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Civil War. Jesus. I can't even form a mental picture of what that might be like. I pray that I never have to look back on it as a memory, and know my kids had to live through it. Or, God forbid, NOT live through it. Every day in this country, there are fewer people alive who have first-hand knowledge of what real war is like. However. Should it become necessary, and the brain-damaged left DOES lose the rest of it's mind, I'll be with the rest of the Patriots. And I like our chances.
There is more evidence than the soon-to-be reshaped Supreme Court and the roaring economy to make a case that Trump is building a substantial presidency that in many ways looks like a historic pivot point, despite its extremely controversial nature.
it's also no longer possible to credibly argue -- despite the distracting blizzard of controversy, busted decorum and staff chaos constantly lashing Washington -- that there is not something significant taking place that is changing the political and economic character of the nation itself.
originally posted by: loam
I've been watching the empty heads on most of the networks discussing the impending Kavanaugh vote and the associated protests.
A theme I am starting to see emerge is the one where now, in advance of any actual action by SCOTUS, the legitimacy of the court is being explicitly rejected.
Is it an overreaction to think we are headed into a potentially very dangerous period of our history?
I can't recall a time in my life where so many openly rejected the entirety of our government.
Crazy, crazy times.
Donald Trump won just under 46 percent of the popular vote and 2.8 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. And Judge Gorsuch was confirmed by a vote of 54-45. According to Kevin McMahon of Trinity College, who wrote all this up this year in his paper “Will the Supreme Court Still ‘Seldom Stray Very Far’?: Regime Politics in a Polarized America,” the 54 senators who voted to elevate Judge Gorsuch had received around 54 million votes, and the 45 senators who opposed him got more than 73 million. That’s 58 percent to 42 percent.
And if the Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh soon, the vote is likely to fall along similar lines, meaning that we will soon have two Supreme Court justices who deserve to be called “minority-majority”: justices who are part of a five-vote majority on the bench but who were nominated and confirmed by a president and a Senate who represent the will of a minority of the American people.
originally posted by: seeker1963
Any takers for riots on the streets if Kav is confirmed?