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The Senate has confirmed 200 of President Trump’s nominees to lifetime appointments on the federal bench. With today's confirmation, not a single circuit court vacancy exists anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years."


Flame away. I am hopeful this will be one of the few positive legacies from Trump's administration.

6/24/2020 2:22:54 PM

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https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1275833526982754309

6/24/2020 3:25:06 PM

rwoody
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^^lol sure

6/24/2020 4:19:45 PM

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"As of February 3, 2020, the American Bar Association (ABA) had rated 220 of President Trump's nominees. Of these nominees, 150 were rated "well-qualified," 61 were rated "qualified," and 9 were rated "not qualified." Seven of the nine individuals rated as "not qualified" have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As of November 2017, the percentage of President Trump's judicial nominees rated "not qualified" by a majority of the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary was higher than in the previous four presidential administrations."
-wikipedia

6/24/2020 4:39:17 PM

horosho
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Its gonna be so funny when Meg Mccain's tweet goes down as the event that triggered the removal of mt rushmore.

6/24/2020 5:39:25 PM

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^^^^ the icing on the cake was Gohmert having a stroke or something and losing his train of thought while ranting about his wife or some shit. Just fucking bizarre.

6/24/2020 7:10:58 PM

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My HS model UN was ran more maturely than this shit show

6/24/2020 9:12:46 PM

thegoodlife3
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Tom Cotton seems very eager to be the new George Wallace

6/25/2020 4:17:53 PM

horosho
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Is he the next presidential nominee?

6/25/2020 4:24:04 PM

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https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a32973114/tom-cotton-dc-state-speech/

6/25/2020 5:22:43 PM

thegoodlife3
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tweet from Mr. SNL a few weeks ago

http://twitter.com/DanCrenshawTX/status/1271202834697064455

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" This is such an irresponsible overstatement from our County Judge. Pure and simple fear mongering. It needs to stop. People have figured out what they need to do to remain safe. We have enormous hospital capacity. We can do this.
https://t.co/ZBFlIwSNXx"


of course Houston is about to run out of beds. it’s gonna really suck when pundits start applauding him when he inevitably makes a statement about taking Covid seriously.

6/25/2020 6:45:06 PM

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/senate-removes-ban-foreign-election-help/index.html

6/30/2020 6:36:08 PM

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^and they’ll do that while simultaneously furrowing their brows about this Russia bounty situation, ultimately doing nothing about that too. Looks like Thillis and Sasse are getting on the “we need to look into this!!!” Train.

6/30/2020 7:28:01 PM

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In a Colorado house primary, a qanon supporter, that owns a restaurant with open carry servers, beat a Trump backed incumbent

7/1/2020 12:02:47 PM

Geppetto
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wait, that candidate wasn't Trump backed? Holy shit I'd hate to see what all the Trump backed candidate supported.

7/1/2020 12:07:21 PM

Cherokee
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I think we've basically watched the transition from old GOP into extreme GOP. The next 20 years of politics is basically going to be total war waged on the left by the right wing of the GOP which will basically fill all of their political positions going forward.

Depending on how the left governs you'll either see moderate progress (by controlling house/senate/wh) or you'll see no progress leading to an equal and opposite, extreme reaction from the left.

Sets us up nicely for basically a choice between fascism and communism. Exciting times.

7/1/2020 12:08:42 PM

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^^I'm basing that on 538
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"The GOP primary in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District was more of a surprise, however, with President Trump’s backed candidate Rep. Scott Tipton losing to restauranteur Lauren Boebert by about 9 points, 54.6 percent to 45.4 percent. Tipton is now the fourth House incumbent to lose renomination this year,1 and his defeat could make this Republican-leaning seat — Trump won it by 12 points in 2016, according to Daily Kos Elections — highly competitive in November. Boebert ran to the right of Tipton, drawing on her background as a gun-rights activist (she runs a restaurant where servers are allowed to openly carry firearms). But she’s raised very little money so far, and has attracted controversy for her views on QAnon, a far-right movement labeled a domestic terrorist threat by the FBI last year that promotes false conspiracy theories "

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-went-down-in-colorado-oklahoma-and-utah/


^I think it's "both sides'ing" a bit to say the choice is fascism or communism. The right is actively and semi successfully pursuing fascism. The left is nowhere near communism. Bernie and AOC are are the farthest left with any power and they are basically just pushing moderate Dem Soc policies.

[Edited on July 1, 2020 at 12:21 PM. Reason : E]

7/1/2020 12:19:15 PM

Cherokee
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Ah sorry let me clarify. I definitely do not think the current left-wing position is communism by any means. I just expect that down the road you'll see the left-wing drift towards that more and more as a reaction to how far the right has gone.

One of the indicators, for me at least, is the whole PC/cancel culture that's starting to take root. I see that as naturally progressing to policies that existed in post-revolution Russia, for example where you end up with people afraid to even speak candidly in their homes out of fear of a neighbor reporting them to the gestapo.

7/1/2020 12:35:43 PM

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