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  •  One solution: APPOINT REAL JUDGES (2+ / 0-)
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    Dragon5616, appledown

    We have seen the damage that GOP operatives in robes can do to civil rights in just the past few months, when the Roberts Five announced that racism was OVER and southern states were free to start purging voter rolls again.

    If Obama really cares about race, then stop making speeches and get legitimate justices confirmed to state and federal benches.

    THAT will help restore a tool for one of the most powerful protections for minority rights in the country:  the judiciary.

    Of course the judiciary can also be the most destructive force against minorities as well, as the Roberts Junta has shown.

    •  You do realize (2+ / 0-)
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      ahumbleopinion, greengemini

      that the number one priority of the GOP has been to block Obama appointments ESPECIALLY judicial appointments in whatever way they can. Conservatives got murdered by Obama's selections for the less politicized SCOTUS process. It's fine to say "why doesn't Obama do something" but it's not OK to pretend there isn't a well-financed, well-organized and highly motivated campaign to prevent the President from doing what you state you so badly want.

    •  The problem is not lack of appointments by (0+ / 0-)

      the President. The problem is that Senators Dianne Feinstein and Carl Levin oppose real filibuster reform, and would rather let the Republicans get away with their obstruction. So Harry Reid can't get the votes for it. When he did get the votes "in his hip pocket" for very limited reform, he applied them with gusto, though only to the even more limited deal we recently got on Executive Branch appointments.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 12:00:44 PM PDT

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