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  • Reply to: Open thread   1 hour 40 min ago

    Happy to have something stolen.


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  • Reply to: Open thread   3 hours 24 min ago

    I've seen hundreds of social media comments expressing hope that a few Republican Senators might decide to oppose a Trump nominee, and I've even hinted at that hope myself. But the realist in me says "Give it up."

    Republicans will never put our democracy ahead of their self interest. They will never adhere to their own past words when breaking their promises is so easy to do. They have no sense of decency or honor or integrity. Hypocrisy is one of their best practices.

    So yeah, let it go. The court will become a shithole and it will stay a shithole until enough Democrats get elected to change its composition. Until then, all we can do is (1) register more voters, (2) help them see the wisdom of voting Democratic, and (3) get them to the polls between now and November 3.

    Nothing else counts. No amount of worrying helps. No gnashing of teeth makes a bit of difference.

    Shake it off. Get to work.

  • Reply to: How Mitch McConnell Could Lose GOP State Races for Decades to Come   9 hours 3 min ago

    ... if he supports a Constitutional amendment to protect Roe v Wade permanently if McConnell calls a vote on a Trump SCOTUS nominee.

    And, while you're at it, ask every candidate running for state office in NC this year.

  • Reply to: How Mitch McConnell Could Lose GOP State Races for Decades to Come   9 hours 39 min ago

    But everyone knows he's a spineless hypocrite who would never do the right thing for the country.

    In his own words:

    “Vice President Biden’s remarks may have been voiced in 1992, but they are entirely applicable to 2016,” Tillis said in the speech, delivered late Thursday. “The campaign is already under way. It is essential to the institution of the Senate and to the very health of our republic to not launch our nation into a partisan, divisive confirmation battle during the very same time the American people are casting their ballots to elect our next president.”

    “Vice President Biden – and this is not something I’ve said very often – was absolutely correct. There should be no hearings,” Tillis said. “There should be no confirmation. The most pragmatic conclusion to draw is to hold the Supreme Court vacancy until the American people’s voices have been heard.”