Senate The U.S. Politics thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    This questioning of Hillary is nonsense. She will not get into any trouble and all either side is doing is scoring points. The GOP is especially being silly as they amke little snippy comments about Obama rather than just ask questions about the situation.
  2. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Marco Rubio didn't get the memo about being a jerk, apparently. His questions seemed pretty intelligent and aimed more at actually finding things out (and indeed, in watching her testimony to his questions, I learned something) than in grandstanding.

    The rest of them are morons.
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  3. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    The appropriate response to "killing Bin Laden didn't end al-Qaeda" should be "Yeah, well it's more than you people accomplished".
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  4. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    lots of robo-emoting going on in that hearing.
  5. Ghost Chosen One

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    Rand Paul was absolutely ridiculous, saying how he'd be punishing her if he were President, and then asking bizarre questions like "are we shipping arms from Libya to Turkey?"

    Paul is truly a megalomaniacal moron.

    Ron Johnson was out of line too.

    Hillary was great.



    In other news...

    * U.S. military will now officially allow Women in combat

    * the House voted to raise the debt ceiling until May

    * 62% of Americans support citizenship for illegal immigrants

    * 70% of Americans support Roe v Wade (and only 9% support outlawing all abortion without exceptions)

    * Catholic hospital argues that a fetus is not a person in court
  6. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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  7. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    do you guys really think that roe v. wade would ever actually be overturned?
  8. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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    It's still a distinct possiblity right now with as conservative as the SC is at the moment. And you never know how Justices will vote should the issue come before them again.
  9. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    That's my thought, especially if the GOP wins in 2016 and that President has the opportunity to appoint a couple of justices as conservative as Roberts or Alito.
  10. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Well considering John Roberts basically upheld Obamacare, I think he'd also be rather reluctant to do something as drastic as to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  11. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    i dunno folks, i just don't see it happening.
  12. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    No.
  13. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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    Also, we really truly don't know how Kagan or Sotomayor would vote should the issue come up again. Just because a Justice is named to the Court by a President of a particular party doesn't mean he or she necessarily shares all facets of that President's ideology (see the recently retired Justices David Souter and John Paul Stevens for example.)
  14. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    IMO Ginsberg is one of the best justices we've had.
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  15. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    She's a Clinton appointee.
  16. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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  17. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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    Proves the point.
  18. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Haven't most "defections" been in the conservative-to-liberal direction?

    And to bring up a different topic, this guy is optimistic that the gridlock in Congress will be broken, reasoning that Republicans no longer have an incentive for engaging in scorched-earth obstructionism: http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-ka...snt-coming-to-washington-its-already-arrived/
  19. Yoda_S Force Ghost

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    Nope.
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  20. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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  21. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    she was on fox news?
  22. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    This gives her more time to do reality shows about illegally shooting moose in Alaska.
  23. Ghost Chosen One

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    President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak to "60 Minutes" together in their first-ever joint interview, the White House announced Friday.

    Communications director Dan Pfeiffer said that the interview will air Sunday. "60 Minutes" noted that it will be Obama's first interview with anyone besides Michelle Obama.



    Now I need to find out what channel is CBS here... :p
  24. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    "gotta prop up my friend. you know, redefine, re-contextualize, set that record 'straight' etc."
  25. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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    According to CNN, Saxby Chambliss has decided to retire at the end of his term in the Senate
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