HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » This message was self-del...

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:43 PM

This message was self-deleted by its author

This message was self-deleted by its author (left-of-center2012) on Sun Oct 17, 2021, 08:38 AM. When the original post in a discussion thread is self-deleted, the entire discussion thread is automatically locked so new replies cannot be posted.

33 replies, 2751 views

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 33 replies Author Time Post
Reply This message was self-deleted by its author (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Oct 14 OP
blm Oct 14 #1
sinkingfeeling Oct 14 #3
Firestorm49 Oct 15 #27
Comfortably_Numb Oct 14 #2
OneBro Oct 14 #4
BlueTsunami2018 Oct 14 #5
BradAllison Oct 14 #10
bucolic_frolic Oct 14 #6
Rebl2 Oct 14 #8
Polybius Oct 15 #30
ColinC Oct 14 #7
PSPS Oct 14 #15
ColinC Oct 14 #16
yaesu Oct 14 #9
NewHendoLib Oct 14 #11
hay rick Oct 14 #18
NewHendoLib Oct 14 #19
Lucky Luciano Oct 14 #21
hay rick Oct 14 #24
BlueIdaho Oct 14 #12
lordsummerisle Oct 14 #13
Polybius Oct 15 #31
Lonestarblue Oct 14 #14
PSPS Oct 14 #17
madville Oct 14 #20
turbinetree Oct 14 #22
myohmy2 Oct 14 #23
oasis Oct 14 #25
stuffmatters Oct 15 #26
hamsterjill Oct 15 #28
Greybnk48 Oct 15 #29
LiberatedUSA Oct 15 #32
Jose Garcia Oct 15 #33

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:52 PM

1. Experts to McConnell, "There will be risks."

McConnell to experts, “Fuck the risks, we take control of the courts now or never.”

And so he did, from 2016 to today.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blm (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:54 PM

3. +100

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blm (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 08:51 AM

27. Indeed. Republicans wouldn't think twice if the situation was reversed.

Here again, we’re lacking the balls to be in the fight. Public opinion? Does McConnell give a rip about public opinion? Their guns are out and shooting. Ours aren’t even loaded.

We’re at the point where democracy is on the line and Democrats are worried about public opinion.

We will have nobody to blame but our illustrious leaders if we lose all that we have fought for over our lifetimes. God save the Queen.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:54 PM

2. "Undermine the court's legitimacy"?? Seriously? They do not have a shred of legitimacy left.

A cabal of fascist dark money lackeys who do the bidding of their Federalist Society dark money funded corporate owners. The supreme court would be a joke, but there is nothing funny about its determination to subvert democracy, curtail the citizen’s right to seek redress in the courts, and disenfranchise groups that exist outside of their fundamentalist Catholic oppressive model. I spit on the radical right wing court.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:56 PM

4. ". . . the potential to undermine the high court's legitimacy?"

Mr. & Mrs. Frat N. Handmaid have already tanked the Court's final vestiges of legitimacy.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:11 PM

5. What does it matter? It's never going to happen.

Apparently, nothing is going to happen except fascist takeover. No voting rights, no infrastructure, no healthcare, nothing Joe ran on is going to go through. All because of the two greatest Dems of all time™️.

Yeah, even with Piss Wig gone, I’m at an all time low point. Bitterly disappointed.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:31 PM

10. I don't blame you feeling this way

We're powerless to do shit.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:12 PM

6. How about just impeach the 2 stolen picks that McConnell finagled?

That wasn't partisan, was it?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:15 PM

8. I agree

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:41 AM

30. Sure

But 67 votes out of 100 to remove is an impossible task.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:14 PM

7. The only way it would've ever happened is if the pro expansion folks had a 2/3rds majority

and decided to override a veto. Not looking likely at this point....

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ColinC (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:16 PM

15. Override a veto?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PSPS (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:18 PM

16. I'm not convinced Biden would sign a law expanding the courts

Especially after his own committee's advice.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:19 PM

9. undermine the high court's legitimacy while the fascists undermine our democracy nt

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:35 PM

11. So many of the foundations of our country are obsolete

some of the amendments (esp the second), the how numbers of senators are assigned, the number of court justices and the lifetime terms - so much was conceived at a very different time.

It's no wonder we are living through a complete clusterfuck, that is only going to get worse.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:20 PM

18. The constitution needs to be a living, breathing, evolving document.

The "originalist" notion of omniscient founding fathers has been turned into a straitjacket for the democratic impulse to create a more just and equitable society. The ongoing failure to modify the obsolescent structure of our governing institutions increases the likelihood of violent, anarchic collapse of those institutions.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hay rick (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:24 PM

19. yup. exactly. it baffles me why this is not a more widely held view.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hay rick (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:13 PM

21. The SE portico has a Thomas Jefferson quote at his memorial. He agrees with you.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:06 PM

24. Never saw that before. Thank you!

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:56 PM

12. The Robert's Kangaroo Court's legitimacy is in tatters.

It is nothing more than a fascist rubber stamp.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:04 PM

13. What about other solutions

like removing lifetime appointments and having term limits? Or giving every incoming president the opportunity to appoint one or two justices?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:43 AM

31. All of that would take a constitutional amendment

Much harder to do.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:15 PM

14. This Court has no legitimacy.

Their ruling allowing the obviously unconstitutional Texas abortion law to go into effect is enough to convince anyone that the Court is in the hands of religious extremists who do not care that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land—except for Texas women—until they formally overruled it. How can it be Constitutional to deny only Texas women the right to an abortion when women in 49 other states can exercise that right! A law that creates harm should not be allowed to go into effect while it is being litigated, but these people put their own extremist religious beliefs above the existing law. I have no respect whatsoever for this kangaroo Court. We can only expect to see more harm to our country from their rulings.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:20 PM

17. LOL. "Recent polls suggest..." driving the conclusions in a "bipartisan commission" study.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:29 PM

20. It's the correct recommendation

Once that box is opened you can’t close it. We add 4 to make it a 7-6 majority and the next time they are in power they’ll add an unlimited number once that barrier is broken.

It only works if you think Republicans will never have the presidency and senate again.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:53 PM

22. "We have not sought to determine whether any particular perspective on the confirmation process

or on the Court’s composition today is ‘correct,’”

SO just have a senator decide all by himself to just tell a president that he can't nominate someone to the bench during a election.........so what part to the above statement does this mean to this rule of law....

https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/article-2/section-2/

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:57 PM

23. "...undermine the high court's legitimacy."

...surely you jest...

...the supremes have no legitimacy to undermine...

...they are mostly a gang of right-wing political hacks...

...try again...

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:31 PM

25. Alito and Thomas are jokes. How's that for integrity?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 05:20 AM

26. I'm having traumatic flashbacks to The Catfood Commission

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:07 AM

28. "The POTENTIAL to undermine the high court's legitimacy???

Aren’t we already there?

Sheesh…take the risks!!!

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hamsterjill (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:34 AM

29. Isn't that rich. Like the Republican party hasn't already DESTROYED the legitimacy

of the S.C. for most Americans with forced minority rule! Any changes would serve to RESTORE SC legitimacy!

MINORITY RULE is destroying our democracy because it's more suited for fascism. So is illegitimately packing the S.C. over the past 10 years. We need to fix it.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:58 AM

32. For some reason I hear music playing while...

…I envision a ship sinking.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:56 PM

33. Promises Made, Promises Kept

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink