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SCOTUS Watch: White House Reportedly Vetting Nevada GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval

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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 08:35 PM
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Well if this is true, maybe Obama is actually thinking about doing something in a "cooperative" way.

Seems he might be considering a Republican as his nominee for replacing recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Scalia.

Somebody is saying Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is being "vetted" as we speak.

Sandoval is a former judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and a former Attorney General of Nevada.

He was also chairman of the Gaming Commission of Nevada and a state legislator there.

Probably qualified as anybody.

And Sandoval is Hispanic and is considered a moderate.

And, Senator Harry Reid (D, NV) even recommended Sandoval for the United States District Court job to (at the time) President G.W. Bush !!!!!

I bet the Senate would confirm Sandoval in record time !!!!!

OK Obama, do the right thing here !!!!

But be ready to explain your thinking to your radical supporters, the normal supporters will understand !!!!!


SCOTUS Watch: White House Reportedly Vetting Nevada GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval



While the Senate GOP is standing firm not to hold hearings, or even meet, with Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia, rumors abound that popular Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval is being vetted by the White House (via WaPo):


Sandoval is increasingly viewed by some key Democrats as perhaps the only nominee President Obama could select who would be able to break a Republican blockade in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday pledged “no action” on any Supreme Court nomination before November’s election, saying the decision ought to be left to the next president.

The White House declined to comment Wednesday for this story. White House press secretary Josh Earnest has emphasized in recent days that the president has not arrived at a short list of potential nominees.

The nomination of a GOP governor — albeit one with a bipartisan record — could break that resolve.









posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Interesting. I was just thinking he should nominate a moderate conservative. Then it's either go back on the threats to plug the Senate's collective ears while saying nananananana, or be willing to risk the possibility of either Clinton or Sanders being the nominator, potentially with a (D) Senate.

Is it a gamble they're willing to take if POTUS selects a guy from their team, even if he's not a radical social-control Republican?



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
and is considered a moderate


And there's your problem right there. Just browsed through the images displayed on a name search for "Governor Brian Sandoval". The guy cares an awful lot for his image. I think we all better watch out.

If Mitch capitulates ... I hope the Kentucky voter kicks him to the curb. The country can do better than seating a politician on the SC.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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Well now, that is interesting he picks Sandoval.
Due to the fact that Sandoval was in opposition
to the BLM approach with Cliven Bundy, and also he
recently went on record stating:


I most if not all Nevadans, including me, would like to see more of the federal land turned over to the state, for us to manage and care for ourselves,” Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) said in an interview with Nevada magazine.
www.washingtonpost.com...


But there are bigger fish to fry when it comes to SCOTUS decisions.

Look to his stance on Gun Control, and what is at stake.
There lies the answer, in my opinion. Perhaps also he passed
the largest tax increase in Nevada's history.











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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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Isn't a conservative moderate considered a RINO by die-heart republicans?



TBH, I'm all in favor of having a true moderate on the Supreme Court. That would be a breath of fresh air!

It will be interesting to see how the GOP will react in that regard. Note to self: stock up on tea sandwiches and popcorn.

Keeping my fingers crossed!



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

1. Judge Andrew Napolitano will investigate his best friends death over the next few months.

2. Senator McConnel will wait for that investigation and Trump too.

3. If foul play is found, Congression hearings will occur...Obama will go golfing all Spring and Summer. He will be silenced for the first time in 8 years.

A huge stailmate...



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 09:12 PM
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Well, strangely another thing pops up on Sandoval.
All of his PUC appointments voted to increase taxes on residential
rooftop solar customers. What???

I thought Obama and Global Warming agenda would reward these
investments, and make it better, less expensive. Wow, what a farce!


In late December, the state's PUC commissioners – all appointed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval – announced huge price hikes for rooftop solar customers. The changes will add nearly $40 a month to solar homeowner electric bills – wiping out the $15 a month in typical solar savings. The Nevada charges were put into effect despite the PUC's own admission, reported by Forbes, that rooftop solar customers "do not impose any significant additional costs" on other ratepayers. In an unprecedented move, the new charges were also made retroactive, punishing the state's 17,000 existing solar customers.
www.rollingstone.com...


Always look a gift horse in the mouth.





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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 09:14 PM
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Some of you are just completely off your rockers.

Bon appetit.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

He's obviously too liberal, the senate's not listening to anything. They've already got their fingers in their ears and are yelling "LALALALALALALA."

So...that's where we're at.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

I believe there are a lot of states that are adding these extra fees to Solar customers' electric bills. But this isn't actually a tax. It's a fee paid to the electric power utility.

Ostensibly this fee is to defer the costs of maintaining the electric power grid. The theory is that customers who derive most of their power from solar energy aren't carrying their fair share of the cost of maintaining the grid.

If Nevada's law is anything like the one in my state, it only applies to certain customers with large solar arrays.

-dex



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 10:57 PM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley
It's a fee paid to the electric power utility.
Ostensibly this fee is to defer the costs of maintaining the electric power grid.


Yet, by the PUC's own admission, there are no related "costs". From the article I quoted:


The Nevada charges were put into effect despite the PUC's own admission, reported by Forbes, that rooftop solar customers "do not impose any significant additional costs" on other ratepayers. In an unprecedented move, the new charges were also made retroactive, punishing the state's 17,000 existing solar customers. www.rollingstone.com...



Why don't they just come out and admit it that Global Warming is just a ruse
to spur more tax revenue? And while their at it, admit socialistic policy is
not ever going to be about giving the people "a more enriched life".

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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 11:05 PM
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If by some wacky, unforseen, political twist this guy actually gets before a confirmation hearing, I hope someone asks him if he's a member of any secret hunting societies.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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I nominate Judge Andrew Napolitano.Forget political affiliation,and get someone who will do his or her best to interpret the constitution.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 11:16 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

Unfortunately we have living bags of crap that act like officials in charge making decisions on these issues. They serve their corporate masters solely and care little for the people effected by their cut throat decisions.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 11:55 PM
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This is a smart move. The GOP either accepts a moderate no or after the election they get punished for not doing so with a strong liberal. While the GOP at least has the Senate this is the best deal they can hope for. After the election and the have very likely lost the Senate and White House they have to take whatever they are given.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 04:51 AM
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I don't trust anything Obama says or does. For that matter, I just don't trust politicians. They're all dirty from the word go. But Obama has earned a special place at the very top of my list of shady characters. I will feel a weight lift off of me when this man leaves office. Not one fraction of a second before.

Of course that doesn't mean the next president will be any better. We'll just have to wait and see. But it took me less than two years of Obama and I had my mind set that the man was not trustworthy on any issue.
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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 06:24 AM
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originally posted by: buckwhizzle
I nominate Judge Andrew Napolitano.Forget political affiliation,and get someone who will do his or her best to interpret the constitution.


Damn right.

The reason Nevadans voted for Trump was as a protest by vote of the entirety of the den of cuckolds, the governor in particular.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:26 AM
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Its a trap. Dont fall for this. Obama pulling one of his famous "wool over the eyes tricks",Bait and switch....



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Wait, am I reading this right, are you supporting something that Obama may be doing?



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: xuenchen

Wait, am I reading this right, are you supporting something that Obama may be doing?


You probably are reading it wrong.

Lots of people have that problem lately.




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