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#601 Vanimal46

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:14 PM

Rip Roe. And people still won't vote.


Long way to go before it's dead. If I understand correctly they can try going through the circuit courts but will ultimately get denied at the Supreme Court level if it ever gets there.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:46 PM

Long way to go before it's dead. If I understand correctly they can try going through the circuit courts but will ultimately get denied at the Supreme Court level if it ever gets there.


We don't know what SCOTUS will do..... And that still doesn't explain people not voting

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:52 PM

We don't know what SCOTUS will do..... And that still doesn't explain people not voting

SCOTUS is loathe to backtrack on itself so there’s not much to worry about... yet. It still has to get past the circuit court, which is also loathe to backtrack on SCOTUS rulings.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 12:52 AM

 

SCOTUS is loathe to backtrack on itself so there’s not much to worry about... yet. It still has to get past the circuit court, which is also loathe to backtrack on SCOTUS rulings.

So we hope.The chief judge of my state appellate court expressed, just today, that the seeds have been sown for decades for this change. That a whole class of judges have been reared in the endeavor on overturning Roe, stare decisis be f'ed. 

 

In Kavanaugh we trust? Roberts?

 

That said, this is a ridiculously poor political play what with the upcoming presidential election: you've just empowered every non-bat-**** crazy women to turn out in 2020; so much for that desensitization advantage the GOP had. 

Edited by PseudoSABR, 18 May 2019 - 12:58 AM.

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#605 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 03:47 AM

SCOTUS is loathe to backtrack on itself so there’s not much to worry about... yet. It still has to get past the circuit court, which is also loathe to backtrack on SCOTUS rulings.


According to Wikipedia, they have overruled previous precedent 37 times in their history. That works out to about once every seven years, perhaps not as uncommon as you think.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 02:49 PM

Facebook claims they deleted 2.2 billion fake accounts over the past quarter. Their total user base is 2.34 billion.

 

Unless Twitter, youtube, the FoxNews comments section, etc., etc., have deleted a similar number of fake accounts be very careful trusting anything on social media for the next few years. Fake accounts might be quiet now, but they will lie dormant until someone needs them....

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 02:51 PM

 

 

According to Wikipedia, they have overruled previous precedent 37 times in their history. That works out to about once every seven years, perhaps not as uncommon as you think.

 

That seems incredibly uncommon. I imagine that comes out to 0.5% of cases, probably less, not even including the cases they refuse to hear based on precedent.

Edited by Doomtints, 24 May 2019 - 02:52 PM.

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#608 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:05 PM

That seems incredibly uncommon. I imagine that comes out to 0.5% of cases, probably less, not even including the cases they refuse to hear based on precedent.


Sure, it's rare. However, keep in mind that the vast majority of cases are setting precedence, not reviewing it, so the percentage of overturned rulings may be higher in relation to the number of opportunities to do so.

Mainly though, I just mean that it does happen. And it's not nearly rare enough to just dismiss the possibility out of hand.

I mean, this is the reason, the only reason that evangelicals supported someone like Trump. So that he could stack the SC with justices willing to overturn Roe v Wade.

I think Gorsuch seems to be a man of principle, but I think Bart is 100% in the bag for Trump.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:30 PM

 

I mean, this is the reason, the only reason that evangelicals supported someone like Trump. So that he could stack the SC with justices willing to overturn Roe v Wade.

I think Gorsuch seems to be a man of principle, but I think Bart is 100% in the bag for Trump.

 

Many of the media persons decrying evangelicals as single-issue anti-abort simpletons are the same people whose analysis and predictions turned out to berubbish in the 2016 election.

 

Meanwhile, the perihelion of Justice Kavanaugh's distant orbit around RvW thus far was a pair of lower court decisions that effectively barred KS and LA from cutting PP's Medicaid funding. The court declined to review their decisions, with both Roberts and Kavanaugh siding with the liberal justices.

 

But maybe Kavanaugh's non-partisan vote escaped the attention of the mainstream media in the midst of their mad scramble to cover all the highly principled conservative-leaning votes that liberal justices have cast in recent days.;)

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:51 PM

Many of the media persons decrying evangelicals as single-issue anti-abort simpletons are the same people whose analysis and predictions turned out to be rubbish in the 2016 election.

Meanwhile, the perihelion of Justice Kavanaugh's distant orbit around RvW thus far was a pair of lower court decisions that effectively barred KS and LA from cutting PP's Medicaid funding. The court declined to review their decisions, with both Roberts and Kavanaugh siding with the liberal justices.

But maybe Kavanaugh's non-partisan vote escaped the attention of the mainstream media in the midst of their mad scramble to cover all the highly principled conservative-leaning votes that liberal justices have cast in recent days. ;)

You're right, I'm sure there are countless reasons why people of God would support a twice divorced man who brags about sexually assaulting women and cheats on his wife with pornstars.

Let's ask them, in their own words.

