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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    No one is overturning Obergefell or Roe. These questions distract from the merits.
    Is substantial modification also unlikely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Is substantial modification also unlikely?
    From the High Court, not terribly likely. Concerned citizens should pay more attention to their circuit nominees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    No one is overturning Obergefell or Roe. These questions distract from the merits.
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    I reported my rapist today so he can’t become a Supreme Court justice later

    Now I see that reporting has a purpose, even if it’s not about the pursuit of legal justice. The report may be confidential, and the perpetrator may not suffer immediate consequences. But Kavanaugh defenders doubted Ford’s credibility because there was no contemporaneous evidence of any misdeeds. If she’d been able to point to paperwork she’d filled out in the early 1980s, this conversation — and Kavanaugh’s candidacy for the Supreme Court — would probably have ended weeks ago. Reporting an incident as soon as possible puts contemporaneous testimony into the record, in case it is ever needed.
    WTH? So the critical reason to report a sexual assault is just in case the assailant happens to ascend to the doorstep of the Supreme Court several years later? How about protecting other possible victims in real time?

    These people are the real deplorables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    I reported my rapist today so he can’t become a Supreme Court justice later



    WTH? So the critical reason to report a sexual assault is just in case the assailant happens to ascend to the doorstep of the Supreme Court several years later? How about protecting other possible victims in real time?

    These people are the real deplorables.
    Good grief, that rape victim’s not a deplorable. That can be a valid reason for someone their rapist. Who cares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Good grief, that rape victim’s not a deplorable. That can be a valid reason for someone their rapist. Who cares?
    I do think it is deplorable that her motivation for action is using her victimhood as some kind of political tool. Why isn't she going to the police, even now? She is letting two rapists go free and endangering other women. She owes it to all of us to put these two predators behind bars.
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    In response to our earlier discussion about which side is motivated now:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    In response to our earlier discussion about which side is motivated now:

    I've watched 538's tracker of the likelihood that either party would control the house/senate after the elections. The outcome is still predicted to be the same but trended noticeably toward republicans since the last hearing.
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    Speaking of 538, I was searching for something earlier this week and I stumbled across this pre-2016-election piece by HuffPo. The righteous indignation is palpable.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5...b0334571e09e74
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    I've watched 538's tracker of the likelihood that either party would control the house/senate after the elections. The outcome is still predicted to be the same but trended noticeably toward republicans since the last hearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    I've watched 538's tracker of the likelihood that either party would control the house/senate after the elections. The outcome is still predicted to be the same but trended noticeably toward republicans since the last hearing.
    I don’t read that speculation but I think the Dems will have a hard time taking the senate. They have more to lose than to gain there. If I was running the DNC then I concentrate on taking the house... then they could at least impeach Drumpf and let Pence have a turn being president.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Don’t tell Babs. She won’t believe you.
    She’ll believe that’s what 538 projects.

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    Lots of Planned Parenthood Protestors out today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I don’t read that speculation but I think the Dems will have a hard time taking the senate. They have more to lose than to gain there. If I was running the DNC then I concentrate on taking the house... then they could at least impeach Drumpf and let Pence have a turn being president.


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    How will Pence become President if the Repubs hold the Senate? No way Trump loses a trial in the Senate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    How will Pence become President if the Repubs hold the Senate? No way Trump loses a trial in the Senate.
    I would expect that the house would vote and impeach but before the senate had a chance to try Drumpf he would say the hell with this and just resign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I would expect that the house would vote and impeach but before the senate had a chance to try Drumpf he would say the hell with this and just resign.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I would expect that the house would vote and impeach but before the senate had a chance to try Drumpf he would say the hell with this and just resign.
    yeah, right. He's more the type to go 2 full terms and then refuse to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    Lots of Planned Parenthood Protestors out today.
    People protesting Planned Parenthood, or Planned Parenthood supporters protesting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    yeah, right. He's more the type to go 2 full terms and then refuse to leave.
    yep, this is much more likely.
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    A hundred students were gathered on campus protesting the confirmation and holding signs

    WE STAND WITH VICTIMS

    and then it started raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    A hundred students were gathered on campus protesting the confirmation and holding signs

    WE STAND WITH VICTIMS

    and then it started raining.
    Is that God's way of telling them to go to class?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    yep, this is much more likely.
    I wouldn't be surprised if he happens to win in 2020, if the day after he wins he starts talking about removing the term limit on presidents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if he happens to win in 2020, if the day after he wins he starts talking about removing the term limit on presidents.
    Well, there should probably be an exception for people who do so much good. Why would you want a limit on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Well, there should probably be an exception for people who do so much good. Why would you want a limit on that?
    the greatest president human of all time can't be limited to two terms. Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    A hundred students were gathered on campus protesting the confirmation and holding signs

    WE STAND WITH VICTIMS

    and then it started raining.
    Cool... Were they scratching on the doors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    In response to our earlier discussion about which side is motivated now:

    Less toss ups; more leaning toward red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if he happens to win in 2020, if the day after he wins he starts talking about removing the term limit on presidents.
    "People tell me I'm doing such a great job, they ask 'why are there term limits? We think you should stay President forever.' I don't know, that's just what I keep hearing. I tell you, if I was allowed to stay, America would just keep on winning. I can see why people are asking that."

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    That's funny. I heard similar fears about Obama from the far righties on CB/ social media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCcoug View Post
    That's funny. I heard similar fears about Obama from the far righties on CB/ social media.
    I know, but in that case there was nothing to back it up in Obama's actions or words. I mean, Trump is the one who said, "president for life, I like that. Maybe we should try that here..." He also commented on how cool it was how when Kim Jung Un said something how like everyone just stopped and listened and wished it could be like that for him. Sure, those were just jokes, right? I think Trump likes to throw stuff like that out there to see the reaction. If it's positive he stays with it. Obama didn't joke that way. I'm not an Obama guy in any way, shape or form. But he had some respect for our history and way of doing things. One thing around Trump is to want to tear it all down. Obama didn't praise dictators. The far right would have been pulling their hair out and burning it if he had.
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