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    Re: It's a Good Day Not to Live in Wisonsin

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    Well, Grand Mal, I would argue that that was something entirely within the purview of the United States Senate. It may have been unpopular among those on the political left, but it was by no means illegitimate. I imagine if Trump wins the Presidency in 2020 but the Democrats retook a majority in the Senate, and Trump then nominated a conservative justice, the Democrats would be quick to shoot down the nominee, and probably refuse him a hearing, as is the Senate's absolute right. I will certainly not argue the validity of their action, even if I disagree with the result.
    The legislative branch took the process away from the executive when they refused to consider the nomination and vote on it. If the Congress had done it's job and rejected the nominee nobody could complain but they rejected Obama's right to put his nomination forward, saying they would wait a year for the election.
    The GOP seems to be aquiring a habit of dirty politics, and right-wing voters are aquiring the habit of saying, "Is it illegal? No? Then it's acceptable."
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    Re: It's a Good Day Not to Live in Wisonsin

    Didn't the NC lege try the same thing with Roy Cooper?

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    Re: It's a Good Day Not to Live in Wisonsin

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Yeah, but they didn't even vote on it. They didn't reject the nominee, they rejected the nomination. It's a subtle but important difference between voting and rejecting Obama's nominee and flat-out rejecting his right to put the nomination before the Congress.
    Obama's right to the process was denied by the GOP.
    Obama has no right to the process. Not holding a vote is the same as rejecting. The problem is Jeff the political Flake and The RINO from Illinois who was so dumb I forget his name and won't bother to look it up because he rejected Donald Trump and lost his senate seat, would've delivered Garland to the court, which would've been atrocious to the constitution, so McConnell made the right move, we got Trump in there and now we got some good judges. elections have consequences. We won the senate in 2014 and so we get to decide judge nominations.
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    Re: It's a Good Day Not to Live in Wisonsin

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Obama has no right to the process. Not holding a vote is the same as rejecting. The problem is Jeff the political Flake and The RINO from Illinois who was so dumb I forget his name and won't bother to look it up because he rejected Donald Trump and lost his senate seat, would've delivered Garland to the court, which would've been atrocious to the constitution, so McConnell made the right move, we got Trump in there and now we got some good judges. elections have consequences. We won the senate in 2014 and so we get to decide judge nominations.
    (sigh)
    Yes, you get to decide nominations. Where in the constitution does it say you get to decide whether the nomination happens?
    That's what happened. The legislative branch decided the executive branch couldn't have access to the process.
    Listen. It's a small point, a subtle difference, but it's dirty politics. It's not the way the people who designed it intended it to be. But if the result is what you want you can spin it, you can justify it, you can even applaud it but don't forget that what goes around, comes around and in politics nothing is ever decided. When the Democrats pull the same dirty trick will you sit on your hands chewing your lip in silence?
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    Re: It's a Good Day Not to Live in Wisonsin

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Obama has no right to the process. Not holding a vote is the same as rejecting. The problem is Jeff the political Flake and The RINO from Illinois who was so dumb I forget his name and won't bother to look it up because he rejected Donald Trump and lost his senate seat, would've delivered Garland to the court, which would've been atrocious to the constitution, so McConnell made the right move, we got Trump in there and now we got some good judges. elections have consequences. We won the senate in 2014 and so we get to decide judge nominations.
    LOL! What pig-ignorant twaddle. There is nothning 'atrocious', whatsoever, about Garland or his record as a judge, nor can you cite anything that indicates that.
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