Mitch: SCOTUS nominee should not be during election year....except now it’s ok

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    Just stop.

    **** McConnell. He's responsible for the ruin of what's left of the Republican Party after Ryan let the far right caucus wag the dog in the House of Ill Republicanism.
     
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    I agree.... He said no SCOTUS nomination during an election year and he should stick to it.. I agreed with his previous stance as it allows voters decide and gives them more to consider when casting their ballot...

    If he flips and allows a nomination during the election cycle then I'll have no issue when (D) attack him and call out his decision to do so.
     
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    He doesn't care about anything more than his sports team.
     
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    Democrats have never refused to hold a hearing for a Supreme Court nominee.
     
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    He never flipped and never will....

    It was always clear that he would have blocked a D candidate 2 days after POTUS got sworn in and support an R in lame-duck season.
     
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    Says Mr. Equivalence Excuse Maker.
     
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    But now they probably will in the future now that precedent has been set. Just like how the GOP used the nuclear option when Reid set that precedent.

    Both parties are not afraid of pulling the same tricks the others do once it is precedent.
     
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    We’ll have to wait and see. The GOP has already morphed into Trumpishness, so you can say their precedents are whatever benefits them at the moment.
     
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    I’ll be incredibly pissed at them if they don’t do it. Hell, if there is ever another nominee picked by a Republican president when there is a Democratic Senate majority, they should block the pick, not matter what year it is of the president’s term. The Republicans stole a seat and the Democrats should do what’s necessary to even the score.
     
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    And the Dems will do whatever benefits them at the moment. No party is innocent.

    That is a great way to run a country.... Just keep on getting “revenge” from what the other party did when you were in power. I’m pissed at the GOP’s actions too in 2016. But I’ll be just as pissed if the Dems do the same. Run the damn country and move it forward instead of worrying about your own party squabbles and power.

    Remember a government isn’t supposed to be like a sports team.
     
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    they pay plenty of games on their own.
    if your side was naive enough to fall for it then blame your side.
     
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    When the other side has no ethics, playing by the traditional rules is a self-imposed death sentence.
     
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    I disagree with you, but not saying the Dems are flawless.
     
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    I mean did anyone actually believe he would have done this with a republican president. Come on.....
     
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    Fall for what?
     
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    I love irony, the other side has no ethics, so be just like them .........................................
     
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    There's a reason our country was able to get so much done in the past, we didn't do this kind of stuff. Both parties were willing to work together and compromise, but now it's just mudslinging in an endless cycle.
     
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    you liked post 14 that basically says do as they do, so guessing you don't need them............
     
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    You assume incorrectly. I gave it a like as an observance of reality. It's like the Democrats who voted for the Iraq War whether they believed it was the right thing to do or not, it was a political survival mechanism. While I observe that this kind of a tactic may be used to stay in the political game, I was severely disappointed by the Democrats who chose the safe course, at least as far as their political careers.
     
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    let me quote someone to you.......
    one seems to counter the other.
     
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    Sigh, dude...
    The first quote is an observance of reality, although I said: I was severely disappointed by the Democrats who chose the safe course, at least as far as their political careers.

    The second is the standard I support. If you are still confused let me know.
     

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