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    A comment that made me laugh from
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/o...rt-senate.html

    The next Democratic president, who will be inaugurated in January 2021, will have to have nerves of steel. She should take on a challenge that even the consummate politician, FDR, couldn't surmount. She should pack the Supreme Court. Name four new Justices to the Court, bringing the new number to thirteen, instead of nine. And the Democratic majorities in both chambers of Congress should support her. There will be screams about how unfair that would be, but I think it would be legal. The electoral college is legal, but unfair. Presidents Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton should have chosen the Justices that us usurper Presidents George W. Bush, and Donald Trump got to appoint. And Jimmy Carter never got to appoint a single one. I'd like to blame Dick Cheney for that, but I won't push my luck.

  4. #93
    and all this time I thought he was grooming Andrew Napolitano.

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    Chuck Baldwin

    Trump's SCOTUS pick of Brett Kavanaugh is just more of the same.

    A Republican-dominated Supreme Court (SC) gave us Roe v Wade, homosexual marriage and Obamacare. In fact, Republican appointments have dominated the SC for the last 45 years. All of this talk about Republican presidents (and Donald Trump in particular) appointing pro-life, constitutionalist, orginalist justices is just so much hot air.

    Republican presidents have given us William Brennan, John Paul Stevens, Harry Blackmun (the man who authored Roe v Wade), Anthony Kennedy (the man who gave us homosexual marriage), and John Roberts (the man who gave us Obamacare). Trump's appointment of Gorsuch and now Kavanaugh are likewise in the mold of the above justices. .

    Kavanaugh is a favorite of the establishment. That ALONE should tell you all you need to know. But Kavanaugh, like Roberts, is a totally controlled toady of the Deep State.

    Kavanaugh helped Ken Starr cover up the Deep State's murder of former Bill Clinton legal counsel Vince Foster. To quote Joel Skousen:

    "The Vince Foster cover-up wasn’t a simple case of an erroneous conclusion based upon weak evidence. This was a full blown conspiracy to intimidate witnesses that proved the official version was a lie. As Starr’s deputy, there is no way that Kavanaugh could not have known that there was a cover-up and conspiracy going on."

    "Kavanaugh will always be subject to the blackmail of 'you knew what Starr did to Patrick Knowlton (the key witness exposing the Deep State conspiracy that killed Foster), and you went along with it.' That also implies a more lethal threat of 'you know what they did to Vince Foster when he got cold feet about protecting the Clintons.'"

    Trump's appointment of Kavanaugh tells me that Donald Trump is completely controlled by the Deep State--all of his rhetoric to the contrary notwithstanding.

    As to the life issue, pro-life organizations are lauding Kavanaugh as staunchly "pro-life." These endorsement don't impress me. Most of the national "pro-life" organizations are sycophants of the Republican Party. They also adamantly refuse to support the only pro-life bills that matter: personhood bills.

    That Kavanaugh has ruled in favor of certain restrictions on abortion "rights" is NO indicator that he would do anything to reverse Roe v Wade. In fact. Kavanaugh is on record as saying he respected the government's "precedent" (Roe v Wade decision) on abortion. Pro-life organizations are using the Garza case to prove Kavanaugh's commitment to the right-to-life, but they are conveniently overlooking the fact that in this decision Kavanaugh said the government conceded the teen's right to an abortion but simply stated that delaying the abortion "did not pose an undo burden on that right."

    For 45 years, wishy-washy Republicans have bragged about being "pro-life" and have voted for all kinds of compromised "pro-life" bills that have done absolutely NOTHING to overturn Roe v Wade and stop the slaughter of over 60 million unborn babies. Kavanaugh was a clerk for Anthoney Kennedy and rose to power in the rabid neocon administration of G.W. Bush. His "pro-life" credentials are mired in compromise.

    Kavanaugh is also being heralded as supporting the pro-Second Amendment Heller decision. But Kavanaugh himself said that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms could be regulated and restricted by State and Federal law as long as these regulations and restrictions did not take away the right (the Second Amendment) completely. That's hardly a pro-Second Amendment position.

    Yes, the radical leftists will vehemently protest Kavanaugh's appointment. That means NOTHING. The Deep State doesn't care about the protestations of the left or the right. All it cares about is putting people in the power that they can control--and Kavanaugh fits the mold perfectly. Like I said, Trump's pick of Brett Kavanaugh is just MORE OF THE SAME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilymc View Post
    That's all I need to hear. Thumbs down.
    Yep. I think a lot of people misheard Trump when he said drain the swamp. he was speaking German and said drain his "Schwanz....right in their faces.
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    Karl Rove approved, good to go

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  10. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by dude58677 View Post
    Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee will vote against Brett K.
    Yeah we all know that's bull$#@!.

