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    Changing of the guard; Democratic Senate 2020 and beyond

    It is pretty clear at this point that the Dems will win the two seats in Georgia. So this is a new thread to discuss how all the changes that are going to take place now that the obstructionist GOP is no longer in control and the Dems have sweeping power over all three branches of government.

    Thanks to the soon-to-be ex-cheeto-in-chief and his blathering about the faked election he handed over two Senate seats to the Dems on a silver platter.

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    4 years ago they had the presidency, the senate and the house.....now they have complaints and excuses.

    so much winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    4 years ago they had the presidency, the senate and the house.....
    I knew it would end badly the only regret that I have is the bastards stole three SCOTUS seats. Now at least we have the ability to push a replacement for an aging Stephen Breyer should he chose to retire. Also, no more shit GOP judicial appointments. That is done.

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    "Sweeping power"?

    I don't think so.

    Only takes Bernie to get in a snit dunnit.

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    Just look how many democrats were loathe to support Obama when all three branches were in dem hands last time

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    ^ That

    Narrow majority must be optimal for pork barrel politics.
    Last edited by helge; 08-01-2021 at 03:08 AM.

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    This IS going to be fun to watch from over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I knew it would end badly the only regret that I have is the bastards stole three SCOTUS seats. Now at least we have the ability to push a replacement for an aging Stephen Breyer should he chose to retire. Also, no more shit GOP judicial appointments. That is done.
    I was thinking about all those 100's of vacant seats in the judiciary that Hussain left, was it maybe because he couldn't find Judges that don't honor the constitution? just a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    I was thinking about all those 100's of vacant seats in the judiciary that Hussain left, was it maybe because he couldn't find Judges that don't honor the constitution? just a question.
    Either you know the answer and are making a pathetic attempt at being facetious or you are as dumb as a fucking rock.

    Although in fairness they are not mutually exclusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Either you know the answer and are making a pathetic attempt at being facetious or you are as dumb as a fucking rock.

    Although in fairness they are not mutually exclusive.
    Yeah, it is a good question hey. Because Trump was so nontransparent, and basically put out lists of judges, and who was advising him, But Hussein sort of did it on the sly, if ya know what i mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    you are as dumb as a fucking rock.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    This.

    I'm only posting this to piss off snubbywubbles,

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    Need Justice Breyer to retire and get him replaced ASAP. Thatís gotta be a priority. The dude is 82.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    I'm only posting this to piss off snubbywubbles,
    . . . and you only end up looking an utter fool yourself




    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    Need Justice Breyer to retire and get him replaced ASAP. That’s gotta be a priority. The dude is 82.
    Would you agree to term limits? Seems reasonable

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    Marc E. Elias - "No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same." --14th Amendment, US Constitution: https://twitter.com/marceelias/statu...99402481754115

    Section 3 - No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.: Fourteenth Amendment Section 3 | Constitution Annotated | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    ...the 14th amendment charge has to be proven in a court of law...political weasels are notoriously difficult to convict...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    4 years ago they had the presidency, the senate and the house.....now they have complaints and excuses.

    so much winning.
    He said he would make American Great Again... Goddamn sonofabitch went and done it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    He said he would make American Great Again... Goddamn sonofabitch went and done it!
    It took him four years to finally deliver. Ten more days.

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    A good write up here on the workings of a 50/50 split.

    "With Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff winning Senate seats in Georgia’s pivotal runoff elections, the U.S. Senate is now poised to become a 50-50 chamber.


    What does this mean for how the Senate will operate once the two Democrats’ victories are certified? Experts say there is no written roadmap that Senate leaders must follow. However, there are historical precedents that the two parties’ leaders will likely use."

    Much more here.

    PolitiFact | How will the Senate work under a 50-50 split?
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    A good write up here on the workings of a 50/50 split.

    "With Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff winning Senate seats in Georgia’s pivotal runoff elections, the U.S. Senate is now poised to become a 50-50 chamber.


    What does this mean for how the Senate will operate once the two Democrats’ victories are certified? Experts say there is no written roadmap that Senate leaders must follow. However, there are historical precedents that the two parties’ leaders will likely use."

    Much more here.

    PolitiFact | How will the Senate work under a 50-50 split?
    What it means, for example, is Bernie Sanders can demand the cancellation of student debt as a condition for supporting any Democratic legislation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    What it means, for example, is Bernie Sanders can demand the cancellation of student debt as a condition for supporting any Democratic legislation.
    . . . similar to many other countries with coalitions - let's not forget that Bernie is not a Democrat, though he happily avails himself of the party's structure and services when needed.

    So, it's not a 50/50 split, more like 50/48/2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    Need Justice Breyer to retire and get him replaced ASAP. Thatís gotta be a priority. The dude is 82.
    I am confused, isn't Stephen Breyer a liberal judge? how is that going to change anything other than changing one judge we know with one who we don't know? and ofcourse a younger one.
    Last edited by Buckaroo Banzai; 11-01-2021 at 04:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    So, it's not a 50/50 split, more like 50/48/2
    Yep and even if Bernie was a Dem no guarantee he would vote in support of majority.
    Obama's Gitmo closure promise never happened because Dems in the Senate and House voted no way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I am confused, isn't Stephen Breyer a liberal judge?
    He is old. Now that the Dems have taken control of all three branches of government it is time to replace him with someone younger. We do not want another scenario like what happened with RBG dying a couple of months before the Dems took control back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Yep and even if Bernie was a Dem no guarantee he would vote in support of majority.
    Precisely, he and King are the 'Kingmakers' (excuse the pun) far more so than the different factions within the Democrat Party.


    Bernie is a loose cannon . . . wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him . . . which isn't far. (Not saying I don't like him, but there are reasons not to like him politically and that has nothing to do with leanings)

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