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Handmaid Covid Barrett Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings 2

The other thread hit 400 and got laggy and annoying.

Let us continue our minute by minute coverage of our own Handmaid's Tale here.

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by Anonymousreply 300Last Monday at 10:51 AM

Amy Klobuchar is a goddess among women.

And nobody's fucking handmaid.

by Anonymousreply 110/13/2020

Somebody's gotta shank this bitch

by Anonymousreply 210/13/2020

Fuck you, OP

by Anonymousreply 310/13/2020

Back atcha, R3!

by Anonymousreply 410/13/2020

As far as the dems preparing for this, I'm sure they prayed - as we all did - that RBG made it to 2012, but alas, she did not.

The dems have a fine line to walk; laying into a tool & an arrogant, belligerent drunk like Kavanaugh is one thing, but being perceived as attacking an attractive young woman with a large family could be a big turn off to those suburban women everyone loves so darn much. Plus, I'm sure the specter of how Biden botched the Anita Hill hearings is in the back of their minds as well. Her faith is scary - no doubt about that - but I think the dems are playing the weak hand they have by pointing out her lack of experience & clear ideological motives.

To a certain degree, they may also feel that this is a done deal, but they can't afford to turn off female voters or moderate Catholics that they need in their corner.

by Anonymousreply 510/13/2020

It's far from a "done deal" with Covid stalking the hearings and the corridors of the Senate.

It's in the air and any number of Senators can go down with it at any time.

Handmaid Covid Barrett is never going to sit on the Supreme Court.

by Anonymousreply 610/13/2020

Naah, it's ok r3.

I'm the OP of the other thread and I asked everybody to come over here, too.

I'm a long-time DLer so I had my years to enjoy starting a busy thread. Now, it's old hat and I'm for going where the new action is even if it's not hosted by me.

by Anonymousreply 710/13/2020

Did Amy’s Daddy fuck her? Trying to understand that baby voice and that would explain it.

by Anonymousreply 810/13/2020

This cunt refused to answer practically all of Klobuchar's questions, but is pontificating on and on to Sasse. Fucking bitch should get a room with him.

by Anonymousreply 910/13/2020

Sasse comes off as the amiable captain of the football team.

Gosh golly, why are people having different opinions? That's just confusing! Everybody should think just like my privileged mind does!

by Anonymousreply 1010/13/2020

Thanks, R7, I too am an old Datalounger and I've started more than enough busy threads.

I just couldn't see myself lagging around for another 200 posts in that thread. I didn't mean anything personal against you by it.

I'm not sure who the "MY THREAD" people are, it's fairly recent (in years). I think they come from much different websites with much different proprietary/territorial vibes to them.

by Anonymousreply 1110/13/2020

Future VP Harris will be after the supper break.

by Anonymousreply 1210/13/2020

It's not the ownership of threads, it's having to follow conversations about the same thing split between two threads. It's annoying.

by Anonymousreply 1310/13/2020

88 of Amy Coney Barrett’s faculty colleagues at Notre Dame have released a letter saying she should withdraw from consideration for the Supreme Court.

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by Anonymousreply 1410/13/2020

[quote]Trying to understand that baby voice and that would explain it.

Helium.

by Anonymousreply 1510/13/2020

Leave the laggy, slow, too-long thread.

It's not rocket science, for fuck's sake.

by Anonymousreply 1610/13/2020

I'll belabor it cuz I wrote this on the other thread, too- Ben Sasse is more evil than Cruz. But, unlike Cruz, he cloaks it behind this phoney baloney "aw shucks" manner.

Speaking of Cruz, it's true he's deeply disliked, even more by his fellow Repugs.

A blabby airport limo driver told me that when he was driving me to the airport to catch a flight home from Washington DC.

I asked him if he provides rides to members of Congress. "All the time", he said. "Just the other day I took Senators Cruz and ( he named two other Senators, can't remember who they were) to the airport."

I asked him if they were nice to him and he said, "Oh, yes. They always recognize me from the times I've taken them before. The thing about Cruz though is that he never can just make small talk. He always talks to you like he's making a court room speech."

That gave me all the insight I needed as to why everybody dislikes him.

by Anonymousreply 1710/13/2020

Amy Klobuchar's brilliant takedown, she's always such a killer in these hearings - for anyone who is late to our Handmaid's Tale today.

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by Anonymousreply 1810/13/2020

Amy might want to send her children home to bed prior to Senator Harris's opening a case of canned whip-ass tonight.

by Anonymousreply 1910/13/2020

Handmaids shouldn't try to take important jobs that properly belong to their male lords and masters!

by Anonymousreply 2010/13/2020

Orange It cannot protect Amy from the ire of Chief Justice Roberts; the latter may forgive, but never forget.

How are we spelling the word Felicia?

by Anonymousreply 2110/13/2020

Sasse is evil, without a doubt, but I would still like to see him in a jockstrap.

by Anonymousreply 2210/13/2020

What ever happened to Sandra Goode?

by Anonymousreply 2310/13/2020

She is not even on the court yet and is already copping a huge attitude. "I know I am going to be approved, so fuck your questions." I hate her already.

by Anonymousreply 2410/13/2020

I called Sasse's office about a bill once (not a constituent, did it anyway) in talking to his staffer, I mentioned that everyone hates Trump and the guy cracked up laughing. Couldn't deny it, just laughed.

They all fucking hate Covita - they hate him.

by Anonymousreply 2510/13/2020

Barrett: Being called racial slurs at your job doesn't constitute a hostile workplace

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by Anonymousreply 2610/13/2020

It’s Not Anti-Catholic to Ask Amy Coney Barrett About Her Religious Group “People of Praise” Before the TV show appeared, women leaders were referred to as “handmaids.”

She’s a member of People of Praise, a charismatic covenant community in South Bend, Indiana, that has been criticized by former members for being a religious cult. Though most of its members are Catholic, its practices, including speaking in tongues and faith healing, draw more from fundamentalist and evangelical Christianity than the Vatican. One of its most notable features is the submissive role played by women, some of whom were called “handmaids”—at least until the Handmaid’s Tale aired in 2017, At that point, the group started referring to them as “women leaders.”

Barrett has written and spoken publicly about being a devout Catholic lawyer, even saying that during her confirmation hearing that she would not enter an order of execution if she were a federal trial judge because it would conflict with Catholic Church teaching. In 2006, she gave a commencement speech at Notre Dame law school in which she told the grads, “Always keep in mind that your legal career is but a means to an end, and…that end is building the kingdom of God.” But Barrett has not publicly addressed her involvement with People of Praise. “Always keep in mind that your legal career is but a means to an end, and … that end is building the kingdom of God.”

That hasn’t kept reporters from writing about it. Recent news stories about Barrett’s unorthodox religious community have prompted Republican supporters to go on the offensive. “These ugly smears against Judge Barrett are a combination of anti-Catholic bigotry and QAnon-level stupidity,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) complained on Tuesday, suggesting that Democrats were spreading their bias through the media. “People of Praise is basically a Bible study—and just like billions of Christians around the world, Judge Barrett reads the Bible, prays, and tries to serve her community. Senators should condemn this wacky McCarthyism.”

But according to accounts of former members, People of Praise involves much more than studying the Bible. Indeed, some are deeply troubled by the possibility of one of the group winning a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Two years ago, when Barrett’s name was floated as a potential candidate to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a post appeared in a Facebook group of ex-members of charismatic Christian communities. “I don’t want a current member of this cult to be sitting on the Supreme Court,” the onetime People of Praise member wrote. “And it was not very many years ago that I admired them very much and was almost seduced into thinking they had something spiritually real and rich going for them.” More recently, another ex-member wrote, “I think we better start now fighting her nomination. I can’t quite imagine People of Praise on the Supreme Court.”

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by Anonymousreply 2710/13/2020

The Economist: Barrett is the most unpopular SC nominee in recent history

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by Anonymousreply 2810/13/2020

Hawley is quite keen to eat her originalist pussy.

by Anonymousreply 2910/13/2020

But the whiny cunt has been complaining all week about how “excruciating” the confirmation process is.

