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Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:42 PM

 

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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Response to Reter (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:42 PM

1. Not going to happen

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:45 PM

2. Yeah right

That could happen, said no one ever.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:45 PM

3. Well, it would be funny when the GOPers call her the most liberal nominee ever.

 

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:46 PM

4. and the other plus side for Republicans

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.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:48 PM

5. You don't think Bernie would beat Trump?

 

I do.

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Response to Reter (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:52 PM

6. I don't even think Bernie would beat me.

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

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:55 PM

11. Right with Bernie leading the ticket, the Democrats would take 40 states in winning the Presidency

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

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:52 PM

7. Hillary Clinton is running for President of the United States

 

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

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 01:55 PM

8. Trust issues

Would preclude this.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:05 PM

9. ... pro-Wall Street, Monsanto, Walmart ...

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

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Response to Myrina (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:21 PM

10. Look at the other option

 

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.

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Response to Reter (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 02:58 PM

12. If the court has a tie the lower court ruling stands. Since the cases before the court are appeals

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

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:01 PM

13. No, Hillary and Bernie should announce that they would consider Obama for SCOTUS

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

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:15 PM

14. nice idea but...

 

she is not qualified

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 14, 2016, 11:50 PM

15. She is more qualified than a few others there

 

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

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