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Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) ranted, just the other day, that gun-control legislation must be passed; and if the Republicans filibuster it in the Senate, then Democrats will abolish the filibuster; if the Supreme Court finds it unconstitutional, then Democrats will simply expand (i.e. pack) the Supreme Court.

Not that he is the first person to suggest this burn-down-our-institutions theory: In 2020, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey stated much the same thing; his state colleague, Elizabeth Warren, suggested the expansion of the SCOTUS in late 2021.

And Mazie Hirone previously added herself to the list of those who wish to abolish the filibuster.

Of course, none of this is likely to happen. (And if it did, the Democrats would soon enough find the change uncongenial to their own interests.)

But it is really sad to see so many people, nowadays, taking an "end justifies the means" approach--to anything...
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I wonder why Democrats are masochistic. Do they not realize that the pendulum is about to swing the other way, and they are in for a godly ass kicking?
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But it is really sad to see so many people, nowadays, taking an "end justifies the means" approach--to anything...
Hey, can you provide a link to your posts on here complaining about McConnell packing the court in 2016-17 by refusing to consider Obama's nominee and handing that pick to Trump?
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Hey, can you provide a link to your posts on here complaining about McConnell packing the court in 2016-17 by refusing to consider Obama's nominee and handing that pick to Trump?
Can you provide a link to "Who gives a flying f**k what you want"? You are just here to vent, remember?
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Can you [Constant_Slothrup] provide a link to "Who gives a flying f**k what you want"? You are just here to vent, remember?
He (CS) is merely a troll.

That is why I ignore him.
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Hey, can you provide a link to your posts on here complaining about McConnell packing the court in 2016-17 by refusing to consider Obama's nominee and handing that pick to Trump?
Oh that's different you see, because no law was used for that; Mitch just pulled it out of the back of his shell.
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Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) ranted, just the other day, that gun-control legislation must be passed; and if the Republicans filibuster it in the Senate, then Democrats will abolish the filibuster; if the Supreme Court finds it unconstitutional, then Democrats will simply expand (i.e. pack) the Supreme Court.

Not that he is the first person to suggest this burn-down-our-institutions theory: In 2020, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey stated much the same thing; his state colleague, Elizabeth Warren, suggested the expansion of the SCOTUS in late 2021.

And Mazie Hirone previously added herself to the list of those who wish to abolish the filibuster.

Of course, none of this is likely to happen. (And if it did, the Democrats would soon enough find the change uncongenial to their own interests.)

But it is really sad to see so many people, nowadays, taking an "end justifies the means" approach--to anything...
Before any democrat agrees to that they should remember that republicans will return the favor . Like they did when Biden wanted to Screw H.W. Bush out of a nomination so years later republicans used the Biden rule to screw Obama out of hone his nominations or when Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option so that Obama needed a simple majority for judicial appointments and republicans used the nuclear option to confirm Trump's judges.
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He (CS) is merely a troll.

That is why I ignore him.
Lol. So, I take it the answer is that you were perfectly happy with McConnell’s “ends justify the means” approach to blocking the Garland nomination. Your “concerns” are just rank hypocrisy. You don’t care about norms. You just care about the Republicans losing their power.
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Lol. So, I take it the answer is that you were perfectly happy with McConnell’s “ends justify the means” approach to blocking the Garland nomination. Your “concerns” are just rank hypocrisy. You don’t care about norms. You just care about the Republicans losing their power.
Aww... Merrick Garland didn't get a vote on his nomination, poor thing. A vote isn't required by the Constitution or Senate rules. It's a generated offense, an excuse for Democrats to throw a tantrum.

Of course when Democrat Harry Reid ignored 60+ Obamacare reform bills passed by the House not a peep out of the Democrats enraged over poor Merrick.
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