I wonder how her husband feels about Amy working with Brett the Rapist.

by Anonymousreply 3010/13/2020

[quote]being perceived as attacking an attractive young woman with a large family could be a big turn off to those suburban women everyone loves so darn much

Everyone knows she wants to repeal Roe vs Wade. Even suburban white women aren't all that keen on that idea.

by Anonymousreply 3110/13/2020

I'll say this: Lady G is a cunt & never pretends to be otherwise, but Sasse pretends to be above it all, while always carrying the water for Dump.

by Anonymousreply 3210/13/2020

R18 I hardly think that AK eviscerated her in that clip. Unfortunately, I think Amy Cunty got the better of the senator there.

by Anonymousreply 3310/13/2020

R26: or, in the case of Amy's adopted Black children, a hostile home environment.

by Anonymousreply 3410/13/2020

R27 "speaking in tongues". Great, another fucking nut.

by Anonymousreply 3510/13/2020

Sorry but anyone so beholden to belief in biblical fairytales shouldn't have the right to judge me using those idiotic beliefs. Religion is fucked up. People are fucked up. Religious people are the most fucked up of all. This goddamn bitch speaks in tongues for fucks sake.

by Anonymousreply 3610/13/2020

Amy Covid Barrett is a huge cunt.

by Anonymousreply 3710/13/2020

What's that thing above her eyebrow? Can she get it removed, or does her religion prohibit cosmetic procedures?

by Anonymousreply 3810/13/2020

If her Master allows it, a Handmaid may have plastic surgery.

Boob jobs are especially pleasing to God.

by Anonymousreply 3910/13/2020

Blumenthal has got her number, she's a sneaky one.

by Anonymousreply 4010/13/2020

Blumenthal, like Klobuchar and Harris, was a very good prosecutor before he became a politician.

by Anonymousreply 4110/13/2020

Thank you, Mazie Hirono!!!!!!!!! (for calling out the handmaid for using the term "sexual preference" earlier today)

by Anonymousreply 4210/13/2020

Masie Hirono finally calling the bitch out for using the offensive term “sexual preference”.

“You did not use that term as an accident.”

by Anonymousreply 4310/13/2020

But can she make a hot dish?

by Anonymousreply 4410/13/2020

Mazie Hirono is a total badass.

Corey Booker is doing well, she seems to be missing the empathy gene, just like Covita.

by Anonymousreply 4510/13/2020

[quote]Omg! Is this the same fly! Smiling face with open mouthRolling on the floor laughingFace with tears of joyWinking face - Teri Sims

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by Anonymousreply 4610/13/2020

She admits that racial bias in the Justice system exists.

Covita may have to pull her nomination.

Now we're on to her disgusting "calling a Black person the "N" word doesn't constitute a racially hostile work environment" opinion.

Dump the Handmaid.

by Anonymousreply 4710/13/2020

Did anyone ever call her out for using the phrase "sexual preference" as opposed to "sexual orientation"?

by Anonymousreply 4810/13/2020

BROWN V BOARD makes her squirm and look down.

It's a weakness. Take the cunt down.

by Anonymousreply 4910/13/2020

She's lying again.

by Anonymousreply 5010/13/2020

See r42 and r43, r48.

by Anonymousreply 5110/13/2020

Corey just called her out on it again, and she's dodging it again.

by Anonymousreply 5210/13/2020

She refused to say presidents should respect peaceful transition of power. That should have ended the hearings right then and there. We are in for dark times. America may not even be a country much longer.

by Anonymousreply 5310/13/2020

[quote] Barrett is the most unpopular SC nominee in recent history

Ha! Suck it, snatch!

by Anonymousreply 5410/13/2020

She’ll definitely cheapen the Supreme Court when she takes her seat. She’s entirely unqualified and lightweight.

by Anonymousreply 5510/13/2020

It's Senator Crappo, bringing an endorsement for this Handmaid from where? The Weirdo Gun Nut Gang?

by Anonymousreply 5610/13/2020

[quote]Barrett is the most unpopular SC nominee in recent history

That’s quite an achievement.

by Anonymousreply 5710/13/2020

During Jonie Ernst's questioning, Wolf had the Speaker on. He tried to pick a fight with her and she destroyed him, so that was fun.

I wonder who'll they'll have on during Crappo.

Ah - Covid on the rise in most of the states - becoming very dangerous.

lilly suspends their vaccine trial too.

by Anonymousreply 5810/13/2020

I can't FUCKING BELIEVE this religious zealot with the crazy eyes is taking RBG's set.

It's unimaginable.

by Anonymousreply 5910/13/2020

Yes, Mazie Hirono did, and supposedly she apologized (I didn't see it). It makes no difference - if she gets in, I can guarantee she goes back to using "sexual preference" in Supreme Court opinions.

by Anonymousreply 6010/13/2020

Under his eye.

by Anonymousreply 6110/13/2020

Blessed be the fruit.

by Anonymousreply 6210/13/2020

If she gets through the committee she won't get through the Senate vote.

No Handmaids on the Supreme Court.

by Anonymousreply 6310/13/2020

Donald Trump, will you please shit in my mouth?!

by Anonymousreply 6410/13/2020

[quote]If she gets through the committee she won't get through the Senate vote.

Yes, she will. Every Republican Senator will vote to confirm her, except perhaps Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

by Anonymousreply 6510/13/2020

Oh good, MSNBC finally cut to Ari Melber.

by Anonymousreply 6610/13/2020

I had hoped some of the Republican senators would be showing covid-19 symptoms by now.

by Anonymousreply 6710/13/2020

[bold]SHADE![/bold]

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by Anonymousreply 6810/13/2020

[bold]READING![/bold]

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by Anonymousreply 6910/13/2020

We're only seeing a handful of GOP senators and even in this small number, several look really ill.

Patience.

by Anonymousreply 7010/13/2020

McConnell would allow senators to vote from their deathbeads even if they were in a coma. This bitch is getting confirmed. Expanding the court is the only option going forward.

by Anonymousreply 7110/13/2020

There’s always the possibility that Trump could go into a manic rage and withdraw her nomination during a late-night Twitter rampage.

by Anonymousreply 7210/13/2020

Nah. McConnell can't work miracles.

She'll never take that seat.

by Anonymousreply 7310/13/2020

Glib, but not a bad read....

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by Anonymousreply 7410/13/2020

VP HARRIS IS UP RIGHT AFTER THE SUPPER BREAK

by Anonymousreply 7510/13/2020

She is NOT WORTHY of the title handmaiden. I move for a vote of no confidence!

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by Anonymousreply 7610/13/2020

Handmaid Barrett and Lady G have been seated.

by Anonymousreply 7710/13/2020

YASSS Kamala enters with a diss to the entire hearing even taking place in first place! It would be badass if she doesn't even ask the handmaid any questions and just speaks to the people.

by Anonymousreply 7810/13/2020

Senator Harris takes five minutes to remind citizens that the Senate republicans are neglecting the needs of the people.

Good campaign and Senate moves.

by Anonymousreply 7910/13/2020

They're announcing the NO CHARGES result of the Dunham/Barr investigation right now.

I guess they know everyone is watching VP Kamala.

by Anonymousreply 8010/13/2020

I love Kamala.

by Anonymousreply 8110/13/2020

She is ignoring Handmaid Covid Barrett completely, Kamala is the best!

by Anonymousreply 8210/13/2020

Talk about being on the hot seat: Amy must be sweating bullets. Here we go ...

by Anonymousreply 8310/13/2020

Why don't the Democrats hammer home that Republicans HAVE NO HEALTH CARE PLAN.

by Anonymousreply 8410/13/2020

Sharp as a tack, that Kamala.

She knows Barrett is full of shit, but she is not having it.

by Anonymousreply 8510/13/2020

The Handmaid can't answer a question and seems to have a very damaged memory.

