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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Webster, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Webster and garrow like this.
  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    There's a massive "what if" that I've mentioned before: Thurgood Marshall died on Jan. 24, 1993. Four days after Bill Clinton was inaugurated as president.

    If Marshall had stayed on the court to the end like RBG did, there would be no Clarence Thomas, Citizens United and Shelby County would've never happened, Al Gore would've been president with no WMDs and America would be a much better place today.
  3. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Which recount would have made gore president?
  4. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    That one that was actually undertaken?
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I was rooting for RBG to last just a few more months. If Biden loses? Well fine. But all the nasty remarks from various Republican Senators rooting for her demise, all the pain and crap she went through these last few years, and for it to end like this is really tough. She deserved better. And then for GOP Senate suddenly interested in doing something quickly? Really kind of disgusting - and it really demeans whomever the nominee is that they feel the need to rush the process.
    But I'm also tired of Dems doing their Wyle E. Coyote thing - we have too many Dem leaders who bemoan the old days and not enough playing the politics of today.
    BitterYoungMatador2 likes this.
  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    A man or woman deserves the right to retire and enjoy the last few years of his life however he pleases.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I'd argue a big part of the problems Democrats have had over the years is their leaders don't retire at a convenient time and things go sideways when they die.
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  8. Splendid Splinter

    Splendid Splinter Well-Known Member

  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    A lot of the Dems' problem is they message poorly.

    Right now, they should be mocking Republicans with a "What's the rush? Don't you think you're going to win in November? You always say you're doing a great job. Shouldn't it be obvious? Why do you think you're going to lose?"
    garrow, TowelWaver, HanSenSE and 3 others like this.
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    GOP would just come back with, "Of course we're going to win. But we may not be able to prevent you from stealing it from us."

    Just don't wanna go there. Much better arguments out there to be made.
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Republican Response: Article 2 of the constitution gives the president the authority to appoint supreme court justices with the advise and consent of the Senate. We're not going to forgo doing what we were elected for because you are running against us. It has nothing to with us winning or losing the upcoming election. President Trump was elected to a 4-year term, not a 3.5-year term.

    Democrat Response to that: Um, Merrick Garland, President Obama, you are hypocrites.

    . ... And with that, we'd be exactly where we are right now anyhow.

    People will either care or they won't (because we are a nation of idiots).
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    emotionally troubled Eddie Haskell is emotionally troubled, Eddie Haskell
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