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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I think it has more to do with Obama's track record of appointing incompetent people.

    Lynch was originally appointed by Clinton, very likely an affirmative action appointment. She was fired by G.W. Bush who had many smart highly qualified and competent blacks working with in his administration, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, etc.
    "Black person got hired by a Democrat? Must be affirmative action!"

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    After Holder announced his resignation the White House started looking for a black woman to replace him.
    Which explains why his first choice, Kathryn Ruemmler, was a white woman
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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Did you know that you're wrong?

    Since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid altered the chamber’s filibuster rules in late 2013, the Republicans can’t use the filibuster to block an Attorney General nominee during that time period

    How the Senate will confirm a new Attorney General


    The simple fact of the matter is this: Senate Republicans can holler about how President Obama will be ramming his pick through a lame-duck Senate, but venting is just about all they'll be able to do about it. In a sense, the battle over a new AG was fought a year ago, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules for executive-branch nominations.

    Because of his trigger of the so-called "nuclear option," there will be no possibility of a GOP filibuster of Obama's pick. And all it will take to confirm his choice will be a simple majority vote.


    GOP Can't Stop a Lame-Duck Attorney General Pick - NationalJournal.com
    That must explain why there's so many of Obama's nominations getting passed in the senate......not.

    Republicans Still Find Ways To Stall Judicial Nominees Despite Filibuster Reform

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Care to explain the incompetencies of all of Obama's other appointees ?
    Care to explain "heck of a job, Brownie"?

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    That must explain why there's so many of Obama's nominations getting passed in the senate......not.

    Republicans Still Find Ways To Stall Judicial Nominees Despite Filibuster Reform
    An article from February from Huffpo, which you didn't even read.

    Harry Reid controls the Senate. He can bring anyone up for a vote. The Republicans can't stop it. They've can't filibuster. All Reid needs is a simple majority. Reid has not brought them forth for a vote. You only have Harry Reid to blame.

    Next time know the facts of how they vote on things in the Senate.
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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    On our two party system it has been put two way: 1. There's not a dimes worth of difference between the two parties and 2. In the United States you have but one political party, but it has two wings. The Republican wing and the Democratic wing.

    And yes you are right about the money, many corporations, Wall Street Firms, Lobbyist etc donate to both parties. Oh they usually give the incumbents more money than the challengers, but that is because the incumbent usually wins. As for registration, in Georgia one just registers to vote, there is no party affiliation. I like that. Registration via party down here is for use in primary elections in those states that have closed primaries.

    Change, back in the 90's I worked hard for change. I worked for Ross Perot. It was quite a battle. Ross told me something that guides me now, he said: Take a couple of steps backwards and put cotton or ear plugs in your ears to drown out the rhetoric. Just watch how the two parties govern and you will see they basically govern the same. It is only the rhetoric that is polar opposites.

    He was right.



    That's good advice. When you recognize rhetoric for what it is, the bull**** seems to float to the surface. When our prime minister speechifies about "family values" and the need for "security", he's actually talking about tough law and order legislation not financial security, which is mere rhetoric aimed at the ed neck crowd who refuse to admit that the crime rate is tanking, a fraction of what it was even ten years ago. To date this year the Vancouver Metro area, 3.5 million people has had six homicides.
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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Which explains why his first choice, Kathryn Ruemmler, was a white woman
    Do you think Obama hates straight white males ?

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Care to explain "heck of a job, Brownie"?
    If you want me to.

    heck

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    If you repeal the 17th amendment the selection of senators goes back to the state legislature. In other words Section 3 Article I would go back to being in effect. It states: The senate of the United States shall be composed of two senators from each state chosen by the legislature thereof.

    In other words senators wouldn't be voting the party line anymore. They would be voting the wishes of each state legislature and the people of those states. It would make party affiliation less meaningful. The Senate was suppose to represent the states, not the political parties. The people have the House of Representatives or the peoples house.
    The majority party in the state legislator would choose the senator. That would make the senator more dependent on the party and its established leadership and less dependent on the approval of the state's residents. It would only make things worse.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Authoritarians from both ends of the spectrum might like stop and frisk. Libertarians oppose it. As usual, the Bill of Rights is on the side of the libertarians.
    I have never heard of a consistent liberal supporting stop and frisk. For example, the recently elected Mayor of NYC was popular for opposing it and has worked to end the practice. In my liberal leaning city, our centrist Mayor floated the idea of using stop and frisk and the idea was quickly shot down by liberals.

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