    Cruz and Lee won't even put up a fight, and Rand will bitch and moan about 'principles' but would never actually buck Trump's nominee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jllundqu View Post
    Yeah we all know that's bull$#@!.

    Cruz and Lee won't even put up a fight, and Rand will bitch and moan about 'principles' but would never actually buck Trump's nominee.
    Very astute. I expect this to be the case.
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    Ocasio-Cortez: Brett Kavanaughís View on POTUS Indictment ĎAutomatic Disqualificationí

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...qualification/






    Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared Monday evening Judge Brett Kavanaughís view on presidential indictments renders President Donald Trumpís Supreme Court nominee unfit to serve.



    ....

  13. #101
    Not happy with this pick. Thumbs down on this one, Trump.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

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    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

  14. #102
    The amount of fake promotion of this fringe progressive is so unauthentic it's almost pathetic. I wonder if this will keep going at this rate they tried to push this during the 2016 election but it's not resonating with the voters at all. They don't have any left movement just voters rejecting the establishment and voting for anything they perceive as anti-establishment.

  15. #103
    Don't like 'im. Gimme Judge Lee.

  16. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    and all this time I thought he was grooming Andrew Napolitano.
    I told everyone he wouldn't be picked because of his age, now that he didn't it blows the whole theory that his Russiagate antics were just designed to ease his confirmation.

    Judge Swamp.
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  18. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    You'd think that Jeb Bush was President with this pick.
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  19. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    and all this time I thought he was grooming Andrew Napolitano.
    Napster needs to be talking to this man if he wants a job- he wrote the list Trump picked from (and he wasn't on it): http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...706-story.html

    Yes, he is Catholic which may help to explain why so many Catholics wind up on his list.

    Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society is the man to see if you aspire to the Supreme Court

    Leonard Leo, a vice president of the conservative Federalist Society, will soon have his own grateful bloc of ideological allies on the Supreme Court.

    Since the 1990s, he has been one of the most important inside players in the conservative legal movement and the man to see for those who aspire to sit on the nation’s highest courts.

    Leo has been a longtime friend and champion of Justice Clarence Thomas, and he played a crucial role in promoting the two most recent Republican appointees to the high court: Justices Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch.

    And on Monday, President Trump is expected to nominate another new justice from the short list prepared by Leo and the Federalist Society.

    It is quite an accomplishment for a young lawyer who came to Washington not for money or prestige, but instead to transform the Supreme Court and to bring it in line with conservative principles, including ending a court-created right to abortion.

    “No one has been more dedicated to the enterprise of building a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe vs. Wade than the Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo,” Ed Whelan, a former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia and president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, wrote in December 2016, shortly before President Trump nominated Gorsuch to fill Scalia’s seat.

    For his part, Leo, 52, downplays the talk of overturning the abortion right. “The left has been using Roe vs. Wade as a scare tactic since 1982,” he said in a recent TV interview. “This is not about overturning a particular case. It’s about getting the Constitution right.”

    Leo’s detractors scoff at such claims and predict that a solidly conservative court will target liberal rulings.

    Leo is always careful to emphasize that Trump is in charge of the court selection process, with the assistance of White House Counsel Donald McGahn, who describes himself as a proud member of the Federalist Society. Leo describes the task of his group and the Heritage Foundation as one of screening judges to find the best thinkers and writers who adhere to the principles of “textualism” and “originalism” that are favored on the right.

    This is not an academic exercise, however. Coming out on the wrong side in a highly charged case — like with the dispute over President Obama’s healthcare law — could knock any Republican judge out of contention.

    In interviews, Leo often speaks of his Catholic faith and of the role it plays in his daily life. He and his wife, Sally, have had seven children. Their first, Margaret, was born with spina bifida. She was confined to a wheelchair and suffered from medical problems, but he has said she had a spirit that lifted her family. Since her death in 2007, Leo says he has gone to Mass daily.

    He first gained attention in 2005 when he played a key role in elevating a little-known judge from New Jersey. Alito had served on the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals for 15 years and had compiled a record as a smart and reliable conservative. Though Alito had served as a lawyer in the Reagan administration, he was not a familiar name to many in the Washington legal community. He was, however, known and admired by Leo.

    In early October 2005, President George W. Bush announced he was nominating White House Counsel Harriet Miers to fill the seat of retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. But leaders of the conservative legal movement objected loudly, labeling her as unprepared and unreliable.

    Bush retreated and withdrew her nomination at the end of month. Four days later, he announced he was nominating Alito to the Supreme Court. In the 12 years since then, Alito has been a steady, predictable conservative. When the court has been split, he has not joined with the liberals in any case of significance.

    Leo’s role has grown since Trump took office. Trump promised repeatedly on the campaign trail that he would name conservative, “pro-life justices” to the high court, but he did not have a deep and experienced team of legal advisors.

