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Why did Christine Blasey Ford lie saying she has a fear of flying?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by LivingWordUnity, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Revealing Times

    Revealing Times Well-Known Member

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  2. Ringo84

    Ringo84 Separation of Church and State expert

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    Yep...if you're a privileged white man who lies and sexually assaults women, you can be rewarded with a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.

    Disgraceful.
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  3. LivingWordUnity

    LivingWordUnity Unchanging Deposit of Faith, Traditional Catholic

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    Here's what Mitch McConnell said:
     
  4. Ringo84

    Ringo84 Separation of Church and State expert

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    This from the man who declared, before Scalia's body had cooled down, that he'd oppose any nominee Obama put forth and proceeded to hold Merrick Garland in limbo for something like 300 days.

    McConnell is not just a liar, but the worst kind of hypocrite.
    Ringo
     
  5. LivingWordUnity

    LivingWordUnity Unchanging Deposit of Faith, Traditional Catholic

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    Apples and oranges. Garland was no Scalia. It was at the end of Obama's second term and would have been Obama's third judge put on the Supreme Court. And there wasn't an attempt to destroy Garland's life with baseless smears. So there's no comparison. If Kavanaugh gets confirmed it would be like how Obama got two on the SCOTUS. A comparable situation to Garland would be if Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat opens up when Trump is in the forth year of his second term as president.
     
  6. Ringo84

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    Garland was a highly qualified judge who was praised across bipartisan lines.

    Which nothing in the Supreme Court prevents. As a matter of fact, Andrew Jackson got five over two terms:

    List of Presidents of the United States by judicial appointments - Wikipedia

    So-called ""smears"" that are so ""baseless"" that witnesses who wanted to come forward during the investigation were not contacted by the FBI, and Kavanaugh lied repeatedly.

    Not at all, since Obama didn't steal one Supreme Court seat and then appoint a probable rapist to the other one.
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  7. Revealing Times

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    Worked out nice didn't it ? The gig is up, why do liberals want to place people on the courts that do not read into the Constitution what is written ? And of course the answer is you guys want to undermine the constitution, you have turned the Supreme Court into political football tug-o-war. A originalist, by definition, can't change anything about the Constitution. What liberals want to do is chip away a little at a time all of our core values that lie within the constitution, then use stare decisis to say, but you can't change the precedent of the courts, which of course is an outrageous, same might say even oxymoronic thesis since the liberals change what it means all the time.

    No decisions that are faulty should ever stand, just like Brown vs. Board of Ed. bad decisions should be struck down. Liberals are the only ones far away from the original moore's of our founding fathers. They love the ideas of Mao and Lenin.
     
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  8. Ringo84

    Ringo84 Separation of Church and State expert

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    "Sir, this is a McDonald's drive thru"

    None of this addresses or disproves a single word that I wrote in my post to you. It's just an irrelevant rant about originalism, which has nothing to do with the issue at hand because nothing in the Constitution prevents a president from filling a Supreme Court vacancy late in his (or her) second term.
    Ringo
     
  9. LivingWordUnity

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    Joe Biden was the one who said a president shouldn't try to fill a court vacancy late in his term.
     
  10. Ringo84

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    Biden made his comments in June of an election year with no nominee to consider. Garland, if I remember correctly, was nominated early in 2016 and was never given the time of day.

    Context, it seems, is important.
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  11. SolomonVII

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    Democrats have gotten into the habit of relying on an activist courts to pass laws that they do not dare to put into their platform. Changing the balance of the court will not make the court partisan conservative. Originalist is neither conservative nor liberal because the American constitution is neither conservative nor liberal. It is all about the law as written, instead of reinterpreting the law to fit an activist agenda.

    Changing the balance of the court for a generation will not make America more conservative. It will mean that Democrats will have to change their strategy and sell their ideals to the electorate, rather than passing it through the backdoor SCOTUS activism.


    The moment that happens and the appointment of judges to SCOTUS will no longer be such a highly partisan affair.
     
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  12. LivingWordUnity

    LivingWordUnity Unchanging Deposit of Faith, Traditional Catholic

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    Good point.
     
  13. Rion

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    Word is that Grassley is P to the O'd, and may send the whole thing to a grand jury. This is just a rumor, but he has demanded that she turn all of her communication re: Kavanaugh over to the Senate. Guess having an ex-boyfriend say that she committed perjury over the polygraph, and her BFF saying that not only did she lie to the Senate, but then had her former FBI pal try and pressure her into changing the statement that the BFF sent might have repercussions.
     
  14. FreeinChrist

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    Why is Brown vs. Board of Education bad? You believe there should be segregated schools - keep the blacks apart from the whites?
     
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  15. Revealing Times

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    You misconstrued what I said. Stare Decisis is a kinda precedent in which Justices hold to the "COURT'S RULINGS" except in rare cases like BAD DECISIONS that are obvious, such as Brown vs. the Board of Education. If its a close call, in most cases they defer to the courts old decisions.

    My point is, ALL BAD DECISIONS should be overturned. Not just the most grievous decisions. The liberals use Stare Decisis to chip away at our constitution over time. They make a bad ruling, then say, but there's precedent.
     
  16. FreeinChrist

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    sorry, closed the wrong thread.
     
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  17. FreeinChrist

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    Again, what was bad about Brown vs. the Board of Education?
     
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  18. pat34lee

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    Elections have consequences, especially when you lose
    the Senate majority and become a lame duck.

    Nothing requires the Senate to vote for confirmation.
    The Senate Is Not Required to Vote on Merrick Garland's Nomination to the Supreme Court - The Atlantic
     
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  19. SolomonVII

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    I would like to get to the bottom of all that too.
     
  20. SolomonVII

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    Republicans stayed both within the law and within the norms of procedure in their hard ball action to postpone their vote on the Garland nomination.
    Democrats broke every norm in the book in their unethical fight to keep Kavanagh nomination from going through. It was all pretty laughable with milquetoast Booker's Spartacus moment.
    Not so funny thoug when the smear campaign began in earnest with the Democrats fanning the flames of mob rule, complete with slurs and threats against Kavanagh's young family, and destroying women's reputations by dredging up adolescent antics in year books and publishing confidential information from a victimized woman who had wished to remain anonymous.
    Democrats did not care how many lives were damaged in their quest to keep control of SCOTUS.
    The Democratic party has gone full board Alinsky in their attempts to win power at any cost. There is no decorum to them.
    If one wants to know the true nature of the kind of person that holds the death of 60 million unborn as their crowning achievement, the Democrats showed their full face in this process.

    Norms of government allow for hard ball politics, and Cocaine Mitch was well within the norms that had governed Senate appointments to that point. While it was not 'normal' for Mitch McConnel to actually win any battles against Democrats until that point, he has taken a shine to winning under the rules that have come to the fore through Democrats playing hard ball politics themselves.
    This latest fiasco however laid waste to the idea of their even being procedure. It was psychopathic, and rule by sociopaths will be the norm if allowed to continue.
     
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