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Supreme Court Justice Scalia Dies

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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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Sorry to hear that a person has died. Can't say I agree with everything this man stood for but still a shame to see someone go at 79.

Now all this "The sky is falling" stuff is a bit over reactionary IMO. Obama can't just pick someone and appoint them, and this congress isn't exactly his best friend. Let's just wait and see before we all lose our minds over the what if's.
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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Scalia Dies

That sucks, and is bad news for us after the last two appointments.

I am sorry for his passing.

All of us are going to be even sorrier.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:18 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
He was only 79, that's no age for a person of his class.

Bumped off to give Obama a pick.


Well he has had issues with the Clintons.

Hmmm.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: RalagaNarHallas

The longest it's ever taken to confirm is 120 days and Mike Lee's office is saying Republicans will block anyone that Obama nominates?

Do they really think that strategy is going to win them the election? They're setting themselves up for an unprecedented level of obstructionism. If they don't confirm anyone Obama nominates that at least a year and a half without a SCOTUS associate justice, furthermore, a SCOTUS associate justice has never been filibustered against.

I really feel like the senate will come to their wits and we get a bipartisan appointment of a moderate justice, if not then I think they can kiss the White House goodbye.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: links234

The White House is already pretty much out of their reach, unless an act of god occurs.

I think the control over congress is at stake here. With a lot of young, motivated people getting involved this election cycle, the Republicans need to be careful how they behave over the next year.

The party of "no" may quickly become a minority.
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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:24 PM
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I wish I could give a great amount of money to sum up my feelings on Justice Scalia and the great wisdom he bestowed upon us... But there's just no dollars to express the loss...



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:24 PM
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Oh, no ... There goes the country.

Without Scalia ... Obama will be able to permanently break the court left for decades now.
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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Seriously the party of 'no' ?

What's the left problem with 'democracy' eh ?

The right suppose to roll over, and play dead, and let the left walk all over them?

Golf clap for one party 'rule' of course those youngster that will be voting weren't even old enough to drive or vote the LAST TIME the Left held the trifecta of government.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:27 PM
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What a sad day. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Cruz and Rubio are already calling for them to wait until the next president is elected.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

OH NO!

That means that we will all be turned in to socialists, be forced to get gay-married and Planned Parenthood's on every street in America!

Whatever shall we do?



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:32 PM
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The right suppose to roll over, and play dead, and let the left walk all over them?


They are supposed to stand for something. Unfortunately, all they have stood for the last 7 years is making sure Obama does not get anything done.

Democracy is not advanced by obstructionism.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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A very sad day. My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones!



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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originally posted by: links234
a reply to: RalagaNarHallas



I really feel like the senate will come to their wits and we get a bipartisan appointment of a moderate justice, if not then I think they can kiss the White House goodbye.


The Senate is not the only body that needs to come to their wits in order for this to happen. The executive branch needs to as well. Obama's first two choices were far from moderate.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: introvert

So your really going to love a vat tax here in this country that will take more money from the poor, and middle classes.

Go in to more debt is what we are going to do.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: neo96

if obama is smart he will nominate a moderate republican, if congress is smart they will accept that. but, well....although I see the possibility of obama being smart, I got a feeling that congress won't accept anyone not from the conservative christian right....
so, well, I have a feeling that we will go with one less supreme court justices for awhile.. hopefully the ones we have will be able to make due and avoid any ties in their decisions.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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originally posted by: texasgirl
What a sad day. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Cruz and Rubio are already calling for them to wait until the next president is elected.


Pfffft. In which case neither have the faintest idea how important it is to get a new SC Justice elected. Which in turn deepens my utter contempt for them.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: introvert

They are standing for something.

Their voters.

Hell I prefer gridlock since it's the only time we are not getting screwed.

Unlike 'compromise' when EVERYONE gets the royal screw.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:35 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
He was only 79, that's no age for a person of his class.

Bumped off to give Obama a pick.


Well he has had issues with the Clintons.

Hmmm.



Stop with the trolling old fox.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: introvert

So your really going to love a vat tax here in this country that will take more money from the poor, and middle classes.

Go in to more debt is what we are going to do.


What does a VAT have to do with the discussion?



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:38 PM
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Lots of things like the Scotus ruling like the ACA that was ruled 'constitutional' as a TAX.

And them Scandanavian socialist countries some people have a sloberring love affair with

ALL have the VAT TAX.



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