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What does "without delay" mean?

Does that mean tomorrow? Or Monday? Or sometime next week?

Or when Mitch McConnell has the votes lined up?

If the process goes beyond a week, it will begin to look like it has been "delayed". It will look like Mitch and Donald do not have the votes.

Surely there are at least 4 Republicans with a spine?

Trump is a rather dumb politician, in my opinion.

By calling for immediate vote, "without delay", on a new SC Justice, he shows how arrogant and short-sighted he truly is.

If there are Republicans that really do not like him personally, but like the SC appointments, why should they vote for him if they can get their SC Justice regardless?

A smarter political maneuver would be hold off on the nomination and inform Republican voters that they need to vote for him if they want another conservative Justice. It seems to me that would get him more votes on election day.

He does not show a keen political awareness.

McConnell will not place a name for nomination unless he is certain of outcome

At this time, he does not have a definite count.

Expect to hear screaming and gnashing of teeth from the Republican caucus over the next few days.

If Trump does not get the immediate vote that he reportedly wants, McConnell probably does not have the votes. It is not automatic.

Several Senators running for re-election are put into very difficult positions if their votes are demanded before the election.

Everything hinges on Democrats taking back the Senate.

They simply cannot let Mitch McConnell control the Senate with the present filibuster rule the way he did under Obama. He stopped all of Obama's judgeship nominations. Until Senator Reed made the decision to do away with the filibuster for appeals court judges. That gave McConnell the justification to lift the filibuster on Supreme Court nominations also.

If Donald Trump remains in the White House, the Democrats must hold him accountable. If they have to impeach him again to get witnesses to testify, then so be it. Democrats must not sweep the crimes of Donald Trump under the rug. They must find the answers. They can only do that if they control the Senate.

Finally, if the Republicans ram through another SC Justice, we need a Democratic Senate to correct the politicalzation of the Court. They need to be prepared to expand the Court if necessary.

None of this can happen if they do not win the Senate, even if Joe Biden is elected the next President.

If the House impeached him again....?

And held up the Articles of Impeachment until after the Election, what would be the impact?

What if the Democrats take the Senate but Trump keeps the White House?

Could that be leverage for the Democrats?

I understand that is a lot of "what ifs" but it is not impossible.

Is that too "hard ball" for the Democrats?

Why Donald Trump will choose to NOT push thru his SC nominee at this time?

Make no mistake, Donald Trump calls the shots for the Republican Party.

Whatever decision he makes must be in the interest of Donald J Trump.

Uppermost in Donald's mind at this time is, what can help me win the election on November 3rd?

If he pushes thru his nominee now, there may be less incentive for some Republicans to vote for him in November? The only reason they voted for him the last time was solely for Supreme Court picks. He might actually lose votes if he chooses a Justice at this time.

Also, Trump understands that he is behind and he needs all the help he can get. Do Republicans want Joe Biden to pick the next Supreme Court Justice or do they want Donald Trump to make that choice?

When the political options are all weighed, Donald Trump will decide that it is in his best interest to leverage the Supreme Court pick to get more Republicans to the polls.

He can see it no other way, in my opinion.

McConnell will try to make a deal with the Democrats on Supreme Court pick.

It's just the way he operates.

He would like to get a promise from the Democrats that, if they win the Senate, they will not change the 60-vote rule for passing legislation. In that case, even if Republicans lose their majority, he would still maintain control of the Senate, even as the Minority Leader. He could freeze up the Senate just as he did under Obama for 8 years.

If Republicans lose their majority, the Democrats would get to choose the next Supreme Court Justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In my opinion, that would not be a deal the Democrats should accept.

Wouldn't it be nice?

If the voters of this country proved everybody wrong? The pollsters, the Trumpsters, and even the folks here on DU?

What if they came out in such huge numbers that they kicked the Republicans and Donald Trump out of all positions of power in our government? The turnout would be unparalleled.

What if the American people showed the world that they cared about America and how we are viewed by our friends and allies around the world? What if they showed the people of this country that they are not the fools that many believe them to be?

What if the people took back their country in dramatic fashion, with the biggest landslide since LBJ in 1964?

It would be nice.

Peace in the Middle East (cartoon)

How do Republicans put themselves back together after Trump?

Trump is not going to release his supporters to the Republican Party. They are his army. They are his militia. He will continue to use them to further his own interests.

Old-line Republicans will have to start over or they will all have to become part of the Trump Party.

Surely, this is something they have thought about?

How do they become a legitimate political Party once Trump is no longer in power? He will not surrender control of his cult to anyone. They will dance with him or they will dance with no one.

It couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of cowards.
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