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3 hours ago, Tigers2010 said:

This is why holding the Senate was so important.

Absolutely. 

Trump will nominate a woman to replace her and the Dems will have to find a man that will claim that he was drinking in a bar 25 years ago and she tried to grope him while he was vulnerable after two beers. He has been suffering from PTSD ever since and.......

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Just now, tvc184 said:

Absolutely. 

Trump will nominate a woman to replace her and the Dems will have to find a man that will claim that he was drinking in a bar 25 years ago and she tried to grope him while he was vulnerable after two beers. He has been suffering from PTSD ever since and.......

HAHA 

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Just now, Tigers2010 said:

HAHA 

If he can add another SC Justice, it won't matter if he accomplished anything else. That would be winning enough.

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4 minutes ago, tvc184 said:

Absolutely. 

Trump will nominate a woman to replace her and the Dems will have to find a man that will claim that he was drinking in a bar 25 years ago and she tried to grope him while he was vulnerable after two beers. He has been suffering from PTSD ever since and.......

I'll volunteer if I can get the same deal as Ford. How much money did she end up making (that we know of)? 

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41 minutes ago, Tigers2010 said:

If he can add another SC Justice, it won't matter if he accomplished anything else. That would be winning enough.

Look for Clarence Thomas to retire soon as well.  Trump may end up with at least 4 picks by the time he is done. 

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26 minutes ago, PhatMack19 said:

Look for Clarence Thomas to retire soon as well.  Trump may end up with at least 4 picks by the time he is done. 

That would be big time.

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30 minutes ago, PhatMack19 said:

Look for Clarence Thomas to retire soon as well.  Trump may end up with at least 4 picks by the time he is done. 

He getting tired of oral arguments interrupting his naps?  I’m surprised he’s not wearing a CPAP machine in the courtroom yet.  

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4 minutes ago, Tigers2010 said:

That would be big time.

It may be literally impossible to choose a justice worse for the left than Clarence Thomas.  But he’s so bad, it really would be big time for everyone, mainly the court.  He’s the Kwame Brown/Ryan Leaf of the judiciary.  But you never know with Trump.  Is Kavanaugh’s buddy Tobin available?

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14 minutes ago, TxHoops said:

He getting tired of oral arguments interrupting his naps?  I’m surprised he’s not wearing a CPAP machine in the courtroom yet.  

He’s said many times he wouldn’t die on the bench and wanted to enjoy retirement.  I would look for him to retire early next year.  The Senate may never get any better than what he will have.  

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58 minutes ago, TxHoops said:

It may be literally impossible to choose a justice worse for the left than Clarence Thomas.  But he’s so bad, it really would be big time for everyone, mainly the court.  He’s the Kwame Brown/Ryan Leaf of the judiciary.  But you never know with Trump.  Is Kavanaugh’s buddy Tobin available?

You speak of Kavanaugh like he was not a good choice, which is sad.

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In all seriousness, what happened to Kavanaugh was a shame. They ruined that man's life, regardless if it worked or not. Anybody who had a part in that, should get 10 years in prison.

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15 minutes ago, Tigers2010 said:

In all seriousness, what happened to Kavanaugh was a shame. They ruined that man's life, regardless if it worked or not. Anybody who had a part in that, should get 10 years in prison.

That was a setup from the word go.  Trump should go after every one of those sorry Dims that pushed that.  Like I said before, never was a Lindsey Graham fan, but after his tirade directed at the Dims, I look at him a little differently.  All Republicans are going to have to show a little fire in our guts to stop these idiots and the spread of their socialist/ communist agendas.

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7 hours ago, Tigers2010 said:

You speak of Kavanaugh like he was not a good choice, which is sad.

I was speaking of Thomas.  We have no idea how good or bad Kavanaugh will be.  He was interesting choice regardless.  

 

7 hours ago, Tigers2010 said:

In all seriousness, what happened to Kavanaugh was a shame. They ruined that man's life, regardless if it worked or not. Anybody who had a part in that, should get 10 years in prison.

He will get $250k per year (with annual raises) for the rest of his life from a job he can basically not be fired.  In fact, he can be quite horrible at his job and still be paid the same regardless.  I’m sure there are a lot of folks in this country who would like their lives similarly ruined.  

The next news story has replacedhim and he will be an afterthought to most.  I’m still not sure what happened that night and neither is anyone else that wasn’t involved.  I disliked the way it was handled and still think going back to high school is ridiculous.  His performance before the committee was a much bigger cause for alarm; he was less than impressive as a jurist.  But then again, I’ve never been on national television accused of such things so it’s tough to imagine how you would “perform” under similar circumstances. 