Why would anyone on the committee trust in her integrity? She's a fucking HANDMAID who does whatever her male Masters tell her to do.

by Anonymousreply 8610/13/2020

People come late to loving Kamala on Datalounge and elsewhere. But especially here. She's not the smartest - but she is the hardest working and most dedicated person in the room. The most attractive overall candidate. Except that she's a mixed race woman? Fucking backward as hell. She's much smarter than Biden, goes without saying. The Democratic field was spectacular in 2020. Kamala, Amy, Liz, Bernie, Pete, Yang and Joe were all worthy of not being treated so hatefully by competing factions. Datalounge was crazy full of hate for Amy and Kamala. Either one of them would get us out of this mess, and protect everyone vulnerable in the process. Spectacular qualified candidates. For PRESIDENT.

by Anonymousreply 8710/13/2020

I have a basic question. I can understand why the bible thumpers use their logic to be anti-choice and anti-gay. But why are they anti-ACA?

by Anonymousreply 8810/13/2020

Because it was Obama’s greatest piece of legislation.

by Anonymousreply 8910/13/2020

Because it was a black man’s initiative R88, and they can’t stand it.

by Anonymousreply 9010/13/2020

Because it's about PEOPLE, not corporations or money, r88.

by Anonymousreply 9110/13/2020

Because it's part of the Black President's legacy.

And they were indoctrinated that it was socialism before it was law.

by Anonymousreply 9210/13/2020

Because it gives government a role in healthcare. (Never mind Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Hospitals, etc.)

by Anonymousreply 9310/13/2020

Kamala needs to pick up the pace. This isn't a deposition, Kam - come on.

by Anonymousreply 9410/13/2020

It seems weird as fuck that a bible thumper wants to make health care inaccessible to the poor. Seems like the exact opposite of what Jesus would do.

by Anonymousreply 9510/13/2020

Barrett is showing contempt.

by Anonymousreply 9610/13/2020

THE ESSENTIAL RIGHTS OF WOMEN.

Ooooh, the Handmaid doesn't like this line of discussion.

by Anonymousreply 9710/13/2020

Dry swallowing, Barrett is afraid.

by Anonymousreply 9810/13/2020

Barrett is exactly the kind of mealy mouthed, simpering little southern belle who sets my teeth on edge. The moment a question is a little tough, she starts in with that plaintive; lisping whine and I just want to punch her.

by Anonymousreply 9910/13/2020

GET HER, KAMALA

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by Anonymousreply 10010/13/2020

I wonder if Barrett gives "dead fish" handshakes.

by Anonymousreply 10110/13/2020

Kamala hit her hard. Thank god we don't have to listen to that pig-fucker Kennedy-no-relation.

by Anonymousreply 10210/13/2020

Now along comes Mr. Haney to wipe away Miss Amy-Ann's tears, the tears caused by "that uppity ... whutevah she is."

by Anonymousreply 10310/13/2020

I am almost exactly Barrett’s age. I went to a better law school than she did, but she no doubt got better grades than I did. I also did a stint in DC. I have tried cases, however, and also run a law firm for 14 years.

It blows my mind that someone not much more accomplished than I am is a judge, much less a SC nominee.

by Anonymousreply 10410/13/2020

Can she do something with that fucking hair?

Did she get a witch's wig at Party City and iron it down?

by Anonymousreply 10510/13/2020

Only tuned in today for about 30 minutes (I did catch a few minutes of Harris), as I'm babysitting the nephew. I'll keep my political opinions to myself, but Barrett is certainly smarter than Kavanaugh and WAY more prepared lol.

I'll also add that if Kristin Bell isn't available to play Barrett this weekend, I hope they can get Amy Adams! Barrett is very meh compared to Kavanaugh, but I'm sure SNL can find something funny about this.

Anywho, even that little while of watching made me feel sick to my stomach after skipping all news for a couple months now. Now I'm off to login on Growlr to see if I can get a few Woofs to bring my spirits back up.

by Anonymousreply 10610/13/2020

R104, who we have for a president didn’t give you pause?

by Anonymousreply 10710/13/2020

I’m triggered by her hair. It looks greasy and dry as straw at the same time.

She looks malnourished and unhealthy too.

by Anonymousreply 10810/13/2020

She must have received a special dispensation to wear eyeliner and lip gloss in God's service, during these hearings. She obviously has been prohibited from using moisturizer, shampoo and hand cream for many years.

I feel bad for Amy. But I don't want her to put me in a camp or prison or make me pick cotton. My husband is mad that I never legally married him already. Now he's gonna be really pissed when they take the right away, again. He aborts sperm daily.

by Anonymousreply 10910/13/2020

I keep hearing about what a towering intellect she is and her brilliant legal mind, etc. I’m not getting that from listening to her.

by Anonymousreply 11010/13/2020

She doesn’t need any notes because she memorized the script the federalist society gave to her. The fact this woman is replacing RBG is an American tragedy

by Anonymousreply 11110/13/2020

She talks like a paper pusher, not a deep legal thinker.

by Anonymousreply 11210/13/2020

She seems to have a mediocre intellect — she has that in common with Kavanaugh.

by Anonymousreply 11310/13/2020

“Concerned Wonen of America” backs the Handmaid.

by Anonymousreply 11410/13/2020

R104 what you are lacking is strict conservative leanings and and endorsement from the Federalist Society.

by Anonymousreply 11510/13/2020

“Women” ^^

by Anonymousreply 11610/13/2020

I have a feeling that Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have hated Amy but that she would have had too much class to show it, if they had sat on the court together. Amy would have hated Ruth and showed it passive aggressively, especially if there was a conservative majority.

by Anonymousreply 11710/13/2020

It's the threads, r104, you don't have the right outfit.

Try one of these:

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by Anonymousreply 11810/13/2020

What kind of fucking rotten to the core, morally bankrupt asshole do you have to be to take away healthcare from people?

During the middle of a pandemic!

by Anonymousreply 11910/13/2020

It's easy to be an "originalist" reader of the Constitution - you have to have a very dull, literal mind that can't handle nuance. Therefore, it's ideal for ambitious people who aren't particularly bright.

by Anonymousreply 12010/13/2020

[quote] What kind of fucking rotten to the core, morally bankrupt asshole do you have to be to take away healthcare from people?

Answer: a Republican

by Anonymousreply 12110/13/2020

Damn she was wearing dangly earrings with her mask. A friend of mine the other day ripped her earring straight out of her ear when she took her mask off.

by Anonymousreply 12210/13/2020

[quote] Amy would have hated Ruth and showed it passive aggressively,

She definitely rolled her eyes at Kamala at one point so I could see that happening.

by Anonymousreply 12310/13/2020

[quote] I am almost exactly Barrett’s age. I went to a better law school than she did, but she no doubt got better grades than I did. I also did a stint in DC. I have tried cases, however, and also run a law firm for 14 years. It blows my mind that someone not much more accomplished than I am is a judge, much less a SC nominee.

This is interesting to me. I'm a number of years younger than Barrett and several of my attorney friends who are my same age are enthralled by her "brilliant legal mind," as they call it. In fact, we were having drinks after work last night and I got sick of listening to them. Now, my friends are on the opposite side of the political spectrum from ACB but they all claimed to appreciate her mind. I'm not an attorney but to me she sounds quite simple. My partner is a US Marshall who has to testify in court all the time so he's used to being around judges and he feels the same way--that's she's nothing out of the ordinary.

by Anonymousreply 12410/13/2020

This candidate has less than 3 years on the bench, that FACT is reason enough to dismiss her nomination. The fact she accepted the nomination with so little experience and won't recuse herself tells you she's the worst. She has a brood of children and attended a superspreader event maskless with her kids, poor judgment.

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This candidate has less than 3 years on the bench, that FACT is reason enough to dismiss her nomination. The fact she accepted the nomination with so little experience and won't recuse herself tells you she's the worst. She has a brood of children and attended a superspreader event maskless with her kids, poor judgment.

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by Anonymousreply 12610/13/2020

She’s a cunt. Nuf said.

by Anonymousreply 12710/13/2020

Pack the motherfucking court. Transforming the United States into a theocracy has been the goal of religious extremists for many years now, with the highest offices in the land being their main target. Anyone who thinks this is some sort of tinfoil hat conspiracy should watch this documentary.

