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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-16 03:44 PM
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Ronald Reagan in 1987: Filling Supreme Court Vacancy Is A Constitutional Obligation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_3PEIUEGto


Ronald Reagan almost appears to be speaking from beyond the grave to Republicans vowing to block any Supreme Court nominee submitted by President Barack Obama.

In this clip from C-SPAN, the Gipper urges the Democrat-controlled Senate to confirm Anthony Kennedy, who he nominated to the Supreme Court late in 1987. Kennedy was ultimately confirmed in February 1988 by a 97-0 vote.

At the time, Reagan called on all Americans to "join together in a bipartisan effort to fulfill our constitutional obligation of restoring the United States Supreme Court to full strength." He also asked the Senate for "prompt hearings conducted in the spirit of cooperation and bipartisanship."

"I'm glad the president has made his choice," said then-Sen. Joe Biden, according to a report in The New York Times from Nov. 12, 1987. "We will get the process under way and move as rapidly as is prudent. We want to conduct the committee's review with both thoroughness and dispatch.'"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ronald-reagan-supre...


GEE... I wonder what could possibly be the sob's, whoops I mean, the gop's excuse for obstructing? oh that's right, they're bigoted tools and hyper-partisans working for their corporate lord$!

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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-16 05:37 PM
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1. Have you posted this to DU3?
We could use a "double agent" (LOL) to post this to Freak Republic, as well...just to see some heads explode. Saint Ronnie, telling them off from the grave!

I wish more people would stick with DU2. DU3 sucks. :(
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-20-16 01:56 AM
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2. Hi lbrtbell!
no, I didn't go and post it to DU3. I wish more posted here, because we're insulated from fake liberals due to it being a place only those who were previous users can be at! I think that's awesome and appreciate the guys for keeping it open.


plus... this place is forever nostalgic and magical to me, I don't wanna leave, tbh! lol

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-16 06:18 PM
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3. They don't care about the country. They don't care about Reagan, either.
They use him because they think people love him and it will help them get elected and re-elected.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-16 03:54 AM
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4. truer words never spoken
they don't care about either! It is interesting watching Trump enrage the establishment powers in their party. I don't want him president anymore than you, but I think he can help destroy the GOP further. All for that! LOL
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-16 07:01 PM
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5. On Biden
Granted, spitoon face Brock runs mediamatters, but it's a pretty good discussion: http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/02/23/media-incor...
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-16 03:11 AM
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6. ugh...
this comment showed even their most moderate candidate is still a right-winger betrothed to the crazies in the party


GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (HOST): It is pretty interesting, but this sounds like a new rule now. A rule that a president can't pick a Supreme Court justice in his or her final year.

KASICH: Well, George, you know, look, you know how polarized everything is. We have got to be real about thing
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