Mitch McConnell's Stolen Supreme Court Seat Is Already Fucking Up America

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  1. Fisherman's Worf

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    Mitch McConnell's Stolen Supreme Court Seat Is Already Fucking Up America

    Nearly 18 months after President Trump rolled out the first of his clumsy, hamfisted attempts to disguise in legalese the implementation of his campaign promise to prevent Muslim people from entering the United States, the Supreme Court upheld the administration's Muslim ban in a 5-4 decision released on Tuesday morning. The majority opinion in Trump v. Hawaii, authored by Chief Justice Roberts, concludes that since the directive's authors were smart enough to call the ban something other than "Donald Trump's Official Muslim Ban No Burqas Allowed Woo-Hoo," it is therefore a lawful exercise of executive authority and cannot be overruled by judicial fiat.

    "Because there is persuasive evidence that the entry suspension has a legitimate grounding in national security concerns, quite apart from any religious hostility, we must accept that independent justification.

    The Proclamation is expressly premised on legitimate purposes: preventing entry of nationals who cannot be adequately vetted and inducing other nations to improve their practices. The text says nothing about religion."​

    As Justice Sotomayor notes in her dissent, just a few weeks after finding in its Masterpiece Cakeshop decision that a few stray comments from members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission constituted clear evidence of bias against the cakeshop owner's sincerely-held religious beliefs, the majority here decides that then-candidate Trump's explicit calls for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" are legally irrelevant.

    The Hawaii decision makes 15 cases this term decided by the Court's most common five-justice conservative bloc: Kennedy, the traditional "swing vote," and then Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch. These result is a grim reminder that the Court's newest justice holds that title only because Mitch McConnell shredded whatever scraps of integrity remained in his body in order to steal an appointment from President Obama—and, when Senate Democrats objected to Gorsuch's nomination on substantive grounds, disposed of some of the same hallowed Senate "norms" he had used to justify his craven power grab in the first place.

    Gorsuch's confirmation was the result of a massive, long-shot bet by the majority leader, who—reasoning he would have nothing to lose if Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election—held out hope for a Republican victory and refused to even grant Merrick Garland, President Obama's centrist nominee to replace the late Justice Scalia, the courtesy of a confirmation hearing. For McConnell, Trump's unexpected win yielded not only a Supreme Court pick, but also the ability to gift vacant federal judgeships to a new generation of conservative jurists who also enjoy lifetime tenure. (This landscape came about, of course, because he had prevented President Obama from filling those vacancies, too.) The country will be dealing with the consequences of his outrageous stunt for decades to come.

    https://www.gq.com/story/mcconnell-stolen-supreme-court-seat-muslim-ban

    The most damning part is in bold--a clear double standard is being implemented by our highest court.
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  2. Paladin

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    The left should have filled the streets in protest and Obama should have shut down the government until McConnell let Garland be seated. This is the price American lefties pay for buying into the lie of "civility." :shrug:
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    Why? If Hillary Clinton had been elected then Garland would've been confirmed within days.
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    You know exactly why, bootlicker. :async:
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    Obviously. Didn't you say you would have conspired with the Russians to get a conservative judge appointed?
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    Obama should have forced the issue and there should have been some effort to bully pulpit the right. However he was never really liberal and he really was just riding out his term trying not to offend republicans who hated him for existing. This is why Obama's legacy will not stand up because he never made sure to solidify his advances. He let it go with all the other dems. We knew what was coming from the right and why they were doing what they did. They wanted it and fought for it and now it is legal to not serve them and the supreme court is going to back Twitler as he torments minorities for the dying days of white populism.
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    I believe he thinks you're a super liberal now.


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    Wait, holistic hot yoga coupons? Is that where the hot chicks learn how to bend themselves into extremely, ahem, hot positions to train for bedroom gymnastics?
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    No he wouldn't. Garland would have been asked to remove his name or Obama would have removed him because Hillary would want to choose her pick.

    Garland had zero chance of getting on the court. Obama knew the Republicans wouldn't seat him and everyone knew that Hillary would want a chance to pick her own person.
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    And as for this thread.......

    I can't wait for Ginsburg and Kennedy to leave.

    Oh, the heads of liberals exploding when Trump sends in his conservative picks will be a sight to behold.
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    She would have nominated Bill. :diacanu:
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    It's the yoga where a man who hasn't showered or shaved in six weeks is shirtless, and you can see his ribs and his spine as he bends into a downward dog position, and while you're attempting that in the 120º temperature, the "crunchy" woman in front of you lets a fart so powerful it causes flashbacks to your tour of duty in Vietnam, unless you've never been, at which point it gives you flashbacks of John McCain's tour of duty in Vietnam.
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    Assuming I don't start pissing flames, it was a worthwhile tradeoff for you to suck my god damn balls and infect me with syphilis.

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    No, she wouldn't. I'm being serious too.

    Clinton is getting up there in age and if rumors be true not in the best of health. The Democrats would be looking for someone younger who could be on the court for decades.

    Clinton also has baggage from his scandals while in office and the baggage from after he left office.
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  22. Amaris

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    If we were playing old political games, sure, but this is the age of Trump, where a man in his 70s, who doesn't exercise and looks like a spray tan pillsbury dough boy, who has had multiple divorces and affairs, who has been involved in money scandals, and is currently under investigation for several major scandals, is currently President of the United States. So the old rules don't apply any more.
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    It's fine, they're most likely going to get assassinated the second there's a Democrat in office. :diacanu:
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    I know, I'm kidding. :)









    It would have been Obama. :D
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    Oh, shut up with the whining. Really. :rolleyes:

    Clinton would not be picked to be on SCOTUS by his wife Hillary.

    Hillary isn't stupid. Bill isn't stupid. The rest of the Democrats in the Senate aren't stupid either.

    They are going to want someone who's young. Like Sotomayer.
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    Could be. You never know what dirt Obama had on Hillary.

    "Hillary, look at these pictures and files."

    Hillary: :shitbricks:

    "All this could go away if I found my way to SCOTUS....... Hey, where'd everything go?" :mystery:

    Confirmed to SCOTUS: :obamayeah:
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    so basically short of burning it all down, it was worth it to get...what? Dominionism? Unfettered billionaire oligarchy? Thing is, your way burns it all down too - just less dramatically.
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    Well, if you don't want to simply sign the country over to Charles Koch who can then sublet it to Tony Perkins then by definition you're a flaming hippie type pinko communist.
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