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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    So anyway, now that the ultra-partisanship has been dispensed with(hopefully), talking about the actual topic without hysterics, any one heard of any of these?

    The leading candidates to replace Stevens are Solicitor General Elena Kagan, 49, and federal appellate Judges Merrick Garland, 57, in Washington and Diane Wood, 59, in Chicago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I wonder what the Party of ‘No’ will say …
    Let's give them the chance to say "no" before getting bent out of shape please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So do you ever debate things here or is it just all partisan all the time?
    Let's say after this crew, I don't have much confidence in Obama.







    Do you?

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

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    Let's say after this crew, I don't have much confidence in Obama.







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    Can we see the stupidity for another thread please. This is actually important stuff.
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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    If only we all could keep our wits sharp and remain working till age 90!

    As for the next candidate, I'm not sure there's going to be much difference in judicial philosophy. I'll be largely disinterested unless Obama is able to find a real standout among standouts and even then, we probably won't know that to be the case until they've served on the court for some time.

    I suppose it will be interesting to see what demographic they target.

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    If only we all could keep our wits sharp and remain working till age 90!

    As for the next candidate, I'm not sure there's going to be much difference in judicial philosophy. I'll be largely disinterested unless Obama is able to find a real standout among standouts and even then, we probably won't know that to be the case until they've served on the court for some time.

    I suppose it will be interesting to see what demographic they target.
    According to the article, he still swims and plays tennis daily. That is incredible at his age.
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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I wonder what the Party of ‘No’ will say …
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    Let's give them the chance to say "no" before getting bent out of shape please.
    No bending out of shape here.

    I just have no confidence in the core element of the Republican Senate caucus being responsible and focusing on the nominee's qualifications.

    But, we'll see, and I for one would enjoy being pleasantly surprised by some honest statesmanship showing up in the upper chamber.
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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I wonder what the Party of ‘No’ will say …
    I'm not familiar with this Party of No. Is this just another contrived hyperpartisan term meant to cloud discussion rather than open the channels to honest debate?

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

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    Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring - Yahoo! News



    Will be interesting to see who Obama picks, and how the nomination goes.
    Obama is going to be in a pickle on this, no matter what he does. The far left is going to want a radical, and Obama won't deliver it. He can't, without losing the moderates. And the Republicans, still smarting over their defeat on health care, are going to stonewall any nomination completely. One of two things is going to happen. There will either be an invocation of the "nuclear option", since there won't be anyone on either side willing to compromise this time, or Obama will make this a recess appointment. I predict the former, as Republicans won't be able to reverse it, as they could if they took over after a recess appointment has been made.
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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I'm not familiar with this Party of No. Is this just another contrived hyperpartisan term meant to cloud discussion rather than open the channels to honest debate?
    The Party of ‘No’ is the label I have attached to the Republican Party because of its members propensity to say “No” to everything, no matter in many cases having sponsored precisely the same thing as recently as the year before, e.g., Pay-as-you-go.

    I don't think that's hyper-partisan. I'm not calling the Republicans, a bunch of fascists or worse (is there worse?); I'm not twisting the party name up to offend. I am criticizing them and I think I am thoroughly justified in doing so. I think the Republican Party leadership has acted irresponsibly in a time of national urgency.

    There is nothing wrong in being partisan. I do so as best I can accurately and without rancor. I don't think politics is a zero-sum game where one side's victory must come at the other side's expense. But, I do think we must evaluate and make judgments about what we are for and what we are against. That's the point in participating in forums such as these, it's an exercise in working these things out.
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