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by Anonymousreply 12810/13/2020

resembles that other lowlife amanda knox

by Anonymousreply 12910/13/2020

She can retain large amounts of information, I'll give her that. Does that make her brilliant?

I too can retain large amounts of information, but it's only shit like knowing that zebras are in fact black with white stripes.

by Anonymousreply 13010/13/2020

[quote]Datalounge was crazy full of hate for Amy and Kamala. Either one of them would get us out of this mess, and protect everyone vulnerable in the process. Spectacular qualified candidates. For PRESIDENT.

Amy needs to be made Senate Majority Leader. Schumer sucks ass.

by Anonymousreply 13110/13/2020

[quote]This candidate has less than 3 years on the bench, that FACT is reason enough to dismiss her nomination.

That’s not going to happen. There are people on this board pushing for Biden to nominate AOC, a bartender by trade, to the Supreme Court.

by Anonymousreply 13210/13/2020

[quote]She doesn’t need any notes because she memorized the script the federalist society gave to her

Well, that script ain't hard:. The Amy Answer Generator is very simple, it's either "I can't" , "I don't recall" or outright lying.

"I can't comment on something that could come before the court".

"I can't say what actual statues or the Constitution say about voting."

"I can't keep track of every anti-Roe letter I signed."

"I don't make policy decisions when I rule on policy decisions."

"I didn't say that thing about Judge Garland and Scalia's seat that you have me on video saying."

by Anonymousreply 13310/13/2020

has the ability to discard information when it is convenient

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by Anonymousreply 13410/13/2020

[quote]Because it gives government a role in healthcare. (Never mind Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Hospitals, etc.)

Yes. Republicans want the government COMPLETELY kept out of healthcare. Except of course for that ultrasound probe they want the government to shove up every woman between age 12 and 50‘s vagina.

by Anonymousreply 13510/13/2020

She pretty much freely admits that courts should be theocratic. THAT alone should disqualify her. “God” should never guide a ruling when not everyone follows the same one.

by Anonymousreply 13610/13/2020

I recommend everyone who missed it to watch Sen. Whitehouse at today's hearing.

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by Anonymousreply 13710/13/2020

That truly was powerful, 137. I was enthralled by Senator Whitehouse's presentation.

by Anonymousreply 13810/13/2020

This bitch belongs in the Gulag, not on the Supreme Court.

by Anonymousreply 13910/13/2020

R137 I agree that, although it wasn't new info, Whitehouse documenting the long-term campaign by a few super-wealthy oligarchs to, essentially, take over the country,,, and now seal the deal with control of the Senate, the doorkeeper, for the next 40 years... Whitehouse did a masterful job.

And the conclusion is.... now... that's it's imperative that that Trump loses, the Senate is captured, the filibuster is killed, and at least two more seats are added to the Court. What was once an extremely radical idea, is now simply logical, and imperative if you care about the democracy and human rights.

And then make DC and PR states, and then get rid of the Electoral College... in order to preserve the achievements. Republicans/MAGA broke the democracy and showed us that all that matters now is power. Ok, so be it.

by Anonymousreply 14010/13/2020

^^ control of the Court

by Anonymousreply 14110/13/2020

If Biden wins, and Dems take the Senate...they better start passing bills on Day One and getting this shit done. It’s going to take years to reverse Dump’s damage and there’s no time to waste.

by Anonymousreply 14210/13/2020

I love Sheldon Whitehouse, R137, so thanks for posting that video. It was fantastic!

My partner laughs at me because I think Sen. Whitehouse is sexy!

by Anonymousreply 14310/13/2020

We need to start writing a bunch of new amendments to the constitution to give the Democrats absolute power and make hate speech a capital crime.

by Anonymousreply 14410/13/2020

[quote]give Democracy absolute protection

FIFY

by Anonymousreply 14510/13/2020

R125 The Notre Dame letter is being dismissed as "Vague" because it doesn't specify that any of those 88 were from the law school. They're saying it could have been any kind of professor from the school.

by Anonymousreply 14610/13/2020

BUT here is the deal WITH ALL OF THIS SHIT!!!!!! ALL Repigs don't give a fuck about what non-Repigs have to say about ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get it through your heads, people! How long will it take for Dems to fight back evil with evil????? Repigs want to kill all of us and we are like "sure go ahead!"

Punch and delete all Repigs in your life! If you won't then stop fucking bitching about what Repigs are doing! You're just as guilty, cunts!

by Anonymousreply 14710/13/2020

Liz's take

[quote]This absurd hearing is happening today because Amy Coney Barrett is the last hope for a desperate, undemocratically overrepresented party trying to cling to power just a little longer, & impose the agenda of billionaires, giant corporations, & far-right extremists on our country.

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[quote]AND she just so happened to write an article (not required) stating that Roberts had wrongly decided the ACA in the MONTH TRUMP GOT INAUGURATED. All a coincidence. She was appointed 5 months later to the warm up job.

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by Anonymousreply 14910/13/2020

Glenn Kirschner:

Three Takeaways from Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearing: Guns, ACA/Obamacare and Recusal

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by Anonymousreply 15010/13/2020

Why couldn't they just put Gloria Estefan's hair in a bun and have her wear dark glasses and a judicial robe until Biden was inaugurated, then announce that Ginsberg had passed?

They never saw that Kevin Kline movie?

by Anonymousreply 15110/13/2020

R104: Don't give it a second thought, as you are far superior to the likes of Amy. You held on to your integrity and are in full possession of your soul.

IRL: Please do what you can to guide and advise the gay married parents in protecting their parental rights.

by Anonymousreply 15310/13/2020

R146. It doesn’t appear vague when the list states the department each signer is from. None are from the law faculty. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned about lawyers is that they think they’re the only educated people who matter.

by Anonymousreply 15410/13/2020

I listened to the highlights and recap on NPR. Even NPR said she has a very good mind and they are about as left as you can get. Amy takes a very literal interpretation of constitution. Ethically, she can not give her opinion about all the questions she was asked because she would have to look at all the facts before giving an answer. How can she weigh in on abortion, ACA, and gay rights if there is not a case with facts present. I thought her response to the question about Floyd was very thoughtful and moving. I'm nervous about her too. No matter who it was, they would be despised because this is really about the GOP pushing this through before the election. Which people are rightfully upset about.

by Anonymousreply 15510/13/2020

Her testimony is awful.

Scary.

by Anonymousreply 15610/13/2020

As Rachel (and AK) pointed out, she didn’t know that voter intimidation is a crime?

And she’s going to rule on voting rights cases?

by Anonymousreply 15710/13/2020

R153 R155 Good cop/bad cop in the right wing extremist team.

The whole process is illegitimate. McConnell cracked the republic, and Trump finally broke it. So yes, R153, it's all about power, asserting power, make the "tight thing" happen. Just watch the next four years.....

by Anonymousreply 15810/13/2020

She probably cries at confession every week as she blubbers about wiping herself after a tinkle and making contact with her sacred ladypart, something only her husband should do. Waaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 15910/13/2020

Not only that r159, Amy believes every drop of jizz is a potential infant, and as such a proper Christian burial is in order, not the indignity of being wiped up with a tissue and flung into a wastebasket.

by Anonymousreply 16010/13/2020

r155 She can comment on what she thought about the rulings.

by Anonymousreply 16110/13/2020

Call your republicans senators, especially if you are a registered republican, and tell them:

NO on Barrett

Just tell them to focus on passing the stimulus bill because this helps our fellow Americans during the Covid Pandemic and emergency.

by Anonymousreply 16210/13/2020

Vote for Joe Biden.

Vote Blue Down Ballot. For All democrats.

Early Vote, if you can.

Theocracy is Bad. Theocratic movements are extremely dangerous. Founding Fathers stated this.

by Anonymousreply 16310/13/2020

If she gets through, which I will not say is a given at this point, we will certainly have to do something about it next year when we control everything.

by Anonymousreply 16410/13/2020

She has US Government Health Insurance; however, she will rip your medical care from you. She is going to gut medical care for the American people. She has stated this publicly before.

by Anonymousreply 16510/13/2020

She has US Government Health Insurance; however, she will rip your medical care from you. She is going to gut medical care for the American people. She has stated this publicly before.

by Anonymousreply 16610/13/2020

[quote]If she gets through, which I will not say is a given at this point,

What do you think would stop her from being approved?