    But Leo and the Federalist Society were prepared. A few days after Trump’s surprise election victory, Leo was at Trump Tower in New York offering his thoughts on how to proceed in filling the seat left vacant by Scalia’s death.

    During the campaign, Trump took the unusual step of announcing he would choose his Supreme Court nominees from two lists that together included 20 judges or lawyers. Since then, a third list added five more people. Although the outside groups prepared the lists, Leo says Trump deserves the credit.
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  20. #107
    Trump nominates someone totally uncontroversial and the left is still saying the guy is an extremist who will turn the US into a totalitarian dictatorship. If he saw that coming, it's a pretty good move.
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  21. #108
    It is not too late for President Trump to withdraw Judge Kavanaugh’s name for confirmation by the U.S. Senate and to nominate a true conservative, not a Bush-Cheney Republican establishment swamp creature. But if he does not do so, as a “favor” to him and the nation, Freedom Watch and I will do all ethically and legally proper to oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The Fourth Amendment prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures is too important to trash, as this was what our Founding Fathers pledged their sacred honor and risked their lives for to form a new free nation — and then write, enact and implement our Constitution. Go to www.freedomwatchusa.org to support this cause.

    More at: https://www.newsmax.com/larryklayman...ontent=2263369
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  22. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    I told everyone he wouldn't be picked because of his age, now that he didn't it blows the whole theory that his Russiagate antics were just designed to ease his confirmation.

    Judge Swamp.
    Say it with me.

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    Authoritarianism and neoconservatism cannot be made great again.
    Trump was an enemy of Ron Paul, before he was an enemy of Rand Paul, before he was an enemy of the Freedom Caucus.
    One thing that he has remained consistent in is his hate of liberty and those who promote it.

  23. #110
    If the Judge was 60 as opposed to 68 and he stayed on the Supreme Court until he was 85 or 90, I'd be ok with it.
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  24. #111
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), whose vote could be critical for confirming President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said the judge is “clearly” qualified for the position.“When you look at the credentials that Judge Kavanaugh brings to the job, it’ll be very difficult for anyone to argue that he’s not qualified for the job. He clearly is qualified for the job,” Collins told reporters on Tuesday when asked whether she faced an easier decision with Kavanaugh than Judge Amy Comey Barrett, who was on the president’s short list and is seen as more hostile to reproductive rights.
    The moderate GOP senator added, however, that she would take into consideration “other issues involving judicial temperament and his judicial philosophy” before making a final decision.

    More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/susan-col...205544344.html
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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  25. #112
    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post

    And he had Kenneth Starr as a boss for a time...



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    Mitch McConnell had moved heaven and earth to get Gorsuch a seat.
    Was he always in Kavenaugh's corner? Is this HIS deal? The biggie?
    Last edited by Aratus; 07-11-2018 at 12:56 AM. Reason: SenMitchMcC = THAhhhh SWAMP

  28. #114
    Quote Originally Posted by PursuePeace View Post
    Yes. I know.
    I can't post tweets, properly.
    Back off.




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    Judge Kavanaugh is a well-respected jurist who deservedly received bipartisan support when confirmed to the D.C. Circuit in 2006. I know him to be a smart and fair judge, one of the most admired appellate judges in the country. #SCOTUS #SCOTUSpick

    This is promising

  29. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by Aratus View Post
    Mitch McConnell had moved heaven and earth to get Gorsuch a seat.
    Was he always in Kavenaugh's corner? Is this HIS deal? The biggie?
    It may have been Kennedy's deal.
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  30. #116
    Gave Roberts the blueprint to save Obamacare. Dismissed Rand Paul's suit against the NSA to stop illegal spying. Wrote that collecting Americans' phone records was not a 'search and seizure' as applicable to the Fourth Amendment--and even if it is, terrorism trumps the Fourth.

    The Democrats, who still try to lay claim to being the protectors of our civil rights, don't even mention this stuff in their opposition and there are still enough Single Issue Voters and Blind Partisan Team Players among the Republicans to ignore this alligator. Partisanship is a useful tool for Teh Swamp.

    I hope Paul and Lee vote against him so a couple more Swamp Democrats have to out themselves to get this tool confirmed.
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  31. #117
    I don't understand how people are claiming that this guy is an originalist.

    He bases his opinions on prior established rulings and 'laws.'
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    In terms of a full spectrum candidate, Rand is leaps and bounds above Trump. I'm not disputing that.
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  32. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    I told everyone he wouldn't be picked because of his age, now that he didn't it blows the whole theory that his Russiagate antics were just designed to ease his confirmation.

    Judge Swamp.
    You were wrong, the real Judge Swamp was picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    It's a balance between appeasing his supporters, appeasing the deep state and reaching his own goals.
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  33. #119
    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    You were wrong, the real Judge Swamp was picked.
    Another Judge Swamp.
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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    The Jesuit Supremes, Coach Kavanaugh

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