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Put another way, Kavanaugh will end up being judged by how well he does his job.  Clarence Thomas has not become a joke among his colleagues not because of Anita Hill, but because he’s been a lousy justice.  That is not just my opinion; that’s also an opinion shared among some conservative icons who have served with distinction on the court.  And I don’t speak from supposition.  One of my law school classmates who was in my section (and a pretty good friend as far as law school classmates go) clerked for Thomas.  And lest you think she was a liberal with an axe to grind, she has gone on to serve with distinction and in pretty high level positions within the GOP in Washington.  

By most accounts, including hers, Thomas is a nice enough fellow.  He just happens to suck at his job and has been paid handsomely for such suckiness. 

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I'm highly certain that Clarence Thomas being a joke and a horrible or lousy justice is not a universally shared or accepted notion. Many, many, many people, including me, think he is a good justice. He is a constitutionalist or originalist, and favors states rights over an strong central government. This upsets many of the Left (and even those that are slightly Left-leaning). It's been a long time since I've read his bio or any of his decisions, but I was under the impression then that he was a good justice, and I don't have any reason to change that opinion now.

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10 hours ago, TxHoops said:

I was speaking of Thomas.  We have no idea how good or bad Kavanaugh will be.  He was interesting choice regardless.  

 

He will get $250k per year (with annual raises) for the rest of his life from a job he can basically not be fired.  In fact, he can be quite horrible at his job and still be paid the same regardless.  I’m sure there are a lot of folks in this country who would like their lives similarly ruined.  

The next news story has replacedhim and he will be an afterthought to most.  I’m still not sure what happened that night and neither is anyone else that wasn’t involved.  I disliked the way it was handled and still think going back to high school is ridiculous.  His performance before the committee was a much bigger cause for alarm; he was less than impressive as a jurist.  But then again, I’ve never been on national television accused of such things so it’s tough to imagine how you would “perform” under similar circumstances. 

That sounds great and all, but I am thinking he was doing pretty well for himself financially before this. Being called a racist by half of the American population, probably for as long as he serves, is something that money doesn't solve. Again, I am sure money isn't a problem before this started.

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1 hour ago, Englebert said:

I'm highly certain that Clarence Thomas being a joke and a horrible or lousy justice is not a universally shared or accepted notion. Many, many, many people, including me, think he is a good justice. He is a constitutionalist or originalist, and favors states rights over an strong central government. This upsets many of the Left (and even those that are slightly Left-leaning). It's been a long time since I've read his bio or any of his decisions, but I was under the impression then that he was a good justice, and I don't have any reason to change that opinion now.

You and the late, great Antonin Scalia would disagree with this assessment.  But I’m sure yours is probably more learned ;) 

But I don’t disagree he has had some well-written and well-reasoned opinions attributed to him.   As stated, I know one person well who wrote several of those opinions and I wouldn’t expect anything less of her. 

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1 hour ago, Tigers2010 said:

That sounds great and all, but I am thinking he was doing pretty well for himself financially before this. Being called a racist by half of the American population, probably for as long as he serves, is something that money doesn't solve. Again, I am sure money isn't a problem before this started.

It’s about a 36% raise in salary from what he was making with a lot more financial benefits obviously.   Not saying money was a problem but I think stating they “ruined this man’s life” is a bit of an overstatement.  

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14 minutes ago, TxHoops said:

It’s about a 36% raise in salary from what he was making with a lot more financial benefits obviously.   Not saying money was a problem but I think stating they “ruined this man’s life” is a bit of an overstatement.  

His life isn't ruined because the Dems picked the wrong guy to run through their grinder.  If he would have said to heck with this and dropped out, his career would have been ruined because he would have been perceived as guilty.

His life wasn't ruined because of his character and follow through, not that the pathetic Dems on the approval committee didn't give it their best shot.

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47 minutes ago, TxHoops said:

You and the late, great Antonin Scalia would disagree with this assessment.  But I’m sure yours is probably more learned ;) 

But I don’t disagree he has had some well-written and well-reasoned opinions attributed to him.   As stated, I know one person well who wrote several of those opinions and I wouldn’t expect anything less of her. 

But you also wrote he is a lousy justice. That is something the late, great Scalia would disagree. But I'm sure your opinion is more learned than Scalia's. ;) (I can't see this emoji, I just copied yours.)

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39 minutes ago, LumRaiderFan said:

His life isn't ruined because the Dems picked the wrong guy to run through their grinder.  If he would have said to heck with this and dropped out, his career would have been ruined because he would have been perceived as guilty.

His life wasn't ruined because of his character and follow through, not that the pathetic Dems on the approval committee didn't give it their best shot.

You might be spot on there.  

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