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9 hours ago, Paul01 said:

Stone promised to keep working for Trump after he was pardoned. Hopefully the US has learnt to take them at their word. I’ve rad articles that they have started to prepare for a disputed election. Going to be ugly either way I think. 

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As nightmarish as some of the quotes in that article are, the thing that grabbed my attention is that Roger Stone has a tattoo of Richard Nixon's face on his back.

I did a bit of googling and...

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The photo was taken as part of an interview which included the unfortunate quote "You’ll never meet another man with a dick in the front and a dick in the back".

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6 hours ago, Davo said:

As nightmarish as some of the quotes in that article are, the thing that grabbed my attention is that Roger Stone has a tattoo of Richard Nixon's face on his back.

I did a bit of googling and...

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The photo was taken as part of an interview which included the unfortunate quote "You’ll never meet another man with a dick in the front and a dick in the back".

it took 14 hours I fainted three times

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It’ll be interesting to see how the Republicans play this.

The R controlled senate refused to confirm Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016 because it was as election year and “the people should decide”. I fully expect them to be hypocrites and claim things are somehow different this time but the timing of their move is important.

If they rush through a justice before the election then they’ll need pretty much all of the Republican senators to tow the line. That exposes a bunch who are at risk of losing their seats. Susan Collins copped a lot when she voted to confirm Boofin’ Brett Kavanaugh and this could be the tipping point for a few more in a senate that’s looking more and more likely to turn blue. If they go down this path it’s pretty much guaranteed Trump is bringing in someone to back up his election shithousery.

My guess is they’ll wait until after the election but before the next Congress is sworn in. That way they shield the senate from having to publicly back someone. Mitch McConnell can even play the good guy and say they’ll honour what they did four years ago and hold off until after the election. If they win he can claim the high ground and if they lose he’ll tell some story about how the Democrats cheated and he needs to confirm a justice to protect America or some similar bullshit. The only risk is whether they can get someone through quick enough to mess with the election fight which will inevitably end up in the Supreme Court.

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Knowing Republicans they'll just install someone anyway and dare the Democrats to do anything to stop it.

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7 minutes ago, Davo said:

It’ll be interesting to see how the Republicans play this.

The R controlled senate refused to confirm Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016 because it was as election year and “the people should decide”. I fully expect them to be hypocrites and claim things are somehow different this time but the timing of their move is important.

If they rush through a justice before the election then they’ll need pretty much all of the Republican senators to tow the line. That exposes a bunch who are at risk of losing their seats. Susan Collins copped a lot when she voted to confirm Boofin’ Brett Kavanaugh and this could be the tipping point for a few more in a senate that’s looking more and more likely to turn blue. If they go down this path it’s pretty much guaranteed Trump is bringing in someone to back up his election shithousery.

My guess is they’ll wait until after the election but before the next Congress is sworn in. That way they shield the senate from having to publicly back someone. Mitch McConnell can even play the good guy and say they’ll honour what they did four years ago and hold off until after the election. If they win he can claim the high ground and if they lose he’ll tell some story about how the Democrats cheated and he needs to confirm a justice to protect America or some similar bullshit. The only risk is whether they can get someone through quick enough to mess with the election fight which will inevitably end up in the Supreme Court.

There seems to be at least three or four Republican Senators that have come out and stated that they will oppose any Trump nominee...Mitt Romney is one.

https://edition.cnn.com/us/live-news/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death-live-updates/h_73403b4eaf42724ec9db79154591d223

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