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Old 01-25-2022, 12:10 PM   #3741
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What would Bernie run on if he took that approach?
It's a stupid meme, but there are several items on that list that can be accomplished via EO.
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Old 01-26-2022, 11:21 AM   #3742
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Well this could turn into a ####show.

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire, giving President Joe Biden a crucial opportunity to replace the liberal justice, NBC News reported Wednesday.

Breyer at age 83 is the oldest member of the court. Former President Bill Clinton nominated him and he took his seat in 1994.
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/26/supr...placement.html

If the Republicans gain both the senate & the house in the midterms, Biden will have a tough time pushing through a liberal judge, and the court needs one. Already lopsided.
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Old 01-26-2022, 11:38 AM   #3743
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Well this could turn into a ####show.



https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/26/supr...placement.html

If the Republicans gain both the senate & the house in the midterms, Biden will have a tough time pushing through a liberal judge, and the court needs one. Already lopsided.
Shouldn't be an issue. Democrats have almost a full year to confirm his replacement.
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Old 01-26-2022, 11:47 AM   #3744
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Shame democrats don’t have a majority. Excited to see who Manchin and Sinema choose to be a judge
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Shouldn't be an issue. Democrats have almost a full year to confirm his replacement.
Except for the two Democrats who have a lot of leverage over how the party votes right now.
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Old 01-26-2022, 12:28 PM   #3746
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But let's keep telling ourselves it's just two Democrats who are the problem.

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Old 01-26-2022, 12:31 PM   #3747
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Are we talking about justices or other stuff? Of course individual senators have things they’d like and will try to use their leverage to get it but it really is two that are currently holding the majority of actions hostage.

Yes everyone sucks but two of them suck extra hard in relation to everyone else.
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Old 01-26-2022, 12:39 PM   #3748
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But let's keep telling ourselves it's just two Democrats who are the problem.

https://twitter.com/user/status/1486398572463599623
The SALT is an annoying thing that should be overturned. State and local taxes should be deductible from our income. It was strictly a play by Trump to provide tax cuts to red states funded by tax increases to blue states. Repeal the SALT limits and tick up taxes on wealthy across the board or something would be the right thing to do.
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Old 01-26-2022, 01:33 PM   #3749
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Are we talking about justices or other stuff? Of course individual senators have things they’d like and will try to use their leverage to get it but it really is two that are currently holding the majority of actions hostage.

Yes everyone sucks but two of them suck extra hard in relation to everyone else.
Just meant there are more villains to rotate in once those two are gone.
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Old 01-26-2022, 01:46 PM   #3750
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that whole Supreme Court system is broken AF. It obviously needed to happen with Breyer and Dems learned this the hard way, but the sheer fact that you basically have to pressure a judge into retirement when the timing is convenient is just crazy. Then again, lifetime appointments are too.
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I'm not saying it is just the two Democrats who are the problem. I think the entire party is a giant mess right now.

But I know for sure that these two Democrats will leverage the Supreme Court vote in their favor.
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I said something similar a year ago and was roasted for it, but the U.S. is on the verge of ruin. Everything is broken. I watched CNN last night about them losing their democracy. The GOP is trying to get many Republicans into office in a bid to steal elections. It’s ironic they’re doing exactly what they’ve wrongly accused the other side of doing. It’s frightening that this is happening to our next-door neighbour.
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Old 01-26-2022, 03:18 PM   #3753
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I'm not a big Biden fan, but the guy has only been in office for one year, and the GOP (including two f***wits from his own party) are constantly blocking everything they try to pass.
Two Dems are blocking most everything not the Repubs, no?
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Two Dems are blocking most everything not the Repubs, no?
Well the two Dems are only relevant because, because the GOP are completely in lockstep with each other, despite the promises that Biden would be able to make deals with them and win over the "moderate" Republicans.
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Two Dems are blocking most everything not the Repubs, no?

If three Repubs voted for a bill, it wouldn’t matter what those two Dems would do.

Don’t let the Repubs off the hook.
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bipartisanship was always the wrong horse to bet on. Republicans are way better organised when it comes to these things, and them breaking the party line for important issues was never a realistic scenario. Failing to bring Sinema and Manchin into line is the real issue. If you have a 50/50 senate with the VP as the tie breaker, you really don't need to reach across the aisle, you just have to make sure your own people are in lockstep. Republicans seem to never have an issue with this like the Democrats do with Sinema and Manchin.

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Well the two Dems are only relevant because, because the GOP are completely in lockstep with each other, despite the promises that Biden would be able to make deals with them and win over the "moderate" Republicans.
You get that this is because their point of view (which personally I find repugnant) is incredibly popular with vast amounts of Americans, I mean I doubt any of these ######s personally cares about any of these positions but they know what gets them elected .
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Whoever the Dems get through now will be 9000% times better for them then who'd they put through without Manchin and Sinema - so this is not the day for that complaint.
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bipartisanship was always the wrong horse to bet on. Republicans are way better organised when it comes to these things, and them breaking the party line for important issues was never a realistic scenario. Failing to bring Sinema and Manchin into line is the real issue. If you have a 50/50 senate with the VP as the tie breaker, you really don't need to reach across the aisle, you just have to make sure your own people are in lockstep. Republicans seem to never have an issue with this like the Democrats do with Sinema and Manchin.
Do we forget John McCain's big thumbs down that killed the Obamacare repeal a few years back?

Republicans had control of everything for 4 years and barely got anything through as well. Just hard to push anything through with the filibuster in place.
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