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  2. byhisello99
    08-02-2015 04:20 PM

    Today's gridlock can be traced directly to the Bork nomination in 1987. Senator Joe Biden (our "post-partisan" VP) led the successful effort to change a Senate review of the nominees' qualifications to judge, to a guessing game about how the nominee would vote on issues of the day.

    The unanimous Brown v Board of Education decision is instructive. Read the record of the Senate Committee investigations of the justices involved. Not a single mention of integration or anything else addressed in the decision.

    Mapp v Ohio was decided by justices who had never been asked during confirmation hearings about the breadth of applicability of the Bill of Rights. Roe v Wade was decided by justices whose views on abortion were never addressed in confirmation.

    The Roberts and Alito hearings are instructive. Both were sitting federal judges at the time of their Senate confirmation hearings. Both records read like impeachment hearings.
  3. SkyBright
    06-28-2015 06:02 AM
    SkyBright commented on Who Owns the Republican Party?
    Hahaha. That was good.
  4. stasis
    06-27-2015 11:24 PM
    stasis commented on Who Owns the Republican Party?
  5. byhisello99
    06-20-2015 08:57 PM
    byhisello99 commented on
    Satire is not a genre understood by the ideologues.
  6. byhisello99
    No pause allowed until everyone acknowledges the perfection of my position.
  7. byhisello99
    05-10-2015 09:37 AM
    There is a coterie of leftist jihadist missionaries from the One and Only True Church of Statism All Others Must Convert or Die that runs roughshod over the entire sub-forum. It's sad, really. Reasoned discourse is impossible without the four or five religious zealots taking over the discussion.

    Yes, I called them religious zealots. Their religion may not involve a God, but it is a religion nonetheless.
  8. titi monkey
    01-23-2015 11:53 PM
    titi monkey commented on The Great State Experiment
  9. Dung
    08-08-2014 01:56 PM
    Dung commented on INTJ religious?
  10. Conotocarius
    06-15-2014 10:45 AM
    Conotocarius commented on The surge failed
    This is the closest thing to brilliance I've seen on the Politics subforum. Impressive.
  11. eagleseven
  12. Brambleshire
    11-20-2013 05:27 PM
    Brambleshire commented on Addressing Rising Health Care Costs
    very correct. What do you mean by tempering yourself?
  13. INTelliJent
  14. acyckowski
    Well put. Not often that the argument is laid out that succinctly.
  15. peter
  16. Dung
    Countries...well, states at least. I don't think the IDF is speaking for an entire country here.
  17. Polymath20
  18. UltraIncredible
  19. Dung
    08-10-2012 05:05 PM
    Dung commented on 9/11 Conspiracy Theory
    It didn't take long :-)
  20. scorpiomover
    Extroverted societies forget about the contribution of the individual.

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