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Mitch McConnell says it's 'highly unlikely' he'd let Joe Biden fill a Supreme Court seat in 2024 ...

Mitch McConnell says it's 'highly unlikely' he'd let Joe Biden fill a Supreme Court seat in 2024 if Republicans win back control of the Senate

Grace Panetta at Business Insider

4 hours ago

https://www.businessinsider.com/mcconnell-biden-block-supreme-court-seat-in-2024-2021-6?utm_source=reddit.com

"SNIP.....

McConnell confirmed he would hold open a hypothetical Supreme Court vacancy in 2024 or 2023.

The minority leader said it would be "highly unlikely" he would allow Biden to fill a vacancy.

McConnell blocked Obama's Supreme Court nominee from getting a hearing in 2016.

.....SNIP"

Applegrove: This is a dominance display. Biden needs to let the air out of McConnell. Dominace displays like this are directed at females (female voters). Women gravitate towards aggressive men during hard times and lower middle class or working class suburban women are having a tough time and they may break towards republicans or not vote in 2022.

"SNIP....

The Suburban Women Who Will Decide the Midterms

https://politicalwire.com/2021/06/14/the-suburban-women-who-will-decide-the-midterms/

June 14, 2021 at 11:55 am EDT By Taegan Goddard 39 Comments

Greg Sargent: “Democratic strategists are taking steps now to set the terms of the debate in the midterms. To this end, they say they’ve homed in on a key demographic: suburban women who support President Biden but are at risk of either backing Republicans in 2022 or staying at home.”

“This demographic is somewhat distinct from the relatively affluent, educated White suburbanite demographic that is often discussed as central to the suburban shift to Democrats in the 2018 and 2020 elections.”

“Instead, this group is a subset of suburban women who are more likely to be non-college-educated and somewhat less affluent, and tend to be drawn from the working class or lower-middle class, or the ranks of small business owners.”

.....SNIP"

Maybe Trump saying he will be back in power in August is laying down

a false narative to explain why he is being indicted by liberal New York prosecutors as in "they are out to get me to stop me from resuming power".

This is why the GOP wants only a skinny infrastructure plan. They don't

want rural areas to have a good experience with government helping rural lives and livelyhoods.

Getting bogged down will just advertise the excellent Biden Build Back Better

policies and stick it out there for the public to digest. Will be good for americans to live it, see it and know it.

They can create an environment of authoritarian harassment and plant the seeds

of fielty in people who are old and feeble and afraid to vote. Populist Doug Ford in Ontario was really unpopular as a conservative premier with draconian governing. Then covid arrived and he copied Trudeau in how he protected people. His numbers went up. Recently he has gone authoritarian and anti-compassion with no law for paid leave for necessary workers who often live in multi generational homes and end up working when they are sick because they can't afford not to. Ford also was going to allow and get the police to pull over any car they saw on the street. Police forces around the province told him to **** off and he cancelled the edict. His numbers are now tanking again.

The point in these authoritarian populists will never waste an opportunity to break people's spirits by making them afraid of the authoritarian's "power" so people will become more compliant be it to play the police off the people or to sour the very thought of voting in the US case today. The police in Ontario were having none of it. We have the benefit of being many steps removed from what is happening in the USA so we kept our perspective. That is what americans should do with this meant-to-be-very-scary voter baiting ****.

The other thing vote baiting does is lock the aggressors into being for authoritarianism because they sold their souls and there would maybe be no turning back and simply saying or deciding "hey i need good cheap childcare so my wife can work and we can save for a home in the burbs" that Biden is trying to appeal to.

Globalism may just be the thing that keeps corporations from backing autocrats in

this century. Who'd have thunk it back when corporations pushed for freer trade they would actually become liberals. The name "liberal" implied free trade at the start of its inception though. And unions need to be protected. They do that in Germany. It can work anywhere. I guess corporations have looked around and realized they'd rather pay taxes than graft. At least taxes under a democratic leadership and increased wages go towards making people more productive with health and education and entrepreneurship rather than the decrepidization of the population corruption causes. Also trade makes international corporations less likely to attack diversity. They have clients everywhere in the world. Rock on free trade and productivity if that is the carrot corporations need in front of them to be on the side of democracy and diversity.

Tweet of the late night:

https://twitter.com/daniellebrian/status/1384831605970280451

I think she is the new Bachman. Democrats can hold her up and say "this is what is going on". She lies, she's racist and she's mean and she spends her days trying to shore up a big lie of one kind or another. Where Bachman made Republicans the batsh** Party, MTG makes it more the Trumpian Party than Trump.

You have to wonder if chaos and scarry training films are wedges to keep

police voting GOP despite the fact the GOP is getting rid of the middle class.

Don't see why the police unions are not all for gun control unless terrified

police is an end goal somehow.

It is what Trump wanted all along: GOP visit Mar a Lago to kiss his ring

again and again, GOP run their schemes without his input. He is just the sculpture on the front of the ship. He is not the ship. They've self-organized. Sure some GOPers are disgusted with the attack on democracy. I hope they continue to be. The majority did not jump ship.
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