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Reter

(2,188 posts)
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:42 PM Feb 2016

Obama should just nominate Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court

Every side will get something they want, and I believe she could be confirmed. Think about this for a minute.

What the Republicans get from this:

They would no longer have to face her in the general election (not that that's set in stone, but every Republican thins she will win the nomination).

Someone who is not 50, so they can say she'll probably only stay on for 15-20 years.

What the Democrats get from this:

Someone far to the left of Scalia, and a good reasonable liberal who would be on their side on the vast majority of judicial issues.

Her withdrawal from the Democratic nomination and Bernie running unopposed. How sweet is that?

What Clinton gets:

A lifetime appointment. IMO this is even better than being President.

This could realistically satisfy all sides.

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hfojvt

(37,573 posts)
4. and the other plus side for Republicans
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:46 PM
Feb 2016

is that with Bernie leading the ticket, they would take 40 states in winning the Presidency and also sweep in super-majorities in both houses of Congress.

hfojvt

(37,573 posts)
6. I don't even think Bernie would beat me.
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:52 PM
Feb 2016

And I don't have Trump's fame and fortune to back me up.

Vincardog

(20,234 posts)
11. Right with Bernie leading the ticket, the Democrats would take 40 states in winning the Presidency
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:55 PM
Feb 2016

and also sweep in super-majorities in both houses of Congress. WIN WIN WIN

 

The Second Stone

(2,900 posts)
7. Hillary Clinton is running for President of the United States
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:52 PM
Feb 2016

not an appointive judgeship. She's really interested in one, and has never indicated an interest in the other.

Myrina

(12,296 posts)
9. ... pro-Wall Street, Monsanto, Walmart ...
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:05 PM
Feb 2016

.. just somewhat more liberal on social issues ... it would be almost like Fat Tony never left.

 

Reter

(2,188 posts)
10. Look at the other option
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:21 PM
Feb 2016

The is zero chance Obama can't get anyone confirmed to the left of Hillary. That's a fact. I'd rather have her than no one for 11 months.

Vincardog

(20,234 posts)
12. If the court has a tie the lower court ruling stands. Since the cases before the court are appeals
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:58 PM
Feb 2016

Of liberal lower court rulings, the tie goes to the liberals. We win even if they don't replace anyone.

yellowcanine

(35,692 posts)
13. No, Hillary and Bernie should announce that they would consider Obama for SCOTUS
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:01 PM
Feb 2016

if the Republicans refuse to confirm a nominee while Obama is still President.

 

Reter

(2,188 posts)
15. She is more qualified than a few others there
Sun Feb 14, 2016, 11:50 PM
Feb 2016

There's even one non-lawyer that Obama appointed (forget which one).

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