Skip to comments.Red-state Democrats face 'terrible' bind on Supreme Court pick
Posted on 07/07/2018 6:18:34 PM PDT by MtnClimber
WASHINGTON Democratic senators running for re-election in red states where President Donald Trump remains popular face an agonizing choice over his coming Supreme Court nominee: Vote to confirm the pick and risk demoralizing Democratic voters ahead of the midterm elections, or stick with the party and possibly sacrifice their own seats and any chance at a Democratic majority in 2019.
The actions of a handful of Senate Democrats struggling to hold their seats in those states notably Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia will have broad implications for the party at a critical political juncture
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Run in circles, scream and shout!
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: “It would take a heart of stone to read a New York Times article about the terrible tribulations of Red State Democrats without bursting out laughing.” :)
This will probably be the first real decision that most of these clowns will have to make since they filled their diaper for the first time.
I must have read this, in one form or another, a half-dozen times in the past couple of days.
The real game playing is over Collins and Murkowski, and perhaps also the dead hand of John McCain.
If their intentions can be gleaned, the Democrats can stay united in rejecting a nomination, because the rejection will then be “bipartisan.”
What I don’t know about this sort of DC intrigue is how much hand-tipping and bargaining is going on.
Notice how there is no reciprocation from the Democrats of the GOP’s usual collegiality on Supreme Court nominations.
The Kenyanesian Usurper’s nominees sailed through with votes to spare.
I expect that Trump will seize control of the narative and make the Justice choice all about immigration, starting with a throwaway candidate to entrench the issue center stage.
Elections are four months away. Trump can keep the Senate Democrats and NeverTrumpers appearing to enact amnesty through the Supreme court and make abortion just a side issue through November.
Then he can install whomever he really wants when the new congress is seated.
The Justice selection issue makes a really good anvil upon which to hammer the uniparty.
Do they know replacing Ginsberg is going to be a hell of a fight! We need at least 5 more GOP Senators to get the job done with dirty GOPer Collins + Murkowski still around!!!!
This has to be posted fresh, every two hours.
Keep it up!
Heitkamp and Manchin had the choice to switch parties and neither did. Had they done so, they could have turned this into an easy decision for themselves.
I think you are right. Trump will use a RINO and democRAT block of a nomination to turn out the Republican vote in November.
“Then he can install whomever he really wants when the new congress is seated.”
My thought, too! Of course, that and $1.25 can get you on the Midtown Bus...but still! ;)
The ‘meetings’ he had all last week were with Conservative Judges. I’ll bet the conversation went like this, “Are you willing to be ravaged for the SAKE of the United States of America? If not? You’re outta here.”
Patriots, All. MAGA!
Personally I am believing & feeling that 5 democrat senators WILL vote for any of the Trump SC nominee and that of the 10 vulnerable Democrat senators 8 will lose their seats in November.
Thanks. I will try to do my part.
Is that from Patrick McManus' story on Getting Lost?
Behavior modes once one realizes that one is LOST!
The "Modified Stationary Panic" ("Run in circles, scream and shout!"), as opposed to the "Full-Bore, Linear Panic" wherein one runs off in a straight line, screaming until they carom off a large, solid object (boulder, tree) and take up a new direction.
(BTW, Patrick McManus passed away this past April. His humor will be sorely missed)
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