I'd say it's a done deal at this point. Republicans don't care what Americans think.

by Anonymousreply 16710/13/2020

I'd say there are two Republican votes against her already and we only need two more to kill it on the Senate floor vote.

I think Covid can take down two or more, easily, throwing them into quarantine and unable to vote on the Senate floor, but we shall see.

I wonder how all of those suburban moms and dads who've used IVF are feeling about Handmaid Covid Barrett right now? Putting her on the court could fuck up some GOP senators who are barely holding on as it is right now. And more of them in two years, after the Handmaid has fucked a lot of people over.

by Anonymousreply 16810/13/2020

This woman is possessed by a demon.

by Anonymousreply 16910/13/2020

I don't get that she'd call herself a Christian and want to take away people's healthcare. Jesus, and I'm not a fan, had a message of loving your fellow man. Didn't he go apeshit on the money changers who were up to no good in the temple? How can she align herself with the dark money interests that put her where she is. What kind of Jesus does she believe in?

by Anonymousreply 17010/13/2020

The Old Testament would be more up her alley, Jesus came later on.

by Anonymousreply 17110/13/2020

The Republican only job is to get her passed through. That is what Donald has to do regardless of whether he wins or loses. If a Democratic president was in the same boat, he should have do the exact same thing. If if he doesn't that is a mistake on his or her part.

by Anonymousreply 17210/13/2020

[quote] The wife of Trump's Labor Secretary, who was at the now-infamous Amy Coney Barrett Rose Garden event, has tested positive for the coronavirus

[quote] Secretary Eugene Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, tested negative on Friday night, according to the department.

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by Anonymousreply 17310/13/2020

Shut Down Congress. There is a Coney Covid Outbreak.

by Anonymousreply 17410/13/2020

Reverend Aiden on Twitter.

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by Anonymousreply 17510/13/2020

The repukes have been plotting to dominate the courts for decades. It's been a hidden agenda behind all their other heinous actions like deregulation of everything, tampering with votes, suppressing anyone different from themselves, and on and on. It's why they go for power grabs like robbing Gore of the presidency and blocking Merrick Garland. If they can control the courts they can have more freedom to enrich themselves while keeping their thumb on lowlifes who actually want a just and equitable society. Repukes are brazen and shameless cheaters and Covid Barrett is just another example of their corrupt vision.

by Anonymousreply 17610/13/2020

[quote]Call your republicans senators, especially if you are a registered republican, and tell them:

I live in Pennsylvania, and our Republican Senator, Pat Toomey, has already announced that he is not running for re-election. So what point is there in telling him to vote no on Covid Barrett? He doesn’t need anyone’s vote again.

by Anonymousreply 17710/13/2020

It's a done deal at this point. She is as good as confirmed. What will be interesting is to see how Biden handles it, assuming he wins the presidency and we keep the house and take the senate.

by Anonymousreply 17810/13/2020

[quote]I don't get that she'd call herself a Christian and want to take away people's healthcare. Jesus, and I'm not a fan, had a message of loving your fellow man.

They only care about abortion. Christians believe they’re guaranteed admission to heaven as long as they oppose abortion.

by Anonymousreply 17910/13/2020

[quote]Amy believes every drop of jizz is a potential infant

How very Elle Woods of her.

by Anonymousreply 18010/13/2020

Nope. Not a done deal at all. If she's not confirmed - which she is not - then it's not done.

I still wonder about all those voters in Red states who have had IVF. Handmaid Covid Barrett will make IVF illegal.

by Anonymousreply 18110/13/2020

She’s my hero.

by Anonymousreply 18210/13/2020

She seeks to destroy us.

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We LOVE Judge Handmaid!

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by Anonymousreply 18410/13/2020

From the woman who tweeted about ACB;s clown-car vagina:

[quote]HAHAHAHAHA OH HOLY SHIT IT’S IN THE SENATE RECORD. - Lauren Hough

with video of Tillis reading her tweet into the record.

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by Anonymousreply 18510/13/2020

I do wish somebody would ask her when her last negative COVID test was.

by Anonymousreply 18610/13/2020

twitter is naming her the coathanger.

was there another fly problem in the hearing?

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by Anonymousreply 18710/14/2020

twitter is naming her the coathanger.

was there another fly problem in the hearing?

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by Anonymousreply 18810/14/2020

Are those kids going to be lined-up behind her day after day? It must be excrutiating for them.

I hope she's not doing this so the Senators will be intimidated about asking her rough questions.

by Anonymousreply 18910/14/2020

The dems are totally softballing her. Anything less than calling her a massive Jesus freak cunt and telling her to her face she's unfit and laughing in her face the way mcConnell did to Amy McGrath last night isn't enough.

by Anonymousreply 19010/14/2020

Dems seem like they’re biding their time, and I hope they feel there is good reason to do so.

This woman spoke to an audience of one yesterday. She may have decried politics at every turn, but that was a one-woman campaign appearance for Trump and the GOP.

by Anonymousreply 19110/14/2020

Call me crazy, but, I'm hoping there is something to the notion suggested by some Christian Repug moderates (yes, according to what I've read, those exist) that Barrett's confirmation and being seated on the Court, before the election, let's some of them who've always been troubled by Trump's rhetoric and behavior, off the hook on voting for him again.

In other words, they'll absolve themselves about voting for him in the first place by not voting at all.

by Anonymousreply 19210/14/2020

BArrett, for all her pretensions to judicial impartiality and "following the law" is a political activist of the Extreme Right clothed in religious bullshit. She may be a Golden Child in the Ultra Conservative Extreme Religious Right, but she has no place on the bench. She is a political activist. She ought to run for office, not be getting lifetime appointments.

And I'll tell you another thing. Roberts' weak ass should have nailed Kavanaugh for misconduct and recommended to Congress that Kavanaugh be removed or not approved in the first place. But of course they are old friends and he is too weak. When we get another Chief maybe he will exercise his own legitimate pwoer and clean up the mess McConnell made by helping to get rid of unqualified judges.

by Anonymousreply 19310/14/2020

Good god. Feinstein just greeted ACB like she was an old friend. The people of CA deserve better. Democrats shouldn’t even be there. Why are they treating this as legitimate?

by Anonymousreply 19410/14/2020

And now Feinstein just said how “impressed” she is.

America has fallen. We need a revolution.

by Anonymousreply 19510/14/2020

Isn’t she the one who Repugs have been raking over the coals since they announced ACB? Didn’t they spend weeks suggesting she was out to get the lovely Christian lady and haven’t the far right websites being putting a price on her Jewish head while far right radio has said she is too religiously biased to even attend the hearing? Tough position to be in.

by Anonymousreply 19610/14/2020

It's sad that this thread has taken up the Repug propaganda attempt to equalize Amy with Ginsberg's stature. I'm talking about referring to her as ACB.

There's FRD, JFK, LBJ. There's RBG and AOC. There's no ACB - but there is The Handmaiden.

by Anonymousreply 19710/14/2020

Any time I've listened to Feinstein during hearings, it's a huge disappointment.

Retire already.

by Anonymousreply 19810/14/2020

DiFi will retire soon, she's been a good senator all these years - especially for us - so just put a fucking sock in it, whiners.

by Anonymousreply 19910/14/2020

Democrats know that Barrett will be confirmed. They are exposing how she is appointed for Trump's political purposes. And they are not attacking her in such a way that would give Republicans have any sound bites/ammo to help them in the general election. I think the Dems have been smart, for the most part.

1. Win the election. 2. Survive Trump's powergrab in his resistance to the results... in the courts. 3. Add seats to the Court, because the Republicans have changed the rules.

by Anonymousreply 20010/14/2020

Yep, it's a given she'll be confirmed with the GOP votes.

The Dems should use their time in this hearing - as they're doing - to 1) campaign; 2) build up the case for court reform. That's it.

by Anonymousreply 20110/14/2020

In addition to supporting the comments by R200/ R201, this article makes interesting observations about the comments here yesterday regarding questioning by Chris Coons and Kamala Harris.

