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This is a very high probability scenario:

--There will be heavy pressure on the GOP to consider an appointment before the Nov. 2016 elections, but assuming the GOP holds out

--The Senate majority will be won by the democrats in Nov. 2016 (75%)

--The democrats will win the Presidency in Nov. 2016 (60%)

--Compounding those probabilities the GOP stands a 10% chance of blocking a democrat appointee by both holding the Senate and winning the Presidency (0.40*0.25)
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Here is the reality folks:  FACT is there should be no diff between a Rep or Dim on the SCOTUS bench.  Their SINGULAR job is to decide upon where or not that when appears before the USSC is in compliance with the US Constitution or not...no more, no less!  Sadly its drifted far far from the that.

How far we have fallen .......  **nononono*
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mystery wrote:
"This should make the debate very interesting tonight"

Justice Scalia, RIP.

When the question gets asked, as it surely will, Donald Trump ought to point and say, "Once inaugurated, I will immediately nominate Senator Ted Cruz to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia....."

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Fight over Scalia replacement heats up as Democrats demand vote this year

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/13/fight-over-antonin-scalia-replacement-heats-democr/

The battle over replacing Justice Antonin Scalia was already underway Saturday afternoon, an unseemly few hours after news of his death shook Washington, with Democrats insisting President Obama should be able to name a quick replacement.

With the court now divided between four Republican-appointed justices and four Democratic picks, Mr. Obama would have a chance to tilt the bench decidedly to the left, and liberal lawmakers said he should have that chance.


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This is our ruthless enemy people. Couldn't have jumped on this any faster than if they'd known about it ahead of time. They can smell the power and control ebbing in their direction.
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This will be the biggest get-out-the-vote issue for Democrats this year.  Hillary is dancing a jig, she knows the Republicans holding firm in the Senate - the massive hullabaloo it will cause in the media - gets her people to the polls, particularly blacks who feel the Senate is dissing their homie.
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Fox reporting that Obama will nominate someone soon..
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How history can pivot on a dime.   

It is most likely, that the next President will be the one confirming Scalia's replacement. We are about to find out that the biggest issue of this election is not immigration, or the great great Wall somebody is promising, or  how best to defeat ISIS or keep jobs in America and Taxes low. But How to retain a 5/4 SCOTUS, and assure a 6/3 if another appointment opens up.     Trump saying his pro-abortion sister would make a great Supreme Court Judge, could come back to haunt him beginning at tonight's debate. 
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This is our ruthless enemy people. Couldn't have jumped on this any faster than if they'd known about it ahead of time. They can smell the power and control ebbing in their direction.

The fifth activist leftist on the Court removes any chance of a change in direction even if Republicans win everything.  Such a court will find a right to health care and open, unfettered immigration and a living wage in the Constitution and force the government to fund it.  Game over.
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This will be the biggest get-out-the-vote issue for Democrats this year.  Hillary is dancing a jig, she knows the Republicans holding firm in the Senate - the massive hullabaloo it will cause in the media - gets her people to the polls, particularly blacks who feel the Senate is dissing their homie.

Yep, especially if the nominee is the minority scenario you mentioned in the previous post.
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JUST IN: @POTUS will nominate someone to replace Justice Antonin #Scalia on the Supreme Court, sources tell CNN
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How history can pivot on a dime.   

It is most likely, that the next President will be the one confirming nominating  Scalia's replacement.

Cruz for the Supreme Court!!!  I believe President Trump will make that nomination.
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Fox reporting that Obama will nominate someone soon..

FOX also said it is unlikely that anyone nominated will be affirmed, and that task will most likely fall on the next President. So it's not time to panic.   Not to be crude, and my deepest condolences to the Scalia family, but the timing may actually be good for this election cycle.  Having us focus deeper on a candidate's conservative history and what they will actually do after they take the oath of office,  and not just stump speech promises.
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Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement.
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JUST IN: @POTUS will nominate someone to replace Justice Antonin #Scalia on the Supreme Court, sources tell CNN

Wow, ramrod was an understatement. They don't even put up a pretense anymore, just full steam ahead.
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Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement.
5:27 PM - 13 Feb 2016

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To be honest, Trump's statement is far more respectful.

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The Senate better not adjourn for the next 11 months or Obama will do a recess appt
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The Senate better not adjourn for the next 11 months or Obama will do a recess appt

Issa just pointed out that the senats term is up Jan 17 but obama's term is until jan 20... so the marxist will have 3 days to appoint someone

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Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement.
5:27 PM - 13 Feb 2016

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To be honest, Trump's statement is far more respectful.


I agree.  Trump has expressed the depth of America's loss.  Cruz gave a politician's knee jerk response.   **nononono*
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Issa just pointed out that the senats term is up Jan 17 but obama's term is until jan 20... so the marxist will have 3 days to appoint someone

I was listening too...Obama is bound and determine to get someone in there before he leaves
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Issa just pointed out that the senats term is up Jan 17 but obama's term is until jan 20... so the marxist will have 3 days to appoint someone

Even if Sparky attempts this .... wouldn't a recess appointment hold only until a replacement can be decided by the Senate's vote?
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Even if Sparky attempts this .... wouldn't a recess appointment hold only until a replacement can be decided by the Senate's vote?

Not sure...anyone?
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We will have civil war if the second amendment is overturned
hell we will probably have it  anyways   :shrug:

I don't see a constitutional convention unless we get organized enough
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The fifth activist leftist on the Court removes any chance of a change in direction even if Republicans win everything.  Such a court will find a right to health care and open, unfettered immigration and a living wage in the Constitution and force the government to fund it.  Game over.
yep.....game over. 2/13/16 the day they won officially.


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As Glenn Beck has been saying the last few weeks - One more SCOTUS nominee will change everything.  As everyone has already said - this is NOT good. An ill wind is blowing... 
We will soon find out how much of a Republican senate we really have.
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We will have civil war if the second amendment is overturned
hell we will probably have it  anyways   :shrug:

I don't see a constitutional convention unless we get organized enough

They will chip it away in pieces.

I tell you, the Democrats will rip this country into pieces, go to war - literally, on the streets - to get this appointment. If the Republican Senate delays or rejects the appointment, there will be violence.
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