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7 minutes ago, Buddha said:

Cause Mitch knows they're going to lose in November so they better make the change right now.

What stops the Dems from adding a couple of more justices if they win the Senate?

It's potentially an arms race in the long term.... is that really the better play?

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Just now, mtutiger said:

What stops the Dems from adding a couple of more justices?

I think the Dems are more observing of norms than Republicans.

Other than that, nothing.

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Then when the Republicans get control they add more justices. It will become like that episode from Rick and Morty where Jerry is given a Mr. MeeSeeks box. 

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2 minutes ago, Buddha said:

I think the Dems are more observing of norms than Republicans.

Other than that, nothing.

I'm pretty big on norms... I don't like the idea of removing the filibuster or expanding the court.

But even I have my limits. And I'd guess if I've reached my limit, most Dems are past theirs 

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2 hours ago, ROMAD1 said:

 

So ... she’ll vote for one during a lame duck session?

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13 minutes ago, mtutiger said:

What stops the Dems from adding a couple of more justices if they win the Senate?

It's potentially an arms race in the long term.... is that really the better play?

While they are at it statehood for DC and Puerto Rico

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2 minutes ago, chasfh said:

So ... she’ll vote for one during a lame duck session?

shrugs

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2 minutes ago, chasfh said:

So ... she’ll vote for one during a lame duck session?

He misquoted her. She said after inauguration. 

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1 minute ago, CMRivdog said:

While they are at it statehood for DC and Puerto Rico

I'll throw this out there. Break up California into two states. 

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3 minutes ago, ROMAD1 said:

shrugs

Murkowski is the only solid one... i don't trust the others at this point

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57 minutes ago, Buddha said:

McConnell released a statement tonight saying they will have a Senate vote on a nominee before November.

Which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one.

I don’t think McConnell mentioned anything about November. 

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6 minutes ago, chasfh said:

I don’t think McConnell mentioned anything about November. 

He didn't... he's not going to going to make anyone vote until after the election 

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1 hour ago, Motown Bombers said:

How is it John McCain died two years ago and we are just now getting to the special election?

Arizona rules state the governor appoints someone to fill the seat until there’s another federal election held, in which 1/3 of senate seats are up. That seat is not part of this elections rotation and it’s term ends in 2023. John Kyl was originally appointed but resigned a few months later.  I guess McCain died too late in 2018 for that seat to be part of that years elections. 

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5 minutes ago, Oblong said:

Arizona rules state the governor appoints someone to fill the seat until there’s another federal election held, in which 1/3 of senate seats are up. That seat is not part of this elections rotation and it’s term ends in 2023. John Kyl was originally appointed but resigned a few months later.  I guess McCain died too late in 2018 for that seat to be part of that years elections. 

Awesome. A senator who lost an election but still got appointed to the senate anyway will have a crucial vote on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. 

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So as I sat down to watch guardians of the galaxy volume 2 I saw the alert and was distracted.   I glanced at twitter before coming here. 
 

Aside from those already mentioned I could see Romney and Sasse as guys who won’t vote until next term. 
 

I don’t think Collins is in a tough spot. She will do what Mitch wants. If she wins she’s free.  If she loses she’s got nothing to lose.  These republicans in tight races might say the right thing now but come November if they lose what do they have to lose by confirming?  Nothing. Graham is one who is in a bind. The polling looks tight so he could make a play to go against trump.  
 

i also wouldn’t be surprised if Mitch is playing games to give vulnerable republicans a chance to go against him in order to keep the senate. Depends on how solid he feels on the alleged opposition by Murkowski and Co.   if that’s soft he could just ram it through, take his lumps, lose the senate.... but mission accomplished.  He got 3 on the court plus all the other federal judges. He reshaped the judiciary for 30 years so bring on President Joe and the minority leader position  He got what he wanted.  Another alternative is wait until after the election. If they lose the senate then all the losing R will confirm.  
 


 

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8 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

 

That was a different Lindsay Graham.  After his golf game with Donald when he was told what dirt they had on him he flipped. 
but then again he’s in a tight race so he could revert to renegade Lindsay.  Who knows. I don’t know how he will react 

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Just now, Oblong said:

That was a different Lindsay Graham.  After his golf game with Donald when he was told what dirt they had on him he flipped. 
but then again he’s in a tight race so he could revert to renegade Lindsay.  Who knows. I don’t know how he will react 

I know how he'll react.Trump is his dominatrix. He'll do what he says. This is just campaign material for Harrison. 

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