Republican Hypocrites


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“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

That was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2016 after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia left a vacancy. If you were unsure if McConnell was full of shit then, today’s actions by him and his GOP colleagues confirms it.

The Republican argument in having a new position is that now, the president (sic) and Senate are of the same party. But, that doesn’t change the fact there is an election in 43 days. That doesn’t change the fact we can have a new president and even a new Senate in January.

The fact of the matter is, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and the Republican Party don’t care about being hypocrites. They never had integrity or a sense of fairness. The only reason they bark out some stupid bullshit about the president (sic) and Senate being the same party now, something they didn’t stipulate in 2016, is because they need some bullshit. I mean, they can’t just come out and say it’s a power grab and they don’t care. They can’t admit they’re hypocrites.

If they had to, they’d create some new crap like there’s a exception for a president with a bad combover.

McConnell was on Sean Hannity’s show fairly recently where Hannity praised Trump for being so much better than President Obama at nominating judges. McConnell actually corrected him and said Obama was good at nominating, but that he, McConnell, was good at blocking them. Then McConnell let out a sick giggle.

Republicans don’t care about decency, fairness, or integrity. They definitely don’t care about the Constitution. And hey, when it’s all said and done, the court may not matter if we’re in a fascist system.

But, they’re rushing to fill this seat because the argument they clung to in 2016 may be true this year. Donald Trump may be rejected by the American people again, but this time, tossed out of office. The United States Senate may be in Democratic control. The fact the Republicans are forcing this vote on a new justice, before the election or the end of the year, is because it’s a power grab. It’s because they’re afraid the people will have a say.

In fact, a new poll shows that 62 percent of Americans want the confirmation to wait. Maybe America feels kinda weird about an impeached president making lifetime appointments to the highest court in the nation.

When McConnell made the statement about Americans having a say in their next Supreme Court Justice, he said, “THEIR” Supreme Court Justice. He was momentarily correct in that the seat belongs to us, not to the Republican or Democratic Party. They’re playing politics with our lives for the next forty years. In a few months, their politics may mean an end to legal abortion. It may mean an end to healthcare coverage for millions of Americans.

I can change my positions too. I was against adding new seats to the court. Now, I’m for it. If the Republicans are going to steal seats from Democrats and refuse to play by their own rules, and a stupid, racist president who is a tool of Russia can’t nominate anyone who can garner 60 votes, then let’s do some power grabbing of our own. Increase the number of seats and while we’re at it, let’s make Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico states. That’ll give Democrats four more Senate seats.

What’s good for the goose is good for the hypocritical gander.

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12 comments

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Indeed …. they just don’t care. Their masks have come off … “Republicans don’t care about decency, fairness, or integrity. They definitely don’t care about the Constitution. And hey, when it’s all said and done, the court may not matter if we’re in a fascist system.”

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    1. Joking aside, packing the courts is a can of worms not worth opening without a really good plan to keep it in check. I think a better plan is to offer DC and territories like Puerto Rico statehood and get Democrat senators elected there to keep hold of the Senate. Pass those election security bills, pass the new Voters Rights Act, and basically just make it harder for Republicans to keep cheating, since it’s the only way many of them can win elections anymore.

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      1. >– Pass those election security bills, pass the new Voters Rights Act

        And if the Supreme Court is as crooked as I fear it will become if they ram through another judge it won’t do any good to pass election security bills or the new Voters Rights Act because the rethuglicons will just file suit, lose and then appeal it to the Supreme Court which will knock it down. As far as the subject of keeping the increase in size of the Supreme Court in check, does it really matter? I heard someone talking about that very subject yesterday. One of the Circuit Court of Appeals (the 9th Circuit I think) has 29 Judges sitting on it. As he said you could have dozens of Supreme Court Justices and it wouldn’t really matter since all of them wouldn’t have to hear every case. As a case comes before the Court nine Justices could be selected at random to hear the case just as they do in the Court of Appeals where they randomly select three Judges to hear a case. Only in very rare occasions does an entire Appeals Court hear a case called an En banc hearing. It might even have the added benefit of reducing the number of cases brought before the Supreme Court as there would be no guarantee that the Justices selected to hear your case would be on your side.

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  2. Gosh. I remember, some long time ago, that the worst thing the Repupulsitives could say about the Democratic president was that he had big ears. Ah, those were the days.

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  3. If I remember correctly Puerto Rico keeps voting against becoming a state, usually 49% for-51% against. Just like Scotland wanting to leave the UK the votes are always “this” short of doing so.

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    1. Wonder why Puerto Rico would even WANT to be a state? I’m looking for a place to move if he gets reelected. It will be way too scary for me to want to stay here. Wonder if Canada is accepting immigrants? How about Australia? How about some wonderful beach, with sand, palm trees, and those cute guys in Speedos serving drinks with tiny umbrellas in them?

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