All doubt removed - McConnell is a weasel

kent_island_sailor

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/29/mcconnell-says-he-would-fill-supreme-court-vacancy/?utm_term=.575a59aabc8a

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-2020_n_5cedc377e4b0ae671058a60d?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuaHVmZnBvc3QuY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGMYqTftCF3LQF2554j0VqcIrCpxyk9f2aEVjKFS05fOme18TLfT7qUngNevbUeHu0yqo8dg5T0yOYjUtJMXh0VSjSKZyzhzo6nhwZGnRrHm8Xvq_oQ9uV7vfXdjH8NVGoYTuooY1IjQ_Mo2W3sj1IL6AEBP0Ujfipqfbk_JUW06

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he would work to fill any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020, an election year, despite his efforts to scuttle Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the bench for that very reason in 2016.
“Uh, we’d fill it,” McConnell said in response to an audience question during an event at the Paducah Chamber of Commerce in Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon. The lawmaker issued a small smile during his answer as guests in the room laughed.

In an interview with The New York Times earlier this year, McConnell called his blocking of Garland the most important thing he’d done in his political career, saying: “I think the most consequential call I made was before President Trump came to office.”

This is actually refreshing in a way. All the reasons he gave to block Garland were just total bullshit he made up on the spot to screw the opposition and he is happy to admit that now. Maybe Democrats will finally wake the hell up and realize their disloyal opposition has no bottom, no lines, no ethic other than whatever they can get away with.
 

Steam Flyer

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I think your last sentence describes 95% of the people in both parties. Although that estimate may be a little optimistic.
I disagree. Last I saw, Trump only was unconditionally supported by about 85% of Republicans.

I would hesitate to claim that Democrats have higher ethical standards, although it's been a long time since Democrat malfeasance has been anything remotely close to Republican. Give them enough power for long enough, and it would probably be close.

However you should recognize that there's a huge difference between "Democrats" and non-Republicans. I know that part of the Republican (and especially the Trumpublican) ethos that the entire world is "Us Or Them..... and we hate-hate-HATE them!" but like so many other bits of this ideology, it's false.

-DSK

 
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Steam Flyer

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MakePHRFGreatAgain said:
How quickly the memory of Harry Reid has faded away 
Facts, please.

We know you hate-hate-HATE Harry Reid, and Tom Daschle (remember him), after all the right-wing hate-spew machine pumped it all over both of them.

But what did they actually DO?

Lie the US into a war for their own personal profit? Close the gov't because they wanted something stupid and destructive the majority didn't support? Refuse to fill a Supreme Court Seat for a year?

Facts, not repeat of the hate-spew

-DSK

 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/29/mcconnell-says-he-would-fill-supreme-court-vacancy/?utm_term=.575a59aabc8a

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-2020_n_5cedc377e4b0ae671058a60d?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuaHVmZnBvc3QuY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGMYqTftCF3LQF2554j0VqcIrCpxyk9f2aEVjKFS05fOme18TLfT7qUngNevbUeHu0yqo8dg5T0yOYjUtJMXh0VSjSKZyzhzo6nhwZGnRrHm8Xvq_oQ9uV7vfXdjH8NVGoYTuooY1IjQ_Mo2W3sj1IL6AEBP0Ujfipqfbk_JUW06

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he would work to fill any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020, an election year, despite his efforts to scuttle Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the bench for that very reason in 2016.
“Uh, we’d fill it,” McConnell said in response to an audience question during an event at the Paducah Chamber of Commerce in Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon. The lawmaker issued a small smile during his answer as guests in the room laughed.

In an interview with The New York Times earlier this year, McConnell called his blocking of Garland the most important thing he’d done in his political career, saying: “I think the most consequential call I made was before President Trump came to office.”

This is actually refreshing in a way. All the reasons he gave to block Garland were just total bullshit he made up on the spot to screw the opposition and he is happy to admit that now. Maybe Democrats will finally wake the hell up and realize their disloyal opposition has no bottom, no lines, no ethic other than whatever they can get away with.
Was there ever any doubt?

