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    Re: Just how Crazy is Donald Trump!

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    In the course of 24 hours, you changed your stance and now realize that republicans do have the votes to replace RGB and it's gonna happen. That's progress.

    Keep the dream alive that democrats will expand the court. I understand that everyone needs hope.

    Hilarious It's only just began For every action there is a reaction

    Welcome to your nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    Hilarious It's only just began For every action there is a reaction

    Welcome to your nightmare

    You need to be educated on this:


    If democrats regain power and somehow manage to expand the court....guess what?

    The next time republicans regain power, they'll just pack the court with conservative judges.

    What's the end result?

    The biggest problem with this is that it would forever change the value, position, and statue of the Supreme Court. The court could theoretically continue swelling with each and every shift in government… thereby acting as an extension of Congress as opposed to an independent body. The Supreme Court is designed to move slowly than the people, however, if Congress were to be able to inflate the number of justices with each election…then the very power of the court would be forever diluted.

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    Re: Just how Crazy is Donald Trump!

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    You need to be educated on this:


    If democrats regain power and somehow manage to expand the court....guess what?

    The next time republicans regain power, they'll just pack the court with conservative judges.

    What's the end result?

    The biggest problem with this is that it would forever change the value, position, and statue of the Supreme Court. The court could theoretically continue swelling with each and every shift in government… thereby acting as an extension of Congress as opposed to an independent body. The Supreme Court is designed to move slowly than the people, however, if Congress were to be able to inflate the number of justices with each election…then the very power of the court would be forever diluted.
    Still think it's a good idea or wait til after. Nov 3
    After all it's what the Republican Senators did in 2016.

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    Re: Just how Crazy is Donald Trump!

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    Major United States airlines plan to make a last-ditch bid to persuade Congress to grant them a new $25bn bailout to help avert thousands of employee furloughs set to begin October 1, even as a separate $25bn in government loans for the sector sits untapped.

    The chief executives of American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways and major aviation unions were scheduled to hold a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon calling for a six-month extension of a payroll support programme that consisted primarily of grants in exchange for keeping workers on the payroll.

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    Having wrested hard-won independence from a monarch, the founders of our nation sought to form a new union where executive power was constrained by other branches of government. They did so knowing that men are not angels, and believing that through a system of checks and balances that set “ambition against ambition,” a fledgling democracy could survive, even thrive.

    That beautiful construct has been put to the test by a president who neither understands nor respects our constitutional scheme or the value of democratic governance.


    When Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017, I was confident that our Constitution and democratic institutions, which had survived the Civil War, terrorist attacks, economic crises and more, could withstand an unscrupulous president. What I did not foresee was the awful degree to which the party of the president would surrender its institutional responsibilities in order to protect its hold on power — and the extent to which this abdication would leave such a president unconstrained.

    As we survey the wreckage of the past 3½ years, it’s apparent that the foundation of our democracy has been shaken. Trump has sought to turn the instruments of government to his personal and political advantage, and to an astonishing degree, he has been successful.

    He has extorted a foreign partner for dirt on his political opponent, a scheme for which he was impeached. He has interfered in prosecutions of his closest friends and allies, and abused the pardon and commutation powers to help political friends. He has painted the press as the “enemy of the people,” violated the Hatch Act, usurped Congress’ power of the purse to build a wall Congress did not fund, and retaliated against whistleblowers and inspectors general who exposed his wrongdoing and that of others.


    Instead of being constrained by norms, Trump has acted as a stress test for our system of checks and balances, probing for where his powers are greatest and accountability is weakest.

    Trump is not the first president to seek to accumulate power and punish his enemies. When the crimes of Richard Nixon came to light after Watergate, Congress went to work to prevent such abuses from happening again. In what became known as the post-Watergate reforms, Congress created new checks and balances, including campaign finance reform, disclosure and transparency requirements for public servants, and privacy protections. Congress also established new oversight mechanisms, including the intelligence committees.

    At every turn, we have fought Trump’s abuses in the House, in the courts, and in an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. And today, we are taking the next step by introducing the first major democracy reform package since Watergate, the Protecting Our Democracy Act. Dozens of members and committees have contributed to this package and its proposals.

    These reforms are just the beginning, not the end, of our work to protect and strengthen the guardrails of our democracy, against Trump and future presidents from either party who seek to abuse their power. Our reforms are built on three pillars and they are built to last.

    First, we must prevent abuses of presidential power. The president is granted immense authority under the Constitution, but it’s not without limit or accountability. Our reforms would prevent the abuse of the pardon power, as Trump has done when he gave or dangled pardons to his cronies, and make clear that corrupt pardons can be prosecuted as bribery. It would also create a mechanism to enforce the constitutional prohibition on emoluments, which Trump has blatantly disregarded to enrich himself and his family.

    Second, we must restore our system of checks and balances, the bedrock of our constitutional system, and ensure accountability and transparency. Our reforms would address a president’s efforts to run out the clock on oversight by providing for expedited enforcement of congressional subpoenas and fines for officials who refuse to cooperate. It would reassert the power of the purse, Congress’ authority over spending, and prevent the abuse of presidential emergency powers.

    Finally, we need to protect our elections from foreign interference, because Americans must decide American elections. Our reforms would require political campaigns to report to the FBI suspicious foreign contacts or offers of assistance, and clarify that dirt on an opponent is a “thing of value” that campaigns are prohibited from soliciting or receiving from foreign powers.

    These reforms may not be signed into law under this president, but I am confident that they will become law under a future administration, and will soon become enshrined into our understanding of American democracy, just as the post-Watergate reforms did.

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    Over recent days President trump has vocalized multiple times that he will not accept the result of the election should he lose.

    There are Republican plans afoot to essentially create a coup in the USA by tossing out all ballots as a hoax and win via the electoral college. The electoral college will be stuffed with voters sympathetic to Trump. Any challenges to this potential rigged election would have to be decided by the Supreme Court. A Supreme Court that Trump and Republican Senators are desperate to in balance with a rushed, sympathetic nomination.

    Serious Russian plans vocalized by the White House are in place to egg voters into doubting the validity of the election system. It is unlikely the election results will certified on a single night giving time for malign state actors to sew further doubt while attempting to justify a coup.

    Democracy as we know it in the USA is in serious jeopardy this election cycle.

    The only way that Democrats can win this election and return the nation to normalcy is via an overwhelming majority with the aid of defecting Republican politicians who put country ahead of party.

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    Kayleigh McEnany has made a mockery of her promise not to lie. Tuesday’s briefing was case in point.
    The White House press briefing is like a parody of dystopian governance.


    President Donald Trump often tells reporters that big plans of his, such as health care or immigration proposals, will be unveiled in “two weeks.” It’s a tell — when Trump says something is coming in two weeks, you know it’s almost certainly not coming at all.

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