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I had a holy vision. Satan has the ultimate revenge on her....her vagina will be poked and seared, removed in pieces as she watches, fed to her in chunks. Rewind and repeat. Save your soul, Amy, save your soul!

by Anonymousreply 20310/14/2020

Question: In 2016 Amy Cony Barrett (who was not a judge at that time) was on Fox News and stated her support for not proceeding with Judge Garland's nomination since it was a presidential election year, especially since his addition to the court would tip the balance. Obviously, she has now changed her mind, but why is no one asking her justification for changing her mind?

by Anonymousreply 20410/14/2020

Whitehouse is great.

by Anonymousreply 20510/14/2020

Did Whitehouse just suggest that Alito 'signaled' to the rightwing legal orgs. that he wants to overturn a precedent, and they harvested a 'litigant' for the case which they orchestrated to take to the Supreme Court?

by Anonymousreply 20610/14/2020

Whitehouse single-handedly exposing corruption in the judiciary for the American people.

by Anonymousreply 20710/14/2020

[quote] Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports [quote] The exchanges between Senator Whitehouse and Judge Barrett cannot be summarized in a tweet.

[quote] Suffice it to say, the discussions on dark money, the Abood saga, SCOTUS disclosure requirements, and ex-parte contacts with judges transcend this hearing and go broadly to U.S. civics.

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Again, Whitehouse laying the foundation for expanding the court. A decades-long project by oligarchs to control the judicial system... MUST be overturned when the Dems regain the Senate. It's not even "politics and power", it's to redress the corrupting influence of big money in our governance and the rule of civil society.

by Anonymousreply 20910/14/2020

Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing live updates: Trump nominee says ‘no one is above the law’ but declines to say whether president has power to pardon himself

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by Anonymousreply 21010/14/2020

ACB -- "I certainly hope that all members of the committee have confidence in my integrity than to think that I would allow myself to be used as a pawn to decide this election for the American People."

No we think you are a pawn that will decide this election for Trump. You are the enemy of the American People.

by Anonymousreply 21110/14/2020

Klobuchar is cross-examining her ass and has her rattled. This is one situation where being an experienced prosecutor is an asset.

by Anonymousreply 21210/14/2020

Does she have herpes?

by Anonymousreply 21310/14/2020

Cancer is our only hope.

by Anonymousreply 21410/14/2020

Those kids... what if they have to pee or go #2. She continues to use them as props for her anti-abortion stance. "They told me he was retarded- but that didn't matter!". Her ambitions led her to adopt a couple black kids so she wouldn't look like a total right wing suburban Republican bigot.

And I feel she is lying repeatedly. 'I do not know' 'I did not read that' 'I'm not sure that I did'. Lying bitch; you probably keep Brett Kavanaugh-style calendars of your every movement.

by Anonymousreply 21510/14/2020

[quote]Those kids... what if they have to pee or go #2.

Just like pain, they give it to god and let it go.

by Anonymousreply 21610/14/2020

Does cancer get cancer, r214?

by Anonymousreply 21710/14/2020

Look. We have a huge task ahead of us but if we elect Democrats up and DOWN the ballot we can do it. We need a Constitutional Amendment banning Dark money from politics. Period. Overthrow Citizens united. Both houses of Congress are democratic they will pass the amendment, and then it goes to the states we need 37 state legislatures to ratify it. We can do this. Absofuckinglutely. But we have to get all of it done in 2 yrs. Not saying we will ose our majorities but we have to be vigilant. What has to happen realistically is t hat forthe next FOUR years the Democratic PArty needs to systematically dismantle the Republicans. So we have to work hard. But once we have it all put to bed we might be able to let up... a little. Truth is, we have to be watchful and pay attention because I never want to go through this again.

by Anonymousreply 21810/14/2020

I have it on mute - is it just me or is Ben Sasse flirting with her? If they don't have serious questions to ask they should just say so and give their time back to the Chair.

by Anonymousreply 21910/14/2020

Ben Sass is on her side, and he is sort of a nightmare for her.

"Name the five freedoms in the first amendment!" (She stumbles a bit.) "Read my mind about what is exciting about the constitution.! (Amber say "What?") "Let's do sports analogies."

by Anonymousreply 22010/14/2020

In her case, r217? Yes.

by Anonymousreply 22110/14/2020

Why is OP, "lined out?"

by Anonymousreply 22210/14/2020

You need asbestos eyeballs r222.

by Anonymousreply 22310/14/2020

I do r223. I still don't get it? Can you explain?

by Anonymousreply 22410/14/2020

So tRump has just recommended that Brett Kavanaugh sue his accusers. WTF?

by Anonymousreply 22510/14/2020

R224, go to Settings and under "Flames & Freaks" move the slider over to "Asbestos Eyeballs."

by Anonymousreply 22610/14/2020

R225 does it surprise you that Tangerine Don doesn’t know the SC isn’t his personal legal pool?

by Anonymousreply 22710/14/2020

Does it surprise you that he thinks it is r227?

by Anonymousreply 22810/14/2020

[quote]Cancer is our only hope.

Well, liars DO get cancer.

by Anonymousreply 22910/14/2020

Barrett the Eroticised Super-Karen

Yes, r21, Sasse was flirting with her.

And then Cruz and Cornyn joined in to show- off for her and then all 3 interacted like boys on the playground trying to impress the girl pausing her Hopscotch game to watch them.

by Anonymousreply 23010/14/2020

Ooops, r230 was meant for r219.

by Anonymousreply 23110/14/2020

Can't wait for Biden to nominate Obama to the SC. Breyer is 80+, he should be retiring immediately upon the Dems getting the Senate and Presidency.

I want to see GOP heads explode.

by Anonymousreply 23210/14/2020

I guess no one is watching today.

by Anonymousreply 23310/14/2020

I pity her Black children.

by Anonymousreply 23410/14/2020

I’m not watching. I’ve decided to do a binge rewatch of Handmaid’s Tale instead.

by Anonymousreply 23510/14/2020

She makes me hungry for Any Corny Burrito.

by Anonymousreply 23610/14/2020

Poor thang; now she thinks she's Mary Magdalene.

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Benn Sasse, Amy's nightmare, Part 2.

WaPo picks up on the exchange and posts this. (Thanks, Ben!)

[quote] Barrett couldn’t name all five freedoms in the First Amendment

[quote] Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) asked Barrett what some might assume would be an easy question: What are the five freedoms of the First Amendment?

[quote] Barrett could name only four.

[quote] “Speech, press, religion, assembly,” she said, trailing off. “I don’t know, what am I missing?”

[quote] She left out the right to protest or petition the government.

[quote] Sasse, who has used his question time as a sort of civics lesson, followed up with a question about why there was one amendment that clustered the five freedoms together, then launched into a monologue about why the country’s founders created the Bill of Rights.

[quote] “I just wanted to hear you reflect a little bit on the glories of the First Amendment,” he said. “Why five of them [freedoms] in the same amendment?”

[quote] Barrett said she did not know why, as a historical matter, they appeared together rather than being split up.

by Anonymousreply 23810/14/2020

I completely fault Ben Sasse for asking the question incorrectly. He should have said, "If confirmed, what five freedoms would you limit or take away from the American people?" She would have aced it if asked that way.

by Anonymousreply 23910/14/2020

Is she wearing purple again today? I couldn’t bear to watch her flounce into the room with that weird little titty jiggle she does.

by Anonymousreply 24010/14/2020

Ben Sasse is an embarrassment.

by Anonymousreply 24110/14/2020

Ben Sassy.

by Anonymousreply 24210/14/2020

[quote]Can't wait for Biden to nominate Obama to the SC.

Biden should nominate Barack and Michelle.

by Anonymousreply 24310/14/2020

Ben Sasse looks like the kind of person who smells their own farts.

by Anonymousreply 24410/14/2020

r197, you forgot the Mighty O.

r247, wasn't MM a former prostitution whore?

by Anonymousreply 24510/14/2020

She has a weird habit of laughing in the middle of a Democrat's question before being zapped BAM! by the question's reveal. I notice she does this with men moreso than with women. Flirtation fail.

