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Old 07-09-2018, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: The importance of an endgame

Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
So are they implying that for at least the next two-and-a-half years--and perhaps the next six-and-a-half years--they are prepared to leave this slot on the High Court vacant--thereby resulting in many tie (four-to-four) votes?
I wouldn't be surprised is a couple of Dems are thinking this, but I think the reasoning goes more like this...

The Dems are praying fora blue wave election...Now I wouldn't be surprised if the House loses some Republican seats, but the Senate has virtually no shot at going Democrat...

There are 34 seats up for grabs in the Senate...24 of them are Democrat while only 10 are Republican...On top of that, 10 of those Democrat seats are in states that Trump won...That makes things horrible for the Dems to actualy gain two seats...

But the Dems are hoping to catch lightning in a bottle and get that...Why?...

They believe that would force Trump to NOT pick a Conservative nominee and pick a middle-of-the-road candidate so they could get passed a Democrat majority in the Senate...

Wishful thinking IMO, but I think that's what they're shooting for...
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