We have had more government shutdowns under Trump than any other president. Most of which could have been avoided by his actions. The impeachment proved beyond reasonable doubt that he was guilty of his charges. The reason he wasn't removed is because it wasn't a blind vote. We have more to worry about Trump refusing to accept the results than any election fraud. The reason why we want mail in voting is because those of us who are high risk are still citizens, our votes still count. Are you telling me the 6 botes in my family don't count as much as your single vote? We shouldn't be allowed to vote because our government couldn't deal with this crisis? While Trump shoulders much of the blame for our response it's not like we had much to go on since the last pandemic struck us in 1919. He could have done more, but I don't know if a different administration would have done much better.
Wow, you've really drank the Democrat Kool-aid big time.Fist of all, you don't understand how our Gov't works. It isn't the President who determines what the Gov't spends money on, it's the House of Reps (run by Pelosi). The President either accepts ALL of their spending or NONE of it. Those are his choices. He doesn't get to pick and choose what parts he likes. So blame your Democrat buds for the shutdowns because of their foolish spending habits.As for voting, again, you don't understand what mail-in voting is. That's the mass mailing of ballots to everyone on the voting roles, REGARDLESS if they asked for a ballot or not. REGARDLESS if they're still living at the address the board of elections has for them, and REGARDLESS if they're even still alive, a ballot goes out. If you cannot vote in person, ask the board of elections for an ABSENTEE ballot. That way, the ballot is controlled as to whom it goes to, what address it goes to, and is looked for to be returned by a specific individual, to be counted. The mass mailing bullshit is what's being pushed by your Democrat buds to rig this election for them with thousands, no millions, of unaccounted for ballots they plan to use to stuff the ballot box. I, for one, plan to vote in person.Since the Democrats have a major opportunity to cheat on this election, of course, it's going to be contested - regardless which candidate wins. The decider of those law suits will be none other than the SCOTUS. Therefore, there NEEDS to be a full group of 9 justices seated to make that determination. Again, the Democrats only want 8 there, so their plans to make this election the WORST in US history are complete, and Biden (somehow) is granted the winner. He's not even mentally competent to run a lemonade stand, so why would you back a party that proposes someone like that, OTHER than you just HATE Trump that much!
Absentee ballots are mailed in. I've voted absentee before. The action of submitting it is mailing in. The wording is confusing, because mail in ballots describe the action while absentee describes the voter. The president denying the spending plan voted on and approved by Congrss is on him. The average amount of notes that are considered invalid due to fraud in a general election is about.004%, unless you see that rising several million percentages points it cannot affect the outcome of the election.
The sexual assault charges against Kavanaugh had more than a little to do with the opposition
So we should just ignore sexual assault charges against public figures? Odd how that didn't work with Clinton. What about the even more dubious charge (s) against Biden?
Yup, we should ignore evidence free allegations made decades after the supposed fact, by mentally unstable people with an axe to grind.
There's no evidence Ford was mentally unstable. Also the allegations against Thomas were legit and true, and they happened in my h bv the same way Ford's did with the same result.
It shouldn't matter, yet it obviously did to the Republicans in 2016
In 2016, the Republicans held the majority in the Senate. They did what the voters who put them there wanted. Again, would you expect either political party to simply disregard their political advantage?
@drippinghoney Well said. If folks set aside biases (which is know is nearly impossible these days...), there is no comparison to 2016 and now. The President owns the car (the SCOTUS appointment) and the Senate owns the keys (the confirmation). When the driver (the Party) owns both the car and the keys (like now), they ride no matter when in the term it happens. When the President doesn't have the keys (like 2016), no matter how nice of a car, it ain't moving.The arguing would also be a bit less obnoxious if all the pols and talking heads on TV would stop being hypocritical and just say it like it is. The Democrats would be doing EXACTLY what the Republicans are doing now if they had the Pres and Senate. And the Republicans would be complaining EXACTLY like the Democrats are now :)
In U. S. history this has happened 29 times. The President has nominated a justice 29 times in his 4th year of his term. 19 times the President and the Senate were held by the same party and 17 times the Senate voted yes. 10 times the President and Senate were held by different parties and only once did the Senate vote yes. 2016 was one of the times the Senate did not approve of the presidents choice.
@J9inva the didn't even get the chance fo vote. McConnell blocked the hearing from even taking place.
And that was his right to do so. That's the way the process works.
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Obama was elected to serve 8 years as opposed to 7 years and 1 month.
Right. And he nominated Garland. The Senate was controlled by the Republicans and they chose not to approve. Had the Senate been controlled by the democrats in 2016 it's likely he would have been approved. That's the way it works.
They chose not to even let him go through the process.
And that was their right. Legally, they didn't have to go through the confirmation process
They gave a reason which now they're disregarding.
Blocking someone from going through the process is different than not confirming him.
It shouldn't be an issue, the Republicans made sure it was.
how did they?
republicans exercised their right within the constitution as controllers of the senate, they don't have to appoint anyone if they don't want to
It wasn't that t hff ey didn't appoint him. They didn't even hold the confirmation hearing.
so? they don't have to
I guess so, but when they give a reason that should hold true in future cases.
Not during an election though. According to most GOP senators it shouldn't even be during an election year. At least before we elected a sith lord.
show me where that's in the constitution.
It isn't, but if it made sense in 2016, why doesn't it now?
So if it isn’t, why did you make the statement “not during an election, though”
Which justices do you expect you expect to die/retire in the next 4 years?
It is because of COVID-19
Yeah, that would be because something fishy is definitely going on, and everyone knows it.
As there was in February 2016.
Unless the Republican led Senste doesn't want to.
Point is they have the right
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