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Mike
10.10.16, 12:23 PM
I'm wondering if Hillary Clinton's response to the first question of the (2nd) debate last night will give the Senate PTB an incentive to move Merrick Garland's nomination along?

Or they roll the dice that, somehow, The Donald will win the election?

She didn't say that she'd be sticking with the nomination of moderate thinking Garland. The Senate boys are playing with dynamite.

Catstrack
10.11.16, 1:20 AM
I doubt they will, but they should. Garland is a well respected judge on both sides and I suspect that if Hill is the next President she will move forward with him. The main reason the GOP side chose not to even give him an up or down vote was to make sure they didn't give Obama a feather in his selection cap and wanted to run time out. I read somewhere which said that Trump might select his sister...who I don't know anything about.

jolau
10.11.16, 2:41 AM
I've often wondered with all this talk about removing Obama (or Clinton if elected) from office, will they find some way to skip Joe Biden (or Tim Kaine) in order to give the Presidency to Paul Ryan? Last I checked, the Vice President usually takes over immediately once the President resigns/assassinated/impeached from office. These people often think their problems will be over once Obama/Clinton are gone. Is it really? Especially considering the Vice President knows full well what the Republicans did to his predecessor.
Are the Republicans that crass to the point where they would screw over Biden/Kaine the way they are doing to Garland?

Catstrack
10.12.16, 2:02 AM
They would have to follow the line of succession that was passed in 1947 which has the VP succeeding a President who cannot serve for what ever reason, then 3rd in line would be the Speaker of the House (today: Ryan). If the majority members in the Senate change from one party or the other then the Speaker job goes to someone within the majority party. Congress would have to pass new provisions to change it, but they have in the long ago past.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0101032.html

jolau
10.12.16, 5:11 AM
Something tells me they won't follow the law in this instance. The Republicans are known to disregard the law or create some sort of "constitutional crisis" when they deem it inconvenient to their agenda. Why else would the Republicans encourage the assassination/impeachment of Obama (or Clinton) if they have to start over again once the VP is in power?

jolau
10.13.16, 12:02 PM
Exhibit A.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-supporters-tweet-repealthe19th-after-poll-shows-hed-win-if-only-men-voted_us_57fea03ce4b05eff55814a75?section (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-supporters-tweet-repealthe19th-after-poll-shows-hed-win-if-only-men-voted_us_57fea03ce4b05eff55814a75?section)

Catstrack
10.15.16, 3:03 AM
Exhibit A.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-supporters-tweet-repealthe19th-after-poll-shows-hed-win-if-only-men-voted_us_57fea03ce4b05eff55814a75?section (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-supporters-tweet-repealthe19th-after-poll-shows-hed-win-if-only-men-voted_us_57fea03ce4b05eff55814a75?section)

I saw that tweet the other day about the woman who said she'd be willing to give up her vote if men (as depicted on that chart) were able to elect Trump. Not much surprises me anymore about his supporters, but that was a stunning comment!

Mike
10.15.16, 10:54 AM
It's like we're losing our anchors in history. What a horrible step backward that would be -- hopefully never to happen!

Is this kind of thinking connected to a general decline in public education standards? "Social Studies" is fading from the public school curriculum.

jolau
10.15.16, 5:46 PM
If these people are willing to disregard the 19th Amendment, what else are they willing to disregard?

I'm wondering what is going to happen when it gets to actual legislation, and politicians having to come out in support of this.
And we're talking about lawyers and businessmen who should have a college-level education over the subject, and not some ill-informed uneducated hillbilly.

Catstrack
10.18.16, 2:00 AM
The dumbing down of America is very worrisome and real problem in this country. It's not simply a regional issue, but more so in an age where so much information is available there is also a draw of commitment to social media where conspiracy theories or those who don't care to fact check things are prevalent, too.

Mike
10.18.16, 12:17 PM
... there is also a draw of commitment to social media where conspiracy theories or those who don't care to fact check things are prevalent, too.

Hah! Too true. There should be a "Fact check" link automatically attached to every post!