SCOTUS Kavanaugh Hearings, The Fireworks Have Started

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  1. Huntn macrumors P6

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    Wow, what a start!
    Democrats are verbally challenging the hidden documents and the ligitimacy of this hearing as it currently being pushed forward by Republicans. The Dems are raising valid points.
    Go Dems!
     
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    This must be your favorite sport...


    Meanwhile:

    Kavanaugh is very qualified..


    • Serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2006-present)
    • Confirmed by the United States Senate in a 57-36 vote
    • Samuel Williston Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School (since 2009)
    • Member, Committee on the Judicial Branch of the Judicial Conference of the United States
    • Member, Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States
    Education

    • B.A., Yale College, 1987; cum laude.
    • J.D., Yale Law School, 1990; Notes editor, Yale Law Journal.
     
  3. darksithpro macrumors 6502

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    He's gonna get confirmed. Dems just throwing temper tantrum.
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Wait - conservatives care about qualified people in important positions? Since when? ;)
     
  5. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    It is what they do best.
     
  6. samcraig macrumors P6

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    More irony that makes me laugh. Truly. I just spit out some of my coffee. Thanks!
     
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    That is not the point, obviously. The question is, is he a nonime that will serve the principles of our Democracy? This nominee has historically proposed and argued a series of highly questionable positions that overly protect a President, this President in particular who is up to his neck in legal issues. In addition, the nominee has 3 years of public service, whose documents have been withheld from this committee.

    I believe you are right about the noninee being confirmed, but you’d also have to be blind to not recognize that is going on here.

    The idea that all documents have been reviewed IS A JOKE, that the Republican’s are trying to foist on the American public. With November just around the corner, it is vital that the Democrats highlight the expedience of this hearing for political advantage.

    The GOP chairman has completely blown off the aspect that applicable documents for review by this committee, have been withheld from this proceedings for the purpose of expedience.
     
  8. mac_in_tosh macrumors regular

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    Merrick Garland was just as, if not more, qualified:
    • A.B., Harvard College, 1974; summa cum laude
    • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1977; magna cum laude
    McConnell blocked Garland's nomination close to an election saying Americans should have a "voice" in the process. What a man of the people. And what a hypocrite.
     
  9. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6

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    Slimey Newt’s legacy lives on. :(
     
  10. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    My usual reaction to all of your threads.
     
  11. darksithpro macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I understand. They want staff secretary records from 03 to 06. George Bush's lawyer said no and current WH agreed, because executive privilege. The DEMS already said they're going to vote no anyways, since the Federalist Society vetted him. So they are just obstructing.
     
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    If you are watching the hearings, you don’t seem to be listening or don’t believe the Democrats have justifiable points about 90% of applicable documents being withheld from review. I acknowledge this helps your team, but it undermines legitimacy of the process.
     
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    Point of order: March 2016 wasn't "close to an election."
     
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    McConnell used the upcoming election as the reason for blocking the nomination, citing Obama's lame duck status. If it was March 2016, then there were ten month's remaining in Obama's term which makes McConnell's actions even more egregious.
     
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    And Kavanaugh worked hard a year ago to make sure he dragged the process out as long as possible for Jane Doe, hoping that if he dragged it out a few more weeks, she'd be past the term of a legal abortion.

    He is despicable, and believes only in his own religious beliefs. He will work around the law as he did in the Jane Doe case.
     
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    Don't. Even.
     
  17. BoxerGT2.5, Sep 4, 2018
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    While his CV is wonderful, his rulings, his record, and his opinion are what 100% of the questions he's going to face will be centered around. When one party withholds 42,000 pages of documents and then drops them in the lap of the other party just days before the guys hearings that's a problem. People bitched about the size of the ACA and how no one read it, this is confirming a man to a lifetime appointment.
     
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    His hypocrisy should be more than enough to disqualify him, despite his bona fides. Seriously, he believes that a POTUS shouldn't be indicted let alone impeached!? That basically throws out the rule of law, and tells us that we should ignore Article 2 Section 4 of the Constitution...

    ... yet, he was a willing and active participant in Clinton's indictments/impeachment. If he had his way, he is basically stating that every POTUS is above the rule of law, and can and should be as corrupt as they want. That isn't just wrong, but he's shown to be a complete unqualified hypocrite.

    BL.
     
  19. darksithpro macrumors 6502

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    Those people disrupting the hearings are clearly organized. Notice they let the Dems speak, but constantly interrupt the Repubs. These people are probably bussed in and paid to do this crap. Just another example of how classless and low the Democrats go.
     
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    Really? Grassley spoke completely over Harris after he ceded the floor to her, and wouldn't even let her continue. And on top of that, decided to show he is a hypocrite by saying "I've been through 19 SCOTUS nominee hearings, and this is the same Grassley that headed the Gorsuch hearing!" Yet he is the same Grassley that didn't give a damn about Garland to even give him a hearing. Both he and McConnell showed that they are complete hypocrites when they come to this and are wanting to do nothing but play party politics.

    BL.
     
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    Does that invalidate the objections being made. Even if what you say is 100% true.
     
  22. darksithpro macrumors 6502

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    This was posted on an older PRSI thread, so i'll just leave this here.:D

    SOON!

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  23. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6

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    This is your speculation, it’s interesting as a supporter of the GzOP, you describe the Dems as classless and low. They’ve been polite and respectful making their requests, while Grassley strives to keep the mumers farce on track to shove this candidate through. The GOP represents as big a threat to our democracy as Trump.
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    Note the evil grins. ;) Seriously, you understand what this cartoon means? A bankrupt society, elects bankrupt representatives, who confirm bankrupt judges, so we can collectively fall on the sword of our stated ideals.
     
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    Well, I've always heard that Democrats don't care about the Supreme Court the way Republicans do. Maybe it's time to start caring.
     
  25. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Why? Who really cares at this point.
    The Dem's have already stated and openly confirmed they are voting "No" irrespective of this session, any documents, or other activities.
    This whole thing smacks of trying to set precedent instead of an active actual confirmation hearing.
     

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