- Nov 20, 2019
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Dave, if we're being honest, do you believe some Congressional and Senate Dems smeared her and unfairly demeaned her reputation during her confirmation hearings with some of their attempted character assassination stunts like "this is what she'll do to X, Y, and Z former policies"?I wasn't all that surprised at the ruling, although, mildly surprised that Thomas sided with the majority opinion. Barrett seems almost downright pragmatic so far. I'm curious to see if that continues. I wouldn't say she's a John Roberts redux, but she's got that vibe from what I can tell.
Conservatives need to get off the ACA=bad train because it's not really helping their case.
For all it's flaws ACA hasn't been that bad. I still would rather see single payer, but probably not happening anytime soon.
Dave, if we're being honest, do you believe some Congressional and Senate Dems smeared her and unfairly demeaned her reputation during her confirmation hearings with some of their attempted character assassination stunts like "this is what she'll do to X, Y, and Z former policies"?
What if some of it still mean-spirited bullshirt, no matter who the SCOTUS candidate.That happens to every single SCOTUS nominee. Comes with the territory.
What if some of it still mean-spirited bullshirt, no matter who the SCOTUS candidate.
Amy Coney Barrett wasnt and isn't Judge Robert Bork and should be treated like 5th rate used chewing gum shirt. That same logic applies to Merrick Garland and if anything, that treatment he recieved was 5x worse and insidiously vindictive. He wasnt even allowed a forking hearing, Dave??! for over an entire year, at least Judge Bork got that.
Because I don't tolerate bullshirt and I can be a very nasty, very unpleasant sort of person when I confront it or have to say something about it myself, personally.
Maybe, but these candidates by and large have thick skin. ACB handled herself well, which is a good sign that she's a solid candidate. Garland no doubt should have been afforded a hearing. But, we can all thank McConnell for that. He's already talking about doing that again if Breyer retires.
SCOTUS candidates get run through the grinder, and often unfairly, but it is what it is.
I didn't pay attention to much of ACB's conformation as the outcome was already decided before hand by Republicans. But from what I remember reading, I don't remember her getting anywhere near the treatment that Bork or Kavanaugh got. I thought mostly she was respected and well received, even by Dems who ardently disagreed with her appointment.
What I remember Dems questioning her hard on and being weary of was her ant-abortion beliefs and how that would impact her judicial rulings on the SC. The jury is still very much out on that question.