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Democrats to propose legislation expanding the Supreme Court

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The dems say the court is broken and they want to fix it...but the court is not broken...they don't want to fix the court they want a fixed court...but keep in mind Joe does not enjoy a clear mandate with the voters...if they push this through the dems will be a minority party for decades....and the GOP will just change it back...so go ahead stupid libs...do it....do ya feel lucky? Punks.....remember we warned ya...just like we warned Reid....
 

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The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

Opinions?
The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

Opinions?
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The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

Opinions?

I prefer rules, like you said, and justices should have term limits on the SC. A president would be only allowed to vote in 2 justices. 1 for each term , 2 for a death.
 

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The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

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Absolutely not. No compromise with the devil
Change for sake of change does not cut it
 

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Nonsense Americans! The Scotus is already corrupted by judges whose thinking is suitable for 19th. century superstitious beliefs.

If the will of the Scotus is to pervert justice by completely stopping a woman's right to abortion, or allowed unfettered access and use of guns, America will quickly begin to pay a huge price.

Maybe that needs to happen before America can become a normally functioning democracy. (republic blah, blah)

Biden and his big gifts initiatives is likely the last hope. If he fails then the people have already demonstrated that they won't allow corrupt government any longer.

This will almost certainly open the door to fascism in America.

On a bright note though, fascism kept under control by the M.A.D. factor.
 
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The dems say the court is broken and they want to fix it...but the court is not broken...they don't want to fix the court they want a fixed court...but keep in mind Joe does not enjoy a clear mandate with the voters...if they push this through the dems will be a minority party for decades....and the GOP will just change it back...so go ahead stupid libs...do it....do ya feel lucky? Punks.....remember we warned ya...just like we warned Reid....
It is already fixed in their favor. We know how each Dem judge will vote near 100 per cent of the time. That is Progressive socialist. They do not place people with left, center and right wing traditional Democratic Party philosophies. Somehow Repubs put people in who are all over the place in their votes. This is a one of the reasons our nation is in decline.
 

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The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

Opinions?
Absolutely not. No compromise with the devil
Change for sake of change does not cut it
Secede is not the solution. It's a clear victory for fascism or it's defeat of fascism for the foreseeable future.

Such will be Biden's destruction of the American way of greed and income inequality.
Secessionists will always be a small minority that can be dealt with by guns and bullets.
 

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The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

Opinions?

My opinion is that I see no reason whatsoever that we WANT to compromise on this issue.
 

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The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

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Doesn't matter much. The only way they'll achieve either is by getting rid of the filibuster, which will open the floodgates.
 

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The dems say the court is broken and they want to fix it...but the court is not broken...they don't want to fix the court they want a fixed court...but keep in mind Joe does not enjoy a clear mandate with the voters...if they push this through the dems will be a minority party for decades....and the GOP will just change it back...so go ahead stupid libs...do it....do ya feel lucky? Punks.....remember we warned ya...just like we warned Reid....

Do YOU trust the Republicans to have the guts and the follow-through to actually change it back if/when they get power again? My experience with Republicans has always been that they're afraid to use political power because Democrats might say bad things about them.
 

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The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

Opinions?

This is not viable, there is no way the Senate Repubs are going to support allowing Biden to put 2 extra liberal justices on the Court this year. Nor should they, that is not a compromise; it is capitulation. Look, at this point the democrats have no reason to believe the current arrangement is unfair or biased against them. I think the real problem is what the democrats want to do in the future, which is ramming through whatever they can without concern for constitutionality. And they don't want to compromise at all with the GOP, so why should the GOP give away anything for nothing?

And I believe any Repub who supports your 'compromise' is very likely to find himself out of a job as soon as they come up for re-election.
 

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The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

Opinions?

This is not viable, there is no way the Senate Repubs are going to support allowing Biden to put 2 extra liberal justices on the Court this year. Nor should they, that is not a compromise; it is capitulation. Look, at this point the democrats have no reason to believe the current arrangement is unfair or biased against them. I think the real problem is what the democrats want to do in the future, which is ramming through whatever they can without concern for constitutionality. And they don't want to compromise at all with the GOP, so why should the GOP give away anything for nothing?

And I believe any Repub who supports your 'compromise' is very likely to find himself out of a job as soon as they come up for re-election.

For sure. This all points straight at killing the filibuster.
 

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The Democrats proposed today expanding the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices. Obvious the goal being to pack the Supreme Court with four Biden nominees which one could assume would compensate for the two extra justices that President Trump managed to appoint.

While it might seem like this is an all or nothing proposal, it can be tweeked to become a viable compromise.

1) Expand the court by two justices effective in 2022. This gives President Biden and the liberals a guaranteed two Supreme Court seats to fill.

2) Expand the court by another two justices effective in 2025. This would mean that although it is possible that Biden would have two more justices to appoint, it is equally possible a Republican president would get to fill those seats. Or that even if Biden (or another Democrat) was president in 2025, that the GOP might control the Senate giving the GOP input into the filling of the seats.

While expanding the court is NOT my preference, I think this shows that even on the most difficult issue, compromise is doable.

Opinions?

This is not viable, there is no way the Senate Repubs are going to support allowing Biden to put 2 extra liberal justices on the Court this year. Nor should they, that is not a compromise; it is capitulation. Look, at this point the democrats have no reason to believe the current arrangement is unfair or biased against them. I think the real problem is what the democrats want to do in the future, which is ramming through whatever they can without concern for constitutionality. And they don't want to compromise at all with the GOP, so why should the GOP give away anything for nothing?

And I believe any Repub who supports your 'compromise' is very likely to find himself out of a job as soon as they come up for re-election.
I think the real problem, because the GOP will not compromise, is that the Republicans want to do in the future is to do whatever they can without concern for constitutionality.
 

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Democrats want to pick 4 more anti Republican Supreme Court Justices. I saw this a few minutes ago on Fox tv. What do you think?

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They're doing a six month study. It will never happen.
It should never happen. However, there should be some way to make right the seat Mitch McConnell stole from Obama. Republicans suck.
Don’t worry, you’ll soon love the idea of 13 justices
13? Let’s make it 20. Why 13? Racist!
What does the vaulted Constitution say about size of the court?
No idea. I am Not a constitutional expert. Hell make it 100. Let’s expand our Govt even more. I am agreeing with you.
Again you portray yourself as a strict constitutional republic and you don’t know what the document states?
I do? LOL show me where, filthy human. I portray Myself as a logical citizen. You believe men may identify as women. You failed basic biology.
Really, logic and you are mutual exclusive.

In reality you're just some turd posting bullshit looking for another turd to like you.
^^^Triggered^^^ LOL

Try identifying as a man and see how that goes for you
Hardly, don’t flatter yourself.
 

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