Why does MSNBC cut away from Senator Booker's segment?

by Anonymousreply 24610/14/2020

Read on Talking Points that they're posting that Robert will actually retire to bring the court back to center. What are the chances??

by Anonymousreply 24710/14/2020

Who knows but I do think Roberts is the kind of conservative who would be disgusted by Trump and this circus.

by Anonymousreply 24810/14/2020

I doubt he will want his name and legacy attached to the post-2020 SCOTUS.

by Anonymousreply 24910/14/2020

R235, that show is more cheerful and less scary than this shitshow going on right now.

by Anonymousreply 25010/14/2020

[quote] Read on Talking Points that they're posting that Robert will actually retire to bring the court back to center. What are the chances??

You know what would be rich — for Roberts’ replacement to be confirmed and seated and Uncle Clarence Thomas to croak, thus giving the Dems the 5-4 advantage.

by Anonymousreply 25110/14/2020

Obama would have no interest in sitting on the Supreme Court. He and Michelle have moved into Hollywood and producing. Why would he go back to government.

by Anonymousreply 25210/14/2020

Ben Sasse looks like the kind of person who smells their own farts.

And thinks the smell like Chanel

Roberts is too egotistical to walk away; he's like Clarence - he'll leave toes up.

by Anonymousreply 25310/14/2020

RBG left with no organs left. She was egotistical too, if that's what you want to call it. She was an asshole about her position as far as I'm concerned and did serious damage to the fucking country. History books will not be kind to her. Because this 6 to 3 majority SCOTUS is all gonna happen and Biden doesn't have the guts to expand the Supreme Court. If he is lucky enough to have control of congress and the senate and doesn't do it - he won't. Coward. He'll just go round touching people too much until he dies. If we survive COVID, hopefully we'll be here for Harris/Buttigieg in 2024. Or my choice, Harris/Yang. If the senate flips and Biden wins this thing? That is OUR victory. Kamala is the power and the brains and the future of the party. She was Obama's choice and Hillary too. She didn't make it far. Nobody really wants some one as weak and old as Joe, but he's right for the moment in places corn grows. Decent enough guy. Since when does that qualify him to be president?

RBG was profound in her personal life and career. But she was a disaster in old age. It's not BRAVE to keep working through multiple cancers and endless treatments and doing push-ups with Colbert at 85. She was in deep denial. Her most fervent wish was to not piss all over her own legacy. She blew it.

by Anonymousreply 25410/14/2020

[quote] Ben Sasse looks like the kind of person who smells their own farts.

In fairness, who doesn’t?

by Anonymousreply 25510/14/2020

Lady has plenty to say.

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R254 I agree with you. Her legacy will get us 6-3 and a bunch of Christo-Facsists dominating the court for years to come.

by Anonymousreply 25710/14/2020

[quote] Her legacy will get us 6-3

Isn't one of the "three" an 82-year old man, Stephen Breyer?

You'll be lucky if it stays 6-3.

by Anonymousreply 25810/14/2020

[quote] Isn't one of the "three" an 82-year old man, Stephen Breyer?

Breyer will resign within the first six months of Biden’s term. If the Dems are in charge of the Senate, as is now expected, there will be no problem getting his replacement seated.

Joe is disinclined to expand the Court — or, at least that’s what he says now. But, if Miss Amy and the Boys overturn the ACA in the Spring, Joe will have a sterling epiphany about how we will need to add seats. If you haven’t watched Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s “dark money and the Court” presentation at yesterday’s Amy hearing, you should.

Amy is a lying sack of shit. She has an agenda and she’s going to go onto the Court with both guns blazing. Biden and the Dems will have no choice but to add seats. And the better thing is to do it (1) early, (2) quickly, and (3) without a lot of hand-wringing. Get a bunch of academics to write op-eds as to why it is necessary and get it done.

by Anonymousreply 25910/14/2020

[quote]But, if Miss Amy and the Boys overturn the ACA in the Spring, Joe will have a sterling epiphany about how we will need to add seats

Exactly.

If the Supreme Court starts overturning things left and right then it will begin to reflect badly on Biden and not Trump because Biden failed to do anything to stop it.

I've always had a feeling that he was going to be pushed towards expanding it whether he wants to or not.

As you said R259, they really just need to do it. Not comment on it and move forward with the next few years. Hopefully they don't go about making sure that many of the things that happened the past few years CAN'T HAPPEN ever again, and make voter registration standard at 18 and mail in voting a norm. That way it really lessens the chance we'll ever get another Republican President again. (I'd say deal with the electoral college but I know how people get their panties in a bunch about that. I'd like them to but I'd be fine with them making Puerto Rico and DC states.)

by Anonymousreply 26010/14/2020

[quote] Hopefully they don't go about making sure that many of the things

I meant, "hopefully they go about ..." OOPS! I wrote don't because I was going to say I hope don't get in there and forget about ...

by Anonymousreply 26110/14/2020

[quote]he's like Clarence - he'll leave toes up

Sounds like a plan.

by Anonymousreply 26210/14/2020

The number of Justices should go up because the U.S. population is a hell of a lot more than back when they decided on '9'.

by Anonymousreply 26310/15/2020

She's hiding things.

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by Anonymousreply 26410/15/2020

garbage candidate. completely unimpressive.

by Anonymousreply 26510/15/2020

It's a shame that the likes of Ms. Lindsay, this handmaiden cocksuker, along with those racist, knuckle-dragging, whitetrash, inbred supremacist Rupublicans are trying to invoke Jesus on their behalf when it is they themselves that would make Jesus puke.

If at all possible, try to ignore these ignorant false prophets who will receive His wrath for taking His name in vain. Jesus healed the sick and disabled and he denounced the greedy money changers in the Temple. This is what the Repukes have imbraced and they will not receive everlasting life in the Kingdom of Heaven. These asses that lie and deceive for their own needs do not represent true Christianity!

by Anonymousreply 26610/15/2020

Amy is there because the Federalists Society is a pro-corporate outfit. The big banks, industrial polluters including the fossil fuel industry, big pharma and insurance, land developers, etc., are the funders behind purchasing "their court".

She'll be there to push against environmental regulations, oppose consumer protection, supporting corporate tax breaks, being soft on corporate corruption and financial crimes. pleasing profiteers of select religious fascism, and rule against the little guys. She'll support voter suppression and election tampering when it favors Republicans.

Opposing Roe is a rhetorical bone thrown to the MAGAs.

by Anonymousreply 26710/15/2020

she sure does lie and omit a lot for someone whose got the votes to be appointed. Is this finally a bridge too far

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If she is so firm and righteous in her faith, then why does she not speak truth to power!

by Anonymousreply 26910/15/2020

Samuel Alito is a Grade "A" Asshole and nothing gives me more pleasure than knowing right now he's steaming mad that Senator Whitehouse exposed him for the corrupt POS he is.

And the reason I know Alito is reacting that way is because he angrily mouthed "Not True" at Obama when Obama, during a SOTU speech, basically called out Citizens United in the same way Whitehouse did.

If Alito can't restrain himself in public, before TV cameras, imagine how he's reacting to Sheldon Whitehouse privately?

Bwahahahaha!

by Anonymousreply 27010/15/2020

Alito is so entrenched in the right-wing ideology and voting, there is no flexibility with him. Thomas hates Democrats stemming from his confirmation hearings and votes with bitterness. His intelligence and command of legal principles are quite low. His wife is an activist in right-wing political and social circles.

Alito actually rendered some good earlier perspectives on eminent domain and banning showing animal cruelty in the media. His Citizens United decision was the worst ever

While they are conservatives, I am not so sure Roberts, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, want to be viewed as right-wing extremists on the Supreme Court. They may punt on a few of the more controversial wedge issues. Gorsuch actually voted to be inclusive of gays when it came to employee protections against discrimination.

Amy Barrett will have Alito's stubbornness and ideology with Clarence Thomas' attitude. She will vote solidly with Alito and Thomas. She's really bad news. Her record doesn't show support for gay interests.

