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  1. Henry Racette Contributor

    Noah, on the question of whether it’s hypocrisy for the current Senate to hold a confirmation hearing this year, after not holding one in 2016: “It’s hypocrisy. And we can agree that it’s hypocrisy.”

    Well, no. It isn’t hypocrisy.

    There have been a few times lately when I’ve found myself in agreement with Noah, who is without question a smart, if insufferable, young man. It’s reassuring to once again think he’s full of beans, and so to have restored the status quo ante.

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    • September 27, 2020, at 2:12 PM PDT
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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Its not hypocrisy at all. Its politics. Had Obama had the votes in 2016, he would’ve put his guy on the bench. He didnt so the senate wasnt going to waste anyone’s time with hearings.

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    • September 27, 2020, at 9:24 PM PDT
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  3. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Noah, on the question of whether it’s hypocrisy for the current Senate to hold a confirmation hearing this year, after not holding one in 2016: “It’s hypocrisy. And we can agree that it’s hypocrisy.”

    Well, no. It isn’t hypocrisy.

    There have been a few times lately when I’ve found myself in agreement with Noah, who is without question a smart, if insufferable, young man. It’s reassuring to once again think he’s full of beans, and so to have restored the status quo ante.

    In 2016 the Senate advised and consented on Garland. Their advice to Obama was we are not going to vote or confirm.

    This past week, the Senate’s advice on Barrett: let’s vote and confirm!

    Some people don’t understand separation of powers.

     

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    • September 28, 2020, at 12:33 AM PDT
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  4. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Its not hypocrisy at all. Its politics. Had Obama had the votes in 2016, he would’ve put his guy on the bench. He didnt so the senate wasnt going to waste anyone’s time with hearings.

    bingo

    exactly

     

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    • September 28, 2020, at 12:34 AM PDT
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  5. rdowhower Coolidge

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Noah, on the question of whether it’s hypocrisy for the current Senate to hold a confirmation hearing this year, after not holding one in 2016: “It’s hypocrisy. And we can agree that it’s hypocrisy.”

    Well, no. It isn’t hypocrisy.

    There have been a few times lately when I’ve found myself in agreement with Noah, who is without question a smart, if insufferable, young man. It’s reassuring to once again think he’s full of beans, and so to have restored the status quo ante.

    The TDS speaks loudly in Noah. And you’re correct, he is insufferable. I withhold judgment on his intelligence because he has so often demonstrated that he is otherwise.

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    • September 28, 2020, at 4:59 AM PDT
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  6. EDISONPARKS Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Noah, on the question of whether it’s hypocrisy for the current Senate to hold a confirmation hearing this year, after not holding one in 2016: “It’s hypocrisy. And we can agree that it’s hypocrisy.”

    Well, no. It isn’t hypocrisy.

    There have been a few times lately when I’ve found myself in agreement with Noah, who is without question a smart, if insufferable, young man. It’s reassuring to once again think he’s full of beans, and so to have restored the status quo ante.

    In 2016 the Senate advised and consented on Garland. Their advice to Obama was we are not going to vote or confirm.

    This past week, the Senate’s advice on Barrett: let’s vote and confirm!

    Some people don’t understand separation of powers.

     

    The (D)’s say let’s wait until after the election ….

    Elections do matter …. in the present.

    Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland was not confirmed because the people spoke through the midterm election of 2014 to have the Senate remain an (R) majority.

    In the 2018 mid term election the (R) again retained a majority in the Senate. If the Senate votes to confirm Barrett then the people once again have spoken, through the midterm election of 2018.

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    • September 28, 2020, at 6:36 AM PDT
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