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07 Nov 2018, 12:08 am

a lot of red staters seem to love their fascists. manchin survived only because he gave in to his state's fascists in voting for a judicial fascist.



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07 Nov 2018, 12:32 am

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a lot of red staters seem to love their fascists. manchin survived only because he gave in to his state's fascists in voting for a judicial fascist.


We'll have to wait at least for Trump's removal and replacement in 2020 to correct the imbalance on the Supreme Court. Maybe longer if the Dems don't win both houses next time. The number of justices on the Supreme Court is not fixed; it's been changed in the past and it can be expanded to include additional members with congressional approval. Adding two members would allow a new president to appoint people who can negate Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh could still collect his salary, but as to his vote, he would be of no importance.



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07 Nov 2018, 12:34 am

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a lot of red staters seem to love their fascists. manchin survived only because he gave in to his state's fascists in voting for a judicial fascist.


We'll have to wait at least for Trump's removal and replacement in 2020 to correct the imbalance on the Supreme Court. Maybe longer if the Dems don't win both houses next time. The number of justices on the Supreme Court is not fixed; it's been changed in the past and it can be expanded to include additional members with congressional approval. Adding two members would allow a new president to appoint people who can negate Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh could still collect his salary, but as to his vote, he would be of no importance.

at least we can dream, that this can happen before he does major damage.



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07 Nov 2018, 12:50 am

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We'll have to wait at least for Trump's removal and replacement in 2020 to correct the imbalance on the Supreme Court.

Who knows? You could get someone worse.


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07 Nov 2018, 12:54 am

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thoughtbeast wrote:
We'll have to wait at least for Trump's removal and replacement in 2020 to correct the imbalance on the Supreme Court.

Who knows? You could get someone worse.

two indicted crooks have won their congressional races here in hard red districts. that is a telling phenomenon. it's ok to be a crook in office nowadays, IOKIYAR at least.



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07 Nov 2018, 12:56 am

Dems take the House:

https://www.ksl.com/article/46421542/dems-on-track-to-take-house-control-but-gop-retains-senate


So now, my question is: What is the future of the GOP post-Trump?


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07 Nov 2018, 1:01 am

hopefully in the dust bin of infamous history, but the GOP portion of the senate is gonna circle the wagons around that man until doomsday. they are all corrupted and in-it with that man.



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07 Nov 2018, 1:16 am

Trump won't be able to hide his tax returns from Congress now.



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07 Nov 2018, 1:22 am

couldn't happen to a nicer scoundrel.



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07 Nov 2018, 1:23 am

but he's just flat-out gonna disobey and the senate will protect him. can anybody spell "constitutional crisis"?



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07 Nov 2018, 1:34 am

So at this point it looks like the Republicans will pick up about 3 seats in the Senate and will retain their majority control. The Democrats will pick up maybe 30 seats in the House and take majority control.

The American constitutional system is designed to divide and disperse power, and the two-party system naturally oscillates. In midterm elections, the president's party ordinarily loses seats in Congress; what's interesting is the magnitude of the change, and the background against which it occurs.

In Obama's first midterm in 2010, after two years of slobbering adulation from the media, the president's party *lost* six seats in the Senate, and lost more than 60 in the House. The Democrats' loss in Obama's first midterm was the largest since the 1940s or so.

In Trump's first midterm, after two years of vicious media lies and abuse, the Republicans didn't lose but actually *gained* in the Senate, and lost a only moderate amount in the House.

No partisan is ever satisfied with any election's results, but this was in general an above-average midterm result for the president's party in the Senate, and an average result in the House.


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07 Nov 2018, 1:51 am

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but he's just flat-out gonna disobey and the senate will protect him. can anybody spell "constitutional crisis"?


The subpoena for Trump's taxes won't go to Trump. It will go to the IRS. To block it, Trump will have to go to court. That's why Trump wanted Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is a great believer in presidential power.



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07 Nov 2018, 1:54 am

Years ago Trump said he couldn't release them because they were being audited. How long does an audit take in the USA? Perhaps the IRD could provide a timeline of its progress on the audit so far...



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07 Nov 2018, 1:54 am

auntblabby wrote:
RetroGamer87 wrote:
thoughtbeast wrote:
We'll have to wait at least for Trump's removal and replacement in 2020 to correct the imbalance on the Supreme Court.

Who knows? You could get someone worse.

two indicted crooks have won their congressional races here in hard red districts. that is a telling phenomenon. it's ok to be a crook in office nowadays, IOKIYAR at least.

IOKIYAR could be used bumper sticker for the potusdential motorcade.


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07 Nov 2018, 2:09 am

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Years ago Trump said he couldn't release them because they were being audited. How long does an audit take in the USA? Perhaps the IRD could provide a timeline of its progress on the audit so far...


Theoretically, up to 3 years (the Statute of Limitations). But most are finished in one year, and the IRS requires itself to do it in 26 months, unless fraud is suspected.

https://www.hrblock.com/tax-center/irs/ ... irs-audit/



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07 Nov 2018, 2:15 am

thoughtbeast wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
but he's just flat-out gonna disobey and the senate will protect him. can anybody spell "constitutional crisis"?


The subpoena for Trump's taxes won't go to Trump. It will go to the IRS. To block it, Trump will have to go to court. That's why Trump wanted Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is a great believer in presidential power.

Kav is basically a neofascist just like his stablemate Gorsuch [who belonged to a university fascist club as a youth].