"Issues matter more than a person's personal life," Killian said. "The two issues that come up are pro-life - appointment of judges (who oppose abortion), and support for Israel." - Alabama State Baptist Convention President John Killian.


"He has defended the womb," Kilpatrick said. "The president has taken a stand for life. Second, the president has taken up for Israel and has declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Third, he has chosen Supreme Court justices - that's going to turn this nation around. Those three things are why the spirit of Jezebel hates him and wants him out. We may be on the verge of the greatest revival this world has ever seen."-Alabama Pastor John Kilpatrick

80% of white evangelicals voted for Trump. If they were voting for other reasons than abortion, then we should expect that number to more closely shadow whites overall.

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:44 AM

https://www.theatlan...source=facebook

 

 

Disclaimer: I haven't read this yet, but I like the writing of The Atlantic. The title and lead in made me think it might be a discussion point. As I said, I haven't read it so not posting in agreement or disagreement with this.

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 11:12 AM

 

https://www.theatlan...source=facebook

 

 

Disclaimer: I haven't read this yet, but I like the writing of The Atlantic. The title and lead in made me think it might be a discussion point. As I said, I haven't read it so not posting in agreement or disagreement with this.

 

It'll be interesting to see what his disapproval numbers look like among Republicans 6-8 months from now.People with ideology as their top priority will dismiss it, but getting 10% of Republicans to switch their vote basically makes Trump's defeat a certainty.It matters and should be part of the calculus.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 11:40 AM

Pundits in conservative states often rail on "activist judges" which don't seem to exist ... all while they make a concerted attempt to stack the courts with what they claim the other side is doing.

 

Same old tricks from the evangelists.

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 12:15 PM

https://www.theatlan...source=facebook
 
 
Disclaimer: I haven't read this yet, but I like the writing of The Atlantic. The title and lead in made me think it might be a discussion point. As I said, I haven't read it so not posting in agreement or disagreement with this.

Same type of article from the same type of guy we’ve been seeing quite a bit of, in my opinion. I had some snarky comments to make but really, just better left unsaid. Perhaps there’s nothing wrong with this guy’s point of view; I’m just not having it.

”If the Democratic Party is smart enough to nominate a moderate candidate who is respectful of Republican ideas, voters like me will have an opportunity to become an important part of the coalition that gets a candidate elected to replace Trump.”

I think this writer (George Mason University law professor, proud Republican, and conservative think-tank hack) thinks this is a majority point of view among the electorate because it’s the majority view in his little world, and articles like this get amplified by the media who caters to this point of view. But get outside the circles most of us move in, and I don’t think this point of view is as popular as many believe.
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Posted 26 May 2019 - 12:19 PM

Man what a good article.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 12:49 PM

Man what a good article.

Agree. Don’t know anything about her broader point of view or Australia politics, but I like where she’s going.
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Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:09 PM

 

Same type of article from the same type of guy we’ve been seeing quite a bit of, in my opinion. I had some snarky comments to make but really, just better left unsaid. Perhaps there’s nothing wrong with this guy’s point of view; I’m just not having it.

”If the Democratic Party is smart enough to nominate a moderate candidate who is respectful of Republican ideas, voters like me will have an opportunity to become an important part of the coalition that gets a candidate elected to replace Trump.”

I think this writer (George Mason University law professor, proud Republican, and conservative think-tank hack) thinks this is a majority point of view among the electorate because it’s the majority view in his little world, and articles like this get amplified by the media who caters to this point of view. But get outside the circles most of us move in, and I don’t think this point of view is as popular as many believe.

 

As someone who lived in Texas for far too long, I can tell you that many would rather die than ever vote Democratic. Many have been programmed to believe that Democrats are immoral and even satanic. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for rapists, drug users, and baby killers.

 

You probably remember Obama being picked as a forerunner for the 2008 election right after the 2004 election. Republicans said the exact same thing this guy is saying now -- wow if the Democrats actually nominate Obama I would be all for that. He is a smart economically sound guy and I would vote for him!

 

We know how that actually went down.

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:24 PM

Yes, this person may not be sincere.But we know there were a lot of Obama to Trump swing voters in 2016.Maybe that author doesn't fit in that camp, but a lot of people do.(What drove them to Trump, by the way, had nothing to do with where on the political spectrum you think Hillary Clinton fell.It was just that it was Hillary Clinton.)

 

Those voters can be brought back and, in many places, account for the margin of victory.Nevermind the possible hardcore Republicans you might be able to flip who can't see Trump as an actual Republican.I wouldn't count on them right now, but I wouldn't count them out either.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:08 AM


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 12:08 PM

“If he wants to translate his front-runner status in the polls to actual leadership on climate, we need him to come out with a bold, concrete plan in line with the scale of the crisis we’re facing,” said Janet Redman, climate campaign director for Greenpeace USA.

 

 

Sure.After he wins.As with any candidate it's best to talk about this issue more generally and keep the focus on jobs.

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