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    We may have lost our sixth amendment rights too

    https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciar...ndment-rights/

    We were strident about the supreme court being at stake, but billi fuknuts and his fellow idiots had a point to prove or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
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    Whatever metric you use, dems have done way too little and way too late.

    GOP is fucking ridiculous that’s a given, but dems really have little or no response except to recite poems and do the hide your head in the sand yoga poses…

    Oh yeah, let’s not forget to blame Bernie, AOC and Billi for doing nothing. Dems are just so amazingly productive.

    Bernie and AOC should be assets rather than enemies of the liberals. Blaming the GOP and progressives won’t help you win elections. If you really don’t want to work with abrasive progressives, then get the job done! Then surely we’ll all shut the fuck up and vote for you!

    Now at the moment, we all have to vote for dems because it’s no longer about lesser evil, but actually fighting evil. Hope you’re happier now?
    We're blaming the people getting in the way of what we are trying to do and achieve. Yes, that includes you "progressives."

    Wait, I spelled fauxgressives wrong.

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    If you want to play the blame game, I can play too. I'd totally blame Hillary for all this. I fully agree with the author of the opinion piece below regarding Hillary.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/guest-col...160135400.html

    OTOH, I'm not sure I'd want to blame RBG for staying on her job. There's no guarantee that Obama could successfully nominate anybody because surely GOP will block his nomination every step of the way. She was simply doing her job.

    Hillary simply wanted to have that job too much. Yeah, it's her turn in line... Obama already cut in line for 8 years..., but democracy isn't about who's turn is it. Why are you compelling? Why should people vote for you? Being a woman and it's your turn are not compelling reasons. Any stupid reason could trump those reasons.

    I'm pretty sure Bernie could've defeated Trump back in 2016 and 2020. Of course, obviously we don't need Bernie in 2020. With Bernie in charge, we probably could've also handled the pandemic a lot better. Pretty much all democratic socialists around the world took much better care of its citizens.
    Last edited by Crazed_Insanity; June 29th, 2022 at 01:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neanderthal View Post
    We may have lost our sixth amendment rights too

    https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciar...ndment-rights/

    We were strident about the supreme court being at stake, but billi fuknuts and his fellow idiots had a point to prove or something
    Mmm dude, a court ruling is framed in the context of its time. It is, in essence, an interpretation of the law.

    If you want to point to an idiot, make sure your finger is in the direction of congress.

    If you're putting the responsibility of RvW being repealed on voters from non-swing states, you might as well blame RBG for not retiring, or Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) for not believing Anita Hill.

    But IMHO it is part of the political system of the United States: a conservative system by design and a rigged game, of course. Giving SC justices appointments for life is a way to ensure a conservative composition of the institution. Why not 25 years? the usual amount of time in a "generation". Why not 12 years? triple the time of a presidential term. The answer lies in the elites, they really, really do not like things to change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    prayer
    You know the bad guys are praying too, right? Clearly “God”, if he/she exists, is in their camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaultyMario View Post
    But IMHO it is part of the political system of the United States: a conservative system by design and a rigged game, of course. Giving SC justices appointments for life is a way to ensure a conservative composition of the institution. Why not 25 years? the usual amount of time in a "generation". Why not 12 years? triple the time of a presidential term. The answer lies in the elites, they really, really do not like things to change.
    Was discussing this the other day and looked up the ages of the recent appointments... the three Trump appointments are currently 50, 54, 57 years old. The latest by Biden is due to join tomorrow... she is 51 and is replacing a retiring 83 year old. Would not be surprised if she is still there in 2052, maybe even 2060.

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    One of the big goals by conservative think tanks was to place younger justices in SCOTUS, and they certainly accomplished that

    Today’s SCOTUS news, they’re limiting the ability of the EPA to regulate certain emissions.

    And Congress won’t be able to do anything about it, because it’s a 50/50 tie in the Senate, and the filibuster exists. Whole system is fucked for anyone who wants to see the US progress as a nation.

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    This is why I'm hoping this latest overturning of RvW will help turn some red states to become more purple... at least so that we have 62 liberal senators. The extra 2 will be the extra buffer for fake liberals like Manchin and Sinema. Actually, perhaps best case scenario is that we have additional 12 fake liberal senators? Hope not.

    Anyway, if after this midterm, dems continue to lose more control of congress, then I guess we're screwed.
    Last edited by Crazed_Insanity; June 30th, 2022 at 09:00 AM.

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    Remember Melilla. Remember San Antonio.




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    That's indeed tragic. I did not realize Trump built a wall there in Europe as well.

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