The Debate And The Nomination Of A New Supreme Court Judge

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First the debate, courtesy of The Guardian:

But this debate veered fully into absurdity somewhere around the third time thatDonald Trump told the actual truth about things that actually happened in actual history and was booed by the audience for his trouble. After stating that the Bush administration lied to the American people in order to drum up support for the war in Iraq, failed to keep us safe on 9/11 and passed up opportunities to assassinate Osama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks, the sheer mutual antagonism between the candidates and a furious audience caused something between Trump and Bush to come thoroughly unglued. Then, they simply began arguing like two people with mutual antipathy towards one another rather than politicians.

From there, the madness spread through the debate: a great circle of abuse spun around fast enough to fling all sense away. Rubio hates Cruz who hates Trump who hates Bush who hates Trump who hates Cruz who hates Rubio.

The crosstalk overwhelmed all comers and CBS moderator John Dickerson lost all control (apart from Carson and Kasich, whose brand-management plans forbade them from joining in). Eventually Dickerson asked Carson a question just to silence the bickering, forcing the candidates to stand there with the pained/patient expressions that adults have at weddings when the ring bearers give a reading as Carson slowly answered.

In any other circumstance outside of a reality TV show, this debate would be considered a catastrophe for all involved. It was stupid; every last one of those men should go home and be berated by someone they love.

In other words it was a fiasco. Even Frank Luntz agreed…

Well apparently the audience was loaded with anti-Trump supporters. Whose idea was that Reince Preibus?

I nearly fell off my chair today when I heard Trump say he supported PP ( although not for abortions.) What are Sarah’s fans going to make of that? Of course, she agreed with Mitch McConnell on The Senate not even having a hearing on whomever Obama nominates to replace Scalia. Strangely enough, some of her fans disagreed with this. Not many, but a few here and there.

I still can’t get over how Mitch McConnell came straight out and said that. Scalia’s body was barely cold. Why does the Republican party suddenly think it can change the rules and demand that PO wait for the next president instead to nominate a new judge? That is unheard of.

Will American citizens stand for this and will it affect the GOP’s chances in the election? I don’t have a clue!

 

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12 Responses to The Debate And The Nomination Of A New Supreme Court Judge

  1. lindak1961 says:

    Don’t worry, McConnell is about to lose to Obama again. As for Quitter, she’s just shown herself an idiot once again.

  2. My community is currently in the midst of an EIS kerfuffle where the Chinese government is seeking to build the world’s largest Methanol plant in our Port. I live in the blast zone, son works in the incineration zone – – can you guess how I view this project? As citizens actively work to put the brakes on this, an article on China’s purchase of the Chicago Stock Exchange was shared and had an interesting tidbit . . .http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/02/chicago-stock-exchange-china/

    In classes taught out of Chicago with field trips to New York to provide instruction on differing thought processes, the Chinese observed the control the big banks have over not just the financial services industry but – with MF Global the primary example – they were shocked to see an unhealthy degree of control banks exerted over the U.S. justice system, calling it the likely downfall of a great capitalist system.

    In my community, citizens feel that the Chinese govt. is here to use our natural resources all for export to their country, with little regard to the negative environmental, economic, health and safety, etc. issues that will come with the plant.

    The Donald alluded to this last night. Another topic to raise and find out more about when the actual Presidential debates begin.

    • 40Watt says:

      Fascinating. I wish I understood more about this subject. I keep meaning to make more effort in that direction.

    • titlewave says:

      “In my community, citizens feel that the Chinese govt. is here to use our natural resources all for export to their country, with little regard to the negative environmental, economic, health and safety, etc. issues that will come with the plant.”

      Little regard from the local politicians who plotted this deal, also. The planned methanol plant is a disastrous threat to the tide flats and surrounding area. 125 acre plant, and it will bring about 260 jobs to the area. Absolutely disgusting.

      • LOL you’re absolutely right. I spent Saturday writing to the elected officials from state legislature to City and County council. Seems to be a lot of non-transparency. . . time will tell. Social media has been a wonderful tool for community members to share facts and info.

      • titlewave says:

        anon1253, there are a number of meetings also- 1000 attendees at one- but this plant really needs to be fought down!

  3. 40Watt says:

    “I nearly fell off my chair today when I heard Trump say he supported PP ( although not for abortions.)” The interesting question would be what made Trump change his mind about abortion.

    Of all the books he has written, The America We Deserve(2000) St. Martin’s Press is actually quite interesting. In it he says: “I support a woman’s right to choose, for example, but I am uncomfortable with the procedures.” (251-252).

    As to his claim that he didn’t support the war in Iraq as there were obviously no WMD, in the same book he wrote:

    Consider Iraq. After each pounding from U.S. warplanes, Iraq has dusted itself off and gone right back to work developing a nuclear arsenal…All they need is the material for nuclear fission to complete the job […]

    I’m no warmonger. But the fact is, if we decide a strike against Iraq is necessary, it is madness not to carry the mission to its conclusion. When we don’t, we have the worst of all worlds: Iraq remains a threat, and now has more incentive than ever to attack us. (1517-1519)

    None of that means he only changed his mind about abortion to run for POTUS as a conservative or that he did not support the war in Iraq 3 years after writing the book. But think how the face of these debates would change if any of the moderators did their homework and asked questions that had a hope in hell of showing us if there is anything authentic in any of these candidates.

  4. 40Watt says:

    OK – made me laugh anyway. 😄

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