Public Service announcement:

you can delete all the gibberish in a link from the ? on. Like this -

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-2020_n_5cedc377e4b0ae671058a60d

 

Dog

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/29/mcconnell-says-he-would-fill-supreme-court-vacancy/?utm_term=.575a59aabc8a

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-2020_n_5cedc377e4b0ae671058a60d?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuaHVmZnBvc3QuY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGMYqTftCF3LQF2554j0VqcIrCpxyk9f2aEVjKFS05fOme18TLfT7qUngNevbUeHu0yqo8dg5T0yOYjUtJMXh0VSjSKZyzhzo6nhwZGnRrHm8Xvq_oQ9uV7vfXdjH8NVGoYTuooY1IjQ_Mo2W3sj1IL6AEBP0Ujfipqfbk_JUW06

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he would work to fill any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020, an election year, despite his efforts to scuttle Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the bench for that very reason in 2016.
“Uh, we’d fill it,” McConnell said in response to an audience question during an event at the Paducah Chamber of Commerce in Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon. The lawmaker issued a small smile during his answer as guests in the room laughed.

In an interview with The New York Times earlier this year, McConnell called his blocking of Garland the most important thing he’d done in his political career, saying: “I think the most consequential call I made was before President Trump came to office.”

This is actually refreshing in a way. All the reasons he gave to block Garland were just total bullshit he made up on the spot to screw the opposition and he is happy to admit that now. Maybe Democrats will finally wake the hell up and realize their disloyal opposition has no bottom, no lines, no ethic other than whatever they can get away with.
McConnell comes around to the Democratic position and you're still not happy.

 

Rum Runner

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Why did anyone doubt it? Politicians do things for political reasons. I'll bet if the Dems controlled the Senate in 2020 and Trump wanted to appoint an new SCOTUS justice they would find a reason to delay until after the election. 

 

d'ranger

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Why did anyone doubt it? Politicians do things for political reasons. I'll bet if the Dems controlled the Senate in 2020 and Trump wanted to appoint an new SCOTUS justice they would find a reason to delay until after the election. 
Now? Perhaps. You know, karma is a bitch and all that. It's precedent and that bar is gone down so low it's now under water, due to Trump & Friends being so unprecedential.

 

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Why did anyone doubt it? Politicians do things for political reasons. I'll bet if the Dems controlled the Senate in 2020 and Trump wanted to appoint an new SCOTUS justice they would find a reason to delay until after the election. 
Now they would.  once the rules change, adapt or die

 
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Dog

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"As a result, it is my view that if a Supreme Court Justice resigns tomorrow, or within the next several weeks, or resigns at the end of the summer, President Bush should consider following the practice of a majority of his predecessors and not — and not — name a nominee until after the November election is completed."....Joe Biden

"Some will criticize such a decision and say it was nothing more than an attempt to save a seat on the court in the hopes that a Democrat will be permitted to fill it. But that would not be our intention, Mr. President, if that were the course we were to choose in the Senate — to not consider holding hearings until after the election. Instead, it would be our pragmatic conclusion that once the political season is under way, and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over."...Joe Biden

 

Rum Runner

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Mismoyled Jiblet. said:
Why shouldn't they?
I have no doubt that when the Dems get control of the Senate (it will happen some time in the future) there will be big time pay-back for the Repubs who pissed all over the Democratic agenda. The country is now in a piss on you/piss on me culture. My biggest complaint is that the politicians end up pissing on us as well as each other.

 

Bus Driver

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"As a result, it is my view that if a Supreme Court Justice resigns tomorrow, or within the next several weeks, or resigns at the end of the summer, President Bush should consider following the practice of a majority of his predecessors and not — and not — name a nominee until after the November election is completed."....Joe Biden

"Some will criticize such a decision and say it was nothing more than an attempt to save a seat on the court in the hopes that a Democrat will be permitted to fill it. But that would not be our intention, Mr. President, if that were the course we were to choose in the Senate — to not consider holding hearings until after the election. Instead, it would be our pragmatic conclusion that once the political season is under way, and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over."...Joe Biden
Is the President required to nominate a Justice within a specified timeframe?

Mr. Biden shared his opinion on whether President Bush should nominate someone.

That is not the same thing as the Senate GOP shirking their Constitutional responsibility.  Nor is it the same thing as Senator McConnell admitting it was pure partisan pageantry.

Sorry, not sorry, for your confusion.

 
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Dog

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Is the President required to nominate a Justice within a specified timeframe?

Mr. Biden shared his opinion on whether President Bush should nominate someone.

That is not the same thing as the Senate GOP shirking their Constitutional responsibility.  Nor is it the same thing as Senator McConnell admitting it was pure partisan pageantry.

Sorry, not sorry, for your confusion.
In the second quote Biden is arguing that during the campaign the senate should not take up consideration of a supreme court nominee until after the election. Which is exactly what the Republicans did.

 




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