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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:54 PM
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Poll question: You predict: will we be able to move the SCOTUS left, hold it here, or continue slipping right?
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 09:57 PM by DuaneBidoux
I have no clue where we will end up. I do know where I hope we end up.
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Bodhi BloodWave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:57 PM
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1. Left compared to who/what?
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:01 PM
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3. ah, the Supreme Court now?
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 10:03 PM by DuaneBidoux
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:59 PM
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2. I think it'll stay pretty much where it is. Today he kept saying, "Like Stevens,..."
He seemed to signal that he wanted someone with the same outlook/philosophy as Stevens. And it would be tough to get a more liberal justice than him...especially in this atmosphere.
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:02 PM
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4. Even if Noam Chomsky were nominated and confirmed...
the left right divide won't change. We need to get one of the five sphincters in order to change the tilt of the court.
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:49 PM
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5. I perdict whoever President Obama choses...
1/2 of the posters on DU will scream about it being a total sell out to ________!
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:56 PM
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6. Progressives/liberals will continue to be marginalized and we will like it & take one for the team -
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 10:57 PM by TankLV
again...

We will creep further right - and I will rant and rave - and then Obama will do something at the last minute that will make is seem OK by comparison to the last few months that I will be OK with it - again.

Just like an abused spouse.

I do not feel good about this at all, but at least it's not a repuke.

The only question will be how pathetic will the dems be in their failure to fight for US for a change.

The repukes will "win" another one - a death by a thousand cuts...
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:54 PM
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7. I don't see how we get a justice any more liberal than Stevens so our best bet
is to remain the same.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 02:12 AM
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8. I'm all Hopey-Changey.
Stevens was no liberal, he was a swing voter. It can still be moved left.
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Umbral Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 02:55 AM
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9. My prediction - he'll give me another reason not to vote for him.
Why ruin a perfect fucking season.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:42 AM
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10. The Supreme court has expressed its wish to move farther to the right...
...and a certain recent decision guarantees that it will.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:14 AM
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11. Stevens' replacement, no matter how liberal, will not tip the balance of the court.
One of the scumpiles on the other side would need to die for it to happen.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 03:42 PM
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12. Creep right.
To the detriment of all.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:09 PM
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13. While we on the left fight amongst ourselves, the right smiles ...
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:24 PM
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14. The replacement won't matter until 10 to 15 years from now when one of the fearsome 4 retire.
Edited on Sat Apr-10-10 04:24 PM by Jennicut
So, it will stay the same right now no matter what Obama does. The most important person on that court is Kennedy, the so called swing vote. And he will continue to be.
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activa8tr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:27 PM
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15. Obama delivered a half-baked health insurance reform bill, has done little
on energy, danced with Republicans for the first 12 months of his administration, and gave us less jobs than he could have.

He can do a lot for history and his legacy by nominating an outstanding progressive to serve on the court.

I predict that he's getting the message and he can deliver all on his own, without worrying about Republicans.

Screw Republicans, screw the Chief Justice, get someone with the guts of Grayson or Franken on the court.
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