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Response to Sunlei (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 03:04 PM

19. Eisenhower used a recess appointment

to appoint William Brennan to the Supreme Court only weeks before the presidential election of 1956. He was later fully confirmed right after Ike was inaugurated for his second term (in a 2 for 1 after another justice passed away after the election)

However, the politics have changed since then - there was very little RW hate radio, no Fox News, etc. to generate the outrage and hate.

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