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    It grows more defunct every day.


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    The last time someone seriously tried to expand the court was FDR back in the 1930s. It got nowhere back then, and I doubt it'll get anywhere this time, especially with the ridiculously slim majority the Dems have. And I doubt most of the Dems want to expand the court anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyulen View Post
    The last time someone seriously tried to expand the court was FDR back in the 1930s. It got nowhere back then, and I doubt it'll get anywhere this time, especially with the ridiculously slim majority the Dems have. And I doubt most of the Dems want to expand the court anyway.
    Can you point to specific members of Congress that don't want to expand the Court? The only one I have heard is Joe Manchin.. and he doesn't really count as a Democrat these days.

    Both Democrat leaders in Congress have said they are for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parkbandit View Post
    Can you point to specific members of Congress that don't want to expand the Court? The only one I have heard is Joe Manchin.. and he doesn't really count as a Democrat these days.

    Both Democrat leaders in Congress have said they are for it.
    Without Manchin, they aren't expanding the court, period. Unless they pull over a Republican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyulen View Post
    The last time someone seriously tried to expand the court was FDR back in the 1930s. It got nowhere back then, and I doubt it'll get anywhere this time, especially with the ridiculously slim majority the Dems have. And I doubt most of the Dems want to expand the court anyway.
    This is right. FDR attempted to pack the court with justices that agreed with his "New Deal" since the current justices deemed it unconstitutional. Increasing the justices on the court sets an extremely dangerous precedent since the next Republican President that controls both Chambers of Congress can further increase the court count as well. Honestly this is beginning to border on madness.

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    Given how tight the numbers are, I am surprised that the left would force their members hands in a vote with this, since outside of DC there does not seem a lot of support for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kutter View Post
    Given how tight the numbers are, I am surprised that the left would force their members hands in a vote with this, since outside of DC there does not seem a lot of support for it.
    You think they care?

    This issue doesn't work in a vacuum. Everything they're doing feeds off each other. If you try to fight it, they just call your racist, sexist, misogynist, or whatever other term.

    They've succeeded in suppressing peoples ability to actually have a discourse, or an alternative view. If you do, you get doxxed by main stream media, the tech companies, or rioters. They've set the conditions for them to attempt half the shit they're doing now.

    And if they do this, their calculus is that the American people won't do a damn thing. And they wouldn't be wrong. Because if someone were to do what would have to be done... they would get called a traitor. Regardless if it were the right thing to do.

    Can only hope Congress holds up for another 18 months and can make it to the elections to get these imbeciles out of office.

    It's why they're pushing so hard on literally everything right now. They had all this shit already written up and ready to go. You ever seen this many thousands of pages of proposals submitted this fast? Hell they haven't even filled half the cabinet positions https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/whi...illed-n1263695 , but somehow Government is suddenly moving at warp speed with all this legislation? Please.

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    Also... Really think about that. Over 3 months and some of the most high profile, important positions in Government haven't even had a name submitted for it. Just some examples: Food and Drug Administration, Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Management and Budget.

    They don't want these divisions running smoothly, or someone who is put in by the administration having to answer actual questions or be held accountable.

    To be fair, Trump hadn't submitted to many by this point either. He was an idiot for sure when it came to that process. But you'd think a guy who's been in government for 50+ years like Biden would have a better grasp. Especially for the larger positions.

    Even worse though, it's not Biden running the show. I've said more than once it's elder abuse what they're doing to the guy, but hell.. what are we supposed to think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaps View Post
    Also... Really think about that. Over 3 months and some of the most high profile, important positions in Government haven't even had a name submitted for it. Just some examples: Food and Drug Administration, Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Management and Budget.

    They don't want these divisions running smoothly, or someone who is put in by the administration having to answer actual questions or be held accountable.

    To be fair, Trump hadn't submitted to many by this point either. He was an idiot for sure when it came to that process. But you'd think a guy who's been in government for 50+ years like Biden would have a better grasp. Especially for the larger positions.

    Even worse though, it's not Biden running the show. I've said more than once it's elder abuse what they're doing to the guy, but hell.. what are we supposed to think?
    To be fair, just because someone isn't in a politically appoint slot, doesn't mean the job isn't being performed. The current acting commissioner of the CBP is very, very well qualified for the job, and every job has a non-appointed deputy that worked their way up to the position that probably runs it all anyways.

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