Elana Kagan has been the judge that worked through some compromises on several prior rulings.

by Anonymousreply 27110/15/2020

Whitehouse made the case for racketeering charges. I think we need to get hottie mob lawyer Daniel Goldman back in the mix. Alito can be impeached. Roberts can be impeached. I would love to see all of them and Barr frog marched into federal prison.

by Anonymousreply 27210/15/2020

Amy Barrett is that prissy, self-righteous cunt we all went to law school with.

I’m shocked she’s actually GenX. She comes off much more as a whiny, immature Millennial.

“Prissy” really sells with the Millennial frau crowd.

by Anonymousreply 27310/15/2020

Opus Dei running our Supreme Court

by Anonymousreply 27410/15/2020

I finally watched Whitehouse...damn my blood is boiling. We need to overturn Citizens United but good luck with that.

by Anonymousreply 27510/15/2020

R268 Jesus, that pic. You guys weren't kidding. Her hair really is awful.

by Anonymousreply 27610/15/2020

In twenty days, Miss Lindz will come crashing down if she loses re-election. Recent polls show Jamie Harrison pulling very slightly ahead. It will come down to turnout. SC did open absentee ballots for all registered voters that properly applied. I sent in my absentee ballot a couple of days ago, and there is a backlog in getting them out which didn't start until last week. Securing an absentee ballot in SC is a multiple step process and has to be requested by the voter first. Even the signature has to witnessed, but not notarized.

by Anonymousreply 27710/15/2020

Who’s the homophobic disabled girl?

by Anonymousreply 27810/15/2020

There are plenty of SC Republicans that dislike Graham due to her hypocrisy and failure to deliver for SC. Whether enough of them are willing to vote for a Democrat, an African-American one at that, remains to be seen. The battle is fierce.

by Anonymousreply 27910/15/2020

That cocksucker Linds bringing riots into it.

by Anonymousreply 28010/15/2020

Opus Dei running our Supreme Court

She's Bill Barr in a Talbots dress

by Anonymousreply 28110/15/2020

What if the Democrats refuse to show up for the vote? Isn’t there a rule where a certain number of Senators have to be present for a vote to even be taken?

by Anonymousreply 28210/15/2020

These Republicans Senators and Mitch McConnell care more about putting a Pro Theocracy nutjob on the US Supreme Court, then doing anything that will help the American people ride through the Covid Pandemic.

You need to Vote them out of Office. Vote for Joe Biden. Vote for all Democratic Candidate for all elected offices. Blue Down Ballot.

Nothing is going to get better for us until we get Joe Biden and his team in their to get a handle on the Covid Pandemic.

Joe Biden has to WIN!

Dems have to take back Congress to do anything meaningful and scientific to protect the American people.

by Anonymousreply 28310/15/2020

Right now, there are pregnant mothers who are food INSECURITY. There are pregnant women who cannot get essential medical care during their pregnancy and delivery, so that Mother and Baby are both SAFE and HEALTHY.

Amy Coney Barrett could care less about the health of Unborn Babies, or their mothers. Food Security Programs, Medical Programs and Women's Health Care Program all help with this, but Amy Coney Barrett has a clear history of being AGAINST these programs. These are program that help unborn and born babies.

by Anonymousreply 28410/15/2020

[quote]But, if Miss Amy and the Boys overturn the ACA in the Spring, Joe will have a sterling epiphany about how we will need to add seats.

I've seen several arguments that they will be very cautious about overturning major precedents in the first six months or year, so they can say "See, we're not so bad" and forestall any further talk of expanding the SC.

Conservatives play a long game. They're ok with it taking a year or several years to overturn Roe vs Wade. These new appointees are all young, they'll be there a while.

by Anonymousreply 28510/15/2020

[quote]I've seen several arguments that they will be very cautious about overturning major precedents in the first six months or year, so they can say "See, we're not so bad" and forestall any further talk of expanding the SC.

That’s just stupid. Get everything done in the first year while you have the Presidency and both Houses of Congress. Don’t wait. There’s always the possibility of losing the House or Senate in 2022.

by Anonymousreply 28610/15/2020

On the bright side, you just know Miss Amy is going to babble inanities in her little helium- infused lisp and drive Kavanaugh and Alito crazy.

They’re not intellectual giants, but both are smarter than her and have better resumes.

And they both hate women.

by Anonymousreply 28710/15/2020

Call your republican senator. Tell them NO on Barrett. Something is happening.

CALL CALL CALL NOW!

by Anonymousreply 28810/15/2020

[quote]Samuel Alito is a Grade "A" Asshole and nothing gives me more pleasure than knowing right now he's steaming mad that Senator Whitehouse exposed him for the corrupt POS he is.

Alito right now is doing the exact same thing Sheldon Whitehouse exposed.

What else is the opinion he and Thomas just issued on the gay marriage decision for the idiot county clerk - but a clear signal to the Federalist Society and the other cutouts to harvest litigants and propel them to the SC to overturn Obergefell.

by Anonymousreply 28910/15/2020

Brett is probably excited about having a chance to rape Amy.

by Anonymousreply 29010/15/2020

[quote]That’s just stupid. Get everything done in the first year while you have the Presidency and both Houses of Congress.

I was talking about what the conservatives on the Supreme Court are supposedly thinking, not the Democrats.

by Anonymousreply 29110/15/2020

During the town hall last night, Biden committed to setting forth his position on adding seats to the Supreme Court “before the election” because “people have a right to know.”

He said it depended on how the Miss Amy vote was handled by the Rethugs and how everything came out. Good answer. First, he bought himself a little more time. Second, by the time he says what he’s planning on doing, tens of millions of people will have already voted. Third, I suspect that his answer will be something like this: “I will will consult with legal experts, members of the Senate, and the Justice Department lawyers, and I will be open to the possibility of adding seats.” Giving an answer along those lines in the last seven days of the campaign will not have much of an impact on those people who still haven’t voted — to the extent that it even filters down to most voters.

by Anonymousreply 29210/16/2020

She's a typical GenX Karen Cunt R273 of which there are tons. The term Karen was coined specifically for GenXers like her

by Anonymousreply 29310/17/2020

Well “Karen” is really a Boomer name, so whoever coins these terms is apparently an idiot.

A GenX cunt would be a Jennifer, Heather, or... Amy.

by Anonymousreply 29410/17/2020

Miss Amy is smart enough to know she is being used by the Pigs. If she isn't aware of this, it proves she is also too dumb for the job.

by Anonymousreply 29510/18/2020

Back in the 80s a Jennifer was a wealthy man’s young mistress or second much younger wife. Lots of Amys, Heathers and Michelles in my GenX class.

Judge Amy knows why she is where she is. She was groomed by and her judgeships bought with Koch money. They probably told her she could go hog wild with her anti-gay and anti-abortion decisions as long as she ruled in favor of corporations and the rich every single time. She’s a vile, rotten scumbag.

by Anonymousreply 29610/18/2020

I have a question about the Supreme Court and Affordable Care Act. I confess that I don't really understand how or why the ACA might be considered unconstitutional. I know that Repugs in Congress want it repealed, and no doubt the Repug Supreme Court justices will do the bidding of the GOP. But if there is some fundamental constitutional problem with the ACA, can't it just be fixed if (please God) Democrats take over Congress and the Presidency this year? And can't they fix it before the Supreme Court issues its ruling this coming summer, making the whole problem go away? Or am I misunderstanding the situation?

by Anonymousreply 29710/18/2020

Good question

I think it could be fixed, superficially, by reimposing a modest individual mandate “tax” - the basis on which Roberts upheld it earlier.

I believe the deeper issue is whether citizens can be forced to buy a “commercial product,” i.e. health care. If that’s a concern, one possible solution might be to establish a “public option” like Medicare, that individuals who be required to pay into (even with subsidies) if they didn’t have coverage elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 29810/18/2020

I hate the GOP . They could pick an actual qualified judge but choose someone who mocks RBG achievements, which helped Amy rise professionally, is really low. Same with picking Thomas who mocks Thurgood Marshall. Scotus can block all progressive legislation which is precisely what mitch, Koch, federalist society etc want. This is minority rule.

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