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  •  Right... on what grounds would they oppose him? (0+ / 0-)

    After nominating and confirming him...

    "Too extreme"? Why then did they nominate and confirm him for a lifetime appointment?

    "Out of the mainstream"? Why then did they nominate and confirm him for a lifetime appointment?

    "Unqualified"? Why then did they nominate and confirm him for a lifetime appointment?

    You seem really confident that a viable opposition could be mounted to oppose his elevation to the higher court... you also seem woefully inept at explaining how... "they'd just do it" is not a viable explanation...

    Keep flailing... you're quite entertaining in a "watching Gallagher smash food items" kinda way...

    Baby, where I come from...

    by ThatSinger on Wed May 14, 2014 at 09:20:40 PM PDT

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    •  Robert Bork DOESN'T qualify as an example... (0+ / 0-)

      He was nominated to the Appeals Court by a REPUBLICAN President (Reagan) and confirmed by a REPUBLICAN Senate... the REPUBLICANS controlled the Senate in 1982, the year Bork was nominated and confirmed to the DC Appeals Court...

      He was nominated to the SCOTUS by a REPUBLICAN President (Reagan) and his confirmation was denied by a DEMOCRATIC Senate in 1987...

      Other than that, he's an exact fit for my criteria... lol...

      I'm guessing you're ignorant to the fact that the GOP controlled the Senate when he was nominated... well, I'm guessing that you're ignorant to a lot, but this one is verifiable...

      At least now I can see why you parried to Abe Fortas...

      Thanks for the entertainment...

      Baby, where I come from...

      by ThatSinger on Wed May 14, 2014 at 09:30:25 PM PDT

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      •  The ONLY way Bork would have qualified (0+ / 0-)

        would be if say, Jimmy Carter had nominated him to the Appeals Court and a DEMOCRATIC senate had confirmed him and THEN Reagan had nominated him for the SCOTUS and a DEMOCRATIC congress had tried to oppose him... we all (well most of us) know that's not at all what happened...

        You're not even close on this one... I suspect you realized that after you posted that mouth fart... hence "Abe Fortas"...

        Baby, where I come from...

        by ThatSinger on Wed May 14, 2014 at 09:33:08 PM PDT

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    •  I've already answer this: anything they want. (0+ / 0-)

      Any line they care to come up with.

      Oh, and this is exactly why the Abe Fortas example is so useful.

      Blah blah blah, flailing. Nice projection, Captain Desperate.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Thu May 15, 2014 at 09:51:00 AM PDT

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      •  "Any line they care to come up with"? (0+ / 0-)

        TRANSLATION: "I have no fucking idea...

        Thanks for admitting as such... because if you had any fucking idea, you'd have responded with it... seriously? You're not even going to attempt one possible strategy for opposing the nomination after confirming him? "They'll come up with something" is really your answer? HAHA!

        I mean, "Pete Rose isn't in the Hall of Fame" is about as relevant to the topic as "Abe Fortas wasn't elevated to Chief Justice AFTER being confirmed to the SCOTUS" in a thread about preventing lower court justices from being confirmed to the SCOTUS...

        You didn't think this out very well, did you?

        Baby, where I come from...

        by ThatSinger on Thu May 15, 2014 at 05:15:49 PM PDT

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